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COMMANDERS WIN 1ST EVER REGION TITLE

WATERTOWN -- Friendship Christian won the first region basketball championship in the history of the boys program Thursday night with a 53-48 victory over Red Boiling Springs in the 4A finals at Watertown High.

The Commanders improved to 21-8 and will host Grace Baptist Monday at 7 p.m. in the TSSAA sectional game. Monday night's winner will advance to the Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee Basketball Championships later this month at MTSU's Murphy Center.

Grace Baptist dropped a 73-65 decision to Chattanooga Arts & Science in the Region 3A finals.

TUESDAY NIGHT IN LIVINGSTON -- FCS placed four players in double figures and rode a strong second quarter to eliminate rival Gordonsville 76-58 in the Region 4A semifinals at Livingston Academy.

Leading by one, 17-16 after the first quarter, the Commanders took a 37-29 lead into intermission thanks to a 20-13 second quarter. FCS padded its lead by outscoring the Tigers 20-11 in the third.

Parker Teeter led FCS with 17, Lee Maasen added 16, Hardie Sorrels had 15 and Dalton Patterson 13.

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