The 2016 Hockomock Boys Basketball All Stars & HMs

Below are the official Hockomock League Boys Basketball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Tim Prunier, Franklin

Hockomock League All Stars

Jake Dunkley, Attleboro
Alex DuBrow, Foxboro
Rob Lowey, Foxboro
Jason Procaccini, Foxboro
Tim Prunier, Franklin
Connor Peterson, Franklin
Jay Dieterle, Franklin
Samuel Goldberg, Mansfield
Matthew Ehrlich, Mansfield
Dimitry Torres, Milford
Brent Doherty, North Attleboro
Carter Evin, Oliver Ames
Matt Lowerre, Sharon
Brandon Teixeira, Stoughton
Jose Mercado, Taunton
Tommy MacLean, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Kyle Murphy, Attleboro
Devin Foster, Canton
Jonathan Carnino, Foxboro
Kevin Gill, Franklin
Will Weir, King Philip
Max Boen, Mansfield
Dwight Anderson, Milford
Jonny Friberg, North Attleboro
Tim Kelley, Oliver Ames
Ricardo Ripley, Sharon
Cameron Andrews, Stoughton
Quan Roberson, Taunton

Taunton Dominates Tempo In Win Over Plymouth South

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Taunton’s Jose Mercado flushes a two-handed dunk in the second half against Plymouth South (Tom Madigan/Photo)

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TAUNTON, Mass. – The 2016 Taunton Tigers team is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
Unfortunately for 10th seeded Plymouth South, the Tigers came out roaring and raced away with a 83-54 win over the Panthers.
Now corny movie quotes aside, Taunton has been plagued by inconsistency throughout this year’s campaign, the most recent example a double-digit win over New Bedford followed by a double-digit loss to the same team in a week’s time.
But there was no doubt that 7th seeded Taunton came to play in their playoff opener, controlling the tempo of the game from the start, using a strong defensive effort and clicking on offense for a big win.
”That was the good Tigers team tonight,” Taunton head coach Charlie Dacey said. “You’ve seen the bad Tigers before, but tonight was the good Tigers. It’s pretty good to be playing well in March. You can see my frustration over the year looking for this, because i know it’s there. They stepped to the plate tonight. I thought our defensive intensity was good the whole night. And offensively, when we get in the full court, we can go.”
Taunton trailed for merely the first three minutes of the game. Junior Tommy MacLean took a charge midway through the quarter and Jose Mercado drained a three on the other side to help Taunton create a three possession lead. Mercado scored 10 points in the opening quarter but two fouls forced him to the bench for the rest of the first half.
The Tigers had their best defensive quarter in the second, allowing the Panthers just eight points, half of which came from the free throw line. Carlos Borrero found MacLean for a corner three to stretch Taunton’s lead to 24-11. Lens Esquil and Brevan Walker both came off the bench to provide a spark, each scoring to keep the Tigers lead in double figures. Walker drained a corner three inside the final minute to put Taunton up 32-19 at the break.
“They’re moving the ball around and that’s something we’ve been focused on,” Dacey said. Taunton had 20 assists in the game. “The ball recently hasn’t been moving as well but now it is, side to side. You have to do that to have an effective offense.”
The Panthers capitalized on some offensive rebounds and turnovers to cut the deficit to single digits to start the second half but a three from MacLean and a Roberson layup (off a MacLean assist) stretched the lead by to 14.
Taunton’s pace seemed to wear on the Panthers, who were able to keep pace in the first quarter but while Plymouth South slowed, the Tigers kept the pace up.
“That’s the way we’ve been playing for 32 minutes all year long so it’s not a stress for us to play the whole game like that,” Dacey said. “We want to fly. I’ll take some turnovers but we want to get teams backpedalling and get up fast.”
Jose Mercado added nine points in the third quarter, starting the game a perfect 7-7 from the field, including 4-4 from three point range.Mercado finished with a game-high 28 points on 79% shooting.
“I was feeling it,” Mercado said. “I just kept shooting, they were giving me some space since I’m the center and they think I might attack the basket so I can just pull up. I wasn’t thinking about the fouls coming out in the second, I just wanted to play.”
“He’s a matchup nightmare,” Dacey said of Mercado, who sat the entire second quarter because of foul trouble. “I’m not sure what Newton North will do but he’s our answer for them. They’re going to want to pound it in down low and we’re going to run our perimeter stuff.
A three from Mercado capped a 26 point quarter for Taunton and put the Tigers ahead by 20 (58-38) to start the final quarter.
Taunton’s offense kept rolling in the final frame with Mercado adding another nine points and Borrero getting eight of his 10 points in the final frame. The Tigers won the fourth quarter 25-16, giving them the 29 point win.
The Tigers were able to hold Plymouth South’s top scorer Ryan Morrissey, who went over the 1,000 mark for his career earlier this season, to 16 points on 3-13 shooting. 10 of his points came from free throws.
“We were focusing on Morrissey,” Dacey said. “Dom [Smith] did a nice job and kept him in front of him for a good portion of the game. That was real important for us because Morrissey can really screw up a defense when he gets in the gaps and penetrates. It wasn’t a loud 16 points for him.”
Along with Mercado’s 28 points, junior Quan Roberson had a double-double with 16 points and was a big factor on the boards with 10 rebounds. Borrero and MacLean each had 10 points while they combined for 13 assists. Walker and Esquil combined for 15 points off the bench.
Taunton (16-5) advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals to take on #2 Newton North. Newton North (20-3) picked up a 63-49 win over Xaverian. The game will be played at Newton North at 6:30 on Friday.
“Newton North is an excellent defensive team. They cut the court in halfcourt in half, they make you play on a quarter of a court. They also switch all the screens, like a Mansfield type of things. Those are two things we have to work on.”
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 03/02/16

