The 2016 Hockomock Girls Basketball All Stars & HMs

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

Honorable Mentions

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

Shorthanded Hornets Fall To Feehan in Semis

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Mansfield’s Jackie Carchedi drives past a Feehan defender in the second half. (Ryan Lanigan/

BROCKTON, Mass. – Hampered by a slow start, an injury to a starter and facing a Bishop Feehan stout defense, Mansfield suffered a 66-45 setback to the Shamrocks in the D1 South Semifinal at Massasoit Community College.
The Shamrocks applied a full court man to man press from the get go, forcing the Hornets to turn it over nine times in the first eight minutes. By the conclusion of the first quarter, Bishop Feehan held a 20-6 lead.
Meanwhile, Mansfield was without junior point guard Jen Peel, a two time Hockomock League All Star, due to an injury sustained in the previous game against Newton South.
“At the start we were shaky, nervous early and had some turnovers and they jumped on us,” Mansfield head coach Mike Redding said. “Once we settled down we were OK but it was just too far away. We played tough in the second half to score 30 but just the shaky start hurt us.
“It’s tough, they’re scoring and then getting right into the press and you’re working so hard just to break the press and by the time you do, you’re tired at the other end and don’t execute. It snowballs on you and our bench was a little shorter too. Losing Jen as a starter, now Mady [Bendanillo], instead of coming off the bench, is playing a ton of minutes so we were a little thin at the guard position.”
Feehan senior Lauren Manis scored five of her 21 points in the opening quarter and hauled in four of her 12 rebounds to lead the way.
The Hornets had a good start to the second quarter with Caroline Maher (15 points) intercepting a pass and draining a three on the other end to cut the deficit to 11. The Hornets defense held the Shamrocks scoreless for nearly two minutes to start the quarter but then Feehan rattled off eight straight points to push the lead to 19.
Feehan kept the press up for the half and while only having one turnover in the second quarter, Mansfield trailed 32-16 at the break but shot just 25% from the field.
Mansfield’s offense was much better in the second half but the deficit remained the same. Maher scored eight her points in the second half and Jackie Carchedi, who also had six rebounds and three assists, scored nine of her 12 points in the second frame. Sarah Mullahy came off the bench to add five points.
“I thought. Mady played very well as a freshman but certainly losing a 300 assist, 500 point career girl [in Jen Peel] that has played 70 games in a row, it’s going to throw you off a little bit,” Redding said. “I think the story of the night was thought Manis was unbelievable. She was very active on the boards, made some great drives and shots and we simply didn’t any answers for her. And I don’t know how many offensive rebounds they had but it was way too many and way too many second chances.”
When the Hornets were able to break the press, they looked to try to feed sophomore Meg Hill, who was coming off a career-high 24 points against Newton South. But Feehan clearly focused in on Hill with 6’0 forward Marissa Fontaine marking her in man coverage and the 6’2 Manis available in lob help.
“We didn’t do a great job of getting [Hill] a lot of touches but Fontaine was physical wth her,” Redding said. “I just thought our entry passes could have been a little higher and deeper. Even on the back side they did a good job of helping if we got it over the top. I thought that was a big factor, we just didn’t get Meg enough quality touches. That was one of many issues.”
Mansfield girls basketball finishes the season with a 21-4 record and the program’s second ever Hockomock League title.
“We had a great year,” Redding said. “We lost to a very talented basketball team and a team that played very well tonight. We have to be proud of our season with the Hockomock title, getting to the final four in one of the best divisions I’ve ever seen. Sooner or later you meet your match and they were the better team.”
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Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 03/03/16

Today’s playoff games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
D1 Central
#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.
Girls Basketball
D1 South
#4 Attleboro, 32 vs. #5 Wellesley, 43 – Final

#6 Mansfield, 40 @ #3 Newton South, 37 – FinalMeg 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.
D2 South
#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.

Great Starts Propels Mansfield to Blowout Win

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Caroline Mahjer scored nine points, including six in the first quarter as Mansfield jumped all over Brockton with a 15-0 run to start the game. (Ryan Lanigan/

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MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Hornets came into its playoff opener against Big 3 champion Brockton at the James Albertini Gym on a roll. Mansfield had won its final seven games of the regular season, including last Monday’s title-deciding victory over Attleboro.

