The New Franklin boys and girls junior high basketball team christened the new gymnasium Friday night by sweeping the Slater Wildcats by the scores of 50-16 and 46-22, respectively.
The Lady Bulldogs, improving to 7-7 on the season, outscored Slater in all four quarters and led 16-2 after one, 27-10 at the break and 39-18 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the fourth, New Franklin held a 7-4 advantage.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said he was very impressed with the passing that the girls disaplayed in this game. “We had some very nice passes in transition that led to layups, and we also had some nice passes in halfcourt offense that allowed us to take good shots,” McGowan said. “It was a very unselfish effort on the part of the girls and led to very good results, so hopefully it will continue for the remainder of the season.”
Abby Maupin led a balanced scoring attack for New Franklin with 13 points.
Carly Dorson chipped in 10 while Faith Painter added six, Addy Salmon and Justice Singleton each with four, Hermione Pierce with three and Dakota Clark, Abagail Griffin and Autumn Nichols with two points apiece.
As for the New Franklin boys, they led Slater from the opening tip as well by taking a 26-10 lead into the half. The Bulldogs also outscored Slater 24-6 in the second half.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said the boys got off to a slow start. “It may have been the new gym’s atmosphere that gof us off, but we picked it up in the second and third quarters and played well,” Schlotzhauer said. “Our bench also did a nice job of coming in and competing when our first five didn’t get us off to the best start.”
Caleb Hull had the high game for New Franklin, who improved to 2-2 on the season, with 11 points. Keaton Eads chipped in seven while Blake Evans and Tre Cowans added six points each, Landon Belstle five, Brett Boggs and Sammy Marshall each with four and Tyler Jennings and Zac Vollrath each with two.
New Franklin wins two against Harrisburg in middle school basketball
The New Franklin boys and girls junior high basketball team doubled up Harrisburg on the road Thursday night.
While the Lady Bulldogs defeated Harrisburg by a score of 45-1, the New Franklin boys also won easily against the Bulldogs 50-15.
The New Franklin girls, improving to 6-7 on the season, led Harrisburg 39-0 through three quarters of play and then outscored the Lady Bulldogs 6-1 in the fourth.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said this was a nice win for the girls. “It was good to see us shoot so well and hopefully that will continue for the rest of the season,” McGowan said.
Abby Maupin led three players in double figures for New Franklin with 13 points. Addy Salmon tossed in 11 points while Faith Painter added 10, Hermione Pierce five, Justice Singleton four and Autumn Nichols with two.
As for the New Franklin boys, they also led Harrisburg from start to finish. While outscoring the Bulldogs in all four quarters, New Franklin led 16-7 after one, 26-12 at the half and 46-15 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the fourth with a running clock, New Franklin held a 4-0 advantage.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said the boys did a good job of putting pressure on Harrisburg. “We really set the pace, especially after the first few minutes,” Schlotzhauer said. “We executed our offense and took solid shots all night. I was very pleased with how we played tonight.”
Brett Boggs led a balanced scoring attack for New Franklin, who improved to 12-2 on the season, with 12 points.
Clayton Wilmsmeyer and Blake Evans finished the game with six points each while Tyler Jennings, Landon Belstle and Tre Cowans tallied five points each, Sammy Marshall four and Keaton Eads, Tiernan Hoover and Caleb Hull each with two points.
Harrisburg was led by Jimmy Ott with five points.