Before the season began, Frankfort High boys basketball coach Scott Chalk wanted his team to maintain the uptempo style the Panthers had become accustomed to over the past few years.
Preseason injuries, however, changed that, and FHS was forced to slow things down with a depleted bench.
Tuesday night Chalk's now-healthy team finally showed signs of his pre-season hopes as the Panthers entertained Region 11 powerhouse Lafaytette at F.D. Wilkinson Gym.
The now-able-to-run Panthers, however, couldn't overcome Lafayette's height advantage and rebounding edge as the Generals went on to an 81-77 win. Frankfort falls to 9-4 and Lafayette ups its record to 9-2.
Even with the loss, Frankfort won't be hanging its head anytime soon.
"All season this was the way we've wanted to play," Chalk said. "We can't defensively press full court yet but we've got more weapons on offense, more offensive players who can run up and down floor now."
For more on this story, see today's State Journal.