By Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
Record Last season: 25-8
Key players: Diamond Miller, Senior
Potential emerging stars: Keona Schenck, junior
Kennedy Schenck, junior
Kiersten McCloud, Senior
Team analysis: Franklin has been to back-to-back Championship games and will look to keep the streak going again this year.
While the roster has lost Camille Gray to LIU Brooklyn via graduation, Franklin returns four starters from last years T.O.C. runner up. One big reason Franklin has been a dominant force in Group 4 is All-State guard Diamond Miller. The Maryland Bound wing is one of the best, if the not the best, scorers in the state and nation. Diamond has a Kevin Durant-like bounce to her game.
The Schenck twins are a key pieces to the success of Franklin. They set the tone defensively for their run and jump style of play. Both are a blur in transition and attack the rim with reckless abandon. Franklin is very well coached and always finds a way to play their best basketball down the stretch. It’s going to be very hard to stop Miller, especially with the strong supporting cast around her. If this team rebounds the ball well, they have the talent to win Group 4 again and make a T.O.C. title run.
Stat to know: Franklin won its first ever Somerset County title in 2018.