Demons conclude summer league with 1-1 day
Published 9:35 am Friday, June 30, 2017
Franklinton concluded the Raising Canes Mandeville Summer Basketball League on Tuesday by going 1-1 at Mandeville High School.
The Demons opened the day by defeating Bay High, 66-58.
Franklinton coach Brad Oestriecher said it was the best game his team played all summer.
Oestriecher said Raisean Hart had about 30 points and hit at least six 3-pointers.
The second game was a 72-56 loss to Covington.
The Demons led 33-31 at the break, but Oestriecher said his team got worn down.
He said that in the first half, Franklinton was breaking Covington’s press and was finishing. In the second half, the Demons had some turnovers and transition buckets, but Oestriecher attributed that to the Lions’ press and the fact it was their second game.
Oestriecher said the game against Bay and the first half against Covington was probably the best his team played all summer.
“We were engaged and physical on defense,” Oestriecher said.
Besides Hart, Oestriecher said DeAndre Martin played well Tuesday.
“He guarded real well and he made a couple of threes, which is going to be his role,” Oestriecher said.
Franklinton finished the summer league with an 11-8 record.
Oestriecher said summer league is great for his team.
“It gives us much-needed experience against great competition,” Oestriecher said. “It allowed us to find each player’s role for the upcoming winter season.”
Oestriecher said the team is replacing five players that contributed last year. He noted that several players improved this summer and expanded their role on the team, including Albert Browhaw, KeAndre Martin, Avant Monie, Kian Conerly, Josh Boughton and Lorenzo Hart. Oestriecher said those players are going to be great complements to Hart and T.Y. Pope.