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King Philip Boys Basketball Outmatched by Foxborough 55-42

Erich Ryan led the way for King Philip with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jimmy Layman and Michael Pergola also had 10 points.

A Foxborough controlled affair for most of the game, King Philip struggled in their first league contest of the season, falling to Foxborough 55-42.

Foxborough jumped out to a quick lead early in the first quarter behind six points from Nick Ditullio. Justin Zupanick and Cam Seeley also scored five points to help Foxborough jump out to a 18-9 lead after the first quarter.

Showing discipline, Foxborough waited for their chances to drive to the basket instead of restoring to the three like they did last year.

"That was a key going into the offseason. We talked about last year's team we just kinda chucked threes and hoped for the best," Foxborough head coach C.J. Neely said. "I thought we were on patience on offense for the most part."

King Philip got to within three with a 10-0 run during the second quarter thanks to baskets from Erich Ryan and Michael Pergola but Foxborough was able to escape the quarter up 25-18.

The Warriors tied the game at 27-27 in the third when Jimmy Layman and Pergola got King Philip back in the game but Foxborough slowly built the lead up to 38-30 after three quarters.

The fouth quarter was a mostly Foxborough dominated affair as 10 points from Zupanick locked up the win for Foxborough.

"We tried to press them and they handeled the ball very well. We dropepd out of that and into man, we matched up well, kept it close but we just couldn't get over that gap," KP head coach Tim Clifford said. 

Ryan led the way for King Philip with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Layman and Pergola also had 10 points.

Zupanick had a game high 17 points for Foxborough. Seeley had 16 points.

The 2-0 Foxborough Warriors will now host Oliver Ames on December 18 while 1-1 King Philip travels to Franklin on the same day.

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