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Thursday’s high schools: Northampton boys enter postseason on heals of overtime win

  • Joe Warner of Northampton, top, shoots amid teammate Connor Roach, left, and Longmeadow defenders Elijah Castillo, from left, Austin Sierra and Michael Lemke Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Joe Warner of Northampton, top, shoots amid teammate Connor Roach, left, and Longmeadow defenders Elijah Castillo, from left, Austin Sierra and Michael Lemke Thursday in Northampton.
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  • Justin Burgos of Northampton, left, passes to Tyler Hannigan-Page, front, during their win against Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Justin Burgos of Northampton, left, passes to Tyler Hannigan-Page, front, during their win against Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.
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  • Jake Ross of Northampton, top, drives to the basket against Jordan Chase of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Jake Ross of Northampton, top, drives to the basket against Jordan Chase of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.
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  • Stevie Roach of Northampton, right, goes after a loose ball against Jimmy Carey of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Stevie Roach of Northampton, right, goes after a loose ball against Jimmy Carey of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.
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  • Mack Hale of Northampton, left, moves the ball against Jake Manzi of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS

    Mack Hale of Northampton, left, moves the ball against Jake Manzi of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mack Hale of Northampton, center, shoots against Joe Schneider of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS

    Mack Hale of Northampton, center, shoots against Joe Schneider of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Northampton players Ben Christopher, from left, Joe Warner, David Konowitch, Danny Mam and Aidan Hirsch react on the bench with Head Coach Rey Harp as their team ties the game to send it into overtime Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Northampton players Ben Christopher, from left, Joe Warner, David Konowitch, Danny Mam and Aidan Hirsch react on the bench with Head Coach Rey Harp as their team ties the game to send it into overtime Thursday in Northampton.
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  • Northampton fans cheer at the end of their team's overtime win against Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Northampton fans cheer at the end of their team's overtime win against Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.
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  • Joe Warner of Northampton, top, shoots amid teammate Connor Roach, left, and Longmeadow defenders Elijah Castillo, from left, Austin Sierra and Michael Lemke Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Justin Burgos of Northampton, left, passes to Tyler Hannigan-Page, front, during their win against Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Jake Ross of Northampton, top, drives to the basket against Jordan Chase of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Stevie Roach of Northampton, right, goes after a loose ball against Jimmy Carey of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Mack Hale of Northampton, left, moves the ball against Jake Manzi of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS
  • Mack Hale of Northampton, center, shoots against Joe Schneider of Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.JERREY ROBERTS
  • Northampton players Ben Christopher, from left, Joe Warner, David Konowitch, Danny Mam and Aidan Hirsch react on the bench with Head Coach Rey Harp as their team ties the game to send it into overtime Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Northampton fans cheer at the end of their team's overtime win against Longmeadow Thursday in Northampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

The Northampton boys basketball certainly prepared itself for the postseason.

The Blue Devils capped their regular season with a 57-54 overtime win over Longmeadow in Northampton Thursday.

It was Hamp’s second straight overtime game.

Northampton trailed by two with two seconds left and Stevie Roach (50 percent free-throw shooter) at the line. Roach hit both to send the game into OT.

In the extra session, his brother Connor answered a Lancer 3-pointer with one of his. Then, with three seconds left Justin Burgos scored his only basket, a pull-up jumper, to win the game.

Jake Ross finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Connor Roach added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Blue Devils (12-7, 5-3 Suburban) played 13 of their 19 games against teams that qualified for the postseason. Four more games were against teams that fell one win short.

Longmeadow (9-11, 3-5) was one of those teams that needed to win to qualify.

Tournament seeds for boys and girls will be released at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Saturday at noon.

East Longmeadow 69, Amherst 58 — Noris Cuevas-Nova had 14 points and Good Farah added 10 points and seven assists but the Hurricanes (14-6, 4-4 Suburban) fell on the road in their regular season finale.

Belchertown 82, Holyoke Catholic 36 — Zach Parsons scored 28 points and had 12 rebounds as the Orioles (12-8) wrapped up their regular season with a win at home.

Eric Adzima added 11 points, while Bill Aldrich had 10 and Tyler Verville nine.

Ryan Lukomski scored 11 points and Blake McConnell added 10 for the Gaels (0-20).

The game marked the end of the careers for Catholic seniors Jeff Laprade, Aidan Sullivan, Joe McCoy and McConnell.

Dean Tech 61, Smith Vocational 58 — Jordan Castillo scored 12 points, but the Vikings (10-8, 10-4 Tri-County) lost their regular season finale in Holyoke.

Jovan Ruiz and Sam Sharpe added 11 points each for Smith, which plays in the small school vocational tourney against Old Colony in Rochester at 5 p.m. Friday.

