The girls state basketball championship matchups are settled after Wednesday's games between Western and Central Massachusetts teams.
In Division 1, Andover will face Holyoke after Holyoke defeated Wachusett 45-43 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Monique Heard led Holyoke with 25 points.
Reading will take on Tyngsboro in the Division 2 state title after Tyngsboro beat Palmer 50-35.
And in Division 3, Pentucket will play Sabis Charter after Sabis Charter beat Sutton 54-29.
The girls state championships will be Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester.
Saturday's girls basketball state championships:
- 10:45 a.m. Div. 3: Pentucket vs. Sabis Charter
- 2:15 p.m. Div. 2: Reading vs. Tyngsboro
- 5:45 p.m. Div. 1: Andover vs. Holyoke
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- 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 fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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