Wraps: Boys’ basketball wins league, falls to Brockton in playoffs

The Newtonite

by Jacob Schwartz
Boys’ basketball, 19-4, had a successful season, making it far into the postseason, according to senior Jared Masinton, a captain with seniors Mike Thorpe and Luke Westman.
The Tigers finally lost to Brockton, 49-45, in the Division I Sectional Semifinals, unable to complete a second-half comeback.
Coach Paul Connolly said, “It was incredible that we were able to make the game that close after that first half.”
The Tigers achieved their goals, Masinton said.
“Our goal every year is to play the game the right way. I think we definitely did that, and we were successful,” he said.
Thorpe was named a Boston Globe all-scholastic, and Thorpe and Westman were named Bay State Conference all-stars.
Next year’s captains are to be decided.