Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Basketball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.
Hockomock League MVP
Emily Houle, Attleboro
Hockomock League All Stars
Sarah Deyo, Attleboro
Emily Houle, Attleboro
Emma Murphy, Canton
Cassidy Harrison, Foxboro
Ashley Sampson, Foxboro
Aubrie Kutil, Franklin
Lauren Rudolph, Franklin
Meg Hill, Mansfield
Jen Peel, Mansfield
Caroline Maher, Mansfield
Kate Irwin, Milford
Ashley Ahern, North Attleboro
Francesca Calabraro, Oliver Ames
Kayla Raymond, Oliver Ames
Alyssa Piazza, Sharon
Alecia Quinones, Stoughton
Sam Pierce, Attleboro
Hannah Jerrier, Canton
Lily Sykes, Foxboro
Olivia Adiletto, Franklin
Maddie Purdue, King Philip
Jackie Carchedi, Mansfield
Nicole Dahlgren, Milford
Emily Peters, North Attleboro
Samantha Bamford, Oliver Ames
Jordan Motley, Stoughton
Charlotte Ransom, Sharon
Jordan Wade, Taunton
Today’s playoff games are listed below.
#3 Franklin, 73 vs. #7 Framingham, 36 – Final – The Panthers were in control from the get go, taking a 36-7 lead by halftime. Sophomore Connor Peterson had 15 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Jay Dieterle added 15 points and six rebounds. Franklin will play St. John’s Shrewsbury in the D1 Central Final on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 at WPI.
#2 Oliver Ames, 57 vs. #7 Notre Dame Academy, 49 – Final
#6 Foxboro, 57 @ #3 Falmouth, 59 – Final (OT) – Cassidy Harrison hit a pair of threes late in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors force overtime. Harrison finished with 20 points while Ashley Sampson added 14 points and Carolynn Will finished with 10 points.
#4 Franklin, 1 vs. #5 Walpole. 0 – Final – Sophomore Luke Downie scored on the power play in the second period for the lone goal of the game. Nick Jasinski made 17 saves for the shutout win. Franklin advances to the D1 South Semifinals and will play Newton North.
#3 Canton, 3 vs. #6 North Attleboro, 0 – Final
Today’s playoff games are listed below.
#3 Franklin, 62 vs. #6 Westford Academy, 60 – Final – Freshman Jay Dieterle tied a career-high with 24 points to pace the Panthers’ offense. Senior Kevin Gill broke the tie with a layup with 15 seconds to play. Senior Tim Prunier had 12 points and also came away with a big steal in the final minutes to prevent an easy basket from WA. Franklin will play #7 Framingham on Saturday at 5:00 at WPI.
#4 Attleboro, 32 vs. #5 Wellesley, 43 – Final
#6 Mansfield, 40 @ #3 Newton South, 37 – Final – Meg Hill had a career-high 24 points for the Hornets. Jackie Carchedi added nine points for Mansfield and Caroline Maher hit two clutch free throws in the closing seconds. Mansfield will face No. 2 seed Bishop Feehan in the D1 South semifinal.
#15 North Attleboro, 46 @ #2 Oliver Ames, 47 – Final – The Tigers host No. 7 seed Notre Dame Academy on Saturday.
#6 Foxboro, 75 vs. #11 O’Bryant, 28 – Final – Cassidy Harrison led a balanced offensive attack with a team-high 15 points, Ashley Sampson and Grace Tamulionis each had 13 points and Hailey Maling added 12 points. The Warriors travel to No. 3 seed Falmouth on Saturday.
Today’s games are listed below.
Milford, 48 @ Foxboro, 66 – Final – Foxboro senior Alex DuBrow scored all of his team-high 16 points in the second half, adding eight assists and five rebounds. Jason Procaccini had 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists, Rob Lowey had 15 points and nine rebounds and junior Mark Clagg finished with 10 points. Milford’s Dimitry Torres scored a game-high 18 points along with six assists.
Franklin, 64 @ Catholic Memorial, 87 – Final – Senior Tim Prunier and freshman Jay Dieterle each had nine points for the Panthers.
