The New Franklin boys basketball team didn’t have its best game by far Tuesday night at home against the Glasgow Yellowjackets.
Although the Bulldogs scored in double figures in three out of four quarters for a 47-29 win for their 12th straight victory, the first-two quarters was a struggle with the score tied at 14-all at the end of one and New Franklin leading 20-14 at the break.
New Franklin coach Ross Dobson said after the fast paced scoring in the first-three minutes, the defense turned it on and was able to play solid defense the rest of the game. “We had some silly fouls in the fourth that led to free throws, but other than that I thought we had a good defensive night,” Dobson said.
The Bulldogs also controlled the tempo in the second half by outscoring Glasgow 12-5 in the third and 15-10 in the fourth.
As for the scoring in the game for New Franklin, Tyler Perkins had a game-high 18 points. Gavin Bishop chipped in 17 while Tre Cowans and Crayton Gallatin added four each and Jackson Dorson and Blake Evans with two points apiece.
For Glasgow, Drew Sanders had 10 points.
As for the Lady Bulldogs, they also struggled offensively against Glasgow and as a result fell by a score of 48-37.
After finishing second in their own tournament last Friday, New Franklin couldn’t seem to buy a basket early against Glasgow and trailed 14-10 after one and 24-15 at the break. The Lady Yellowjackets also held a 24-22 advantage in the second half.
New Franklin girls coach Morgan Vetter said this was an ugly loss. “We couldn’t get in a groove throughout the game and that cost us,” Vetter said. “We bounce back with another tough opponent on Friday at Community.”
Brenna Hubbard had 20 to lead all scorers for Glasgow while Maila Carmack chipped in 11.
For New Franklin, who dropped to 6-6, Addy Salmon and Abby Maupin each had 10 points. Carly Dorson chipped in nine while Kristen Flick and Madelyn Chaney added three points each and Campbell Cooper with two points.