By Steev Riccardo; Patriot staff photos (more follow text)
The Oxford Pirates defeated the Auburn Rockets 52-51in the opening round of District 2 playoffs to advance to a quarterfinal match-up with the mighty Quabbin Panthers this Thursday night.
Cody Stone led the Pirates with 15 points, Mike James added 12 points, Tyler Barrie had 11 points, and power forward Tyler Bostek finished with 10 points in the overtime victory.
Head Coach Sean Halloran and the 12-9 Pirates are looking to repeat their district playoff magic of a year ago when they had a magical run before falling in the district finals.
The Pirates must face a well-rested Panther team, which is coming off a Clark Tournament championship.
It’s uncertain whether injured Pirates ace defender Donny Freeland will be back in action for the game; either way, the Pirates will need to find a way to contain all-star Panther point guard Christian Horton, who is one of the top players in Central Mass
Thursday’s game will be played at Quabbin High School at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, 29 February 2012
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