ROSELAND — Going into Tuesday's game, the Silver Lake girls basketball team had won its previous two contests by an average of 55 points. The Mustangs quickly found out that Tuesday's matchup with Franklin was going to be much closer.
Silver Lake used a big second quarter to propel itself to a 45-34 victory over the Flyers for its third straight victory. Silver Lake head coach Keith Crowe, whose team improved to 9-5, said it may not have been a pretty game, but it's a win nonetheless.
"The main thing is, I told the girls, sometimes you don't play your best ballgames, but if you can still come out with a win you have to figure it as a plus," Crowe said. "We did not play well tonight, and I give a lot of credit to Franklin for why we did not play well. We weren't ready to play at the start of the game and it showed."
The Franklin defense held Silver Lake to just one field goal in the first quarter. The Flyers (5-9) doubled up the Mustangs 10-5 in the opening frame.