Having tumbled from the top spot in the Telegram and Gazette’s Hometeam Media Poll without losing a game in that span, No. 2 Algonquin (15-1) was out to right a perceived wrong last night. And following an exciting 78-76 overtime victory over No. 10 Fitchburg (10-6) at the Doug Grutchfield Field House, the Tomahawks may find themselves right back in the top spot again next week. Especially after No. 1 Worcester South was beaten by Holy Name. “I think they took being dropped down to two personally,” said Algonquin coach Brian Doherty. “They said, ‘Coach we didn’t lose, why are we down to two?’ A.J. Brodeur, Algonquin’s 6-8 sophomore center erupted for 24 of his game-high 27 points after the first half. However, it was a rebound lay-in by forward Tim Armata with four seconds left in overtime, following a Brodeur miss, which was the deciding hoop for the Tomahawks.
Algonquin 78, Fitchburg 76
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Fitchburg
Updated: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 2:35 p.m.