Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Attleboro High girls' basketball team came from behind to beat King Philip, 40-35, on Friday night.
The Attleboro High girls' basketball team is developing a reputation for tough defense and strong finishes. On Friday, the Lady Bombardiers fell behind by as many as nine but they held the King Philip Lady Warriors to only 13 points in the second half and stormed back for a 40-35 victory. Attleboro got within one in the fourth quarter on a great drive and finish by freshman Kerri Beland with just over two minutes remaining. The teams traded turnovers until the final minute when Emily Mayer grabbed a rebound in traffic and forced it towards the basket to draw the foul. The senior captain stepped up with only six seconds remaining and knocked down both shots, after missing the front-end of a one-and-one just seconds earlier, to give …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Foxborough holds King Philip scoreless while building an 11 point lead in the opening stanza.
Foxboro came into Wrentham and held the home team scoreless through the first eight and a half minutes while building a 13-0 lead. Unfortunately for the King Philip girls, they could not overcome that lack of production and fell to Foxborough, 62-54. “We worked really hard on our man-to-man defense all week and allowed only one shot on offense,” Foxborough coach Lisa Downs said. “We knew that they were a scrappy, aggressive team that matched up kind of evenly with us.” As the visiting Warriors knocked down 11 points in the first quarter, the home team was unable to buy a basket. It was until the early seconds of the second half when KP’s Jenna Liljberg sank one of her two free throws to erase the goose egg on the scoreboard. While King …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Looking back at the week of January 9 - January 13.
1. The King Philip School Committee met Monday night and heard a progress report on the high school's wastewater treatment project. The committee was told that the system had passed a Board of Health test, bringing work on the system to an end. 2. The KP middle and high school principals gave budget presentations at that meeting. Middle school principal Susan Gilson spoke about adding technology, while high school principal Robert Wargo emphasized adding personnel. 3. Norfolk held a meeting at the Olive Day School on Monday about the proposed Foxborough casino. Townspeople were concerned it would change the nature of the town. 4. The KP boys basketball team beat Sharon and Canton, the girls team took a loss against Stoughton and the boys …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Emily Richards led the Warriors with eight points. Both Katie Brennan and Alicia Cuco helped contribute seven points each.
Things were not looking good for the King Philip girls’ basketball team against Stoughton. Down by 12 after the first quarter and 10 at halftime, the Black Knights were having their way with the Warriors. Yet with 2:18 left to play in the game, there were the Warriors, clinging on to a one-point lead. “We played very undisciplined. Very uncharacteristic of us to just give it away,” Stoughton head coach Janet Sullivan of the lost lead. Playing to the end, the Black Knights got the lead back and snuck away with a 38-36 victory. Playing under the basket was near-impossible for the Warriors with Nicole Daniels occupying the low post for the Black Knights. The junior center was a force in preventing shots in and around the paint, forcing the …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Things to know in Wrentham this Monday.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. The King Philip School Committee will meet at the high school library tonight at 7pm. 2. The KP girls basketball team will play Stoughton tonight at 6:30pm. 3. The Wrentham Senior Center will offer an Aerobic Exercise class at 9:30am for a cost of $2. 4. The center will offer a "Sit and Stretch" class at 11am for a cost of $2. 5. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch updates throughout the day.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Looking at the week of Jan. 1 through Jan. 7 in Wrentham.
1. The Wrentham Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday night, and decided to vote against the proposed Foxborough casino project. Selectmen said the project would present problems to the town. 2. The board also honored two men who helped a man from a burning truck after an accident on West St. Selectmen praised the actions of the two. 3. The town Planning Board discussed the proposed Wrentham Crossing project, which would be across from the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. Wrentham Police Lt. William McGrath expressed concern over security matters at the complex. 4. The King Philip swim team took on Sharon on Thursday, winning the meet. The boys beat the Sharon Eagles, 93-69, while the girls won, 86-79. 5. The KP girls basketball team played …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The visitors went on a 23-2 run, including 17 unanswered points to grab the Hockomock League victory.
The King Philip girls held a 6-3 lead early in the first quarter, but it would be their only lead of this game as North Attleboro went on a 17-0 run, including 12 straight to close out the first quarter up 17-6. The 17 first quarter points would be the Red Rocketeers lowest quarter as they rolled over the Warriors in Wrentham, 82-50. “We play up-tempo and can score a lot of points. This particular game, they were pressing, giving us some fast breaks and probably the reason we scored so many points,” North coach John Del Bonis said. “I thought that we came out a little lethargic, and when we started pressing, it picked us up and gave us the energy.” If North had come right after the Warriors what might the score be? First year KP Coach …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Emily Sullivan was the leading scorer for the Warriors with six points. Katie Brennan was behind her with five points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Last time the King Philip girls’ basketball team faced Milford, it was the beginning of the season and the Warriors were 1-0 by the end of the night. Fast-forward to the consolation game of the Medway Holiday Showdown and it was a different story for the Warriors and the Lady Hawks. “It was just both teams were undisciplined. It was just a matter of which team could play the best-undisciplined basketball won,” King Philip coach Megan Barry said. In a game full of turnovers and sloppy offense, the Lady Hawks(2-4) overcame a 9-9 tie at halftime to beat the Warriors (3-4) 40-28. After a rough first quarter that saw the Hawks leading 4-2, the Warriors attempted to get back in the game, but couldn’t get the shots they needed to pull away. …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Erin Fennessy was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 20 points. Katie Brennan had eight points as the Warriors lose in the first round of the Medway Holiday Showdown.
The King Philip girls’ basketball team played a very competitive game against the Medway Stallions in the first, third, and fourth quarters. It was the second quarter, where the Warriors only scored three points off of three free throws, that was the issue. Despite a high-scoring second half and a close first quarter, the Warriors (3-3) fell to the Medway Stallions (2-3) 55-49 in the opening round of the Medway Holiday Showdown. From the opening moments, it was apparent that defense was going to be important. From KP pressuring Medway at every opportunity to Medway’s tight defense around the paint and low post, points were hard to come by early on. KP’s Erin Fennessy tried to get around this by drawing fouls near the basket. The senior …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Things to know in Wrentham today.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. The Wrentham Senior Center will offer an Aerobic Exercise class at 10am for a cost of $2. 2. The center will offer a "Sit and Stretch" class at 11am for a cost of $2. 3. The Fiske Public Library will be holding a screening of the movie "Kung Fu Panda, the Kaboom of Doom" at 1:30pm. 4. The King Philip girls basketball team is scheduled to play Medway at Medway at 8pm. 5. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch updates throughout the day.