Taunton, 84 @ King Philip, 60 – Final – Taunton senior Jose Mercado poured in a career-high 31 points while Tommy MacLean had 14 points and Dom Smith added 12 points. King Philip’s Pharoah Davis had a team-high 13 points.
Attleboro, 48 vs. Dartmouth, 36 – Final – Emily Houle led the way for Attleboro with 17 points, all in the second half, which leaves her four points shy of 1,000 for her career. She also had 11 rebounds. Sam Pierce added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bombardiers, Fatima McDonald had eight points, and Sarah Deyo had only three points but chipped in with seven blocks and 10 boards.
Canton, 47 vs. Blackstone-Millville, 42 – Final – The Bulldogs swept the season series with BMR behind 14 points from Hannah Jerrier and eight apiece from Jess Powers and Meaghan Hunter. Canton turned the game around with a 30-13 second half.
King Philip, 38 @ Taunton, 37 – Final – Jen Lacroix scored all 12 of her points in the second half to lead the Warriors, who bounced back from a 12-point halftime deficit. Sam Madden added eight points for KP and Riley Dalzell had 10 rebounds. Taunton was led by Alyssa Gibson, who finished with 13 points and 14 boards, and Lily Patneaude, who scored 11 points.
Milford, 44 @ Foxboro, 61 – Final – The Warriors had three players reach double figures, led by Ashley Sampson’s 14 points. Cassidy Harrison added 11 points and Kristen Bortolotti had 10 points.
North Attleboro, 47 vs. Durfee, 34 – Final – The Rocketeers were led by junior Caroline Collard with 10 points and Ashley Ahern chipped in with six.
Sharon, 43 @ Fontbonne, 58 – Final – Senior Alyssa Piazza had 19 points, six rebounds, and five steals for the Eagles in the loss.
Canton, 0 @ Whitman-Hanson, 2 – Final
FOXBORO, Mass. – The Warriors went into halftime trailing by 16, having scored only 14 points in 16 minutes and getting dominated on the glass by a Hanover team that boasted length at every position. Foxboro looked flat and in need of a spark.
As has been the case for most of this season, Foxboro turned to sophomore guard Ashley Sampson, who sparked a second half fight back that would get the Warriors as close as five points in the fourth quarter.
Sampson scored 20 points, 13 in the second half, and pulled down 11 rebounds but it was not enough, as Hanover made several clutch free throws and hung on for a 52-45 victory in the annual Warrior Classic.
Foxboro coach Lisa Downs explained, “I think midway through the second quarter the lightbulb went off like we can actually run with this team and the energy was drawn from the coach on that end and they thought this team has probably not faced a team as quick as we are all season long.”
Hanover boasts two players that have already committed to Div. 1 schools, was coming off a 30-point win over Lincoln-Sudbury in the first round of the tournament, and was a perfect 18-0 on the year. At the start of the game, Foxboro looked overwhelmed.
The Indians jumped out to a 17-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and were manhandling the Warriors on the boards. Juniors Hayley Wardwell (six points) and Megan Dixon (11 points) combined for 11 in the first, including a trio of shots from beyond the arc. Sophomore forward Grace Tamulionis was the lone Foxboro player to get off to a good start with four in the first.
The second quarter was little better, although Foxboro did start to find a little energy as halftime approached. Sampson scored five in the second, including a coast-to-coast layup off a defensive rebound. Lily Sykes also drained a three, as Hanover built a 30-14 lead at the break.
“If someone is having a bad shooting night, which is going to happen every single night, you can’t let your shoulders shrug,” said Downs. “You have to bust your butt and get down the court. We have a lot of speed and if we utilize it well then there’s not a lot of teams that can match up with it.”
The Warriors started the third quarter on the front foot. There was more noise from the bench, more energy on the court, and an aggressiveness that was noticeably missing in the opening half.
