Perry Meridian hangs on to down resilient Franklin

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Franklin made a furious comeback in the final three minutes but ultimately couldn’t make up for a one-sided second period in its 44-40 loss to visiting girls basketball foe Perry Meridian Thursday night.

The verdict improved the Falcons to 9-7 overall and dropped the Grizzly Cubs to the same mark.

After Perry Meridian guard Elizabeth McIntyre appeared to have given the visitors a comfortable lead of 11 points with her 3-point basket with 2:57 remaining, Franklin regrouped and kept fighting back.

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