Ke'Andre Johnson

Franklin County's Ke'Andre Johnson goes up for a shot in traffic during a game Saturday against Marshall County High School. Johnson scored 16 points in the 63-53 win.

The Franklin County Rebels beat the Marshall County Tigers 63-53 at home Saturday for their third win of the season.

The Rebels built an early lead and held off a rally from the Tigers in the second half to secure their second home victory in as many days.

The Rebels closed out the first quarter with a 10-4 run to create some early separation on the scoreboard.

They led 18-11 after one quarter.

The Rebels maintained their momentum by scoring 10 straight points to start the second quarter, but the Tigers responded with an 8-0 run to keep the score relatively close.

The Rebels led 28-19 at halftime.

The Tigers began to make a comeback in the third quarter as they ended the period with a 12-3 run to cut the lead down to a single point. Kane Reed scored all six of the Rebels’ points in the period.

They led 34-33 going into the fourth quarter.

However, the Rebels would open the final period with a 12-3 run to pull away for good. The Tigers would cut the lead down to as few as six points later in the quarter, but the Rebels held them at bay to win by 10.

Ke’Andre Johnson led the Rebels with 16 points for the game, followed by Sumo Scaife and Reed with 15 points each. Johnson scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Aydan Yates and Devean Shockley scored six points each, Mason Mitchell scored three points and Jamal Blackwell scored two.

With the win, the Rebels improved to 3-6 on the season.

They will next play Tuesday at home against Stone Memorial High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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