Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Foxborough boys’ basketball head coach C.J. Neely called his 2012-13 team “the best group” he’s had in six years at helm of the Warriors.
Each season, Foxborough High School boys’ basketball head coach C.J. Neely sets a team goal to win at least 10 games and qualify for the state tournament without using the Sullivan Rule, which allows for teams that play against higher division opponents during the regular season to only count games against the same division when determining postseason eligibility. The Warriors accomplished that goal in 2007-08 - Neely’s first season as coach of FHS – finishing the year with a 10-10 record. Since then, Foxborough had finished below .500 the past four seasons heading into this winter. And despite a quick exit from the MIAA Division 3 South Sectional State Tournament last week, Foxborough enjoyed its most successful season under Neely’s six-…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Warriors earn the 17th seed in the tournament.
The Foxborough High School boys' basketball team recently capped off its best season under head coach CJ Neely with an 11-9 record, good enough for the 17th seed in next week's MIAA Division 3 South Sectional State Tournament. The Warriors will travel to Norwell (11-9), the tournament's 16th seed, Monday for a preliminary round game at 7 p.m. The winner will get the first crack at the tournament's top seed, Wareham (19-1) on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Foxborough opened the season with four straight wins before suffering its first loss at the Disney Tournament in Orlando, Fla. over winter vacation. The Warriors concluded the out-of-state trip with a 2-1 record but dropped three straight after returning home. Foxborough is 5-5 over its last 10 …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Milford man excites crowd with trick shots during halftime of Wednesday’s Foxborough-Milford High School boys’ basketball game.
Foxborough High School basketball fans do not cheer on their opponents too often but the crowd could not helped but be entertained by 23-year-old Earl Wilson of Milford during halftime of Wednesday’s game between the two schools at FHS. Wilson took center stage at half-court Wednesday to perform a one-handed, behind the back shot. After a series of near makes, Wilson banked a shot off the glass and through the net, sending the student section attending Wednesday’s game into a frenzy. The crowd chanted for Wilson to make one more half-court bucket before play resumed and like a true performer, Wilson delivered, hitting nothing but net for his encore. Watch the video above to see Wilson’s two half-court buckets.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Foxborough lost 78-70 in overtime after leading Stoughton by 14 heading into the fourth quarter Thursday.
For three quarter, the Foxborough High School boys’ basketball team was in control, leading Stoughton 47-33 with eight minutes to go. But Stoughton thrived on the urgency of the moment and applied an aggressive style of basketball absent through 24 minutes. The shift in momentum caught Foxborough off-balance. “I thought we went into a shell [in the fourth quarter],” said Foxborough head coach CJ Neely. … “The way we played throughout the whole game was the way to beat them and we were the aggressor for 95 percent of the game but then in the last minute-and-a-half they took the aggressive side of things.” Stoughton outscored Foxborough, 28-14 in the fourth quarter to force overtime, highlighted by Stoughton captain Mauro Oliveira’s 3-…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Leading after the first quarter, Foxborough was blown out of Mansfield by 47 points.
MANSFIELD – After a quarter of play and leading by six, the Foxborough High School boys' basketball team lost momentum against Hockomock powerhouse Mansfield enroute to a 90-43 blowout defeat. “I was impressed with the aggressiveness of our guys early in the game. They didn’t play afraid of the high seeded team or anything like that," Foxborough head coach CJ Neely said. "They gave them (Mansfield) a little scare for a few minutes and then they adjusted and gave it to us pretty good." The win improves Mansfield's record to 15-1 overall and 12-0 in the Hockomock League. Foxborough is now 8-7 overall and 5-6 in league play. A back and forth first quarter, a hook shot from Nick DiTullio helped the Warriors take a three-point lead early on. …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Foxborough boys' basketball team lost to Taunton, 62-54 Friday night at Foxborough High School.
The Foxborough High School boys' basketball team returned to their home court after a successful trip to Florida over winter break to tip off against unbeaten Taunton Friday night. The Warriors entered the contest with a 6-1 record (unbeaten in Massachusetts) and 3-0 in the Hockomock League while Taunton took the court Friday looking to improve a 5-0 overall record (3-0 in the Hock). And that's exactly what the Tigers did in a 62-54 win over Foxborough at FHS. The Warriors (6-2, 3-1) were sluggish to start, digging themselves into a 14-4 hole after the first quarter. But Foxborough's shooters woke up in the second behind four 3-pointers from Tim O'Halloran and outscored Taunton 24-9 in the quarter to go into halftime with a 28-23 lead. …