High school scoreboard: Teams kick off MIAA state championship tournament

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REGION – The MIAA state tournament kicked off last week, with a number of qualifying teams launching into their respective brackets.

For recent games have marked the end of a season.

For others, though, big wins mean the chase for a state championship continues.

See the latest scores and highlights…

AMSA

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 1

AMSA – 28, Hanover – 65

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 2

AMSA – 29, Norton – 42

ASSABET

BOYS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 3

Assabet – 6, Saugus – 5

It took double overtime to settle Assabet’s Round of 32 clash with Saugus last week. The Aztecs found the win, though, thanks to Nolan Tomczyk’s game winning, sudden death goal. They were next due to take on Ashland on Tuesday night as of press time.

ALGONQUIN

GIRLS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 3

Algonquin – 3, Matignon – 0

Emily Johns scored two goals as the co-op Algonquin girls hockey team nabbed a win over Matignon. Mallory Farrell tapped in an empty net goal for the Titans while goalie Lana Pacific maintained the shutout performance.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 4

Algonquin – 47, Brookline – 77

BOYS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 4

Algonquin – 1, Longmeadow – 4

GRAFTON

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 1

Grafton – 60, Foxborough – 63

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 1

Grafton – 40, Billerica – 59

BOYS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 3

Grafton – 4, Oakmont – 0

HUDSON

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 1

Hudson – 68, Greater Lawrence – 51

The Hudson boys basketball team opened its playoff run with a bang, defeating Greater Lawrence by a wide margin at home. Jackson O’Brien led the way offensively with 14 points scored, while teammate Brady Stuart followed with 12 points for the Hawks.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 4

Hudson – 42, Norton – 56

Things stayed close, with the Hawks trailing by just three points at halftime against Norton. The Lancers managed to pull away with the win, though, ending Hudson’s season.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 4

Hudson – 56, Belchertown – 35

Madison Kiley led the way for the Hawks with a 16-point day. Gracie Giorgio followed with 11 points, while Sam Colette and Audrey Lenox each tacked on 10 points as the Hawks beat Belchertown for a major playoff victory.

MARLBOROUGH

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 1

Marlborough – 56, West Springfield – 62

BOYS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 3

Marlborough – 5, Ludlow – 2

Jeremy LaCroix notched a hat trick as the number-one-ranked Panthers dispatched Ludlow in their playoff opener. This game marked a moment to bounce back for Marlborough after a difficult loss to Nashoba in their regular-season finale.

BOYS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 7

Marlborough – 8, Essex Tech – 0

SHREWSBURY

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 1

Shrewsbury – 33, Newton South – 58

GIRLS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 2

Shrewsbury – 5, Auburn – 0

Kaci Ryder and Mia Ryder each scored two goals as Shrewsbury rumbled to a playoff win over Auburn last week. Katie Vona added a goal as well while goalie Risa Montoya secured the shutout.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 7

Shrewsbury – 5, Stoneham/Wilmington – 1

ST. JOHN’S

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 1

St. John’s – 63, North Andover – 56

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 3

St. John’s – 46, Andover – 60

BOYS’ HOCKEY – March 5

St. John’s – 0, Hingham – 4

WESTBOROUGH

BOYS’ HOCKEY – MARCH 2

Westborough – 1, Norwood – 4

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – MARCH 4

Westborough – 38, Amherst-Pelham – 48

Westborough kept things close before Amherst-Pelham was able to secure a win with a strong fourth quarter. This loss ended a dominant season for the Rangers that saw them remaining undefeated as recently as the first week of February.