That momentum carried over to Sunday, as the Hornets stormed out of the locker room and promptly took control of the game with a 15-0 run from the opening tip. Mansfield never looked back and rolled to a comprehensive 72-38 victory and advanced to the quarterfinal of Div. 1 South.

“It’s great when things work how you want them to,” said Mansfield coach Mike Redding after the game. “Caroline knocked down some shots from the outside and that opened up things for Meg in the paint…and Jackie was good taking it off the dribble. A lot of things worked well tonight.”

According to Redding, the Hornets had prepared for Brockton to play a lot of man, but the Boxers started the game with a 2-3 zone. The Hornets took advantage.

Jackie Carchedi buried a corner three then fellow senior Caroline Maher hit one from the opposite corner. Maher hit a second three from a couple feet behind the line and Carchedi followed her own shot for a putback that made it 15-0.

When Brockton switched to man-to-man, Mansfield countered by getting the ball inside to sophomore Meg Hill. The 6-foot-2 center scored off an assist by Jen Peel (five assists) and then again off an assist by Maher after a drive to the basket. The Hornets led 21-7 after the first quarter.

“It’s just tournament and it brings out the best in teams,” said Hill who finished the night with 16 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks, “and I think we just kind of clicked. It just worked.”

Brockton coach April Dingwell explained, “We’re I think possibly the smallest team in the state this year…once they started hitting the shots we had to spread it out and opened it right back up for her inside.”

Mansfield uses a deep bench in most games and Redding admitted after the game that he may have started subbing a little too early as the rhythm that the Hornets had in the first disappeared in the second.

Brockton cut the lead to 23-10 in the second but Mansfield countered with an 8-0 run. Peel lobbed a pass into Hill for a finish then, after a pair of free throws by Carchedi (15 points, eight rebounds), Maher found the center after drawing the defense. Juliana Newell closed out the run with a jumper off a Jen Kemp assist.

Leading 32-15 at the half, Mansfield could have taken its foot off the gas in the third but Redding said the team talked about coming out strong after halftime to put the game away.

Again it was Hill who provided the spark, as the Hornets continued to find room for her in the paint. Newell, Carchedi, and Maher found Hill in the lane for close-range finishes.

“I’ve gained confidence from the people around me,” said Hill about her continued improvement on the offensive end. “They tell me that I can finish down there and i think that’s been a huge part because I used to be scared to go to the hoop.”

Peel picked out Carchedi on a back-cut for a layup and also scored on a drive to the basket. The junior point guard then pulled off a trademark fake pass and layup move that built the Mansfield lead to 46-18. Ann Maher followed it with a three and Carchedi with a drive to the basket, as Mansfield led 51-30 heading to the fourth.

Redding called the potential opponents  in the tournament (the sectional’s top three seeds – Newton South, Bishop Feehan, and Braintree) a “real murderer’s row” and in the fourth quarter he turned to his extended bench.

“It’s great to be able to take out the starters and rest them and keep everyone healthy,” he explained.

In the fourth quarter, several players took advantage of the extra playing time and extended the Mansfield lead. Lindsay Dalton scored all six of her points in the fourth, Anna Chiarolanza went 4-4 from the line and freshman Margaret Danehy scored five points in her first varsity minutes of the season.

“I think our girls fought hard the whole game, that’s just a tough team,” said Dingwell.

Mansfield (20-3) will advance to the quarterfinal and face No. 3 seed Newton South. Redding is comfortable with his team’s position and is hoping that the Hornets will have an edge as the Lions will not have played in more than a week.

Momentum was on Mansfield’s side on Sunday and the Hornets will hop it carries over to Thursday.

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Sunday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 02/28/16

Today’s playoff game is listed below.
Girls Basketball
D1 South

#6 Mansfield, 72 vs. #11 Brockton, 38 – FinalThe Hornets, who jumped out to a 15-0 in the first quarter, were led by sophomore center Meg Hill, who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Jackie Carchedi chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds and Caroline Maher added nine points. Mansfield advances to face No. 3 seed Newton South on Thursday.

