John Henault Had an Excellent Senior Campaign
St. Bernard’s John Henault as had an incredible season and has been a scoring machine this year. Henault has had a great career for the Bernardian's and has clearly been one of the most productive high school players in Massachusetts. After scoring 40 points in a quarterfinal win over Quabbin Regional, his 33 point effort was not enough as St Bernard's lost to Oxford 60-59 on a buzzer beater to get eliminated from the Central Mass. Division 2 semi-finals at WPI's Harrington Auditorium.
The Pirates (14-9) knocked off a St. Bernard's squad that entered the postseason as the Central Mass Division 2 favorite. In a close game, Julio Maldonado hit a trey, giving the Pirates a 58-53 lead with 2:31 to go, but St. Bernard’s wouldn't go away. A pair of free throws by Garrett Mahoney tied it at 58 with 1:08 left. Anderson (11 points) put Henault on the line with just 13 seconds to go. Henault made the first foul shot bu missed on his second attempt, giving St. Bernard’s a 59-58 lead. On the other end, DeCarlo Anderson came off a screen and the Pirates big man turned and released his winner from just right of the hoop as time ran out.
In the Central Mass Division 2 final, Oxford will face third-seeded Northbridge (18-5) at noon Saturday at Fitchburg State.
Below are the most updated Massachusetts High School Boys and Girls Tournament Brackets.
Boys: North Division 1, North Division 2, North Division 3, North Division 4, South Division 1, South Division 2, South Division 3, South Division 4, Central Division 1, Central Division 2, Central Division 3, West Division 1, West Division 2, West Division 3
Girls: North Division 1, North Division 2, North Division 3, North Division 4, South Division 1, South Division 2, South Division 3, South Division 4, Central Division 1, Central Division 2, Central Division 3, West Division 1, West Division 2, West Division 3