MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Leading by just three points at halftime, Frankfort dominated the third quarter en route to a 68-53 win at new regional rival Trinity Thursday evening. The Falcons led 28-25 at the intermission but used an 11-2 run to open the third quarter and they held a double-digit lead for most of the second half.
“We just had to find our legs,” said Frankfort head coach Michael Miller. “We have been running a lot here recently, trying to prepare ourselves for the home stretch. We came out a little sluggish and a little tired. We did some substitutions, a lot more than we usually do. Mostly, it was committing to the defensive side of the ball.”
Junior guard Maria Perdew led all scorers with 28 points. A pair of free throws in the fourth quarter allowed her to hit the 1,000-point mark for her career.
“28 is a big number. We knew it was attainable. We’ll celebrate it with her the best way we can the next game or at home.”
Halley Smith scored 16 points for the Falcons and Tinsley Grove added 14. Three Warriors (7-5) scored in double figures. Freshman post player Ruby Smith McCrobie led TCS with 22 points. Olivia Austin scored 15 and Jenna Barnett added 11.
Despite heavy graduation losses, Frankfort has posted an 11-2 record with one regular season game remaining at Wheeling Central Catholic Saturday.
“They have played in some big games with some good competition. We are prepared. We just have to cut down on our turnovers a little bit. That comes with youth and inexperience. They are starting to grow up a lot and I am starting to like what I am seeing. This team can be dangerous if we don’t turn the ball over.”