Tamulionis (nine points) buried a corner three then Sampson took another rebound the length of the floor for a layup and the Hanover lead was down to 12. Sykes found Sampson in the corner for a three then she pulled up for a free throw line jumper in transition following a steal by Kristen Bortolotti. Suddenly it was 41-32 and the Warriors were back in the game.
Downs said, “All of a sudden after halftime, their confidence skyrocketed a little bit just stemming from what happened at the end of the second quarter and then we started hitting a few shots and that confidence just spread.”
Momentum was fully on the home side, until Taylor Scott got open just before the end of the third quarter and drilled a three at the buzzer to give Hanover a 44-32 advantage heading to the fourth.
The shot slowed Foxboro down but only temporarily. Sampson scored four quick points to start the fourth and Cassidy Harrison (nine points) knocked down a shot that cut the lead to eight. Foxboro also got a spark off the bench from Shannon Smally, who came in and grabbed five rebounds in the fourth and gave the Warriors a presence in the post.
“Which is something we don’t have,” said Downs about Smally giving Foxboro size in the paint. “She did very well last night [against Ursuline Academy], so I think she’s starting to get into the flow of the game and feeling like she’s a major contributor when she’s out there, especially on the boards.”
Downs added, “It’s not about height, it’s about desire and intensity and tenacity. We have it; we just need to go out there and show it. We were getting them tired too, so that was our strategy – run, run, run.”
Sampson scored to make it 47-40 then found Harrison for a shot that cut the lead down to just five, the closest Foxboro had been since it was 6-2 in the first quarter. After making a stop at the other end, the Warriors had a shot to cut the lead to three, but it rimmed out and the Indians went 5-6 from the line in the final 40 seconds to close out the win.
Coaches rarely look at the positives after a loss, but Downs saw a lot of things that the Warriors can build on in the final 10 days of the regular season.
“The girls know that they can compete with probably a state championship team,” said Downs, who added that she would be shocked if Hanover did not win the Div. 3 title this year. “Confidence-wise I think it was a huge build up for not just individuals but the whole team.”
Foxboro(11-6, 9-5) will host Milford on Friday night before wrapping up Hockomock play on Monday with a trip to Sharon.
Today’s games are listed below.
Stoughton, 59 @ Canton, 52 – Final – Sophomore Cam Andrews scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to lead the Black Knights. Junior Cam Gomes added 12 points and seven rebounds, junior Matt Valle had 10 points and senior Brandon Teixeira had 12 rebounds and seven assists. Sophomore Tony Harris led Canton with 22 points and seven rebounds, freshman Devin Foster had 11 points and nine rebounds and Michael Harris chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds.
Milford, 76 vs. Tantasqua, 62 – Final – Facing a three point deficit at halftime, Milford poured in 52 points in the second half to hand Tantasqua just its second loss this season. Dimitry Torres led the Scarlet Hawks with 23 points while senior Dwight Anderson notched his second straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Zack Tamagni added 14 points, Anthony Arcudi chipped in with 10 points and sophomore Kayden Kelley had 15 rebounds to go along with seven points.
Stoughton, 36 @ Canton, 57 – Final – Hannah Jerrier was the top scorer for Canton with 19 points and Shannon Foley chipped in with 12 points on four three-pointers.
Franklin, 41 vs. Acton-Boxboro, 47 – Final
Foxboro, 45 vs. Hanover, 52 – Final – Ashley Sampson led the way for Foxboro with 20 points and 11 rebounds, including 13 points in the second half as the Warriors battled back from as many as 18 down to cut the lead to seven in the fourth quarter. Grace Tamulionis and Cassidy Harrison each added nine points for Foxboro.
Oliver Ames, 57 @ Norwell, 39 – Final – OA rallied from a first quarter deficit to take a two point lead at halftime. The Tigers then dominated the second half, including an 18-4 third quarter. Francesca Calabraro led the Tigers with 22 points and six steals while Kayla Raymond added 10 points. Oliver Ames will play Brockton in the tournament finals on Thursday.
