North Carolina High School Basketball - Franklin holds off Smoky MountainFebruary 6, 2018: Franklin, NC 28734
Fans at Tuesday's league challenge between the Franklin Panthers (Franklin, NC) and the visiting Smoky Mountain Mustangs (Sylva, NC), saw Franklin's basketball squad hold off Smoky Mountain by a tally of 78-71.
With the victory, Franklin improves its record to 15-6 on the campaign. The Panthers host East Henderson (East Flat Rock, NC) to confront the Eagles in a non-league challenge on Friday, February 9. The Eagles come into the challenge with a record of 5-18. East Henderson lost 72-48 in their recent league challenge against Hendersonville (Hendersonville, NC)
Next up, the Mustangs confront the Brevard Blue Devils (Brevard, NC) in a non-league challenge, on Friday, February 9. Smoky Mountain will attempt to improve on its 11-11 season record. The Blue Devils come into the challenge with a 8-14 record after their 58-54 league loss to Pisgah (Canton, NC).