POMONA — The West Franklin High School girls basketball team keeps adding a few more chapters to the best season in school history.
The Falcons won their first postseason game in school history Tuesday with a 49-35 win over Humboldt in Pomona.
It was the first postseason home game in school history and the program-best 11th win of the season.
The girls played in front of a packed gym.
West Franklin advances to 6 p.m. Friday’s semifinals in Wellsville against Jayhawk-Linn, which topped Osage City, 29-21.
It was not the best played game, but both teams went at it hard.
Humboldt’s aggressiveness forced a lot of West Franklin fouls.
“We did a good job of dealing with foul trouble,” West Franklin coach Kyle Conley said. “We depended on our bench quite a bit.
“Fallon Dyer came up huge off the bench. The seniors stepped up.”
Seniors Emily Reed (14) and McKenzie Steele (10) combined for 24 points. West Franklin displayed a bit of grit.
“Humboldt attacked non-stop,” Conley said. “It was game of who wanted it more. It was not a good shooting night. They did what they needed to do to win the game.”
Macy Flory, who had a team-best 15 points, controlled the game with her defense and rebounding.
“We did a good job of limiting their second-chance points,” Conley said.
West Franklin led 18-13 at halftime. The Falcons upped the advantage to double digits in the third quarter.
West Franklin led 30-19 at the end of the third.
The Falcons put the game way by outscoring Humboldt, 19-16, in the fourth quarter.
Humboldt (35) — Kellar 2, Umholtz 5, Wells 5, McCall 1, Riebel 1, Wilson 17, Morris 4.
West Franklin (49) — Dyer 2, Reed 14, Steele 10, Whittington 6, Flory 15, Yelland 2.