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The Franklin Parish Patriots and Lady Patriots had an up and down week as they won and lost in spurts in key basketball games during the holiday student break.
On the court for the Patriots, J.C. Winn poured in double-figure scoring in three consecutive games to pace the improving Franklin Parish Patriots to a 16-5 record to start the new year.
The Patriots beat the Block Bears twice last week, the first victory coming in the first round of the Sicily Island tournament Dec. 29-30.
"J.C. Winn stepped up and scored big for us." Patriots head coach Wystee Kerry said.
"We did not do a good job of rebounding and need to improve in that area."
In the last day of the Sicily Island tournament, the Patriots lost a nail-biter to the Vidalia Vikings, 75-59.
Winn and Sidney McMillan came through on the offensive end, but the Patriots struggled to get fourth-quarter defensive stops to stifle the Vidalia offense.
On Friday night, Franklin Parish traveled to Block and again put down the Bears with a 72-44 victory. Sims led the way with 28 points with Winn adding 11.
Winn put in 32 points to lead the charge for the Patriots.
Tuesday night the Patriots travel to Vidalia to tangle with the Vikings again. They close the week with a Sicily Island road game on Friday evening.
The Lady Patriots participated in the Sterlington tournament known as the Sterlington Shootout to close out the 2008 portion of their season.
The Lady Patriots went 2-2 in their four-game set at the Sterlington Shootout. The team downed Mangham, 66-53 and Cedar Creek, 61-31 while losing to Oak Grove, 66-50 and Rayville,m 87-75.
LaTonya Whitley, Kale Scott and Jasmine Jones provided most of the heavy scoring for the Lady Patriots in this string of ups and downs.
Whitley had 25 against Rayville, 15 against Oak Grove, 21 against Cedar Creek, and 37 against Mangham; Jones had games of 15 against Mangham, 34 against Rayville, 23 against Oak Grove and 14 in the Cedar Creek game. Scott scored 19 against Cedar Creek.
Whitley scored 23 and Jones had 10 in a losing effort against Block, 61-47 in a regular season game on the first Friday of the new year.