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December 8, 2012

Frankton wins war at Shenandoah

Eagles pull out game down stretch

MIDDLETOWN, Ind. — It would be an underestimation to say that Saturday’s Frankton vs. Shenandoah boys basketball game wasn’t for the timid of character.

In fact, the faint-of-heart wouldn’t have felt comfortable anywhere in Henry County while this 49-43 Eagles victory was in progress.

“They play very hard,” said Frankton coach Brent Brobston. “Once they got ahead 17-8, I knew we were in for a dogfight.”

Frankton made enough plays down the stretch to secure the victory.

Aaron Korn led both teams in scoring with 19 points, getting 10 of those in the final period. His three-point play on a baseline drive and free throw with 1:10 left gave Frankton a 45-41 lead.

Austin Compton had eight points and he made some wise decisions on passes in the closing moments to allow some easy baskets.

“Aaron Korn is a great kid and a great player,” said Shenandoah coach Aaron Cain. “We wanted to play man on him as tough as we could. We wanted to hang on his jersey as much as we could.”

The Raiders didn’t have all of their early lead at halftime but still took a 26-22 advantage into the break. But the home team had just three field goals and got off just six shots in the third quarter, trailing 35-32 going into the final period.

Austin Cain twice provided the Raiders an offensive spark, first in the opening quarter. He hit a trio of 3-pointers and a pair of free throws to outscore the Eagles by himself. He added two more field goals in the fourth and added a free throw for a team-high 16 points.

“He’s becoming quite the scorer,” said coach Cain of Austin. “He’s put in the time shooting in the gym.”

For Frankton, the team won a game, coming from behind in a hostile environment.

“This was just kind of a war between two teams,” said Brobston. “We overcame a lot of diversity to win this one. It was an ugly win to be honest.”

For Cain, he wants this type of game to become what his team has as a trademark.

“When teams play us, I want them to know this is what’s going to happen,” he said. “That’s we want from this team. We want them to play with heart, passion and grit.”

The Eagles move to 5-0 and will visit Oak Hill next Friday. The Raiders are now 2-3 and host Pendleton Heightsd that same evening.

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