Grizzlies improve to 12-3, prepare for Rose-Hulman

With a big lift from its defense, the Franklin College’s women’s basketball game withstood a late rally by Manchester to beat the visiting Spartans 47-43 in Saturday’s match-up against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rivals.

With the win, the Grizzlies have a six-game winning streak and are tied for second place with Defiance in the HCAC standings.

In command for most of the game, the Grizzlies let a 40-27 lead slip away in the final five minutes of play.

The Spartans went on a 14-0 run to take a one-point lead on a pair of free throws by sophomore guard Jamie Childress.

The Grizzlies responded with a 10-foot jumper by senior Jess Prewett to reclaim the lead at 42-41.

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