It was a tale of two halves for the Franklin County boys basketball team Tuesday night as it lost to Lincoln County 78-65.
Taking on LCHS, the Flyers (0-6) erased poor shooting and erratic defense in the first half with a barrage of points and hard-nosed defense in the second half.
FCHS' problems stemmed from senior Jonathon True. True, a 6-foot-9 center being recruited by the likes of Morehead State, Georgetown and Murray State, scored 14 points before intermission and added seven rebounds and four blocks. He also altered several Flyers' shots in the process.
True eventually finished with a game-high 28 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks for the game.
LCHS (3-2) was also able to compliment True's outstanding performance in the first half with near-flawless outside shooting. The Patriots capitalized on the attention True garnered and hit five three-pointers in the first half.
The backcourt duo of Chris Hart and Nate Rice took notice of the open shots and scored 21 and 13 points, respectively.
The result of the outstanding inside-outside play was a 34-19 LCHS lead at halftime.
"I thought in the first half what contributed to their lead was us getting a little out of sync guarding the three-point shot," coach Scott Chalk said. "They were able to build the lead on three or four threes in the second quarter, and that was big because we could never really get over the hump after that."
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