The New Franklin Lady Bulldogs basketball team was due for a big game.
That time came Thursday night on the road against the Jamestown Eagles as New Franklin led from start to finish en route to a convincing 46-34 victory.
As for the New Franklin boys, they fell against the state-ranked Jamestown Eagles in a low scoring game by a score of 39-31.
The Lady Bulldogs, improving to 6-14 on the season, came out and dominated the first half while leading Jamestown 29-14. However, in the second half, the Lady Eagles outscored New Franklin 20-17 to cut the lead to single digits.
New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said this was a great team win. “This was a good way to end the week and a great way to start the beginning of next week,” Vetter said. “We have a big three game week coming up-all-conference games-plus Homecoming next Friday against Glasgow. We look forward to the challenge ahead of us.”
Senior Madison Matney appears to be ready after pouring in 26 points Thursday night against Jamestown, 16 of which came in the first half.
Lilly Oser also picked up where she left off earlier in the week against Sturgeon after tossing in 15 points with another 12 against the Lady Eagles. Lauren Evans had the only other points in the game for New Franklin with eight points.
New Franklin also hit on 6 of 8 shot attempts in the game.
As for the scoring for Jamestown, Blake Scholl had 20 while Chiane Harland added nine points.
In the boys game, the Bulldogs were right where they wanted to be against Jamestown while trailing by just one (9-8) after one and 19-17 at the break. New Franklin was also within striking distance at the end of the third period while trailing by just four at 29-25. However, in the final period, the Eagles put some distance between them and New Franklin with a 10-6 advantage for the victory.
New Franklin coach Ross Dobson said all of the boys came to play as a team and they really put individual accomplishments aside and worked together. “I am pleased with oue efforts overall,” Dobson said. “Towards the end of the game we made a few mistakes, but we can learn from those. Now we need to focus on conference play for the remaining of the season.”
Austin Flippin had 14 points and Garrett Wolfe 10 to lead Jamestown.
For New Franklin, who dropped to 13-7 on the season, Mason Bailey was the only player in double figures with 10. Tyler Perkins chipped in seven while Bailey Lyons and Carter Bailey added six points each and Gavin Bishop with two.