The Score with Ken Powers: Doherty’s Massenburg one to count on; St. John’s boys hoops ready, as always

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Sports are, at their core, a numbers game.

You keep score to see who wins and loses. You keep track of who has the most points, the most rebounds, the most yards, the most carries, the highest shooting percentage and the fewest number of turnovers.

It comes as no surprise, then, that Doherty High senior Tariq Massenburg, a two-sport standout for the Highlanders, wants to major in accounting in college. But, it’s not for the reason you think.

Tariq Massenburg eyes football in college, but the Doherty star more than holds his own on the high school hardwood.

Ken Powers / For Worcester Sun

Tariq Massenburg eyes football in college, but the Doherty star more than holds his own on the high school hardwood.

“I like math because there is always just one right answer,” Massenburg said after dropping a game-high 27 points on Dorchester in Doherty’s 53-46 victory in the regular season finale. “In English and social studies you can argue about what the right answer is. In math there is only one answer. The answer you come up with, it’s either right or it’s wrong.”

Thing have been pretty right – as in all right – this year for Massenburg.


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