Franklinton falls in both games Thursday

Published 8:46 am Monday, June 20, 2016

MANDEVILLE — Franklinton’s tallied an 0-2 record with losses to Bay High and Mandeville in the Mandeville Summer Basketball League on Thursday at Mandeville High School.

“We were humbled today. That what is was, we were humbled,” Franklinton coach Brad Oestriecher said. “We went in with a big head. We had been playing some good ball and we came in and thought we could just show up and win a basketball game and we can’t do that. We have to do the little things and we didn’t do them today.”

Franklinton lost the first game of Thursday’s action to Bay High, 54-42.

The second game was a 42-23 loss to Mandeville in a game that saw both offenses struggle, especially in the first half.

The opening half was tightly contested. Mandeville took a 10-5 lead with 7:36 left before halftime, but the Demons made a 6-0 run to take the lead.

Raisean Hart, who had 12 points, pulled down an offensive rebound and hit the putback at the 7:08 mark. He also split free throws.

Hart, who recorded 12 points, drove the baseline and dished to Sheldon Baham in the left corner and he drained the 3-pointer, giving the Demons an 11-10 lead with 41 seconds left.

Mandeville hit a pair of free throws with 17.1 seconds remaining to make it 12-11 and the teams went into the break with that score.

Mandeville tallied the opening six points of the second half to go up 18-11.

Franklinton responded with six in a row. Hart hit two free throws before knocking down a jumper and Baham, who finished with five, hit a fastbreak layup, trimming the deficit to 18-17 with 12:52 left in the second half.

But after Baham’s bucket, the Demons went into a scoring drought and Mandeville took advantage.

The Skippers put up 22 straight points with the first 12 coming on four 3-pointers.

It was 40-17 at the 1:25 mark.

Jairus Bryant made a field goal for the Demons’ first points in 11 minutes, 43 seconds with 1:09 left in the game to make it 40-19.

DeAndre Martin scored four points and Bryant had two.

Franklinton begins the final week of the Mandeville Summer Basketball League on Tuesday with games against Mandeville and Lakeshore at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively at Lakeshore.

In the league, teams play two 20-minute halves with a running clock until the 1-minute mark of each half. At the one-minute mark, the clock stops on every whistle. Teams get one timeout per half.