PHOTOS: Foxborough Boys' and Girls' Basketball Sweep King Philip Friday

The Foxborough High School boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up a pair of Hockomock League (non-division) wins Friday.

It was a clean sweep Friday night for the Foxborough High School boys' and girls' basketball teams as each squad took care of business against King Philip.

The boys' beat KP, 55-42 in Wrentham while the girls' cruised to a 60-43 win over the Warriors in Foxborough's home opener.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Foxborough 60, King Philip 43

The story in Foxborough Friday night was the Warriors' energetic defense that sparked a 25-8 run in the second quarter enroute to a 60-43 victory over King Philip.

Foxborough's Ashley Snyder netted a game-high 25 points and Katherine Tamulionis chipped in with nine to lead the Warriors to a 2-0 start. McKenzie Richardson and Grace Davis led King Philip with nine points apiece.

Foxborough jumped out to an early 8-0 lead in the first quarter but KP chipped away at the deficit and ended the first eight minutes tied at 10.

But then Foxborough's press defense took over in the second quarter, forcing an onslaught of KP turnovers and errant passes. The result was a 25-8 quarter for Foxborough to take a 35-18 lead into halftime.

The third quarter was much more contested but Foxborough outscored KP in the frame, 16-14 to take a 51-32 lead into the final frame. Snyder was forced to come out midway through the quarter with a cut on her finger that was bleeding. She came back in the fourth to help put the game out of way before giving way to the Warriors bench in the closing minutes. 

Foxborough travels to Dighton Saturday to play in its third game in three days.

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Foxborough 55, King Philip 42

Editor's note: The following recap was provided by Wrentham Patch Local Editor Dan Libon.

For most of the game, King Philip struggled in its first league contest of the season, falling to visiting Foxborough, 55-42 Friday.

Foxborough (2-0) 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 Foxboroug build an 18-9 lead after the first quarter.

Showing discipline, Foxborough waited for their chances to drive to the basket instead of relying on the three-pointer ... like the Warriors did far too often 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 of Foxborough with a 10-0 run during the second quarter but Foxborough was able to escape the first half up 25-18.

The KP Warriors tied the game at 27 in the third quarter when Jimmy Layman and Pergola got KP back in the game but Foxborough slowly rebuilt its lead to 38-30 after three quarters.

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

"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. 

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

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

The 2-0 Foxborough Warriors return to the court Tuesday, Dec. 18 to host Oliver Ames while the 1-1 King Philip Warriors travel to Franklin on the same day.


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