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Hillers Girls fall to Notre Dame Academy in Semi-Finals

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The 4th seeded Hopkinton Hillers earned their ticket to the Semi-Finals against 1st seeded Notre Dame Academy of Worcester by beating 5th seeded Ashland 54-47 in the quarter finals matchup. Undefeated Notre Dame Academy stayed undefeated as they took down the Hillers Girls 61-48.

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Video: Hillers Sports Playoff Highlights

-On Thursday March 3rd the 3rd seeded 17 and 3 Hopkinton Hillers took on 14th seeded 11-8 and 2 Bourne in the 1st round of the playoffs at the Gallo Arena in Bourne and one Hiller hit a landmark during the Hillers offensive fireworks. The Hillers got the 4-0 shutout over Bourne, Will Abbott had a pair of Goals and Cam Finlayson had a goal and 2 assists and the senior also scored his 100th high school career point in the victory.

-In the Quarter-Finals on Saturday March 5th, more action at the Cape, this time against 12-8 and 1 11th seeded Cohasset. The Hillers skated away with the 4-1 victory as 4 different players score goals for the Hillers. Hopkinton advances to the semi finals to take on 2nd seeded 19 and 3 Norwell Thursday March 10th in Bourne at 8pm.

-4th seeded 14 and 6 Hillers Girls Basketball battled fellow TVL Rival #5th seeded 13 and 7 Ashland in the quarter finals of the Central Division 2 playoff bracket. Things did not start off well for the Hillers as 3 different Clockers connected for a pair of field goals to help outscore Hopkinton 16-9 in the first.

2nd quarter, Julia Canestrari heated up and hit for 3 field goals including 2 3's to help the Hillers outscore Ashland 11-9. Ashland leading 25-20 coming out of the half but the Hillers get the 13-10 edge in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead down to 2 heading into the final 8 minutes.

In the 4th quarter, Ashland Senior Sam Leone joined the 1000 point club with a 3 pointer. Quite a huge accomplishment to score 1000 points in your high school career. she was congratulated by fellow teammates as well as the Hillers for the tremendous accomplishment. Hillers Freshman Lilly Morningstar was a star, she hit for 8 points in the quarter to help the Hillers outscore Ashland 21-12 and take the game 54-47.

Morningstar finished with 10 while Julia Canestrari had a team leading 17 and Mikayla Pucci had 13 points as the Hillers advanced to the semi-finals where they will meet up with undefeated 20 and 0 Notre Dame Academy at Clark University Wednesday at 7pm March 9th.

-The 10 and 10, 7th seeded Hillers boys battled 2nd seeded 17 and 3 Medfield in the quarterfinals Medfield ended the magical season for the young Hillers taking them down 74-49.. Medfield would lose to Marlboro in the semi-finals round 59-58. Congratulations to coach Keane and the Hillers boys on a great turnaround.

Hiller Hockey

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The Hiller Hockey team continues to ride the wave of success into uncharted waters, winning their 13th straight, as they move on in the state tournament. Hopkinton has outscored their opponents 8-1 in the first two games. The #3 seed in the Division 3 South bracket, opened the first round with a convincing 4-0 win over Bourne at the Gallo area in Bourne. The goals were scored by, Cam Finlayson (100th career point), Jack Sloan, and Will Abbott added 2. Assists were credited to JH Vokey, Owen Delaney, Will Pickens, Steve Simoes, Everett Rolph and Finlayson with 2.

Hillers Girls Basketball Advances

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On Thursday Night (3/3) the 4th seeded, 14 and 6 Hopkinton Lady Hillers took on the 5th seeded 13 and 7 Ashland Clockers in the Central Division 2 Quarterfinals. The Hillers pulled off the victory 54-47 in a great battle with cross-town rival Ashland. Julia Canestrari led the way for the Hillers with a team high 17 points.

Hiller Hockey

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The Hockey team made a statement in their first round playoff game against Bourne, picking up a 4-0 Win before a packed crowd including a great showing from the student body. After a scoreless 1st that saw the Hillers out shoot Bourne 12-4, Hopkinton opened the scoring on a beautiful pass play from JH Vokey to Cam Finlayson, on what turned out to be the game winner. Finlayson took the cross ice pass firing it home for his 100th career point as a Hiller .

