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

High 5

Jaylen Blakely , Brockton: The Boxers continued to climb up the rankings thanks in large part to their senior guard, who averaged 19 points per game in Big 3 wins over Durfee (75-34) and New Bedford (77-75).

Stephanie Flynn , Hanover: The freshman forward continued her stellar play, tallying 14 points and 10 boards in a win over Hingham before netting 13 points against Middleborough.


Jen Gemma , Fontbonne: Though the Ducks were dealt their first loss of the season, 54-31 to Braintree, the senior forward netted her 1,000th career point in an 18-point, 17-rebound performance in a win over North Middlesex.

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Marquis McClendon , North Quincy: The 5-foot-10 senior forward averaged 17 points in a pair of wins over Patriot League foes Duxbury (85-46) and Scituate (67-49).

Brittany Stone , West Bridgewater: The junior captain averaged 23 points per game in three wins, including a season-high 28 against previously undefeated Norfolk Aggie.

Healey’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Tuesday with next game listed)

1. Mansfield (9-1); at Canton, Mon., 6:30


2. Brockton (6-2); at Dartmouth, Tues., 6:30

3. Rockland (10-1); vs. Norwell, Tues., 6:30

4. Wareham (9-1); at Dighton-Rehoboth, Tues., 6:30

5. Whitman-Hanson (9-1); at Seekonk, Mon., 2

6. Cohasset (9-2); vs. Carver, Tues., 6:30


7. Norton (9-1); at Medfield, Tues., 6:30

8. Cardinal Spellman (8-2); vs. Scituate, Tues., 6:30

9. North Quincy (8-3); at Arlington Catholic, Mon., 2

10. Sharon (7-3); vs. Taunton, Tues., 6:30

Healey’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Braintree (11-0); at Newton North, Tues., 6:30

2. Oliver Ames (9-0); at King Philip, Tues., 6:30

3. Archbishop Williams (7-3); vs. Woodson (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Sun., 6

4. Fontbonne (9-1); vs. Cardinal Spellman, Sun., 4:30

5. Abington (10-1); at East Bridgewater, Tues., 6:30

6. Duxbury (7-1); vs. Hingham, Tues., 6:30

7. Hanover (8-1); at Pembroke, Fri., 6:30

8. Plymouth South (8-2); vs. Pembroke, Wed., 6:30

9. Scituate (5-2); vs. Advanced Math & Science, Tues., 6:30

10. Walpole (7-2); vs. Natick, Tues., 6:30

Game of the Week

Braintree girls at Newton North, Tuesday, 6:30

The Wamps face their biggest test to date in a clash of Bay State Conference Carey Division leaders. Sophomores Bridget Herlihy and Ashley Russell are averaging 10-plus points per game for Braintree, but piling up points against North will not be easy: The Tigers are yielding just 33.8 points per game.

Tim Healy

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