Lady Bulldogs fall 25-19; boys lose 40-18
The New Franklin boys and girls junior high basketball teams had a tough time at home Thursday night in CAC action, losing to the Glasgow Yellowjackets by the scores of 40-18 and 25-19, respectively.
For the Lady Bulldogs, they had a cold first half while trailing Glasgow 8-2 after one and 10-5 at the break. New Franklin also struggled in the third quarter while putting up only four points to trail Glasgow 22-9. However, in the final period, New Franklin began to find its touch by outscoring the Yellowjackets 10-3 to cut the lead to single digits.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said the girls played better in this game but struggled with Glasgow’s post players. “They did a nice job in the paint,” McGowan said. “I thought our girls competed but just weren’t able to score enough to win. We did a better job of passing which led to more open shots, so I was pleased to see the improvement.”
Brenna Hubbard sizzled the nets for a game-high 13 points to all scorers for Glasgow.
For New Franklin, who dropped to 3-8 on the season, Abygale Maupin had seven. Kristen Flick chipped in six, Isabelle Matney four and Keota Born two.
The Lady Bulldogs also fell in the B-team game against Glasgow 24-3.
New Franklin, dropping to 0-4 on the season, trailed Glasgow 17-0 after one and was outscored 7-3 in the second.
McGowan said the girls continued to play hard in this game but again struggled to score. “Hermione hit a three which was nice for her and good to see,” McGowan said. “As a group we need to continue to work on fundamentals and keep improving.”
Hermione Pierce had all three points in the game for New Franklin.
For Glasgow, Hubbard netted eight while White tossed in five.
As for the New Franklin boys, they actually led Glasgow 7-6 at the end of the first quarter but struggled to score for the rest of the game while finishing on the short in for the next-three quarters. The Yellowjackets led 29-9 at the half and 34-13 after three quarters of play. Glasgow also held a 6-5 advantage in the final period.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said his team was out-played in transition in the second quarter. “We let Glasgow get on a run that we just couldn’t stop,” Schlotzhauer said. “We played them pretty evenly the rest of the game, but a couple of their kids really stood out athletically. We just can’t give up a deficit like that in a game and expect to have a chance to win.”
Antwaan Haford led all scorers in the game for Glasgow with 26 points.
For New Franklin, who dropped to 2-8 on the season, Tysen Dowell tossed in 10 points. Tre Cowans netted three while Caleb Hull and Dakota Swearengen added two points each and Alex Grover with one.