Basketball, Girls: Varsity defeats Andover

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Deerfield earned another hard-fought win on Saturday on their home court against Phillips Academy Andover.  Though Deerfield maintained a lead throughout the entire game, Andover clawed back in the second half and cut the lead to as little at 7 points in the remaining minutes.  Deerfield ‘s relentless full-court pressure helped them jump out to a commanding lead in the first 10 minutes of the game, holding Andover to just 5 points for most of the half.  The teams headed into halftime with Deerfield 12 points ahead at 26-14.  Evan Burkert and Claire Cummings added valuable minutes off the bench for Deerfield, with Cummings pulling down 11 rebounds and contributing 10 points after a perfect 10-for-10 performance from the line.  Melissa Mitrovic led all scorers with 12 points, and Emma Reavis filled up the stats sheet with 10 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 6 steals.