Trailing by 2 points with 3.3 seconds remaining, Roxbury-native Jalen Adams (team-high 14 points) hit a dramatic half-court, bank-shot as time expired to give Cushing a thrilling win and the NEPSAC Class AA championship. “I didn’t think it was going to go in,” said Adams. “But it did and we won. I’m very happy.” The third-seeded Penguins (24-5) trailed, 57-47, with just over three minutes to play, but outscored eighth-seeded St. Andrews, 14-3, down the stretch. Tournament MVP Adams contributed a team-high 14 points, while 6-foot-7-inch senior forward and Butler-commit Andrew Chrabascz (Portsmouth, R.I.) had 13 points. Meanwhile, New Bedford-native Bonzie Colson had 14 points for St. Andrews (18-6).
Cushing 61, St. Andrew’s 60
Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013, at Ashburnham
Updated: Sunday, March 3, 2013, 9:38 p.m.