Lady Bulldogs fall to Glasgow 55-31 despite getting 11 points from Madison Matney
The New Franklin boys basketball team moved into a first place tie in the CAC by knocking off the conference’s only unbeaten team Friday night on the road by a score of 58-45.
The Bulldogs, improving to 11-4 overall and 5-1 in league play, opened up a three point lead after one against Glasgow at 12-9 and then outscored the Yellowjackets 16-14 in the second to go into the half on top 28-23. Glasgow never got any closer in the ballgame as New Franklin came out in the third quarter with a 16-10 advantage to extend the lead to 44-33. Meanwhile, in the final period, New Franklin held a 14-12 scoring edge to win the game by 13.
New Franklin coach Ross Dobson said he was pleased with the defensive effort the boys put forth. “It was a team effort and they really wanted to work together and play for one another to get this victory,” Dobson said. “We have a few things we need to work on overall but they took care of the ball which was one of our goals for the game. We have to be ready to go and focused mentally for a big week at the Sturgeon Tournament.”
Mason Bailey had 24 points to lead all scorers for New Franklin. Bailey Lyons chipped in 10 while Tyler Perkins added nine, Gavin Bishop seven, Carter Bailey six and Kolby Anson with two.
For Glasgow, Adris Hamilton had 22 and Kabyl McMillan with 11.
Glasgow (G) 55
New Franklin 31
The New Franklin girls basketball team, minus two starters for the rest of the season, put up a good fight for two quarters Friday night on the road against the Glasgow Lady Yellowjackets in CAC action.
But in the end, the Lady Yellowjackets were just too strong down the stretch while outscoring New Franklin 25-7 for a 55-31 victory.
The Lady Bulldogs, dropping to 4-11 overall and 1-4 in the CAC, trailed Glasgow by six (12-6) after first period’s end before rallying back with a 18-16 advantage in the second to make it a two point ballgame at 28-24. Meanwhile, in the third quarter, Glasgow surged ahead again by outscoring New Franklin 13-7 to extend the lead back up to 10 at 41-31. The Lady Bulldogs never got any closer as Glasgow outscored New Franklin 14-0 in the final period for the victory.
New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said the girls were within striking distance only down by four at the break. “I started seeing a little more fatigue from our girls in the second half,” Vetter said. “We put up a good fight, but could battle their size inside.”
Abby Littrell led three players in double figures for Glasgow with 22 points. Jaden Monnig chipped in 12 while Kristin Stockhorst added 10.
For New Franklin, Madison Matney was the only player in double figures with 11 while Sydney Dowell, Lilly Oser and Lauren Evans added six points each and Jordan Leighton with two.
Glasgow was also 4 for 4 from the foul line while New Franklin hit only 2 of 7 shots.