WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Nine seconds were left in the game when Nashoba took a one-point lead Tuesday night, and David Morin needed less than one of them to hit the game-winner and send Westborough to the playoffs.
Morin's game-winner with eight second left gave Westborough a 63-62 victory and a record of 10-6, 6-1. The win qualified the Rangers for district playoffs and left Nashoba (9-7, 4-3) still seeking the final win it needs to qualify.
"It was on such an important one, because we had nine wins and so did Nashoba," coach Brian Willar said.
Westborough senior Zach Diamond scored a team-high 17 points. Morin added 14 and eight rebounds, and Connor Fitzgerald scored 12 while dishing out five assists.
"We're playing good team basketball," Willar said. "We're learning how to play with the lead. Everyone is trusting each other, and we're moving the ball well."
The win also kept Westborough on pace for a showdown with Quabbin next week for a share of the Mid-Wach B conference title.
The Rangers face Groton-Dunstable on Friday, a team they beat 59-53 earlier this year, before facing off against the team undefeated in conference play so far this year.
"Our attention is to go up to Groton, take care of business in that game and then go out and take our chances for the league title," Willar said. "It's a matter of our guys again going out there and winning the games we need to win."
Nashoba 75, Westborough 50: Tori Flahive and Jenna Thomas had 10 points each for Westborough (7-8, 6-2), but the Rangers lost at home to Nashoba (13-2, 8-0) on Tuesday night.