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

High 5

Sean Bryan , Lowell: Following his 27-point, 13-assist, 10-rebound triple-double, the sophomore guard racked up 14 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in a 58-45 win over Dracut on Tuesday.


Nick Cross , Beverly: With the Panthers trailing by 20 points after two quarters, the senior forward scored 23 of his game-high 26 points in the second half to complete a 62-56 comeback victory over Salem on Tuesday.

Deidra Newson , Lynn English: With the senior captain supplying a team-high 18 points, the unbeaten Bulldogs toppled Peabody 54-37 to capture their third consecutive Northeastern Conference championship.

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Oscar Reynoso , Greater Lawrence: Powering the Reggies to their seventh consecutive victory, the senior forward posted 20 points (six 3-pointers), eight rebounds, and six assists in a 64-35 win over Minuteman.

Norma Waggett , Saugus: Accounting for more than half of his team’s output, the senior guard poured in 30 points in a 54-43 win over Triton Regional. She netted her 1,000th point in a loss to Ipswich on Jan. 29.

Saade’s Top 10 boys’ teams


(Records through Tuesday)

1. Central Catholic (12-4); beat Billerica, 68-49

2. Everett (11-2); beat Lynn Classical, 83-66

3. Lynn English (13-3); beat Peabody, 85-70

4. Andover (11-3); beat Methuen, 64-53

5. Salem (11-3); lost to Beverly, 62-56

6. St. John’s Prep (12-3); beat Xaverian, 61-43

7. Danvers (12-2); beat Winthrop, 69-26

8. North Andover (11-4); beat Haverhill, 66-52

9. Woburn (10-5); beat Winchester, 67-55

10. (tie) Greater Lawrence (13-2); beat Minuteman, 64-35

10. (tie) St. Mary’s (12-4); beat Bishop Fenwick, 78-54

Saade’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Lynn English (16-0); beat Peabody, 54-37

2. Westford Academy (14-1); beat Boston Latin, 50-34

3. St. Mary’s (15-1); beat Bishop Fenwick, 56-46

4. Central Catholic (14-1); beat Lawrence, 64-51

5. Masconomet (14-0); beat Pentucket, 39-38

6. Woburn (14-1); beat Winchester, 49-35

7. Peabody (10-4); lost to Lynn English, 54-37

8. Andover (12-4); beat Lawrence, 61-32

9. Lynnfield (13-3); beat Georgetown, 53-38

10. (tie) Pentucket (12-4); lost to Masconomet, 39-38

10. (tie) Chelmsford (12-2); beat Billerica, 53-45

Game of the week

Central Catholic girls at Andover, Friday, 7 p.m.

The Merrimack Valley Conference’s top two teams face off again. The Division 1 state champion Red Raiders ran away with a 75-37 victory at home on Jan. 9.

Joseph Saade

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