By Chris Wraight, Contributing Writer
Worcester – The girls’ basketball Central Division 1 semi-final game at Worcester Polytechnic's Harrison Auditorium on Mar. 4 had the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts hosting the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks.
The Grey Ghosts pulled ahead of the Tomahawks early, and led 16-13 at the end of the first period. ?Westford then extended their lead to 33-21 at the half.
In the third period, the Tomahawks pulled closer, to a 37-44 deficit at the end of the period. ?During the third period, Algonquin's Amanda Murphy scored her 1,000th career point on a three-pointer in front of the Algonquin bench. Murphy became the fourth female basketball player in school history to score 1,000 points.
Algonquin kept nibbling away during the fourth period, and the Tomahawks’ Lucy LeBlond tied the game 56-56 with a clutch three-pointer as the clock ran out.
In the four minute overtime, it was all Westford, who pulled ahead for a 68-59 win and will face Holy Name Junior Senior High School for the title on Mar. 8, also at WPI.