Broncos enter Holiday Classic with perfect record

Published 6:29 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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By Frank A. Davis and Titus Mohler

Franklin High School’s varsity boys basketball team enters its Franklin Holiday Classic Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 29, riding a wave of tremendous success.

The Broncos are undefeated this season and have won their last four games by an average of 42 points.

On Dec. 16, in its final game before Christmas, Franklin completely overwhelmed Tri-Rivers District opponent Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, defeating the visiting Dragons 70-7.

Two days prior, Franklin found no resistance from the Surry County High School Cougars in a game at Peggy H. Wilkins Gymnasium. The host Broncos easily claimed a 51-21 win, as excellent defense seemed to be the key.

Franklin was led in scoring by senior point guard Derrick Perry, with 14 points, followed by senior wing Jordan Myrick, with 11 points.

In remarks after the game, Broncos Head Coach Robby Cutchins said, “I thought all in all it was a great defensive effort tonight. I think that everyone, bench included, did a great job on defense. Offensively we showed spurts early in the first half, and we caused some turnovers that led to some quick buckets. We’ve got to go back to the drawing board and do a little work on the half-court game, offensively. But all in all a great team effort.”

On Dec. 12, Franklin routed host Central Lunenburg High School 60-20, and on Dec. 9, it blew out visiting Windsor High School — 70-35.

The Broncos (7-0, 5-0 Tri-Rivers) will play Windsor (5-1, 4-1 Tri-Rivers) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the first day of the two-day Bluewater Rentals/Napa Auto Parts Holiday Classic at Franklin High School.

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Brunswick High School (8-2, 4-1 Tri-Rivers) will play Amelia County High School (4-2).

On Friday, Dec. 30, the consolation game will be played at 6 p.m., and the championship game will be at 7:30 p.m.

There will be an admission fee, and the doors open each day at 5 p.m.