Devils advance on Jakola's 3s; Patriots, Panthers, Rams gain.


Boys' basketballWMASS DIVISION 1

Leominster 56, Holyoke 52: Tanner Jakola sank four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points, and Noah Gray and Jake Allain each scored 11 points as the fifth-seeded Blue Devils (17-4) prevailed on the road, topping No. 4 Holyoke (14-7) in a quarterfinal.

Leominster faces top-seeded Putnam (21-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a semifinal at American International College in Springfield.


North Middlesex 53, South Hadley 47: Senior guard Tyler Thomas scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, when the fourth-seeded Patriots (10-10) outscored the No. 5 Tigers, 24-11, and won a quarterfinal in Townsend.

Senior guard Bobby Larsen added 15 points and eight assists for North Middlesex, which faces Longmeadow in a 7 p.m. semifinal Thursday at UMass' Curry Hicks Cage.

Quabbin 81, Taconic 65: Dylan Kierman scored 22 points, Griffin Bennett added 16, Marco Gabrielli 12 and Collin Bennett 11 to lift the sixth-seeded Panthers (13-8) over No. 3 Taconic (15-6) in a quarterfinal in Pittsfield.

Quabbin will face No. 7 Shepherd Hill in a semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Curry Hicks Cage at UMass.

Shepherd Hill 70, Pittsfield 65: David Bianculli had 21 points, Michael Rapoza added 20 and Drew Jean-Guillaume 18 to lead the seventh-seeded Rams (13-7) at No. 2 Pittsfield (17-4).

Shepherd Hill will face No. 6 Quabbin in a semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.


Tyngsboro 69, Bartlett 62: Austin Coene had 20 points, while David Walker and Drew Hurynowicz each had 15 points to lead the No. 2 Tigers (19-2) past the No. 7 Indians (15-7) in a quarterfinal in Tyngsboro.

Tyngsboro faces Clinton in a semifinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at WPI.

Alexander Givins-Perry had 25 points to lead Bartlett, while Anthony Higbie added 11 points and Evan Anderson added 10 points for the Indians.


Parker 54, Douglas 50: Kyle McNamara had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Kyle Dokus added 14 points as the third-seeded Panthers (19-3) rallied in the second half and hung on to beat the No. 6 Tigers (16-6) in a quarterfinal in Devens.

Parker faces No. 7 Hopedale in a semifinal at 6 p.m. Monday at Clark University.

Brandon Baril scored 14 points for the Tigers, who led at halftime, 31-23.

Hopedale 54, Maynard 34: Kevin Bresciani had 15 points and five assists, and Brian Espanet added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Blue Raiders (16-6), who avenged a Clark Tournament loss to the second-seeded Tigers...

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