The Franklin Academy boys basketball team put up solid numbers against Central but fell in their first district contest, 61-47.

The Cougars stayed within striking distance the entire game but could not seem to take the lead. At the end of the first quarter, Central led 17-9 and kept the lead at the end of the first half, 31-22.

The Cougars continued to play hard in the second half but was still behind at the end of the third regulation, 47-33.

Loren Rollins had a good night offensively, as he led the Cougars with 13 points.

Jacob Banks and Robert Newman contributed with 11 points each.

Cougar’s record drops to 3-7 overall and 0-1 in district play.

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