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
D1 South

#4 Mansfield, 75 vs. #13 New Bedford, 51 – Final – Sam Goldberg scored a game-high 16 points and hauled in 11 rebounds as Mansfield battled back from a first quarter deficit. Matt Ehrlich added 13 points, including 12 in the vital second quarter rally. Christian Weber added 12 points and Nick Baskin chipped in with 10 points. 

#7 Taunton, 83 vs. #10 Plymouth South, 54 – Final – Jose Mercado scored 28 points in just three quarters of play because of foul trouble to lead the Tigers. Along with Mercado’s 28 points, junior Quan Roberson had a double-double with 16 points and was a big factor on the boards with 10 rebounds. Carlos Borrero and Tommy MacLean each had 10 points while they combined for 13 assists. Brevan Walker and Lens Esquil combined for 15 points off the bench.
D2 South
#3 Foxboro, 68 vs. #14 Nauset, 53 – Final – Foxboro grabbed a lead after the first quarter, grew it by halftime and stretched it to as much as 20 points in the second half. Senior Jason Procaccini scored a team-high 15 points while classmates Rob Lowey added 15 points and Jonathan Carnino had 11 points.

#15 Sharon, 52 @ #2 Whitman-Hanson, 54 – Final – Sharon used a full court press to come back from a double-digit first half deficit and take its first lead, 50-49, with 2:25 to play. The Eagles were unable to take the lead in a tie game and the Panthers sank two free throws with 0.2 seconds left to get the win. Mitchell Sirota led Sharon with career-high 17 points and Tyler Smith added 11 points.

#16 Oliver Ames, 63 @ #1 Bishop Feehan, 68 – Final
Hockey
D1 South

#4 Franklin, 2 vs. #13 Wellesley, 1 – Final
#9 King Philip, 1 vs. #8 Newton North, 3 – Final
D2 South
#3 Canton, 10 vs. #14 Sandwich, 1 – Final
Girls Hockey
Division 2
#24 Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 3 @ #9 Notre Dame, 11 – Final
#26 King Philip, 0 @ #7 Plymouth, 4 – Final

Efficient Shooting Helps Taunton Overcome Franklin

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Taunton’s Tommy MacLean points out directions in the first half against Franklin. (Tom Madigan/Photo)