Hiller Hockey

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The Hillers first playoff opponent is now set. Bourne beat DR/Seekonk 2-1 last night and will now face Hopkinton. The game is Thursday, 6PM @ the Bourne areana.

Hillers Basketball Playoff Games

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The Hopkinton Hillers boys who clinched a playoff spot Wednesday night by stunning Westwood 63-61 will be on the road for the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals round of the playoffs. They will take on TVL rival Medfield, Friday Night @ Medfield. Game tips off at 7:00pm.

Friday 3/4 7pm
#7 Hopkinton (10-10) @ #2 Medfield (17-3)

The Hillers girls who finished the regular season 14-6 earned a home game for the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals and first round bye. The Lady-Hillers will take on Ashland Thursday Night at 7:00pm in the HHS Athletic Center.

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Video: Hillers Boys Basketball Highlights VS Westwood

It was win or go home situation for the 9 and 10 Hopkinton Hillers Boys, and a TVL title on the line or the 19 and 2 Westwood Wolverines and both teams laid everything on the line. WARNING: Before you read the game summary, I heavily suggest watching the highlights below, it was perhaps one of the most amazing games in Hillers Sports History!

The first quarter was a shootout as both teams dropped 17 points, Nic Canal created problems for Westwood in the low-post as he put up 4 field goals. Westwoods Charles Bemis however matched Canals total of 8 points in the quarter. The Wolverines contained the Hillers low-post advantage in the 2nd quarter and struck from the floor for 5 field goals to outscore the Hillers 16-11.

Trailing by 4 early in the 3rd quarter, Austin Odell drove into the lane and drew the bonus free throw after landing the layup on his 2nd attempted lay in to put the Hillers within 1 point. The Hillers forced Westwood into early foul trouble and took advantage outscoring the Wolverines 18-13 in the quarter, to trail 46-44 heading into the 4th.

At the start of the 4th quarter, Nic Canal tied the game with a left block jumper and Connor Czerepuszko followed up with a three pointer. Nic Canal then struck again from the low post, helping the Hillers start off the 4th quarter on a 7-0 run. With 19 seconds left, Davonte Higgenbottom put the Wolverines within 1 as he struck for the layup. Czerepusko then drew the intentional foul and put the Hillers up by 2. On the final possession, Westwood's, Reed Wilson missed a 3 point attempt and the Hillers took the stunner 63-61.

Hillers improved to 10 and 10 on the season and clinched a tournament spot and tournament, likely number 1 or 2 seed bound Westwood finishes 19 and 3 overall.

Hillers Scoring:
Nic Canal - 25, Connor Czerepuszko - 16, Cooper Korbey - 3, Jimmy Adams - 2, Austin Odell - 12, Zach Sisitsky - 5

Westwood Scoring:
Tom Rich - 5, Tom Giovino - 2, Charles Bemis - 14, Reed Wilson - 11, Aidan Fitzgibbons - 9, Ian O' Brien - 5, Dylan Linehan - 6, Davonte Higginbottom - 9

TVL Standings Update 2-24-2016

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Here are the latest standings in TVL Winter Sports
* - Earned Post Season Spot

Boys Hockey: (W-L-T)
Medfield 14-1-4*
Medway 12-5-3*
Hopkinton 17-3-0*

Westwood 11-4-4*
Dover-Sherborn 10-7-2*
Bellingham 10-9-0*
Holliston 4-12-4
Norton 5-12-3
Ashland 4-12-2

Boys Basketball (W-L)
Medfield 16-3*
Dover-Sherborn 14-6*
Westwood 15-7*
Medway 15-5*
Holliston 10-9*
Hopkinton 10-10*
Ashland 6-13
Norton 4-16
Bellingham 6-14
Millis 4-16

Rebound: The Chris Herren Story

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Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, dreamed of one day playing for his hometown team, the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Chris broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, featured in Sports Illustrated and became the focus of an acclaimed book, "Fall River Dreams". Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and was traded to the Boston Celtics after his rookie season, but lost it all due to substance abuse.

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