Franklin Sweeps Stephens in Basketball

Autumn Brooks’ running, one-handed shot in the lane with two seconds left on the clock gave the Franklin County Lady Lions a 36-35 win over the Stephens County Lady Indians Friday night.

Stephens County’s girls had come back from a 10-point second half deficit to take the lead at 35-34 on a shot by Andresha Merritt with seven seconds left. Franklin County got the inbound pass to Brooks for the winning basket.

Lexie Cash led the Lady Indians with 11 points and Mya Cleveland had 9 points. Abby Hunter led the Lady Lions with 10 points.

Stephens County’s girls are now 2-9 before the Christmas break, while Franklin County’s girls are 6-4.

Meanwhile for the second night in a row, the Stephens County boys had a scoring drought in the second period and dropped a 47-40 decision to the Franklin County boys.

After leading 11-8 after the first quarter, Franklin County out-scored the Indians 12-4 and never trailed after that. Tomas Colbert led the Indians with 11 points and Fred Smith had 9. Kalep Leverette had 12 points for the Lions and Drew Parten chipped in with 10.

Stephens County’s boys are now 7-4, while the Franklin County boys are 8-2.

Stephens County’s girls play in the Lake Hartwell Tournament December 27 through 29, while the Stephens County boys will play in a tournament in Walhalla, South Carolina those same dates.

AM 630 WNEG will pick coverage back up next month.