John A. Ferguson Sr. defeated Franklin County 57-50 with a strong second half performance to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 2017 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational.
TURNING POINT: After a first half that saw the teams battle to a 22-22 tie with seven lead changes and six tied scores, Ferguson opened the second half with a 15-2 run to take a 35-24 lead with 12:37 to play. The Falcons went on to lead by as many as 16 points at 53-37 with 3:47 to play before Franklin County closed the gap in the closing minute. Ferguson connected on 59.1 percent (13-22) from the field in the second half while holding the Flyers to just 25.0 percent (6-24).
FERGUSON LEADERS: Cheyanne Daniels and Natalia Pineda scored 16 points each to lead Ferguson.
FRANKLIN COUNTY LEADERS: Kindall Talley led all scorers with 18 points while Patience Laster came off of the bench to grab a game-high nine rebounds.
RECORDS: Ferguson 7-2, Franklin County 6-2.
WHERE ARE THEY FROM: Franklin County (Frankfort, KY), Ferguson (Miami, FL).
WHAT’S NEXT: Ferguson advances to the quarterfinal round to face the winner of the Wesleyan Christian (NC)/Norcross (GA) matchup on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Franklin County will face the loser of that same contest in the consolation bracket on Thursday at 12:00 p.m.
GAME STATS: Box Score