Andover Golden Warriors Girls Basketball '21-'22

Andover falls short in title game

LOWELL – Two years after a pandemic quashed the Andover girls’ chance to win it all on the court, they finally took their state-title opportunity to the floor Sunday afternoon.

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Girls Basketball, 03/20/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hanscom, Foley power Andover into quarters

ANDOVER — Anna Foley and Amelia Hanscom each scored 20 points and No. 1 Andover held off upset minded No. 16 Framingham, 60-52, Tuesday night at the Dunn Gym. Andover (19-1) advances to the State Division 1 quarterfinals against Cinderella No. 24 Newton North (12-11), which scored on an improbable buzzer-beater by Abigail Wright to beat Chelmsford, 46-45.

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Girls Basketball, 03/08/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Foley, Andover roll in tourney opener

Anna Foley and Amelia Hanscom each scored 21 points as top-seeded Andover beat Newton South 63-42 in the Division 1 Round of 32 on Friday. The Golden Warriors (18-1) will next host Framingham on Tuesday (6:30 p.m.)

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Girls Basketball, 03/05/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Way to Rebound

Just a day after absorbing their first loss of the year, the Andover High girls toppled 18-2 Norwell, 57-42.
Amelia Hanscom led the way with 17 points, and Anna Foley tossed in 16 for the Warriors, now 17-1.
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Girls Basketball, 02/20/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hanscom, Andover hold off Central Catholic

LAWRENCE – A year ago, the Central Catholic girls ran the power sweep on Andover, knocking off the Warriors all three times they met, including an overtime slugfest for the MVC Cup Championship.

This Andover High team seems pretty intent on a complete reversal. Sunday night, the Warriors outlasted host Central for the second time this season, 49-47, spoiling the Raiders Senior Night and lassoing sole possession of the 2022 conference title.

“When it came to it, our composure, it was getting close there in the second half but we pulled it out,” said Andover junior Amelia Hanscom. “Our effort, our hustle and overall our intensity, we just stuck together and pulled it out.”

Andover broke to a quick lead, weathered every flurry gritty Central could muster and ultimately did just enough in the fourth quarter to claim the decision.

Victory was by no means easy, the Warriors just found a way behind Hanscom in a rugged fourth quarter that opened with the teams knotted at 36-36.

Hanscom just willed herself into the paint and scored Andover’s first eight points of the fourth, pushing the Warriors to the front at 44-42 with just under two minutes to play.

Free throws, as they were all night (for the game Andover was 19 for 27 while Central was just 5 of 7), proved pivotal the rest of the way.

Anna Foley swished two and so did Marissa Kobelski to push the margin to 48-42 with 1:02 to play.

Raider sophomore Ashley Dinges sliced that margin in half with a traditional 3-point play, setting up a wild final sequence that saw Central get two opportunities to score or even tie (with a 3). But the Raiders were turned away.

“We didn’t convert when we needed to,” said Central coach Casey Grange. “We put ourselves in good positions. We got the stops and the rebounds when we needed them, but we just couldn’t convert on the offensive end.”

Andover finally put it away with a Michaela Buckley free throw with 5.1 seconds to play. Down 4, Central got a layin from Arlenis Veloz at the buzzer to account for the final margin.

“We made one more play than them today, and that’s what you get from the Andover-Central rivalry,” said Hibino.

Hanscom paced the Warriors with 24 points on a night in which she just refused to relent.

“Amelia played great, establishing herself on the block as like an old-school, big guard,” said Hibino. “She just gets to her position and does her thing. She’s tough as nails.”

The paint on this night was her domain.

“I’ve always been a driver. People tell me to shoot, but I really like to drive. I know it’s my best bet, especially when we want to get to the foul line,” said Hanscom. “That’s what I had to do to help get us a win tonight.”

Foley had 13 as the two Andover top guns clicked on 15 of 20 from the line.

Dinges put the Raiders on her shoulders, matching Hanscom with 24, and Claire Finney had eight. Shea Montague canned a pair of big threes as Central rallied from an early deficit that was as large as nine in the second quarter.

Both teams' leading scorers in Sunday night''s showdown between Central Catholic and Andover, won by the Warriors 49-47, finished with 24 points.
For Central's Ashley Dinges, it was the ninth time this season the sophomore topped the 20-point mark for the Raiders. She is now averaging 22.0 points a game.
But for Andover's Amelia Hanscom, her double dozen represented a career high. The junior, whose previous high this year was 18 points, is now averaging 13.0 points a game on the year. 
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Girls Basketball, 02/06/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Defense tightens up

Andover girls basketball allowed 17 points in the first quarter, then surrendered just 17 more points the rest of the game to beat Tewksbury 53-34. Anna Foley scored a game-high 22 points, while Marissa Kobelski added 13 points for the winners.

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Girls Basketball, 01/25/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover stays perfect

Anna Foley scored a game-best 20 points as Andover beat Chelmsford 49-40 to improve to 8-0 on the season.

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Girls Basketball, 01/22/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

White heats up

Ari White hit three 3-pointers on the way to 11 points, as Andover edged Billerica 32-28.  Michaela Buckley also tallied 11 points for the winners.

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Girls Basketball, 01/18/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Dominating defense

Andover girls basketball limited Londonderry to just six points in the first half, rolling to a 60-23 win. Marissa Kobelski led the Golden Warriors with 15 points, while Anna Foley added 13 points.

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Girls Basketball, 12/30/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Foley scores 19

Anna Foley tallied a game-high 19 points and Amelia Hanscom added 16 points as Andover beat archrival Central Catholic 50-37 on Friday.

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Girls Basketball, 12/18/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars