Frankfort holds on in close state semifinal win over Wyoming Tri-Unity


    Will Newbold led the Panthers with 16 points while Ethan Ness added 11. / Photo: Harrison Beeby <p>{/p}

    EAST LANSING, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) - The Frankfort Panthers have apparently been living by the motto “survivor and advance” this entire postseason.

    Thursday’s state semifinal definitely backed that up with a close victory over Wyoming Tri Unity Christian 44-43. After a dominant first half performance by the Panthers, the Defenders went on a 27-2 run in the second half to take the lead at one point before Frankfort was able to close it out.

    Will Newbold led the Panthers with 16 points while Ethan Ness added 11.

    Frankfort will now play in its first state championship game in boys basketball history when they meet up with defending champion Southfield Christian in the Division 4 finals at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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