ByRyanLanigan



TAUNTON, Mass. – If there was one game that reflected on how this season has gone for Taunton, it was Tuesday night’s win over Franklin.
The Tigers offense shot an impressive 57% from the floor, had 18 assists on 31 field goals, out-rebounded the Panthers 36-24 and scored over 80 points.
Luckily that was enough to overcome 26 turnovers and over 70 points from Franklin.
What has been an up and down season so far is currently back on the up side as Taunton scored an 83-72 win to sweep the season series against the Panthers.
“It should be impossible, I don’t have explanation other than we were pretty efficient when we didn’t turn it over,” Taunton head coach Charlie Dacey said. “It wasn’t much of an artistic performance. The turnovers were just staggering, just staggering. I mean some of them, saying it politely, were unforced. It’s hard to believe we scored over 80 points with that many turnovers but obviously we were pretty productive when we didn’t turn it over.”
The scoring for the first half was typical of the Tigers when they’re on, shooting nearly 60% from the floor (17/29) to put up 39 points. But 15 turnovers showed a glimpse of of the Tigers we’ve seen in other games, including their loss to Sharon.
But after facing some adversity late, including a 17-5 run by the Panthers to take the lead after three quarters and a four point deficit with just over six minutes to play, the Tigers switched it back to on.
Tim Prunier’s traditional three point play putting the Panthers up 59-55 with just over six minutes to play. But Quan Roberson dropped in a layup and then followed up his own miss with a putback to tie the game. Senior Carlos Borrero drove to the basket for two for the lead and then Roberson went up and under, putting the perfect spin off the glass plus the harm to go up 64-60. Borrero front rimmed a three on Taunton’s next trip but Dom Smith was first to the rebound and laid it back in for a six point lead.
Josh Macchi’s corner three brought the visitors back within but a three point play from Borrero was followed by a stop and a basket from Jose Mercado to make it 71-63 with 3:02 to go. The closest Franklin would get the rest of the way six (73-67) but a pair of blocks from Roberson down the stretch, the Tigers’ ability to run through the press and successful free throw shooting down the final minute and a half proved enough for Taunton.
“The first meeting was a rock fight and this one was open court stuff,” Dacey said. “That’s kind of our forte too, get in the open court, spread the court and just find the mismatch. There was always at least one out there for us, even if we had three others guys convinced they had one too. That was the turnover issue. Once we get into the open court and start flying, the better for us. We’re a transition team, you can see that. But you have to play defense to transition effectively. Of course it comes with some turnovers but sometimes we weren’t even pushing the ball and turning it over.”
“We gave them too many easy baskets,” Franklin head coach CJ Neely said. “Our offense did a poor job of playing defense, turning it over and giving them easy buckets. They were able to get behind us in transition sometimes. To be honest I just didn’t think we came with our type of basketball tonight. Other than maybe one guy, I don’t think we brought it. We seemed very flat throughout. The guys made a nice run to get back into it which I’m proud of but at the end of the day, Taunton wanted this game more than us. I thought Taunton brought more intensity tonight.”
After a slow first couple of minutes, Taunton got the pace of the game where they wanted: fast. The Tigers were quick in transition and rattled off a 14-4 run, capped with a three from Smith and a floater from Roberson to go ahead 16-9. After the first minutes, Taunton had 23 points and an eight point lead.
