Winning its regular season finale convincingly, Jennings County pulled away to defeat visiting Franklin 75-49 in a non-conference boys’ high school basketball game on Friday, Feb. 24.

Jennings County notched its 20th win in the 2022-23 boys’ high school basketball season. After defeating Franklin for its third straight victory, Jennings County improved to 20-2.

Jennings County separated itself from Franklin early in the non-conference matchup. The Panthers set the tone during the opening quarter, outscoring Franklin 16-9.

Jennings County led 36-23 at halftime and extended its lead after the intermission period.

Finishing strong, Jennings County outscored Franklin 23-11 in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers used a balanced offensive attack to notch the win over Franklin. Jennings County featured four scorers in double figures.

Sophomore guard Carter Kent scored a game-high 22 points to lead Jennings County to the win.

Following Kent in scoring for the Panthers, senior guard Owen Law netted 18 points.

Keegan Manowitz, a senior guard who scored the 1,000th point of his career recently, added 12 points for the Panthers.

Accompanying three of his teammates in double figures for Jennings County, senior forward/guard Darius Thomas contributed 10 points.

Dylan Beverly and Micah Davis scored 14 points apiece to lead the Grizzly Cubs in the matchup.

Joining Beverly and Davis in double figures for Franklin, Wyatt Nickelson netted 11 points.

Familiar rivals, Jennings County and Franklin met for the first time in the 2022-23 boys’ high school basketball season.