Lady Flyers finish fourth at Republic Bank Classic

Special to The State Journal Published:

LEXINGTON – Franklin County’s girls basketball team finished fourth in the Republic Bank Classic at Lexington Catholic Sunday.

The Lady Flyers (7-4) fell to Bryan Station 60-49 in the third-place game. On Saturday night Bowling Green defeated FCHS 67-43 in the semifinals.

Franklin County’s Nannilena White and Raven Timmons were named to the all-tournament team.

FCHS is hosting the Staxx BBQ Capital City Showdown starting Thursday.

Third-place game

Bryan Station pulled out to a 15-point lead at halftime and kept its advantage in double figures in the second half.

The Lady Defenders (8-6) were ahead 19-14 after the first quarter and outscored FCHS 15-5 in the second period.

Franklin County’s Dasia Kilbourne led all players with 18 points, and Raven Timmons had 13.

Also scoring for FCHS were Nannilena White with seven points, Tori Zeigler with five, and Malaka Frank and Princess Stewart with three points each.

Bryan Station’s Serena Sandusky, who has committed to Butler, had 15 points. Teammate Hallie Crumbie had nine points and 11 rebounds.

Semifinals

The Lady Purples shot over 60 percent from 3-point range and placed four players in double figures in their win over Franklin County.

Bowling Green was ahead 17-9 after the first quarter and 37-26 at halftime. Going into the final period the Lady Purples had extended their lead to 54-32.

Rebecca Cook led the Lady Flyers with nine points, followed by Nannilena White with eight points, Malaka Frank with seven, Dasia Kilbourne with five, Raven Timmons with four, Anna Arrastia and Brittany Mello with three points each, and Princess Stewart and Angela Wickman with two points each.

Franklin County shot 43 percent from two-point range but was just 1-for-11 on 3-pointers.

Cook also led FCHS with a game-high nine rebounds.

Diamond Marshall had 13 points to lead Bowling Green.

The Lady Purples (9-2) lost to Marion County 66-43 Sunday in the tournament’s championship game.

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