Saturday, March 3, 2012
Medfield's season ends in 59-56 overtime defeat to Hopkinton Saturday in MIAA Division 2 South Sectional State Tournament.
After 32 minutes of girls' basketball, the (7) Hopkinton Hillers and (2) Medfield Warriors were forced to play an extra four minutes of overtime to decide who would advance to the semi-final round of the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional girls’ basketball tournament. Yet if not for a missed free throw or any sort of offensive production to avoid a one-point quarter by Medfield, it would have been a Medfield victory in regulation. “It (first quarter) was the key to the game because we got in early foul trouble so we couldn’t pressure like we wanted to,” Hopkinton head coach Rita Atkinson said. The Hillers held off multiple comebacks by the Warriors to win 59-56 in an overtime thriller. Only a free throw from Jen Narlee prevented a scoreless …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Medfield dispatches Hingham from state tournament with 77-25 victory Thursday and advance to Saturday's quarterfinals, where the Warriors will take on TVL foe Hopkinton.
The Medfield High girls' basketball team made quick work of Hingham in Thursday's first round of the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional State Tournament with a 77-25 victory over the Harbormen. The number two seeded Warriors outscored Hingham 20-6 in the first quarter, including a 15-0 run, to take control of the game right out of the blocks and did not allow the underdogs to build confidence. Medfield's press forced 20 turnovers by halftime and kept Hingham from getting into an offensive flow. Medfield head coach Mark Nickerson was impressed by the way his team jumped opened the tournament. "We got off to a nice start," Nickerson said. "We shot the ball well in the beginning, which was good. We threw pretty much everything at them and got a …
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Medfield High School girls’ basketball team dismantled Millis, 73-24 Friday to complete its second straight perfect season in the Tri-Valley League.
A perfect season in the Tri-Valley League may not be anything new for the _Medfield High School_ girls’ basketball team but it never gets old either. “It's great,” said Medfield head coach Mark Nickerson after Friday's 73-24 win over Millis. "The girls have been talking about it for awhile, if you've been around the Tri-Valley League for a long time you talk about Westwood. The Westwood girls dominated the league, they had 19 seasons in a row of being undefeated, which I can't even fathom that. ... We're starting to become a little bit like they used to be." Medfield (20-0, 18-0) completed its second straight perfect season in the TVL and third in four years with Friday's win over Millis (1-17). It’s Medfield’s fourth straight TVL title …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Medfield High School girls' basketball player Lauren Petit won a 3-point contest held at Keefe Tech over the weekend.
FRAMINGHAM – Lauren Petit, the starting point guard on the Medfield High School girls' basketball team, competed in and won a regional 3-point contest this past weekend at Keefe Tech in Framingham. "Lauren is a great shooter and works very hard at it, as well as all other parts of her game," said Medfield girls' basketball head coach Mark Nickerson. "After seeing her go five-for-five from three in the first quarter of our game against Ashland, I knew we were getting a glimpse of how special a player/athlete she is." The contest, according to Nickerson, is run by local officials and includes players from schools throughout the region, not just in the Tri-Valley League. Petit scored 15 out of a possible 21 points in the final round of the …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Medfield beat Westwood, 66-29 Friday to improve 7-0, 6-0 this season.
A 20-0 Medfield run through the first 7:27 of Friday's girls' basketball game keyed a 66-29 victory over Westwood to improve to 7-0 (6-0 in Tri-Valley League) this season. "The key to our win was our pressure defense [early]," said Medfield head coach Mark Nickerson. "As a team we had 23 steals and most of them came in the first half." Medfield led Westwood, 20-4 after the first quarter and 37-17 at halftime. After the break, the Warriors became sloppy at times but maintained a large lead for the easy victory. "We came out playing hard," Nickerson said. "We talked about this all season. We have struggled getting off to good starts, we obviously did a good job [Friday]. It actually would have been a better start if we made some of those …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Warriors capture third straight Tri-Valley League Title with win in Ashland tonight; Boys' basketball hosts Clockers.
Tonight has potential to be a big night for the Medfield High School girls' basketball team as the Warriors have a chance to win their third consecutive Tri-Valley League title with a victory over Ashland. Meanwhile, the boys' basketball team will take the court tonight, looking to get back above .500 in the standings when they host the Clockers at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS gym. Girls' Basketball: Medfield (15-1, 14-0) at Ashland (13-5, 12-4) Ashland High School, Ashland, 6:30 p.m. Tonight could be the night for the Warriors, but they will have to do it on the road against second-place Ashland, winners of seven straight. Over the past week and a half, the Warriors have gone up against the league's elite in Medway and Hopkinton and have beat …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Warriors tip-off against Ducks in make-up from Jan. 26 game.
Thanks to Mother Nature and her wintry wrath in January, the Medfield High School girls' basketball team plays tonight against Fontbonne Academy in a make-up game from Jan. 26. Girls' Basketball: Fontbonne Academy (6-8) at Medfield (15-0, 14-0) Medfield High School, Medfield, 6:30 p.m. The Warriors defeated Fontbonne, 45-31, on Dec. 20 for their third win of the season. Since then, Medfield has rattled off 12 straight victories and is closing in on the Tri-Valley League title. Tonight's game will not have any barring on the TVL standings but could be used as a final tuneup for Ashland on Friday. If the Warriors beat the Clockers, they will win their third straight TVL title outright. Prediction: Medfield's only real concern in this game …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
MHS boys' and girls' basketball squads hold court with Bellingham; Warriors' girls' hockey faces off against Medway/Ashland.
It is a busy Tuesday for Medfield High School sports fans as three Warriors teams are in action tonight. The boys' basketball team travels to Bellingham in need of a Tri-Valley League win. The girls' hoops team will look to take one step closer to a TVL title when they host Bellingham and the girls' hockey team takes the ice for their third game in four days tonight against Medway/Ashland. Here's a breakdown of each game: Boys' Basketball: Medfield (6-7, 6-7) at Bellingham (2-13, 2-10) Bellingham High School, Bellingham, 6:30 p.m. Bellingham could not have come up on the Warriors schedule at a more crucial time of the season. Medfield, losers of four-straight, desperately needs a Tri-Valley League win to get back to .500 in the standings…
Saturday, February 5, 2011
The boys' fell to the Wolverines, 62-37, but the girls' captured a 51-38 victory.
WESTWOOD – It was a tale of two results on Friday night as both the Medfield girls' and boys' basketball teams tipped off against Westwood. While the girls' were able to triumph, 51-38, the boy's ran into trouble and fell to the Wolverines, 62-37. The photo gallery below captures the scenes from both games.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Warriors girls' and boys' basketball team in Westwood tonight after games in Hopkinton Thursday.
The Medfield High School boys' and girls' basketball teams stay on the road Friday, traveling to Westwood High for another basketball doubleheader. The Warriors played at Hopkinton Thursday with the boys' falling to the Hillers, 73-63 and the girls' escaping an overtime thriller, 60-58. Both MHS squads are going for season sweeps of the Wolverines tonight. Girls' Basketball: Medfield (13-0, 12-0) at Westwood (6-7, 6-7) Westwood High School, Westwood, 5 p.m. The Warriors have been unbeatable and dominant throughout the first two months of the season but as the calendar turns to February, the games become more important and more difficult to win. Thursday's game against Hopkinton was a prime example of the level of competition Medfield …