Shrewsbury Girls Trounce Devils, 52-25, In Basketball

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Shrewsbury's Meghan Burke shoots during the Colonials' game against Leominster on Tuesday. Photo Credit: John Swinconeck

SHREWSBURY, Mass. – The Shrewsbury Colonials girls' varsity basketball team exorcised some demons Tuesday, beating the Leominster Blue Devils at home, 52-25.

Photo Album In Pictures: Shrewsbury Girls Basketball Defeat Leominster

They'll need to hold onto that momentum. Tuesday's victory was the girls' eighth win, but they'll need two more to get into the playoffs.

"I didn't anticipate us being in this position, but we are, and we need to take care of business so we can get in," head coach Erin Largess said after Tuesday's lopsided victory. "A game like this is huge for confidence, for momentum, for the future."

The Colonials play Thursday at North Middlesex and take on Shepherd Hill Sunday.

Scoring Summary

End of first period:
Shrewsbury 6
Leominster 5

Halftime score:
Shrewsbury 26
Leominster 12

End of third period:
Shrewsbury 38
Leominster 17

Final score:
Shrewsbury 52
Leominster 25

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