Patterson benefited from an 18-4 fourth quarter bulge to break open a close contest which ended with the ‘Jacks nursing a 45-42 advantage. In the final period, the Lumberjacks outpointed the Hornets win.
Avery Bell and Micheal Poledore led the Hornets in scoring with 15 points apiece. Bell drained a trio of treys and three deuces while Poledore bagged three treys and a pair of deuces along with 2 of 2 free throws. Other scorers for Franklin were: Jarion Brown, 6; Brennan Robinson, 6 and Cedric Paul, 4.
Skinner led Patterson with 17 points while Dylan Sanders tossed in 13 and Tremaine Lightfoot tallied 10.
Franklin (13-14, 7-4) will travel to face Berwick tonight in District 9-3A action.