SOMERSET, N.J. -- Continuing where they left off last winter, the Franklin High School girls basketball team is 2-0 thanks to wins at Hunterdon Central and home against Haddonfield.
The Warriors, ranked No. 8 in the preseason NJ.com Top 20, defeated the Red Devils, 57-31, and the Bulldawgs, 66-41.
Friday, in the victory over Central, Keona Schenck netted a game-high 28 points while twin sister Kennady scored 12. Onoseta Ufuah added another 10 as well. Franklin pulled away by outscoring the Red Devils 36-13 in the second half.
Jessica Mastriano and Mackenzie Lalor netted 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Central.
Saturday, Franklin (2-0) used a 22-3 outburst in the first quarter to take control. The Warriors cruised from there.
This time, Kennady Schenck made three 3-pointers and recorded a game-high 23 points with eight rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Keona tallied 18 points, five boards, three assists, and a steal, and Ufuah chipped in with 11 points.
Keegan Douglas had 22 points for Haddonfield.
Through two games, Keona has scored 46 points, Kennady 35, and Ufuah 21.
The pair of sisters have played in three straight Tournament of Champions finals, winning two of them. Franklin went 34-0 last season and will be chasing another title with a new look team without All-American Diamond Miller, who is now a freshman at Maryland, and Tiana Jackson.
Christina Midgette was expected to play a key part, but the talented sophomore suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason.
The Schencks, an under-recruited duo, and Ufuah, all seniors, are the leaders of this year’s squad along with juniors Morgan Jones and Kyierah Dempsey-Toney.
Next up on the schedule for the Warriors is Mater Dei on Friday at noon in the ESCIT Tournament at Trenton Catholic. They will then play either No. 2 Trenton Catholic or Trinity Hall in the consolation at 11:30 a.m. or in the final at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The FHS boys team, which is fresh off a win over Hunterdon Central on Friday night, next faces Colonia on Monday at home at 5:00 p.m.
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