FRANKLIN — Tri-County High freshman Amy Freitas drew a foul with 0.2 seconds left to play and knocked down the first of two free throws to give the Cougars’ girls basketball team a 45-44 Mayflower League win over Bristol-Plymouth Regional on Wednesday.

Abby DiFloures led Tri-County with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Cam Schweitzer added nine points and took in 17 rebounds, while Jenna Johnson and Freitas each had seven points.

Tri-County (11-6) held a 25-18 halftime lead, but B-P rallied to take a 38-35 lead into the fourth quarter.

“My team really dug deep,” Tri-County coach Julie Cafferty said. “After a rough third quarter they didn’t give up and stayed focus to get the job done.”

With 14 seconds remaining and the scored deadlocked, B-P wasted a possession as a result of a traveling violation to give the ball back to the Cougars with 1.5 seconds left. After a Cougar timeout, Freitas was fouled taking the inbounds pass. Tri-County travels to Diman Voke Friday.

BOYS Tri-County 58, Bristol-Plymouth 39

TAUNTON — The Cougars went on a 22-point fourth quarter surge to keep their postseason hopes alive. Tri-County (9-10) needs to avenge an early-season loss to Diman Voke on Friday at home in order to qualify.

Kolbie Blakely (13 points, three 3-pointers) and Tyler Saunders (10 points, two treys) paced Tri-County, which held a 26-25 halftime lead and a 36-35 edge entering the fourth quarter. The Cougars limited the Craftsmen to four points over the final eight minutes.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.