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A Rivalry

Here’s a benefit of being a photojournalist in the community where you grew up. Last Monday, I photographed a playoff basketball game involving my alma mater, Algonquin Regional High School, and our rivals, Westborough, for the MetroWest Daily News. (My contract with MWDN has a 1-week digital embargo, hence the late post).

Despite having a hapless ref trip over me in the beginning — an occupational hazard, but still better than that time I had my foot crushed by Glen “Big Baby” Davis — it was a phenomenal game with ARHS coming out on top to advance. They ended up getting knocked out the next round, but it was nice to see ARHS pull off the upset.

2.22.2010 — WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Algonquin guard Bobby Reynolds (12), with Kyle Whitney (15), screams out beating Westborough in their MIAA Central Mass Division 1 first-round matchup on Feb. 22, 2010. Algonquin won, 37-36.

2.22.2010 — WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Westborough guard Isaac Mutesasira (20) drives toward the basket past Algonquin guard Brett Sexton (14) in their MIAA Central Mass Division 1 first-round matchup on Feb. 22, 2010. Algonquin won, 37-36.  Photo by KELVIN MA

2/22/2010 — WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Westborough guard Isaac Mutesasira (20) drives toward the basket past Algonquin guard Brett Sexton (14) in their MIAA Central Mass Division 1 first-round matchup on Feb. 22, 2010. Algonquin won, 37-36.

2.22.2010 — WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Algonquin guard Bobby Reynolds drives toward the hoop past Westborough guard Brian Orlando (14), left, Chris Armand (23), center) and forward Nick Mastrogiacomo (21) in their MIAA Central Mass Division 1 first-round matchup on Feb. 22, 2010. Algonquin won, 37-36.

2.22.2010 — WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Westborough guard Nick Flahive (10) fights for possession against Algonquin guards Matt Feldman (10) and Bobby Reynolds (12), far right, in their MIAA Central Mass Division 1 first-round matchup on Feb. 22, 2010. Algonquin won, 37-36.

More photos on my archive site.

BU @ BC Women’s Hoops

Nothing like a cross-town rivalry to get the blood pumping. Unless it’s a women’s basketball game between BU and BC. Hockey’s the real rivalry between these two Commonwealth Avenue, as most people in the area are aware — this women’s basketball game wasn’t supposed to be much of a matchup on paper for the heavily favored BC.

BC ended up winning the game, though BU did keep things interesting with their 3-point shooting, which unfortunately doesn’t exactly translate to exciting action pictures.

Anyway, here’s some photos from the game:

1.3.2009 - CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - BC forward Carolyn Swords pulls in a rebound ahead of BU's Kristen Sims at Conte Forum on Jan. 3, 2010.


1.3.2009 - CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - BU forward Caroline Stewart drives past BC's Mary Nwachukwu at Conte Forum on Jan. 3, 2010.


1.3.2009 - CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - BU guard Chantell Alford drives to the hoop past BC guard Jaclyn Thoman and forward Stefanie Murphy at Conte Forum on Jan. 3, 2010.


1.3.2009 - CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - BC guard Ayla Brown collides with BU forward Kerry Cashman while passing to teammate Carolyn Swords at Conte Forum on Jan. 3, 2010. BC won, 60-61.