Broncos losing streak hits four

Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, February 3, 2015

On Friday, the Franklin High School Broncos ended a four game road trip in Emporia with a 73-51 TriRivers district loss against the Greensville High School Eagles. The loss was the team’s fourth straight.

The Broncos were down by only one at the end of the first half. However, the Eagles came out sniping from behind the arch in the second half, hitting their first three-pointers back-to-back-to-back. Head coach Robby Cutchins said the Broncos played without starting point guard Quentin Lowe due to a leg injury, but that freshman Deauntae Jefferson gave them some quality minutes.

“These young men fought extremely hard against a very strong division 2A basketball team, who is ranked in the top ten in their respective division,” Cutchins said. “It was exciting to see the success we were having playing two freshmen guards for majority of the game. Freshman guard Markeen Tyler, who has worked his way in to the starting role, played really well tonight with 13 points. We are continuing to get better and prepare ourselves for the post season.”

Darrien Duck led the Broncos with 14 points.

On Friday, the Broncos (7-11) will host the Brunswick High School Bulldogs (11-4).