Westborough boys’ basketball hangs on to defeat Marlborough

Westborough’s Matthew Doherty reaches out to grab a rebound in the first quarter.

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Westborough – The Westborough High School Rangers boys’ basketball team defeated the Marlborough High School Panthers by a score of 54-48 in a game played Jan. 2.

Westborough built a 40-23 lead by halftime, which was enough of a cushion to withstand a 16-point fourth quarter run by Marlborough and hang on for the win.

Westborough’s Matthew Doherty and Jake Hughes were the top scorers with 14 points each.  Michael Doherty (12 points) and Domenic Casparriello (10 points) also scored double figures.  Angel Strange was Marlborough’s top scorer with 14 points, while Kevin Short contributed 13.

With the win, Westborough improved to 3-1 on the season while Marlborough fell to 4-2.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

Westborough’s Michael Doherty screams as he goes up to shoot during a game against Marlborough.
Marlborough’s Kevin Short looks to pass as he navigates around a crowded court during a game against Westborough.
Jake Hughes, Jordan Oliveira, and Michael Doherty fight to grab a rebound.