Mass State Champions Crowned
Desrosiers & Central Catholic Take D1
Carson Desrosiers capped his high school career in style as he scored the game winning bucket with five seconds left and finished with a triple double of 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocks to lead Central Catholic over St. John’s of Shrewsbury.
Jimmy Zenevitch found the Wake Forest bound big man in the middle of the paint as time was winding down and Central Catholic trailing by one, Desrosiers attacked the middle of the floor and then spun into a fade-away that he kissed off the glass to give his team their second state championship in the last three years.
Sabis is the King is D2
Desrosiers wasn’t the only senior to give a dramatic state championship performance on Saturday as Sabis’ Andre King stole the show in his own right.
King scored 30 first half points led Sabis Charter over Falmouth 83-52 in a game that was essentially over at halftime. The senior guard finished with a game high 37 points in leading Sabis to their second state championship in the last five years and first at the division II level.
15 of those 37 points came in the first quarter as King and his Sabis team set the tone immediately out of the gates. Kamali Bey chipped in with 19 points of his own.
Wareham Wins Division III
The D3 state championship game was no more competitive than D2 with Wareham steamrolling New Leadership Charter 80-57.
The always potent Wareham attack got contributions from a variety of different sources. Junior swingman Jules Tavares scored a team high 25 points and did most of his damage slashing to the bucket and playing above the rim. Meanwhile Jordan Rezendes continued to be the team’s primary scoring threat from the perimeter, splashing home 21 points with his sweet shooting stroke. Ryan Pina dominated the paint to the tune of 10 points and 17 rebounds.
The game was doubly special for senior Pat Murphy who scored the 1000th point of his career with just under two minutes left in the fourth quarter.
The state championship is Wareham’s first in any sport.
Division IV Belongs to New Mission
Earlier in the week New Mission punctuated their tremendous season with the MIAA Division 4 state title.
It was Tuesday night at the TD Garden in Boston that New Mission knocked off defending champions Cathedral 75-47. The Titans utilized a 20-0 run that went from the end of the second quarter well into the third to break open a game that was only separated by three points with two minutes to play in the half.