Franklin sophomore Paul Mahon provided the Panthers a spark with a pair of steals and easy buckets to get within six and Prunier and sophomore Connor Peterson added consecutive baskets to get within two. But Taunton outscored Franklin 12-8 over the final four minutes of the half, capped with a layup from Tommy MacLean to go into the break up 39-33.
When Taunton went up by 11 in the first two and a half minutes in, Franklin slowly chipped away. Mahon again was the catalyst. First, the sophomore drained a three from the left side, then raced across the baseline, intercepting the inbounds pass, launching a three from the right corner that rimmed out but the sophomore grabbed the rebound and found an open Macchi for two. Prunier got Franklin within two and then with just under a minute to play, Mahon drained a three to tie the game at 51.
“He was by far our best player tonight and that was the best I’ve seen him play,” Neely said of Mahon. “He’s played well in some AAU games but on that stage, against that type of opponent, he brought everything.”
Roberson finished with a career-high 25 points (on 63% shooting), eight rebounds and a pair of assists, steals and blocks.
“Quan is a touch matchup, he really is,” Dacey said. “If we have to roll him to the block against a guard, we’ll do that. But if he’s out there with a big, that really forced CJ to change the way he did things. He’s got a good basketball sense. We spread the court and let him make decisions and he makes good decisions. Then when he gets around the rim, he’s kind of wiry and finishes when it doesn’t look like he should be able too. Plus he’s hitting his free throws now, which he wasn’t doing earlier in the season.”
Mercado added 19 points and seven rebounds, MacLean had 17 points, five assists and four rebounds, Smith had 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists and Borrero had seven points, nine rebounds and five assists.
“He’s the absolute x-factor,” Dacey said of Smith, who missed the Mansfield game over the weekend. “He’s got energy, he’s a pretty good on the ball defender. He does a lot of little things. He doesn’t even have to score for us but when he scores points, that means the court is spread out and he’s getting his points off offensive putbacks and leaking out.”
Defensively, Taunton focused on getting out on Franklin’s shooters to try and take the three point away. Franklin shot 5/20 from deep.
“Absolutely, we wanted to focus on [Jay] Dieterle and Mahon,” Dacey said. “Obviously they can shoot the three. But then Prunier is blowing by people cause there’s no help there. We had to pick our poison like we did the other night and we decided to take away the three and if they were getting to the rim, shame on our on the ball defense.
“We wanted to take away Dieterle’s threes, we wanted to take away Peterson in the post and we wanted to defend Prunier, I think that’s their big three. I don’t think we did a great job on Prunier but I think we kind of minimized Dieterle and did an okay job on Peterson. But they scored 72 points so we didn’t go a great job defensively either.”
Prunier led the Panthers with 20 points, four assists and three rebounds, freshman Jay Dieterle had 17 points and seven rebounds and Mahon finished with 19 points, five rebounds and six steals.
Franklin (14-2, 12-2) stays atop the Kelley-Rex division but just a game ahead of the Tigers and Mansfield, who they will host on Friday night. Taunton boys basketball (13-4, 11-3) will take a trip to Attleboro on Friday night.
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

