The New Franklin boys and girls basketball teams put on a good show Tuesday night in the opening round of the 87th annual Glasgow Invitational Tournament.
For the Lady Bulldogs, they defeated Marceline 53-37 for their second win of the season in as many games. As for the New Franklin boys, they won their first game after dropping their season opener last week against Fayette by beating Westran 47-26.
In other games Tuesday night in the tournament, No. 2 Madison girls upended No. 7 Westran 56-38 while the No. 3 Slater boys won 62-50 over Madison.
The Lady Bulldogs, 2-0 on the season, actually trailed Marceline 10-9 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 15-7 advantage in the second to go up 24-17. Meanwhile, in the third quarter, Marceline rallied back again with a 14-10 scoring edge to cut the lead to three at 34-31 only to have New Franklin pull away in the fourth by outscoring the Lady Tigers 19-6.
New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said the girls struggled in the first half, but started to pick things back up in the second half.
“Overall I am happy with the way the girls responded after such a slow start,” Vetter said. “I thought all of them made adjustments individually which gave us the lead late in the third early in the fourth.”
Madison Matney had the game-high for New Franklin with 17 points along with seven rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Grace Hundley finished the game with 16 points and 11 rebounds along with three steals and three assists while Shelby Breshears added 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals, Lauren Evans five points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal, Madelyn Chaney three points and one rebound, Jordan Leighton and Lilly Oser each with two rebounds, Campbell Cooper one steal and one assist and Sydney Dowell with one steal.
As for the New Franklin boys, they led Westran from start to finish while taking a 25-15 lead into the half. The Bulldogs also outscored Westran 22-11 in the final-two periods to win by 21.
New Franklin coach Ross Dobson said the team had a good overall performance from many people tonight.  
“We had multiple guys in double digits which increases our overall threat as a team when multiple guys are able to score in double digits,” Dobson said. “With us limiting our turnovers to only eight and controlling the boards offensively and defensively we were able to build a solid lead against a Westran team that were missing a few guys due to injures.”
Mason Bailey led three players in double figures for New Franklin with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Gavin Bishop chipped in 11 points and three rebounds while Tyler Perkins added 10 points and three rebounds, Bailey Lyons nine points and seven rebounds, Aden Jones two points and three rebounds and Jackson Dorson one point and one rebound.
Dale had the team-high for Westran with 11 points.