Basketball Roundup: Franklin Boys; Rocky Grove Girls Win

| January 27, 2019

CONNEAUT, Pa. (D9Sports) – Franklin overcame a slow start to pick up an 81-72 win over Conneaut (Pa.).

The Knights trailed 28-12 at the end of the first quarter but roared back to get within five, 43-38, at halftime. They then outscored the Eagles, 23-13, in the third quarter to take control of the game.

Tyus Wood led a foursome of Franklin players in double digits with 21 points. Easton Fulmer added 15 tallies, Hayden Adams scored 14 and Kaden Keely 12.

Tanner Niemman had a game-high 26 points for Conneaut with Kyle Sheets adding 15 points.


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Logan Croll hit two free throws with 1.3 seconds left in overtime to lift Slippery Rock past visiting Moniteau, 50-49.

Croll scored four of his 10 points in the extra session to help the Rockets outscore the Warriors, 9-8, in overtime after the game was tied at 41 after regulation.

Mitch Houston also hit a big 3-pointer in OT for Slippery Rock and scored four of his 12 points in those four minutes, while Judith Roth had a team-high 13 points for the Rockets.

Moniteau, which trailed 34-28 going to the fourth quarter rallied in the fourth to force the extra session thanks to seven fourth-quarter points from Gage Neal, who finished with a game-high 21 tallies, including 12 in the fourth quarter and overtime. Ethan McDeavitt added 16 points for the Warriors with Bobby Mathews scoring eight.



SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Amy Ruditis scored 13 points, 10 of them in the second half, to help Rocky Grove double up visiting Sheffield, 40-20.

It was a slow start for the Orioles, who led 10- 6 at halftime, but Rocky Grove outscored Sheffield 30-14 in the second half including 21-4 in the third quarter.

Emily Ekis scored six of her seven points in that third quarter for Rocky Grove.

Emily Lichtenberger paced Sheffield with eight points with Alyssa Dunham adding six.

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