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The end of the road

Southbridge falls to Littleton in district quarterfinals

Southbridge’s Enrique Ortiz can’t watch the final seconds tick down in the Pioneers’ 58-53 loss to Littleton in a Central Mass. Division 3 district quarterfinal. Nick Ethier. (click for larger version)
March 05, 2012
LITTLETON — After inching its way into the Central Mass. Division 3 district tournament with a 10-9 regular season record, the Southbridge boys' basketball team was 5 minutes away from securing a spot into WPI's Harrington Auditorium for a district semifinal.

The 14th seeded Pioneers defeated No. 19 West Boylston (55-54) and No. 3 Worcester Tech (58-57) to earn a quarterfinal match-up with sixth seeded Littleton on March 3. Southbridge led 34-29 at halftime and 44-38 after three quarters before eventually falling just short, 58-53.

The Pioneers finished 12-10, while the Tigers will be the ones advancing to the semifinals against Quaboag.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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