Algonquin tops Westborough in basketball doubleheader

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Westborough’s Annie Beckman stretches to grab a rebound that is just out of reach of Algonquin’s Patricia Biamou. Photo/Jeff Slovin

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

NORTHBOROUGH – The Algonquin Regional boys and girls basketball teams squared off against their Westborough counterparts in a classic local rivalry doubleheader on Friday evening, January 11.

In the first game of the evening, the Algonquin girls defeated Westborough 54-28.  Algonquin captain Emily Genga was the game’s top scorer with 17 points. Alexa Vassilakas, who sank 8 of 10 free throws, scored 12 for Westborough. The Algonquin girls improved to 2-7 on the season while Westborough fell to 3-5.

In the nightcap, the Algonquin boys defeated Westborough 74-56. Nick Redden scored 32 for Algonquin while freshman Alex Karaban added 27. Matt Doherty was Westborough’s top scorer with 17 points. The Algonquin boys improved to 8-2 on the season while Westborough fell to 7-2.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

Algonquin’s Emily Genga is sandwiched between Westborough’s Grace Burns and Annie Beckman as they scramble for a loose ball.
Westborough senior Quinn Donovan flies thru the air as he blocks an Algonquin shot.
Algonquin captain Nick Redden has his eyes on the basket as he sinks a free throw in a game against Westborough.