FCHS spikes Lady Generals

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Rebounding is an area which has caused the Frankfort High girl's basketball team problems all season.

But that wasn't the case Tuesday night as the Lady Panthers dominated the glass and went on to a 48-41 win over Sayre at F.D. Wilkinson gym.

The game was the opening round of the All A 11th Region tournament. Next up for FHS is a 6:30 p.m. matchup Wednesday in the semifinals versus Berea. The game will be at F.D. Wilkinson gym.

In Wednesday's other semifinal, Lexington Christian will take on Model at 8 p.m. The finals are tentatively set for Friday night.

Sayre came into Tuesday's matchup having won eight of its last nine games. But Frankfort earned the win thanks to a solid effort on the boards, outrebounding the Lady Spartans 41-29.

"All five players were going to the boards," FHS coach Nikki Smith said of her players. "A lot of time, we're caught standing around, but tonight pretty much everyone was going to the boards. And we didn't give Sayre many second chances."

Frankfort got most of its rebounds from senior guard Brittany Wilson, who pulled down 12 rebounds and scored a career-high 28 points in the win.

"None of her shots were forced," Smith said of Wilson. "She got some points off the press and off the penetration, and she hit some outside shots tonight. But everything came in the offense without being forced."

Still, Wilson said rebounding was the key.

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