Huntington improved to 20-2, while New Hampton fell to 10-6.
New Hampton was positioned to overtake Huntington when University of Indiana recruit Noah Vonleh (9 points), a 6-foot-9 senior from Haverhill, connected on a 3-pointer that brought his team within two. But the Huskies went cold over the next four minutes and saw their deficit grow to seven before they scored again on a layup by 6-foot Travis Jorgenson (13 points).
“I think we played well and they played well,” said Jorgensen, a senior guard who has an offer from Boston College.
“It was just a couple of bounces towards the end that didn’t go our way, [along with] a couple missed free throws, [and] a missed box out on a free throw [on which] they got the rebound.
“But give them credit, they played a good game.”
With Huntington leading 50-45 and less than a minute remaining, the Huskies began fouling. The strategy, however, did not work as Huntington hit its free throws down the stretch. New Hampton only managed two more points.
The game also marked the only time this season that the nation’s top high school player – Andrew Wiggins – will visit Massachusetts. The uncommitted 6-foot-8 senior consistently wowed spectators with an impressive array of dunks, layups and jump shots that resulted in 19 points and 10 rebounds.
In other action:
Tilton School (NH) 71, Vermont Academy 67 – Less than 24 hours after playing in the BABC Prep Classic, the Rams knocked off Vermont behind 24 points from Kansas commit Wayne Selden (Roxbury), and 26 points from Victor Chester. In defeat, Daquein McNeil scored 24 points. Tilton raised its record to 11-4 and Vermont dropped to 7-7
Brewster Academy (NH) 88, South Kent School (CT) 55 –Syracuse-bound big man, Chris McCullough, contributed 24 points and Weymouth’s Jared Terrell had six points for Brewster, which improved to 15-5. With star 6-foot-2 guard, Shane Rector, forced to sit with an injury, South Kent (7-4) was led offensively by Kamall Richards with 14 points.
Worcester Academy 69, Wilbraham & Monson 62 – Matt Mobley (17 points) and Butler University-bound Rene Castro (15 points) carried Worcester (12-2) to the win. Goodluck Okonoboh had a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) in a losing effort for the Titans (9-7).
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