Hornets Beat Attleboro and Clinch League Title

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Mansfield celebrated a victory over Attleboro that clinched the program’s second Hockomock League title. (Josh Perry/

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MANSFIELD, Mass. – Four years ago, Mansfield won only four games. Those freshmen are now seniors and on Monday night, they capped their final season in Mansfield colors by climbing a ladder, scissors in hand, to cut down the nets at the Albertini Gym.
“This is huge,” said senior Caroline Maher, moments before she got the chance to go up the ladder and celebrate with a piece of the net. “My freshman year we had four wins and now we have 18 or 19, I don’t even know, and we’re going to the state tournament. I’m so happy and so proud of us.”
The Hornets used a strong second half to exact a measure of revenge on Attleboro with a 56-43 victory in front a standing room only, raucous crowd to split the season series with the Bombardiers and clinched the Kelley-Rex division title. It is the program’s second Hockomock title and first since 2011.
Maher added, ““I remember watching the 2010-11 team winning it and I thought, oh I want to be up there on the ladder cutting that string.”
Mansfield coach Mike Redding said of his senior class, “They just keep getting better; a lot of camaraderie, young kids stepping in to help and just a lot of fun to be around. I’m really proud of what they did.”
Attleboro came into the game with its sights set on the program’s first Hockomock title and jumped out to an early lead, up 12-8 after the first quarter. Junior Sarah Deyo sparked the Bombardiers with seven of her team-high 15 in the first, including an early three and a couple of layups.
Juliana Newell (12 points) kept Mansfield in the game with four in the first and another six points in the second, most coming off her familiar mid-range jumper. Jen Peel stepped up in the second and scored half of her game-high 18 points in the quarter with drives into the middle of the Attleboro defense.
“She got in the lane the other time,” said Attleboro coach Rick Patch, “but this time she was looking to score. We made the adjustment to just keep her in front of us, but there were times that we lost her.”
A Jordyn Lako three had given Attleboro a 22-15 lead, but Peel scored five straight points to cut the lead to four. After a pair of free throws by Fatima McDonald, Peel got another layup and a pair from the line to bring Mansfield within two. After Sam Pierce (10 points) buried a three, Newell closed out the first half with a runner that kept the Hornets within three at 27-24.
In the third quarter, Meg Hill took over the game. The sophomore center scored all 11 of her points in the third and a big chunk of her game-high 15 rebounds and four blocks.
Redding said, “We kept kidding her the last couple weeks about going into ‘Beast Mode.’ You can be a nice kid off the court but you’ve got to step on and ante up and as a sophomore she did that in the third quarter. She changed the tone of the game.”
Hill started the half with a layup off an inbound pass by Peel (five assists) but Mish Logie followed with a corner three to extend the lead to four. Peel answered that with a transition basket plus the foul.
“For all the good things she does, we’ll live with a couple of turnovers,” said Redding of Peel. She can always seem to find a lane. As tight as things are, she always finds a way through.”
After a Pierce jumper, Hill scored four straight to give Mansfield the lead at 33-32, its first since the opening basket of the game. She continued to dominate the paint on a personal 8-0 run that put Mansfield up by five, a lead that the Hornets would carry into the fourth quarter.
“There were a couple calls, not blaming the ref, it was just reffed in a way that we haven’t seen all year so to make that adjustment – we just couldn’t,” Patch explained. “We had to focus on boxing out harder…it was making it much tougher for our kids.”
Deyo hit a three late in the third quarter and then added another one to start the fourth and bring Attleboro back within two. After a Newell layup and a pair of free throws from Jackie Carchedi, Emma Vlashi (six points) scored on a drive to the hoop and another shot in the paint and it was 45-43.
Coming into the game, Emily Houle needed four points to hit 1,000 for her career, but in the fourth quarter she had been held to only a pair of free throws. At several points in the game, Houle seemed more like a decoy as the offense flowed in different directions, but she finally got free on the baseline with a chance to tie the game.
The jumper was halfway down but spun out. Attleboro did not score another point in the game.
“It’s baffling,” said Patch about the struggle to get Houle the ball. “We’re coming out of timeouts calling certain plays and I don’t know if it’s the environment or whatever, we trained for it, we practiced for it.
Mansfield forced a steal from McDonald and Peel raced the length of the court to score plus the foul, putting the Hornets up by six. On the next trip, Carchedi took a deep three that was off line, but the senior was the first to react and rebounded her own miss to score a dagger basket.
“I don’t know who our MVP is but I think she may have my vote just because she does so much at both ends of the floor,” said Redding of Carchedi. “She really does everything for us. She doesn’t score a lot of points for us but that offensive rebound and score was huge.”
The Hornets knocked down free throws in the closing minutes to clinch the victory and with it the title. Maher got her wish and was able to stand atop the ladder and hold her piece of the net.
“We’ve played together for so long, longer than I can remember,” she said of the senior class. “The fourth grade ‘A’ team, but for a few kids that went to Feehan this is the team.”
Redding added, “Just a great game with a lot of players stepping up…There’s a 50-50 chance that we could play in the quarterfinal, so get ready for the rubber match.”
Mansfield will await the tournament pairings that will come out this weekend, while Attleboro will close out its regular season (and Emily Houle will continue her quest for 1,000) on Wednesday at Durfee.
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Hornets Celebrate Senior Night With Pair of Wins

