Special to the Daily Journal
Franklin College held Wittenberg to just
three points in the final nine minutes to post
a 49-37 women’s basketball win Tuesday.
The Grizzlies, who trailed by as many as
three points five minutes into the contest,
took control and built a six-point lead at 27-21
After the break, Franklin (7-3) led by eight
points on four occasions before the Tigers
whittled the deficit to three at 37-34 with 9:38
remaining. Franklin outscored Wittenberg
12-3 the rest of the way.
Franklin College sophomore forward
Nichole Thompson, a Greenwood Community
High School graduate, hit 8 of 13 shots
to lead all scorers with 17 points off the
Junior forward Krista Schott added nine
points, seven rebounds, five assists and three
blocks with senior center Jess Prewett contributing
a game-best 10 rebounds.
The Grizzlies will be off until Dec. 29 when
they host Benedictine University.