Last night, Nicole Boudreau became the fastest player in Andover girls basketball history to reach the 1,000 point plateau, doing so in just 52 games. Boudreau, who was a member of the All-Scholastic super team as a sophomore, led the led the Golden Warriors to an 80-51 win in Methuen. She scored 21 points, had 10 steals and dished out 8 assists.
Just 40 seconds into the fourth quarter, Boudreau reached 1,000 points and the game was stopped as the entire Golden Warrior team surrounded their captain and presented her with flowers.
“She’s really put a lot into basketball,” said Andover coach Jim Tildsley “She gave up golf in the fall, where she was a one handy-cap playing on the boys’ team and has focused herself on the game and you can see it paying off.”
For the season, Boudreau is averaging 22.5 points per game and has led the Golden Warriors to a perfect 3-0 start and 16 wins in a row dating back to last season. Since Boudreau’s first game as a freshman the Golden Warriors have gone 46-8.
“Everyone used to think she was a three-point shooter, but now she’s got that mid range jumper and can drive to the hoop as good as anyone” said Tildsley.
Boston College has already taken interest in the junior, offering her a full scholarship to play at the Chestnut Hill campus after her senior season at Andover. Boudreau also has offers from Quinnipiac and Villanova.
The 5-foot-10 Merrimack Valley All-Conference player has averaged 19.2 points per game since dawning her varsity uniform three years ago and helped lead the team to the Division 1 state title last season.
If Boudreau can stay healthy she’s a lock to surpass Charlotte Muller’s scoring record at Andover high and has a chance at the school’s all-time mark set by Chris Vetrano in 2003-2004 of 2,090 points.
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