Four Trojans finished in double figures in Andover’s 67-47 win over Goddard on Tuesday night.
“On the offensive end we passed the ball well and made shots,” said Andover head coach Martin Shetlar. “We had a lot of guys contribute and play well I felt like this was the best team effort we have had all season.”
Andover started the game by knocking down their first two three-point attempts, but Goddard quickly tied the game thanks to three shots underneath the basket by Goddard’s 6’ 6” forward Jeremiah Crawford.
Andover adjusted defensively and went on to outscore the Lions 12-1 to close out the first quarter with a 18-7 lead.
Andover freshman Jack Johnson started the second quarter by scoring eight straight points for the Trojans. Andover maintained their lead in the second quarter and went to the locker room up 38-24.
The Trojans came out of the locker room and continued to light it up from beyond the arc as three different Trojans knocked down a three-pointer in the opening minutes of the second half.
Andover nearly doubled their halftime lead in the third quarter, scoring 22 points while holding Goddard to 10. Andover was aggressive on the board which led to second chance points as the Trojans got three offensive rebounds on one possession late in the third quarter.
Many of the major contributors rested in the final quarter as some of the bench players were able to see varsity minutes in the closing minutes as the Trojans went on to win 67-47.
“Our focus going into the game was to be better on defense and I was really happy at how our guys competed on the defensive end,” said Shetlar.
Jack Johnson led the team with 14 points. Andrew Gagnon added 13 points in the win. Braden Johnson and Luke Windish added 10 each.
Andover improves to 8-6 with the win, and will take on Salina South at home on Friday night starting at 7:30 p.m.