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FTHS Sports: Girls’ Basketball Team Beats Delaware Powerhouse, Eyes Tournament Championship

Boys' team falls to Woodbridge in holiday tournament.

The Franklin High School girls’ basketball team won a berth in the Diamond State Classic championship round Dec. 28 with a convincing 60-31 win over the previously undefeated Caravel Academy squad in Wilmington, Del.

Caravel, ranked the No. 3 girls’ team in Delaware, scored double-digits in only the third quarter as the undefeated (3-0) Franklin girls built on their first quarter 18-9 lead to take a commanding 32-16 halftime lead and 46-26 lead after three quarters.

Powering the victory was Adreana Miller with 19 points — including four three-pointers — five rebounds and one assist.

Jaeda Wildgoose recorded 14 points, while Amiya Rankins scored 12 points and pulled in eight rebounds, and Mary Trossi scored 10 points.

Also contributing were Alexandra Jackson with four points and Sierra Gibson with one point.

The Franklin girls face Maryland’s Damascus High School in the championship game that tips off at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 30.

The Woodbridge High School boys’ basketball team continued its undefeated streak Dec. 8 in downing the Franklin High School squad, 61-45 in the Keith Benovengo Memorial Tournament at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

Franklin led 10-5 at the end of the first quarter, but managed to score only six points in the second to answer Woodbridge’s 14.

Woodbridge outscored the Warriors in the third and fourth quarters 20-17 and 22-13, respectively.

Leading Franklin’s charge were Brandon Bennett with 14 points and Jaelen Davis and Raphael Oloyede with 11 points each. Davis hit two three-pointers.

Also contributing were Giovante Robinson with eight points and Alex Smith with one point.

With the loss, the Franklin boys are 0-4.

 

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