By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Medway High School boy’s basketball team picked up a win on the road on Tuesday night as they dominated Hopkinton 56-29. The Mustangs, with a spot already clinched in the tournament, weren’t the team that desperately needed the win. They sure played like they did however.
It was a slow start for both teams but Hopkinton really struggled to get going early. The Hillers did not score until there was about three minutes left in the first quarter. With a lot of good defense being played, the teams went into the second quarter with Medway leading 11-6. As soon as play started in the second, the Mustangs got hot. They absolutely manhandled Hopkinton and outscored them 17 to 2. At halftime, Medway led by 20.
The third quarter had Hopkinton attempting to battle back and hang with Medway. They just couldn’t chip away at the lead much though and the Hillers still trailed by 18 heading into the fourth with the score at 40-22. Finally, the Mustangs put their foot down again and sealed the deal by taking control in the fourth. They outscored Hopkinton 16 to 7 to grab the victory.
Medway stays in first place in the Tri-Valley League and has an opportunity to grab the TVL title or a share of it on Friday night against Holliston. Hopkinton now needs to win their remaining two games to get into tournament play. The Mustangs’ Andrew Tiernan led all scorers with 18 points. Ben McKenzie was the leading scorer for Hopkinton with 9 points.