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Lions fall to Ben Franklin

SoVaNow.com / December 11, 2017
The Halifax County Middle School boys basketball team fell at home to Ben Franklin Middle Thursday night, 38-32.

Riley Hill scored 12 points and Nyziah Mcheimer added nine, as the Franklin squad clamped down on the Lions in the second half. Halifax managed five second half points, all by Javeon Morris. He hit a two-point basket in the third period and a three-pointer in the final stanza.

Halifax had a respectable first half, but really fizzled on offense in the second half. Halifax scored 12 points in the first period and 17 in the second quarter, before going bust in the second half.

Wyatt Nelson scored six for Haalifax, all in the second quarter. Mikyler Smalls and Zack Carter had four points each.

Halifax had some issues with fouling, as the Lions sent Franklin to the charity stripe 15 times. The visitors connected eight times.

Halifax ran into foul trouble, with Smalls getting four fouls. Carter and Jordan Ross, who had one second quarter basket, had three fouls apiece. Halifax finished three-for-three from the foul line.

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