FRANKFORT – It’s not always how you start but how you finish. Frankfort came out on fire, shooting 73 percent in the first quarter, jumping out to a 19-17. However, North Montgomery saved their best for last, as they finished the game on a 16-0 run to pull away from the Hot Dogs for the 60-47 Sagamore Athletic Conference boys basketball victory.
“That was awesome to see,” said Charger head coach Andrew Evertts of the 16-0 run to end it. “We talked about a lot of things preparing for this game. At some point, I wrote ‘composure’ up on the board. It wasn’t one of our top priorities, but I think it’s the reason we won the game.”
Frankfort was hitting on all cylinders in the first quarter hitting 8-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.
The Chargers went on a 10-3 run midway through the second quarter to lead 27-26 at the Half. Preston Shaw, who continued his hot hand, scored 8 of this team high 16 in the quarter.
“He’s played really well the last four or five games averaging nearly 16-per-game over that period,” Evertts said of the junior. “We need that, because it opens things up for everyone else.”
Frankfort led 47-44 with 6:28 remaining in the fourth when the Chargers caught fire. Kade Kobel scored six of his 15 in the quarter, while Jack Thompson, who scored all eight of his points in the second half, had four. The Chargers iced it away from the line, connecting of 6-of-9.
“When teams are so worried about stopping our guys getting to the rim, it opens up stuff for our shooters and our post guys. I think you saw that late,” Evertts said. “We have a couple post guys most teams can’t stop. We’re going to have to use that to our advantage down the stretch to win some games.”
Frankfort (1-16, 0-6 SAC) were led by Trey Fraziers 21. They’ll travel to Hamilton Heights tonight.
North (5-14, 2-4 SAC) were led by Shaw’s 16 and Kobel’s 15. They outrebounded the Hot Dogs 25-19 with Shaw pulling down 9 caroms.
“We knew this would be a tough atmosphere tonight. We told our guys they were going to come out hot, and they did,” Evertts said. “We gave them a little too much confidence early. There are things I’m not going to like on film, but I’m going to love the last five minutes.”
The Chargers will host North Putnam Tuesday before hosting Tri-West Friday.

NORTH MONTGOMERY 60, FRANKFORT 47
CHARGERS 17 10 15 18—60
HOT DOGS 19 7 16 5—47

NORTH MONTGOMERY
Player FG-A FT-A R F PTS
SHAW 4-5 8-11 9 2 16
THOMPSON 4-5 0-0 1 3 8
BRADFORD 2-6 2-4 2 2 7
JACKMAN 1-5 0-0 3 0 3
FRITZEN 1-1 0-0 3 0 2
KOBEL 5-9 4-5 3 3 15
CAIN 1-1 4-7 3 1 6
CARMEAN 1-4 0-0 0 3 2
WARREN 0-2 1-2 1 0 1
Totals 19-38 19-29 25 14 60
Percentages: FG .500, FT .655. 3-Pointer: 3-12 (Kobel 1-2, Bradford 1-3, Jackman 1-3, Warren 0-1, Shaw 0-1, Carmean 0-2) Team Rebounds: 5.

FRANKFORT
Player FG-A FT-A R F PTS
FRAZIER 8-13 0-0 1 4 21
AYERS 2-3 2-2 3 4 6
STINE 2-4 0-0 5 2 4
COMPTON 1-1 0-0 3 5 3
MOORE 1-2 0-0 2 0 2
HENRY 2-6 2-2 4 4 7
WILLIAMS 1-5 1-2 0 1 4
SANDOVAL 0-1 0-0 1 2 0
Totals 17-35 5-6 19 22 47
Percentages: FG .486, FT .833. 3-Pointer: 8-22 (Frazier 5-10, Compton 1-1, Henry 1-4, Williams 1-5, Sandoval 0-1, Moore 0-1) Team Rebounds: 1.