In the opening night of the varsity league playoffs Norwood and Walpole were able to advance to the semi finals. First, Norwood played one of their best games of the season and beat Wellesley 64-40 in their quarterfinal matchup. Wellesley is now eliminated from championship contention and Norwood now moves on to play the #2 seed Xaverian next Thursday night at 8pm for the semi-finals.
In the second quarter-final matchup, Walpole and Westwood battled out a low scoring game with Walpole pulling away at the end from a 6 point, 44-38 victory. This eliminates Westwood from championship contention and advances Walpole to take on the #1 seed Needham next Thursday at 7pm in the semi-finals.
The best game of the night ended up being the non-elimination matchup between the top 2 seeds, Needham and Xaverian. After a closely fought, back and forth game; Xaverian came out of a timeout down 2 points, with the ball and 12 seconds left in the game and nailed a 3 pointer to take a one point lead with just seconds left in the game. This gave Xaverian the 1 point, 57-56 victory over Needham. Both teams will look to win their semi-final matchups next week for a possible rematch for the championship.
The schedule for next Thursday (11/12/15) at Walpole High School is:
- 6pm – Westwood vs. Wellesley (consolation game)
- 7pm – Needham vs. Walpple (semi-finals)
- 8pm – Xaverian vs. Norwood (semi-finals)