Courtesy: HCAM Television (Hopkinton Local Access)
On Tuesday February 19th. Hopkinton Hillers Boys Basketball had their regular season finale against the Wayland Warriors. Both teams entered the game with 13 wins and 6 losses and were fighting for home-court advantage in the playoffs.
In the 1st quarter, Wayland outscored Hopkinton 19-12. Xander Livingston netted 10 points in the quarter for the Warriors. In the 2nd quarter, Steven Maffiore netted a pair of 3’s and Brendan Kelly racked up a couple field goals to help the Hillers outscored Wayland 20-14. Wayland led at the half 33-32.
Brendan Kelly continued his low post dominance in the 3rd quarter knocking down 4 field goals and helping the Hillers outscore Wayland 18-13. Hillers led after the 3rd 50-46. Jabari Nurse netted 9 points for Wayland in the 4th quarter but it would not be enough as the Hillers outscore Wayland 13 to 11 in the quarter and took the game 63-57.
The Hillers finish the regular season with 14 wins and 6 losses and will next compete in the MIAA state tournament. According to a number of sources, there is a good chance the Hillers will get a visit from Wayland again to begin post season play.
In the game, Steven Maffiore and Brendan Kelly netted 19 points a piece, Ryan Kester contributed 9 points. Brendan Kelly also had 11 rebounds. Hopkinton Hillers Head Coach, Tom Keane also recorded his 250th career win at the helm for the Hillers.