Beat Lady Yellowjackets 45-42; boys fall to Fayette 56-45
Trailing 22-13 at the break wasn’t exactly what the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs had in mind Thursday night in a No. 2 versus No. 3 matchup against the Glasgow Lady Yellowjackets in the semifinal round of the 86th annual Glasgow Tournament.
But that’s the card the Lady Bulldogs were dealt with down by nine at half. However after outscoring Glasgow 17-7 in the third to go up by one at 30-29, New Franklin did one better by holding a 15-13 advantage in the final period for a 45-42 victory.
New Franklin, improving to 3-0 on the season, will now face No. 4 Westran in the championship game on Saturday starting at 6 p.m.
New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter, who is undefeated in her coaching career after three games, said she thought the girls played really hard and stepped up their intensity in the second half. “We had multiple players step up and play big time minutes for us, especially in crunch time,” Vetter said. “We are excited and ready to play Saturday for the Championship.”
Grace Hundley led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points along with four rebounds, three steals and one assist.
Shelby Breshears finished the game with 11 points, six steals, one rebound and one assist while Cassie Armentrout added 10 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal, Madison Matney with nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals, Jasmine Himmelberg with two points, nine rebounds, three steals and one assist, Lauren Evans one point and one rebound and Lilly Oser and Madison Maupin each with one rebound.
For Glasgow, Jaden Monnig tossed in 18 points.
Fayette (B) 56
New Franklin 45
The Fayette boys had a big second half to beat the New Franklin Bulldogs in the semifinal round of the Glasgow Tournament Thursday night.
The Bulldogs, dropping to 1-2 on the season, were even after two periods against Fayette at 25-25. However, in the second half, the Falcons came out and outscored New Franklin 31-20 for the victory.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said the boys played Fayette even the first half and most of the third quarter tonight. “They made a 6-0 run to end the third quarter that really hurt us,” Schlotzhauer said. “Three easy baskets off of a turnover can really turn a game. I was pleased with our effort defensively the entire game. Fayette hit six threes tonight and shot a very high percentage. When they needed to hit shots, they really did. We handled the pressure better than the first game tonight, but we must improve to beat teams that really pressure on ball like Fayette.”
Robby Robinson had 23 points and Tommy Phillips 10 for Fayette.
For New Franklin, Bailey Lyons tossed in 14 points while Sid Hendrix added 12, Austin Jones nine, Brendan Hundley and Hunter Rohlfing each with three and Mason Bailey and Kolby Anson with two each.
In other games on Thursday, Emma Hoover and Samantha Conrow each had seven points as the Fayette girls turned back Madison 29-26.
Lexi Wolf paced all scorers for Madison, who was tied after three at 20-all, with six points.
In the final game, Keshawn White had 26 and Latrell Johnson 14 to lead Slater past Westran 67-52.
Westran, who trailed 32-24 at the half, was led by Ben Miller with 12 points.