The Franklin Cougars Boys basketball team won the 2021 McDonalds’s Classic Basketball Tournament by beating the Arizona Compass Dragons 64-52 Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars fast paced game gave trouble to the bigger Dragons team. Franklin got a one point lead right before the first period ended and they never trailed in the game again.
At halftime they lead by 5 points and after the third they lead 10 points. In the fourth, the Cougars kept up with their aggressive play that gave them 12 point victory.
The Cougars were lead by Gabriel Aguilar’s 15 points. Aaron Vargas added 14 points and Colin Cromeens had 11 points.
For the Dragons, Deven Johnson scored 17 points in a losing effort and Christopher Riddle added 13 points.
The win was the eighth in row for Franklin.
Here’s what Franklin coach Adam Castillo had to say about the big win for the Cougars: