Friday, February 3, 2012
Mansfield dropped a 46-35 decision to KP on Friday, losing the rebound battle.
The King Philip boys varsity basketball team beat Mansfield, 46-35, in a grudge match of rebounds and jump balls on Friday night in Mansfield. KP kept the score low intentionally, keeping Mansfield on the outside, shooting three pointers, and then getting the rebounds. “We talked all week about rebounding,” said KP head coach Sean McInnis . “We talked about finding the closest guy and getting a body on him. In that first couple of games, we were going to get the ball, and we really talked about don’t go get the ball, find somebody, box them out and then go get the ball.” Mansfield started the game off strong, leading KP for nearly all of the first period. The second period saw KP and Mansfield battling back and forth to hold a lead, and …
Hornets knock down 28 of 39 from the line to defeat Warriors.
The first time Mansfield and King Philip girls' basketball teams met — back in December — the Hornets were able to limit the Warriors to a mere 27 points on the scoreboard. This time around, KP was able to knock down 55 points. Unfortunately, the final outcome was the same as Mansfield took home a 62-55 Hockomock league win in girls basketball. “We certainly had our hands full tonight. (Coach) Meg [Barry] has them playing very hard,” Mansfield Coach Mike Redding said. “They are so much more improved than they were when we played them the first time. “ King Philip knew, in order to derail the Hornets, they were going to have to come out with a hard-fought game full of intensity. The Warriors did just that, but were a bit too aggressive and…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
KP rallied in the final minutes, but could not pull through.
Mansfield varsity field hockey beat King Philip Tuesday 2-1, generally dominating the Warriors throughout. It's said that the best defense is a a good offense, and Mansfield gave credence to the adage. Mansfield kept KP on the defensive for most of the game, only letting the ball into their zone sparingly. KP hardly had any shot attempts for the first half of the game. Mansfield struck early with only a little over a minute into the game. Mansfield's Kelsy Kiley went got in a shot during a fast break. "We got knocked over in the first minute of the game," said KP head coach Liz Hathaway. "That was a big difference right there." Mansfield scored again before the half during a melee in front of the KP goalkeeper. Meg Chemburkar was able to …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
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