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Nashoba secures playoff berth; Levesque records his fifth shutout.

BOYS' HOCKEY

Nashoba 2, Lunenburg 0: Devyn Levesque made 18 saves at the New England Sports Center for his fifth shutout of the season to help the fifth-ranked Chieftains (9-1-2, 6-6-1 Coughlin) clinch a Division 3A playoff berth.

Mark Laskey had a goal and assist for Nashoba, while Jake Denaro also scored.

Alec McNamara made 22 saves for the Blue Knights (7-4-1, 4-3).

Groton-Dunstable 2, Westfield 1: Brad Zadrozny had a goal and assist, while Justin Cole added a goal and Jason Robes made 22 saves to lead the No. 2 Crusaders (9-1-1) past the Bombers at the Groton School.

Marlboro 3, East Longmeadow 2: Junior Charlie Brooks knocked in his own rebound with 34 seconds left to give the No. 3 Panthers (8-3) a win over the visiting Spartans (3-7-1) at Navin Rink.

Brooks took a feed off a faceoff from Jake Chaisson and put a shot on net, then crashed the crease after the shot was turned aside and poked it into the net after a scrum in front.

Freshman Brian Powell made 25 saves to earn his third win in his third start, and Steven Lampedecchio and Joe Gilchrest each had a goal and assist for Marlboro.

Leominster 9, Gardner 1: Cameron Cordio had three goals and two assists and Matt Richard added two goals as the Blue Devils (5-6-1) rolled at Veterans Rink.

Joe Apicella had a goal and three assists for the winners.

Shawn Doherty scored for the Wildcats (1-9).

Westboro 3, Ashland 1: Senior Greg Alves scored on the power play with 2:13 remaining to break a 1-1 tie for the host Rangers (3-7-1) at North Star Youth Forum.

Senior Brandon King and junior Kevin Blackney had the other Westboro goals, Blackney's into an empty net with 1 second left.

Andrew Abraham scored for the Clockers (5-7-1).

Worcester Academy 4, St. Thomas More 3: Postgrad right wing Anthony Barry scored at 4:06 of the third period to break a 3-3 tie for the host Hilltoppers (5-9) at the New England Sports Center.

Junior center Joe Caico had two goals and two assists for Worcester Academy, whose first three goals came on the power play.

Joe Posillico had a goal and assist for St. Thomas More (2-9).

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Quabbin 61, Ludlow 33: Senior Mitch Granese had 19 points and classmate Colby Milton added 13 to lead the visiting Panthers (8-5) past the Lions (3-9).

Sophomore guard Collin Bennett had 10 points and brother Griffin added eight for Quabbin.

Tahanto 51, Ayer-Shirley 47: Danny Hergert scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the second quarter, Bryan Hayes had two big rebounds in the fourth quarter, and Tony Pacheco (10 points) sank two key free throws to seal the win for the host Stags (7-6, 4-3 Wachusett D).

Tyler Gaetz scored 19 points to lead the Panthers (7-5, 4-3).

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Auburn 53, Northbridge 49: Sarah Palace had 14 points, while Amber Abderrazzaq added 12 and Erin Scanlon 10 as the Rockets (9-2, 9-2 SWCL) bounced back from a two-point halftime deficit to tip the Rams.

Sarah Boucher had 23 points for Northbridge (6-6, 6-4).

Quaboag 59, Grafton 30: Ariana Plante had 14 points, while Jess Korzec added 13 points and Brittany Herring had 12 points as the No. 4 Cougars (12-0, 10-0 SWCL) took a 26-10 halftime lead in a win over the host Indians (3-10, 2-9).

Senior Kendal Bergenholtz and sophomore Makayla Ritzie each had eight points for Grafton.

Tantasqua 55, Leicester 39: Claudia Fleshman had 15 points, while Amanda Martin added 11 and Gabby Roberts 10 to lead the host Warriors (5-7, 5-5 SWCL) past the Wolverines (4-8, 4-6).

Laura Quink had 17 points and Kelly Shea added 11 for Leicester.

Uxbridge 43, Bartlett 17: Junior Tori Luccio had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and sophomore Alex Van Loon added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals for the host Spartans (6-6, 5-6 SWCL).

Freshman Olivia Mandeville led the Indians (2-11, 1-9) with five points, including one 3-pointer.

Westport 33, Whitinsville Christian 28: Molly Stark had 10 points, while Gwyn Stahl added nine and Morgan VanderBaan scored eight as the host Crusaders (5-7) fell to Westport (9-5).
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