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North: Players of the Week, Top 10 boys’ and girls’ basketball teams

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Derek Collins , North Andover: The senior guard found his stroke in the Division 2 North semifinals, scorching the nets for 26 points on the strength of seven 3-pointers in a 68-44 win over Wakefield.

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Steve Collins , Lynn English: The sensational sophomore guard scored 34 points in a fast-paced Division 1 North semifinal, leading the Bulldogs to a 94-87 win over Everett.

Casey McLaughlin , Central Catholic: The 6-foot senior forward poured in 21 of her game-high 24 points in the second half, including the 1,000th of her career, in a 62-31 Division 1 North semifinal win over three-time defending state champion Andover.

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Tyler Nelson , Central Catholic: The sharp-shooting 6-2 junior guard was silky smooth Tuesday night, dropping a game-high 31 points in a 61-48 victory over Andover in the Division 1 North semis.

Kayla Riley, Whittier: The sophomore guard scored a game-high 21 points, draining four 3s, in a 52-46 win over Mystic Valley in the Division 4 North semifinals. Teammate Andrea Terranova also chipped in 16 points.

Bradley’s Top 10
boys’ teams

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(Records through Wednesday)

1. Lynn English (18-5)

2. Central Catholic (20-5)

3. North Andover (19-4)

4. Danvers (21-2)

5. Everett (16-7)

6. Melrose (22-1)

7. Andover (16-7)

8. St. John’s Prep (19-3)

9. Lowell (18-4)

10. Wakefield (17-6)

Bradley’s Top 10
girls’ teams

1. Reading (21-0)

2. Pentucket (23-1)

3. Billerica (20-2)

4. Westford Academy (19-4)

5. Central Catholic (19-5)

6. Whittier (22-1)

7. Andover (18-7)

8. St. Mary’s (Lynn) (21-3)

9. Lynn English (21-3)

10. Ipswich (19-4)

Pat Bradley

Pat Bradley can be reached patrick.bradley@globe.com.
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