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Flyers hand Indians first 19-2A

loss 59-40 at LaPoynor Jan. 25

The LaPoynor Flyers handed the Frankston Indians their first District 19-2A loss 59-40 Tuesday, Jan. 25 while increasing their record to 3-1 and their season mark to 23-6, according to reports by Indians and Flyer coaches.

The loss by the Indians made their season record 20-5 and their district mark 3-1.

The Flyers had a big first quarter, taking a 20-7 lead. The Indians came back, taking a 14-12 edge in the second period but they trailed 32-21 at halftime. Neither team could score as much in the third quarter but the Flyers had an 11-5 advantage extending their lead to 43-26. The final quarter was close but the Flyers had a 16-14 edge to further assure their final victory.

Two LaPoynor players scored in double figures. Dijuan Whitehead led with 17 points and Cooper Gracey sank 16. Kase Johnston scored 9 and Evan Almeida 8. Matt Driskell had 5 and Cort Reid 4. Almeida had two 3-point goals and Johnston, Driskell and Gracey 1 each. Gracey was 3 for 5 at the free throw line and Whitehead was 1 for 2.

According to Flyers Coach Jim Reid, Whitehead had 13 rebounds and 3 assists. Gracey had 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 deflections. Almeida had 4 rebounds and 5 steals. Johnston had 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and a deflection. Driskell had 3 rebounds, an assist, a steal and 2 deflections.  Reid had 2 rebounds, 3 assists and a deflection.

Indians Coach Scotty Albritton reported that Cael Bruno was leading scorer for Frankston with 13 points. Caleb Ramsey had 9,  and Benton Allen and Isaiah Allen 6 each. Reese Hicks, Kason Newport and Kody Loebig each scored 2. Bruno had a three-point goal. Benton Allen was 2 for 4 at the free throw line. Bruno was 4 for 7 and Ramsey 1 for 2.

The Indians will go to Martins Mill for action on Friday, Jan. 28. Junior varsity action begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by Maidens and Indians varsity play.

The Flyers will be at Cayuga on Friday with JV play starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by varsity games for the Lady Flyers and Flyers.

Score by Quarters:

Indians     7    14      5    14 — 40

Flyers     20    12    11    16 — 59

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Lady Flyers win over Maidens;

Frankston JV wins on Jan. 25

The LaPoynor Lady Flyers varsity improved their district record to 5-1 Tuesday, Jan. 25 with a 67-44 victory over the Frankston Maidens, now 3-3 in district play, according to reports from coaches for both teams.

In the junior varsity game, the Maidens JV won over the Lady Flyer JV 32-12, boosting their season record to 14-2 and the district mark to 4-0.

The Lady Flyers took an early 16-8 lead but the Maidens came back in the second quarter to outscore the LaPoynor girls 17-12 to narrow the Lady Flyer lead to 28-25. In the third quarter the Lady Flyers extended their lead to 44-33 with a 16-8 performance over the Maidens. Flyers scorers secured the win with a 23-11 fourth quarter. The Lady Flyers hit 92 percent of their free throws, sinking 23 of 25.

Three Flyers players scored in double figures in the game. Markayla Hurd led with 18 points, followed by Payton Maze’s 15 points and Kitty Eldridge’s 12. Natalie Tobin and Tmia Mitchell each had 9 and Bre Howard had 4. Hurd, Maze, Mitchell and Tobin each had three-point field goals. At the free throw line, Howard was 2 for 2, Eldridge 4 for 4, Hurd 5 for 5, Maze 6 of 8, Mitchell 2 for 2 and Tobin 4 of 4.

Two Maidens were in double figures. Wila Davis had 15 and Maggie Caveness 14. Ja’Shalyn (Shay) Hatton had 9,  and Brianna (Bri) Looney, Kaylee Davis and Bandy Bizzell 2 each. Wila Davis had three 3-point goals. She was 2 for 2 at the free throw line. Hatton was 3 for 4 in free throws and Caveness was 2 for 4.

According to Lady Flyers Coach Jammie Maze, other statistics were:

For the Lady Flyers, Payton Maze had 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 deflections. Eldridge had 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 2 deflections. Tobin had 4 rebounds, an assist, a block, 2 steals and a deflection. Howard had 3 rebounds, an assist, 3 steals and 3 deflections. Thaw had 2 rebounds and a steal. Mitchell had 2 rebounds, a steal and a deflection. Hurd had a rebound, 6 assists, 5 steals and 2 deflections.

For the Maidens, Caveness had 15 rebounds, an assist and 2 steals. Hatton had 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and a deflection. Wila Davis had 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Looney had 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and a deflection. Kaylee Davis had 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. Bizzell had 2 rebounds and an assist.

Maidens JV defeats Lady Flyers JV 32-12

Maidens JV Coach Suzanne Braly reported that her team started out slow but picked up the pace  and “played much better in the second half” in their victory.

The Frankston girls had a 6-2 lead in the first quarter and led 11-7 at halftime. In the third quarter they had an 8-1 edge and they scored in double figures in the final quarter 13-4 to secure the win.

Leading scorer for the Maidens JV was Kaysiah Burnett with 12 points, nine in the final quarter. Kaysie Nabors, Desi Hatton and Pauline Passchier had 4, Zoey Walker 3, and Aryonna Hatton and Trinity Coats 2 each. Mariyah Hatton had 1.

The Maidens go to Martins Mill on Friday, Jan. 28 with JV action starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by varsity actions by the Maidens and the Indians.

