FHS Sports: Warriors Basketball Comes Up Short Against Hunterdon Central, 68-66

The Franklin High School boys’ basketball team made a late-game push January 6 in their contest against Hunterdon Central, but came up short, 68-66.

The Red Devils controlled most of the game, despite blowing a 9-point lead early. But Franklin did not go down easily, fighting back at various points during the night.

Franklin took off to a quick lead in the first quarter, and overcame a Red Devils surge to finish the frame leading 21-17.

Hunterdon roared back in the second quarter, outscoring Franklin 24-14 and leading at the half 41-35.

The third quarter was slightly more evenly matched, but Hunterdon outscored Franklin 16-13 and entered the final frame with a 57-48 lead.

Franklin made a try for a comeback in the final frame, outscoring Hunterdon 18-11, but fell short.

Senior Isaiah Cotten led the Warriors with 17 points, followed by Junior Cameron Snowden with 16 points and Senior Josh Mingledolph with 13 points.

Sophomore Cam Brown posted seven points, Senior Bashir Philippe scored six points, Junior Jake Novielli contributed four points and Sophomore Elisha Brown scored three points.

Here are some scenes from the game:

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