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February 23, 2013

Bardwell wins MVP, leads All-Conference team

Chris Bardwell’s transition from Central Catholic reserve to impact starter at North Andover was completed this past week when the Knights’ power forward was named Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 Most Valuable Player by the league coaches.

Bardwell averaged over 21 points a game to lead the Division 1 co-champion Knights.

Junior guard Anthony Dionne, who averages 12.6 points a game for Haverhill, was named the MVC Division 2 Most Valuable Player.

The area duo was joined by 10 others on the All-Conference team, including all five starters from Central Catholic.

Here is the list of all honorees:

MVC All-Conference Team

North Andover: Isaiah Nelsen, Sr., forward, Derek Collins, Sr., guard, Chris Bardell, Sr., forward; Lowell: Jonathan Perez, Sr., guard; Jonathan Perez, Sr., guard; Andover: Sam Dowden, Sr., forward; Central Catholic: Joel Berroa, Sr., forward, Tyler Nelson, Jr., guard, Lucas Hammel, Sr., guard, Doug Gemmell, Sr., forward, Nick Cambio, Jr., forward; Haverhill: Anthony Dionne, Jr., guard

Locals on MVC All-Star teams

Division 1

Andover — Chris Dunn, Sr.; Tyler Verrette, Sr.; Max Silveira, Sr.

Central — Jamahl Lopez, Sr.

Lawrence — Tre’von Farley, Sr.; Johnathan Paulino, Jr.; Kevin Fabian, Jr.

Coach of the Year: Rick Nault, Central

Division 2

Haverhill — Matt Jameson, Jr.; Saul Phiri, Frosh.

Methuen — Tim Galloway-Burke, Soph.; Nathan Bueno, Sr.; Cooper Hammel, Soph.

Coach of the Year: Mike Trovato, Haverhill

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