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Mansfield senior Nick Baskin takes the ball to the basket against Weymouth. (Josh Perry/

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MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Mansfield boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both celebrated senior nights with victories on Monday night in the Albertini Gym and both advanced to the finals of the 2016 Round Ball Classic. The boys pulled away in the second half to roll past Weymouth 69-42, while the girls used a strong finish to get past Walpole 51-39.

Although Weymouth came into the game with just one win on the season, Mansfield could expect to be challenged, as the Wildcats are led by former Franklin coach Dean O’Connor and even just one year in have already taken on some of his trademark intensity.

“You can already see Dean’s effect in terms of his kids’ knowledge of where they need be and the challenges they presented on their defensive end,” said Mansfield coach Mike Vaughan. “There were a lot of possessions we didn’t look real comfortable.”

He added, “The biggest difference is that we have guys who can score they don’t.”

The Hornets mixed and matched the lineup with junior Sam Goldberg sidelined with injury and with Vaughan making sure that his seniors got plenty of time on the court. Kyle Swansburg scored five of his team-high 14 points in the opening quarter and junior Christian Weber scored six, all on drives to the basket.

“When he’s going to the hoop and Matt [Ehrlich] complements him going to the hoop and we can score inside out then I think it makes a big difference,” said Vaughan about Weber’s contributions.

Weymouth shocked the Hornets by hanging around through the first quarter. The Wildcats scored 15 points, led by Adrian Quinn’s five. The problem for Weymouth was trying to keep that output going over four quarters.

Mansfield scored another 16 points in the second with Phil Vigeant scoring five points including a put back on a missed free throw that extended the lead to 22-17. Matt Ehrlich added five in the quarter as well, three on a layup plus the foul and another bucket that pushed the Hornets lead to its largest of the first half, 11.

Weymouth scored the final four points of the half to stay within single digits at the break, but Mansfield broke the game wide open in the third. Leading 37-31, the Hornets went on a 13-2 run to close out the quarter and build a comfortable edge heading to the fourth.

Ehrlich (eight points) started the run with a layup and a free throw then Swansburg scored over Weymouth’s 6-foot-9 center Julian Mincey and hit a pair from the line. Evan Christo scored to make it 46-31 and Tyler Boulter scored on an offensive rebound. After a Weymouth hoop, Vigeant (seven points) scored again to close the quarter.

Vaughan said, “Overall I was happy with the ball movement and sharing the basketball and trying to work to get the best available shot as a team and not just necessarily an individual.”

