The Andover Central Jaguars hit four 3- pointers in both the third and fourth quarters to pull off a huge 68-62 come-from-behind win over Goddard.
Trailing 53-37 after three quarters, Central needed a rally to catch up. That rally came on three straight 3-pointers from Cole Taylor.
Taylor’s final shot gave the Jaguars their first lead since the first quarter.
Central outscored Goddard 23-1 in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter. They outscored the Lions 31-9 in the fourth quarter after scoring only 37 in the first three periods.
Central hit 11 3-pointers in the game.
The Jags were led by Darraja Parnell with 23 points. His driving baskets and free throws down the stretch were a key in the win. Christian DeYoung also had three long jumpers and 16 total points. He was 7-of-7 from the free throw line. Cole Taylor had 12 points, all from behind the 3-point line.
Chris Forbes had 11 points including a 3-pointer from behind the arc. Josiah Cole had three points, Zack Lock added two and Peyton Huslig finished the scoring with one.
The girls game wasn’t as exciting.
The Lady Jaguars doubled up Goddard with a final score of 56-28.
The game was never in doubt. Andover Central started the game on a 15-0 run and never looked back.
Skyler Snodgrass, who led all scorers with 13, nailed a 3-pointer off the opening tip to get things going. Masen Stamp nailed a 3-pointer during that run, as did Brooke Pederson.
Snodgrass and Amanda Kakoulias kept the pressure on as the Jaguars extended the lead to 33-8 late in the second quarter.
Becca Schulte was solid on both ends Friday night with 12 points and a great defensive effort.
Masen Stamp ran the point and got several transition baskets on her way to 10 points.
Katie Kretchmar, who was tough inside all night, scored eight, as did Pederson.
Kakoulias added three points and Lydia French finished off the scoring with two.