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Franklin County comes back to beat Danville in overtime

By LINDA YOUNKIN

linda.younkin@state-journal.com

FRANKFORT — In a game of runs, Franklin County’s boys basketball team had the last one, beating Danville 62-55 in overtime Monday at FCHS.

Danville led at the end of the first three quarter breaks — 13-10, 25-21 and 39-34 — but the Flyers were in the midst of a 17-0 run when the third quarter ended.

By the end of Franklin County’s run, the Flyers led 44-39 with 5:20 left in regulation.

The Admirals took a 50-48 lead with 1:29 remaining on a layup by No. 4.

FCHS tied the game at 50-50 with 18 seconds left, and Danville was called for an offensive charge with just under two seconds remaining.

The Flyers missed a shot at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime.

Danville was without DeShaud St. Martin and Zach Thornton in overtime, who fouled out in regulation.

Danville opened the extra period with a 3-pointer by Dante Hayden, but the Admirals went cold after that.

They had one more basket, by Darrian Bell, that tied the game at 55-55 with 1:46 remaining, and it was Danville’s last basket of the game as the Flyers closed out the contest on a 7-0 run.

Dawson and Zach Thornton both scored 13 points to lead Danville, followed by Dante Hayden with 12 points, Bell with eight, DeShaud St. Martin with four, Caden Hill with three, and Damion Givens-Ford with two points.

Franklin County’s Kyle Stivers led all players with 24 points.