---- — Despite 23 points from Ryan Grant, the Northern Essex men’s basketball team lost to Massasoit 97-84. Neph Carmona (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Justin Gettman (6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals) also shined.
NECC, 3-3, is at Gateway Saturday at 3 p.m.
Clancy a finalist
Merrimack’s record-setting fifth-year senior quarterback Joe Clancy of Newburyport was named one of 28 finalists for the Harlon Hill Award as the premiere player from the 168 Division 2 schools in the country.
He has thrown for 3,856 yards and 44 touchdowns this fall for the 6-4 Warriors, who will wrap up their season tomorrow hosting Southern Conn. at 1 p.m.