Mascoma Valley advances to semis on buzzer beater

A deep three by Brayden Pierce beat the buzzer and gave #3 Mascoma Valley a 62-59 overtime victory over #6 White Mountains on Friday night in quarterfinal action of the NHIAA Division III State Tournament.

The Royals advance to the semifinals where they will take on #2 St. Thomas on Tuesday. The site is still to be determined.

Pierce led all scorers with a game-high 23 points for Mascoma, while James Thomas added 12. The Spartans were led by a trio of double-digit scorers: Avery Woodburn (21), Aiden Whipple (17) and Kasen Smith 12.

Check out the massive photo gallery as John Scott Sherburne and Hannah Smith were both on site to capture the big game…