If there was any thought that the Wildcats may be able to make it a game in the fourth quarter, Mansfield ended those fears early. Boulter buried a three-pointer, followed by another shot from deep by Max Boen and then Boulter took the ball strong to the rim. After Swansburg hit a pair of free throws to make it 61-41, Mansfield emptied its bench to give debuts to younger players.

Mansfield will face Cohasset in the Round Ball Classic final on Thursday and Vaughan said that the team still has plenty to work on as it looks ahead to the tournament.

“We just keep talking about continuing to get better, to be solid as a group, and just get better each day and each game,” said Vaughan. “We want to be playing our best starting next week and we’re playing really good basketball right now, so I like where we’re at.”

Mansfield 51, Walpole 39

The final score made it seem a comfortable win, but with just fewer than three minutes remaining in the game, Kelly Fogarty’s fifth three-pointer of the game had brought Walpole back within two at 41-39.

Momentum was with the visitors but the Hornets regrouped and closed the game with 10-0 run that started with Meg Hill being left open on an inbound play under the basket for her first points of the night. Then in transition Jen Peel added her sixth assist of the night to Juliana Newell (10 points) for an easy layup and the lead was quickly back to six points.

Hill had been quiet for most of the game but she pulled down a big defensive rebound and scored in the paint to build the lead to 47-39. Peel and Anna Chiarolanza each made two from the line to seal the victory.

“We showed a little character,” said Mansfield coach Mike Redding. “We kind of held off the charge, kind of took back control, had a few good possessions to get some separation to put the game away.”

Despite starting with an unusual lineup thanks to senior night, the Hornets jumped in front early. Mansfield outscored the Rebels 16-6 in the first quarter, led by Caroline Maher’s five points. The lead grew to 11 by halftime with Peel (six points) adding four in the second and Jackie Carchedi and Jen Kemp each knocking down jumpers.

But Walpole dominated the third quarter and came all the way back to tie the game. Newell scored four of her 10 in the quarter but Fogarty nailed two threes, Melanie Weber collected an offensive rebound and scored, Emma Flynn banked home a three and Courtney Brigham scored in the paint to even things up at 31-31.

“You know, up 11 at the half and we played a lot of people and then we just fell asleep at halftime and they definitely came to play,” said Redding. “They came in needing to win two out of three to get into the tournament and they definitely played like it in the second half and Fogarty heated up.”

Mansfield scored the final four of the third to get the lead back and in the fourth quarter turned to Maher to hold off the Walpole charge. The senior guard scored six in the fourth, including a banked floater on an offensive rebound and a layup on the break.

“She wants to make shots in the end,” said Redding of Maher. She’s played for four years, Jackie has played for three, Jen is in her third year, the guard position is loaded with experience and in close games you need people who are going to put it on the floor, get it to our bigs, get to the free throw line and make free throws.”

In the end, Mansfield had enough to get the win and stay within touching distance of one of the high seeds in the upcoming Div. 1 South tournament. The Hornets will face Dartmouth on Thursday in the Round Ball Classic before taking on Attleboro on Monday to decide the winner of the Kelley-Rex division.

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Mansfield Sweeps Rocketeers to Stay On Top of League

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Mansfield sophomore center Meg Hill (31) scored a game-high 12 points and pulled in nine rebounds as the Hornets swept the season series with North. (Josh Perry/

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MANSFIELD, Mass. – It should have had a playoff atmosphere. Mansfield came in needing a win to stay tied with Attleboro atop the Kelley-Rex division and North Attleboro still needs a win to qualify for the state tournament and avoid a season sweep by its rival.

Maybe it was the snow outside, maybe it was because it was the first day back from a four-day weekend, but even though the game had a lot of meaning there was a distinct lack of energy in the Albertini Gym on Tuesday night.

The Rocketeers struggled to find consistent offense but cut the Mansfield lead to nine points in the third quarter, but the Hornets broke the game wide open with a 17-2 run and cruised to a 45-30 victory to remain tied for the league lead with two games remaining.

“It’s always like this when we play – points aren’t easy to come by – but the way the first half went, I thought we were pretty good on offense, but probably should’ve had 30,” said Mansfield coach Mike Redding. “The second half we got into a funk again, just not finishing well, but played good defense.”

