Jack Reidy scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Matt Gentile stopped 21 shots as Scituate, the 20th-seeded hockey team, defeated fourth-seeded Middleborough, 2-1, on Thursday at the Bridgewater Ice Arena in the first round of the Division 3 South tournament.
The Sailors (11-8-3) scored the game’s first goal midway through the second period. On a deflection, junior center Jamie Murray stuffed the puck into the right side of the net.
“The first period and early in the second went well for us,’’ said Scituate coach Mike Breen. “We were playing all three of our lines and they were only playing two and they were wearing out.
“They have a great line of scorers, so by playing three lines changes their pace of play and takes the edge out from their game.”
The Sachems (15-5-1) tied the score in the second period when a wide slap shot ricocheted off a Scituate defender and into the top right corner of the net.
The Sailors got the winner when Reidy unleashed a wrist shot from the point that hit a Sachems stick and deflected into the net.
Norwood 6, Scituate 0 — Emily Kelly, who missed the last game with a bruised shoulder, had a hat trick and assisted on Kacie Smith’s goal 11 seconds in as the seventh-seeded Mustangs (14-5-2) earned a return trip to the Division 2 quarterfinals.
Hingham 63, Walpole 62 — Senior Eddie Bowler (15 points, 10 rebounds) drained a jumper in the paint with eight seconds left as the Harbormen completed a 16-0 run, coming all the way back from a 24-point deficit to advance to the quarterfinals. Senior Ricky Sullivan contributed 16 points to the win.
Marshfield 69, Brockton 65 — The fourth-seeded Rams knocked off the Boxers behind Brendan McGuiness’s 24 points and 18 rebounds. Robbie Acer and Eddie Fultz also pitched in with 12 points each.
North Andover 61, Latin Academy 41 — Senior forward Isaiah Nelsen led the victorious Knights with 22 points.
St. Mary’s 63, Winthrop 46 — Matt Manning scored 21 points and took down 11 rebounds for the Spartans.
North Quincy 56, Natick 44 — Efthim Butka had a team-high 16 points and 13 rebounds to lift the Red Raiders (16-5).
Ursuline 71, Wareham 52 — Kristen Hickey did it all for the Bears, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists, and 5 steals, while Leah Shelby added 24 points.
Lynn English 68, Medford 34 — The top-seeded Bulldogs advanced to the quarterfinals behind Deidra Newson (22 points, 8 rebounds) and Catherine Stinson (21 points, 5 assists).
Archbishop Williams 59, Medway 37 — Alana Gilmore (16 points), Leah Spencer (14), and Olivia Conrad (13) led the Bishops.
Bourne 49, East Bridgewater 46 — Junior Stacie Tonello netted a team-high 18 points to lift the Canalmen (18-3).
Danvers 50, Gloucester 42— Kasey Sherry scored 16 points and Hannah Llewllelyn added 12 to push the Falcons.