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For Andover, time to shine

Andover High shooting guard Colleen Caveney lines up a move during practice Tuesday.
Andover High shooting guard Colleen Caveney lines up a move during practice Tuesday. Photos by Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

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There was nothing over a half-foot of snow and blistering cold winds could do to deter the Andover girls from practicing Tuesday night.

With the upcoming state tournament around the corner, coach EJ Perry’s Golden Warriors have no time for days off.

Transitioning into the fast-break after a defensive stop during full-court scrimmages, Rachael Cormier called for the hand-off from Alyssa Casey and weaved her way down the floor. The junior point guard fired a one-handed cross-court bounce pass to shooting guard Colleen Caveney, who delivered a touch-pass to Rebecca Alois for an easy two.

The play unraveled smoothly, taking only seconds to execute.

Cormier and Caveney have connected on those types of plays all season for the (15-5) Golden Warriors. Perry’s guards will have to carry over that pin-point execution in the tournament when backcourt fruition becomes vital.

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