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 50, MONITEAU 49, OVERTIME

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.

GIRLS

ROCKY GROVE 40, SHEFFIELD 20

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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