Canton, 3 vs. Coyle Cassidy, 1 – Final
Oliver Ames, 4 vs. Sandwich, 1 – Final – Four different players found the back of the net. Matt Mancini (assisted by Brett Williams and Eric LeBlanc), Cullen Gallagher (from Max Ward and Owen Gallagher), Eric LeBlanc (from Owen Gallagher and Matt Mancini) and Ben Litwack (unassisted) scored for OA. Owen Gallagher was named to the Jeff Hayes tournament team.
NORTH EASTON, Mass. – In the hallway outside the locker room, minutes after the Tigers walked off the court with a 55-40 victory over Foxboro, Oliver Ames coach Laney Clement-Holbrook reflected not only on her 17th career Hockomock League title but on what it meant to her players to leave the Davenport with another championship (sixth in the last eight years).
“This was the thing that we talked about was going out on top and that’s what we’re doing,” said Clement-Holbrook looking ahead to next season in the Kelley-Rex. She added, “For this to come down to this game…and for us this is great because we want to peak at the end [of the season].”
It was also senior night for the Tigers and on the board inside the locker room was written, “play with heart, this is our family.” OA came out and set the tone right from the opening tip as the ball was knocked to Francesca Calabraro for an easy layup.
The hosts were tenacious on defense and held the Warriors scoreless for the first 4:19 of the game before Carolynn Will hit a pair of shots to cut the lead to 5-4. A Calabraro three pushed the lead to 10-5 and then she scored again following a steal by Kaitlyn McCarthy.
As the final seconds of the quarter counted down, the Tigers grabbed a defensive board and got the ball quickly to Hannah Carroll, who buried a jumper at the buzzer for a 14-5 lead.
The second quarter was little better for the Warriors, who again took more than four minutes to get a basket, when Cassidy Harrison (12 points) buried her first three of the game. Samantha Bamford came down the other end and drew the defense before laying the ball off to Niyera Mitchell for an easy basket.
Kayla Raymond (11 points, 10 rebounds) scored a layup, Carroll followed with a three and then Raymond scored again to close out the half with a 25-10 lead.
“We just couldn’t make any shots,” said Foxboro coach Lisa Downs, “and that started getting in our heads and we were thinking about that. They were doubling the ball but we weren’t looking up to find the open person.
When asked if that was the best her team had played this season, Clement-Holbrook replied, “Without question. They scored 83 points against Stoughton…coming in here I knew it wasn’t going to be that many [points] but I knew it was going to be boatloads.”
“So, we really focused on defense, close outs, three-point shooters, screens and the hard work that these kids put in paid off.”
In the third quarter, OA continued to get contributions from its whole roster. Calabraro started the quarter with a corner three for the last of her 11 points and, after a Raymond finish in traffic, the senior captains scored seven straight. McCarthy (nine points) started it with a layup off a steal then Bamford (six assists) hit a pair from the line and scored in transition after her fellow captain’s steal.
In the fourth quarter, Foxboro started to crawl back into the game. The Warriors scored 21 points in the fourth, which was two points more than they had scored in the three previous quarters combined. Much of that was due to being in the bonus at the start of the quarter and shooting 12-12 from the line, including 8-8 from Ashley Sampson (15 points).
“We scored 30 points in the second half,” said Downs, “if we had some of that play in the first half then this could’ve been a different game. I give the girls credit for fighting and creeping back into it.”
Clement-Holbrook added, “The clock was stopped and they were scoring points and they can creep up in a hurry. I’m just so proud of them because they were willing to give everything they had.”
While Sampson (10 in the fourth) and Harrison (seven in the fourth) tried to get Foxboro going, OA turned to Mitchell. The lanky junior forward had her best game of the season and showed off her full arsenal, knocking down a shot from just inside the three-point line, taking the ball past her defender on the dribble, and finishing at the rim. She scored nine of her game-high 15 points in the fourth.
She also dominated on the boards, pulling down a game-high 17 rebounds in what was her best performance of the season and had her coach joking that whatever she ate for breakfast needs to be a game-day staple.
“When she’s on, it’s hard to defend her because she’s not a typical post player,” said Clement-Holbrook. “She’s got perimeter skills, she’s quick, she can rebound.”
