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Brewster Academy rallies past New Hampton 68-63 to win NEPSAC AAA title

Tourney MVP Donovan Mitchell (15 points) made four straight free throws in the last twenty seconds to ice the win for Brewster Academy

Tourney MVP Donovan Mitchell (15 points) made four straight free throws in the last twenty seconds to ice the win for Brewster Academy

Elijah Bryant (18 points) lit up Brewster for sixteen of those points in the first half

Elijah Bryant (18 points) lit up Brewster for sixteen of those points in the first half

(Beverly MA)  Brewster Academy (30-2) scored all the points (seven) in the last two minutes and won their second straight NEPSAC AAA title defeating New Hampton School, 68-63, at Endicott College on Sunday night.

Donovan Mitchell was named MVP although a very strong case could have been for teammates Devonte Graham or Jared Terrell qualifying for that honor.

New Hampton, led by Elijah Bryant (18 points), built up a big lead (sixteen points) in the early going and it wasn’t until the six minute mark of the second half that Brewster was able to catch up.

The Huskies went into the last two minutes of regulation with a 63-61 edge but were shut out the rest of the way.  A three by Devonte Graham (15 points) and four straight free throws on one-and-ones by Donovan Mitchell (15 points) pushed the Bobcats even and then on to the title.

With the loss the Huskies (22-8) had a ten-game winning streak ended.  They had faced Brewster twice during the regular season and lost 81-72 and 78-54.

Brewster coach Jason Smith watches the action

Brewster coach Jason Smith watches the action

That history made New Hampton’s rousing start so surprising.  The Huskies rattled off nine straight at the outset and had a 23-7 spread after eight minutes.  BA coach Jason Smith went through two timeouts before things settled down for the Bobcats.

Down 38-27, BA put a nine-point package together (six points from Isaac Copeland) and closed to, 40-36, at the half.

Knowing the history of the two previous matchups between the teams I figured BA would quickly take the lead in the second half and pull away.  That’s not how it went.

A couple of jams by impressive Tory Miller had NHS up by seven (46-39) before Brewster’s dynamic Jared Terrell (14 points) took over.  The Oklahoma State commit hit two free throws before exciting the full house with a dunk and then a steal and another dunk.  BA was now within one but the lead still eluded them.

Mike LeBlanc (#23) takes a charge

Mike LeBlanc (#23) takes a charge

It took a driving layup by Isaac Copeland (Georgetown commit) to put the Bobcats finally in front, 55-54, with six minutes left.

New Hampton, however, refused to go away.  A layup by Tory Miller (14 points) and a three from Mike LeBlanc (10 points) sent the Huskies to a, 63-61, advantage with two minutes left.

That made it a two-minute game for the title.  NHS came up empty with a turnover and a missed layup (Aubrey Dawkins) to show for two of their possessions in the crucial last minutes.

Devonte Graham’s three gave Brewster the lead for good and Donovan Mitchell’s four free throws iced the title.

Jared Terrell (14 points) finishes a dunk

Jared Terrell (14 points) finishes a dunk

Brewster has now won nineteen straight.  They had two losses in December (St. Thomas More & Sunrise Christian) but have been clean otherwise.

Brewster had to defeat Northfield Mount Hermon to reach this year’s finals.  NHS needed to get past Bridgton Academy and St. Thomas More to get there.

Brewster Academy box

New Hampton School box

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Isaac Copeland and Max Twyman

Isaac Copeland and Max Twyman

Brewster Academy celebrates

Brewster Academy celebrates

Elijah Bryant, Tyler Lydon, Mike LeBlanc

Elijah Bryant, Tyler Lydon, Mike LeBlanc

Jared Terrell

Jared Terrell

Devonte Graham

Devonte Graham

Tory Miller (14 points) gets loose in close

Tory Miller (14 points) gets loose in close

Donovan Love gets two

Donovan Love gets two

Isaac Copeland goes for the block on Aubrey Dawkins

Isaac Copeland goes for the block on Aubrey Dawkins

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Brewster Academy defeats St. Thomas More School 77-75 in overtime to win NEPSAC Class AAA title

Brewster Academy - NEPSAC Class AAA 2012-13 champs

Brewster Academy – NEPSAC Class AAA 2012-13 champs

(Beverly) This one stretched the legal limits for excitement. Ask anyone watching at packed Endicott College on Sunday afternoon.

