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Emma Bailey becomes Franklin Academy’s all-time leading scorer

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WAKE FOREST - After a phenomenal 20-point performance Friday Jan. 10 at Triangle Math and Science Academy, Franklin Academy's Emma Bailey broke the school record for most points in a career for girls basketball.

The previous record was 1,250 points. After her play against the Tigers, Bailey is now at the top of the record books with 1,253 points.

Franklin Academy beat Triangle Math and Science 59-21. The Lady Patriots opened the game with a 20-6 lead and never looked back from there. Bailey made four 3-pointers in the blowout win and also chipped in four steals, three rebounds and two assists.

Bailey followed up her record-breaking night with an even better 27-point performance against Research Triangle at home Tuesday. That pushed her all-time scoring record to 1,280 points.

Franklin Academy defeated Research Triangle in overtime 35-34. Bailey made nine out of 18 field goals, including six 3-pointers made to help guide her team to victory.

This season, the senior guard is averaging 13.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, two steals and 1.1 assists per game. Last year, Bailey averaged 19.7 points, three rebounds, 2.4 steals and one assist per game.

With the win over Research Triangle, Franklin Academy improved to 6-7 overall and 4-2 in North Central conference play. The Lady Patriots are riding a four-game win streak.

Franklin Academy will play at Voyager Academy Friday Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.