Frankfort-Crawfordsville ran into a buzz saw Friday evening at Case Arena, in the form of the Frankfort Hot Dogs. The Hot Dogs were the aggressor, as they dominated every statistic, and the game, pulling away from the Athenians 88-45.

"I was thoroughly impressed with Frankfort's aggressiveness the entire game, especially rebounding and on the offensive end," commented Athenian coach David Pierce. "We committed 23 fouls, and I think it was because of their ability to take the ball to the basket."

Frankfort jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead. However, Trent Johnson would hit two three's, which sandwiched a Jarrod Smith bucket for Frankfort, and knotted the game at six. From there, Frankfort closed the half on a 16-1 run, to lead 22-7 after one.

The second quarter saw the Athenians shoot 54 percent from the field, scoring 16 points. However, the Hot Dogs shot 75 percent in the quarter and scored 31 for the 53-23 halftime lead.

"I was disappointed with the first half," commented Pierce. "We shot 11 threes in the half, and only made 27 percent. We weren't aggressive and didn't get to the rim. That's why we only shot 12 free-throws."

Crawfordsville went to their bench about midway through the third quarter, and the young guys responded. "I thought our effort in the second half was better," said Pierce. "We had some young guys step in and execute some things, and that was good."

Frankfort would win the third quarter 16-10, and the fourth quarter 19-12, for the final margin.

Johnson led Crawfordsville (4-11, 1-3 SAC) with 13 points on 5-9 shooting. Devin Guard and Skylar Daniels came off the bench and each chipped in seven. The Athenians were only able to corral 13 rebounds as a team. They were led by Elliott Stewart's three.

Frankfort (6-10, 2-2 SAC) was led by junior Jarrod Smith's double-double. He finished the game with 30 points on 10-13 from the field and 7-9 from the line and 10 rebounds. Quintin Frazier finished with 13, and Carter Taylor had 12 points and seven boards. Frankfort had 38 rebounds, and they shot 25-28 from the line for the game.

"We had a game like this against North, in the Sugar Creek Classic," noted Pierce. "We bounced back from that game with four really good games. We need to bounce back and be ready to play two games next weekend. A little adversity here, and we're going to see how we handle it."

Crawfordsville will travel to Western Boone Friday to face the Stars in a rematch of their 2-point win in the Sugar Creek Classic. They'll travel to Riverton Parke on Saturday.