North Attleboro started the game in a funk. The Rocketeers were missing junior forward Caroline Collard, who is second on the team in scoring, and after an Emily Peters (six points, nine rebounds) layup tied the game at 2-2, the visitors went nearly the remainder of the quarter stuck on two points.

Jackie Carchedi (nine rebounds) scored four of her seven points in the first, including layup following a Jen Peel steal and outlet pass and a jumper that made it 10-2. Liz Morehouse stepped into Collard’s spot and scored on an offensive rebound and a free throw to make it 10-5 after one quarter.

“I thought Kiersten [Bixby] and Liz did a great job in [Caroline’s] stead and gave us quality minutes and doing some damage on the offensive end and giving us some energy,” said North coach Derek Herber.

The spark at the end of the first was quickly erased by the Hornets who started the second on an 11-0 run. Freshman Madyson Bendanillo scored on a pair of drives down the left side of the lane, sophomore Meg Hill added four of her game-high 12 points, and Caroline Maher knocked down a three to break the game open.

“We missed a couple shots and we started thinking about those things instead of just playing basketball,” said Herber. “Unfortunately we need to be tougher mentally and need to keep playing through that.”

North did recover near the end of the quarter and cut the lead, which bloomed to 17 at one point, down to 12 by halftime. Peters scored four points in the second and Emily Schromm knocked down a shot as well.

Despite having a solid lead at the break, Redding felt his team left points on the board, particularly in the paint where Hill had a distinct size advantage over the North forwards.

He said, “We were begging at halftime, get Meg some touches inside. We just didn’t get her enough touches. We feel like she could’ve dominated more.”

Mansfield came out for the second half cold and North continued to creep back into the game. Schromm scored to cut the lead to 10 and then Morehouse (team-high eight points) scored on a layup after a nifty block-to-block bounce pass by Peters that cut the lead to 26-17.

Just when North thought that it was back in the game, Carchedi knocked down a long jumper off a skip pass from Maher and the Hornets found their groove again. Mansfield would go on a 17-2 run into the fourth quarter that essentially put the game away.

“If we could’ve gotten a stop then maybe it’s a different ballgame and maybe we get a little energy into ourselves,” said Herber.

“It’s never easy when you have a couple days off because of the weather or when you’re not in your normal routine. We needed to make our own energy and we didn’t do a good job.”

Following Carchedi’s jumper, Hill scored on a short jumper off an inbounds, Jen Kemp hit a pair of free throws, Olivia Broyles scored on a rebound and all of a sudden it was a 35-19 lead heading to the fourth.

Hill scored on another inbounds layup from Peel (six assists) and then Caroline and Ann Maher each knocked down threes to build the lead to as high as 24 (43-19) and knock out the Rocketeers.

“It was one of those games that you never felt like you’re going to lose but we couldn’t shake them either,” said Redding. “Defensively, we played good man in the second half and never let them get to the point where they can make a run.”

North finally got an offensive spark in the fourth after Mansfield had made some changes to its lineup. Turnovers led to easy baskets in transition and Ashley Ahern scored all seven of her points in the fourth and freshman Julia Feid buried a jumper to cut the lead back down to 15.

Offense continues to be a struggle at times for the Hornets and Redding admitted that the team still needs to find its “rhythm” heading into the playoffs, but Mansfield is still in the running for just the program’s second Hockomock League title (the only title was in 2011), so he will take the win however it plays out.

He said, “Now we’re down to two in the league and they’re both at home. I don’t care if we score 38 or 68, right now wins are wins.”

Mansfield (15-3, 13-1) will get another test of its title credentials on Friday when rival Franklin pays a visit. North Attleboro (9-7, 8-6) will try to book its place in the tournament when it travels to King Philip.

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Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 02/09/16

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
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. 
Girls Basketball
Oliver Ames, 58 @ Canton, 29 – FinalKayla 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 – FinalErin 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 – FinalMeg 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.
Girls Hockey
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 3 @ Medfield, 6 – Final – Cat Luciano scored a pair of goals for the Warriors while Lilly Feeney added one.