Springfield Central beat St. John's of Shrewsbury 52-47 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield in the Division 1 matchup. Tyrell Springer led Central with 16 points.
Mahar will take on Brighton in the Division 2 state championship after beating St. Bernard's Tuesday night 58-36. Mahar's Travon Godette led all scorers with 20 points.
St. Joseph Central beat Whitinsville Christian 61-59 in the Division 3 matchup. Joseph Wiggins led Central with 17 points. They'll face Danvers.
The state finals will be held on Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester.
- Div. 1: Brockton vs. Springfield Central
- Div. 2: Brighton vs. Mahar
- Div. 3: Danvers vs. St. Joseph Central
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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