Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Attleboro girls basketball program holds a banquet in Mansfield.
The Attleboro High girls basketball program closed out the season recently with its annual banquet at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield. Varsity head coach Missy Traversi welcomed players, family and friends. Varsity Awards went to: Bri Hochwarter and Sara Blackwell each received a $250 scholarship from the Attleboro Youth Basketball Association. Hochwarter, who sat out her junior and senior years with knee injuries, received a framed replica of her No. 24 basketball jersey. Clifton was named a Hockomock League All Star and Kerry Beland received an all-league honorable mention. Receiving recognition as varsity players were seniors Makaila Lombardy and Kirsten Terrien and sophomore Kimi Runey. Captains for the 2013-2014 season will be Clifton …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Attleboro High falls to Brockton in the MIAA tournament.
The Bombardiers closed out the 2012-13 girls varsity basketball season losing their preliminary tournament game to Brockton 66-40. Attleboro High could not match the athleticism or ball-hawking ability, combined with the torrid shooting, of the visiting team. Brockton scored first on an Attleboro turnover and held the lead at the end of the first quarter, never relinquishing it. The second quarter saw the Boxers increasing their lead by 11, until freshman Emily Houle hit back-to-back shots. A 15-point effort in that eight-minute segment was not enough to keep pace with the visitors from Brockton and the halftime score saw Attleboro down 56-28. The third quarter saw the Boxers limiting the Bombardiers to just three-points and they took a …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
If they win, the Bombardiers will face North Attleboro in the next round.
Saturday, February 23
The Attleboro High girls varsity basketball team will host Brockton Monday in the preliminary round of the MIAA South Division 1 tournament. Fourteenth-seeded Attleboro (12-10) and No. 19 Brockton (10-10) did not meet during the regular season. The game will take place at 7 p.m. If the Bombardiers win, they will face third-seeded North Attleboro (16-4) in the first round Wednesday. The Rocketeers defeated the Bombardiers 62-49 in December and 61-53 last month. Bishop Feehan will have two teams in the postseason. The second-seeded boys (16-4) have a bye in the preliminary round of the South Division 3 tournament and will play at home in the first round against either No. 15 O'Bryant (12-8) or No. 18 Dover-Sherborn (10-10). The Shamrocks …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The team's seniors are honored before the game against Durfee.
The Attleboro High School girls varsity basketball will enter the postseason with momentum. The Bombardiers finished the regular season Wednesday at home with a 46-42 victory over Durfee. The game opened with Durfee taking a 4-0, but a three-point shot by Kirsten Terrien and a layup by Beth Clifton gave the Bombardiers a 5-4 lead. Point guard Abby Oliver took a Durfee charge, and two free throws by Clifton combined with a 10-foot shot by Kerri Beland put the girls in blue up 9-6. A quick three by Durfee and a buzzer-beater basket gave the Hilltoppers an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Durfee went on a 5-0 run in the second quarter before a free throw by Emily Houle put the Bombardiers on the board. A put-back by Terrien, score …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Shamrocks win the battle of Attleboro.
Attleboro's two high schools met in a girls varsity basketball game Monday, and it was Bishop Feehan that claimed the victory over Attleboro High School. The final score was 56-34. Feehan's Sierra Schrader opened the scoring with a drive to the basket, but a reverse layup by Attleboro's Beth Clifton tied the score. The teams exchanged baskets, with Clifton hitting again and Kerri Beland knotting the score at six all. From there on, the Shamrocks never relinquished the lead and were on top 19-8 at the end of the first quarter. With Attleboro being outscored 18-7 in the second stanza, Feehan took a comfortable 37-15 lead into the locker room. Emily Houle opened the scoring for the Bombardiers in the third quarter and Kim Runey, fouled on a …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Bombardiers have two games remaining before the start of postseason play.
With an opportunity to be the spoiler and knock the Panthers out of contention for a share of the Hockomock League Kelley-Rex Division championship, the Attleboro High School girls varsity basketball team played even with the home team for more than three quarters. But Attleboro ultimately fell 48-37 as the Panthers finished the game with an 11-0 run. Franklin got on the scoreboard first, but a basket by Bri LaPlume knotted the game at two. Beth Clifton went on a spree, scoring the next eight points for the Bombardiers and the first quarter ended with the Panthers on top 15-10. Coming out for the second eight minutes, Franklin once again found the range, but Attleboro's Kim Runey hit from behind the arc, bringing the girls in blue to …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Attleboro will be joining Hockomock League rival Franklin in Division 1 South.
After hearing appeals from high schools about where their football teams are slotted in the new football playoffs, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association football committee gave seven appeals out 10 that was requested, according to a report in the Boston Herald. Changes for Arlington Catholic, Pope John, Matignon, Boston Latih, Diman, Mashpee and Maryland were approved Attleboro will find themselves in Division 1 South, while Seekonk will be in Division 5. With the divisions done, King Philip will find themselves in the 12 school Division 2 South, fighting for a playoff berth against Durfee, Taunton, Needham, Quincy, Barnstable, Braintree, Mansfield, Marshfield, Natick, Wellesley and Duxbury. Here's the breakdown of the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The loss drops the Bombardiers' record to 9-6.
Attleboro High School came up short in a fourth-quarter comeback Tuesday at home against rival North Attleboro. The loss dropped the Bombardiers' record to 9-6. North scored first. A basket by Attleboro's Beth Clifton tied the game and a shot from behind the arc by Kim Runey and a put-back by Clifton gave Attleboro a 7-4 lead. North's Ronaghan, strong inside, brought the Rocketeers to within a point, but one of two free throws by Attleboro's Bri LaPlume gave the home team a two-point lead. Baskets by North gave the visitors a one-point lead, but a free throw by freshman Emily Houle tied the score at 10 as the first quarter came to an end. It was North that opened up the scoring in the second quarter on two quick baskets, but a hoop by Sara…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Attleboro girls win their second straight with a 41-30 victory over Mansfield.
Mansfield took an early 8-0 lead on its home court and Attleboro didn't get on the scoreboard until there was 1:18 remaining in the first quarter (a shot from behind the arc by Kim Runey). Although the game did not begin well for Attleboro on Friday, it ended just fine with the Bombardiers winning 41-30. Freshman Emily Houle followed Runey's score with a basket and the period ended with Attleboro on the short end of a 12-5 score. In the early going of the second eight-minute segment, Bri LaPlume made good on 1 of 2 from the charity stripe. Runey stood firm and took a charge, and followed up with her second 3-pointer of the night. With Beth Clifton getting in early foul trouble, LaPlume went to work from the free-throw line, hitting on 3 …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The loss drops the Bombardiers to 7-5.
Franklin jumped out to a 6-0 start and never relinquished the lead Friday, defeating Attleboro 64-31. In spite of Franklin getting into early foul trouble, the Bombardiers shot a dismal 7-19 from the free throw line, in the first half, and finished 16-32 from the charity stripe. Attleboro was outscored at each stop, with Franklin pouring in 24 points to the home teams 8, in the final quarter. Beth Clifton had 9 points and 6 rebounds and Bri LaPlume pulled down 8 rebounds. Attleboro now stands at 7-5 and will host Milford on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The AHS freshman defeated Franklin, 44-38. Amy Cadle led the Bombardiers with14 points. Olivia Reyes chipped in with 12 and Rose Davies, 9. The JV’s were on the short end of a 46-21 score.