Andover Golden Warriors Girls Basketball '12-'13

Wed, Mar 06, 2013 07:00 PM @ Central Catholic
Team 1 2 3 4 Final
Andover 6 5 14 6 31
Central Catholic 14 19 12 17 62

Central blows out Andover in North semis

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Wednesday, March, 06 By Bill Burt
Sports editor

TEWKSBURY — Central Catholic dominated Andover High almost from the opening tap. It played swarming defense from start to finish. It got a big performance from its star player. And it advance to the Div. 1 North finals at the Tsongas Arena on Saturday.

Sound familiar?

It should. It's exactly what happened the night before when the Central boys faced off with their rivals from Andover the night before at Lawrence High in the North semis.

This time the Central girls whupped Andover, 62-31, winning three of their four meetings this winter. They will play the winner of the Billerica-Westford game on Thursday night at Whittier Regional in Haverhill.

Central led 7-6 about halfway through the first quarter before putting the clamps on Andover's top scorer, Devon Caveney. Central went on a 14-0 run, which Caveney finally ended with a lay-in, but for the most part it was too late.

While Central senior Casey McLaughlin, who passed the 1,000-point plateau, sat on the bench for much of that run with two fouls, she killed any hopes of a second half comeback scoring 21 of her 24 points in the second half.

Central also got big nights on both sides of the floor from a trio of juniors — point guard Alex Nagri (8 points), Amanda Williams (10 points) and Caitlin Dell'Orfano (8).

"Their defense was too tough," said Andover coach Jim Tildsley, who has hinted this could be his last season. "They were all over Devon. We couldn't get her free. They were a much better team tonight."





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Game Statistics:

Central Catholic 62, Andover 31

North Semifinals at Tewksbury High

Andover (31) Angelice Gonzalez 0-0-0, Devon Caveney 5-0-11, Jessica Witten 1-0-2, Olivia Biles 2-0-5, Rebecca Alois 0-0-0, Abby Katz 2-3-7, Jackie Alois 1-0-2, Emma Bentley 1-0-2, Totals 12-3-31

Central (62) Courtney Walsh 1-2-4, Alex Nagri 4-0-8, Amanda Williams 5-0-10, Madison Borrelli 1-0-2, Caitlin Dell'Orfano 4-0-8, Dairon Summers 3-0-7, Casey McLaughlin 10-4-24, Totals  28-6-62

3-pointers: A — Biles, D. Caveney, J. Alois; CC — Summers

Andover, 18-7; CC, 19-5
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