Shrewsbury girls basketball holds on to defeat Algonquin

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By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Shrewsbury’s Carrie Hess looks for an open teammate as she recovers a rebound.

Northborough – The visiting Shrewsbury Colonials girls’ basketball team defeated Algonquin Regional 46-42 in a game played Jan. 29.

The score was close the entire game, with Shrewsbury ahead with a 1 point lead at halftime.  Algonquin fought back to take the lead briefly late in the second half, but Shrewsbury regained control in the closing minutes to earn the win.

With the win, Shrewsbury improved to 2-1 on the season while Algonquin fell to 0-3.

Following current COVID-19 protocols, the game was played in an empty gym without any fans present.

photos/Jeff Slovin

Shrewsbury coach Nate Skermont addresses his team during a timeout.
Shrewsbury sophomore Avery Marzo prepares to pass to a teammate.
Shrewsbury’s Madeline Duke battles Algonquin’s Anna Grace Hjerpe for control of a loose ball.