Boys Basketball

Packed house watches Black direct late charge as Franklin outlasts Monroe in defensive SWBL slugfest

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Franklin High School's Carter Black looks to make a pass Dec. 8, 2023, during a Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division boys basketball game at Monroe. Franklin won 47-44. RON ALVEY/CONTRIBUTOR

MONROE — Monroe High School boys basketball coach Casey Popplewell sat back in his chair, took a look at the scoresheet and shook his head Friday night.

“We just couldn’t get it in,” Popplewell said. “We had a great defensive effort, but just couldn’t get it in. I wish




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