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Franklin County falls to Wildwood in Class 1A State Semifinals

Posted: 6:00 PM, Mar 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-01 19:19:03Z
Madison County takes out Paxton in semi finals

The Franklin County Seahawks made their first appearance in the State Finals for boys basketball on Monday since 2009 when they faced defending State Champ Wildwood. The Seahawks trailed by seven at the break, and could never recover, falling 76-62.

"They're a good team. I thought our guys played hard," said Franklin County head coach Nathan West. "Couple times there we're a couple possessions away if not for tying up, a one point game. They got a taste of it in their mouth and grow from here on out."

Simon Brathwaite led the Seahawks with 27 points. Lamarius Martin had 20 in the loss. Wildwood advances to face Madison County on Tuesday for the Class 1A State Championship.