In the end it was Gardner’s big body bangers using their size advantage to crash the boards and upset fourth-seeded Oxford 72-60 in an opening round Central Mass. Division 2 game Tuesday night. The 13th seeded Wildcats (9-12) travel to face No. 12 Blackstone-Millville at 7 p.m. Thursday. Malcolm Woodliff led the winners with 17 points, while Devin Williams and Kahlil Beauregard each had 13 points and Andrew Gallant nine for the Wildcats. “We started to crash the boards and we knew we were going to be pretty physical so we did a solid job inside,” said Gardner coach Tim Caouette. “We feel like we belong.”
Gardner 72, Oxford 60
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Oxford
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 10:53 p.m.