Despite a very slow start, the Franklin Knights poured it on scoring 55 points in the end as they hosted Meadville Thursday night at The Castle. The tall wiry center Katie Boal scored 18 points, mostly from within three feet of the basket while teammate Estella Adams drained 12 of her 14 points from beyond the arc - one of which was from Stephon Curry three-point distance. The Blum sisters combined for 19.
Neither team could seem to get a bucket early despite several shot attempts. It took nearly six minutes for the first field-goal to drop when Adams dished to Boal for an uncontested layup. The score was 3-2 on all free-throws prior to that. The quarter ended 11-4 in favor of the Knights.
The second quarter saw the Knights drop down 20 to the Bulldogs 6.
Coming out of the half up 34-10 the Knights were within spitting distance of getting the 30-point running clock going. Five minutes into the third they did just that.
The Knights only scored five more points in the fourth, but that's all Meadville scored as well and the game ended 55-21. Meadville's Alex Gallagher and Marlaya McCoy each scored eight.
Meadville travels to Warren on Saturday to face the tough Dragons team.
Franklin travels to Corry on Monday to take on the struggling Beavers.