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


Georgia Bourikas , Fontbonne: The senior captain led the undefeated Ducks to another perfect week, averaging 21 points, eight rebounds, and two steals per game in wins over Needham (55-47) and Somerville (58-46).


Dan Gould , North Quincy: In wins over Braintree (67-65 in overtime) and Quincy (58-49) en route to the John Adams Classic championship, the senior guard averaged 21 points.

Tony Pires , Carver: The senior guard netted a game-high 28 points Dec. 28 in the Crusaders’ 89-84 win over Somerset Berkley, one day after his 18-point performance against Cape Cod Tech, a 61-34 win.

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Maya Umoren , North Quincy: The 5-foot-10 junior center helped the Red Raiders salvage its week with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double in a 54-32 win over rival Quincy.

Emma Zuk , Stoughton: The senior poured in 14 points in the Black Knights’ 50-27 win over Whitman-Hanson Dec. 27 before pouring in 19 — thanks to five 3-pointers — against Hull the next day, a 59-31 Stoughton (4-1) win.

Healey’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Tuesday; with next game listed)


1. Mansfield (5-1); Tues., at Taunton, 6:30

2. North Quincy (6-2); Tues., vs. Hanover, 6:30

3. Rockland (7-0); Tues., vs. Mashpee, 6:30

4. Cardinal Spellman (6-0); Fri., vs. Arlington Catholic, 6:30

5. Foxborough (6-1); Tues., at Stoughton, 6:30

6. Whitman-Hanson (5-1); Tues., vs. Silver Lake, Tuesday, 6:30

7. Norton (5-0); Tues., at Holliston, 6:30

8. Wareham (4-1); Thurs., vs. Bourne, Thursday, 6:30

9. Brockton (4-3); Fri., Durfee, 7

10. Carver (4-2); Fri., at Monomoy, 6:30

Healey’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Braintree (5-0); vs. Framingham, Tuesday, 6:30

2. Archbishop Williams (4-1); Tues., at Arlington Catholic, 6:30

3. Oliver Ames (5-0); Tues., at Milford, 6:30

4. Fontbonne (6-0); Wed., at Braintree, 6:30

5. Arlington Catholic (5-2); Tues., vs. Archbishop Williams, 6:30

6. Abington (6-1); Fri., vs. New Bedford, 6:30

7. Dedham (6-0); Tues., at Natick, 6:30

8. Hanover (4-1); Tues., vs. North Quincy, 6:30

9. Stoughton (4-1); Fri., vs. Canton, 6:30

10. Scituate (3-0); Tues., vs. Duxbury, 6:30

Game of the Week

Archbishop Williams (4-1) at Arlington Catholic (5-2), Tuesday, 6:30

A clash of the top two girls’ teams in the top half of the Catholic Central Large. The visiting Bishops, who are 3-0 against conference opponents, may hold an advantage, but will be coming off the two-day “A New Year’s Resolution” tournament in Patterson, N.J., Jan. 5-6.

Tim Healey

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