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

High 5

Rocky DeAndrade , Mansfield: The Hornets landed in the Division 1 South final for the third time in four years thanks to the junior floor general’s 17.3 points per game. He had a game-high 21 in the sectional quarters, a 57-48 overtime win vs. Franklin.


Nakira Examond , Greater New Bedford: The sophomore center’s 13.5 points per game in wins over Cohasset (51-38) and Old Colony (54-43) were, while impressive, far overshadowed by her totals in the Division 4 South semifinals. Her 18 points and 18 rebounds helped the Bears defeat top seed and previously undefeated Blue Hills, 57-42.

John Foster , Scituate: The 6-foot-5 Cornell football recruit had his way with the Division 2 South bracket, posting an average of 22 points per game in wins over Falmouth, Hingham, and Sharon. No game was bigger than his 28-point, 18-rebound performance vs. the Eagles, a narrow 83-79 win, to put the Sailors in the South finals.

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Dan Gould , North Quincy: In a week in which the Red Raiders received 63 points from their senior guard — 21 per game in three wins — the biggest came at the very end. To cap his 23-point game vs. second-seeded Newton North in the Division 1 South semifinals, Gould hit four key free throws down the stretch to extend his and his twin brother Pat’s final season.

Bridget Herlihy , Braintree: The second-seeded Wamps did not have any issues en route to a Division 1 South finals berth, spurred by the sophomore forward’s 19.3 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game in wins over Quincy (69-24), Stoughton (70-46), and Wellesley (57-33).

Healey’s Top 10 boys’ teams


(Records through Wednesday)

1. Mansfield (23-2)

2. Wareham (22-1)

3. Scituate (20-3)

4. North Quincy (20-5)

5. Cohasset (20-4)

6. Rockland (19-4)

7. Cardinal Spellman (19-4)

8. Brockton (12-9)

9. Milton (15-8)

10. Sharon (17-8)

Healey’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Braintree (23-2)

2. Archbishop Williams (20-5)

3. Duxbury (21-2)

4. Fontbonne (19-3)

5. Abington (22-2)

6. Oliver Ames (19-2)

7. Scituate (19-4)

8. Old Rochester (18-5)

9. Marshfield (15-7)

10. Blue Hills (21-1)

Tim Healey

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