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. 

Late Spurt Helps Hornets Avenge Loss to Taunton

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Mansfield’s Sam Goldberg attacks the basket in the second half against Taunton. (Tom Madigan/Photo).

ByRyanLanigan


TAUNTON, Mass. – In a see-saw, back and forth game with very little separation, all it took was 30 seconds for Mansfield to grab the momentum and the lead – one they wouldn’t relinquish – in a 66-58 win over Taunton.
Taunton’s Tommy MacLean tied the game at 54 with a traditional three point play with just over three and a half minutes to go. Mansfield responded quickly as Sam Goldberg fed Christian Weber for a three. On the other end, Goldberg intercept a cross court pass and went down for a layup. On the ensuing inbounds, Mansfield got the ball back and Weber converted at the rim for two more.
Just like that, Mansfield had a 61-54 lead with just under three minutes to go.
“I haven’t seen the stats yet but I’m guessing overall team shooting percentage we shot a little better than we did the first time we played them and I’d guess they shot a little lower,” Mansfield head coach Mike Vaughan said. “It might have been a little luck and it might have been the fact that we did a better job defensively overall. That was not an easy one. Taunton did a good job controlling the tempo and we kind of got stagnant playing the way they like to play. We hit the big three and that was a huge momentum swing. It was kind of even momentum at that point and that helped swing it our way.”
After a couple of stops, Goldberg converted on a backdoor cut but another three point play from MacLean cut the deficit to six with 1:37 to play. Taunton got a steal and Jose Mercado hit one of two free throws to make it a five point game. Goldberg hit a free throw back on the other end to stretch it back to six and Taunton couldn’t respond on the other end, missing a pair of shots.
Mansfield jumped out to a hot start, leading by as much as nine in the first quarter. But Taunton gained some life in the second quarter, scoring 20 points – including their lone three pointer of the game – and the teams went into halftime knotted at 31 apiece.
The Tigers had the lead for the majority of the third quarter, but didn’t lead by more than four points. Mercado hit a pair to go up 39-35 and Carlos Borrero’s jumper kept the Tigers up 41-37. Mansfield stormed back to take the lead off a three from Tyler Boulter but Borrero drove for two more to put Taunton up 45-44 after three quarters.
Mansfield opened the final stanza with an 8-2 run, four apiece from both Matt Ehrlich and Evan Christo. Up by five, near the midpoint of the fourth, Taunton responded when Borrero nailed a pair of free throws and then MacLean’s first traditional three point play tied the game.
“I thought we got the stops when we needed them,” Vaughan said. “It was about three minutes left and I’m not sure they scored more than one field goal the rest of the way. And the one they did, that wasn’t even a breakdown, that was a really tough play by MacLean. I told the guys that I like where we’re at and the direction we’re going. To gut out a game that got early and us good says volumes about where we are now compared to a month ago. It’s all about playing your basketball in March. I don’t want to see Taunton in the tournament if we can avoid it.”
“There’s the separation,” Taunton head coach Charlie Dacey said about the quick 7-0 run by the Hornets. “Mansfield just executed real well. We know what they’re going to do, we’ve seen it before, they’ve done it to us. We had to come down the other end and execute and we didn’t. I think it was three or four possessions that changed the course of the game.”
Mansfield finished with just one more made field goal (24/45 compared to 23/48) than Taunton and converted one fewer free throw (10/14 compared to 11/15) but the biggest difference came down to Mansfield’s eight three pointers compared to Taunton’s one.
“They close out on you,” Dacey said of his team’s limited deep shooting. “And that’s what we wanted to do to them. We changed our defense in the second half to take their threes away. But then we’re giving up layups because they were going by us.”
“I think the first time we played them it was relatively close and they went on a 14-0 run to really stretch the lead. That’s just the type of games that these match ups have been over the last couple of years,” Vaughan said. “Whoever gets the last run can find a way to win it. I’m just happy where we’re at. Guys are getting in a nice rhythm and making adjustments. That’s a team we want to be, win games with adjustments even with the turnovers.”
Weber had a team-high 12 points and added six rebounds, Ehrlich had 10 points, four rebounds and four assists, Boulter had 10 points, Goldberg had nine points, eight rebounds and four assists, Vigeant added nine points, Christo had six and both Nick Baskin and Max Boen had five points.
“It makes it really hard to sub,” Vaughan said with a laugh. “It makes it hard to defend too. It’s finding different guys and different ways to get points. Teams can’t really shut down one guy which helps an offensive plan. But at the end of the day this will be won or lost down the stretch playing defense. I think our offense will take care of itself as time goes on but it’s the defense that we have to grind through more and fine tune a little more.”
Taunton was led by a career-high 17 points from Carlos Borrero while Quan Roberson added 15 points, three blocks and a pair of boards and assists and Mercado had 15 points and four rebounds.
Mansfield (12-4, 10-3) moves into a tie with the Tigers in second place in the Kelley-Rex title. The Hornets will try to make it three straight when they travel to North Attleboro on Tuesday. Taunton (12-4, 10-3) will entertain Franklin in a key divisional showdown at 6:30 on Tuesday.
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

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Saturday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 02/06/16

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
North Attleboro, 69 @ Attleboro, 63 – Final – Brent Doherty and Ridge Olsen scored 20 points for the Rocketeers in a close win over rival Attleboro. Junior Hacmoni Cuevas had seven points, including a big three in the fourth quarter. Attleboro junior Jake Dunkley scored a career-high 31 points, also the highest scoring output by a Hockomock player this season. Andrew Milliken chipped in with 12 points for the Bombardiers.
Mansfield, 66 @ Taunton, 58 – Final – Mansfield junior Christian Weber had a team-high 12 points and added six rebounds, Matt Ehrlich had 10 points, four rebounds and four assists, Tyler Boulter had 10 points, Sam Goldberg had nine points, eight rebounds and four assists and Phil Vigeant added nine points. Taunton’s Carlos Borrero netted a career-high 17 points while Quan Roberson and Jose Mercado each had 15 points for the Tigers. 

