For the past couple of years, the Andover girls’ basketball team has gotten the best of Billerica on its home court.
Tuesday night it was the Indians’ turn to leave Andover with a victory, as fourth-ranked Billerica defeated 14th-ranked Andover, 58-51.
Andover (11-3) spent the entire second-half trying to climb out of an 11-point hole, but the deficit was too much for the Golden Warriors to overcome.
“There have been a couple of times that we’ve played some pretty good teams where we’ve gotten to a level where the other teams have not been able to match it,” Billerica coach Chris Doneski said.
The Golden Warriors pressured senior point guard Brittany Lomanno in the first quarter, but she opened up the second quarter with a layup to start a 15-1 run that gave the Indians (11-1) a 26-15 lead.
“She’s the glue of team,” Doneski said of Lomanno, who had 13 points. “She’s our vocal leader, she’s our leader by performance.’’
Pope John 58, Cathedral 29 — Sophomore Jade Moore scored 14 points for Cathedral, surpassing the 1,000-point career mark. She has been playing varsity since the seventh grade.
Braintree 53, Natick 44 — Sophomore Bridget Herlihy scored 14 points and had nine rebounds to lead the No. 3 Wamps. Her sister, freshman Brianna, added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
South Boston 62, Charlestown 39 — Daitannah Smith had 20 points and six rebounds for the Knights (10-3).
Concord-Carlisle 58, Acton-Boxboro 54 — Angela DeBruzzi (21 points) and Halle Burns (15) paced the Patriots.
Bishop Feehan 71, Coyle & Cassidy 52 — Shamrocks senior forward Sierra Schrader notched her 1,000th career point, finishing with 21 as her team clinched the league title at 7-0 (11-2 overall).
Madison Park 53, East Boston 30 — The Cardinals were led by Amber Edwards’s 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Her twin sister Krystal was the game’s leading scorer with 30 points. and 10 rebounds.
O’Bryant 50, West Roxbury 49 — Senior guard Gabe Vieira scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Tigers.
Braintree 57, Natick 55 — The Wamps won at the buzzer on a layup by senior forward Steve Murphy, who finished with 17 points.