Chris Rodgers poured in a game-high 30 points to lead the fifth-seeded Panthers (18-6) past the ninth-seeded Colonels (13-10) in a Central Mass. Division 1 tournament semifinal matchup at WPI. Franklin will play second-seeded St. John's in the final at a time, date and place to be determined. South, which trailed by nine at the half, 33-24, outscored the Panthers 17-10 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to two points, but never could get over the hump in the fourth quarter. Nate Mensah, Aaron Maday and KC Cunningham each scored 10 points for the Colonels.
Franklin 59, Worcester South 50
Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014, at Franklin
Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 9:08 a.m.