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New London wins 78-76 in ECC boys semifinal

The Whalers, who lost twice to Woodstock during the regular season, overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and forced overtime on a basket by Keith Porter with four seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 69-69. Porter finished with 30 points to lead New London, which will be making its 10th straight trip to the title game, while DeAnte Bruton added 27, including 14 in the third quarter when the Whalers mounted their comeback in the ECC semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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Sam Miranda, top, of New London dives for a loose ball going over Woodstock's Chris Lowry during the first half of the boys ECC semifinals at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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Keith Porter, left, of New London puts up a shot against Woodstock defender John McGinn, (22), during the first half of the boys ECC semifinals at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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Keith Porter of New London celebrates after dunking against Woodstock Academy during overtime of the boys ECC semifinals at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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Keith Porter of New London puts up a two-point shot between Woodstock defenders Tristan Welch, left, and Chris Lowry during overtime of the boys ECC semifinals at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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De'Vonta Robinson, (42), of New London hits the game winner as Woodstock defender Sullivan Gardner, (21), attepts to block the shot during overtime of the boys ECC semifinals at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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Craig Parker, New London head coach, directs his players against Woodstock Academy during overtime of the boys ECC semifinals at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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Keith Porter of New London dunks against Woodstock Academy during overtime of the boys ECC semifinals at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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