Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 30, 2014

Boys hoops victorious at TD Garden

Boys basketball

David Giribaldi was huge on the biggest stage, scoring 26 points to lead Andover past Brookline 57-48 in a regular-season clash at the TD Garden in Boston. E.J. Perry IV added 12 points and Connor Merinder had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Warriors, who qualified for the state tournament for the 25th straight season with the victory.

E.J. Perry IV hit a pair of 3-pointers on his way to 20 points and David Giribaldi scored 25 points as Andover beat Methuen 62-44 last Thursday, Jan. 23. John Pisacreta added five points for the winners.

Boys ice hockey

Campbell breaks out

Mark Campbell netted a pair of goals to lead Andover to a 3-1 victory over North Andover last Monday, Jan. 20. Brian Sargent added the other Warrior goal, while Will Sauerbrunn had two assists for the winners.

Pat Schena made 25 saves as Andover played Waltham to a 2-2 tie last Saturday. Jackie Wilkie and Brian Sargent each scored a goal for the Warriors.

Sean Enright and Matt Quercia each potted a goal, but a late shot rang off the post and the rally fell short as Andover lost to Chelmsford 3-2 last Wednesday, Jan. 22. Pat Schena made 24 saves for the Warriors.

Girls basketball

Witten leads the way

Jessica Witten knocked down two 3-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points for Andover, which rolled past Methuen 64-39 last Friday, Jan. 24. Colleen Caveney had 16 points and Rebecca Alois and Alyssa Casey each added 10 points for the winners.

Alyssa Casey scored 12 points, but Andover was edged by Chelmsford 53-51 last Tuesday, Jan. 21. Colleen Caveney added a team-best 16 points and Rebecca Alois had 10 points for the Warriors.

Boys Track

Sprints earns wins

Kevin Chen won the 55-meter dash (6.6) and Andrew Matteucci took the 55 hurdles (8.0) to help Andover best Haverhill 55-31 last Tuesday, Jan. 21. Sebastian Silveira won the 600, Max Galat took the mile and the team of Dylan Epstein, Oliver Eberth, George Cardillo and Jeremy Tavaglini took the 4x400 relay for the winners.

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    FILE PHOTO Jackie Alois, here making a move against archrival Central Catholic while at Andover High School, has continued to be a force on the soccer field in college. As a freshman last fall, she won a starting job at Brown University in Rhode Island, and is hoping for more success in her sophomore season this year.

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