HS Season Wrap-Up: MIAA
With the high school season now behind us, this is the sixth and final installment in a series that looks back on the season that was in New England’s six respective state associations.
So far, we have profiled the CIAC, RIIL, VPA, NHIAA, and MPA, recognizing state champions as well as individual award winners.
Today, we turn our attention to the state of Massachusetts and the MIAA where Lynn English, Tech Boston, Dover-Sherborn, and Worcester Tech took state championships.
For Lynn English, the state championship was their first in 80 years, and it came at the expense of Putnam Vocational of Springfield, who they defeated 64-57 in the state final.
Lynn English was led by their head coach, Antonio Anderson, who won a state championship at Lynn Tech back in 2002 before starring for John Calipari at Memphis. Alonzo Linton played a starring role for Anderson, scoring 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the final.
In division 2, TechBoston won their second consecutive state championship, once again knocking off Taconic in a rematch of last year's state final. Shamar Browder led the way with 16 points and four assists while Alan Nunez and Lyron Bennett added 15 and 14 respectively.
Dover-Sherborn defeated Bishop Stang 71-56 in the division 3 final behind 22 points and 6 rebounds from Brett Stark while Brendon Hamilton went for 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 blocks to lead Worcester Tech over Abington 55-52 in the division 4 state championship game.
Earlier this week, the Boston Globe release their post-season award winners. Central Catholic's Kevin Constant, Lynn English's Alonzon Linton, Burke's Levar Williams, Belmont's Danny Yardemian, and St. Mary's Jalen Echevarria were named Athletes of the Year. Constant averaged 18.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists while winning Merrimack Valley Conference MVP and leading his team to a 21-4 record. Lynn averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds per game for a Lynn English squad that went 23-2. Burke set a school record with 1604 career points while averaging over 28 points per game this season. Yardemian averaged over 24 points per game and was the Middlesex MVP. Echevarria was the Catholic Central League MVP.
The full All-Scholastic list is being revealed on Friday while the Boston Herald is scheduled to release their list on next week.