NEPSAC Tournament Results & Top Performers
The NEPSAC tournament got underway on Wednesday in all six divisions. Here's a quick rundown of the scores and top performances from around New England.
New Hampton School 84 Bridgton Academy 81
Mika Adams-Woods and Shandon Brown scored 23 and 21 points respectively to lead the Huskies over the Wolverines on the road. New Hampton advances to Saturday's semifinals against Brewster while NMH while host St. Thomas More on the other side of the bracket.
Tilton School 98 Kimball Union Academy 66
The Rams had 8 different players score at least 7 points led by Marcus Zegarowski with 20 while Sam Okauru added 17 on five threes and fellow junior Eric Beckett added 14.
South Kent School 66 MacDuffie School 59
Anthony Nelson scored a team high 24 points for South Kent while Gabe Joseph Bryan had 12 points while also being credited for bringing great energy to lead the way inside.
Cushing Academy 69 Gould Academy 64
The defending champions overcame 32 points and 7 threes from Gould's Daniel Buie to advance to Saturday's semifinals at St. Andrew's in a rematch of a game played in December.
St. Andrew's School 67 Lawrence Academy 48
Cole Swider had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead four players in double figures while Robert Baum added 14 points and 7 assists as the Saints defended home court.
Tabor Academy 67 Loomis Chaffee School 64
Junior guard Noah Fernandes drilled the go ahead three with less than five seconds remaining in the game to give 8th seeded Tabor Academy the win on the road at Loomis.
Choate Rosemary Hall 51 Suffield Academy 50
The Boars went the length of the floor in the final seconds of the game to score the game winner with less than one second left on the clock to grind out a road win in the 4/5 match-up.
Milton Academy 76 Phillips Exeter Academy 62
Cormac Ryan was sensational in the first half while Dan Schlakman made some big defensive contributions in the second half as Milton gradually pulled away from the defending Class A champs.
Belmont Hill School 72 Williston Northampton School 68
Senior forward Jovan Jones exploded for 39 points to lead 7th seeded Belmont Hill to a road win over 2nd seeded Williston Northampton as only one seed held true in four Class A quarterfinal match-ups.
Brooks School 60 Beaver Country Day School 56
The defending champions and #1 seed Brooks got more than they bargained for as BCD opened up an early lead and refused to go away, even when falling behind by as many as 12 mid-way through the second half.
Marianapolis Prep 55 The The Governor's Academy 48
Junior forward Tyler Burton scored 25 points while grabbing 16 rebounds to lead Marianapolis and set-up a semifinal with Brooks in what will be a rematch of last year's championship game.
Canterbury School 81 Hamden Hall Country Day 66
Canterbury jumped on the visitors right from the start, taking a 45-22 lead into the half and continuing to control the action through the second.
The Rivers School 69 St. Luke's School 65
Despite trailing by a bucket at half-time, Rivers came back strong in the second and pushed the lead to as many as 9 with 3 minutes left to play.
Dexter School 76 Kents Hill School 45
Juniors Jordan Mason and Koah Kamba scored 30 and 23 points respectively while Charles Coleman anchored the interior with 18 points and 7 blocks to lead top seeded Dexter to a commanding win.
Storm King 73 Wooster 58
Storm King defended their home court and won their fourth straight game in a match-up of the 4th and 5th seeded teams to earn the rite to face Dexter on Saturday.
Hyde School 74 Berwick Academy 46
The battle for Maine turned out to be fairly one-sided as Hyde defended their #3 seed to earn a place in the semifinals in convincing style.
Winchendon School 89 Harvey School 62
Matt Hofrenning scored 24 points to lead the Big Green while Kasim Cissie led Harvey with 23.