Boston – The Algonquin Regional High School boys’ basketball team had a memorable experience Jan. 25, when they travelled to take on Somerville at the TD Garden in Boston as part of the Andrew James Lawson Foundation Annual Invitational tournament.
This is the third consecutive year Algonquin has travelled to the TD Garden. The tournament, previously known as the Good Sports Invitational, was renamed this year to honor Andrew Lawson, a 2017 inductee into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame, who died in February 2018 after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
Algonquin led for most of the game and held a double digit lead in the third quarter, before Somerville rallied to go up by 1 with 3 minutes remaining. But a shot in the closing minute by junior Ethan Cosgrove put Algonquin back on top for good, with a final score of 50-49.
Although the MIAA ruled that the game does not count in Algonquin’s season record (currently 7-4) , it was a strong performance that set the tone for the remaining games this season as the team battles to qualify for the playoffs.