FCHS upsets Lady Generals

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The Franklin County girls basketball team earned a big road win Monday night with a 66-54 victory against Lafayette in Lexington.

The Lady Flyers, now 8-7, got past the Lady Generals, 10-9, with the help of a balanced scoring effort and a strong third quarter.

Lafayette led 30-29 at the half but was outscored 12-6 in the third quarter.

"We did a much better job rebounding defensively in the third quarter," FCHS coach Joey Thacker said. "Our half-court man-to-man was pretty good. We went big tonight and took a chance on out-muscling them."

Five FCHS players finished in double figures. Forwards Michelle Farler, Carrie Bistline and Lindsie Barley scored 13 points apiece as did wing player DeQuala Marshall.

Point guard Brittney Williams added 11 points which included a 6-of-7 effort from the foul line in the fourth quarter.

"We took better care of the basketball and handed it out well," Thacker said. "That really shows when you get five players in double figures."

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