Lady Dawgs remain perfect in 7-3A hoops action

by Sean Dunlap

Franklin County’s varsity girls hoops squad continued to dominate 7-3A district play in taking a pair of victories over Wesson, 39-33, and Wilkinson County, 51-27, last week.

The Lady Bulldogs have a 16-7 overall record on the current basketball season while maintaining an unblemished 8-0 mark in regional play.

FC had previously beaten Wesson, 54-36, back on Tuesday, Jan. 10 and unpended Wilkinson County, 56-22, on Friday, Jan. 6.

FC 39, WESSON 33

Franklin County’s offense squeezed out sufficient points in the first half to ultimately dominate the Wesson Lady Cobras on Friday, Jan. 27.

The Lady Dawgs outscored the home team by an 11-7 margin in the first frame and a 5-2 advantage in the second quarter.

With a seven point lead, 16-9, to start the second half, Franklin County battled Wesson to a 13-all tie in the third quarter with the Lady Cobras going on an 11-10 run in the final eight minutes of regulation.

Ja’Kya Brown paced the FC effort with a team-high 12 points while DeAsia Buie, Harmoni Porter and Niyla Wright finished with nine points apiece.

The Lady Bulldogs ended the game with a 13-of-29 (44.8 percent) shooting performance from the free throw line as Buie and Porter were both 3-of-4 (75 percent), Brown was 6-of-15 (40 percent) and Wright was 1-of-3 (33.3 percent).

Da’Shara Hannon was 0-of-3 from the stripe against Wesson.


Franklin County managed to overrun the Wilkinson County Lady Wildcats in three of the four quarters played during the Wednesday, Jan. 25 showdown in Woodville.

FC outscored its opponent 16-6 in the first quarter, 12-9 in the second and 15-4 in the third.

The two squads battled to an 8-all tie in the fourth frame, but the Lady Dawgs’ early lead was more than sufficient to claim the victory.

Brown and Wright had the hot hands against the Lady Wildcats with 16 and 12 points, respectively, to pace FC.

Buie finished with seven points as Raine Edmond came off the bench to score six.

Porter earned four points for the visiting team while Kennedy Washington scored three, Teearlynn Faust added two and Arya Williams ended up with one.

Franklin County was 11-of-32 at the charity stripe against Wilkinson County with Wright leading the way by draining 4-of-5 (80 percent) and Washington and Williams sinking 1-of-2 (50 percent) apiece.

Brown was 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) from the line while Buie connected on 1-of-4 (25 percent). Porter, Faust and Jessany Harness were 0-of-2 and Edmond was 0-of-1.

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Franklin County’s girls were slated to face off against Hazlehurst on Tuesday, Jan. 31, but results were not available at press time.

A recap of the game will appear in next week’s edition of The Franklin Advocate.

The Lady Dawgs will conclude their regular hoops campaign on Friday, Feb. 3 with a contest at home against Jefferson County.

The “Senior Night” observance will be held in conjunction with Friday’s contest to be played in Meadville.