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

High 5

Nick Bates , Danvers: The senior guard recorded a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Falcons repeated as Division 3 champs, beating Smith Academy, 66-50.


Vinny Clifford , Danvers: The 6-4 sophomore wing struggled with shooting (0 for 5) in the first half of the final, but netted 11 second-half points on 4-of-4 shooting, including 3 three-pointers, for the Falcons’ win.

Casey McLaughlin , Central Catholic: In the first quarter of the Division 1 state final against Holy Name of Worcester, the 6-foot senior scored or assisted on 8 of 9 team field goals en route to a stat-stuffing performance of 27 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals in Central’s 53-48 win. She averaged 20 points and 15 rebounds in her final three tourney games.

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Courtney Walsh , Central Catholic: The 5-7 junior guard set the tone in the final with 5 points and 3 assists in the first quarter and finished the afternoon with 13 points, 6 assists, and a blocked shot for the Raiders.

Amanda Williams , Central Catholic: The 5-11 junior submitted 10 points, 10 rebounds, and a steal in the 53-48 state victory over Holy Name. She averaged 12 rebounds over the final three tourney games for the Raiders.

Bradley’s Top 10 boys’ teams


(Final records)

1. Danvers (24-2)

2. Central Catholic (21-6)

3. Lynn English (18-6)

4. North Andover (19-5)

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. Central Catholic (22-5)

2. Reading (23-1)

3. Pentucket (24-2)

4. Westford Academy (21-5)

5. Billerica (20-3)

6. Whittier (22-2)

7. Andover (18-7)

8. St. Mary’s (Lynn) (21-3)

9. Lynn English (21-3)

10. Ipswich (19-4)

Pat Bradley

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