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Newton Basketball Teams Head Into the Playoffs

Both the Newton North girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams are in the South Div. 1 tournament this year.

Let the tournament games begin.

Coming off a strong 17-3 season, the Newton North boys' varsity basketball team received the fifth seed in this year's South Div. 1 tournament. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) announced the brackets yesterday

The Tigers will face Marshfield (#12) in a first round game on Thurs., March 1 at . The game is set to begin at 7 p.m. 

Last year, , where they faced Mansfield at the TD Garden in Boston. Despite the hard-fought battle and close match, .

But the boys' team is not the only Newton squad heading to this year's tournament. The Newton North girls' basketball team is also playoff-bound with a #8 seed in this year's South Div. 1 girls tournament. 

The Newton North girls, who were 14-6 on the regular season, will face Stoughton (#9) in a first round game on Wed., Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. The game will take place at Newton North. 

Last year, the Newton North girls' squad , but fell to New Bedford 61-47 in a first round game. 

Are you on one of the playoff-bound basketball teams? Do you attend games? Are you a parent of a basketball athlete? We'd love to share your pictures with our readers! You can submit them by clicking the "upload photo" button below the picture or email Melanie.Graham@patch.com.

Tournament information provided by the MIAA


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