Friday, March 15, 2013
Mansfield boys' basketball captains Greg Romanko and Zach Wisnieski talk to Patch after attending the MIAA Breakfast of Champions at the DCU Center in Worcester.
Earlier today, Mansfield basketball captains Greg Romanko and Zach Wisnieski attended the MIAA Breakfast of Champions at the DCU Center in Worcester along with captains from the other teams competing at the state championships. After breakfast and a tour of the arena, the captains talked with Patch about playing at the DCU Center and competing for a state title.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Find out about ticket pricing, where to sit at the Garden, and learn a little bit about the Central Catholic Raiders!
Time and Place The Hornets will play their state semifinal game at the TD Garden on March 12 at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $10.95 if purchased in advance though Ticketmaster and $15 at the door. Children five and under may enter for free. To buy tickets online, click here. Fans cheering for Mansfield are asked to sit in Sections 7-18. To learn how to get to the Garden, head over to their website for driving directions. Spectators can also take the Commuter Rail from Mansfield to Back Bay and then hop on the Orange Line at Back Bay or the Green Line at nearby Copley to North Station. Know Your Opponent Standing in the way of a state championship game appearance are the Division 1 North champions, the Central Catholic Raiders. Despite some …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Franklin beats Mansfield on short game.
The Mansfield boys' basketball team lost to Franklin on Tuesday, 60-42, in their last regular game of the season. Mansfield started off the game strong in the first period, but slowly lost momentum to Franklin. Mansfield was up for the first half of the first period, but got stuck at 11 while Franklin pulled ahead to 17. "I think their shooting kind of slowed down the game a bit," Mansfield head coach Michael Vaughan said. "Our offensive style is fast, and other teams are sitting on us a little bit." Mansfield started the second period with two baskets, but Franklin answered each and pulled ahead again to bring the score to 23-16. The half ended 27-20 with Franklin in the lead. The main problem for Mansfield was three-point shots. The team…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Lady Tigers use 20-3 second half run to defeat Hornets Friday night.
For over 20 minutes, the Oliver Ames girls’ basketball team looked like they would be in for a grind against Mansfield Friday night at the Nixon Gymnasium. The two teams traded buckets throughout that span where the lead changed hands nine times. Towards the end of the third quarter, however, the Lady Tigers took the lead for good during a 20-3 second half run and came away with a 54-40 victory over the Hornets. With the game tied at 37, guards Kate Holleran and Asia Mitchell put OA ahead for good with two clutch three pointer’s at the end of the third quarter. “That run really got the energy going and got us moving in the right direction,” said OA coach Elaine Clement Holbrook, whose team is now 7-1. “Those three’s at the end of the …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Hornets outscored Stoughton 28-8 in the final quarter, turning a 58-45 deficit into a 73-66 win.
The Mansfield High boys’ basketball team used a fourth quarter come-from-behind rally, outscoring Stoughton 28-8 in the final frame, to hand the Black Knights their first loss of the season, 73-66, Tuesday in Stoughton. Mansfield improves to 5-3 on the season and extends their Hockomock League winning streak to 26 games. Stoughton, meanwhile, falls to 6-1. Senior captain Brian Hershman led the way for the Hornets with 18 points, while freshman Brendan Hill had 16 points off the bench. “One possession at a time,” Mansfield head coach Mike Vaughn said of his team’s fourth quarter comeback. “I told my guys ‘we aren’t going down without a fight.’ [Stoughton’s] a great team. We had to play outstanding for a lot of time just to get ourselves …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Mansfield boys' basketball team beat the Bulldogs, 73-56, Friday night at home.
Mansfield boys basketball team trounced Canton, 73-56, at home Friday. Despite a strong showing in the first quarter, Canton fell behind later, losing by 20 points during most of the game. “Canton played hard with a lot of energy,” said Mansfield head coach Michael Vaughan. In the first quarter, Mansfield had a shakey start, scoring only twice in the first two minutes. At the five minute mark, they started picking up steam, and eventually ended the period ahead, 17-12. The Hornets turned up the pace, scoring another 22 points during the period, while Canton could only put in 12 points, bringing the score to 39-24 at halftime. Canton continued in the third quarter with another 12 points, while Mansfield pulled out another 21 points, ending …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Mansfield dominated North Attleboro on Friday 57-37 in their home opener. Hornet guard Michael Hershman lead the Mansfield scoring with 11 points, followed very closely by forward Brendan Hill and team co captain Brian Hershman. Nipping at their heels was guard Ryan DeAndrade andforward Gregory Romanko with nine points each, followed by co captain Terence O'Mara with six points and Sean Higgins with two. The Hornets started off strong, scoring first and held a steady lead during much of the first period. Mansfield was leading 7-0 with points from Ryan DeAndrade and Brian Hershman four minutes left in the period when North Attleboro started to gain momentum. NA jumped back into the game and took the lead. At the end of the period, the Red …