The host Colonials scored 18 points in the first quarter, while Elizabeth Grip scored 13 of her game-high 23 points in the first half to lead Shrewsbury (5-6, 2-3 Midland A) past the Patriots (5-7, 1-4). The Colonials shot 74 percent from the free-throw line and Meghan Burke had eight of her 10 points in the first half to help Shrewsbury take a 35-17 lead at the break. Maddie Balassie scored 14 points, while Mackensey Farina had 10 for North Middlesex.
Shrewsbury 53, North Middlesex 36
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Shrewsbury
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:12 a.m.