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FHS Sports (Photo Gallery): JV Boys Basketball Team Can’t Maintain Lead, Lose To Hillsborough

1-28-14 vs Hillsborough02It all started to fall apart in the third quarter.

The Franklin Township JV boys’ basketball team came out shooting Jan. 28 against the Hillsborough Raiders, scoring 10 points before the visitors could get on the board.

The quick lead grew to 17-5 at the end of the quarter, with more to come.

By the end of the first half, the Warriors had a 14-13 lead and looked like they’d be cruising to a victory.

But the Raiders had something else in mind.

Just about two minutes into the third quarter, the Raiders had cut the Warriors’ lead to 24-20. About 30 seconds later,the score was 24-23, and less than a minute after that, the visitors; took the lead, 25-24.

The teams traded baskets, and by the end of the third quarter the game was tied at 29 points.

About two minutes into the fourth quarter, the teams were knotted again, at 33, but that wouldn’t last.

With three minutes left, Hillsborough built a 40-35 lead, and just kept going to the final 43-37 victory.

Coach Don Garrett said his team may have been a little overconfident.

“We did very well against them the last time we met,” he said, noting the Warriors posted a double-digit victory.

Explaining the second-half cooling off, Garrett said, “I guess we didn’t come out with the same intensity.”

“It looked like we were closing out to the ball slow,” he said.

The loss evens the team’s record at 5-5.

FHS JV boys' basketball vs Hillsborough 1-28-14

 

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