Franklinton comes up short to Lakeshore in summer league

Published 9:14 am Friday, June 30, 2017

MANDEVILLE — Turnovers were a key factor that hurt the Demons in a 54-51 setback to Lakeshore in the Raising Canes Mandeville Summer Basketball League on Tuesday at Mandeville High School.
“We turned the ball over a bunch. We weren’t really ready to play. We didn’t show any energy and we let Lakeshore take control in the second half,” Franklinton coach Brad Oestriecher said.
The Demons were solid on the boards in the first half and took a 33-25 lead to the break.
Lakeshore took its first lead 36-35 about 5:30 into the second half after beginning the period on an 11-2 run.
The game was close down the stretch from there, as neither team had a lead bigger than four points.
Lakeshore had a 50-46 advantage with 51 seconds left, but Franklinton cut the lead in half after T.Y. Pope drove to the bucket for two to make it 50-48 with 19 seconds to go.
Franklinton fouled with 19 seconds on the clock and Lakeshore made the 2-point free throw, pushing the lead back to four.
The Demons weren’t done yet.
Pope drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key with six seconds left and the lead was down to one.
Lakeshore hit another 2-point free throw with 4.1 seconds left and stole the inbounds at half court to end the 54-51 win.
Pope led the Demons with 19 points.
Raisean Hart scored nine points while Kian Conerly posted seven. Albert Browhaw posted five and Avane Monie had four. Lorenzo Hart, KeAndre Martin and Chris Reinsch recorded two each.
Teams in the league play a pair of 20-minute halves with a running clock until the two-minute mark of each half. At that point, the clock stops on every whistle. Players fouled in the act of shooting are awarded one free-throw attempt that is worth the same number of points as the shot is.