The bright lights and parquet floor didn’t faze junior guard David Giribaldi or freshman guard E.J. Perry Saturday. Giribaldi led all scorers with 26 points and Perry added 12 to give No. 6 Andover (10-2) a 57-48 win over No. 13 Brookline (7-4) in the first Good Sports TD Garden Invitational.
“It doesn’t matter what defense they play, he’s going to attack no matter what,” Andover coach David Fazio said of Giribaldi, the game’s MVP. “They can play box-and-one, they can go triangle-and-two, he’s just a killer. He’s just going to keep attacking and the bigger the game, the better he plays.”
Giribaldi has led the Warriors all season, but Perry’s play on the wing provided the change of pace Andover’s offense needed. The freshman said his performance on the biggest stage in Boston is a product of hard work.
“I just try to use the skills I’ve worked so hard to perfect and get better,” Perry said. “I just try to do what [the coaches] want me to do and try to pick and choose my spots where to go. I just make my shots as best I can.”
Senior guard Elijah Rogers had 18 points for Brookline.
Wellesley 53, St. John’s Prep 51 — After hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to give his team an early fourth-quarter lead, senior Aidan James’s rebound and putback with 23 seconds to play lifted the Raiders past the No. 4 Eagles in the Good Sports Invitational.
Lynn Classical 55, Malden 51 — Trailing, 41-40, with less than five minutes to play, the Rams outscored the Golden Tornadoes, 15-10, for the win at the Garden.
Lexington 49, Acton-Boxborough 48 — In another Good Sports Invitational game, Hugh O'Neil drilled a 3-pointer from the top of the key to bring the Minutemen within 1 point (48-47) with just over a minute left. James Laurenzi corralled a long offensive rebound and drove in for a layup to put Lexington up, 49-48, with 15 seconds left.
Mansfield 53, Franklin 50— Also at the Garden, Ryan DeAndrade and Michael Boen combined for three free throws in the last 10 seconds and the Hornets survived a last-second 3-point attempt from the Panthers.
BB&N 73, Brooks 67 — In his 37th year of coaching, including stops at Minuteman, Melrose, and Burlington, the Knights’ Nick Papas won his 500th game. Junior forward Ben Crawford had 23 points and 13 rebounds as BB&N improved to 10-4.
BC High 1, Cathedral (Springfield) 1 — Trailing, 1-0, BC High’s Sam Topham scored with 6:19 left to give the Eagles a tie.
Catholic Memorial 3, Malden Catholic 2 — Senior Michael Stathopolous scored two goals and Brandon Collette made 37 saves as the Knights improved to 7-2-2.
Marshfield 3, Plymouth North 2 — Senior right wing David Cataldo scored all three goals for the Rams (9-4).
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The Revere boys’ hockey team forfeited six wins and two ties because of using an ineligible player during the first 10 games.