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Andover Girls Basketball Suffers Two Tough Losses

Receiving the ball along the baseline, Kennedy Herndon ’23 made a corner shot to tighten the score against Deerfield. Andover Girls Basketball eventually lost 45-39 this past Saturday.

According to Katherine Marquis ’21, the team struggled against Deerfield, one of the top teams in the league, but stayed persistent.

“We had a tough game against Deerfield on Saturday but we fought hard the entire game. It was a difficult team to play against, as they are the top team in Class A, but we held our own pretty well,” said Marquis.

Marquis continued, “A key takeaway from the game is that we can play against any of the teams on our schedule. We can’t underestimate ourselves and must come at every team we play.”

On Wednesday, the team also fell to St. Paul’s 57-50, bringing its current record to 6-9.

According to Kiley Buckley ’23, the game was also very close but the team wasn’t able to pull away with the lead.

“At the beginning of the game, we were neck and neck until St. Paul’s went on a run and pulled ahead. In the second half we came out strong and tied it up but could not hold on to it. Kennedy and [Co-Captain] Hannah [McGrath ’20] had a few good shots towards the end of the game,” said Buckley.

Despite being on a four-game losing streak, Andover will continue to stay positive and try to improve, particularly on defense, according to Alanna Olsen ’23.

“Helping the defense could have helped us win. In practice, we will probably work on this,” said Olsen.

The team will face Kimball Union Academy at home on Saturday.