The New Franklin boys and girls basketball teams had the perfect conference opener Tuesday night while hosting the Keytesville Tigers.
While the Lady Bulldogs defeated Keytesville 55-34, the New Franklin boys jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter en route to a 56-14 victory.
The New Franklin girls, improving to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the CAC, led Keytesville 30-9 at the half and then matched the Lady Tigers with 25 points in the final-two periods for the victory.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said he was pretty pleased with the offensive execution throughout this game.
“We missed some good shots, especially early in the game, but it seemed like we were in the correct spots the majority of the time,” McGowan said. “We really must finish games better than we did this one, though. We had the opportunity to play some of our more inexperienced players and they struggled to end the game. I would like to see them be more successful in the opportunities that they are given and progress as basketball players.”
Junior Aly Hundley led the scoring attack for New Franklin with 16 points along with four steals, three assists and two rebounds.
Jasmyne Boggs finished the game with 10 points, six rebounds, three steals and one assist while Madi Lyons added nine points, four steals, three assists and one rebound, Derian Dodson with eight points, seven rebounds and two steals, Aislinn Himmelberg with eight points, five steals and three assists, Brittany Anderson with two points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist, Sara Montgomery with two points, two rebounds and two assists and Jordan Winningham with two rebounds and one steal.
For Keytesville, Shayla Calvert had 12 points.
The Lady Bulldogs also finished the game shooting 41 percent from the field and 100 percent from the foul line.
For the New Franklin boys, they led Keytesville 17-0 after one, 35-11 at the half and 54-12 after three quarters of play.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said the boys played a good game on both ends. “I thought we controlled the tempo of the game, which we really want to start to do as a team,” Schlotzhauer said. “We spread the ball around and got a lot of people involved on the offensive end. We also played fairly well on defense as a group.”
Senior Tyler White led eight players in scoring for New Franklin, 2-3 overall, with 15 points. Tanner White tossed in 13, Dalton Welbern seven, Tyler Hull six, Jacob Hendrix five, Ryley Lyons and Matt Anderton each with four and Zach Evans with two.
Keytesville was led by Russell Shaw with five points.