Shrewsbury sweeps basketball doubleheader


By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Shrewsbury’s John West powers through several Algonquin defenders as he shoots

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury girls and boys basketball teams swept Algonquin Regional High School in a doubleheader held Tuesday evening, Jan. 14.

In the first game of the evening, the Shrewsbury girls, now 7-1 on the season, outscored Algonquin 48-37.  Sophomore Madeline Duke was the top scorer for Shrewsbury with 13 points.  Carrie Hess (12 points) and Jalycianna Horton (11 points) also scored in double figures.  Anna Grace Hjerpe was the top scorer for Algonquin with 11 points.

The Shrewsbury boys, also at 7-1 on the season, capped off the evening with a 79-52 win over Algonquin.  Four Shrewsbury players scored double figures, led by junior Harith Kassim with 19 points.  Ryan Cayton scored 14, John West added 13, and Cayman Warburton scored 11.  Patrick Freeman was the top scorer for Algonquin with 21 points.

Shrewsbury’s Cayman Warburton leans back to shoot while being guarded by Algonquin’s Brady Martin.
Shrewbury’s Madeline Duke looks to pass to a teammate while being guarded by Algonquin’s Jada Carter-Frem.
Jalycianna Horton, Margaret O’Rawe and Anna Grace Hjerpe all get their hands on the ball while battling for a rebound.