Franklin tops Arlington Bowie in OT, advances to Regional Quarterfinals


The Franklin girls basketball team is not ready to go home just yet. Three days after beating Midland Lee in overtime to start their playoff run, the Cougars won in overtime once again to capture the Area championship, 40-36 over Arlington Bowie.

Franklin was led by senior Kara Marcantel, who poured in a game-high 18 points in the win, but her shot at the buzzer at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime is what everyone will be talking about on Saturday. UTEP signee Katia Gallegos added 12 points for Franklin.

With the win, the Cougars advance to the Class 6A Regional Quarterfinals where they will meet Amarillo Tascosa next week.

Friday, February 15 Scoreboard:

Class 6A, Girls, Area Round

Franklin def. Arlington Bowie, 40-36 (F/OT)

Class 5A, Girls, Area Round

Lubbock Cooper def. Chapin, 87-44

Plainview def. Andress, 48-23

Aledo def. Burges, 65-46

Amarillo High def. Eastlake, 87-37

Class 4A, Girls, Area Round

Hereford def. San Elizario, 60-46

Lubbock Estacado def. Mountain View, 53-46

Class 3A, Girls, Area Round

Shallowater def. Tornillo, 55-29

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