The New Franklin boys and girls junior high basketball teams picked up a sweep Thursday night at home against the Glasgow Yellowjackets in CAC action.
While the Lady Bulldogs defeated Glasgow 27-16 to improve to 8-4 on the season, the New Franklin boys had another nailbiter while rallying in the final period to beat the Yellowjackets 41-39.
The Lady Bulldogs also trailed early on as Glasgow took a 6-3 lead after one. However it was pretty much all New Franklin after with a 24-10 advantage for the victory.
New Franklin still led by just one (11-10) at the half but upped the lead to five at 19-14 in the third after outscoring glasgow 8-4. The Lady Bulldogs also held a 8-2 scoring edge in the fourth.
New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said this was a solid win against Glasgow.
“We continue to improve on the fundamentals of the game,” Vetter said. “I’m looking forward to finishing our season with four games left.”
Justice Singleton had 12 points and Carly Dorson 10 to lead New Franklin. Addy Salmon also tossed in five points.
For Glasgow, Macie Parks had seven points while Karlie Monnig chipped in six.
As for the New Franklin boys, they outscored Glasgow in the first two periods 12-10 and 15-12 to lead by a score of 27-22 at the half. However in the third quarter, the Yellowjackets rallied back with a 13-4 advantage to go up by four at 35-31. But even that was short-lived as New Franklin stormed back with a 10-4 scoring edge in the final period for the victory.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said the boys snuck out a victory. “Glasgow did a very good job defensively of being aggressive in their zone,” Schlotzhauer said. “We did a poor job of moving the ball and throwing way too many tipped passes. When we face them again in 10 days, we need to move the ball much better if we expect to come out on top. The last four games our guys have executed well in late game situations to get four solid wins. Hopefully we can focus like that for the first three quarters and start to play complete games again.”
Tanner Bishop had 22 points to lead all scorers for New Franklin, who remained unbeaten in 12 games. Keaton Eads tossed in seven while Connor Wilmsmeyer had six, Clayton Wilmsmeyer four and Sawyer Felten with two.
Glasgow was led by Quan Cowans with 18 and Edris Hamilton with 14.