On Saturday evening, the Madison-Grant Argylls’ losing streak hit six games, as they dropped to 4-14 on the season with a 49-36 loss to conference foe Frankton.
The contest was close in the opening eight minutes, with the two teams combining to score just 10 points. But Frankton was able to take control in the second and third frames, outscoring the Argylls 27-15 to build a double-digit lead they would not relinquish.
“I feel like in the first quarter, and even down the stretch in the fourth quarter, we were much more focused and took off fewer possessions,” Madison-Grant Head Coach Brandon Bradley said. One thing we’ve addressed and continue to work on is not taking any possessions to breathe and relax, especially when we play against good teams. I feel like we had 3-4 of those possessions in the second and 3-4 in the third, and that allowed them to get easy shots, or it caused us to turn it over too easily. All-in-all, I thought we did a nice job of handling pressure, taking care of the basketball, and we’re starting to make basketball plays and not turn into robots just running exact cuts and screens.
“One year ago that team handled us and made us play the way they wanted. That happened against a few teams last year, but the difference with Frankton is they returned nearly everyone, so the ability to close the gap that much in one calendar year against virtually the same Frankton team makes me very proud of our effort, growth, and maturity.”
Stats were not readily made available for this contest.