LAWRENCE -- In a packed home bout, Central Catholic's girls basketball team looked to snap Andoverís undefeated streak going into Thursday nightís game. Instead, they were felled for the second time this season against the Golden Warriors, 53-42.
Andover (7-0) was slow to start, giving up turnovers and missing open layups, but still leading Central Catholic by four points going into the half.
As Andover walked into the locker room, coach Jim Tildsley knew he had to light a fire under his No. 1 ranked Golden Warriors if they wanted to win. Senior captain and Boston College commit Nicole Boudreau was held to only eight points the first two quarters, with Andover up 29-25.
In the second half, Andover looked like a new team, allowing only seven points in the third quarter as Central Catholic (3-2) struggled to beat the Golden Warriors' press.
Central Catholic's Casey McLaughlin scored 16 points to lead her team while Boudreau led Andover with 23 points, including five 3-pointers in the second half.
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