Franklin Boys and Girls Team Take Down Swain

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The Franklin Panthers hosted the Swain County Maroon Devils on Friday night. The girls matchup was first as Swain was looking to avenge a loss from earlier in the week. While the boys game was the opposite as Franklin was trying to get one back on Swain after losing to them Monday. Both Panthers boys and girls teams would win in controlling fashion to sweep the varsity contests on Friday night. 

Girls Recap:

Franklin got off to the better start in this matchup, leading 12-6 at the end of the first quarter. Franklin got some easy baskets early, forcing turnovers as their full court pressure bothered Swain. Swain fought back in the second quarter and trimmed Franklin leads to go into halftime trailing 23-19. In the third quarter Franklin came out hot and built their lead back up. Swain was getting some good looks but multiple fast break unforced turnovers hurt the Lady Devils. It did not matter though as the third quarter was all Lady Panthers, who took a controlling 38-23 lead. The fourth quarter saw Swain play really well but the 15 point deficit was just too much to overcome. As the Franklin Lady Panthers complete the two game sweep of Swain this season winning 51-39.

Girls Game Highlights:

Boys Recap: 

Just as Monday’s matchup was high scoring, so was this game early on. Franklin did take an early lead against the Maroon Devils leading at the end of the 1st quarter 24-17. The second quarter saw Franklin as hot as you have ever seen a team. They hit tons of threes, according to the FPSN, the Panthers were around 70% from three in the half. Taking a commanding lead 54-38 by quarters end.The third quarter was pretty even with Franklin not giving Swain any chance at a comeback. The Panthers would take a 76-58 lead into the fourth quarter. A hot start to the quarter would immediately put the game out of reach, if it wasn’t already. Franklin would avenge their lone loss of the season by winning in impressive fashion 95-66. Griffin Green led the way with a 30 point performance.

Boys Game Highlight:

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