Algonquin and Shrewsbury split basketball doubleheader

Shrewsbury’s Carrie Hess hold off Algonquin’s Naraylee Baez as she drives towards the basket.

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams squared off against their Shrewsbury counterparts in a doubleheader Feb. 8.

In the first game of the evening, the Shrewsbury girls defeated Algonquin 50-42.  Shrewsbury freshman Carrie Hess was the game’s top scorer with 18 points, while captain Jalycianna Horton added 16 points.  Naraylee Baez and Emily Genga both scored 12 points each for Algonquin.  The Shrewsbury girls improve to 11-6 on the season with the win, while Algonquin falls to 3-13.

In the nightcap, the Algonquin boys defeated Shrewsbury 80-52.  Brian Duffy scored 27 points, and freshman Alex Karaban contributed 21 points.  John West scored 20 for Shrewsbury.  The Algonquin boys improve to 14-4 while Shrewsbury falls to 6-8.

photos/Jeff Slovin

Algonquin’s Danielle Adams and Shrewsbury’s Carrie Hess reach out up unison to grab a rebound.
Shrewsbury’s Luke Mulcahy and Nate Hautala box out Algonquin’s Brian Duffy as the wait for a rebound.
Algonquin’s Brian Duffy flies through the air as he reaches out to shoot.