DOVER – The boys' basketball team went into a very quiet and then a very hostile environment at Dover-Sherborn Regional High School and came out with a 47-46 win over the Raiders Tuesday night.
Spectators held a "Silent Night," where they withheld from making any noise or conversation until D-S scored their 10th point of the game. Once junior Ben Maletta hit the second of two free throws in the first quarter, giving D-S their 10th point of the game, fans erupted in celebration and remained fairly raucous for the remainder of the game.
D-S was shooting lights out in the first half – hitting five shots from behind the arc – including four from Raider Ned Linehan. In the second half, the Raiders' offense went cold and Medfield stepped up defensively, allowing only 15 points in the final two quarters.
Despite their late shooting troubles, D-S still had a chance to win the game. The Raiders had two possessions – 17 seconds left and 4.9 seconds left – in the fourth quarter and turned the ball over both times as the Warriors hung on for the victory.
D-S was led by Chris Flight who had 14 points, including 9 of the Raiders 10 points in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors got a strong performance from junior Johnny McCarthy, who scored 16 points and shot six of seven from the free throw line.
The Raiders (2-1) will play again on Thursday at home against Bellingham. Medfield (2-1) will be at home on Thursday against TVL foe Medway.