Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 31, 2013

Caveney sparks Warriors past rivals

The Andover Townsman

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Visiting Central Catholic fought back from a deficit as large as 13 points to tie the game with 6:03 left to play. But then Devon Caveney, who had battled foul trouble, came back into the game and Andover went into lockdown mode, scoring the final 12 points of the night to take an emotional 49-37 victory on Friday.

“We’ve never lost to Central Catholic on this court,” said Caveney, who finished with 16 points and six rebounds. “We came out with heart and energy to get it done. I’m so proud of us.

“I was so mad that I got four fouls. But once I got back on the court, I didn’t want to lose.”

So all she did was hit on a couple of free throws and a pair of pressure-packed 3’s to boost the lead to eight while pulling down four rebounds and getting a clutch steal during the run.

Angelice Gonzalez was a fearless force in Andover’s quick start, scoring 14 of her 18 points in the opening 16 minutes to get the Warriors (now 11-2) up by nine (29-20) at the break.

Rebecca Alois scored 12 points and Abby Katz added 10 as Andover downed Chelmsford 53-43 last Tuesday. Devon Caveney added a team-high 14 points and Jessica Witten had six points for the winners.

Boys swimming

Camin does it all

Vince Camin won the 200 IM (2:07.04) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.41) and swam the anchor leg of the winning 200 medley relay as Andover topped Acton-Boxboro 95-89 on Friday. Eric Zhao added wins in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle and swam the anchor of the 200 freestyle relay.

Eric Zhao won the 200 freestyle (1:48.14) and 100 freestyle (50.00) as Andover beat Chelmsford 98-83 last Tuesday. Aaron Wu took the 100 butterfly, Joe Carroll won the 100 backstroke, Eric Shi took the 200 IM and they teamed with Vince Camin to win the 200 medley relay.

Girls track

Kobelski keeps dominating

Cassie Kobelski took second in the shot put at the MSTCA Elite Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Center with a throw of 38-1 on Sunday. Andover also took thirds in both the boys 4x200 relay (1:34.0) and the girls 4x800 relay (9:44.42).

Abby Putsis won the 300 (39.8) and ran on the winning 4x400 relay as Andover bested Central Catholic 53-30 last Wednesday. Adding victories for the Warriors were Sarah Rothman (2-mile), Leila Aruri (mile), Courtney Comeau (50 hurdles) and Cate Donovan (1,000).

Girls hockey

Alois scores two

Veronica Alois scored two goals and assisted on another as Andover rolled over Boston Latin 5-1 last Wednesday. Mary Latona, Meghan Leary and Caroline Hughes each also added a goal for the winners.

Boys gymnastics

Aronov stars

Joseph Aronov won the floor (6.5), took second in the vault (8.7), high bar (5.6), pommel horse (5.6), rings (6.5) and all-around (38.6) as Andover took first with 150.2 points, beating Nashua South (107.9) and Nashua North (105.5) on Monday. Brian Manning scored wins in the other five events and all-around.

Brian Manning swept every event, including first in the all-around with a 49.2 as Andover downed Lowell 140-129 last Thursday. Evan Igoe added seconds in the pommel horse and floor and Joseph Aronov was second on the high bar for the winners.

Boys track

Organisciak sprints to win

Cole Organisciak won the 50 dash in 5.8, but Andover fell to Central Catholic 45-41 last Wednesday. Max Galat took the 2-mile, Hamza Naveed won the 600 and Rob Perry took the 1,000 for the Warriors.

Boys basketball

Dowden red hot

Sam Dowden exploded for 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Andover blasted Chelmsford 65-52 last Tuesday. Max Silveira added 12 points and Chris Dunn had 11 points for the winners.

Max Silveira and Chris Dunn each scored 11 points, but Andover lost to archrival Central Catholic 64-51 on Saturday. Jack Konevich added a pair of 3-pointers for the Golden Warriors.


Ferris fights for win

Tyler Ferris battled for an 11-9 overtime victory at 120 pounds, but Andover lost to Haverhill 33-22 last Tuesday. Nishan Bilazarian (113), Jack Reilly (138), Nick Bouchard (145) and Patrick Meaghen (106) added wins for the Warriors.

Girls gymnastics

Carver’s effort for naught

Courtney Carver won the beam (9.2), was third in the vault, bars and floor and placed second on the all-around, but Andover fell to Newton South 141.925-139.775 last Wednesday.

Boys hockey

Gilbert stars in draw

Colby Gilbert dominated with 36 saves as Andover played Chelmsford to a 0-0 tie last Wednesday.

Mark Campbell scored a goal, but Andover lost to Woburn 3-1 on Monday.

Despite 20 saves for Colby Gilbert, Andover was blanked by Waltham 4-0 on Saturday.

Boys skiing

Tarricone, Warriors split

Jake Tarricone was 11th overall in 21.21 as Andover beat Haverhill 135-0 but lost to Masconomet 74-61 on Monday.