Andover Dominates Down Low in Comeback Win Over BB&N

Andover dominated the paint in the second half of Wednesdays’ game and battled back from a slow start to snag a 46-32 win against BB&N this Wednesday. Earlier in the week, the team faced Suffield Academy, keeping a solid lead and securing an easy 53-31 victory. Expecting a tight game, Andover prepared well for Wednesday’s game against BB&N. Said Amanda Simard, ’13, “We were all ready to play. We have been working hard on good team defense with lots of talk, and on slowing down our offense and being more patient for almost the whole year, so we wanted to try to enforce that yet again this game.” BB&N started the game playing a very fast paced game, which wasn’t what Andover expected, but the team quickly recovered. Andover’s height gave it an advantage in the paint and it quickly got back on track. The team was able to grab rebounds down low and either put up shots from the paint, or redirect the ball into scoring positions from deep. These easy baskets gave the team a lead later in the game that lasted to the very end, as Andover finished off the matchup with a 46-32 win. Last Saturday, Andover squared off against Suffield Academy. Andover’s up-tempo offense quickly sent passes through the offensive zone, giving the team easy baskets down low. This ball movement allowed Andover to jump out out an early lead. Andover’s solid defense guarded the hoop throughout the rest of the game keeping its lead intact. When the final buzzer rang, Andover left the court ahead 53-31. Alex Kiss-Rusk ’12 led the team in scoring with fourteen points, and Megan Robertson added twelve of her own. Captain Ansley White ’10 and Laura Amarosa ’10 scored 11 and seven points, respectively. Holding a 10-4 record so far this year, Andover basketball looks ahead to the remaining three regular season games with determination. Said Robertson, “As far as the rest of the season, we are looking to go into every game giving it our all so we can get as many wins as possible.” Andover will travel to Northfield Mount Hermon this Saturday. “The next game against Northfield Mount Hermon is going to be a tough one and we are all prepared for that. We have worked hard all season and we know they are a tough team to beat, but we’re up for it,” said Simard.