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.
Hopedale 51, Sutton 49
Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, at Sutton
Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 10:53 p.m.