Friday, February 22, 2013
The Tigers will play either Notre Dame Academy or Plymouth North on Wednesday
The 19-1 Oliver Ames girls are the team to beat in Div. 2 South The Tigers girls' basketball team earned the top seed in the division Friday when seedings were announced at MIAA headquarters in Franklin. The No. 1 Tigers will host a first round game Wednesday against the winner of Monday's contest between No. 16 Notre Dame Academy and No. 17 Plymouth North. Tip-off time for Wednesday's game is 7 p.m. The Tigers earned the top spot via a coin-flip, which pitted them against 19-1 Medfield. The Warriors handed the Tigers their only loss of the season last Wednesday during a back-and-forth contest in the Walpole Tourney Finals. Should OA win its first game, a familiar foe could be next. No. 8 Foxborough of the Hockomock League is playing No. 9…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The loss is the first for the Tigers, who are looking ahead to the state tournament.
The Oliver Ames girls' basketball team went into Wednesday night's Walpole Tournament championship game facing one final test before the Massachusetts State Tournament. They were certainly tested in more ways than one. A scrappy and relentless Medfield squad stood in the way of Oliver Ames heading into the state tournament unbeaten. The Warriors won the back-and-forth game, 61-55. The Tigers dropped to 18-1 overall. "It’s really too bad that somebody had to lose this game," Oliver Ames coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook said. "That’s just the way it goes. It’s not one of those things where everyone gets a trophy and everyone is smiling." The game was a rematch of last year's Walpole Tournament finals in which Oliver Ames spoiled Medfield's …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Tigers trounced Stoughton, 65-17 on Senior Night to finish the season 18-0
Davenport Division Champions. Hockomock League Champions. Undefeated. 18-0. Does it get any better than that? According to Oliver Ames girls' basketball coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook, who has won two state titles in the past seven years, there is much more work to do. "That’s what’s so amazing about this group of kids," she said after the Tigers beat Stoughton, 65-17, on Senior night Friday to finish the regular season undefeated. "It’s hard for me to put my finger on it. I had this discussion with them before we came out tonight. Senior night can be kind of emotional and it’s the end of something. But, I said to them, this isn’t the end of something – this is just the beginning." She may be right. The Tigers are hitting on all cylinders …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Remembering last year's first round playoff exit, the OA girls are cautiously optimistic
Oliver Ames girls' basketball coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook remains cautiously optimistic. With a 12-0 record - including a dominant 75-27 win over Canton Tuesday - it's hard not to get a little excited, or even a little ahead of one's self. But, for the OA coach, last year is still a vivid memory. The fourth seeded, 18-2 Tigers fell to 13th seeded Fontbonne Academy in the first round of last year's Div. 2 State Tournament. "I’m just cautious because I remember last year," Clement-Holbrook said. "That still really stings." While she is cautious, she is pleased - and she sees her team beginning to peak at the right time. Tuesday's blow-out win was significant not because of the lopsided scoreboard, but because of the way her team played …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Tigers are now the team to beat in the Hockomock League.
Whether you're in the Kelley-Rex "big school" division or the Davenport "small school" division, it is becoming clear that the Oliver Ames girls' basketball team is now the team to beat in the Hockomock League. The undefeated Davenport leading Tigers defeated Kelley-Rex leading North Attleboro, 59-48 Tuesday night at the Nixon Gymnasium to improve to 9-0. The Red Rocketeers lost their second game of the season (and their first Hockomock League game) to drop to 8-2 overall. "This was a bar fight in a good sense," Oliver Ames coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook said. "It wasn’t dirty, just both teams played hard right down to the wire so I’m really happy that we just hung in there and kept fighting." Oliver Ames was led by strong defense and a …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Tigers improved to 8-0 with the narrow victory.
Heading into Friday night's game against Sharon at the Nixon Gymnasium, the undefeated Oliver Ames girls' basketball team hadn't seen many tight games. Case in point: The Tigers were coming off an eye-popping 75-20 win at Milford on Tuesday. Friday, however, proved to be a much different story. After playing from behind for much of the game, OA squeaked past the Eagles, 45-43 to take an important Davenport Division win. OA improved to 8-0 on the year while Sharon dropped to 3-3. "I’m glad because we need games like this to really define who we are," OA coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook said. "You really need to be able to challenge yourself and be able to handle yourself in these kinds of situations. We were down by as many as five and that’s …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Oliver Ames improved to 5-0.
The Oliver Ames girls' basketball team started hot and finished strong Friday night during the championship game of the Annual Sue Rivard Tournament. The accelerated start and finish were enough to down Hopkinton, 57-38 and take the tournament crown. The win comes on the heels of a first round victory over Lake Region, Maine Thursday night. The two wins improved OA's record to 5-0. "I initially thought coming into this and splitting I would have been happy," Oliver Ames Coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook said. "I knew these were the two best teams in the tournament we wanted good competition and we wanted to play hard, good teams. We got more than we hoped for in that so I was really happy about this." The Tigers got out to an early 8-0 lead …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Oliver Ames never trailed Tuesday night.
The Oliver Ames girls' basketball team got off to a hot start and never seemed to cool down against the Foxborough Warriors Tuesday night. The 63-45 win at home improved the Tigers to 2-0 to start the season. OA's transition game, led by senior point guard Asia Mitchell game propelled them Tuesday. "Asia did a great job taking the ball to the rim and as a result of that, defensively Foxborough had to respect the fact that she was going to take it to the rim and she just had a couple of great passes and we had some great 2 on 1’s," Oliver Ames coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook said. For Foxborough, which dropped to 3-1, coming into Nixon Gymnasium and facing the Tigers' high-powered offense led by Mitchell and senior forward Caitlyn Abela was a…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Follow along with Patch as the Oliver Ames girls' basketball team takes on Fontbonne Academy in the first round of the South Sectionals
The Oliver Ames girls' basketball team is looking to make a run at another state title. And, it begins tonight. Follow along with Patch as we give you live updates for the game. The Tigers, ranked fourth in the South Sectional Tournament, will look to fend off the 13th-ranked Fontbonne Academy team. If you have questions or comments, feel free to add them. We want to hear from you!
Friday, February 24, 2012
Boys will play Tuesday at Somerset Berkley and the girls will play Wednesday at home against Fontbonne
The Oliver Ames boys' and girls' basketball teams received the news they've been waiting for Friday when the pairings for the South Sectional Tournament were announced. The boys earned a 9 seed and the girls earned a 4 seed. The No. 9 boys will begin their tournament run Tuesday night. The Tigers will travel to No. 8 Berkley-Somerset, who went 12-8 on the year and placed third in the Eastern Athletic Conference. A win would mean a shot at the No. 1 seed: Falmouth. The good news? Falmouth is coming off a loss to 3-10 Sharon, who the Tigers beat twice this year. OA has had an up and down season. The Tigers finished the year with a 12-8 record; good enough for second in the Davenport Division of the Hockomock League. Playing in a difficult …