Boys Basketball = Franklin, 61 @ Oliver Ames, 40 – Final
– Franklin limited Oliver Ames to just 16 points in the second half, turning a six-point halftime advantage in a double-digit win. The Panthers led 16-12 after one and 30-24 at half but didn’t allow the Tigers to score double digits in either the third (14-9) or the fourth (17-7). Senior Jalen Samuels led the Panthers with 15 points, including eight in the fourth quarter while classmate Jake Macchi added a career-high 14 points (five in the fourth), connecting on four three pointers. Senior Ethan Eckstrom and sophomore Amari Brown each had eight points for the Tigers.
Girls Basketball = Oliver Ames, 36 @ Franklin, 62 – Final
– OA led by three after one quarter, but Franklin rallied to grab the lead by halftime. In the third quarter, the Panthers broke the game wide open, going on a 24-6 run that put them in front for good. Megan O’Connell had a big game for the hosts, scoring 18 points, to help Franklin stay unbeaten in the league and remain two games ahead of Mansfield in the title race. Bea Bondhus had 15 points, on five three-pointers, and Ali Brigham had 13 in the win. Hailey Bourne was the top scorer for OA with nine points.
Boys Swimming = Franklin, 86 @ Westwood, 57 – Final
Girls Swimming = Franklin, 89.5 @ Westwood, 80.5 – Final
For other results around the Hockomock League
Beat a good OA team with a balanced effort from @megan_oconnelll 18, @bbondhus7 15 and @ali_brigham 13. Blue Collar award goes to @elizabeth_w17 #PantherPride— Franklin Girls Basketball (@fhsgvbasketball) January 19, 2019
End of three quarters of play OA Boys Basketball trails by 11 to Franklin 44-33 pic.twitter.com/kJAPgi3CTD— Wes Paul (@OAHSTigers) January 19, 2019
Swimming: First time winners Jr. Mike Newton— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 18, 2019
Sr. Arun Kavishwar
Roy Wang and Chris Carey Girls double winners
First time swimming the 500 AND the win..
Alyssa LaPuma #PantherPride
CONGRATS SWIMMERS! DOUBLE win over Westwood.— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 18, 2019
First W's for Fr. LaPuma, So. Newton & Sr. Kavishwar 🔥— Coach Balliro (@coachB_fhs) January 18, 2019
Sectional cuts for So. Chew & Boys Medley and 4freelay 🔥🔥
STATE CUT for Fr. Tang! 🔥🔥🔥
And one more W for both @FHSBVSWIM & @fhsgvswim1 🐾#proudcoach pic.twitter.com/dteiJWOuoC
OUTSTANDING meet against Westwood tonight. Big week for us next week! And don’t forget, practice on Monday. You MUST be there (talk to Coach P if you cannot attend)! pic.twitter.com/m4sUP1GB5s— FHSGVSWIM! (@fhsgvswim1) January 18, 2019
...one more shoutout to Sophomore Katie Chew Sectional qualifying time in 100 backstroke— CoachP_FHS_Swim (@CoachP_FHSswim) January 18, 2019
Shoutouts to Mike Newton, Arun Kavishwar, and Alyssa LaPuma for their FIRST wins tonight!— CoachP_FHS_Swim (@CoachP_FHSswim) January 18, 2019
Elizabeth Tang our newest STATE qualifier.
Boys 200 Medley AND 400 free relay qualified for Sectionals!
Cancellation: Due to travel concerns on Saturday morning, our Wrestling team will not be attending the tournament in Chicopee. @FHSPantherbook @FHSWrestle— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 18, 2019