MIAA Champions Crowned
Division I: Putnam 50 Mansfield 48 (OT)
An overtime thriller was finally put to bed when Putnam sophomore Ty Nichols knocked down a pair of free-throw with 7.5 seconds left on the clock in the extra period. Kayjuan Bynam scored 18 points for the victors while Ryan Boulter led Mansfield with 14. The state championship is the first in school history for Putnam.
Division II: Brighton 59 South Hadley 41
Malik James followed up a dynamic performance in the semifinals with a team high 16 points, including the 1000th of his career, as Brighton left little doublt about who the top team in division II was. The win comes one year after Brighton fell in last year's state finals.
Division III: Danvers 66 Smith Academy 50
Danvers had little problem dispatching Smith Academy on Saturday, winning their second consecutive MIAA division III state championship. Nick McKenna scored 20 points while Dan Connors, Nick Bates, Vinny Clifford, and Eric Martin all scored in double figures.