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

High 5

Ryan Boulter , Mansfield: The sophomore sharpshooter did everything he could in the Division 1 championship game, a 50-48 overtime loss to Putnam, scoring a team-high 14 points. Nine of them came with less than 10 seconds left in regulation, including three free throws to send the game to overtime.

Darien Fernandez , Wareham: The 5-foot-8 point guard wore his emotions on his sleeve, right down to the end of a 77-71 South final loss to Martha’s Vineyard, but his his all-around athleticism is hard to argue with. The three-sport athlete became the program’s all-time leading scorer in late January and led all South region scorers with 21.8 points per game.


Ednaija Lassiter , Archbishop Williams: Her 11 points were good for just third-best for the Bishops in their 60-33 win over Lee to claim the Division 3 title, but the freshman guard’s poise was evident when she came off the bench, netting 9 points in the third quarter (Lee had 11 total).

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Kelly Martin , Scituate: A 58-41 loss to Medfield in the South semifinals abruptly ended the senior point guard’s career, but the influence she had on the Sailors’ 19-4 season, with a first-year coach (Matt Lewis), won’t soon be forgotten. Seemingly able to take over a game at any time, she averaged more than 20 points per contest in her final scholastic campaign, prompting Duxbury coach Bob Sullivan on several occasions to call Martin the best point guard on the South Shore.

Noma Okundaye , Scituate: Senior captain John Foster received most of the attention during the Sailors’ 21-4 season — and justifiably so — but Okundaye had quite the tournament run himself, giving everyone a preview of what could come in his senior year when Foster is off to Cornell. The junior forward averaged 15 points per game in Scituate’s last four, highlighted by a team-high 17 vs. Brighton, a 55-52 EMass final loss.

Healey’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Final records)

1. Mansfield (25-3)


2. Wareham (22-2)

3. Scituate (21-4)

4. North Quincy (20-6)

5. Cohasset (20-5)

6. Rockland (19-4)


7. Cardinal Spellman (19-4)

8. Brockton (12-9)

9. Milton (15-9)

10. Sharon (17-8)

Healey’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Braintree (24-3)

2. Archbishop Williams (23-5)

3. Duxbury (21-3)

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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