FRONTENAC — An up-and-down night for the Frontenac high school basketball teams saw the Lady Raiders fall 64-56 before the boys won 60-47 against Louisburg at home on Tuesday.
FHS BOYS EARN SECOND WIN
The Frontenac boys’ team continued its recent success on Tuesday night, improving to 2-6 with a 60-47 victory over Louisburg.
The Raiders fell behind by four in the early going, but pulled back to even the game at 19-apiece by out scoring the Wildcats 7-3 in the final minute of the first quarter with the help of a 3-pointer by Peyton Brown.
FHS went on to take the lead at 31-25 after going on a 12-1 run to begin the second quarter.
The run was highlighted by seven points from Brown and included a 3-pointer from Cooper Cleland.
Frontenac went on to pull away in the second half, outscoring Louisburg 11-4 in the second half with points coming from Broc Ginavan, Jake Wilbert, Blayne Baldwin and Daniel Watts.
The Wildcats outscored FHS 9-4 in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter, but couldn’t overcome the Raiders in the end.
WILDCATS TAKE DOWN LADY RAIDERS
The Lady Raiders stayed within striking distance throughout the contest, but the Wildcats held the momentum throughout in the 64-56 loss for Frontenac.
A layup by Lauren Harper and a 3-pointer by Madison Davis put the Raiders out in front by five to begin the contest, but the Wildcats responded with 10 consecutive points to take their first lead of the game at 10-5 with four minutes remaining in the opening quarter.
Louisburg went on to take a 19-13 advantage into the second quarter and expanded the lead to 31-17 halfway through the second on the strength of a 13-2 run.
FHS got back into the contest by out scoring the Wildcats 11-4 in the final three minutes of the second quarter to take a 35-26 deficit into halftime.
The Raiders brought the score back to within five after starting the second half with back-to-back buckets by Karma Fields, but fell behind 50-36 following a 9-2 run by Louisburg to end the third quarter.
Frontenac came back to wo within three points of the lead at 54-51 with two minutes remaining in regulation on the strength of a 15-4 run to begin the fourth quarter which was highlighted by four points from Katlyn Sellars.
The Wildcats went on to hold the lead and seal the win by out scoring Frontenac 8-3 down the stretch.
— Jordan Buckamneer is the sports editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @jbuckamneer.