Tanglis was also thankful that North Andover plays in the Merrimack Valley Conference, which means you get at least 10 of these kinds of games every winter. There have been many years when North Andover entered the state tourney with one, two or three losses as a member of the Cape Ann League only to lose early in the state tournament.
Now at 13-8, the Knights believe they are a threat in the Division 2 North bracket. “When you play the Andovers and Centrals you are prepared for games like this,” said Tanglis.
Enright concurred, saying with a big smile “Our league is the best in the state!”
North Andover plays the winner of tonight’s Danvers-Marblehead game. That will likely be Saturday.
North Andover 68, Beverly 57
North Andover: White 3-1-8, Bede 5-1-13, Daley 2-2-6, Enright 6-3-18, Couyoumjian 4-0-9, Reeve 4-1-9, Testa 2-1-5. Totals 26-9-68.
Beverly: Sinclair 3-1-8, Berchoff 9-4-23, Cross 3-2-10, Traicoff 4-0-10, Franco 3-0-6, Coughlin 0-0-0, Cairns 0-0-0, Duguid 0-0-0. Totals 22-7-57.
Halftime: NA, 32-26.
3-pointers: NA, Enright 3, Bede 2, White, Couyoumijian; B, Cross 2, Traicoff 2, Sinclair, Berchoff.
Records: NA, 13-8; B, 15-8.