Demons tally 1-2 record in tournament

Published 1:38 pm Tuesday, December 18, 2018

COVINGTON — Franklinton went 1-2 in the Gene Bennett Classic that took place Thursday through Saturday at St. Paul’s School.
The Demons opened the tournament with a 73-52 victory over South Plaquemines on Thursday, extending their winning streak to eight games.
Avant Monnie and T.Y. Pope combined for 42 of the Demons’ points, as each posted 21. Monnie made three 3-pointers.
Kian Conerly tallied 12 points. Conerly made a pair of 3-pointers.
Albert Browhaw recorded nine points while Lorenzo Hart posted six and Duke Bell added four in the victory. Hart made a pair of 3-pointers and Browhaw was good on one 3-pointer.
The next game was a 59-58 loss to St. Paul’s on Friday.
Franklinton trailed by as many as seven, which was at 29-22 late in the first half and 36-29.
The Demons capped off the third quarter on an 11-2 run and took a 40-38 lead through three.
The run became 13-2 on Bell’s field goal 91 seconds into the final period.
The game came down to the final seconds.
Franklinton trailed 57-56.
Pope gave the Demons the lead when he hit two free throws.
The Wolves went back in front on two free throws by Bill Leahy with 7.4 seconds left. It was 59-58.
The Demons turned the ball over and the Wolves ran out the clock.
Pope had a huge game, going for 32 points to lead all scorers. He was successful on 10 of 14 free-throw attempts.
Monnie was in double-figures once again, this time posting 11 points. Monnie was good on three threes.
Bell and Browhaw recorded six each and Conerly had three. Conerly made a 3-pointer.
Leahy topped St. Paul’s with 15 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers.
Dylan Dimitrios had 12 points, including two 3-pointers.
Nicholas Stanton and Ben Broussard posted 10 points each.
Evan Seicshnaydre and Zach Fenn had five points each and Matthew Mahoney added two. Seicshnaydre and Fenn hit a 3-pointer each.
The Demons wrapped up play in the tournament with a 62-52 loss to Archbishop Rummel on Saturday afternoon.

Franklinton’s Kian Conerly drives baseline in Friday’s contest against St. Paul’s. Conerly scored three points in that game and 12 in the Demons’ tourney opener.