High school scoreboard: Area teams continue winter sports season as holiday break arrives

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REGION – Local high school winter sports teams largely wrapped up their December schedules last week as they now move through their winter break from play.

Cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19 snarled some planned tournaments. Likewise, some teams will be back in action later this week before the winter sports season gets back into full swing next week.

Read on for scores and highlights from recent high school sports action…

WESTBOROUGH
BOYS HOCKEY – DEC. 20

Westborough – 4, Hudson – 1

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Westborough – 58, Groton-Dunstable – 56

GIRLS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Westborough – 40, Groton-Dunstable – 27

Westborough and Groton-Dunstable ended the first half with Westborough trailing by a score of 14-15. The rangers pulled away in this game’s final two quarters, though, ultimately beating Groton Dunstable by 13 points. 

BOYS SWIMMING – DEC. 21

Westborough – 84, Shrewsbury – 86

GIRLS SWIMMING – DEC. 21

Westborough – 100, Shrewsbury – 70

BOYS HOCKEY – DEC. 22

Westborough – 2, Northbridge – 0

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 23

Shrewsbury – 34, Westborough – 45

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 23

Westborough – 36, Shrewsbury – 57

GRAFTON

GIRLS BASKETBALL – DEC. 20

Grafton – 45, Bartlett – 41

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Grafton – 82, Bartlett – 77

Grafton’s Sean Manning scored 30 points as the Gators pushed past Bartlett, last week. The game remained close particularly in the first half, with Grafton taking an early lead, only to see Bartlett take a six point advantage into halftime. The Gators retook their lead in the third quarter and expanded on that from there. 

BOYS HOCKEY – DEC. 22

Grafton – 7, St. Paul – 0

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 23

Grafton – 80, AMSA – 38

Grafton’s explosive offense routed the AMSA Eagles to extend a five game win streak early in the season. Liam Donagher scored 24 points in the first half alone for his team, which now boasts a win-loss record of 5-1. The Gators have outscored opponents 359-257 since a loss to Bedford in their season opener on Dec. 9. Their two most recent wins have come with 80+ point offensive performances while only two of their last five opponents have scored more than 50 points against what is a similarly strong Grafton defense. 

ALGONQUIN

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Algonquin – 52, Shrewsbury – 45

BOYS HOCKEY – DEC. 22

Algonquin – 3, Auburn – 1

BOYS SWIMMING – DEC. 22

Algonquin – 119, Gardner – 30

GIRLS SWIMMING – DEC. 22

Algonquin – 52, Gardner – 74

SHREWSBURY

BOYS SWIMMING – DEC. 21

Shrewsbury – 86, Westborough – 84

GIRLS SWIMMING – DEC. 21

Shrewsbury – 70, Westborough – 100

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Shrewsbury – 45, Algonquin – 52

BOYS HOCKEY – DEC. 22

Shrewsbury – 2, Chelmsford – 4

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 23

Shrewsbury – 34, Westborough – 45

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 23

Shrewsbury – 57, Westborough – 36, 

HUDSON

BOYS HOCKEY – DEC. 20

Hudson – 1, Westborough – 4, 

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Hudson – 63, Quabbin – 40

GIRLS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Hudson – 55, Quabbin – 41

Maddie Kiley led the way for the Hawks with 16 points as Hudson beat Quabbin in their home opener, last week. 

MARLBOROUGH

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Marlborough – 65, North Middlesex – 56

GIRLS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

Marlborough – 27, North Middlesex – 39

AMSA

BOYS SWIMMING – DEC. 20

AMSA – 83, Bromfield – 86

GIRLS SWIMMING – DEC. 20

AMSA – 33, Bromfield – 139

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 20

AMSA – 48, Abby Kelley – 43

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 23

AMSA – 38, Grafton – 80

Grafton’s explosive offense routed the AMSA Eagles to extend a five game win streak early in the season. Liam Donagher scored 24 points in the first half alone for his team, which now boasts a win-loss record of 5-1. The Gators have outscored opponents 359-257 since a loss to Bedford in their season opener on Dec. 9. Their two most recent wins have come with 80+ point offensive performances while only two of their last five opponents have scored more than 50 points against what is a similarly strong Grafton defense. 

ST JOHN’S

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 21

St. John’s – 46, South – 4

BOYS HOCKEY – DEC. 20

St. John’s – 3, Franklin – 5

ASSABET

BOYS BASKETBALL – DEC. 20

Assabet – 43, Burncoat – 70

GIRLS BASKETBALL – DEC. 20

Assabet – 25, Maynard – 51

CO-OP

GIRLS HOCKEY – DEC. 20

Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson – 8, Concord Carlisle – 0

Linda Hu scored her first varsity goal in what was another dominant shutout victory in a season already full of such wins for the co-op Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson girls hockey team. 

GIRLS HOCKEY – DEC. 22

Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson – 2, Natick – 2

GIRLS HOCKEY – DEC. 22

Shrewsbury/Westborough – 1, Haverhill – 0

The co-op Shrewsbury girls hockey team notched its first win of the year, last week, with a slim 1-0 victory over Haverhill. The team  is now in an unexpected break from action as it had been scheduled to play yesterday in the “Gio” Christmas Tournament in Boston. That tournament was cancelled, though, leaving a Dec. 31 matchup against Austin Prep as Shrewsbury’s next confirmed game.