SOMERSET, NJ - The Warriors had a nice bounce-back game following a Tuesday night loss with a big win over Hillsborough at Franklin High School Thursday night.
Franklin (7-5) started the game with a quick 4-0 lead against Hillsborough (4-6) in the opening minutes of the first quarter and never looked back, to win 79-54.
The Warriors ended the first half up 39-26 and put the game out of reach with a 14-2 run to start the third quarter.
"We struggled in the first quarter for a few games in a row, and we challenged the guys in practice to go out and win the quarter, and they responded," Franklin coach Tony Mento said. "We opened up the third quarter like we were beginning the game with the same process we use to start a game because we didn't want to flatten out. Hillsborough is a tough team, Scott [Hillsborough coach] does a really good job with them, and today was just our day."
Senior guard, Tracy Brown's game-high 24 points powered the Warriors' offense, six of his shots came from behind the arc.
"I was just shooting the open shots like my coach told me to do, and I was just knocking them down today," Brown said.
Warrior guard/forward Isaiah Cotten was the team's second-leading scorer with 13 points off six field goals and one free-throw. The 6'1" sophomore had a three-point play after being fouled following a fast break off a team steal early in the game.
Senior forward Edward Turay netted 11 points and the 6'3" junior guard Anthony Milligan chipped in with nine points on two 3-point shots.