Oliver Ames, 61 @ Sharon, 64 – Final – Sharon missed a pair of free throws late but Oliver Ames shot from their own half missed the mark and the Eagles held on. Andrew Filipkowski was one of 10 Sharon players to score, leading the team with 17 points. OA’s Carter Evin had a game-high 20 points, Shawn Cardoza added a career-high 18 points and Tim Kelley netted 11 points. 
Girls Basketball
Mansfield, 72 @ Taunton, 38 – Final – Sophomore Meg Hill had a double-double with a team-high 14 points and 11 rebounds while Jackie Carchedi added 13 points and Jen Peel had 10 points and eight assists. Taunton’s Lilly Patnaude led the Tigers with 10 points. 

North Attleboro, 39 @ Attleboro, 52 – Final – Sarah Deyo notched her first career triple-double, scoring 15 points, hauling in 12 rebounds and recording 10 blocks. 

Oliver Ames, 63 @ Sharon, 29 – Final – Sharon held a two point lead (13-11) after the first quarter but Oliver Ames’ big second quarter helped take the Tigers take a 14 point lead by halftime. Kayla Raymond had a team-high 18 points and Francesca Calabraro had a double-double with 16 points and 10 steals. 
Hockey
Stoughton, 4 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final – Mark Sheehan scored a pair of goals while Nick Hardy and Sean Doherty each scored once for the Black Knights. Sam Larkin scored Attleboro’s goal off a rebound off a shot from Cam Littig.

Canton, 3 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final

Foxboro, 1 @ Mansfield, 10 – Final

Franklin, 3 vs. Newburyport, 1 – Final – Sophomore Jeremy Miller netted a hat trick to guide Franklin to a big non-league win.
Milford, 3 @ Taunton, 8 – Final

North Attleboro wrestling celebrates after winning the MIWCA D2 Dual Tournament. (Courtesy Photo)
North Attleboro wrestling celebrates after winning the MIWCA D2 Dual Tournament. (Courtesy Photo)


Wrestling

MIWCA D1 Dual Tournament (Franklin) – Franklin placed fifth overall. The Panthers beat BC High (38-28) but lost to St. John’s Prep (41-21). Franklin finished the meet with wins over Plymouth South (40-27) and Framingham (34-26). 
MIWCA D2 Dual Meet Tournament (Milford, North Attleboro, Oliver Ames) – North Attleboro continued its very strong season by winning the D2 Dual Meet title. The Rocketeers beat Keefe Tech (68-6), Winchester (40-27) and Nashoba (51-21) to reach the finals. In the finals, North Attleboro took down Central Catholic, 39-22, to claim the title. OA was seeded 6th and opened with a win over Dracut (52-12) but suffered a loss to #3 Natick (60-18). Casey Bellevue went 2-0 on the day with a pair of pins and Luke Cullen also went 2-0. OA finished the season with a 20-8 record, a program record for both wins and least losses. 
Scituate Quad (Canton) – Canton beat host Scituate (39-29) but lost to Hingham (59-18) and Walpole (47-30). 
Foxboro Quad (Foxboro), 9:00AM
Methuen Quad (King Philip), 10:00AM
Stoughton Quad (Sharon, Stoughton) – Sharon had wins over Silver Lake (40-25), Southeastern (58-6) and Duxbury (40-34) and tied with Bridgewater-Raynham (34-34).
Barnstable Quad (Taunton), 9:00AM
Swimming
Girls Hockomock League Championships, 9:00AM (@ Milford) – Click here for complete results. 
Gymnastics
Hockomock League Championships (@ Metro South) – Click here for complete results.
Girls Hockey
Franklin, 5 @ Martha’s Vineyard, 1 – Final
King Philip, 3 vs. Medway/Ashland, 3 – Final
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 7 vs. Latin Academy, 0 – Final
Stoughton, 0 @ Quincy/North Quincy, 5 – Final

Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/26/16

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
Canton, 51 @ Attleboro, 60 – Final – With the game tied, Attleboro used an 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter and used that as separation to beat Canton. Jake Dunkley had a game-high 18 points and added seven rebounds, Andrew Milliken had 10 points and six rebounds and Kevin Aguirre chipped in with a career best 10 points.

