Cairo boys led New Franklin from start to finish for a 74-55 victory
The New Franklin Lady Bulldogs basketball team had four players in double figures Tuesday night in a 57-35 win over the Cairo Bearcats in CAC action at Cairo.
The Lady Bulldogs, improving to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference, led Cairo 11-9 after one, 30-18 at the half and 44-27 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, New Franklin outscored Cairo 13-8.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said this game was a contrast of styles.
“Cairo wanted to get out and run the floor and shoot threes and we wanted to get into a half-court game to take advantage of our size,” McGowan said. “Our post players did a really nice job of getting good position and taking advantage of it. The guards did a nice job of handling the pressure for the most part and getting us into the positions we needed to be in.”
Madi Lyons had the game-high for New Franklin with 15 points along with five assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Derian Dodson finished the game with 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals and one assist while Jasmyne Boggs added 13 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double along with three assists and one steal, Aislinn Himmelberg with 10 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal, Aly Hundley with five points, nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals, Sara Montgomery with three assists, two steals and one rebound and Brittany Anderson with one assist.
The Lady Bulldogs also finished the game shooting 59 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free-throw line.
For Cairo, Marley Winkler tossed in 14 points.
As for the New Franklin boys, they fell on the road last night against Cairo 74-55.
The Bulldogs, 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the CAC, trailed Cairo 44-29 at the half and 61-44 after three quarters of play. The Bearcats also held a 13-11 advantage in the final period.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said his team got outworked and outplayed tonight.
“Our first quarter was abysmal defensively,” Schlotzhauer said. “You can’t spot a high quality team like Cairo 16 points in the first quarter and expect to win. We settled in and played with them after the first, but had too big of a whole to climb out of.”
Brad Roberts had the high game for Cairo with 24 points.
For New Franklin, Tyler White tossed in 26, Tanner White and Tyler Hull 14 points each, Ronnie Perkins five, Dalton Welbern three and Ryley Lyons with two.