The Westfield Bombers needed two wins in their final two games, coming into Tuesday night’s game at East Longmeadow, in order to make the Western Mass playoffs. Thanks to a monster comeback in the 4th quarter, they now need one win in one game, to finish the job.
Westfield got 24 points from Devin Wells, as the frontcourt bully led a 15-2 charge in the final quarter, to tie the game and force overtime. Westfield trailed 44-31 to start the 4th — not to mention, by 21 at halftime – but stormed back to tie it in the final seconds of regulation.
Then in OT, DJ Florek scored two huge buckets — one of which a two-handed slam dunk over the East Longmeadow defense — to lead Westfield to the improbable 53-48 win, on the road.
Westfield now needs to win on Thursday night, against Sci-Tech, to finish 10-10, and eligible for the playoffs.