Franklin hands Academy first district loss

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FRANKLIN, Texas -- The Franklin boys' basketball team beat Academy 37-30 Friday night in a district 19-3A game at Lion Gym. Franklin has now won seven games in a row. It was the first district loss for Academy. Marcus Wade led Franklin in scoring with 21 points.

The Lions are now 8-3 in district play and 21-11 on the season.

Franklin will return to action February 5 for a road game at Rockdale. Academy will be back home February 5 to face Cameron.