FOXBOROUGH – The Mansfield High School girls’ basketball team nearly pulled off an impressive upset Friday night in Foxborough thanks to the hot shooting of the Hornets’ guards.
“Mansfield was getting some really good looks and they were hitting their threes and we just weren’t getting a hand in their face so most of them were uncontested shots but they were making them so hats off to [Mansfield],” said Foxborough head coach Lisa Downs.
Mansfield hit nine 3-pointers in the game, including three apiece from the Stoyles. Jessica finished with a team-high 14 points and Gina ended with 13. The Hornets’ hot shooting resulted in a 35-27 lead at halftime and a 48-43 advantage through three quarters but Foxborough’s defense finally awoke from its game long slumber in the fourth quarter and made enough stops to complete the comeback.
“I was proud of our team,” said Mansfield head coach Mike Redding. “We played well against a very good team. … We put 35 points up in the first half on a team that held Sharon to 29 the other night. Lisa [Downs] made some great adjustments in the second half. Give them credit.”
Foxborough was led by Katherine Tamulionis with 18 points, followed by Ashley Snyder (13) and Andrea Marcotte with 11 points, including three 3-pointers.
Foxborough (10-3, 8-3) returns to action Tuesday on the road in North Attleboro. Tip-off is 6:30 p.m. Mansfield (3-13) hosts Milford Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.