Mascoma Valley knocks off St. Thomas, advances to D-III final

Third-seeded Mascoma Valley jumped out to a 36-12 lead at the half and held on for a 62-49 victory over #2 St. Thomas in semifinal action of the Division III Boys Basketball State Tournament on Wednesday night at Goffstown High School.

The Royals punch their ticket to the title game where they will take on top-seeded and three-time defending state champion Gilford on Saturday at Keene State College at 8:00 pm. 

Mascoma was led by a game-high 23 points from Zach Thompson and TJ Mardin added 15. Brady Rogers paced St. Thomas with 18 points, while AJ Reinerston chipped in with 14.

There are two photo galleries from this game. One by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos [view here] and one by Dave Beliveau [view here]. Both galleries are below…