Via HockomockSports.com, we share the results of the FHS winter sports action on Monday:
Boys Hockey = Franklin, 6 vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury, 3 – Final
Girls Basketball = Franklin, 51 @ Oliver Ames, 48 – Final (OT)
"Even though the winter has barely gotten underway, anticipation for a matchup of the defending league champions had been building for months. Franklin and Oliver Ames finished last year unbeaten in their respective divisions and unfortunately couldn’t find a date to play each other in the pandemic-shortened season. Ten months later, both teams were 2-0, both look like favorites to repeat as division champs, and on Monday night at the Nixon Gym they finally squared off.
It was a game that lived up to all that hype.Franklin extended its win streak to 38 games, dating back to the beginning of the 2019-20 season, with a 51-48 overtime victory. Neither team held a lead larger than six points at any stage and there were eight lead changes in the fourth quarter and overtime alone.“We got a bounce,” said Franklin coach John Leighton. “That bounce could’ve gone the other way and they could’ve won the game. That’s how close of a game it was."
|Stefany Padula (21) buried a big three-pointer late in overtime that turned out to be the game-winner, lifting Franklin to a win at Oliver Ames. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|