Southbridge 66, Assabet 61

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Marlborough

Senior Rashaunn Perez put back a rebound with 26 seconds left to snap a 61-61 tie and completed the three-point play as the Pioneers won their first-round game at the Abby Kelley Foster Christmas Classic in Worcester. Southbridge (2-4) will play Tahanto in the final at 7 p.m. Saturday. Senior Fernando Robles (7 points, 8 rebounds) added a steal and a basket for the final score. Perez scored 10 of his 11 points in the second half and added 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Sophomore Jexavier Morales led the Pioneers with 14 points and seven steals. Juniors Tom Walsh and Kyle Fernandes had 19 and 18 points, respectively, for the Aztecs (3-5), who play Abbey Kelly in the consolation game at 5 Saturday.

Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.

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