Franklin Swain Girls and Boys Recap

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The Franklin Panthers and the Swain Maroon Devils played on Monday night in a set of great games. The girls game was full of back and forth action in the first half. Then Franklin pulled away in the second half to win 65-51. The boys game was action packed and high scoring. It was full blast for four quarter but Swains depth really helped them in the second half. This allowed them to pull away and win the boys matchup

Girls Game:

1st Half:

The Lady Devils got off to a good start in the game, hitting three first quarter threes to help get out to an early lead. Franklin was held scoreless for about half of the first quarter. The Lady Panthers would start to get the ball inside late in the quarter though to chip away at Swain’s lead. The first quarter would end with the Lady Devils leading 13-8. The second quarter would start with Franklin getting a few quick buckets along with a steal and they tied the game up at 13. The second quarter would go back and forth with several lead changes. A late three pointer would give the Lady Devils the lead back to end the quarter. Going into halftime Swain led Franklin 31-29.

2nd Half:

Just as Swain was hot early, Franklin came out firing to start the second half. The Lady Panthers quickly erased the two point deficit and took the lead. They would hold on to the lead for almost the entire quarter. Swain went cold just as Franklin got hot, but Swain did hit a shot at the buzzer. This kept the margin close with Franklin leading 45-41 going into the fourth quarter. Franklin stayed red hot in the fourth quarter, scoring 20 points to put the game away. The big story of the night was Tori Ensley who had 31 points, Swain just didn’t have an answer for her. The final score, Franklin 65, Swain 51.

Girls Game Highlights:

Boys Game:

1st Half:

The Panthers got off to a great start pushing the pace and hitting multiple threes. Halfway through the first quarter and the Panthers had already taken a 12-4 lead. Swain took a timeout and quickly responded, hitting back to back threes to get right back into it. Yet just as Swain took a swing, the Panthers hit right back with a barrage of threes to extend their lead back out this time to 21-10. Swain would respond again and the high scoring quarter would end with Franklin leading 23-17. The second quarter would continue to be a back and forth affair with Swain slowly chipping away at the lead. By halftime Swain had taken the lead 42-39 behind several threes from Donnavin Groenewold.

2nd Half:

If you thought the scoring would slow down in the second half you would be wrong. Both teams continued to push the pace but Swain was more efficient with their opportunities. Extending their lead out to 65-55 by the quarter’s end. The fourth quarter was similar to the third in that both teams kept fighting hard. Swain, though, continued to hold a slight upper hand and was able to hold on for a solid victory, 83-70.

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