Foxboro, 64 @ North Attleboro, 57 – Final – Jason Procaccini and Alex DuBrow each scored 18 points for the Warriors and Rob Lowey added 10 points. North Attleboro senior Ridge Olsen had a game-high 19 points and junior Brent Doherty added 17 points.

Milford, 58 @ Franklin, 74 – Final – Final – Milford had a lead midway through the third quarter but the Panthers outscored the Scarlet Hawks 36-18 over the final 12 minutes of play. Franklin freshman Jay Dieterle tied a career-high with 24 points while sophomore Connor Peterson chipped in 14 points. Milford’s Dwight Anderson had 19 points and Anthony Arcudi added 11 points. 

Oliver Ames, 57 @ King Philip, 62 – Final – Tom Madden might have scored just eight points but KP head coach Matt Coute said they all came at a big time, including a fourth quarter three. Madden added a career best 10 rebounds as the Warriors rallied from a halftime deficit. Noah Goodwin led the Warriors with 18 points and Seth Sullivan added 16 points. Oliver Ames’ Carter Evin had a game-high 21 points and Tim Kelley added 13 points.

Sharon, 62 @ Taunton, 59 – Final – Up three, the Eagles elected to foul to send the Tigers to the line instead of giving them a chance to tie. Taunton missed the front end of the bonus and Sharon was able to hold on. Sharon had 11 players score with junior Peter Banks leading the way with 12 points, Matt Lowerre adding 11 points and Michael Zola adding nine points. Taunton’s Quan Roberson had a game-high 18 points while Tommy MacLean and Jose Mercado each added 11 points. 

Mansfield, 70 @ Stoughton, 52 – Final – Junior Christian Weber connected on six three pointers for a career-high 19 points and the Hornets stretched a five point lead at the end of three into an 18 point win. Nick Baskin added 13 points and Max Boen had 11 points and five rebounds. 
Girls Basketball
Attleboro, 61 @ Canton, 28 – Final – Sarah Deyo scored 19 points, Emily Houle scored 14 points and Samantha Pierce added 12 points for Attleboro. Canton’s Hannah Jerrier led the Bulldogs with eight points. 

North Attleboro, 53 @ Foxboro, 49 – Final – North Attleboro was led by Ashley Ahern, who scored 23 points, while Caroline Collard added 12 for the Rocketeers. Ashley Sampson had 24 points for Foxboro.

Franklin, 68 @ Milford, 42 – Final – The Panthers broke the game open with a 24-6 second quarter. Lauren Rudolph was Franklin’s top scorer with 14. Aubrie Kutil added 12 points for the Panthers and Olivia Adiletto had 10. Milford’s Kate Irwin finished with 13 points.

King Philip, 27 @ Oliver Ames, 40 – Final – Kayla Raymond paced the Tigers with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds and senior Kaitlyn McCarthy scored 12 points. With the win, OA coach Laney Clement-Holbrook broke the state record for career victories with her 634th win. KP was led by Julia Leroux with eight points and Christina Hathaway with seven.

Mansfield, 51 @ Stoughton, 36 – Final – Meg Hill and Caroline Maher were the top scorers for the Hornets, each with 17 points. Alecia Quinones had 16 points and nine rebounds for Stoughton.

Taunton, 30 @ Sharon, 43 – Final – The Eagles broke open a tight game by scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Charlotte Ransom led the way for Sharon with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Shira Stoller had nine points and four assists and Veronica Wallace added nine as well.
 
Gymnastics
Mansfield, 141.3 @ Attleboro, 139.8 – Final
North Attleboro, 132.75 @ King Philip, 130.9 – Final

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/15/16

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
Attleboro, 43 @ Taunton, 65 – Final – Taunton junior Quan Roberson netted a game-high 20 points while senior Dominique Smith added a career-high 18 points for the Tigers. Tommy MacLean added 11 points and Jose Mercado had 10 points. Attleboro’s Jake Dunkley had nine points and three rebounds and Lucas Boucicaut also had nine points. Kyle Murphy pulled in 10 rebounds for the Bombardiers. 

