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Eagles jayvees pound Bassett, 85-40
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Franklin County’s Briggs Parris (24) and a teammate trap Bassett’s Chance Hagwood (5) near the Bengals’ bench during the third quarter of Friday night’s victory. (Staff Photo by Steven Marsh)

Monday, December 23, 2013

BASSETT -- Franklin County scored more than twice as many points Friday in routing Bassett, 85-40, in a Piedmont District boys' junior varsity basketball game.

The Eagles (2-1 in the Piedmont, 5-1 overall) more than doubled the Bengals' points output in each half.

FCHS led 53-26 at intermission after winning the first quarter 24-13 and taking the second stanza 29-13.

The Eagles pushed the spread to 36 points, 68-32, heading into the final period after capturing the third quarter 15-6.

FCHS, which achieved a single-game, season-best points total, completed the rout by claiming the fourth quarter 17-8.

The Eagles held the Bengals, coached by former FCHS and Ferrum College student-athlete LeBryan Patterson, to 11 field goals.

The Bengals were 18 of 31 (58.1 percent) from the free-throw line.

Bryce Varner led Bassett with 16 points and Diaquice Spencer netted 14.

Also scoring were Dia'Travien Wimbush with five points, Dylan McKinney with two and Chance Hagwood, Jordan Hughes and Zykeal Mitchell each with one.

FCHS converted 33 field goals, four of which were 3-pointers, and was 15 of 26 (57.7 percent) from the free-throw line.

Briggs Parris tallied a game-best 27 points to lead the Eagles. He swished three of his team's four 3-point field goals.

Nick Robertson finished with 16 points and Nick Guadarrama, who hit one 3-pointer, tallied 11.

Also scoring were Andrew Harris with nine points, Fred Mack with six, Elijah Vieira with five, Timothy Carter and Gene Bernard each with four, Nick Martin with two and Matt Pagans with one.

FCHS opens play in the junior varsity division of the Northside Invitational against Blacksburg Friday.

Tip off is 12:45 p.m. in Roanoke.

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