Frankfort High’s girls basketball team was getting the turnovers in the first half, but the Lady Panthers didn’t have a lot to show for it.
That changed in the second half as FHS scored 30 points in the third quarter and went on to beat Middlesboro 64-46 Saturday night at F.D. Wilkinson Arena.
“It was poor shooting,” FHS Deron Norman said. “We talked about that at halftime. We created 15 turnovers in the first half but shot 8-of-37.
“We talked at halftime about being more focused and they responded with 50 percent shooting in the second half.”
FHS (18-4) led 15-8 after the first quarter and 24-16 at halftime.
The Lady Panthers took over in the third quarter, putting up 30 points to take a 54-29 lead at the end of the period.
FHS’ Kiana Russell scored 17 points in the third, hitting three 3-pointers in the period.
“It used to be that we didn’t respond real well to halftime talks,” Norman said, “but we’re starting to respond to those. They know what we need to do to be a good team, and they came out and put a lot of pressure on them in that quarter.”
Frankfort placed three players in double figures, led by BriAnna Burbridge with a game-high 20 points. Jasmine Washington chipped in 12 points.
Anajae Stephney was the Lady Jackets’ top scorer with 14 points. Middlesboro is now 6-19.
Frankfort plays its next game Friday at Nicholas County and returns home to play Madison Southern this coming Saturday afternoon.
MIDDLESBORO (46) – Amanda Biscardi 5, Bailey Hensley 2, Kelsi Hensley 2, Ashley Mason 12, Rayann Moyers 9, Taylor Prater 2, Anajae Stephney 14.
FRANKFORT (64) – Raven Robinson 2, Jade Morgan 1, Jasmine Washington 12, Shanae Brown 6, Sheree Brown 6, Kiana Russell 17, BriAnna Burbridge 20.