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Class 4A, No. 2 Franklin knocks out Shelbyville at Sectional 13

Shelbyville knew it would need to play a near-perfect game to have any chance at upsetting the No. 2 ranked team in the state.

For eight minutes, the Golden Bears stayed on pace with Franklin and trailed 15-12 at the first break.

The Grizzly Cubs poured in 26 second-quarter points to take control, though, and cruised to a 73-36 win Tuesday in the opening game of Class 4A, Sectional 13 at Franklin Central High School.

With the win, Franklin (23-1) advanced to the semifinal round to face Center Grove (13-9).



In the other quarterfinal game Tuesday, Greenwood defeated Whiteland, 39-33. The Woodmen (13-10) will face Franklin Central (5-16) in the other semifinal.

Scarlett Kimbrell hit six three-pointers to lead Franklin with 20 points.

Kuryn Brunson finished with 17 and Ashlyn Traylor (photo) had 13.

The Grizzly Cubs built a 41-19 halftime lead and extended it to 59-25 after three quarters.

Ava Wilson scored 12 points to lead Shelbyville (11-12). Kylee Edwards finished with 11.

Shelbyville’s two seniors – Madison Phares (seven points) and Madison Bassett (three points) – combined for 10 points in their final games as Golden Bears.