Central Catholic: Division 1 EMass champions Pilot photo/Patrick E. O’Connor
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As the high school basketball and hockey seasons come to an end, The Pilot extends congratulations to the following schools for winning division and state championships.
Archbishop Williams: The Bishops went all the way, winning the school's first ever girls Division 3 state championship in Worcester by defeating Granby 62-48 on March 17. Previously, the girls defeated Medfield for the Division 3 south sectional title and Pentucket at the TD Banknorth Garden for the Division 3 EMass title. The girls ended the season at 21-7.
Arlington Catholic: The girls hockey team went all the way, winning the Division 1 state championship by defeating Austin Prep by a score of 3-0. The state title is the first for the girls at AC.
Boston College High: The Eagles had a great St. Patrick's Day weekend. On March 17 the boys basketball team trekked up to the DCU Center in Worcester to face Holy Name for the Division 1 state title. They won the game 56-52 and ended the season with a perfect 25-0 record. On March 18 the boys hockey team took to the ice at the TD Banknorth Garden to face Weymouth High. The boys won the game 6-1 and captured the Super 8 championship title for the second year in a row.
Catholic Memorial: The boys basketball team ended the season at 19-6. Prior to losing the Division 2 state championship game to Tantasqua in Worcester by a score of 64-58 on March 17, the Knights defeated Nauset to win the Division 2 south title. They also defeated Belmont at the TD Banknorth Garden to win the Division 2 EMass title.
Cathedral High: The Cathedral Panthers repeated last year’s success in capturing the Division 4 state title with a win over Savio Prep by a score of 55-52 at the TD Banknorth Garden on March 13. Cathedral ended the season at 17-8.
Central Catholic: The Lawrence Central Catholic girls basketball team ended the season at 20-6. Prior to losing the Division 1 state championship to Springfield Central by a score of 49-62 in Worcester on March 17, the girls defeated Needham at the TD Banknorth Garden on March 12 to win the Division 1 EMass title.
Savio Prep: The boys basketball team won the Division 4 north title with a win over Ipswich at Salem State College on March 9. The win enabled the Spartans to face Cathedral for the Division 4 state title. Savio ended the season at 21-5.