Strong third quarter leads Kearsarge past Hopkinton

Fourth-seeded Kearsarge poured in 22 points in the third quarter to come away with a five-point win over #5 Hopkinton, 40-35, in quarterfinal action of the NHIAA Division III State Tournament.

The Cougars advance to the semifinals where they will take on top-seeded Conant on Tuesday. The site is still to be determined.

Noah Whipple and Ajay Tremblay led Kearsarge with 9 points apiece, while Abram Standefer (12) and Vincent Louca (11) both netted double-digits for the Hawks.

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