Via Boston Globe and HockomockSports.com, we share the results of the FHS winter sports action on Friday:
Girls Basketball = Franklin, 65 @ Mansfield, 34 – Final
Trevor Hass, Globe Correspondent, provides the game recap:
"Many of the players on the current Franklin girls’ basketball roster were in middle school in 2019 when the Panthers last dropped a game.
This year’s team, which moved to 15-0 Friday night following a 65-34 Hockomock League road triumph over Mansfield, is a part of history but chooses to collectively not focus on what has now ballooned into a 51-game winning streak.
“We try not to talk about it a lot,” said Franklin junior Katie Peterson, who led all scorers with 17 points. “We don’t want it in the back of our minds, or to think, ‘What if we lose?’ because we don’t want to play safe.”
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Boys Basketball = Mansfield, 56 @ Franklin, 55 – Final
Ryan Lanigan, founder and Editor-in-Chief of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap:
"One of the best rivalries in the state added a new chapter on Friday night, and it was one of the best games in series history.
Up-and-down, back-and-forth the Panthers and the Hornets went, matching shot for shot and stop for stop over the course of four quarters — and it took every second of the 32 minutes to decide this one.
Mansfield senior Matty Hyland sank both of his one-and-one free throws with 13.4 seconds left and the Hornets held on as Franklin’s last-second turnaround jumper at the elbow hit off the iron and stayed out, securing a 56-55 victory in a thriller."
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|Mansfield senior Matt Hyland goes up for a shot against Franklin’s Sean Vinson (right) and Sean O’Leary (25) in the second half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)|
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