The Paper photo by Lori Poteet 
Caleb Randolph soared to 25 points, going 9-for-10 at the line, against Frankfort.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Caleb Randolph soared to 25 points, going 9-for-10 at the line, against Frankfort.

The North Montgomery boys’ basketball team are on a roll. And they rolled right through Friday’s conference game against the Frankfort Hot Dogs with a 70-64 win for their fifth straight win.

A big North first quarter saw the Chargers come out 10-for-15 (67%) from the field with six of the eight Chargers who played putting in points. The third quarter wrote a different story with low scoring and Frankfort outscoring North by three, however North got the job done.

“We were a little sluggish,” Charger coach Joel Grindle said about the third. “But we made the plays we had to down the stretch, we made the free throws we had to and it feels good to come out with a win against a really good ball club.”

The Chargers did not score for the first four and a half minutes in the third but Grindle praised his defense for maintaining them as well.

“Defensively, we were good enough to get outscored by only three points,” he said. He singled out Parsons as a major defensive asset against Frankfort’s 6-foot-7 Carter Taylor.

“I really felt that one of the major differences in the ball game was Alex Parsons’ defense on Carter Taylor,” he said. “He is a 15-point game scorer and Alex did a great job tonight on him.”

Taylor was held to eight points with him fouling out in the fourth after a key play.

There was 1:37 left after Frankfort had rallied within four points. North with 63, Frankfort with 59. Taylor looked to drive up the middle but Charger Devon Zachary was having none of that. He stepped in and took the charge for North.

“That play was absolutely huge,” Grindle said. “Devon stepped in there and took a charge. It completely changed the complexity of the game. If that goes in, it’s a completely different ball game. You have to credit Devon with a big senior moment.”

After this play, the closest Frankfort got was within three points with 40 seconds left after Casey Henry came off the bench for the Hot Dogs for Campbell who fouled out. Henry dropped in a three to put it at 67-64, but Parsons and Caleb Randolphs’ free throws sealed the win for the Chargers.

Randolph had the game-high of 25 points followed by three more Chargers in double digits. Parsons, Jordan Lewis and Justin Clary each put in 10.

Frankfort (7-11,2-4) was led by Jordan Campbell’s 21 with two more in double digits. Jarrod Smith scored 14 and Griffin Harris 11.

Frankfort remains a spot under North in the conference ratings. North (13-6, 4-2) stays in fourth behind Lebanon, Tri-West and Danville.

The Chargers suit up this afternoon at 4 p.m. against Riverton Parke.