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

    High 5

    Kayla Burton , Newton South: With 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, the Lehigh University-bound guard (left) led the Lions past Portsmouth, R.I., 77-51.

    Anna Kelly , Lexington: The freshman guard helped the Minutemen get out to an undefeated 4-0 start when she scored 31 in a win over Concord-Carlisle, 62-40.


    Jen Narlee , Medfield: The senior forward (right) scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Warriors in a 75-44 drubbing of Coyle & Cassidy.

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    Sean Peterson , Maynard: Leading by seven points after three quarters, the Tigers dominated West Boylston in the fourth behind 15 points from the junior guard, who scored a total of 19 in the 77-47 victory.

    Drew Shea , Medfield: Another Warriors forward — this one a junior on the boys’ team — came up big during the holiday break. He dropped 31 points on Weston to beat the Wildcats, 58-53.

    Perry’s Top 1o teams

    (Records as of midweek, with next game on Tuesday)

    1. St. John’s High (4-1);
    at St. Peter-Marian, 7 p.m.


    2. Newton North (4-1);
    vs. Brookline, 4

    3. Algonquin Regional (5-0); vs. North Middlesex, 7

    4. Milford (5-0); at Oliver Ames, 6:30

    5. Natick (4-1); at Dedham, 6:30

    6. Arlington Catholic (4-1); at Archbishop Williams, 6:30


    7. Nashoba Regional (4-2); vs. Marlborough, 7

    8. Shrewsbury (4-3); vs. Wachusett Regional, 7

    9. Watertown (4-1); vs. Wilmington, 7

    10. Hopkinton (3-1); at ­Millis, 6:30

    Perry’s Top 10 girls’ teams

    (Records as of midweek, with next game on Tuesday*)

    1. Medfield (5-1); at Westwood, 6:30 p.m.

    2. Newton North (5-1); at Brookline, 6:30

    3. Franklin (3-1); at North Attleborough, 6:30

    4. Arlington Catholic (5-2); vs. Archbishop Williams, 6:30

    5. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (3-1); vs. Newton South, 7

    6. Algonquin Regional (4-1); at North Middlesex, 7

    7. Nashoba Regional (3-1); at Marlborough, 7

    8. Hopkinton (4-1); vs. Medway, 6:30 Friday

    9. Lexington (4-0); vs. Reading Memorial, 7

    10. Bellingham (4-0); at Medway, 6:30

    *Unless noted separately

    Girls’ Game to watch

    Franklin at North Attleborough, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: Two of the top teams in the Hockomock League’s Kelley-Rex Division square off in an early-season test. Franklin senior captain Alicia Kutil averaged 11.8 points per game through the Panthers' first four, but they'll need her presence at both ends of the floor against North Attleborough (3-1), which averaged 57 points per game through its first four.

    Phil Perry

    Phil Perry can be reached at paperry27@gmail.com.