#1 South Kent 104 #8 Northfield Mount Hermon 95
NMH jumped out to an early lead but ultimately South Kent’s talent and depth was too much. Mike Burwell had 38 and 8 three-pointers while Omari Lawrence had 20.
#4 Winchendon 74 #5 Worcester Academy 67
Jordan Henriquez was blocking everything inside including the final shot of the game for emphasis. Winchendon seized the game down the stretch.
#2 Bridgton Academy 72 #7 St. Thomas More 39
The second seed made quite a statement with this big win over a surging St. Thomas More team who had won 8 of their last 10, including a trip to Bridgton in the last ten days.
#3 Brewster Academy 90 #6 MCI 56
He's back...Thomas Robinson that is. This one was never in doubt after opening a 48-15 halftime lead. Andrew Fitzgerald (16 pts, 7 reb), Givon Crump (14 pts & 9 reb), Melvin Ejim (14 pts) & Robinson (10 pts, 11 reb) all played well
Semi-Finals, Friday @ Endicott College, 6pm & 8pm
#2 Bridgton Academy vs. #3 Brewster Academy, 6pm
#1 South Kent vs. #4 Winchendon, 8pm
#8 Vermont Academy 71 @ #1 Tilton 97
Tilton controlled from the get go as they got to rest their big three for large portions of the game while Scott Tavares (13 pts & 13 asts) and Chris Barsanti (24 pts) both stepped up.
#7 Cushing 40 @ #2 Marianapolis 65
Marianapolis turned in a dominating defensive effort and Chris Flores led the way with 19 points as the 2 seed ran away with this one.
#3 Kimball Union 69 @ #2 Brimmer & May 70
KUA hit a 3 at the buzzer to cut Brimmer’s final margin of victory to 1. Kyle Casey has 22 points and 11 rebounds while Brian Johnson also played well.
#5 Hotchkiss 86 #4 Proctor Academy 66
Hotchkiss scored a big win in commanding fashion. Derrick Wilson had 30 pts & 10 rebs, Jason Morris 19 pts & 9 rebs, Kellen Jones 15 pts, and Alex Miller 14 pts.
#5 Hotchkiss vs. #1 Tilton @ Worcester Academy, 5pm
#3 Brimmer & May @ #2 Marianapolis, 5pm
#8 Trinity Pawling 44 @ #1 Loomis Chaffee 62
Loomis dominated inside as Teddy Baker had 24 pts & 18 rebs and Sean McCarthy had 21 pts & 10 rebs.
#5 Kent School 53 @ #4 Suffield Academy 49
Kent visited Suffield and scored a mini-upset knocking off arguably the most talented team in the WNE.
#6 Choate 50 @ #3 Deerfield 47
Patrick Liengueu hit a three-pointer with under a minute left to give Choate a 1 point lead and Luke Matarazzo came up with a steal on the final defensive possession.
#7 Taft 30 @ #2 Salisbury 51
Salisbury spread the ball around offensively and relied on a suffocating defense to hold Taft to only 30 points and come away with the victory.
#5 Kent @ #1 Loomis Chaffee
#6 Choate @ #2 Salisbury
#8 Governors Academy 38 @ #1 St. Mark’s 77
St. Mark’s scored a big win in their opening round game and could plow through the field with Lawrence falling in an upset.
#5 St. Sebastian’s 50 @ #4 Middlesex School 64
Scott Anderson set the tone with 22 points and 15 rebounds while Rod Odom chipped in with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
#6 Kingswood-Oxford 64 @ #3 Noble & Greenough 74
Tucker Halpern, Derick Beresford, n’company suddenly look like the favorites to make it all the way to the final.
#7 Holderness School 72 @ #2 Lawrence Academy 67
Holderness scores the upset of the day as they go into second seeded Lawrence Academy’s gym and come away with the victory.
Semi-Finals, Friday @ Roxbury Latin, 6pm & 8pm
#3 Nobles & Greenough vs. #7 Holderness, 6pm
#1 St. Mark’s vs. #4 Middlesex, 8pm
#8 Hamden Hall 50 #1 Boston Trinity 78
The top seed had no problem in the opening round game as coach Rick Linet’s squad made a statement with their big victory.
#7 Christian Heritage 73 @ #2 St. Luke’s 72
A talented Christian Heritage team proved they were better than their 7th seed by scoring an overtime victory over local rival St. Luke’s.
#6 Bancroft 54 @ #3 Providence Country Day 49
Bancroft went into PCD and scored a major upset over a team many considered to be one of the favorites to win the title.
#5 Hyde 47 @ #4 Pingree 56
A great win for Pingree as Allen Williamson and the supporting cast beat back a talented and athletic Hyde team.
#4 Pingree @ #1 Boston Trinity
#6 Bancroft vs. #7 Christian Heritage
#5 Chase Collegiate 63 @ #4 Concord Academy 68
Concord earns a hard fought victory in the 4/5 game and will move on to play top seeded Cambridge of Weston.
#6 NY Military Academy 60 @ #3 Watkinson 78
Watkinson scored the ball in high volume but have another battle on their hands as BCD looms on the horizon.
Concord vs. Cambridge School of Weston
Watkinson vs. Beaver Country Day