Boys Basketball

Balanced effort helps 20-1 Franklin fight off Stebbins and celebrate first D-I sectional win

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Franklin High School’s Tez Lattimore is covered by Dayton Stebbins’ Bradyn Pennington during a Division I sectional boys basketball game at Centerville on Feb. 20, 2021. Franklin won 71-65. E.L. HUBBARD/CONTRIBUTOR

CENTERVILLE — Franklin High School’s boys basketball team grabbed a lead at halftime and then held off a gritty Dayton Stebbins team to secure its first-ever win in the Division I sectional tournament by knocking off the Indians 71-65 on Saturday afternoon at Centerville.

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