The Stoughton High boys' basketball team was in action Friday night, losing at King Philip, 67-60. With the loss, the Knights fall to 6-8 and need to go 4-2 in the remaining 6 games to qualify for the MIAA postseason tournament.
King Philip entered the game with just a 1-12 record, but KP had a strong game all-around, playing well offensively and defensively. Rebounding was a major factor in the win for the Warriors Friday night.
King Philip received strong games from Jimmy Layman (20 points) and Michael Pergola (18 points) in what was the second win of the season for the Warriors.
Stoughton senior captain Joe Bunce-Grenon had a big game in his return after missing three games with a concussion. Bunce-Grenon had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals.
Other contributors for Stoughton were senior Mauro Oliveira with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and junior Mike Gallagher who had 10 points and 3 assists.
The loss put a dent in Stoughton's hopes of reaching the postseason but all is not lost with games still remaining against Taunton, Foxboro, Canton, Oliver Ames and two in the Walpole Tournament to conclude the regular season.
Stoughton hits the court next when they take on Taunton at home Tuesday night at 6:30.