Grizzlies hang on at Anderson

Special to the Daily Journal

Franklin College had a double-digit lead in the second half slip away but regrouped to prevail 75-70 in its Heartland Conference men’s basketball clash at Anderson late Saturday afternoon.

The Grizzlies evened their HCAC record at 3-3 and improved to 8-5 overall, while the Ravens dropped to 3-3 in the league and 7-6.

The Ravens, who played without senior guard Phil Hogan sidelined by injury, came close to pulling off a dramatic comeback win after trailing by as many as a dozen points early in the second period.

Hogan averaged 38.0 points in three outings between Dec. 17 and Jan. 2, scoring 55 points at La Verne (Calif.) in an Anderson win on Dec. 29.

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