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Wapahani clips Frankton's wings

December 21, 2011
Mid-Eastern Conference

FRANKTON, Ind. — The No. 8-ranked Wapahani Raiders stormed into The Eagles Nest and knocked over all the eggs on Tuesday night, defeating Frankton 63-51 at Frankton High School.

The Raiders raced out to a 23-9 lead early in the second quarter and led by as many as 18 points in the final period. Frankton got as close as 33-27 with three minutes left in the third quarter, but Wapahani scored the final eight points of the period to end the threat.

“It’s hard to fall behind a team like that and come back,” said Frankton basketball coach Brent Brobston. “They got after it and we expect to do a better job of running our offense.”

The Eagles were led by Aaron Korn with 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists, hitting 7-of-15 field goals and 2-of-3 free throws.

Freshman Austin Compton was also in double figures with 10 points, six rebounds and two assists, making 3-of-7 field goals and 3-of-4 from the line.

Jeremy Jenkins added eight points and three assists, and Trevor Hughes chipped in with a team-high eight rebounds and three steals.

Frankton shot 36 percent from the field, including just 30 percent in the first half when it trailed 28-18. Waphani finished at 48 percent shooting, including 60 percent in the second half.

“Our offensive execution wasn’t very good,” said Brobston. “The first half we had poor shot selection. We took better shots in the third and fourth quarters. It was a good learning experience for our kids to see (a team like) this.”

Frankton outrebounded Wapahani 35-33, including 16-12 on the offensive glass. However, the Raiders had the advantage in points in the paint (24-18), assists (17-10), turnovers (12-15), points off turnovers (20-8), second chance points (12-6) and bench scoring (27-11).

Frankton (3-4) hosts Tri on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Wapahani improved to 6-1.

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