Franklin’s Lady Hornets opened strong with a 12-9 first quarter run before the Patterson Lady Jills rallied for a 22-12 halftime advantage. At the end the third period, the Lady Jills grabbed a 39-27 lead before coasting to the 56-34 win.
Benjamin led all scorers with her 18 points on eight field goals and 2 of 4 free throws.
Fabian Small led Franklin in scoring with 11 points on three floor baskets along with 3 of 4 freebies.
Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Hornets were: Quanta Jones, 8; Sadie Payne, 8; Faith Lyons, 4 and Wyneshia Jenkins, 3.
Franklin will travel to face the Berwick Lady Panthers on Friday in District 9-3A action.