Courtside chatter

Courtside chatter

High Five


Adam Bramanti, Masconomet: Riding a 30-point effort from the senior guard, the Chieftains clipped Hamilton-Wenham, 70-58.

Monta Connolly, Lynn Classical: The Rams pulled out a 38-37 win over Winthrop behind 20 points from the junior guard.

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Olivia Healy, Reading: In a 67-47 victory at Watertown, the senior guard netted 27 points, including the 1,000th of her career.

Isaiah Nelsen, North Andover: The 6-foot-6-inch junior forward poured in 26 points as the Scarlet Knights defeated host Manchester-Essex, 76-68.

Kayla Pellot, Haverhill: The senior guard drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Hillies to a 51-49 win over Lawrence, capping a 19-point night.


MacInnis’s Top 10 boys’ teams

Records through Tuesday, with next game listed

1. Central Catholic (15-0); at Lawrence, Tuesday, 7:30

2. Lawrence (11-2); vs. Central Catholic, Tuesday, 7:30

3. North Andover (13-1); at Hamilton-Wenham, Tuesday, 6:30

4. Westford (13-2); at Concord-Carlisle, Tuesday, 5:30

5. Reading (12-2); vs. Lexington, Tuesday, 7

6. St. John’s Prep (9-5); vs. East Boston, Thursday, 7

7. St. Mary’s of Lynn (14-3); vs. Archbishop Williams, Monday, 6:30

8. Lowell (11-3); vs. Andover, Tuesday, 7:30

9. Lynn English (9-3); at Salem, Tuesday, 7

10. Danvers (12-1); vs. Swampscott, Tuesday, 7

MacInnis’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Andover (15-0); vs. Lowell, Wednesday, 7

2. Reading (13-0); vs. Lexington, Tuesday, 5:30

3. Lynn English (13-1); vs. Salem, Tuesday, 7

4. Westford Academy (14-1); vs. Acton-Boxborough, Friday, 6

5. Masconomet (10-2); at Triton, Tuesday, 6:30

6. Billerica (12-2); at Central Catholic, Tuesday, 7

7. Central Catholic (9-4); vs. Billerica, Tuesday, 7

8. Ipswich (11-3); at Manchester-Essex, Friday, 6:30

9. Swampscott (9-2); at Winthrop, Wednesday, 7

10. Woburn (10-2); at Arlington, Tuesday, 5:30

Game to watch

Central Catholic at Lawrence, Tuesday, 7:30: Merrimack Valley Conference showdown features two boys’ programs with a combined record of 27-2. Senior captain Luis Puello spearheads the attack for the Raiders, who defeated Lawrence in the teams’ Jan. 14 meeting, 69-67. Senior guard Trevon Farley has registered multiple 20-plus point games for Lawrence.

Compiled by Ryan MacInnis

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