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

High 5

David Giribaldi , Andover: The 5-foot-8 junior guard poured in 27 points and added four steals in a win as the Golden Warriors halted an eight-game losing streak against Central Catholic, beating the Raiders 55-52 in the Commonwealth Motors Christmas Classic tournament on Dec. 28.


Freddie Hogan , Lynn English: The junior guard racked up 48 total points, including 22 in a 73-66 title game win over St. Mary’s, to capture MVP honors in the Boverini tournament. He had 16 points against Lynn Tech in the first round.

Kelsi McNamara , Pentucket: The junior guard scored a season-high 22 points in a 52-38 win over North Reading, and also had a 19-point performance against Beverly.

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Escarlin Reynoso , Greater Lawrence: The senior point guard earned MVP honors in the Nashoba Valley Tournament after scoring 40 total points in wins over Winthrop (61-40) and Notre Dame (50-35).

Catherine Stinson , Lynn English: The senior captain netted 17 points and contributed eight assists and three rebounds in a 59-51 win over St. Mary’s in the championship game of the Boverini tournament. She had 19 points in a first-round win over Lynn Tech.

Saade’s Top 10 boys’ teams


(Records through Monday)

 1. Lynn English (4-0); beat St. Mary’s, 74-66

 2. Andover (4-0); beat Central Catholic, 72-68

 3. St. John’s Prep (4-0); beat Bishop Fenwick, 72-41

 4. Central Catholic (3-2); lost to St. Anthony’s (N.J.), 62-46

 5. Everett (4-0); beat Methuen, 75-64

 6. Danvers (4-0); beat Malden, 67-57

 7. N. Andover (3-0); beat Methuen, 62-51

 8. Burlington (3-2); lost to Malden Catholic, 78-67

 9. Salem (2-0); beat Revere, 81-45

10. Lynn Classical (2-2); lost to St. Mary’s, 43-40

Saade’s Top 10 girls’ teams

 1. Westford Academy (4-0); beat Central Catholic, 49-42

 2. Lynn English (5-0); beat St. Mary’s, 59-51

 3. St. Mary’s (6-1); lost to Lynn English, 59-51

 4. Central Catholic (3-1); lost to Westford, 49-42

 5. Peabody (4-1); beat Medford, 38-13

 6. Masconomet (5-0); beat Hamilton-Wenham, 64-39

 7. Billerica (3-1); beat Lincoln-Sudbury, 57-53

 8. Andover (5-0); beat Lawrence, 64-34

 9. Newburyport (4-0); beat Triton, 60-23

T-10. Lynnfield (5-0); beat Cathedral, 57-22

T-10. Woburn (5-0); beat Stoneham, 41-24

Joseph Saade

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