The New Franklin boys junior high basketball team kept its record perfect for the season by beating Glasgow 46-27 in the opening round of the CAC Tournament Tuesday night at Madison.
The Bulldogs, improving to 6-0 on the season, outscored Glasgow in three out of the four quarters and led 10-8 after one, 20-19 at the half and 34-21 after three quarters of play. New Franklin also held a 12-6 advantage in the final period to win by 19.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said hopefully the team learned a huge lesson in the first half against Glasgow. “When we are not physical enough, we can’t play the way that we would like,” Schlotzhauer said. “The entire first half we had trouble rebounding with Glasgow. They were more aggressive and physical than we were. We seemed to do a better job on that in the second half and it showed. I thought we did a great job of moving the ball and playing unselfishly. This group is almost too unselfish at times. We moved the ball too much in the first half and gave away quite a few good looks doing so. We should be very proud of our defensive intensity. I love watching our guys compete on that end of the floor.”
Tre Cowans had the high game for New Franklin with 14 points. Caleb Hull chipped in 12 while Blake Evans added seven, Sammy Marshall six, Brett Boggs, Keaton Eads and Zac Vollrath each with two and Tyler Jennings with one.
Glasgow was led by Connor Schaefer with seven points.
Glasgow (G) 22
New Franklin 12
Brenna Hubbard scored a game-high 10 points, and the Glasgow girls outscored New Franklin in all four quarters Tuesday night in the opening round of the CAC Tournament at Madison.
The Lady Bulldogs, dropping to 3-3 on the season, trailed Glasgow 6-2 after one, 12-6 at the half and 17-10 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Lady Yellowjackets outscored New Franklin 5-2.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said the girls struggled in a couple of areas throughout this game. “Offensively, we had a tough time getting organized and getting all of the players to move together,” McGowan said. “Defensively, we didn’t adjust very well to what Glasgow was trying to do and we were caught out of position on a number of different occasions. I thought the girls played hard throughout the game which was nice to see, but we need to improve in certain areas in order to be a consistently good team.”
Abby Maupin had six points to lead all scorers for New Franklin. Carly Dorson chipped in four points while Justice Singleton added two points.