Franklin varsity, JV boys top Tigers
Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Franklin High School’s varsity and junior varsity boys basketball teams were victorious at home Wednesday, Jan. 11, against their Tri-Rivers District opponent from Sussex Central High School.
VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
The varsity Broncos routed the Tigers 73-40.
The home team jumped out of the gate scoring and playing good defense. By the end of the first half, the Broncos were ahead with a score of 40-24. Franklin continued with more of the same in the second half.
Scoring in double figures for the Broncos was junior shooting guard Kaden Bailey with 15 points, junior center Chaevon Torrance with 14 points and senior wing Jordan Myrick with 10 points.
In remarks after the game, Franklin Head Coach Robby Cutchins said it was “just another great overall team effort, top to bottom. I thought we executed well in the half-court offense tonight in the first half, which is something that we have had trouble doing at times this year.
“Along with being able to execute in the half-court game, we were able to create some turnovers and score in transition,” he added. “We played phenomenal defense and had a couple of guys off the bench that played extremely big for us, as we had a little bit of foul trouble. But overall, just another good team win.”
The Broncos also earned a 69-50 home win over Greensville County High School on Friday, Jan. 13, and a 70-68 victory over Northampton High School on Saturday, Jan. 14, to improve to 14-1 overall this season.
JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
The Franklin junior varsity boys team had a close first half against the Tigers on Jan. 11, with the Broncos holding the lead by a score of 21-17. The home team held tight with its lead, but in the final minutes, it had to hold back a run by the Tigers to earn a 35-30 win.
In scoring for Franklin, freshman guard Jayvion Rawles and sophomore guard Daevion Person each recorded 10 points. For the Tigers, sophomore Aldonta Fraizer had 10 points.
Broncos JV Head Coach Donzell Shearin commented after the game, “It was just good to see that with my young guys, I can go with 10 to 12 guys on the bench. Many of the players are eighth (and) ninth (graders), and (there are) two 10th-grade players. For this mixture of guys to be able to come in and correlate as a team on both defense and offense, they all work well with me and the coaching staff.”
Franklin is 6-4 overall this season.