Eddie Rupia came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points and the top-seeded Gaels (20-1) out-scored the eighth-seeded Blue Knights (8-7) 18-12 in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory in a Large School quarterfinal at the Kneller Center. Brendan Kittredge scored 14 points and Alex Santiago added 11 points and a team-high 12 rebounds for Clinton, which will face fifth-seeded Quabbin a semifinal at 7:45 on Thursday. Kacy Thiphavong led Lunenburg with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists, while Andrew Sanders hauled in a team-high 12 rebounds.
Clinton 53, Lunenburg 50
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Clinton
Updated: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, 10:38 p.m.