Broncos take two wins in games over Dukes basketball teams

Published 11:02 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018

by Frank A. Davis

The Franklin High School basketball teams were on the road Monday to face the Dukes and Lady Dukes on the hardwood at Windsor High School. After being absent from the floor for many days due to the severe weather conditions, both Franklin High Schools varsity teams were victorious over the Windsor teams.

After a slow first quarter the Lady Dukes were ahead 11-10. But the Lady Broncos came to life in the second quarter, outscoring the home team 15-5 to take a 25-16 lead to the locker room for the half. After the half, Franklin took control of the game and cruised to an easy 61-36 win over Windsor.

Lady Bronco Head Coach Mona Sumblin said after the game, “We still have to play a little better. We didn’t play as well as we could have played. We have got to do better on those layups, put backs and make free throws. We are still weak at the line, but nevertheless a win is a win and we will take it.”

In scoring, the Lady Broncos had one player in double figures, which was Jamia Flythe with 28 points.

For the Lady Dukes, Jackie Opauski led in scoring with 12 points and Kayca Gray had 10 points.

For the boy’s game, the Broncos jumped out fast with an easy 19-7 lead over the home team. Entering the 2-quarter the Broncos exploded even more as they outscored the Dukes 22-6 for the quarter. Going into the second half, Bronco head coach Robbie Cutchins was constantly rotating players into the game and on many situations five players at a time. At the sound of the final buzzer the Broncos were ahead 75-20.

In scoring the Broncos had two players in double figures. They were lead by Drelyn Ford with 21 points and followed by Malik Haley with 13 points. For the Dukes, H. Pittman led with nine points.

Bronco head coach Robbie Cutchins said after the game, “It’s good to see everybody from top to bottom playing and in doing their part in executing on offense and defense.

“But at the end of the day we got a long week ahead of us, as we got four more games in the next five days. Two of them against Sussex and Surry. We got a great two weeks stretch coming up and the boys are ready and excited, but it was the total team win tonight and I am so proud of them.”