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.
Girls 6A High School Basketball Playoffs, Area Round FINAL: Franklin def. Arlington Bowie 40-36 in OT. The Cougars advance to the regional quarterfinals. HIGHLIGHTS on #KTSM9Sports at 10 p.m. #txhshoops 📸: @darbyjobrown pic.twitter.com/3qRrNjEAel— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) February 16, 2019
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.
WATCH: The dramatic ending to Franklin’s Area championship win over Arlington Bowie. Down two, closing seconds of regulation, Kara Marcantel gets the shot to go at the buzzer to force OT. Cougars survive and advance, 40-36. Courtesy: @darbyjobrown #KTSM9Sports @FranklinCougars pic.twitter.com/HJP2JC0dGV— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) February 16, 2019
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