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For Acton-Boxborough, girls vs. boys brings success

The Acton-Boxborough Regional High girls’ team, including (from left) Tyler Keohan, Becca Shamah and Lindsey Sweet, has already topped last season’s win total.
The Acton-Boxborough Regional High girls’ team, including (from left) Tyler Keohan, Becca Shamah and Lindsey Sweet, has already topped last season’s win total. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

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During their practice session Wednesday night, the Acton-Boxborough Regional girls’ basketball team ran their fast-moving offense against some of the biggest opponents that they’ll see all season.

With four boys—three were football players for the high school—clogging the lane, the girls worked to find holes in the defense for open shots. They knew that if they could score in those situations, they would be even more confident with another girls’ team in the gym.

“They do a good job,” senior captain Becca Shamah said of her practice opponents.

Those competitive juices have flowed over into their games, and helped them rack up an 8-2 record under second-year head coach Tim Bassett, giving them more wins than they had all of last season in a 6-14 finish.

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