North Andover High boys basketball schedule 2017-18

Date Opponent Time

Tue, 12/19 at Methuen 7 p.m.

Fri, 12/22 at Billerica 7 p.m.

Wed, 12/27 at Methuen 7:45 p.m.*

Fri, 12/29 at Bishop Guertin 4:15 p.m.*

Mon, 01/02 Tewksbury 7 p.m.

Thu, 01/05 at Chelmsford 7 p.m.

Mon, 01/09 Haverhill 7 p.m.

Thu, 01/12 at Dracut 7 p.m.

Mon, 01/16 at Central Catholic 7 p.m.

Mon, 01/23 Andover 7 p.m.

Thu, 01/26 at Lawrence 7 p.m.

Mon, 01/30 Billerica 7 p.m.

Thu, 02/02 at Tewksbury 7 p.m.

Mon, 02/06 Lowell 7 p.m.

Mon, 02/13 Dracut 7 p.m.

Tue, 02/14 Westborough 7 p.m.

Thu, 02/16 Chelmsford 7 p.m.

Tue, 02/21 Chelsea 7 p.m.

* -- Denotes Commonwealth Motors Christmas Classic


North Andover boys basketball preview

2016-17 season: 15-6, lost D2 North first round

Returning starters (3): Chim Ogwuru, 5-10, Sr., guard; Darren Watson, 5-10, Jr., guard; Jake McElroy, 5-10, Jr., guard

Returning lettermen: Sean Kenneally, 6-3, Sr., guard; Colin Lee, 6-2, Sr., guard; Garrett Murphy, 6-5, Jr., center; Kyle Moore, 5-11, Soph., guard

Promising newcomers: Gabe DeSouza, 5-11, Jr., guard; Matt Niejadlik, 6-4, Jr., forward; Mikey Gorgoni, 5-9, Jr., guard; Ryan Slattery, 5-11, Jr., guard; Kellan Murphy, 6-0, Frosh, guard; Jake Wolinski, 5-11, Frosh., guard

Captains: Chim Ogwuru, Jake McElroy

Returning scoring leaders: Jake McElroy 14.2/49 3’s; Chim Ogwuru 6.0, Darren Watson 5.0

Returning honorees: Jake McElroy, E-T All-Star; Chim Ogwuru, MVC All-Star

Fast facts: Football star Gabe DeSouza, a transfer from Everett, hasn’t been cleared yet after a scary late-season injury. But he’s a fine hoopster, too. Coach Paul Tanglis said they should know more today. ... Freshman Kellan Murphy is the son of Dan Murphy from the powerhouse teams in the mid-’80s. ... The Knights bounced back last winter after having their 52-year streak of making the state tourney snapped the previous season.

Assistant coaches: Kevin Tanglis, Bill Hart, Matt Medeiros, Adriel Mejia (manager)

Coach Paul Tanglis: (5th year, 42-42)