Broncos take an easy win over Windsor Dukes

Published 11:33 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Franklin High School Broncos were playing their third game of last week as they defeated the Windsor Dukes 60-47 at the Peggy Wilkins Gym in Franklin High School on Feb. 2.

The Broncos jumped out in front and never looked back nor were threatened by a comeback from the Dukes. The end of the first quarter was the last time that the Dukes were close in scoring as the Broncos were up 11-8.

In the second quarter the home team pushed its lead as two Broncos connected on 3-point baskets to increase their lead to 28-19 at the half. Those scoring those baskets were Demarque White, Nyjey Pope with two 3-pointers. By the end of the half, as the teams went to the locker room, the home team was ahead 28-19.

Continuing play in the second half the Broncos continued to hold the lead for the remainder of the game.

In the fourth quarter the Dukes Troy Bracey stepped up in scoring 8 of his 14 points total for the game, but the Broncos continued to hold back any comeback attempts by the Dukes.

“I am proud of the boys simply to get another W. At the end of the day we have had a tough stretch as we played three games last week. We are coming off of a huge win of Sussex Central on Tuesday night,” Broncos head coach Robby Cutchins remarked after the game.

Dukes head coach Brandon Bossick commented, “I thought our kids played hard. Franklin is a good team. They are second in our conference. We were in it for most of the game. We were fighting. But I am proud of our guys for never quitting and we do not quit and that is something that I am most proud with.”

In scoring, the Broncos had three players in double figures: Leading were Deuntae Jefferson with 17 points; Drelyn Ford with 12 points; and Nyjey Pope with 10 points. 

For the Dukes, Troy Bracey was the only player in double figures with 14 points.