The No. 8 Highlanders scored nine of their last 11 points from the free throw line to top the visiting No. 4 Colonels. ‘‘The key was the clutch free throws,'' said Doherty coach Jermaine Chavis, whose team improved to 6-4, and has left its 0-3 start in the rearview mirror. ‘‘With the game on the line, we had the guys we wanted on the line.'' The Highlanders' senior trio of Jamal Mustapha, Antonio Jones and Rich Saya all buried foul shots down the stretch, including a pair by Jones that put Doherty up, 64-59, with 17 seconds left and all but iced the win for the Highlanders. South's Rod Milton had a game-high 25 points and connected on a monster right-handed dunk over a defender in transition.
Doherty 64, Worcester South 59
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Worcester
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:12 a.m.