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KP Basketball Takes Tough Loss in MIAA Finals

Hopkinton wins in overtime, 69-60.

The mountain was just too high. 

After taking out the second and third seeded teams back-to-back, the King Philip Warriors were unable to topple the number-one seeded Hopkinton Hillers, losing 69-60 in overtime. 

After King Philip led comfortably for two and a half quarters, Hopkinton exploded for a 14-2 run to end the third quarter, putting the Hillers up 37-36. After a back-and-forth fourth quarter, the Warriors were able to stop the Hillers on the final possession to force overtime. 

In overtime, however, the Warriors only managed one field goal and continually turned the ball over. 

"I think our guys played their hearts out today," King Philip head coach Sean McInnis said. "I can't take anything away from them. Everybody that checked on the court for us did a good job."

Jake Layman finished the game with 24 points, including all 8 of KP's points in overtime. 

"He did a very good all around job," McInnis said of Jake Layman's game. 

Check back to Wrentham Patch tomorrow morning for a complete article, including video interviews with both head coaches.

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