FHS holds off Madison Central for 71-67 win

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

About the only thing that didn't go well for Frankfort High's boys basketball team Tuesday night was its free throw shooting.

"I've always been told you don't win games when you do that," FHS coach Deron Norman said of his team's 19-for-33 performance from the foul line.

But the Panthers did win, beating Madison Central 71-67 at F.D. Wilkinson gym.

Frankfort placed four players in double figures while picking up its sixth straight victory after a 2-5 start this season.

"It's just clicking now," said FHS junior point guard Will Current, who led all scorers with 17 points. "Every player knows what they're supposed to do. Coach said once we found our roles we'd start rolling."

Current got the scoring started with a three-point play just 1 1/2 minutes into the game, and FHS led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter.

"We've gotten ourselves to the point we've been coming out and setting the pace," Norman said. "We were getting to the end of lanes for some easy buckets, but I told the kids you're not going to get that against a team like Madison Central.

"We didn't struggle on offense, but it took some effort to score," he added. "The first thing is take the ball at people, and Will set the pace by taking the ball to the hole because they'd stepped up and covered Aaron (Dunaway) and Tory (Robertson) on the perimeter. Will's a mature point guard, and he knows when he's got something he can take it."

For more on this story, see Wednesday's State Journal.

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