“Hannah did such a great job on Sampson and when Niyera came in she just dominated the boards.”
Downs admitted that OA has been a bad match-up for her team this season. The Warriors also lost by 15 in the first meeting (by the almost identical score of 53-38) and had little answer for the length of Raymond and Mitchell in the post.
“When it’s one of them then you can try to double and send players,” said Downs. “[Mitchell] is knocking down shots from nearly three-point range…it’s a really tough match-up for us.”
With the final seconds ticking down, Clement-Holbrook took both of her seniors off the floor and they shared a hug on the bench. At the final buzzer the rest of the team joined them on the court celebrating the program’s first title in three seasons.
Oliver Ames (14-3, 12-3) will host Norwell on Tuesday night, while Foxboro (10-5, 9-5) will look to bounce back against Ursuline Academy on Monday.
Josh Perry can be contacted at JoshPerry@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @Josh_Perry10.
Today’s games are listed below.
Taunton, 61 @ Attleboro, 64 – Final – A back and forth fourth quarter ended with a big three from Jake Dunkley and a key free throw as the Bombardiers scored their first win over Taunton since Valentine’s Day 2013. Dunkley finished with a game-high 20 points while Kyle Murphy, Andrew Milliken and Lucas Boucicaut each had 12 points. Carlos Borrero led Taunton with 17 points while Jose Mercado added 13 points.
Sharon, 59 @ Canton, 50 – Final
Oliver Ames, 39 @ Foxboro, 47- Final – Jason Procaccini’s 15 points was a game-high as Foxboro grinded to a win to clinch at least a share of the Davenport division title. It marks the program’s first ever Davenport title and first league title since 2003. Charlie Ryan had 12 points for Oliver Ames.
Mansfield, 55 @ Franklin, 51 – Final – Franklin rallied from a 15 point second half deficit to get within two in the final minutes but a big shot from Mansfield’s Matt Ehrlich and key stops sealed the win for the Hornets. Tyler Boulter had a team-high 12 points while Sam Goldberg had 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Matt Ehrlich (four rebounds, four assists) and Christian Weber each had nine points, Nick Baskin had six and Max Boen had five points and four assists. Franklin sophomore Connor Peterson scored 21 points and hauled in nine rebounds while freshman Jay Dieterle netted 18 points.
King Philip, 38 @ North Attleboro, 49 – Final – Mario Bresko led the Rocketeers with 12 points.
Stoughton, 53 @ Milford, 59 – Final – Dimitry Torres once again led the way for the Scarlet Hawks, dropping in a game-high 21 points. Zack Tamagni added 13 points while Anthony Arcudi chipped in with 19 points. Dwight Anderson had nine points and 10 rebounds while Kayden Kelley added 10 rebounds. Stoughton sophomore Cam Andrews had a team-high 18 points.
Canton, 43 @ Sharon, 67 – Final – Charlotte Ransom scored 19 points and six rebounds for Sharon. The Eagles also got a career-high 18 points from Emma Eberhardt and 16 points and five rebounds from Alyssa Piazza.
Foxboro, 40 @ Oliver Ames, 55 – Final – Niyera Mitchell came off the bench for OA to score 15 points and pull down 17 rebounds, both of which were game highs. Kayla Raymond added 11 points and 10 rebounds and Francesca Calabraro scored 11. Ashley Sampson was the top scorer for Foxboro with 15 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and Cassidy Harrison added 12.
Franklin, 38 @ Mansfield, 44 – Final – Meg Hill and Caroline Maher led the way for Mansfield with 12 points apiece. Lauren Rudolph was the top scorer for Franklin with eight points.
North Attleboro, 60 @ King Philip, 35 – Final – Caroline Collard and Ashley Ahern each scored 13 points for the Rocketeers. Riley Dalzell led the Warriors with 13 points.
Milford, 59 @ Stoughton, 41 – Final – Christine Pye was the top scorer for the Hawks with 14 points, while Jill Powers chipped in with 10.
