Andover Golden Warriors Boys Basketball '07-'08

Frigid Andover takes Classical fall

At some point, you have to put the ball in the basket or you just won't win.

It's a season-long lesson that stung Andover High one final time last night as Lynn Classical downed the Golden Warriors in the Division 1 North tourney opener, 53-44.

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Boys Basketball, 02/27/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central rolls past Andover

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LAWRENCE — In a rare in-game meeting between opposing head coaches, Andover's Dave Fazio smiled and gave Central Catholic's Rick Nault a playful shove.

"I thought I had you," Fazio said.

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Boys Basketball, 02/01/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Shannon, Andover overpower Lawrence

LAWRENCE | Tristian Shannon's nose must be made of iron.

With 6:42 remaining in the fourth quarter, he got whacked in the face, but still made a driving layup to extend an already sizable Andover lead.

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Boys Basketball, 01/26/08 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

Central rallies, survives Andover

Central Catholic didn't exactly solve Andover High's vise-like defense, especially that mesmerizing 2-1-2 halfcourt trap.

The Raiders basically survived the determined Warriors, riding a blur of an 11-0 flurry midway through the second half for an ugly, yet still impressive, 50-43 win before a standing-room crowd of about 1,400 last night.

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Boys Basketball, 01/05/08 » 2 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Desrosiers owns the paint, Central wallops Andover

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Eleven second-half points, 30 for the game.

That certainly wasn't part of the Andover High game plan. Central Catholic brought its own eraser, 6-foot-9 sophomore Carson Desrosiers, who swatted 10 Andover shots, altered at least a half-dozen more and turned the paint on the Raider defensive end into a no-fly zone.

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Boys Basketball, 12/28/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover cooking behind its selfless leader

After 20 years as a head coach, Dave Fazio thought he had seen it all. Then he received the text message.

As Fazio recalls, it read: "If you can get a couple guys going instead of me, start them....Thanks, Greg."

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Boys Basketball, 12/26/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Shannon's big bucket lifts Andover

Tristian Shannon made a layup with 35 seconds remaining to lead Andover over Leominster 70-69.

The senior forward finished with a team-high 21 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Warriors, who escaped after the Blue Devils missed a long-range jumper in the game's final seconds.

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Boys Basketball, 12/16/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover wins season opener over Haverhill

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Andover used a halfcourt trap to move out to an early lead on its way to a season-opening 69-56 victory at Haverhill. Zach Burdeau paced the Warriors with 17 points, two more than Tristan Shannon. Ismael Rios led a Haverhill balanced attack with 10 points.

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Boys Basketball, 12/15/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover Boys Basketball Preview

2006-07 record: 14-8, lost in Division 1 North first round

Returning starters (4): Tristian Shannon, 6-3, Sr., forward; Derrick Beasley, 6-0, Sr., guard; Peter White, 6-3, Sr., forward; Greg Cook, 5-11, Sr., guard

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Boys Basketball, 12/10/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars