Franklin gets 72-62 come-from-behind win

Published 11:02 am Monday, January 24, 2011

FRANKLIN—Franklin went on a 14-0 fourth-quarter run for a come-from-behind 72-62 win over Northampton on Friday.

“I’m proud of the way my guys continued to fight even when shots were not falling or things weren’t going their way,” said Bronco Coach Danny Dillion. “We pray that God continues to build unity and character in our team, and the way the boys did not give up tonight is a testimony to that.”

The Broncos started out slow, were down by 5 at the end of the first quarter and trailed at halftime 34-28.

At the end of the third quarter, the Broncos cut the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 5. With 4:15 left, the Broncos found themselves down by 57-50, which is when Franklin’s defense stepped up.

The Broncos caused turnovers and closed the gap to 62-58. That was the last time Northampton scored.

With a few minutes remaining, the Broncos went on a 14-0 run to win.

“When you come off of a big win (referring to the

Charles City win Tuesday night), it’s always hard to get the boys to comeout with the same intensity,” Dillon said. “We started out slow and it forced us to play incredible ball down the stretch.”

The Broncos were led by seniors Justin Grant and Trey Kigler, who made 28 and 24 points, respectively. Jalen Vincent added 12 and Delvontae Boone made 8.

Northampton was led by Chris Collins, who had 20.

The Broncos’ junior varsity squad won 61-22 over Northampton. Franklin was led by Adam Grant with 16 and Lavon Evans added 12.

“A flawless effort by the Broncos and the thing I’m most proud of is that we had nine players score tonight,” said Coach Robby Cutchins.