Boys Swimming = Franklin, 64 vs. Bishop Feehan, 106 – Final
Girls Swimming = Franklin, 77 vs. Bishop Feehan, 93 – Final
Girls Basketball = Franklin, 56 vs. Holy Name, 36 – Final
Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap:
"Defense has been the story for Franklin through the opening few games of the season with the Panthers holding its first three opponents to only 30 points per game. Much of the attention is on junior center Ali Brigham (two blocks) and her ability (at 6-foot-3) to dominate the paint, but on Monday night against Holy Name (Worcester) it was the perimeter players who stood out.
Using a combination of players, including sophomore Erin Quaile, senior Shannon Gray, and junior Breanna Atwood, Franklin held Holy Name’s standout guards Jaini Edmonds and Grace O’Gara to just 15 points combined and the Naps to just 13 points as a team in the opening half of a 56-36 victory.
“That’s been a real focus for us to become a better defensive team,” said Franklin coach John Leighton. “Shooting comes and goes but defense translates every night. They brought a good challenge for us…both lefty guards, which makes it trickier too. We talked a lot about limiting their touches and really make them work for it. They didn’t get a lot of clean looks, which was our goal.”
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|Franklin sophomore Erin Quaile (20) helped lock down the Holy Name guards to earn a non-league |
win against a potential playoff opponent. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)
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