Canton, 42 @ Sharon, 47 – Final – Sophomore Malik Lorquet made a big splash in his first full varsity game with nine points and 10 rebounds. Junior Adam Banks also scored nine points for the Eagles. Woanyen Mahn and Rishi Jambunathan each scored nine points for Canton. 

Foxboro, 54 @ Oliver Ames, 50 – Final – Foxboro built a seven point lead by halftime and held on in the second half. Senior Jason Procaccini led with 18 points with classmate Alex DuBrow chipping in with 17 points. Oliver Ames junior Carter Even had 17 points and seniors Shawn Cardoza and Tim Kelley each had 12 points. 

Franklin, 60 @ Mansfield, 57 – Final – Freshman Jay Dieterle hit a three with 1:34 left to put Franklin ahead for good. The Panthers, which led by as much as 22, had to stave off a rally from Mansfield over the third and fourth quarters. Franklin sophomore Connor Peterson scored a career-high 23 points and had seven rebounds, Tim Prunier added 15 points and five assists, sophomore Paul Mahon added eight points and six rebounds and Dieterle had six assists to go with five points. Matt Ehrlich had 16 points and five rebounds for Mansfield and Max Boen added 11 points. 

North Attleboro, 47 @ King Philip, 53 – Final – Juniors Will Weir and Noah Goodwin each scored 13 points for King Philip with senior Ben Smith adding 10 points and junior Pharaoh Davis netted 10 points. North Attleboro junior Brent Doherty scored a career-high 24 points for the Rocketeers.

Milford, 60 @ Stoughton, 77 – Final – Stoughton senior Brandon Teixeira logged his league-leading sixth double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Black Knights enjoyed a strong shooting night from the floor. Junior Ryan Sullivan added a career-best 16 points for Stoughton. Milford junior Nate Davila scored a team-high 18 points and Dwight Anderson added 13 points. 
Girls Basketball
Sharon, 41 @ Canton, 43 – Final Meaghan Hunter led the way for the Bulldogs with 17 points and Emma Murphy added 13, including nine in the fourth quarter. Alyssa Piazza was the top scorer for Sharon with 14 points and Ashley Mukasa added 10.
Oliver Ames, 53 @ Foxboro, 38 – Final – The Tigers had the lead throughout in a key Davenport Division matchup. The Warriors got within one in the third quarter but OA answered with a three to keep the lead. Sophomore Kayla Raymond notched her first double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds while Hannah Carroll added 10 points and Francesca Calabraro had eight points and nine rebounds. 

Mansfield, 51 @ Franklin, 48 – FinalMeg Hill was the top scorer for the Hornets with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Jen Peel added 10 points (eight in the first half) and eight assists for the Hornets and Jackie Carchedi scored nine points (eight in the fourth quarter). Lauren Rudolph led the Panthers with 11 points (nine in the third quarter) and Aubrie Kutil had eight points and nine rebounds.
King Philip, 34 @ North Attleboro, 49 – FinalNorth Attleboro got 10 points apiece from Julia Feid and Emily Haskell. KP was led by Sam Madden and Riley Dalzell, who each scored seven points.
Stoughton, 59 @ Milford, 41 – Final – Julia Foye came off the bench to drain a trio of three pointers and finished with 11 points to spark the Black Knights. Alecia Quinones led Stoughton with a team-high 20 points and added seven steals. 
Taunton, 26 @ Attleboro, 63 – FinalSarah Deyo returned for the Bombardiers with 20 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore Sam Pierce chipped in with her fourth straight double-double, 18 points and 11 rebounds. Emma Vlashi also had 11 boards for Attleboro.
Swimming
Canton boy, 109 @ Oliver Ames boys, 63 – Final
Canton girls, 83.5 @ Oliver Ames girls 86.5 – Final
Franklin boys, 70 @ Mansfield boys, 98 – Final
Franklin girls, 92 @ Mansfield girls, 70 – Final