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Shrewsbury boys’ basketball defeats Algonquin in OT

By Chris Wraight,  Contributing Writer

Algonquin Regional High School's Michael Stamas (#5, with ball) starts his layup in front of Shrewsbury High School's Kevin Akerson (#11, right).

Algonquin Regional High School’s Michael Stamas (#5, with ball) starts his layup in front of Shrewsbury High School’s Kevin Akerson (#11, right).

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks hosted the Shrewsbury High School Colonials for a Midland A league game Feb 4.  After staking the Colonials to a 17-6 lead after the first quarter, the Tomahawks closed that to a 33-26 Colonials lead at the half.

In the second half, Algonquin continued to fight back and had a 42-41 lead at the end of the third quarter.  Shrewsbury battled as well however and forced overtime with the game tied 55-55 at the end of regulation.  In the four minute overtime, Algonquin went cold, only scoring one free throw which allowed Shrewsbury to win its first league game 61-56.

Algonquin Regional High School's Justin Brilliant (#24, center) has the inside position for this rebound against Shrewsbury High School's Brent Johnson (#34, left) and  Jeff Svendsen (#23, right).

Algonquin Regional High School’s Justin Brilliant (#24, center) has the inside position for this rebound against Shrewsbury High School’s Brent Johnson (#34, left) and Jeff Svendsen (#23, right).

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