Attleboro, 63 @ Taunton, 30 – Final – Emily Houle scored 31 points to lead the Bombardiers and is now only 21 points away from 1,000 for her career.
Today’s games are listed below.
Attleboro, 88 @ King Philip, 66 – Final – Senior Kyle Murphy scored a career-high 21 points, pulling in eight rebounds and picking up three steals. Jake Dunkley paced the Bombardiers with 12 of his 17 points in the opening quarter, Berlyns Abraham had 12 points and six rebounds and Andrew Milliken also chipped in with 12 points.
Canton, 47 @ Oliver Ames, 70 – Final – Carter Evin scored 20 points and hauled in nine rebounds and Nick Welch came off the bench to net 14 points. Tony Harris scored a team-high 14 points for Canton.
Foxboro, 72 @ Stoughton, 55 – Final – Foxboro senior Jason Procaccini led all scorers with a game-high 21 points while Alex DuBrow (13 points) and Mark Clagg (11 points) also scored in double figures. Stoughton’s Jared Maher had 14 points for the Black Knights.
Franklin, 72 @ Taunton, 83 – Final – Quan Roberson scored a career-high 25 points and hauled in eight rebounds to go along with a pair of steals, blocks and assists to lead the Tigers. Jose Mercado added 19 points and seven rebounds, Tommy MacLean had 17 points, five assists and four rebounds, Dom Smith had 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists and Carlos Borrero had seven points, nine rebounds and five assists. Tim Prunier led Franklin with 20 points, four assists and three rebounds, sophomore Paul Mahon finished with 19 points, five rebounds and six steals and freshman Jay Dieterle had 17 points and seven rebounds.
Sharon, 56 @ Milford, 57 – Final – Dimitry Torres hit a layup going across the paint with 4.3 seconds left to put the Scarlet Hawks ahead, then holding off a last second shot from the Eagles. Torres finished with a team-high 19 points while Zack Tamagni notched a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, having hit a half court buzzer beater to tie the game at the end of three. Kayden Kelley had seven points and 10 rebounds and Dwight Anderson added 10 points and seven rebounds for Milford.
Mansfield, 66 @ North Attleboro, 49 – Final – The Hornets held just a two point advantage at halftime and then just six at the end of three quarters but won the final quarter 23-12 to pick up the win. Sam Goldberg was a perfect 5/5 from the field for a game-high 13 points, also grabbing seven rebounds. Max Boen added 12 points and Matt Ehrlich had 10 points for Mansfield. Chad Peterson led North with 12 points while Brent Doherty and Jonny Friberg each added nine points.
Oliver Ames, 58 @ Canton, 29 – Final – Kayla Raymond led the Tigers with 12 points while Hannah Carroll added 11 and Francesca Calabraro had 10 points. Emma Murphy was Canton’s top scorer with 10. The two teams joined together for Play4Kay Pink Night to raise money for breast cancer research.
Stoughton, 38 @ Foxboro, 83 – Final – Cassidy Harrison and Ashley Sampson each scored 18 points for the Warriors, who had five players reach double figures. Hailey Maling added 13 points, Grace Tamulionis scored 12 points and Lily Sykes finished with 10.
Taunton, 30 @ Franklin, 65 – Final – Erin Skidmore paced the Panthers with 15 points. Aubrie Kutil added 12 points and Catherine Gray had 10 for Franklin.
King Philip, 28 @ Attleboro, 46 – Final
North Attleboro, 30 @ Mansfield, 45 – Final – Meg Hill led Mansfield with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Jackie Carchedi had seven points and nine boards and Jen Peel had five points and six assists. North was led by Liz Morehouse with eight points and Ashley Ahern who scored all seven of her points in the fourth quarter.
Milford, 53 @ Sharon, 46 – Final – Kate Irwin led the way for Milford with 13 points and Nicole Dahlgren added nine for the Hawks. Sharon was led by Alyssa Piazza who had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Charlotte Ransom added 13 points, five rebounds, and four steals.
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 3 @ Medfield, 6 – Final – Cat Luciano scored a pair of goals for the Warriors while Lilly Feeney added one.