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Franklin College women top Wittenberg, improve to 7-3

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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

at halftime.

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.

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