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Brighton seniors get SATs rescheduled so they can play Saturday's sectional final

Posted by Justin Rice  March 8, 2013 10:44 AM

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The two Brighton seniors who thought they had to miss Saturday’s Division 2 North boys’ basketball tournament game against North Andover because of a conflict with the SATs are now set to play.

Brighton coach Hugh Coleman said school officials were able to move the exam to May 4th for Daivon Edwards and Nate Hogan.

The game is at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, so there would have been no way for the players to make the game after the exam.

“It was a situation where even if they had gone to the test they would’ve been thinking about the game,” Coleman said. “That was a bad situation.”

After unsuccessfully lobbying the MIAA to change the game time, Brighton’s academic coach Caroline Correa called the SAT board to have the exam moved. She also called the colleges the students are applying to to make sure it is OK that they turn their SAT scores in late.

Coleman said state representative Kevin Honan even offered a police escort to get the students to the game after the exam.

“They didn’t even call us to give us a heads up and say does that time work for you, that was just totally unfair,” Coleman said of the MIAA. “A lot of people fought on our behalf. … Everything was cleared and fine, we were able to make it work,” Coleman said. “What’s crazy is we always have something we have to overcome.

“We’ll take it in stride and we’ll add it as a little fuel to our fire. Hey everyone is against us. It’s us against everybody. We’ve prepared.”

Coleman said he’s not worried about the game being canceled due to the snowstorm, but he is still going to schedule his bus to leave Boston at 9 a.m.

But because there is a girls’ game before their game they won’t be able to get on the floor early to warm up like they did before their victory against Melrose on Tuesday night.

“I don’t think we’ll have any extra time to get on the floor,” he said.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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