January 8

Girls Basketball: Thornton upsets McAuley, 50-49

Thornton Academy's win Tuesday night snaps McAuley's 56-game win streak.

By Steve Craig scraig@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

SACO — Behind sharp-shooting reserve Isabella Robinson and Kaitlyn McCrum's two free throws with 1.3 seconds left, Thornton Academy upset McAuley, 50-49, Tuesday night.

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Catherine McAuley's Allie Clement steals the ball from Thornton Academy's Kaitlyn McCrum in girls basketball action Tuesday.

Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

Thornton snapped McAuley's 56-game win streak.

Robinson scored 11 points in a 27-4 run that put Thornton on top 46-38.

McAuley had one last surge, led by the play of Olivia Dalphonse and took the lead with 16.7 seconds left on two free throws by Ally Tartre.

TA is now 7-1. McAuley is 8-1.

Robinson, a freshman, scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half.

TA took its first lead since early in the game on a 3-pointer by Olivia Shaw at the end of the third quarter.

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