For the time being, a size advantage hasn’t hurt Franklin against Fairfax, Calif., and the nation’s top-ranked junior, Renardo Sidney. Sidney, a (legitimately) 6-foot-10 forward, has eight points at the half, but he disappeared in a scoreless second quarter while the Quakers took a 36-20 halftime leada.
What the Quakers have lacked in size, they’re making up with it in hustle. Especially on defense, where Franklin has held Fairfax to 31 percent shooting and forced seven turnovers. Also, Franklin has outrebounded Fairfax 21-20.
Peyton Siva leads seven Franklin scorers with 13 points.