Springfield hosts the final day of MIAA high school basketball Saturday, and five teams from Western Massachusetts will play for a state title. The Central, Hampshire and Monson girls teams all made the final in their respective divisions, as did the Taconic and Easthampton boys. Those games will be split between two locations -- the Mass Mutual Center and Springfield College's Blake Arena -- and played Saturday afternoon.
The MIAA held its State Championship Basketball Banquet Friday evening at the Sheraton Hotel in Springfield. The event honored the 16 teams going for a state title Saturday at the MassMutual Center and Springfield College. Take a look at the gallery above and stay tuned for live coverage of the games featuring Western Massachusetts teams throughout the day Saturday. <VIDEO>
Despite the fact that most of their team was affected by illness for the title game, Northampton was crowned the Division II Western Mass. champion on Saturday evening after their 57-44 win over Tantasqua. Northampton, like many Americans this winter, were not immune from a nasty team-wide bout with the flu. "We had that flu bug rip through our team at the end of the year," coach Perry Messer said, mentioning that their star-senior Emma Tanner was "sick as a dog" for the past two weeks.
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