Boys Basketball - Franklin Regional vs Kiski Area
Franklin Regional Boys Cruise to 71-47 Win over Kiski Area
Franklin Regional used a 19-4 second quarter scoring advantage to break open a close game and run away from the visiting Kiski Area Cavaliers 71-47 in a Class 5A Section 3 boys basketball game on Friday, January 22, at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
Kiski Area led in the early minutes of the game before the Panthers pulled in front in what was a competitive first quarter, with Franklin Regional leading 21-17 going into quarter two.
But the Cavaliers offense sputtered in the second quarter and the Panthers took advantage. Kadyn Hannah and Caden Smith combined for 16 of Franklin Regional's 19 points in the quarter, and the Panthers extended their lead to 40-21 at halftime. Hannah had 17 first half points for Franklin Regional.
Kiski Area played the Panthers much closer in the second half, but the damage in the second quarter was too much to overcome. The Panthers outscored the Cavs 20-16 in the third, and 11-10 in the fourth, to notch their fourth conference win against no losses. Luke Kimmich had 11 second half points for the victors.
Franklin Regional's Kadyn Hannah led all scorers with 25, while teammates Caden Smith chipped in 17 and Luke Kimmich 16. Kiski Area was led by James Pearson with 16 and Calvin Heinle with 11.
Section leader Franklin Regional (4-1, 4-0) is back in action on Tuesday 1/26 with a road trip to Woodland Hills. Kiski Area (1-5, 1-3) faces a quick turnaround with a Saturday matinee non-conference game at Highlands.
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