HB boys fall to Lebanon

The sixth-seeded Hollis Brookline High School boys basketball team was seconds away from overtime in Saturday’s Division II quarterfinal against No. 3 Lebanon.

With the game tied at 51 and the Raiders with the ball, Kalin Sou’s 3-point attempt from the corner with about five seconds left was off the mark. HB’s Shea Whalen and Lebanon’s Gage Young went for the rebound, but knocked it into the hands of Lebanon’s Dominick Morrill, who threw the ball at the basket while falling down.

And it was from the ground where he watched it loop around the rim and fall through, giving Lebanon a 53-51 win and a semifinal date with No. 2 Portsmouth on Thursday. That game was scheduled for 6 p.m. at the University of New Hampshire, while No. 4 Pelham and No. 1 Pembroke were to meet in the other semi at 8 p.m.

Cole Gallant led the Cavs (14-6) with 12 points while Whalen and Daniel Bentall each added 11. HB’s biggest lead of the game was six points, 21-15 in the first half, and the Cavs were up four at halftime. The game had three lead changes and five ties in the fourth quarter alone.