Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

August 29, 2013

Cormier assists Stars to 7th in national tourney

The Andover Townsman

---- — Andover’s Rachael Cormier did her part to help the New England Shooting Stars, New Hampshire Amateur Athletic Union Basketball State Champions, to a seventh-place finish recently in the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Fla.

Despite being without two of their top players due to injury, the Stars came away with a 56-51 win in overtime in their first game against the Florida Titans, with Cormier contributing five points to the tally.

Cormier netted another four points in the Stars’ second victory against the Connecticut Velocity, 54-38, and then contributed six boards to help win the final game of pool play against undefeated Potomac Valley Vogues, 50-37.

The Stars won the first game of the championship bracket against the Florida Anacondas, but dropped the second and third games against the Alabama Angels and Tuscaloosa Warriors.

In the final game of bracket play against the Connecticut United Queens, the Stars posted a 49-36 win to finish seventh overall, with a 5-2 record, in the national tournament. Cormier had six points and four rebounds in the Stars’ last outing on the court.