Junior guard Jordan Beers became Franklin’s all-time leading scorer in leading the host Purple Devils to a 70-61 Tri-Valley League girls basketball victory over visiting Morris on Friday.
Beers finished with 38 points and passed 1985 graduate Denise McNeilly atop Franklin’s scoring charts. McNeilly graduated with 1,643 points. Beers needed five points to go past McNeilly. Beers finished the night with 1,677 points.
“This is really a great day for Franklin,” Purple Devils coach Mike Dutcher said of Beers’ record.
Beers has been playing varsity basketball since the seventh grade.
Franklin (13-0, 11-0) took control by outscoring the Mustangs, 27-8, in the second quarter to take a 42-24 lead into halftime.
Marisa Cawley contributed 21 points, 21 rebounds and four blocks for Franklin, which will host Laurens on Tuesday.
Amanda Flint and Haley Wist had 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Morris, which trails Franklin by two games in the loss column in the West Division standings.
Davenport 52, Stamford 46
Sarah Haight scored a team-high 20 points to lead visiting Davenport in the Delaware League.
Cassie Wubbenhorst and Kassie Jeffers contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Wildcats, who went 15-for-20 from the free throw line. Wubbenhorst led the way with a 7-for-8 performance.
Naleah Meier had her varsity high of 22 points to lead Stamford (8-6, 7-4).
Hancock 54, Walton 29
Lea Newman scored 19 points and Ashley Banicky had 10 points and 14 rebounds as host Hancock (8-8, 5-6) cruised to a MAC win.
Cortney Miller’s 15 points paced the Warriors.
Hancock is the No. 7 seed for the MAC 5-8 Tournament and will visit No. 6 Afton on Tuesday or Wednesday in the semifinals. No. 4 Greene and No. 8 Sidney will meet in the other semi. The winners advance to the 5-8 final Feb. 12.
G-MU 32, Laurens 24
Mackenzie Talbot scored eight of her 11 points in the third quarter, keeping Gilbertsville-Mount Upton ahead en route to a Tri-Valley League win at home.