Lady Bulldogs improve to 8-2 with 24-9 win over Keytesville

The New Franklin boys and girls junior high basketball teams picked up two conference wins on the road Tuesday night at Keytesville, winning by the scores of 31-13 and 24-9, respectively.
The Lady Bulldogs, improving to 8-2 on the season, outscored Keytesville in each of the four quarters of play and led 10-4 at the half and 18-9 after three quarters of play. New Franklin also held a 6-0 advantage in the final period to win by 15.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said this was a good team effort. “We struggled to score early, but kept battling defensively,” McGowan said. “There wasn’t a flow to the game because of a lot of fouls, but we continued to work hard and finally got some shots to fall.”
Jordan Winningham and Jasmine Himmelberg each had nine points in the game for New Franklin while Kacie White added four points and Lilly Oser with two.
Keytesville was led by Emily Medlin with four points.
As for the New Franklin boys, they led Keytesville 18-10 at the half and 30-13 after three quarters of play. The Bulldogs also scored the only point in the final period.
Kaleb Anderton paced all scorers in the game for New Franklin, who improved to 6-4 on the season, with 13 points. Austin Jones chipped in seven while Philip Udinyiwe added four, Hunter Rohlfing with three, Brendan Hundley with two and Austin Ivy and Kenny Boggs with one point each.
For Keytesville, Barry Sanders had five points.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said the boys overcame a slow start to the game to come out on top.