Broncos pick up win in Windsor

Published 10:59 am Friday, February 7, 2014

WINDSOR—The Franklin Broncos continue to set their eyes on the number one spot in Conference 41, as they beat Windsor by a score of 57-53.

That moves the Broncos’ record to 8-2 versus Single A teams. Franklin beat Windsor in the first game of the season and followed up with another win against the Dukes on Monday night.

The Windsor Dukes came out strong on defense as they held Franklin to only 10 first quarter points, while the Dukes posted 17. Franklin, behind the three point shooting of Fred Lassiter, would string together a number of good shots as they would regain the lead with 24 second quarter points. Franklin’s defense was also stellar as their man-to-man defense only allowed Windsor to score 7 points in the second quarter. Franklin went into halftime up by a score of 34-24.

The game continued to be tight as the Dukes rallied back and cut the lead to 4 points heading into the fourth quarter. Windsor’s Justice Chapman hit two big three pointers to close the gap on the Broncos. The Windsor Dukes had 9 three pointers on the night. In the end, Franklin’s free throw shooting and speed was just too much for the Dukes as the Broncos would finish strong for the win.

“Anytime a team shoots that well from the three-point line, you are going to be happy with a win,” said Broncos Head Coach Danny Dillon. “Windsor was tough tonight, but it was good for our guys to stay after the things that have been making us successful and that’s exactly what they did.”

Franklin was led again by freshman Fred Lassiter with 22 points. Corey Porter and Terry Warren both added 9 points for the Broncos. Cosbert from Windsor led the Dukes with 15 points while Justice Chapman put in 11, and Austin McCaskey had 10.

“We lost, but it was a very physical and close game,” said Windsor Head Coach Brandon Bossick. “Our three seniors (Cosbert, Chapman and McCaskey) led us.”

Dillon was happy for the win, but he said his team was about more than Basketball.

“We continue to push forward with hard work and love for each other,” he said. “We practice more on caring for each other, looking out for one another and loving on our families, than we do basketball. Basketball is only here for a few years, class and character last a life time.”