BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Hopedale 51, Sutton 49

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, at Sutton

Luke Cowen had 18 points as the Blue Raiders held off a late rally by the Sammies to capture the Central Mass. Division 4 championship at Clark University. Hopedale (18-6) will face the winner of Saturday's Western Mass. final between Quaboag and Smith Academy on Tuesday at a time to be determined at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Matt Soule had 14 points for Sutton and hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to cut the lead to 48-46. However Cowen hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead. Soule answered with another 3-pointer to make it 50-49 with three seconds left, but Kevin Bredciani made one of his two free throws and Asong Leke corralled the rebound to seal the win.

 

Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 10:53 p.m.

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