Lady Patriots wait for bracket placement

Franklin Parish dropped a pair of close district games in Winnsboro Friday as the Patriots boys dropped a 50-47 contest, while the Lady Patriots fell 55-50.

Neville led 18-9 after the first period, but the Patriots cut the lead to 30-27 at halftime.

The Tigers led 44-39 going into the final quarter.

Franklin Parish held Neville to six points in the fourth, but only managed eight in the final stanza.

The Patriots, 8-18, have lost eight games by six points or less this season.

Franklin Parish led by two points with two minutes remaining in the game.

“We made a few mistakes defensively,” said Franklin Parish head coach Terry Martin. “We did that to ourselves. But with injuries and losing Isaac (Robinson) leaving at Christmas, we’ve had some young guys who have really stepped up. We just have to keep grinding and finish strong.”

Zyon Thomas led Franklin Parish with 21 points, while Jalen Martin added 10.

The Lady Patriots fell to the Lady Tigers 55-50.

“It was a tough game, but a well-played game,,” said Franklin Parish girls coach Cassandra Wiley. “We’re waiting now to see where we are in the brackets.”

Shemira Boley-Brown led Franklin Parish with 25 points. Laki Crockett added 12 and Ka’Daja Hanks 10.

Franklin Parish fell to 15-10.

Neville is coached by Winnsboro High graduate Lori Guimbellot.

Franklin Parish takes on Bastrop Friday.

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