Franklin men’s basketball league tips off
Published 2:03 pm Saturday, January 9, 2016
The Franklin High School gymnasium was packed on Thursday as the Franklin Department of Parks and Recreation’s 2016 Men’s Basketball League got underway.
The season tip-off featured four teams, including the newly constructed “Dream Team.”
The Dream Team, featuring a mixture of law enforcement officers and community leaders, blew out the Panthers, 66-28.
Chris Hearn scored 14 points to lead the Dream Team, while Ashley Lee paced the Panthers with 11 points.
The second game was a highly contested matchup between the North Carolina Fire and the hometown Rockets. The Rockets kept it close throughout, but the Fire led wire-to-wire for the 78-70 win.
L. Monyer dropped 21 points for the Fire, while Will Doyle pitched in a league-high 27 points for the Rockets.
The league will continue play every Thursday night at Franklin High School. Games begin at 8 p.m.