Girls Basketball = Franklin, 67 @ Mansfield, 39 – Final
– Franklin controlled the paint to earn the big road win. Ali Brigham scored 20 points to lead the way and fellow forwards Olivia Quinn (16 points) and Meghan O’Connell (11 points) also had big nights. The Panthers jumped out to a 22-3 lead after one quarter and also held the Hornets to just four points in the third, as they built a 34-point advantage heading into the fourth. Mansfield was paced by Kayla Vine’s 17 points and freshman Abby Wager’s 11. Mansfield coach Mike Redding said, “Their post players were just too much for us. They dominated the paint and got a bunch of second chance points.”
Girls Gymnastics = King Philip, 127.70 @ Franklin, 136.50 – Final
Boys Basketball = Mansfield, 45 @ Franklin, 63 – Final
Ryan Lanigan, founder and Editor-in-Chief of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap:
"Franklin’s offense was red-hot to start the game, its defense was on point from start to finish, and the Panthers rolled to a big win over rival Mansfield.
The Panthers sank their first five three-point attempts, forced the visiting Hornets into 18 turnovers and limited Mansfield to under 30% shooting from the field to pick up a 63-45 win, snapping a four-game skid to their rivals.
“[Mansfield] is arguably one of the best teams in the state every year so we know it’s going to be a ridiculous challenge every time we play them,” said Franklin head coach CJ Neely. “We were excited for it, we wanted to play a really good team. Being home obviously helps. Mansfield presents a huge challenge and I thought we were up for it tonight.
“We know each other so well so familiarity is pretty big, I thought our scout was pretty solid and I thought our guys did a job of really executing, especially on the defensive end of the floor. I thought we limited their best guys to some really tough shots and that’s what we wanted to do. We knew what their strengths were and we wanted to do our best to take those guys away. It’s not something you can usually do with [Sam] Stevens and [Matt] Boen especially, and [TJ] Guy is such a presence in there. And down the line, their guys know how to play off of them. I thought our guys did a good job tonight against their offense.”"
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FHS has a very strong showing tonight! We defeated KP 136.5 to 127.7. Highlights to follow. I can’t tell you how proud I am we were down many girls with illness and our other coach. @Beemc78 they did you proud!! 💙🤸🏼♂️ @FHSSports @FranklinMatters @HockomockSports @FranklinHS— FHS Gymnastics (@fhs_gymnastics) January 4, 2020
What an amazing win! Season high. 136.5! Record high for @katerudolph17_ 36.0! Write up was long but so many deserving athletes!! 💙🤸🏼♂️ @FHSSports @FranklinMatters @HockomockSports @MetroWestSports @FHSPantherbook @FranklinHS pic.twitter.com/ZnMdpfun2m— FHS Gymnastics (@fhs_gymnastics) January 4, 2020
|FHS Chris Edgehill at the free thrown line|