Hamilton-Wenham Defeats Sharon in 'Quiz Show' Rematch
The episode aired Sunday night.
Defending state champion Hamilton-Wenham advances to face Brookline in an episode airing April 8. The state championship episode of the Emmy-Award winning fast-paced academic game show airs May 20.
Sunday night's episode was a rematch of last season's Eastern Mass. semi-finals, which Hamilton-Wenham won, 295-210.
Sunday night, Sharon led, 180-120, after the toss-up round, the opening round, where each correct answer earns 10 points, but teams aren't penalized for incorrect answers.
But, Hamilton-Wenham took a 200-180 lead after the head-to-head, which pit one player from each team against each other for 90 seconds, with each correct and incorrect answer worth 10 points.
Hamilton-Wenham expanded its lead to 450-235 during the categories round, featuring six categories of five questions of increasing value: The Fab Four, Fashion Statement, What the Dickens!, Ship Shape, The Cold War and Galaxy Quest.
The contest ended with a 90-second lightning round, with each correct and incorrect answer worth 20 points.
Sharon's on-air team included junior Hari Anbarasu and sophomores Peter Riley, Siddharth Singh and Clara Mao.
This season's 16 schools scored the highest among 78 schools taking a 100-question oral quiz at WGBH's Brighton studios on Oct. 30.