Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Stoughton beat OA 68-42 Tuesday evening in Brockton in a Division 2 South Sectional semifinal contest. The Black Knights now advance to play Hopkinton in the Sectional finals on Saturday.
At the end of a Sunday afternoon practice on March 4, Stoughton head coach John Gallivan talked to his team about the importance of making big plays in key moments. If Stoughton was able to do this Tuesday against Oliver Ames, the Black Knights would win. But if the team faltered, the players would be turning in their uniforms and the season would end. The Black Knights responded with perhaps their most dominating victory of the season. Tied at 13 with 1:20 left in the first quarter, the Stoughton High boys’ basketball team went on a 12-0 run to close out the first and start the second, taking a 25-13 lead. And they never looked back. Stoughton came away with a 68-42 win, cruising past archrival Oliver Ames Tuesday night at Brockton High…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Bringing you live coverage of MIAA State Tournament boys’ basketball action—Division 2 South Sectionals, semifinal round—Stoughton vs. Oliver Ames.
The Stoughton High boys’ basketball team (18-4) takes on Oliver Ames (14-8) in a MIAA Division 2 South Sectional semifinal tournament game Tuesday night at Brockton High. Patch is here to bring you live coverage of this showdown between Hockomock League rivals. A trip to the D2 South Sectional finals is on the line. The game will start around 7 p.m. Stoughton is the #4 seed, while OA is seeded #9. With this live blog you can interact with us and send us game photos. No need for scoreboard watching...Patch has you covered. We start blogging around tip-off. Just click on the play button in the gray box and follow along!
The Stoughton High boys’ basketball team (18-4) takes on Oliver Ames (14-8) in a MIAA Division 2 South Sectional semifinal tournament game.
For the fifth time in seven seasons, the Stoughton and Oliver Ames boys’ basketball teams will meet in the postseason. This year a trip to the sectional finals will be on the line. The Black Knights and Tigers will square off Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Brockton High in a Division 2 South Sectional semifinal game. Stoughton and OA split their previous two meetings in the regular season, with each school defending its home court. The winner of this sectional semifinal game will advance to play the winner of the other D2 South semifinal matchup between Hopkinton and Wellesley. The loser will have its season ended by a bitter Hockomock League rival. How they got here: Stoughton – The Black Knights earned the #4 seed after finishing the …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Trailing by as much as 18, the SHS girls’ basketball team came back, took the lead, but couldn’t hold it down the stretch, as Newton North secured a 49-45 win in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional tournament.
Midway through the second quarter, the Stoughton High girls’ basketball team trailed Newton North 32-14 in a game that looked like the Tigers would put away by halftime. But the Black Knights went to a press defense and went on a 23-3 run, tying the game at 35 with 1:51 left in the third and taking the lead a little more than a minute later on a Chrystal Holland layup. Stoughton trailed by one, 38-37, going into the fourth, but held a 45-42 lead with 3:42 left to play. It was Newton North’s turn for a comeback, and the Tigers responded, holding the Black Knights without a point the rest of the way, closing the game on a 7-0 run and winning the opening round MIAA Division 1 South Sectional girls’ basketball tournament matchup between the …