Fort Dale Academy senior Chip Taylor joined the school’s 1,000 point club on Thursday. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)
Fort Dale Academy senior Chip Taylor joined the school’s 1,000 point club on Thursday. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

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FDA’s Taylor tops 1,000

Published 2:15pm Friday, January 17, 2014

Fort Dale Academy senior Chip Taylor is the newest member of Fort Dale Academy’s 1,000 point club.

Taylor reached the milestone Thursday night during the Eagles’ 62-56 win over Hooper Academy in Hope Hull.

The Greenville native scored a team-high 24 points in the victory on the strength of a 7-for-16 effort from the field. He also connected on 10-of-15 free-throw attempts. It was a free throw in the first quarter of the contest that gave Taylor his 1,000 point.  He also pulled down a team-best 13 rebounds to record a double-double.

Ryan Burkett scored 16 points for the Eagles and tallied eight steals.

Taylor Thomas scored seven points and Hayden Davis and Tyler Gibson each had four points.

The win came on the heels of a 50-42 road win over Escambia Academy on Tuesday.

Taylor and Burkett led the Eagles with 15 points each. Thomas chipped in 14 points.

Fort Dale (11-8, 3-0) will be back in action Tuesday when it travels to Morgan Academy. Junior varsity action begins at 4 p.m.


Free throws lift FDA to win

Fort Dale converted 6-of-6 free throw attempts in the final 1:22 of its contest with Hooper Academy to score a 39-33 win Thursday night in Hope Hull.

The Lady Eagles (10-8, 3-0) were 10-of-19 from the free throw line on the night.

Ashton Scott led the Fort Dale offensive charge with 16 points. She was 7-for-12 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free throw line.

AnJoy Castleberry scored nine points and sank the Lady Eagles’ only three-pointer. She also had four assists and three steals.

Hannah Johnson had six points, four rebounds and four steals in the victory.

The win was the second in a row for Fort Dale. The Lady Eagles defeated Escambia Academy 42-32 on the road Tuesday night.

Mary Sanford Perdue led Fort Dale with 18 points.

Johnson notched a double-double with 11 points and a team-best 14 rebounds.

Castleberry chipped in eight points, three assists and five steals.

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