BBB: Dragons fall to Franklin Central
December 23, 2013By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School
New Palestine dropped a 73-52 decision to Franklin Central Saturday night despite 26 points from Ryan Curry.
Curry had 13 of his points in a 26-point third quarter that saw the Dragons cut a 21-point deficit to 54-44, but Franklin Central opened the fourth quarter with a 14-point run that staved off the Dragons' comeback. Curry also had a career-high 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.
Connor Roach added nine points on 3-of-6 shooting, two steals and four boards. Duke Blackwell had six points, three boards, two assists and a blocked shot. Seth Cox had four blocks and three rebounds. Brandon Jonas and Samson Haynes had three assists each for the Dragons.
Jalen Bell led three Flashes in double-figures with 21 points. FC shot 47 percent from the floor.
New Palestine (4-2) next plays Jan. 4 at Beech Grove. The JV game wll tip at 2 p.m.