The Brockton High and East Bridgewater boys track & field teams had impressive showings at their respective state relay meets.
The Brockton boys track & field team's 4x400 relay and sprint medley relay teams on Saturday qualified for the New Balance National Championships at the Division 1 state relays. The Boxers finished fifth overall in the state out of 48 teams. The national championships are scheduled for March 8-10 in New York.
The 4x400 relay of Javier Donegan, Marvin Dure, Jordan Williams and Virginio Monterio ran 3:27.20. It was the fourth-best time in the state and 27th-best in the U.S.
The sprint medley relay of Donegan, Dure, Williams and Isaiah Laguerre ran 3:38.17, which was fourth in Massachusetts and the 17th-best time in the U.S..
The Boxers faces BC High on Tuesday at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. A win will clinch first place in the Tri-County League.
On Friday, the East Bridgewater boys won the Division 5 state relays, scoring 51 points. The Vikings showed a great deal of versatility, placing in eight different events.
The 4x50 shuttle dash team of Gio Cacciatore, Evan Dyer, Dylan Moore and Nic McDermott placed first.
The 4x50 shuttle hurdle team of Joe Shea, Connor Babcock-Gillis, Matt Long and Jared Norton placed second.
The long jump relay team of George Dixon, Evan Dyer and Kal Alyward placed second.
The 4x400 relay team of Dixon, Dylan Voss, Alyward and Ben Higgins clinched the victory with an exciting third-place finish.
Bridgewater Raynham 86, Brockton 72: First-place finishers for the Boxers were Abraham Souladen (50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and the 200 freestyle relay team of Ogechi Okereke, Dylan Tubbs, Valdo Andrade and Abraham Souladen.
Brooks shines for Whitman-Hanson: The Panthers finished in ninth place at the Weymouth Tournament with five place winners. Leading the way was 152-pound junior captain Steve Brooks, who earned the first tournament championship of his career with a pin in the finals. Brooks finished the day 4-0 with three pins.
Other place winners for the Panthers included Damari Goldsmith-Greene (fourth, 138 pounds), Mike Gardner (fourth, 220), Joel McInnis (sixth, 152) and Jason Rapoza (sixth, 182)
In Friday basketball games:
Whitman-Hanson 56, Silver Lake 54: Sophomore Cole Levangie scored 16 points, and junior Stevie Kelly and senior Cole Lewis each scored 10 to power the Panthers (8-2, 5-1) to a Patriot League home win.
East Bridgewater 65, Abington 64: Sophomore Jefferson Lam hit a 3-pointer from halfcourt as time expired to give the Vikings a stunning road win.
Arlington Catholic 49, Cardinal Spellman 47: Junior forward Craig Faria scored 18 points for the Cardinals (2-8) in the road loss. Dan D'Ambrosio added 16 points, and Dakari Weston chipped in with 13.South Shore Tech 59, Bristol Aggie 12: Junior Jerome Overstreet led host South Shore (5-0). Seniors Spencer Joseph and Jimmy Dixon added 8 points each.
Carver 66 Middleboro 55: Reece Marcal (23 points) and Zach Silvia (14 points) led the Sachems in the South Shore League defeat.
Plymouth North 55, Duxbury 49: Jayquan Leonard scored 17 points to lead the Blue Eagles to a Patriot League win. Duxbury (5-5) was led by Quinn Murphy (13 points), Cam Reagan (13 points) and Steve Fabrizio (11 points).
Hanover 67, Plymouth South 41: Senior center Kevin Buckley scored a career-high 16 points and added 8 rebounds to lead the Indians (8-1, 5-1) to a Patriot League home win. Senior guard Steven Simon had 18 points.
BC High 68, Malden Catholic 49: The Eagles won a Catholic Conference game at home.
Bishop Fenwick 45, Archbishop Williams 39: Williams (4-7) lost at home.
East Bridgewater 45, Abington 37: Junior Lauren Keleher scored a game-high 15 points for Abington (6-4, 4-1) in the South Shore League home loss against EB (6-1, 3-1).
Mansfield 41 Oliver Ames 32: Ally Scolnick had 13 points and Caroline Peper added 10 points for the Tigers in the Hocklomock League loss.
Bristol Plymouth 36, Southeastern 33: Nia Mendes (14 points) and Camryn Gonsalves (eight points )led the Hawks (3-7, 0-1) in the Mayflower League loss.
Blue Hills 46, Tri-County 34: Senior guard Ariel Carter scored 13 points to lead the Warriors (6-2) to a home win.
Plymouth North 55, Duxbury 52: Junior guard Abby Egan scored 25 points, including two big free throws with 14 seconds left as the Blue Eagles (6-2) won at home. Junior guard Caroline Tripp added 6 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Teagan Curran scored 17 points for Duxbury.
South Shore Tech 47, Bristol Aggie 43: Rory Sneyd had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Lexi Adams added 8 points off the bench for South Shore (7-2, 2-0) in a Mayflower Athletic Conference road win.