Bogalusa captures both games, Franklinton splits 2 contests

Published 12:22 am Saturday, June 23, 2018

MANDEVILLE — Bogalusa was victorious in both of its games and Franklinton posted a 1-1 record in the Thursday’s action of the Lakeshore/Mandeville Summer League at Lakeshore.
The teams faced each other in a game that was competitive throughout and Bogalusa captured a 47-42 victory over Franklinton.
Neither team led by more than six at any point.
Bogalusa’s biggest lead was four at 10-6 until the very end and Franklinton’s biggest advantage was six, when the Demons were leading 16-10.
Bogalusa took a 27-24 lead to halftime and the game came down to the final minutes.
Franklinton’s T.Y. Pope tied the contest at 42-42 with 2:27 on the clock.
Bogalusa went in front when DaJuan Powell hit a field goal to give his team a 44-42 lead with 1:26 to go.
That started a 5-0 run by Bogalusa to end the game.
Demarcus Spikes hit a two-point free throw to make it a 46-42 lead at the 1:11 mark. Josh Taylor split his free throws on a 1-and-1 with 16.6 seconds to go for a five-point lead and that capped off the scoring in the 47-42 victory over Franklinton.
“You could tell by being there how excited they were about beating Franklinton.
They beat us by 30 earlier this summer and we had a co-practice earlier this week and they beat us by 20,” Bogalusa coach Randall Ginn said. “It kind of helps us get over that mental block to beat them. We realize it’s just summer league, but it’s important to our kids’ self-confidence.”
Ginn said they knew coming in that his team has great athletes and great team speed.
“We’re trying to turn them into skilled basketball players and they’re starting to understand the system,” Ginn said.
Taylor led Bogalusa with 17 points. Jalen Brickmore posted 10. Powell tallied six points while Spikes recorded five, Chadwick Gamble had four, Tony Harris posted three and Raheem Roberts added two in the victory.
Pope was Franklinton’s top scorer with 17 points.
Kian Conerly was also in double figures with 14 points.
Avant Monnie posted nine points and Joshua Boughton added two for Franklinton.
Both teams won their next game.
Bogalusa defeated PCA, 48-24. Franklinton was a 49-47 winner over Bay High.
Pope tallied 33 points in the win.

Franklinton’s Avant Monnie takes a shot during Thursday’s game against Bogalusa.