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

High 5

Nick Cambio, Central Catholic: While Fairfield-bound guard Tyler Nelson remained sidelined with a broken wrist, the senior forward captain ran the show with 21 points and 12 rebounds in the Red Raiders’ 58-43 season opener against Methuen.

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Sam Charette/Catherine Ecker : The senior captains were all over the scoresheet in their first game of the year; Charette, a 6-foot-1 center, netted 10 points, along with 10 rebounds and five steals, while Ecker, a guard, put up 15 points, 13 rebounds, and five steals as the Generals trounced Triton, 45-22 on Dec. 13.

Anthony Gilardi, Malden: In a season-opening thriller, the junior forward tallied 24 points and seven rebounds as the Golden Tornados edged Brighton, 63-62.

Emily Pettigrew, Newburyport: The sophomore forward put on a clinic in her first game of the year, notching 16 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and five blocks in the Clippers’ 49-40 win over North Reading on Dec. 13.

Jessica Witten, Andover: With the Golden Warriors trailing by 7 with two minutes remaining, the senior guard nailed two clutch 3-pointers, sparking a 49-45 comeback win over Lowell.

Snow’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records as of Tuesday, with last game played)

1. Lynn English (0-0)

2. Central Catholic (1-0); beat Methuen, 58-43

3. St. John’s Prep (0-0)

4. Andover (1-0); beat Lowell, 61-49

5. Everett (0-0)

6. Burlington (2-0); beat New Bedford, 74-67

7. Danvers (0-0)

8. Lynn Classical (0-0)

9. Melrose (1-0); beat Winchester, 42-41

10. Salem (0-0)

Snow’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. St. Mary’s (2-0); beat Cardinal Spellman, 74-48

2. Central Catholic (1-0); beat Methuen, 65-34

3. Westford Academy (0-0)

4. Lynn English (0-0)

5. Billerica (1-0); beat Billerica, 84-52

6. Peabody (1-0); beat Revere, 52-25

7. Pentucket (1-0); beat Saugus, 70-43

8. Masconomet (0-0)

9. Ipswich (0-0)

10. Somerville (0-1); lost to Whittier, 71-62


Taylor C. Snow can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @taylorcsnow.
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