Sumo Scaife

Franklin County's Sumo Scaife dribbles past a defender during a game Friday against Tullahoma High School. Scaife scored 21 points in the 64-59 win.

The Franklin County Rebels beat the Tullahoma Wildcats 64-59 at home Friday for their eighth win of the season.

The Rebels overcame a slight halftime deficit and held off the Wildcats in the fourth quarter to snap their three-game losing streak and get a district victory.

The first quarter was very competitive between the two teams with the Rebels jumping out to an early lead.

They led 15-12 after one quarter.

The Wildcats flipped the scoreboard in the second quarter as they had their best offensive period of the day to put the Rebels in a small hole.

The Rebels trailed 30-26 at halftime.

However, the Rebels rebounded in the third quarter as they retook the lead with the assistance of some accurate free-throw attempts. The Rebels hit 10 of their 12 shots from the free-throw line and scored a total of 23 points in the quarter.

They led 49-45 going into the final period.

The Rebels kept the lead steady through the remainder of the contest as they held on to win by five points. Sumo Scaife scored nine of Franklin County’s 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Scaife led the Rebels with 21 points for the game, followed by Ke’Andre Johnson with 13 points and Jamal Blackwell with nine.

Aydan Yates scored eight points, Devean Shockley scored five, and Kane Reed and Mason Mitchell scored four points each.

With the win, the Rebels improved to 8-12 on the season and 3-4 in district play.

They will next play Saturday at Grundy County High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.