Saturday, January 15, 2022

FHS girls basketball tops Mansfield 60 - 33 on Friday

Via, we share the results of the FHS winter sports action on Friday: 

Mansfield, 33 @ Franklin, 60 – Final 
– Franklin hadn’t played in nearly a month, so it took a while for the Panthers to get going, but they then went on a 22-0 run between the second and third quarters to grab hold of the game and stay perfect on the season. Olivia Quinn (four rebounds and three assists) and Stefany Padula (four steals and two blocks) each scored 14 points to lead the Panthers and combined to knock down five threes. Katie Peterson added 12 points, three assists, and a pair of blocks, while Brigid Earley scored nine points. The Hornets were shorthanded with several players out and several just making their return. Abby Wager came off the bench to score a team-high 12 points, all in the second half, and Olivia Salisbury added six points and five rebounds. Rose Maher had six points and eight boards, while Bridget Hanley scored three points but also chipped in with eight rebounds, three steals, and four assists.

Franklin, 38 @ Mansfield, 48 – Final 
Ryan Lanigan, founder and Editor-in-Chief of, provides the game recap:
"The solution to Mansfield’s problem was so simple, yet incredibly difficult at the same time. 
The Hornets needed a basket.

With two elite defenses going at it, points were at a premium on Friday night and Mansfield’s 15-point lead over Franklin had dwindled down to three, having scored just four points in a six-minute span between the third and fourth quarters.

Franklin’s attempt at a tying three rimmed out and the Hornets got just what they needed, scoring on three of their next four possessions to finish strong and earn a 48-38 win over the previously undefeated Panthers."

For other results around the Hockomock League

Boston Globe coverage of the boys game can be found ->

Emma Souza (24) and Katie Peterson (12) ready for the rebound ( photo)
Emma Souza (24) and Katie Peterson (12) ready for the rebound ( photo)

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