Lady Bulldogs lose to Cairo 55-46

The New Franklin boys had the perfect start Tuesday night against the Cairo Bearcats.
With so many close losses this season, the Bulldogs finally had a game go their way while leading Cairo from start to finish for a 56-24 victory.
“I am pretty proud of our effort last night,” said New Franklin coach Ross Dobson.  “The boys came out and locked it down on the defensive end, although Cairo was a little thin with missing two of their starters due to injuries. I was very pleased with their performance on the offensive end. We had a balance of scoring from everyone and when we have a balance of scoring we should be competitive in any game.”
The Bulldogs were more than competitive against Cairo while leading the Bearcats 32-11 at the half and 51-20 after three quarters of play.
As for the scoring in the game, senior Bailey Lyons led three players in double figures with 12 points, seven steals, four rebounds and four assists.
Gavin Bishop and Mason Bailey finished the game with 10 points and three rebounds while Jackson Dorson added seven points and three rebounds, Carter Bailey five points, four steals, two rebounds and one assist, Tyler Perkins five points, two rebounds and two steals, Aden Jones five points and four steals and David Brucks with two points.
New Franklin also hit 20 of 42 shots from the field for 47 percent and 12 of 17 from the foul line for 71 percent.
For Cairo, Jacob Davis had 19 points.
Cairo (G) 55
New Franklin 46
The Cairo girls rallied from a two-point deficit at the half by outscoring New Franklin 33-22 in the second half for a 55-46 win Tuesday night at New Franklin.
The Lady Bulldogs, dropping to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the CAC, opened the first half with a 24-22 lead against Cairo. However in the third quarter, the Lady Bearcats outscored New Franklin 18-12 to go up 40-36 and then held a 15-10 advantage in the final period.
New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said the girls played well and fought hard this entire contest.
“The game was much closer than the score might appear,” Vetter said. “A back and forth match. Little things we need to work on to finish those types of games out, but that will come with time. I saw great signs and am happy with their effort. One more game before we go onto Christmas break.”
Shelby Breshears finished the game with a double-double for New Franklin with 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Lilly Oser had eight points while Lauren Evans added seven points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist, Madison Matney four points, six rebounds and two assists, Madelyn Chaney four points and two rebounds, Grace Hundley also with four points and Jordan Leighton and Sydney Dowell each with one rebound.