Lady Bulldogs fall 47-42
The New Franklin boys basketball team had little trouble getting up for the Madison Panthers in CAC action Thursday night in New Franklin.
While honoring the seniors and their parents on this night, the Bulldogs also led Madison from start to finish for a convincing 57-43 victory.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said it was nice to get back on the winning track against Madison.
“We certainly weren’t very sharp with lots of turnovers and mistakes on the defensive end,” Schlotzhauer said, “but it was nice to finish the season on a win and having the seniors win their last home game.”
While finishing the regular season at 13-12 overall and 8-4 in the CAC, the Bulldogs also opened the first half with a 16 point lead against the Panthers at 32-16. Of course that lead was cut to 10 in the third quarter as Madison made a run with a 18-12 advantage to make it 44-34. However, in the final period, New Franklin all but sealed the victory by outscoring Madison 13-9.
As for the scoring in the ballgame, Bailey Lyons chipped in 18 while Brendan Hundley added 12, Mason Bailey 10, Austin Jones nine, Tyler Perkins five and Gavin Bishop with three.
Madison was led by Jimmy Layton with 18 points.
Madison (G) 47
New Franklin 42
The Madison girls played the role spoiler in the regular season finale Thursday night on the road by knocking off the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs 47-42.
New Franklin, dropping to 17-8 overall and 7-5 in the CAC, trailed Madison 19-11 after first period’s end and 34-25 at the half before rallying back with a 11-2 advantage in the third to tie the game at 36-all. However, in the final period, the Lady Panthers outscored New Franklin 11-6 for the five point victory.
New Franklin girls coach Morgan Vetter said this was a tough loss, especially for Senior Night and the last game at home. “We look to move forward in districts on Monday against a talented Stover team,” Vetter said. “Survive and advance.”
Lexi Wolfe paced all scorers in the game for Madison with 11 points.
For New Franklin, Shelby Breshears finished the game with 13 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Grace Hundley chipped in 12 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists while Madison Matney added seven points and 12 rebounds, Jasmine Himmelberg with seven points, seven rebounds, one steal and one assist, Cassie Armentrout with three points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist and Lauren Evans with four rebounds, one steal and one assist.
The Lady Bulldogs also finished the game shooting 32 percent from the field and 39 percent from the foul line.