Sophomore Luke Cowen scored nine of his 24 points in the first quarter for the visiting Blue Raiders (10-4, 4-3 Dual Valley), who held off the Crusaders (7-7, 3-4) and qualified for the Central Mass. Tournament. Kevin Bresciani, Kevin Lynch and Asong Leke each scored 12 points for Hopedale. Whitinsville Christian senior guard Matt Leduc netted 15 points on five 3-pointers, four in the second half, three in the fourth quarter. Owen Brookhouse (11 points) and Graham Tienhaara (10) also helped the Crusaders cut a double-digit lead to one point in the fourth quarter.
Hopedale 60, Whitinsville Christian 57
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Whitinsville
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 8:53 p.m.