Girls basketball

Gateway 31, Pathfinder 20 — Brooke Fairman had 16 points as the Gators (16-4, 14-2 Tri-County) won the road.

Hockey

Turners Falls 8, Belchertown 0 — The Indians (9-8-2) made it two straight postseason appearances as it locked up a berth in the upcoming Division IIIA tournament with an independent win at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Cody Booska had four goals, Tim Atkins added two goals and two assists, and Trevor Peduzzi (goal) tallied four assists for Turners.

Brandon Lenois (goal, two assists), Jordan Cutting (two assists), Christian Sawicki (assist), Cullen Wozniak (assist), Zach Demars (assist) and Will Miller (assist) each had points.

Brandon Bryant stopped 17 shots to record the shutout.

Kyle Mikulski stopped 19 shots for the Orioles (1-15-3).

Boys basketball

Northampton 57, Longmeadow 54 (OT)

Lancers (9-11, 3-5 Suburban)

Manzi 1-1-4, Abad 3-0-6, Smith 5-2-15, Lemke 5-4-15, Castillo 1-0-2, Chase 1-0-3, Carey 0-1-1, Schneider 2-0-4, Sierra 2-0-4. Totals: 20-8-54

Blue Devils (12-7, 5-3)

Hannigan-Page 1-1-4, Hirsch 0-1-1, Burgos 1-0-2, Rodriguez 0-0-0, Warner 0-0-0, Hale 2-0-5, Konowitch 0-0-0, S. Roach 1-3-5, C. Roach 5-1-12, Ross 5-6-17, Christopher 2-0-5, Mam 2-0-6. Totals: 19-12-57

Longmeadow 14 9 20 8 3—54

Northampton 8 16 13 14 6—57

3-pointers: Northampton 5 (Hannigan-Page, Hale, C. Roach, Ross, Christopher) Longmeadow 6 (Manzi, Lemke, Smith 3, Chase)

East Longmeadow 69, Amherst 58

Hurricanes (14-6, 4-4 Suburban)

Cuevas-Nova 5-3-14, J. Carey 2-1-5, Jackson 0-0-0, Farah 3-2-10, Peake 3-0-9, Snyder-Fair 0-0-0, Jamie Carey 1-0-2, Johnson 2-0-4, Cook 3-1-7, Ford 1-0-3, Hird 0-0-0, Bixby 2-0-4, Cuffee 0-0-0. Totals: 22-7-58

Spartans (11-9, 6-2)

Bosworth 3-5-11, Blake 7-3-17, Rodriguez 6-7-23, Dixon 0-2-2, Franklin 0-2-2, Lindsay 1-1-3, McGuill 2-0-5, Besser 1-0-3, Allen 0-1-1, Carrington 1-0-2. Totals: 21-21-69

Amherst 16 16 17 9—58

East Long. 15 19 13 22—69

3-pointers: Amherst 7 (Cuevas-Nova, Farah 2, Peake 3, Ford) East Longmeadow 6 (Rodriguez 4, McGuill, Besser)

Belchertown 82, Holyoke Catholic 36

Gaels (0-20)

Sullivan 0-0-0, Patel 3-0-6, Guidi 0-1-1, Laprade 2-1-6, Lukomski 5-0-11, Egan 1-0-2, McConnell 4-0-10. Totals: 15-2-36.

Orioles (12-8)

Verville 4-0-9, Adzima 4-1-11, Ryan 1-4-6, Pellerin 2-0-4, Parsons 12-4-28, Lussier 1-0-2, O’Brien 2-2-6, Levigne 1-0-2, Henson 2-0-4, Aldrich 4-0-10. Totals: 33-11-82.

H. Catholic 8 8 12 8—36

Belchertown 20 22 19 21—82

3-pointers: Holyoke Catholic 4 (Laprade, Lukomski, McConnell 2); Belchertown 5 (Verville, Adzima 2, Aldrich 2)

Dean Tech 61, Smith Vocational 58

Vikings (10-8, 10-4 Tri-County)

Castillo 5-0-12, Ruiz 5-1-11, Sharpe 3-4-11, McCarthy 4-0-8, Karch 2-0-5, Soto 4-0-9, Lugo 1-0-2, Rivera 0-0-0. Totals: 24-5-58.

Golden Hawks (14-5, 13-1)

Colon 6-0-16, Acevedo 8-0-16, Quinn 3-0-9, Mateo 1-0-2, Espada 4-2-12, Burgos 3-0-6. Totals: 25-2-61.

Smith 10 18 13 17—58

Dean 15 15 10 21—61

3-pointers: Smith 5 (Castillo 2, Sharpe, Karch, Soto); Dean 9 (Colon 4, Quinn 3, Espada 2)

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