ACCIDENT - Two days after soundly defeating county-rival Keyser 82-20 last Thursday, the Frankfort Lady Falcons traveled to Accident, Maryland, to square off with the Northern Huskies. Sometimes, after such a big win as the one over Keyser, teams can experience a bit of a letdown or drop off in performance. This certainly wasn't the case Saturday, as Frankfort beat Northern my nearly 50 points, 77-28, showing no drop in performance.
By Chapin Jewell
ACCIDENT - Two days after soundly defeating county-rival Keyser 82-20 last Thursday, the Frankfort Lady Falcons traveled to Accident, Maryland, to square off with the Northern Huskies. Sometimes, after such a big win as the one over Keyser, teams can experience a bit of a letdown or drop off in performance. This certainly wasn’t the case Saturday, as Frankfort beat Northern my nearly 50 points, 77-28, showing no drop in performance.
That same trend continued on Tuesday as Frankfort took to the road against Berkeley Springs and scored another lopsided 81-27 victory. The win marks their third straight. In that three game stretch, the Lady Falcons have outscored their opponents by an average score of 80-25, that’s a margin of 55 points per game.
At Northern, the game started with the Huskies outmanned by the Falcons seven players to 11. While this limited Northern’s ability to get fresh legs into the game, Frankfort, to the contrary, was able to substitute early and often. The utilization of the bench increased for Coach Mike Miller’s Falcons as the lead expanded as the game progressed. In the end, Frankfort would see eleven players work their way into the score book.
The Falcons were led by Abby Beeman with her game-high 26 points, eight assists, two rebounds performance. On the defensive side of the ball, Beeman had nine steals in frustrating the Huskies’ ball handlers. Makenna Douthitt and Halley Smith joined Beeman in scoring in double figures. Douthitt delivered a 13 point, three rebounds, four steals performance. The freshman Smith netted 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Also for the Falcons, Macie Miller, Marie Perdew and Ashley Phillips added five points each while Kylee McGuire and Haley Malone contributed four each. In addition, Kaitlyn Crist added three points and Lauren Whiteman two points respectively.
In the loss, Northern was led by Mikayla Wilt with eight points, and Raelyn Bowser with seven. Jetta Sherbin added four points with Kayla Hull and Kylee Barnes adding two points each.
Frankfort jumped out to an early 21-10 lead by the end of the first period. The Falcons tacked on 17 more points in the second period while allowing only eight from the Huskies. Frankfort took a 38-18 lead into the locker rooms at halftime.
The Falcons would limit Northern to just 10 second half points while adding 39 points of their own. Frankfort led 63-27 at the end of the third period, with the final score ending up 77-28.
In the junior varsity game, Frankfort’s junior Falcons defeated Northern 41-12. Frankfort jumped out to an early 20-2 lead a halftime. In the second half, Northern would put a few more points on the board, ten to be exact, while Frankfort stayed consistent with 21 more.
Emily Manthiey led the Falcon junior varsity with 10 points, followed by McKenzie Long with seven. Izzy Layton and Emily Smith added five points each, while Halley Smith, Michelle Phillips and Veronica VanMeter contributed four points apiece. Kelsey Smith rounded out the Frankfort scoring with two points.
Against Berkeley Springs, Frankfort was all over the Indians from the start. The Lady Falcons finished the first period with a decided 24-2 advantage. That lead extended to 50-12 by halftime. Frankfort outscored the Indians 19-7 in the third period to enter the fourth period up 69-19. The Lady Falcons’ 12-8 advantage in the final frame gave them the 81-27 victory.
Frankfort was led by Marie Perdew in her 16 point, six rebounds performance, followed closely by Macie Miller with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Halley Smith with 12 points and three steals. Also scoring in double figures was Abby Beeman with 11 points, seven rebounds nine assists, and five steals.
In addition, Makenna Douthitt added eight points and eight rebounds, Lauren Whiteman seven points and three steals, and Haley Malone six points. Kaitlyn Crist and Ashley Phillips rounded out the scoring with four points apiece. Additionally, Crist added three assists and two steals while Phillips contributed three rebounds and four steals.
The varsity victories over Northern and Berkeley Springs pushed Frankfort’s record to 15-4 for the season.The Lady Falcons have now won three straight and 13 of their last 15 games. They next head to Philip Barbour on Friday. On Monday, Feb. 11, the Falcons will then travel to Tucker County before returning home Thursday, Feb. 14, for a Valentine’s Day matchup against Hampshire.