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


Erin Cressman , Nashoba Regional: With 19 points and 14 rebounds, the sophomore led the Chieftains past North Middlesex Regional, 70-40.


Rachel McCarron , Groton-Dunstable Regional: The senior guard poured in 30 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to pace the Crusaders in their 56-31 win over Quabbin Regional.

Matt Ozzela , Medway: The senior forward’s 24 points and 12 rebounds helped the Mustangs to a dominating win over Dover-Sherborn, 53-31.

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Saliah Serrette , Weston: A near ­triple-double — 24 points, 10 rebounds, 8 blocks — from the senior forward sparked the Wildcats to a 60-34 win over Dual County League Small Division foe Wayland.

John Zimmerman , Medfield: Helping the Big Blue race to a strong start this season, the senior forward had 18 points and 14 rebounds in a 60-54 win over Holliston.

Perry’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Tuesday, with next game listed)


1. Algonquin Regional (7-0); at Leo­minster, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

2. Newton North (5-2); at Needham, Tues., 6:30

3. Milford (8-0); at Taunton, Tues., 6:30

4. St. John’s High (4-3); vs. Holy Name, Tues., 7

5. Natick (5-2); at Wellesley, Tues., 6:30

6. Brookline (5-3); at Framingham, Tues., 6:30

7. Arlington Catholic (6-1); vs. Bishop Fenwick, Tues., 6:30

8. Hopkinton (6-2); vs. Westwood, Tues., 6:30

9. Medfield (6-2); at Ashland, Tues., 6:30

10. Watertown (5-2); at Burlington, Tues., 7

Perry’s Top 10 girls’ teams

(Records through Tuesday, with next game listed)

1. Newton North (7-1); at Needham, Tuesday, 5 p.m.

2. Medfield (9-1); at Ashland, Tues., 5

3. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (5-1); at Westford, Tues., 5:30

4. Arlington Catholic (7-2); at Bishop Fenwick, Tues., 6:30

5. Franklin (5-2); at Canton, Tues., 6:30

6. Algonquin Regional (6-1); vs. Leominster, Tues., 7

7. Nashoba Regional (6-1); vs. Quabbin Regional, Tues., 7

8. Watertown (5-1); vs. Burlington, Tues., 7

9. Belmont (6-1); vs. Woburn, Tues., 7

10. Lexington (5-1); at Winchester, Tues., 5:30


Algonquin Regional vs. Wachusett Regional, Friday, 7 p.m.: A.J. Brodeur, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, has been strong in the paint all season for Algonquin, and averaged 17 points, 10.5 boards, and 5.5 blocks in two games to start this month. The Tomahawks will need all they can get from their center to knock off Midland Wachusett League foe Wachusett, 8-0 at midweek.

Phil Perry

Phil Perry can be reached at paperry27@gmail.com.
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