FHS boys beat Windsor

Published 9:37 am Friday, January 13, 2012

Windsor's Donavan Cosbert goes after Franklin's Adam Grant. -- Don Bridgers | Tidewater News

WINDSOR—The Franklin High Broncos got another big district win on the road Tuesday, beating Windsor 69-51 in a Tri-Rivers District boys’ basketball game.

The Broncos improved to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the district.

Franklin got off to a fast start, leading 11-2, but Windsor’s big men gave the Broncos fits and the Dukes pulled within 4 at 18-14 to end the first quarter. FHS surged back to a 12-point lead behind the free-throw shooting of Tyshawn Lowe, who hit 6-of-8 from the line in the second quarter.

R.J. Edwards helped the Dukes stay close with 5 points and 4 assists in the second quarter, and Windsor trailed by just 5 at halftime.

“We kept throwing different defenses at them and would get a lead, but their big men kept getting rebounds over us,” said FHS Coach Danny Dillon, who was celebrating the birth of his fourth child late last week. “We are indeed one of the smallest teams in the state, so we have to work extra hard to get rebounds.”

Coming out of halftime the Broncos scored the first 7 points and the rest of the game was all Broncos.

Franklin led by 15 going into the fourth quarter.

“We talked over and over at halftime about getting the ball to the middle and good things would happen,” Dillon said. “That’s exactly what the boys did, and the score reflected it. “Our boys came out with good intensity tonight, and we are continuing to get better.” Windsor has a lot of potential. Coach (Brandon) Bossick is doing a good job, and I praise them

for not giving up tonight.”

The Broncos were led by senior Jalen Vincent, who hit 4-of-7 from three-point range and had 19 points. Adam Grant added 17 points, while Lowe scored 16 points, 10

rebounds and 7 assists. Windsor was led by Edwards, who had 15 points and 7 assists. Cole Daniel added 10 points and Josh Edwards 9.

In junior-varsity action, Franklin beat Windsor 39-21.

The Broncos were in control throughout, leading 22-10 at halftime.

Coach Robby Cutchins said it “was a great overall effort” by his team.

Franklin’s Terry Warren led all scorers with 11 points.

In varsity action on Friday, Jan. 6, Windsor lost 61-37 to Sussex Central on the road.

“Sussex played a good, mistake-free game,” Bossick said. “We missed many layups, which proved to be fatal for us.”

R.J. Edwards led the Dukes in scoring, and Romello McKiver led in rebounds and blocks. Bossick commended the defensive play of Josh Edwards and Abram Torrence.

Windsor and Franklin return to action Friday, Jan. 13, against Surry and Sussex, respectively.