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Southampton wins big against Franklin

Published 10:00am Wednesday, January 15, 2014

COURTLAND—The Saturday Franklin Broncos versus the Southampton Indians boys basketball matchup was a close one during the first half, as it ended with the Indians up 30-26.

But coach Sharone Bailey said the Indians came out in the second half against their rival going into the half court trap and putting more pressure on the ball.

“We pressured the ball, got some turnovers, and broke away in the third,” he said.

The Indians scored 25 in the third quarter, while allowing 16. In the fourth quarter, Franklin came out and put up 13, but the damage had been done as the Indians cruised to a 71-55 victory.

Shane Agunzo led the Indians with 19 points and 13 rebounds. LaSale Beale had 15 points, 4 assists and 4 steals.

On Wednesday, the Indians lost to the Surry County Cougars 78-44.

“Turnovers,” Bailey said. “We turned the ball over 39 times.”

In the first quarter, Surry came out and dropped 30 on the Southampton defense, while Southampton scored 14.

“They came out in the first quarter, scored 30 points, and never looked back,” Bailey said.

Southampton will play Sussex today at 7 p.m.

  • jay

    Anyway, I don’t plan to attend another game at SHS anytime soon. My prayer is that someone in administration will step forward and address this issue before someone is injured or killed.

    Since I don’t attend SHS or have any children attending there, I do not know who the administration people are so would not know where they were during the game.

    The crowd of students (or former) students were (of course) in the corner away from the main doorways. Maybe someone in authority will read this and take note at their next game.

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    • mr23851

      Or maybe you could call the principal and voice your concerns to her. 757-653-2751 is the number. That is part of the problem today because people want to talk about it but not do anything about it. You hoping someone from the administration reads this is lame.

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    • mrgoodbar23829

      Like what Mr. 23851 said, you need to “man up” if there is a problem.

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  • chilimac72

    You are right, they were easily accessible. I spoke with them on the conduct of a few myself. Unfortunately, the “students” in question were former students, primarily dropouts. This is what we see on this forum all the time, those willing to complain but not take action. I also spoke to two of those hanging with them to try the peer pressure route as well.

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    • mr23851

      They did put one former SHS student out of the game. Guess he thought he couldn’t get removed from the game for his behavior because he thinks he is grown.

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  • chilimac72

    No you are right, they were easily accessible. I spoke with them on the conduct of a few myself. Unfortunately, the “students” in question were former students, primarily dropouts. This is what we see on this forum all the time, those willing to complain but not take action. I also spoke to two of those hanging with them to try the peer pressure route as well.

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  • jay

    What ever happened to the “no bad language” and good behavior in the high schools? There was a crowd of students from SHS sitting close to me Saturday night. They were out-of-control. I was fearful before the game ended and I was safely in my vehicle!

    Come on, people, be respectful of others! There were children in the stands who did not need to be around that language or that behavior! Don’t taunt the players.

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    • mr23851

      @jay. Instead of complaing on this form about your safety, why didn’t you notify a school administration about the behavior of the students? I was at the game also and saw the principal, both assistant principal and the athletic director along with four deputies.

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      • jay

        If those steps hadn’t been so hard for me to go up, I would have! And if any of those in authority had been close by, I would have.

        Why weren’t they those in authority in the stands watching what was going on?

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    • mr23851

      As I remember, I saw two administrators at the doors, one in the stands and one was walking around the gym from time to time.

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