High school scoreboard: Shrewsbury boys hockey wins back and forth game, Hudson basketball snags win

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REGION – Area teams moved through lighter schedules last week due to a mix of pre-planned days off due to the holidays and unanticipated COVID-19 postponements.

Through that, though, there were a number of dramatic moments, including a tournament win for Marlborough boys hockey, a narrow victory for Hudson boys basketball and a pair of wins for Algonquin girls hockey, among other things.

Read on for scores and highlights from the last week in high school sports…

ALGONQUIN

GIRLS’ GYMNASTICS – DEC. 28

Algonquin – 129.850, Marlborough – 133.050

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 29

Algonquin – 2, Marlborough – 5

Marlborough beat Algonquin in the finals of this year’s Daily News Cup.

They took the win after a late goal by Marlborough’s Mark Evangelous broke what was a 2-2 tie inside the final five minutes of the third period.

This victory came in a rematch of Marlborough’s 6-2 Borough’s Cup win over Algonquin just 11 days earlier.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 30

Algonquin – 48, Oakmont – 61

ASSABET

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 27

Assabet – 35, Clinton – 47

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 29

Assabet – 24, Tahanto – 49

Ava Palizzozo scored 11 points for the Aztecs in what was a loss in the consolation round of the Holiday Classic Tournament.

GRAFTON

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 28

Grafton – 28, Hopedale – 46

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 29

Grafton – 7, Holliston – 0

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 30

Grafton – 2, Worcester – 3

Grafton’s win over Holliston the day before earned the Gators a chance to face Worcester High School in a game to decide the winner of both the annual Holiday Tournament and the Pennucci Cup on Dec. 30. The Pennucci cup is named for Nick Pennucci, the longtime manager of Buffone Arena where Grafton and Worcester both play their home games.

Pennucci passed away back in August of 2020. Beyond Buffone Arena, he had also previously worked as a manager at both Navin Arena and the New England Sports Center, both in Marlborough, according to his obituary.

HUDSON

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 27

Marlborough – 6, Hudson – 0

Hudson boys hockey continued a difficult start to its season with a loss in the Daily News Cup to rival Marlborough.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 28

Hudson – 60, North Middlesex – 55

The boys basketball team took a 28-23 lead into halftime and expanded on that to beat North Middlesex. Bobby Long scored 12 points for the Hawks to improve Hudson’s win-loss record to 4-1 this winter.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 28

Hudson – 47, North Middlesex – 46

GIRLS’ GYMNASTICS – DEC. 28

Hudson – 128.4, Shrewsbury – 128.2

MARLBOROUGH

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 27

Marlborough – 6, Hudson – 0

Hudson boys hockey continued a difficult start to its season with a loss in the Daily News Cup to rival Marlborough.

GIRLS’ GYMNASTICS – DEC. 28

Marlborough – 133.050, Algonquin – 129.850

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 29

Marlborough – 5, Algonquin – 2

Marlborough beat Algonquin in the finals of this year’s Daily New Cup.

They took the win after a late goal by Marlborough’s Mark Evangelous broke what was a 2-2 tie inside the final five minutes of the third period.

This victory came as a rematch of Marlborough’s 6-2 Borough’s Cup win over Algonquin just 11 days earlier.

SHREWSBURY

GIRLS’ GYMNASTICS – DEC. 28

Shrewsbury – 128.2, Hudson – 128.4

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 29

Shrewsbury – 3, Mansfield – 6

BOYS’ HOCKEY – JAN. 2

Shrewsbury – 6, St. John’s – 5

The Colonials defeated St. John’s in a high scoring game on Sunday. The Pioneers opened the scoring and took the lead on multiple occasions later in the contest. But Shrewsbury rallied, scoring three times in the third period to take the win.

ST. JOHN’S

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 28

St. John’s – 1, Xaverian – 7

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 29

St. John’s – 2, Framingham – 1

WRESTLING – DEC. 30

St. John’s – 43, Hanover – 27

BOYS’ HOCKEY – JAN. 2

Shrewsbury – 6, St. John’s – 5

The Colonials defeated St. John’s in a high scoring game on Sunday. The Pioneers opened the scoring. But Shrewsbury eventually mounted a comeback, scoring three times in the third period to take the win.

WESTBOROUGH

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 27

Westborough – 4, Shawsheen – 5

Westborough took their Dec. 27 game against Shawsheen to overtime but ultimately lost on a sudden death game winner by the Rams’ Brady Darcey.

BOYS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 29

Westborough – 2, Groton-Dunstable – 1

Westborough bounced back from their Dec. 27 loss to Shawsheen with a comeback victory over Groton-Dunstable two days later.

The Crusaders seized an early 1-0 lead before Westborough tied the game in the second period and won it with a go-ahead goal in the final frame.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL – DEC. 30

Westborough – 46, Medway – 70

CO-OP

GIRLS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 29

Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson – 1, Natick – 0

The co-op Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson team won the second half of a two-game series against Natick last week, getting back in the win column after tying the Red Hawks on Dec. 22. The squad was scheduled to face King Phillip a day later but saw that game canceled.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 30

Shrewsbury/Westborough – 4, Falmouth – 0

GIRLS’ HOCKEY – DEC. 31

Shrewsbury/Westborough – 0, Austin Prep – 3

GIRLS’ HOCKEY – JAN. 1

Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson – 2, Pope Francis – 1

The co-op Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson girls hockey team continued to win, last week, notching a narrow 2-1 victory over Pope Francis Preparatory High School on home ice on New Year’s Day.

Emily Johns opened the scoring for the home team. Pope Francis tied the score in the third period, but the Algonquin/AMSA/Marlborough/Hudson offense quickly answered, with Bryn Domolky punching in the game winner with just over 9:30 left on the clock.