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(Red Oak) Dalton Franken scored 22-points to lead Atlantic past Red Oak 57-47 in a Hawkeye Ten Conference Boys basketball game Friday night.


The game was close early with each team exchanging leads before the Trojans went on a 12-0 run late in the first quarter that extended in the second quarter. Atlantic led 19-16 after one and 32-25 at the half.


 Red Oak came out of the gate in the third quarter and scored 10-unanswered points and grabbed a 42-40 lead with: 46 left in the period. But, the Trojans tied it 42-42 on Ben Nelson’s 15-foot jumper at the buzzer to end the third quarter tied 42-42.


Each team exchanged buckets early in the fourth quarter, but that would be the last time the game would be deadlocked.  Atlantic took a 48-44 lead and held the advantage the rest of the game and finished it off with  free throws down the stretch  to win 57-47.


Franken led Atlantic with 22-points, Sam Markham scored 17, and Chad Christiansen added 12-points.


Red Oak was lead by Ryan Leninger's 15-points; and Jose Perez added 10,  for the 6-6 Tigers. Atlantic extends their record to 11-1, and travels to Kuemper on Tuesday night.


Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek’s post game comments


January 11, 2013