Brewster Academy rallied in overtime and defeated St. Thomas More School, 77-75, to win the NEPSAC Class AAA championship.

#1 seed St. Thomas dominated the first half leading, 36-28, after twenty minutes.  It only took #3 seed Brewster 3 ½ minutes of second half action to catch the Chancellors, 37-37, on a Chris McCullough jam.

During the rest of the second half, there were eight lead changes and plenty for the fans from both teams to get revved up about.  In fact, four of the lead changes were in the last 1 ½ minutes of regulation!

Martez Harrison shoots a second free throw with 2.6 seconds left in regulation

Martez Harrison shoots a second free throw with 2.6 seconds left in regulation

Brewster’s Martez Harrison drew a foul with 2.6 seconds left in regulation and the Bobcats down, 68-67.  He made the first and missed the second forcing a five minute overtime.

In OT, STM pushed ahead by three on three occasions (71-68, 73-70, and 75-72 with 1:15 left).  But Brewster rallied back each time.

After Chris McCullough drained two free throws, the Bobcats were down by one, 75-74.  STM’s next two possessions were turnovers and cost them the championship.  In the first one, the Chancellors held the ball for a while and then couldn’t even get a shot getting whistled for a shot-clock violation.

Ron Patterson answered with the shot that won him the MVP trophy afterwards.  He drove in from the right and hit a jump shot in the lane to give BA a one-point lead (76-75) with fourteen seconds left.

Plenty of time for TMS to respond but miscue #2 (travel by Amadi Udenyi) messed up that chance.

John Edwards made one-of-two free throws for BA with 3.2 seconds remaining.

Chris Walters fires the last STM shot in overtime

Chris Walters fires the last STM shot in overtime

Chris Walters heave at the buzzer was wide right and BA had the championship.

Gabe Levin (20 points) led all scorers.  If you’re looking for a quick reason why St. Thomas More lost, Gabe’s foul trouble comes to mind.  Gabe picked up his 4th foul with 11 ½ minutes left in regulation and lost minutes there.  Then he fouled out at the very end of regulation setting up Martez Harrison’s two free throws.  To say that STM could have used 6-7 Gabe in OT is an understatement for sure.

Martez Harrison (13 points) tallied all his points after halftime.  He went to the basket twice in the last thirty-five seconds of regulation and came away with a layup on the first and the foul shot that tied the score in regulation in the second.

Jared Terrell (18 points)

Jared Terrell (18 points)

Jared Terrell (18 points) was BA’s top scorer followed by Elijah Macon and Martez Harrison with 13 points each.

Guards Duane Notice (19 points) and Marquis Moore (18 points) had only three three’s between them.  They got their points on drives in traffic and foul shots.

Brewster had six dunks during the game and plenty of highlight dunks before the game.

The Chancellors missed nine free throws and the Bobcats eight.

St. Thomas was down, 8-6, before putting a 14-1 segment together and getting up, 20-9, with 9:42 left.  Duane Notice and Marquis Moore had long ones during this run.

The Chancellor margin increased to, 29-18, with Dylan Haines and Marquis sinking consecutive 3’s.

The Bobcats came all the way back early in the second half and excitement enveloped the attendees the rest of the way.

MVP Ron Patterson (11 points) defended by Dylan Haines

MVP Ron Patterson (11 points) defended by Dylan Haines

The partisans on both sides were active from beginning to end.  Good job by the Endicott staff to keep things from getting out of hand.

Brewster Academy (30-5) is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  I saw the Bobcats lose to Noah Vonleh and his New Hampton Prep team at BA in December.

St. Thomas More School is in Oakdale, Connecticut.  It’s north of New London.

Brewster Boxscore

St. Thomas More Boxscore

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Martez Harrison

Martez Harrison

Marquis Moore goes in where shots are blocked

Marquis Moore goes in where shots are blocked

MVP Ron Patterson afterwards

MVP Ron Patterson afterwards

Duane Notice (19 points) gets in for two

Duane Notice (19 points) gets in for two

water containers exit

water containers exit

Chris McCullough pushes Gabe Levin (20 points)

Chris McCullough pushes Gabe Levin (20 points)

Marquis Moore (18 points)

Marquis Moore (18 points)

St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn

St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn

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