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Franklin County boys knock off Centerville

By The NEWS-EXAMINER

BROOKVILLE — The Franklin County boys basketball team needed overtime, but it got the job done against Centerville on Saturday night, winning the game, 55-50.

The victory came courtesy of a big second-half comeback, as the Wildcats were trailing 30-16 at halftime.

A 20-4 run throughout the third quarter helped turn that around, however, as the hosts grabbed a 36-34 lead, heading into the final frame.

With the fourth quarter going back-and-forth, neither team was able to put the game in the win column in regulation, the two teams forced into an extra period with a 44-44 tie. 

In the overtime, Franklin County outscored their guest 11-6 to pull out the win.

Clayton Spurlock led FC with 23 points and six rebounds. Freshman Chad Cox assisted with a dozen points and four assists. The win was Franklin County’s first of the season (1-2).

Lady Wildcat basketball tripped up by Shelbyville

SHELBYVILLE — Falling behind in the first quarter, the Franklin County girls basketball team found itself unable to get back in rhythm against host Shelbyville on Friday night.

The final score was 57-46, in favor of the Lady Golden Bears.

Franklin County (3-5) trailed 14-8 after one quarter, and found itself facing a 27-18 deficit heading into the second half.

Shelbyville (2-5) would add one point to its lead in both the third and fourth quarters to reach its final margin of victory.

Jenna Orschell led FC with 10 points and just missed a double-double night, finishing with nine rebounds. 

Joining her in the scoring column were Abby Orschell, Karlee Hahn and Kairee Hodapp, each of whom scored eight points.

The Wildcat girls are in action tonight, at home tonight against Richmond.

Lincoln girls score big win over Union Modoc

CAMBRIDGE CITY — Enjoying the feel of it home gymnasium, the Cambridge City Lincoln girls basketball team scored early and often, easily beating a Union (Modoc) team by a final score of 52-10 on Friday evening.

Emmie Pugh scored 18 points, and Allie Owens followed with 12 to lead the Lady Golden Eagles in the scoring column, but it might have been the LHS defense that was the star of the game.

Cambridge City held the Lady Rockets scoreless in the first quarter, then limited them to only two points in the second. 

Modoc managed to put seven tallies on the board in the third quarter, but in the final frame, Lincoln once more clamped down, allowing only one point.

Danielle Ogden scored six points for the Rockets.

In addition to Pugh and Owens, Laynie Russell added nine points, followed by Kylee Smith (6), Rachel Merida (4) and Allison Frost (3).

Lincoln (5-3) travels to National Trail (Ohio) tonight.