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Franklin holds off Bearcats in season finale

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By John Herndon

FRANKFORT -- Franklin County held on to defeat Anderson County 61-52 in the final regular-season game of the boys' basketball season Friday night.

Playing before a packed house at Franklin County High School, Franklin shot to a 19-2 lead out of the gate, then turned back several furious Bearcat rallies for the win. Anderson cut Franklin's lead to five points on several occasions.

Anderson's C.J. Penny led all scorers with 29 points. Anderson saw a 10-game winning streak snapped and is 19-5 heading into Tuesday's district tournament opener with Eminence. Franklin is 19-4.

For a complete report, including comments from Anderson coach Glen Drury and Franklin coach Scott Chalk, see the Feb. 25 edition of The Anderson News.