FRANKSTON — Malakoff coach DeArtis Nickerson Jr. claimed his 500th career win as the Tigers defeated Frankston 51-44 in the third-place game of the Frankston Basketball Tournament.

Tyler Russell scored 13 to lead Malakoff (8-2) and overcome 23 points from Frankston’s Kendrick Rogers.

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BOYS

Frankston Tournament

Third-Place Game

Malakoff 51, Frankston 44

Malakoff1351815 — 51

Frankston9141110 — 44

MALAKOFF — Tyler Russell, 13; Jared Givens, 11; Kendrick Hornbuckle, 9; Anterian Cook, 6; Marcus Dowell, 6; Braylon Cable, 2; Trey Jackson, 2; Q.T. Walker, 2.

FRANKSTON — Rogers, 23; Bean, 9; Buckner, 8; Bruton, 4.

THREE POINT GOALS — M: Russell (3), Givens.

RECORDS — Malakoff 8-2.

NEXT UP — Malakoff vs. Maypearl in the Scurry-Rosser Tournament, 10:30 a.m. Friday.

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