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Lady Cats improve to 4-1 with win over Northeastern

Kiersten Schell goes for a layup against Northeastern

The Franklin County Lady Wildcats hosted the Northeastern Lady Knights Friday night in Brookville. The first frame saw the squads play even with the lead changing hands several times. With two minutes to go in the frame, tied at 9-9, Kassidy Schell connected on a deep three to to put FC on top. The Lady Cats led after the first frame 14-11. Franklin County took an even larger lead three minutes into the second period after Macy Crain scored on a put back putting FC up 23-16. Northeastern then went on an 11-point run to take the lead 25-23 with 45 seconds to go in the half. Nicole Mears tied the game back up with the free throws just be fore the half ended.

The third frame began with both teams scoring before the Lady Cats scored six unanswered points and went up 33-27. FC kept the lead at five points for the next three minutes until Northeastern sent the Lady Cats to the free throw line. With Schell, Crain, and Tiffany Billman combining to go 12 of 12 from the charity stripe in the frame. Northeastern came up short on their final six shots in the quarter and the Lady Cats went into the fourth quarter up 46-33. The FC defense held the Lady Knights to just six fourth quarter points while scoring 15 with Billman going 7 of 10 from the free throw line in the frame. The Lady Cats moved to 4-1 with the 61-39 victory. Billman led all scorers in the game with 17 points. Crain finished with a career high 15, Ka. Schell scored 10, Mears 9, Josie Rolfes 6, and Kiersten Schell finished with 4 points. Northeastern was led in scoring by their 6’3 junior center Addisen Mastriano with 12 points. The Lady Cats will be back in action next Friday when they travel to Union County to take on the Lady Patriots.

Nicole Mears works the paint against the Lady Knights
Tiffany Billman led all scorers with 17 points on Friday night

Lady Cats, 3-0, Schell Shock opponents over the weekend

Kiersten Schell

The Franklin County Lady Wildcats’ basketball team had about as good a weekend as coach Kyle VanMeter could have asked for as his team starts the season 3-0. Franklin County’s last 3-0 start came in 2017 when they started 5-0 before falling to Lawrenceburg.
Friday night FC dominated host Rising Sun with a 75-32 victory. Senior Kassidy Schell had a career night, scoring 35 points and tying the school record by hitting seven three-pointers; she tied Whitney Gillman and Amber Calihan. Schell nearly matched the single-game record of 40 points scored by Brandi Jolliff, a mark which has stood since 2007.
The Lady Cats went up 19-6 after the first frame with Schell hitting three of her long balls in the period. Another solid quarter put FC up 41-12 at halftime.
The third frame went to the Lady Cats, and they took a 30-point lead into the fourth quarter, 58-28. In the final frame the Lady Cats added 17 points and held the Lady Shiners to just four points to give them the 43-point blowout. Schell’s 35 points led FC; junior Nicole Mears and sophomore Tiffany Billman each chipped in 10 points in the victory.
Saturday’s matchup saw the Lady Cats face the Madison Lady Cubs in the home gymnasium. The Lady Cats played spoiler to the Lady Cubs’ season opener with a 46-39 win.
Senior Kiersten Schell was leading scorer for FC, dropping 16 points on Madison.
FC jumped out to 13-8 lead after the first frame and went into halftime up 24-17. The second half began with Madison going on a run while holding the Lady Cats to just six points in the frame. FC escaped with a two-point lead through three stanzas.
A 16-point fourth quarter from FC and great defense got the Lady Cats the 7-point victory. Ka. Schell was second in scoring for FC with 12 points. Cam Cahall scored a dozen for the Cubs and Breck Ralston had 10.
Friday night the Lady Cats are back in action facing off with Northeastern. FC will be celebrating youth night and introducing all the youth program players before the varsity game. Friday is also Veteran’s Day. FCHS will be honoring all veterans at the game. If you are a veteran, you and your family will be admitted into the game for FREE that night.