Lady Bulldogs pick up their 10th win of the season by beating Jamestown 53-41
The New Franklin boys basketball team had something unusual happen Monday night on the road against the Jamestown Eagles.
For one of the few times this season, the Bulldogs trailed at the half against their opponent as the Eagles led by a score of 28-23. But like the previous 17 games, New Franklin found a way to win by outscoring Jamestown 29-17 in the second half for a 52-45 victory.
As for the New Franklin girls, they also defeated Jamestown 53-41.
The New Franklin boys basketball team, 18-0 on the season, trailed Jamestown 12-10 after one and 28-23 at the half before rallying with a 15-8 advantage in the third quarter to go up by two at 38-36. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Bulldogs again outscored the Eagles 14-9 to win the game by seven.
“This game was a battle from the start,” said New Franklin coach Ross Dobson. “Jamestown brought tough pressure and an electric atmosphere. It was tough to go on the road and pull out a victory. I am proud that our guys never gave up and worked hard for this win.”
Gavin Bishop had 24 points to lead all scorers for New Franklin. Tre Cowans chipped in 14 while Tyler Perkins and Tysen Dowell each added seven points each.
For Jamestown, Christian Snyder had 11 and Mack Sorrells with nine.
New Franklin also finished the game, hitting 30 of 36 shots from the foul line for 83 percent.
As for the Lady Bulldogs, who improved to 10-8 on the season, they led Jamestown 11-7 after one, 22-18 at the half and 36-28 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, New Franklin outscored Jamestown 17-13.
New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said she was proud of the heart and fight in a tough road game. “We look to forward this momentum as we are on our way towards the downward slope of the season,” Vetter said.
Abby Maupin paced all scorers in the game for New Franklin with 17 points. Freshman Carley Dorson finished the game with a career-high 15 points while Kristen Flick added eight, Madelyn Chaney six, Faith Painter three and Addy Salmon and Kelsi Fair each with two.
For Jamestown, Ginna Meisenheimer had 12, Kylie Russell 10, Anna Scheperle eight, Maddie Sedgwick six and Olivia Oerly with five.