Franklinton defeats Bogalusa

Published 3:10 pm Friday, October 5, 2018

Aces were a big part of Franklinton wins against Bogalusa, as the Lady Demons defeated the Lady Jacks, 25-10, 25-15, 25-13, on the road Monday.
Franklinton’s servers recorded 24 aces for the match, with half of them coming in the first game.
The opener was close early on.
Bogalusa trimmed a 9-7 deficit to 9-8 on a point by Tahj Odom.
Franklinton then went on a 7-1 run, highlighted by four straight aces by Meghan Withers that made it 16-9.
Bogalusa tallied for a 16-10 game.
The Lady Demons ended the contest with the final nine points. Six of the points came on aces from Alyssa Smith.
Franklinton scored seven of the first eight points to open the second game.
The Lady Demons maintained the six-point lead at 9-3, but Bogalusa came back strong.
Bogalusa got the deficit to 12-7 and then went on a 5-1 run to trim the lead to 13-12.
The Lady Demons broke the serve to go up by two and that began a run of five straight points to make it 18-12.
Bogalusa got within five at 18-13 and then Franklinton tallied five in a row, highlighted by a pair of kills from Shalay Allen, who added another one that made it 24-15 in the 25-15 win.
Bogalusa began the second game with a 2-0 lead as Christeyona Baham started things with an ace.
The game was close for most of the contest.
Franklinton led 12-10 through the first 22 points.
The Lady Demons then posted three in a row to go ahead by five.
After the teams split the next four points, the Lady Demons posted six in a row to go up 23-12, as Allen had five aces and Smith tallied a kill during the run. Bogalusa posted a point for a 23-13.
Franklinton broke the serve and then Kayla Barclay served her second of two aces to cap off the match.
Bogalusa coach Racheal Galloway praised her team.
“Overall, I am very proud of them. They did a lot better this year than they did last year. They’re playing more strategically. Instead of going straight for the net, they’ve got a game plan and they’ve been executing it fairly well,” Galloway said.