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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Kent School boys hockey reached glory March 3.

Seeded fifth in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Martin/Earl Large Tournament, Kent overcame the odds and took home the trophy.

The championship game against Dexter Southfield School was played at Harvard’s Bright Landry Hockey Center March 3. In a game that was tied nearly the entire match, Kent scored the winning goal with just 47 seconds remaining to claim a 3-2 victory. 

Kent’s star senior Gio DiGiulian scored twice, including the game-winner. Owen Mahar scored as well for the Lions. 

Goalie Aiden Hopewell was a brick wall in the net and kept Kent in the game despite a relentless barrage of shots-on-goal for Dexter. 

Kent’s tournament run began with a 5-1 win over Deerfield Academy on the road. The Lions then had home court advantage in the second round against Berkshire School. Kent defeated Berkshire 5-4.

Kent last won the NEPSAC title in 2019.

Girls basketball

Kent School girls basketball made it to the Class A championships March 3. A commanding tournament run for the Lions concluded in a 47-39 loss to Founder’s League rivals Loomis Chaffee. 

Loomis led from start to finish on the way to their third consecutive NEPSAC trophy. In the previous round, the Pelicans defeated The Hotchkiss School 75-51.

Leading up to the championship, Kent defeated Buckingham Browne & Nichols School 63-52 in the first round and beat Sacred Heart Greenwich 55-41 in the semifinals.

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