Stephens County comes away from Carnesville with a split in non-region basketball action.
Saturday, the Indians and Lady Indians traveled into the Lions’ Den to take on Franklin County.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians withstood a late Franklin County run to defeat the Lady Lions 48-35. Stephens County led for much of the second half by double figures, but Franklin County got within a couple of possessions late before Lexie Cash hit six of six at the free throw line to clinch the win.
Charity Major led the Lady Indians with 14 points, while Cash added 11 points. Josie Eavenson had 13 points to lead Franklin County.
Moving to the boys’ game, Stephens County fell behind big, made a comeback, but could not withstand one more late Franklin County run as the Lions beat the Indians 58-42. Stephens County trailed by around 20 at one point in the third, then cut it to four in the fourth before Tomoriea McGlockling scored 13 fourth quarter points to help the Lions pull away.
McGlockling had 25 points overall to lead the Lions. Fred Smith scored 20 points to lead Stephens County.
The Lady Indians are now 7-13 overall, while the Indian boys are 12-7.
The Franklin County girls fell to 12-7, while the Franklin County boys moved to 13-6.
Stephens County returns to region basketball play on Tuesday night when the Indians and Lady Indians make the long trip to Covington to visit Eastside. Tip-off for the girls’ game Tuesday is 6 p.m. with boys’ action to follow. Air time on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com is set for 5:45 p.m.