EASTHAM — The Nauset boys hockey team stayed alive in the Division 3 State Tournament thanks to overtime heroics, while the boys basketball team and the Cape Cod Furies each saw their post-season runs come to an end.
Senior Logan Valine scored with 5:02 remaining in overtime to lift the fourth-seeded Warriors past no. 13 Hopedale-Milford 3-2 in Saturday’s Round of 16 matchup at Charles Moore Arena.
The Warriors (18-5) twice let one-goal leads slip away in the second and third periods but held on in overtime to advance to the quarterfinals, where they were scheduled to play no. 5 Watertown on Wednesday.
Sophomore Logan Poulin scored twice including just 18 seconds into the game, when he redirected senior forward Cooper McIntire’s shot past the Hopedale goalie. The Blue Raiders tied the game 1-1 at the 8:24 mark of the second period.
Poulin regained the lead for Nauset with 8:30 left in the third period. Hopedale scored four-and-a-half minutes later to make it 2-2.
The Warriors then had to kill a penalty that extended over the end of regulation and the start of overtime. But Valine ensured that the capacity crowd left happy as his wrist shot beat the Hopedale goalie for the game-winning goal.
The Cape Cod Furies were knocked out of the MIAA Division 1 State Tournament by a 4-0 loss to no. 2 Notre Dame (Hingham) in the Round of 16 on Saturday. Seeded 15th, the Furies made history by claiming the co-op program’s first-ever post-season win — a 2-0 victory over Reading — on March 1 in the Round of 32.
The exceptionally young Nauset, Monomoy, and Cape Cod Tech combined girls team, which had just one senior on the roster, helped first-year head coach Zach Wells finish the season with a 12-9-1 record overall.
The 39th-ranked Warriors basketball team, meanwhile, fell 64-48 at Pope Francis in its Division 2 State Tournament Round of 32 game. Senior Nico Harrington scored a team-high 18 points in the loss.
As they had in their comeback win over Fitchburg in the play-in game, Nauset dug an early hole, but the team was unable to recover this time. The seventh-seeded Cardinals built a 16-6 first-quarter lead and the Warriors got to within four after halftime before fading.
The Warriors ended the year with a 13-9 record, including a Cape and Islands Atlantic Division title, under first-year head coach Kevin Harrigan. They will lose four seniors — captains Dillon White and Andrew Berardi, Patrick O’Keefe, and Harrington.