Franklin Monroe wins battle of Woman Jets towards Fairlawn

Franklin Monroe wins battle of Lady Jets against Fairlawn

By Drew Terhall

ARCANUM — Led by their protection, the Franklin Monroe ladies basketball staff gained their fifth sport of the season over Fairlawn, 33-27, at house on Jan. 9.

Head coach Tim Barga mentioned with little doubt, the protection stepped up on this sport. He additionally mentioned junior Kyra Barnes did a terrific job as the person defender.

“We went with a field and one on them. I believe that messed them up quite a bit. That may mess up numerous groups up if you happen to don’t an offense for it,” Barga mentioned. “Kyra (Barnes) was able to play tonight on protection. She needed that competitors of going on the market and to do this. That helped her out quite a bit.”

Fairlawn didn’t rating their first factors of the sport till there have been 10 seconds left within the first quarter. The protection pressured Fairlawn into some exterior photographs and into some contested photographs.

Barnes and sophomore Caydance Nichols each made two three pointers within the first quarter to guide 12-2.

Fairlawn began to make a little bit of a comeback as their offense began to get a couple of buckets towards Franklin Monroe.

It was a bump within the highway for Franklin Monroe. Barga mentioned he’s nonetheless in search of the staff to play with depth for all 4 quarters.

“Second quarter, we slacked off a little bit bit. Generally that basically hurts us. We did the identical factor the opposite day towards Bradford. We bought to maintain the depth the entire sport,” Barga mentioned.

Offensively, Franklin Monroe began to drive to the rim and tried to get the ball inside. However, they couldn’t get many photographs to fall or they went to the free throw line.

On the season to this point, the Woman Jets have shot 49.4% from the road as a staff. Within the first half, they had been 1 for 12 from the road. Barga mentioned the purpose of emphasis at halftime had been on the foul photographs.

“We’ve had hassle all yr with foul photographs, however we’ve made greater than that. We should always have been forward by a bunch earlier than that,” Barga mentioned.

Issues began to get higher for Franklin Monroe. They had been capable of keep their six-point lead after the groups matched one another level for level.

The house staff went into the ultimate quarter up 25-19. Franklin Monroe began to hit their free throws as they had been 6 for 8 from the road within the second half.

With senior Lillie Shellabarger out for the sport, the beginning 5 for Franklin Monroe performed a lot of the sport. Sophomore Alivia Addis subbed in for a minute or two at a time. She first got here into the sport with 1:07 left within the first half.

Halftime appeared to offer the staff new life. The Woman Jets got here out with the identical depth from the primary quarter and had been aggressive going after the ball.

Even with them not having the ability to totally shut the door on Fairlawn, Franklin Monroe did sufficient to maintain their lead. They bought some turnovers and compelled Fairlawn into some contested photographs.

The staff used a couple of possessions to chew up the clock they usually got here away with the victory.

Nichols led Franklin Monroe with 13 factors. Barnes had 10 factors, junior Presley Cox had 9 factors and senior Olivia Sease had a degree.

The staff is now 6-6 on the season with a 4-2 WOAC file. The staff will subsequent play at Tri-County North on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m.

Contact Every day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]