For the third time in five years, the boys hockey team has earned a spot in the Division 3 state championship game. The Indians defeated Swampscott 5-0 March 14 to win the D3 Eastern Mass championship and a trip to the Garden. Manning Morris scored two goals, and Zachary Taylor, Connor Morris and Justin Conforti each added another. Kevin Chandler had yet another shutout in net . The Indians are hoping for a repeat of 2016, when they took home the state title.
Named top seed in Division 3 South after going 19-0 in the regular season, the Indians won the Sectional title with a 6-0 win over Rockland March 11. Led by captains Taylor, Connor Morris, Drew Cratty and Paul McCabe, the Indians had earlier rolled past 20th seed Ashland, 6-0, and 17th seeded Abington, 9-0. Their only post-season challenge has been a 2-1 win over 8th seeded Bishop Stang in the South Sectional quarterfinals March 5.
The championship game will be played at TD garden on Sunday, March 18. Hanover, which is the only unbeaten team in the state, will face defending champ Shrewsbury.
The boys basketball team’s quest for a repeat state championship ended in the Division 2 South semifinals, a bittersweet moment that capped a stellar season. Seeded 5th in the tournament, lost to top seeded Boston Tech, 58-47, on March 7. JP Landry scored 18 points and two-time league MVP Matt Delahunt added 17. But Tech’s offense came out on top. The squad had advanced to the semifinals with a gritty win over Foxboro, 58-57, on March 4. A big crowd of supporters had traveled to 4th seed Foxboro to cheer on the Indians, who were powered by 25 points from Landry and a key basket in the closing seconds by Delahunt. Coached by Mr. Hannigan, the team went 17-4 in the regular season and won the Patriot League Fisher Division. Delahunt scored his 1,000th point and he, Landry, Aaron Boise and Jake McInerney were named Patriot League All-Stars. This was the team’s first season in Division 2 South after winning the D-3 South title last year .
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