Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mansfield High School beat Central Catholic, 55-50, in the Division 1 semifinal game on Tuesday at TD Garden.
After months of practice and training, the season is now down to one final game for the Mansfield Hornets boys' basketball team. For the first time, the Hornets will play in the MIAA Division 1 State championship after beating the Central Catholic Raiders, 55-50, in the D1 State semifinal at the TD Garden in Boston Tuesday. With tough defense and holding the Raiders to only 17-first half points, the Hornets earned the win with balanced shooting and taking a risk with the percentages towards the end of the game. It’s Conner's Turn Part of the fun of watching the Hornets is trying to figure out which member of their deep roster will breakout and be the star of the game. This time, it was Kevin Conner's time to lead with a team-best 14 …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Thanks to Tuesday night's win, the Hornets are now one win away from a Division 1 state title.
Mansfield High School fell behind late in the fourth quarter of the Division 1 state boys' basketball semifinal, but the Hornets came storming back to topple Central Catholic and earn a berth in the state championship game. After Central Catholic took a one-point lead late in the contest, the Hornets took control of the game and used two clutch Michael Boen free throws to seal a 55-50 win. As a result, the locals will play Putnam on Saturday at Worcester's DCU Center in hopes of returning home as Division 1 champion. "The last two times we came in (to TD Garden) we took a charter bus," said Mansfield High head coach Mike Vaughn. "But this time, we took a good old-fashioned yellow bus and I told them this is no different from any other game…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Mansfield boys' basketball team played well offensively and defensively against Sharon Friday.
The Mansfield High boys' basketball team soundly defeated Sharon, 70-51, at home on Friday in a game that was totally about depth of play. “This will be the first year since I started at least that we always play all 10 guys,” Mansfield head coach Michael Vaughan said. “It gives us energy off the bench… You know that they’re going to make some plays to stay out there and I think that was a huge luxery for us.” While Mansfield’s Ryan Boulter led the game with 19 total points (with five three-pointers), Sharon’s Brian Mukasa wasn’t far behind with 17 total points (three three-pointers). Sharon started the game off strong, but was unable to come out of the half with any force. “We’re a little outmanned right now, we’ve got a couple of guys …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Friday, Dec. 14: Bringing you live coverage of Hockomock League Basketball.
Friday Night LIVE isn’t just for football. We’re trading in our cleats for our high tops and will be bringing you LIVE coverage of Hockomock League basketball this winter. With this live blog you can interact with us and send us game photos. Mansfield will be tipping off with Sharon at 6:45 p.m. No need for scoreboard watching...Patch has you covered. We start blogging around tip-off. Just click on the play button in the gray box and follow along!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Mansfield's Zach Wisnieski and Gregory Romanko will be the 2012-2013 team captains.
The Mansfield Varsity Boys Basketball team made some distinct impressions this year. They made it to battle out in Franklin for an all-out slugfest that ended in the last two minutes of the game, losing by just a nose. Now the team is receiving its well-deserved accolades. Senior Captain Brian Hershman was selected as an MVP and, along with his brother Michael, was selected to the Hockomock Kelly Rex All-Stars. Rocky DeAndrade was selected as the most improved, and Terry O’Mara and Chris Walsh were awarded the Sportsmanship Awad. Zach Wisnieski and Gregory Romanko have been selected as next year’s team captains.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Live coverage for both Mansfield boys basketball at 2 p.m. and boys hockey at 6 p.m.
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 …
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 …