Franklinton defeats Varnado

Published 1:26 pm Friday, December 21, 2018

Franklinton scored 22 of the game’s first 24 points in a 60-31 win over Varnado on the road Tuesday.
The Lady Demons scored the game’s first 10 points.
Franklinton won the tip and Miriam Tate scored the game’s first bucket four seconds into the contest. Jalyn Bickham tallied the next four points. The first two were on a layup after taking a pass from Danaria Magee and she hit a field goal to make it 6-0 at the 6:25 mark. Magee collected an offensive rebound and hit the follow up shot for an 8-0 advantage and then Tate passed to Magee for two more and it was 10-0 with 5:17 left in the first quarter.
Varnado ended the run when Jamonica Dillon was good from the baseline 10 seconds later.
The Lady Demons then tallied the next 12 points.
Tate and Dillon both split from the free-throw line. Addison Carter hit a three with 3:46 on the clock to make it 15-2. Magee was good on a jumper, Tate converted a 3-point play and Kaniya Dillon pulled down an offensive board and made the putback for a 22-2 lead with 1:47 left in the first quarter.
It was 27-3 through one and 44-5 at halftime.
“I saw some different things, some better passes. I think they did a good job,” Franklinton coach Elecia Crain said.
Crain said the different things were that they did not turn the ball over as much and some positive things they have been working on.
Varnado made a run in the third quarter.
Trailing 48-10 midway through the third quarter, Varnado scored eight in a row.
Javonnie Bickham split from the line with 4:43 left and then drove in for two. Dillon tallied four in a row with a pair of field goals and Jakirya Daggs made a technical foul free throw to make it a 48-18 game with 1:46 to go in the third period.
“The biggest thing is that our girls never quit,” Varnado coach Aaron Luper said. “As a coach, that’s the biggest thing you can ever ask for is to never quit whether you’re winning, losing or whatever adversity may come. The girls started having fun in the second half. That’s the main thing. Again, we’re young — eighth graders, ninth graders and a couple of 10th graders, we’re going to be really something special in a couple of years. As long as the girls stay together, they see that we’re building for the future, there’s going to be some great things happen.”
It was 50-20 through three and Franklinton went on for the 60-31 win.
Magee led the Lady Demons with 13 points.
Dillon was next with 10.
Tate had nine while Bickham posted eight points, Carter and Zykeria Dykes recorded six each, Bailey Brooks tallied five and Eliziah Riley added three in the win. Carter made a pair of threes and Riley and Brooks had one each.
Bickham scored 13 points to lead Varnado.
Dillon posted five while Brittany Smith and Jalisa Jackson had three each, Kazia McGowan, Destiny Keys and TaMarya Bell all tallied two and Daggs added one. Smith made a 3-pointer.
On Wednesday, Varnado suffered a 67-28 loss to Archbishop Hannan on the road.
Dillon topped Varnado with nine points.
Jackson recorded seven while McGowan posted six points, Daggs had four and Bickham added two.

Varnado’s Jamonica Dillon attempts a shot in a game held Tuesday at VHS. Dillon posted five points in Tuesday’s contest.