Lebanon Reporter

January 12, 2013

Western Boone splits with Frankfort

By Will Willems
Sports Editor

Dover — Boys

In a sectional championship game rematch from a year ago, the Western Boone boys’ basketball team couldn’t get revenge on Frankfort Friday night.

The Hot Dogs started the fourth quarter on a 12-2 run to push their lead to 21 and topped the Stars 63-47.

“It is the inconsistency again,” Western Boone head coach Scott McClelland said. “You see flashes of good play against good teams. But ultimately, we just aren’t hitting the basket right now. Defensively, we can’t give up 63 points and expect to beat a team like that, but we aren’t hitting the baskets when we are getting high percentage shots.”

The Stars trailed 32-17 at the half, but Frankfort scored the first four points of the second half to push the lead to 35-17.

Western Boone responded with a 10-2 run to get within 10 — a deficit they would get to three times in the quarter — but could never cut it to single digits.

For more of the story, read Saturday's Lebanon Reporter.


The Frankfort Lady Hot Dogs were able to hang with the Western Boone Lady Stars for a quarter and a half Friday night at Stephen A. Wall Gymnasium.

But when Stars turned up the pressure, it was just too much. Western Boone held Frankfort to 10 points in the second half and cruised to a 62-28 victory.

“We did not get off to a good start,” Western Boone head coach Rich Schelsky said. “They are a real aggressive team and they play hard and you have to give them credit for that. They hit some shots early and our pressure was a step late in the first quarter. It was really a slow, sluggish game until the end of the first half when we went on a nice little run and got up 14. Then we extended it from there.”

Western Boone led just 12-11 at the end of the first quarter and didn’t pull away until late in the half when they went up 32-18.

But the Stars out-scored the Hot Dogs 20-6 in the third quarter to put the game away.

“It was just getting down in a little more of a stance and playing a little smarter on defense,” Schelsky said. “Sometimes we get a little too aggressive and try to steal it all the time instead of playing good position defense. We don’t have to trap like a bunch of crazies, we can still play position. We did a better job of that in the second half.”

BayLee Mitchell led the Stars with 18 points.

For more of the story, read Saturday's Lebanon Reporter.