High School Scoreboard: Algonquin hockey dominates, Assabet beats brand new St. Paul squad

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REGION – Sports are back.

With this season’s first week of winter sports action now in the books, take a look at our revamped round-up of top scores and stories from across the region!

ALGONQUIN

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 10

Algonquin – 69, Shepherd Hill – 68

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 10

Algonquin – 56, Shepherd Hill – 45

BOYS’ SWIMMING – DEC. 10

Algonquin – 135, Bromfield – 34

GIRLS’ SWIMMING – DEC. 10

Algonquin – 16, Bromfield – 139

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 11

Algonquin – 5, Hudson – 1

Andrew Hodge scored a hat trick in Algonquin’s 5-1, season opening defeat of Hudson on the road at the New England Sports Center. Algonquin scored first, carrying a 1-0 lead into the game’s first intermission. They then preserved their shutout until the game’s final seconds, only allowing a lone buzzer beater goal by the Hudson co-op squad’s Riley O’Sullivan.

AMSA

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 9

AMSA – 26, Northbridge – 51

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 10

AMSA – 56, Worcester Tech – 33

ASSABET

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 11

Assabet – 6, St. Paul – 1

Assabet welcomed a brand-new St. Paul team to the ice with a decisive defeat at Navin Rink in Marlborough. St. Paul formed after the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester announced in late 2019 that it would merge St. Peter Marian and Holy Name, both in Worcester, due to declining enrollment. Roughly two years to the date after that announcement, this was the first game of the first season for St. Paul’s varsity hockey program. The team is coached by Jay Monfreda, who spent several years behind the bench for the Algonquin co-op girls hockey team before taking a job at the now shuttered St. Peter Marian.

GRAFTON

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 9

Grafton – 48, Bedford – 64

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 10

Grafton – 34, Notre Dame Academy – 33

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 11

Hudson – 64, Grafton – 77

Grafton extended a 43-38 lead at halftime with a strong third quarter, featuring major performances by Ethan McInerny and Rohan Ramesh. McInerny posted 33 points against Hudson, complementing Ramesh’s 14-point day. But they ultimately fell short, losing their season opener on the road.

HUDSON

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 11

Hudson – 64, Grafton – 77

Grafton extended a 43-38 lead at halftime with a strong third quarter, featuring major performances by Ethan McInerny and Rohan Ramesh. McInerny posted 33 points against Hudson, complementing Ramesh’s 14-point day. Hudson began to muster a comeback, pulling within six points of a tie game in the fourth quarter. But they ultimately fell short, losing their season opener on the road. 

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 11

Algonquin – 5, Hudson – 1

Andrew Hodge scored a hat trick in Algonquin’s 5-1, season-opening defeat of Hudson on the road at the New England Sports Center. Algonquin scored first, carrying a 1-0 lead into the game’s first intermission. They then preserved their shutout until the game’s final seconds, only allowing a lone buzzer-beater goal by Riley O’Sullivan.

MARLBOROUGH

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 9

Marlborough – 28, Monty Tech – 46

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 11

Marlborough – 3, Sandwich – 4

SHREWSBURY

BOYS’ SWIMMING – DEC. 9

Shrewsbury – 87, Tyngsborough/Groton-Dunstable – 58

GIRLS’ SWIMMING – DEC. 9

Shrewsbury – 101, Tyngsborough – 47

ST. JOHN’S

HOCKEY – DEC. 11

St. John’s – 5, Duxbury – 2

WRESTLING – DEC. 11

St. John’s – 66, Algonquin – 12

WRESTLING – DEC. 11

St. John’s – 66, Quabbin – 6

WESTBOROUGH

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 11

Westborough – 3, Minnechaug – 1

CO-OP

High School Scoreboard: Algonquin hockey dominates, Assabet beats brand new St. Paul squad
Algonquin girls hockey player Emily Johns skates in a game in early 2021. Johns scored twice in her team’s recent 8-1 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury as it kicks off this season. (Photo/Jeff Slovin)

GIRLS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 11

Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson – 8, Lincoln-Sudbury – 0

Annie Biagini scored her first varsity goal in a dominant 8-0 victory for the co-op Algonquin-AMSA-Marlborough-Hudson team. The win sends the team into a busy stretch in its schedule on a high note, as they’re scheduled to return to the ice tonight and on Thursday against Auburn and Franklin respectively.