Jacks beat Franklinton, 57-49

Published 7:06 am Friday, January 4, 2013

There wasn’t much that Bogalusa coach Ken Martin had to tell his team prior to the tipoff at Franklinton, Being a rivalry game on the road, everyone felt they would have to be at their best to emerge with a victory.

With balanced scoring and three players in double figures, the Lumberjacks (8-5) found their way to a to a 57-49 win at Franklinton.

Brian Williams led with 15 points, while Chris Lowery and Treyvonne Mingo each added 10. Rodney Crumedy contributed nine.

Freshman Trey Anders paced Franklinton (5-10) with 14, and Logan Seal followed with 13, including a pair of 3-point shots.

The Demons were on fire early as Charmarl Magee and Anders each drained 3-point shots within the first minute of play. Hitting better than half their shots and owning a slight edge in rebounding, Franklinton was able to take control early in the form of a 15-9 first-quarter lead.

A 7-0 run in the first three minutes of the second quarter, keyed by second chance points, gave the Lumberjacks a 16-15 advantage that signaled a tug-of-war with control and four lead changes. Lowry hit a turn-around jumper from 10 feet away from the basket, giving Bogalusa a 22-20 lead they would not relinquish and would continue to grow.

“I’m proud of the team for the way they withstood a bit of adversity,” Martin said. “If you keep working hard, you can make things happen.”

Defensively the Lumberjacks forced the Demons into periods of two minutes each between field goals while multiple players contributed points.

“We had trouble making baskets, and the youth of our team showed,” Franklinton coach Randall Ginn said. “Our younger guys are getting valuable game experience, and we will be a better team for it.”