Franklin girls top Shelbyville to halt 7-game losing streak


The streak is over and the Franklin Community High School girls basketball team is ready to host its Class 4A sectional beginning next week.

The Grizzly Cubs hadn’t won since Dec. 28 when they beat New Palestine in their own holiday tournament.

But after dropping seven straight, Franklin rebounded in a big way by defeating host Shelbyville, 43-37, Tuesday night.

Cubs coach Walt Raines said with the kind of season the team has had to endure, it’s satisfying to know it is headed in the right direction again.

“It has been a long season, and it’s not up to the standards that we’re used to,” Raines said. “We’ve had to work through a lot of injuries and accidents and the whole nine yards, plus we’ve got a lot of freshmen playing out there. But I think the kids have stepped up to the occasion here and we played a brutal schedule.”

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