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Story Archives: Patriot freshmen fall to Wossman Wildcats
|Patriot freshmen fall to Wossman Wildcats|
The Franklin Parish Patriots (4-0) split a pair of games Monday night as the junior varisty defeated the Wossman Wildcats, 44-41, and the freshman Patriots (0-1) fell victim to the Wildcats, 47-27.
In the freshman contest, Wossman used several turnovers and some solid shooting to their advantage and built a commanding 13-1 lead after the first quarter of play.
The second quarter belonged to the Patriots as FPHS rallied to cut into the defecit. Devonta Carter led the charge in the second quarter and finished with five points in the game. Wossman went to the lockers at the break leading FPHS 17-10.
The second half belonged to the Wildcats as Wossman continued their hard nosed defensive efforts and kept getting tough baskets to fall.
Wossman built a 34-18 lead after the third quarter yet Rico Beckwith put the ball in the hoop well for the freshman Patriots. Beckwith, like Carter, finished the contest with five points for the Patriots and Demarquise Robinson scored four points for Franklin Parish.
Wossman closed the game strong and rebounded well in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory. Wossman scored 13 points in the final frame compared to nine for the Patriots.
Jay Jackson led the Wossman Wildcats in the freshman contest with 15 points on the night.
In the junior varsity contest, the Patriots controlled the contest from the opening whistle. The Patriots came out with a smooth shooting stroke and aggressive defense that built them a commanding 13-8 lead after the first quarter against Wossman.
Wossman tightened down on defense and made a few critical shots to cut into the Franklin Parish lead. Franklin was able to get enough offense in that second frame to hold on to a 21-17 halftime advantage.
Wossman came out for the second half even more together than they left the first half and the third quarter was not a solid one for the Patriots. Some missed shots and missed opportunities for rebounds cost the Patriots as the Wildcats outscored the Patriots 15-9 in the third quarter alone.
The troubles were not meant to last, however, as the Patriots put together a solid fourth quarter and closed out their fourth consecutive win of the young season by outscoring Wossman 10-9 in the fourth quarter.
Wilson Curtis lead the way for Franklin Parish with 16 points. Yoxavier Grant added 10 points for the Patriots.
Curtis Clevelan was the leading scorer for Wossman with 13 points.