Lady Bulldogs fall to Glasgow, 16-13
The New Franklin boys freshmen basketball team moved one step closer to the championship in the CAC Tournament in Sturgeon after knocking off Glasgow Wednesday night by a score of 34-22.
As for the New Franklin girls freshmen basketball team, they fell to Glasgow by a score of 16-13.
The Bulldog boys led Glasgow 16-6 at the half and 23-12 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, New Franklin outscored Glasgow 11-10 to win the game by 12.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said the boys played a solid first half, other than missing some easy looks.
“Our defense lapsed in the second half and Glasgow played us pretty evenly,” Schlotzhauer said. “We must learn to finish games better in the future.”
Cabel McMillan had 10 points to lead all scorers for Glasgow.
For New Franklin, Austin Jones tallied 12 while Mason Bailey and Brendan Hundley added six points each, Bailey Lyons and Sid Hendrix each with four points and Aden Jones with two.
The New Franklin boys will play for the title tonight against the winner of Sturgeon-Madison.
As for the New Franklin girls, they trailed Glasgow 6-2 after one, 11-4 at the half and 13-6 after three quarters of play. However, in the final period, New Franklin still managed to make a game of it by outscoring the Lady Yellowjackets 7-3 to cut the lead to three.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said this was a frustrating night for the girls.
“Glasgow’s pressure really gave us problems throughout the game, so we must credit them for their effort,” McGowan said. “I really felt throughout the first half that Glasgow was playing harder than we were. We continued to make mistakes handling the ball against their pressure which obviously made it quite difficult to score. We managed to fight back and tie the game, but they hit a three with less than a minute to play and we couldn’t answer. I really think our girls just need to play with more confidence, but at times we are very tentative and are afraid to make a mistake. Experience is a very good teacher, but sometimes lessons are not a lot of fun to learn.”
Glasgow was led by Madisyn Parks with seven, Bailey Fitzgerald with six and Teagan Howell with three.
For New Franklin, Grace Hundley tossed in five points while Kacie White added four and Bailey Young and Sydney Dowell each with two.
The Lady Bulldogs will play in the third place game tonight against either Cairo or Madison.