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Cool hand Luke lifts Hingham

Posted On: Dec 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

WHITMAN - For Luke Mashburn, his first career varsity start for Hingham took a dramatic turn that he didn't even see coming.
After a slow start, the 6-foot-4 senior guard served as the catalyst to help the Harbormen overcome a 13-point halftime deficit against Patriot League rival Whitman-Hanson Friday night, as Mashburn netted 23 of his game-high 28 points in the second half, including hitting the game-winning shot with 14 seconds left, to lift Hingham to a thrilling 64-62 season-opening road win.
“Things opened up for him and he was feeling it,” said Hingham coach Bob Kniffen. “It was definitely the difference maker.”
Mashburn's sensational performance hit its peak when Hingham (1-0) needed it the most in the fourth quarter.
Entering the final frame trailing by eight, Mashburn went on a personal 10-2 run to begin the stanza to even the score before Will O'Connell's jumper gave the Harbormen their first lead, 54-52, since the opening two minutes of the contest.
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