Free-throw shooting lifts Franklin to overtime win at Decatur Central

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Franklin senior post player Tyler Thomas said coach Jerry Bomholt doesn’t let players leave practice until they’ve hit 80 percent of their free throws.

Friday at Mid-State Conference rival Decatur Central, the Grizzly Cubs couldn’t shake the host Hawks until they reached that mark, either.

Thomas hit a pair of clutch free throws with 6.5 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime, then he and his teammates combined to hit all seven of their overtime attempts. They proved to be the difference in a 67-60 overtime victory.

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