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January 31, 2008

Hyslip hits century mark

BOYS HOCKEY

John Hyslip had big shoes to fill this season, and the stats indicate he has done just that.

The senior center scored a goal and an assist in Andover's 4-0 win over Wakefield on Wednesday. That gave him 100 points for his career. Former linemate Tucker Mullin reached that mark a season ago.

On the season, Hyslip has six goals and a team-best 17 assists. He had 14 goals and 26 assists in his breakout junior season a year ago.

Freshman Paul Russell added two goals and Cam Smith had a tally in the game.

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George Flanagan scored a pair of goals, giving him a team-high 12 for the season as Andover bested Chelmsford, 4-2 on Saturday. John Hyslip had a goal and two assists while Cam Smith stayed hot with his 10th goal of the year. Paul Russell, Joe Kuta and Kevin Drew each had an assist.

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Andover played CAL foe Lynnfield to a 2-2 tie last Monday. George Flanagan and Cam Smith each had a goal and an assist while John Hyslip had two assists. Nick Drew made 20 saves for the Warriors.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Shannon heats up, leads Warriors

Tristian Shannon just seemed to feed off the physical play.

The 6-foot-3 senior scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, both team highs, as Andover crushed archrival Lawrence 74-56 on Friday night.

"Tristian's motor tonight was at another level compared to everybody else on the court," Andover coach Dave Fazio said. "Any time you go into Lawrence and win, it's a good win. It's always tough."

Shannon teamed with frontcourt mate Zach Burdeau to dominate under the boards. Burdeau scored 13 points of his own. Guard Derrick Beasley stayed hot with 13 points while Greg Cook had 11 and sixth man Chris Abreu had nine for the winners.

"It's physical; it's usually like that when we play Lawrence or Central (Catholic)," said Shannon, whose team is 8-5. "You can't really get sidetracked. You need to focus on what you need to do."

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