Girls Basketball = Mansfield, 43 @ Franklin, 50 – Final
– Bea Bondhus scored a game-high 13 points for the Panthers, 10 in the second half, to help Franklin hand Mansfield its first league loss of the season. Carli Koffinke scored 12 points and Ali Brigham had 11 for the Panthers. The Hornets were led by Ann Maher’s 12 points, while Maggie Danehy scored nine and Jen Peel added eight (seven in the first quarter).
Boys Basketball = Franklin, 52 @ Mansfield, 40 – Final
"Sometimes the numbers don’t always tell the whole story, but you don’t need to look much further than the halftime score between Franklin and Mansfield.
The visiting Panthers held a 24-10 lead over the Hornets. Franklin held the hosts to just four first half field goals (4/26) and used that advantage to pick up a 52-40 win.
“We pride ourselves on the defensive side of the floor, that’s one of our staples,” said Franklin head coach CJ Neely. “Anytime you can hold [Mansfield] to 40 you’re going to be jacked up and excited. You know they can score the ball with the best of them, they were one of, if not the top, scoring team in the league. Usually we try to keep them in the 50s and we know its going to be grind. It was about playing 32 minutes and buying into the scouting report for all 32 minutes. The guys did a great job of focusing on the game plan."
Continue reading the full game summary from Ryan Lanigan, founder and Editor-in-Chief of HockomockSports.com
|Franklin’s Paul Mahon (left) drives to the basket against Mansfield’s Sam Goldberg in the first half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)|
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