The Lady Flyers will be at Cayuga the same day with JV action scheduled at 4:30 followed by varsity games by the Lady Flyers and Flyers varsities following.

Scores by Quarters:

Maidens            8    17      8    11 — 44       Maidens JV          6   5   8   13 — 32

Lady Flyers    16    12    16    23 — 67       Lady Flyers JV    2   5   1     4 — 12

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Indians top Cross Roads 79-24

as defense, offense dominates

The Frankston Indians varsity basketball team defense held Cross Roads to single digits in every quarter while the Indian offense was sinking 15 three-point field goals to spark a 79-24 victory Friday night, Jan. 21, according to a report by Indian Coach Scotty Albritton. 

The win boosted the Indians’ District 19-2A record to 3-0 and their season record to 20-4.

The Indians came on the court at Cross Roads and immediately scored a 26-6 lead in the first quarter. By halftime they had turned an 18-8 second quarter performance into a 44-11 halftime lead. Their second half was almost as impressive as they outscored Cross Roads 15-8 in the third and 20-5 in the fourth to amass their winning 55-point margin.

Three Indians scored in double figures but Kody Loebig recorded a season high 30 points, mostly on the strength of eight 3-pointers, six in the first half. Jake Westbrook scored 15 points, including three 3-point goals in the second half. Cael Bruno had 14 points, including a 3-point goal. Benton Allen helped with 8 points, three of which came on a three-point basket. Kason Newport’s 6 points came on two 3s. Caleb Ramsey score 4 and was 2 for 2 at the free throw line. Reese Hicks added 2 points for the Tribe.

Next up for the Indians will be at LaPoynor on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Junior varsity action starts at 4:30 and the schedule includes the Maidens’ varsity game. The Indians are scheduled to play at 7:15 p.m.

Score by Quarters:

Indians          26    18    15    20 — 79

Cross Roads   6      5      8      5 — 24

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Maidens improve 19-2A record

with 64-41 win at Cross Roads

The Frankston Maidens outscored Cross Roads in every quarter Friday, Jan. 21 to take a District 19-2A victory 64-41 at Cross Roads, according to a report by Maidens Coach Christi Coker.

The win gave the Maidens a 3-2 record in district play and a 20-7 season mark.

Earlier in the evening the Maidens Junior Varsity continued their winning ways with a decisive 51-16 victory over their Cross Roads counterparts. The Maidens JV record is 13-2 overall and 3-0 in district competition.

Led by the scoring of Ja’Shalyn (Shay) Hatton, the Maidens moved out to an 18-11 first quarter lead and then edged Cross Roads 17-15 in the second period to take a 35-26 lead into the locker room at halftime. In the second half, the Maidens’ pressure defense held their opponents to only 15 more points while scoring 29 themselves to register their winning margin.

Hatton shared the scoring lead in the game with Wila Davis, both with 15 points. Davis sank a three-point goal early in the game and was 2 for 2 at the charity stripe to help the Maiden cause. Two other Maidens, Kaylee Davis and Maggie Caveness shared second place with 11 points each. Kaylee was 3 for 4 and Maggie sank 5 of 10 free throws. Mya Mitchell and Bandy Bizzell each scored 5 and both were 1 for 2 in free throw tries. Brianna (Bri) Looney combined her defensive play with a 2-point field goal in the fourth quarter.

Maidens JV continues to win

Coach Suzanne Braly’s Maidens JV had a big night also. They continued their winning streak with a stingy defense in every quarter. Their scoring prowess started after the opening tip as they took a 13-2 lead into the second quarter. There they continued to excel with a 13-7 performance to lead 26-9 at halftime. Cross Roads did not score a point in the third quarter while the Maidens JV sank 11 points. From there the FHS girls JV put the final touch on their win with a 14-7 lead in the final period.

Multiple Frankston JV girls contributed points for the win, but Pauline Passchier scored 14 and Kaysiah Burnett had 10 to lead the pack. Three players scorer 6 points. They were Trinity Coats, Kaysie Nabors and Desi Hatton. Nabors was 2 for 3 at the free throw line. Aryonna Hatton had 5 and Mariyah Hatton and Kennedi Musselman each had 2 points. Many of the  team’s two-point goals were the results of their pressure defense.

The Frankston varsity and JV will be going to LaPoynor on Tuesday, Jan. 25 with the JV seeking a repeat win and the varsity hoping to even things up with a victory over a LaaPoynor team which had won their first round meeting. JV action is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game at about 6 p.m., followed by the boys contest.

Scores by Quarters:

Maidens         18    17    13    16 — 64       Maidens JV    13    13    11    14 — 51

Cross Roads   11    15      6      9 — 41      Cross Roads     2      7      0      7 — 16

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Flyers take convincing 100-55

win over Kerens five Jan. 21

The LaPoynor Flyers increased their District 19-2A record to 2-1 and their season mark to 22-6 Friday, Jan. 21 with a convincing 100-55 victory over the Kerens Bobcats at Kerens, according to a report by Flyers Coach Jim Reid.

The Flyers led the Bobcats in every quarter, and after the tip they outscored Kerens 24-10 in the first quarter and went on to a 19-16 edge in the second period. Leading 43-26 at halftime, they proceeded to a 33-12 third quarter performance and secured their convincing win in the fourth quarter with a 24-17 advantage.

The Flyers had a 59 percent 2-point mark and were 66 percent at the free throw line. They hit 6 of 16 in 3-point tries. They had 39 rebounds and 22 steals as a team.

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