The 1947 Patten High School Men’s Team

On April 22, 1947, at the Boston Garden one of the most stunning basketball upsets of its time took place when the boys team from tiny Patten Academy upset Massachusetts powerhouse Boston Latin 35-32 for the New England Championship. Patten Academy boasted 88 students, 27 of them male while Boston Latin had an enrollment of 1800 all male students.