The IAABO Board 130 Basketball Classic sets up to be a great final today as #11 St. John's Prep will meet #8 Andover in the championship game. SJP's Kareem Davis scored a game high 23 points in their win over #17 Lynn English (story in the Salem News) and #8 Andover easily took care of #7 Everett 58-36 behind David Giribaldi's 34 points (story in ESPN Boston)....Needham continues to gain momentum heading into the playoffs as they defeated Haverhill 53-45 for their ninth straight win and 16-3 overall record. Look for the Rockets to be a Top 20 team when our poll comes out Thursday....At the Comcast Tourney, Brookline won the rubber match with #5 Newton North 50-40 (story in ESPN Boston). It is the Tigers second straight loss....In the other semi-final game, #18 Franklin beat Belmont 61-50....At the Roundball Classic, #9 Central Catholic fought off #16 BC High 59-54. Tyler Nelson's 27 points led the way for Central (story in ESPN Boston)....CC will meet Cambridge in the final today as they beat New Bedford 74-46 (story in ESPN Boston)....In other Top 20 action, Concord-Carlisle held off Billerica 49-48 and #15 Salem beat Lynn Tech 63-50.
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