Franklinton falls to Salmen

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Franklinton’s Demons struggled against Salmen in a 76-36 loss at home the District 8-4A and regular season finale Friday night on Senior Night.
The Demons trailed 18-7 after one quarter, but Salmen opened up a big lead by halftime at 40-15.
After leading by 11 through the first period, Salmen began the second period on an 8-2 run.
Keith Sandrock split free throws on the second quarter’s first possession and then Sandrock connected with Reese Klein for two and a 21-7 lead with 7:11 on the clock.
Franklinton’s Lagarian Bell hit for two just after Klein’s bucket to make it a 12-point game.
But Sandrock scored the next five points on a jumper and then a 3-point play and Salmen led 26-9 with 5:53 to go.
Franklinton trimmed it the deficit to 13 at 28-15 with 3:28 left, but Salmen ended the half with 12-unanswered.
Carey Holmes hit for two and Sandrock made 1-of-2 from the free-throw line. Klein made two free throws. Sandrock recorded a field goal and got fouled after making a backcourt steal. He missed the free throw, but had his up 35-15 with 2:28 to go.
Anthony Mosley drove for two and then split from the line. Jaden Williams hit a pair of free throws with 23.3 seconds left to make it a 40-15 game at halftime.
Franklinton was never able to get the lead under 20 in the 76-36 setback.
“It was just a disappointing night overall,” Franklinton coach Franklinton coach Brad Oestriecher said.
Franklinton is the District 8-4A runner-up.
The win means that Salmen is the district champion.
T.Y. Pope and Kian Conerly scored 10 points each for the Demons.
Bell posted seven while Avant Monie had four and Keandre Martin and Rakerian Conerly had two each and Trequan Charles added one.
Sandrock led Slamen with 17 points
Holmes posted 14.
Klein and Deivea Faciane posted 10 each. Klein hit two 3-pointers and Faciane had one.
Rashawn Gallaspy posted nine points while Devon Lizana and Mosley tallied six each and Williams and Ronald Lymuel had two each. Lizana posted a pair of threes while Mosley had one.
Both teams are in the Class 4A playoffs.
Franklinton made the postseason as the No. 31 seed and travels to face No. 2 Bossier. Salmen is the No. 12 team and hosts No. 21 Cecilia.

Franklinton’s Kian Conerly attempts a shot during a game held Friday.