Friday, March 16, 2018

Preview: Mansfield vs. Franklin - D1 State basketball championship game - Mar 17

Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief of Hockomock Sports, provides the preview to the Game of the Week featuring Mansfield vs. the D1 boys basketball State Championship.

"The biggest rivarly in the Hockomock League is headed to Springfield. 
The marquee matchup in the Hockomock League will be the marquee matchup for all of Massachusetts this weekend. The Mansfield Hornets and Franklin Panthers will take the floor on Saturday evening at the Mass Mutual Center vying for the Division 1 State Championship, marking the first time in state history that the D1 title game will feature two teams from the same league. 
The Hornets and Panthers have delivered some of the most memorable regular season games in recent history, and now will take the rivalry to the next level. 
Mansfield emerged victorious from a loaded D1 South bracket, rattling off wins over Newton South, BC High, Newton North, and Brockton in a two-week span. The Hornets then went to the TD Garden and knocked off the North’s best team, Everett. 
Franklin, which has had a ton of success since being realigned to the Central bracket, is back in the D1 State Championship game for the second straight year. After losing to Cambridge last year, Franklin put together another impressive postseason run (wins over Lincoln-Sudbury, Natick, Algonquin, and Springfield Center) to get back to the Mass Mutual Center."

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