Frankton To Much For Boys’ Basketball Team

Posted on December 22, 2013 in Winter Sports, Wrestling

By Matt Wilson mwilson@chronicle-tribune.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Oak Hill boys’ basketball coach Kevin Renbarger said before Saturday’s game against Frankton he felt like the No. 4-ranked Eagles had the potential to win the 2A state championship.

Frankton did nothing to disprove that statement during the Hoosier Invitational at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Frankton used a hot-shooting performance to come away with a 72-42 victory over Oak Hill.

Frankton improved to 5-0 and 2-0 in the Central Indiana Conference. Oak Hill dropped to 0-5 and 0-2 in conference play.

Frankton had four players in double figures, led by senior Austin Korn’s 20 points. Junior Nick Wright added 13 points, while junior Austin Compton had 11 points and senior Jordan Reeves had 10 points.

Frankton shot 28-for-50 from the field. The Eagles hit nine 3-pointers.

“This game was decided in the first half,” Oak Hill coach Kevin Renbarger said. “When they shoot the ball as well as they did, they are going to be tough to beat.”

Along with the shooting effort, the Eagles also enjoyed a 25-14 rebounding advantage over Oak Hill. Compton and Reeves both had six rebounds.

Senior Gerritt Taylor led Oak Hill with 12 points. Sophomore Caleb Maggard had seven points.

Frankton led from start to finish.

Frankton came out and shot 8-for-10 to take a 21-8 lead after the opening quarter.

Leading 3-2, Frankton went on a 10-0 run and after Nick Wright’s basket had a 14-2 lead.

By halftime, Frankton had shot 15-for-26 from the field and went into intermission with a 40-16 lead. The Eagles were 6-for-9 from 3-point range in the first 16 minutes. Wright was a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.

Korn led Frankton with 14 points at halftime while Wright had 11 points.

Oak Hill was 6-for-17 from the field and 1-for-6 from the foul line in the opening half.

Frankton also had a 16-5 rebounding advantage at halftime. Compton had five boards along with six points at halftime.

“I told the players that this was a 30-point loss and to just take it as that and not dwell on it,” Renbarger said.

Oak Hill plays in the Grant Four on Dec. 28 at Eastbrook. The Eagles play the host Panthers.

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