Sluggish start dooms Grizzlies in 2-point home defeat

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Junior forward Jon Thompson had a game-high 30 points to lead visiting Manchester to a 67-65 victory against Franklin College Thursday night.

A late arrival by the Spartans delayed the start of the game by 45 minutes, and it played right into a slow start for the Grizzlies.

In fact, Franklin didn’t get its first basket until 13:47 by guard J.T. Barton, a Center Grove graduate.

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