Boys Basketball - Penn-Trafford vs Franklin Regional
Franklin Regional Boys Open Section Play with 60-48 Win at Penn-Trafford
Franklin Regional opened a double-digit first half lead, then kept Penn-Trafford at bay throughout the second half, to win 60-48 in the section opener for both teams on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City.
The visiting Panthers opened a 7-1 lead before the Warriors scored their first field goal midway through the opening quarter. Franklin Regional led 11-5 after one quarter of play.
The Warriors offense came to life in the second quarter, scoring 16 points among 4 players. But the Panthers countered by turning their offense up a notch too, as they padded their margin to 12 to lead 33-21 at halftime. Cooper Rankin had 10 and Fin Hutchison had 8 second quarter points for the Panthers.
The second half was an evenly matched battle throughout, with both teams putting up 11 points in the third and 16 in the fourth. Penn-Trafford never got close enough to seriously threaten, as Franklin Regional notched their first Class 5A Section 3 win of the season with a final score of 60-48.
The Panthers has four players in double figures, led by Cooper Rankin with 18 and Cam Rowell with 15. Fin Hutchison and Max Leven added 11 each. The Warriors got points from 8 players, with Ian Temple leading the way with 15.
Both teams are back in action with section games on 1/6. Franklin Regional (7-3, 1-0) will host Kiski Area while Penn-Trafford (2-8, 0-1) travels to Gateway.
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