• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Jackets roll to 62-48 win over Franklin County

The Woodford County High School boys' basketball team beat Franklin County 62-48 at the Hive Friday, Jan. 11. The Jackets outscored the Flyers 36-23 in the second half to secure the win. WCHS senior Corey George had a monster game on the glass totaling 13 rebounds, and fellow senior Brandon Cromwell had 8. "I am glad we had so many people in our gym tonight," said Cromwell. "Big props to our student section tonight. They were fantastic, and it was a great environment. I hope they know that when they get loud like that it gets our adrenaline pumping and we take our game to another level." The Jackets began the game on a 6-0 run, highlighted by Cromwell’s long three-pointer by that brought the packed house to its feet. The Flyers responded with their own basket from beyond the arc and cut Woodford’s lead in half. Cromwell hit another from downtown, and junior Ashton Myles-Devore hit a three at the buzzer to give Woodford a 14-6 lead at the end of the quarter. Emotions were running high early in the second quarter when WCHS senior Ryan Duke and FCHS senior Amir Lee got tangled up going after a loose ball. Lee received a technical foul and Cromwell made both shots from the charity stripe. Woodford found themselves in foul trouble early in the second quarter. The Jackets had exceeded 10 fouls by the five-minute mark of the second quarter. Franklin County fought their way back into the game at the foul line and cut Woodford’s lead to just one point on a half-court basket at the buzzer by FCHS senior Kyle Stivers. "We have big-time players that can make big-time shots," said WCHS junior Anthony Tabor. "Myles-Devore and Cromwell were incredible tonight. My job is to find the guys that are feeling it and keep feeding them the ball. We play with heart, and I think we showed that tonight." Cromwell scored the first four points of the second half on a pair of layups and Franklin County quickly called a timeout. The Flyers briefly took the lead after going on a 6-0 run, but Cromwell scored eight straight for the Jackets to give them a seven-point advantage. The Flyers cut the lead back to four, but Myles-Devore drained another three-pointer with just a few ticks left on the clock to give Woodford a seven-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. "My team makes me look like I know what I am doing," joked WCHS Coach Ryan Wilson. "We didn't make any adjustments at halftime. We were getting good shots already, but they weren't falling. Our guys changed the approach of how they created their shots, and once they started to go in, we were able to string some together." Myles-Devore opened the fourth quarter by making another three-pointer and pushing Woodford's lead to 10. WCHS sophomore Hunter Penn scored eight points, and Ben Nash added four points to help seal Woodford's victory. "I felt great out there tonight," said Myles-Devore. "I didn't have a rhythm at first, but once I found it, I felt confident to take the shots. We just keep working hard, and hopefully, the shots will keep falling."

Cromwell led all scorers with 26 points, Myles-Devore added 14 and Penn had 13.

Sayre The Jackets crushed Sayre, 60-30, Tuesday, Jan. 8. The Jackets overmatched the Spartans on both sides of the ball. The Jackets led 13-6 after the first quarter with Cromwell and Nash each scoring five points, and Myles-Devore hitting a three-pointer. Woodford increased its lead to 31-16 by halftime. Myles-Devore scored seven points in the second quarter, and senior Alex Morgan drained a three-pointer. Cromwell scored seven points to lead the Jackets in the third quarter as Woodford pushed its lead to 21 points by the end of the third quarter. The Jackets shut the Spartans down in the fourth quarter, allowing just three points; and freshman Hunter Penn was terrific with six points in the paint. Myles-Devore led all scorers with 16 points, and Cromwell added 14.

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