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11-03 Bsktbll - Mass State D3 State Finals - WCS Crusaders vs Watertown Raiders - 289

Whitinsville Christian beats Watertown, 42- 36, for D3 boys' title.STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS..By Jim Wilson TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF.jimwilson@telegram.com..Taylor Bajema had a game-high 14 points and sank three foul shots in the final moments as Whitinsville Christian hung on to defeat Watertown, 42-36, today to capture the Division 3 boys' basketball state title at the DCU Center...Hans Miersma and Colin Richey each added 12 points for Whitinsville Christian...The Crusaders shook off a sluggish start that saw the Red Raiders jump out to a 9-2 lead thanks to a trio of 3-pointers from Cory Donahue..Whitinsville Christian (23-2) cut the lead to 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, then got going in the second quarter to take a 21-15 lead at the break. Richey and Bajema worked outside to go into the locker rooms with seven points each, as the Crusaders limited Watertown to just 10 of 31 shooting from the floor -- and forced the Red Raiders to miss all eight of their 3-point attempts in the quarter..Watertown tied the game, 30-30, in the fourth quarter, but Whitinsville Christian responded with a layup from Richey, then a free throw from Miersma. After a Red Raiders' bucket cut the lead back to one, Richey found Miersma with a nice pass for a layup, then Peter Koopman hit a free throw and Miersma sank two foul shots of his own to put Whitinsville Christian up, 38-32, with 1:30 left in the game..The Crusaders allowed just one more field goal down the stretch, as Bajema hit three foul shots and Grant Brown hit another to seal the win...“It feels so good right now, it's amazing,” Miersma said. "We haven't played a team that physical all year and they were all over us. We got used to it, especially in the second half and that's when we started to roll.”

 

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Taken on March 19, 2011