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Wesson surpasses Franklin Co.; Lady Bulldogs prevail

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson Dartavious Dixon (5) looks to drive past Franklin County's defender Vincent Briggs (11) Friday night in boys action at the Snake Pit.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / Wesson Dartavious Dixon (5) looks to drive past Franklin County’s defender Vincent Briggs (11) Friday night in boys action at the Snake Pit.

WESSON – The Franklin County Lady Bulldogs and the Wesson Cobras secured a splits decision Friday night in Region 7-3A basketball action at the Snake Pitt.

The Lady Cobras fell to the Lady Bulldogs in a final score of 56-30.

In boys’ action, the Cobras and Bulldogs played a neck and neck game as Wesson managed to pull away with a 57-52 win.

The junior varsity Cobras also played a close game but the junior varsity Bulldogs surpassed Wesson for a 29-27 victory.

The Bulldogs host the Hazlehurst Indians Tuesday night. Varsity teams begin play at 6:00 for the girls and the boys play at 7:30 in Meadville.

The Cobras travel north to play the Crystal Springs Tigers. JV boys play at 5:00, varsity girls play at 6:00 and the varsity boys play at 7:30 at the Crystal Springs High School gymnasium.

Franklin County 56, Wesson 30 

The Lady Cobras suffered a disappointing loss to the Lady Bulldogs Friday night with a final score of 56-30.

Senior Brandi McInnis was the top scorer for the Lady Cobras with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Sophomore Jashia Smith was the leader on the boards for Wesson with 9 rebounds and scored 6 points. The Lady Cobras were 10/25 from the free throw line.

Franklin County juniors, Jadayla Hunt and Tadayla Hunt, scored 12 points each to paced the Lady Bulldogs’ The Lady Bulldogs were 2/6 from the charity stripe.

Lady Bulldog coach, Rickey O’Quinn commented on the win by stating, “I thought it was a good game and that we played well all around on both sides of the ball, especially on the defense end. I told the girls to be ready to play because it was Wesson Seniors Night and they would be hungry for a win.”

Wesson 57, Franklin County 52 

The Wesson Cobras and Franklin County Bulldogs provided a exciting ball game for their basketball fans as both teams fought hard in a close neck-to-neck contest. The Cobras managed to come out on top for a 57-52 victory.

Junior forward Dartavious Dixon directed the Cobras’ offense with 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Freshman Eric Rhymes scored 13 points and had 3 rebounds. The Cobras were 20/33 in free throws.

Senior Del’Evante White was the offensive leader Franklin County with a point total of 25 points and 4 rebounds. Bulldog senior, Chris Boss, was the top defender for with 10 rebounds, and scored 8 points. The Bulldogs had an average of 12/22 in free throw action.

“I think we lost the game in the 3rd quarter,” commented Rickey O’Quinn, Bulldog coach. “We got careless and threw the ball away with too many turnovers”. He continued, “We put the Cobras on the free throw line too many times and they shot well. I’m a little disappointed but we got to move on. “

In JV action,  Franklin County edged Wesson 29-27. Sophomore Landon Lewis scored 10 points and freshman Eric Rhymes made 6 points each for Wesson. Covington and Hunt were the top scorers for the JV Bulldogs with a point total of 8 each.