Player of the Year
"Franklin senior center Ali Brigham has been named the 2020 HockomockSports.com Girls Basketball Player of the Year, the ninth recipient in the site’s history. Brigham, a four-year starter, led the Panthers to back-to-back Kelley-Rex division titles, a perfect 25-0 season, and the program’s first-ever state championship.Continue reading the write up at the link below
“Ali has been one of the most dominant players in the state over her impressive career,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “She just keeps getting better every year and adding new dimensions to her game, while also becoming one of the vocal leaders of the best team in the state. It has been a lot of fun to watch her play for the past four years and this season was the perfect way to cap off her career.”
Brigham led the league in scoring during the regular season at 21.1 points per game. The George Washington-commit became the school’s all-time leading scorer, male or female, finishing with 1,692 points for her career. She was also a dominant force on the defensive end and on the glass, grabbing a school-record 1,276 rebounds in her career, and averaged a double-double for the third straight year.
“Ali is a program changing player who has made everyone around her better and inspired a whole new generation of girls playing youth basketball in Franklin,” said Franklin coach John Leighton. “Ali’s focus has been on the team. Even while breaking the school rebounding and scoring record she actively sought to involve others in our offense.”
|Ali Brigham has been named the 2020 HockomockSports.com Girls Basketball Player of the Year|
Olivia Quinn – Franklin – Forward
Franklin sophomore Olivia Quinn made a huge leap from last season and became an integral part of the Panthers winning a second straight league title and the program’s first state championship. Quinn, the HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year (see below), averaged more than 15 points per game this season, becoming the second-leading scorer on the team. She shot 53 percent from the field and 36 percent from three, giving the Panthers a dynamic playmaker on the offensive end of the floor. Franklin coach John Leighton said, “Olivia has developed into a prolific scorer that can score in many different ways. Her improvement since her freshman year is hard to believe. Liv has a work ethic that inspires her teammates.”
Ali Brigham – Franklin – Center
Franklin senior center Ali Brigham led the Hockomock League in scoring (21.1 points per game) during the regular season, set new school records for career points and rebounds, and led the Panthers to a second straight Kelley-Rex division title, a perfect 25-0 record, and the program’s first-ever state championship. The George Washington-commit was named the league MVP and the HockomockSports.com Player of the Year (see above) for the second season in a row. She finished her career with 1,692 points and 1,276 rebounds. Franklin coach John Leighton said, “Ali is a program changing player who has made everyone around her better and inspired a whole new generation of girls playing youth basketball in Franklin.”
Underclassman of the Year
"Franklin sophomore forward Olivia Quinn has been named the 2020 HockomockSports.com Girls Basketball Underclassman of the Year; the eighth season this award has been given out to the top freshman or sophomore in the league. Quinn was an integral piece of Franklin’s historic perfect season and first-ever state championship.
Quinn was the league’s most improved player, going from a freshman with potential to one of the Hock’s top scorers at more than 15 points per game. She became the Panthers’ second-leading scorer and a dynamic counterpoint to Ali Brigham on the offensive end of the floor.
“Olivia showed flashes last season that she could become a factor for the Panthers but no one saw her becoming the star that she was this year,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “She has all the tools, stretching the floor with her ability to shoot from distance, quickness and handle to take defenders off the dribble, and the ability to guard multiple positions. Olivia is going to be a problem for opponents for the next two years.”
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|Olivia Quinn has been named the 2020 HockomockSports.com Girls Basketball Underclassman of the Year|
Defensive Player of the Year
"Franklin junior guard Erin Quaile has been named the 2020 HockomockSports.com Girls Basketball Defensive Player of the Year. Quaile is the sixth player to receive this honor in the eight years that it has been given out and the second player to have won it in back-to-back seasons.Continue reading the write up at the link below
Quaile could control games without scoring a point by dominating opposing guards on one end and keeping the Franklin offense running smoothly on the other. She locked down some of the top guards in the league and in the state, including an impressive performance against Holy Name’s star Jaini Edmonds in the Div. 1 Central quarterfinal. Quaile had 45 steals, 54 deflections, and 55 defensive rebounds this season.
“It’s honestly just fun to watch Erin play defense,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “She is tenacious, aggressive, and doesn’t give an inch no matter who she is going up against. Even the best scorers know they’re going to be in a battle if they want to put up numbers against Erin."
|Erin Quaile has been named the 2020 HockomockSports.com Girls Basketball Defensive Player of the Year|
Coach of the Year – John Leighton, Franklin
"Franklin head coach John Leighton has been named the 2020 HockomockSports.com Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. Leighton guided the Panthers to a second straight Kelley-Rex division title, a second straight Div. 1 Central crown, a perfect 25-0 record, and the program’s first-ever state championship.Continue reading the write up at the link below
John Leighton, Franklin
Coming off a season in which the Panthers won a section title for the first time, Leighton made sure that his team put aside last year’s success and focused on doing even better this winter. Franklin rolled through a perfect 16-0 league campaign and a 25-0 overall record to win the D1 crown. Along the way, the Panthers beat a talented Holy Name team three times, beat D2 state champion Foxboro, D4 state champion Cathedral, and D1 South champion Bridgewater-Raynham.
Franklin was the league’s top offensive team (64.8 points per game) and its top defensive team, holding opponents to 37.2 points per game. The Panthers won all four of their playoff games by double digits."
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