The Brighton High boys basketball team ended their remarkable run for a first ever Div. 2 state title with a disappointing loss to Mahar on Saturday, March 17 at the DCU Center in Worcester. The final score: 45-41.
Brighton scored first but the opposing team quickly tied the score and took a commanding lead. Mahar dominated with a 12-3 lead. In the second, both teams scored 11 points but again, Mahar dominated, leading 23-14. In the third, three pointers by Davion Edwards and Theo Oribharbo helped the Bengals catch up and actually take a 28-27 lead for the first time. The lead was short lived but both teams were tied at 30 and again at 33 in the fourth. As the clock wound down, the Bengals battled back to catch up and a 3 pointer by Theo Oribharbor made it 43-40 with a minute to play. Free throws for both teams ended the score at 45-41. With disapppointing faces, the Bengals lined up to make peace with the men from Mahar (a regional high school in Orange, MA) and were presented the Div. 2 consolation trophy. Congratulations to both schools for a great season. Brighton beat 5 teams in the post season and captured the Div. 2/north title. Brighton ends the season at 21-4. The state title is the first for Mahar in the school’s history. The Mahar Senators end at 22-3.