Cubs hang tough but suffer defeat

Lebanon pushed the tempo so drastically against visiting Franklin on Wednesday that the Tigers threatened to blow the Grizzly Cubs out of the gym.

Thanks to some defensive grit and relentless 3-point shooting, Franklin kept things competitive, though ultimately a youthful but talented Lebanon squad pulled away late to an 85-71 nonconference girls basketball victory.

The Cubs (10-9) hit 11 of 23 3-pointers (47.8 percent), but that wasn’t enough to offset Lebanon’s dead-eye shooting everywhere else.

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