Today’s games are listed below.
#15 Taunton, 52 vs. #18 Attleboro, 57 – Final – Click here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
#2 Mansfield, 71 vs. #34 Newburyport, 25 – Final – Mansfield limited the visitors to five or fewer points in three quarters and its offense clicked throughout to open the state tournament with a 71-25 rout of Newburyport. Mansfield poured in 21 points in the opening eight minute while limiting the Clippers to just a pair of field goals for a 21-4 lead. That advantage ballooned to 37-9 by halftime. Junior Trevor Foley had nine of his team-high 14 points in the opening quarter and junior Eddie McCoy dropped in 10 of his 12 points in the first frame to get the Hornets going. Senior JT Veiking added 10 of his team-high 14 points in the third quarter and Caden Colby had a balanced night and finished with 12 points. The Hornets will host #15 Salem on a date and time to be announced by the MIAA.
#3 Sharon, 70 vs. #30 South High, 57 – Final – Sharon’s offense proved to be too much as the Eagles outscored South in each quarter on their way to a Round of 32 victory. Nate Katznelson was a force down low for the Eagles, hitting 10 two-point field goals to tie a season-high with 24 points. Senior Matt Baur helped the Eagles get off to a strong start with seven of his nine in the opening period while both Jacob McLoughlin and Dante James spread their points around and finished with 10 points each. Sharon established a 35-27 lead by halftime and stretched it to 53-39 going into the fourth. Ryan Brown and Tyler Goodman both had strong defensive performances in the win. Sharon will host #19 Burlington, who knocked off Canton, on Tuesday at 6:00.
#9 Foxboro, 58 vs. #24 Norwood, 60 – Final – Click here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
#14 Canton, 50 vs. #19 Burlington, 62 – Final – Canton fell behind in the first quarter and couldn’t find a run to get the lead back in a Round of 32 loss to Burlington. The Bulldogs fell behind by five (20-15) after one and trailed 33-21 going into the half. A 19-point third quarter from the visitors prevented Canton from getting any closer the rest of the way. Jeremiah Predin led Canton with 12 points while Jamaal McConnell and Caden Mirliani each had 11 points.
#5 Foxboro, 68 vs. #28 Holliston, 35 – Final – Click here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.