Hornets Named Hockomock All Stars
With the regular season just about over, the Hockomock League has begun announcing their all-stars for the 2012-13 winter season. In boys’ basketball, sophomore Brendan Hill was named the league MVP and junior guard Rocky DeAndrade was named an all-star.
Averaging about 14 points a game, Hill’s abilities to not only score but create chances for his teammates has made him one of the best players in the area. At point guard, DeAndrade has averaged just under 11 points a game this season and has been a threat on both offense and defense for the Hornets.
In hockey, Brendan Murphy and Rich Shipman were the Mansfield representatives. Through February 17, Murphy has nine goals and 10 assists while Shipman’s GAA sits at 1.44, the third best in the league.
New Mansfield Hall of Famers
At halftime of Monday’s Mansfield/Wakefield match, the newest members of the Mansfield High School Football Hall of Fame and the first members of the recently created Basketball Hall of Fame were announced. The first class of the basketball hall of fame is Geoffrey Stearns ’59, Paul Souza ’79, Suzanne Patchett Pentin ’93, Ellen O’Malley ’80, Sue Pelrine ’87, Theresa DeGirolamo Nyhan ’83, Kelley O’Neil Connell ’00, Ronald Gentili ’62, John Souza ’68, and David Fusco ’64.
Ronald Sankey '84, Tom Frongillio ’75 and John Connell ’02 were inducted into the Mansfield Football Hall of Fame.
Tournament Seeding This Weekend
By Saturday afternoon, the boys’ hockey and basketball teams will know their postseason fate when the MIAA releases their tournament seedings.
The basketball bracket will be announced on February 22 while the hockey pairings will be released the next day. The Hornets are expected to get the number 1 seed in the Division 1 South basketball bracket while the 11-4-3 hockey team's seed is a bit more unpredictable in the competitive Division 2 South.
The Hornets may feel like they are playing in the regular season as five Hockomock League teams have qualified for the Division 2 South hockey tournament. A win or tie by King Philip in their final two games would make it six.