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West: Players of the week and top 10 boys’ and girls’ basketball teams

High 5

A.J. Brodeur , Algonquin: A near quadruple-double — 31 points, 21 rebounds, 10 blocks, and seven assists — from the 6-foot-8 sophomore center gave the Tomahawks a dominating victory over a talented Fitchburg team, 82-63.

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Maura Buckley , Arlington Catholic: The junior forward averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds in wins over Bishop Fenwick (58-39) and Cardinal Spellman (61-20).

Aaron Falzon , St. Mark’s: With a career-high 33 points, the 6-foot-7 sophomore sharpshooter led the Lions past Roxbury Latin, 65-62.

Jake Loewen , Hudson: The senior captain became the Hawks’ career scoring leader (1,079 points) when he soared in for a layup in overtime to help beat Marlborough, 68-64.

Infinity Thomas-Waheed , Newton North: Averaging 21 points, eight rebounds, seven steals, and three blocks in two monster games, the junior forward helped the Tigers to Bay State Carey wins over Needham (62-35) and Framingham (58-29).

Perry’s top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Tuesday, with next game listed)

 1. Algonquin (9-0); vs. Nashoba, Tues., 7

 2. Newton North (7-2); at Braintree, Tues., 6:30

 3. Milford (9-1); vs. Attleboro, Tues., 6:30

 4. St. John’s Shrewsbury (6-3); at Fitchburg, Tues., 7

 5. Brookline (6-3); at Needham, Tues., 6:30

 6. Wayland (7-2); vs. Acton-Boxborough, Tues., 5:30

 7. Arlington Catholic (7-2); vs. North Quincy, Mon., 2

 8. Hopkinton (8-2); at Dover-Sherborn, Mon., 3:30

 9. Wellesley (6-3); vs. Dedham, Tues., 6:30

10. Waltham (6-2); vs. Lincoln-Sudbury, Tues., 5:30

Perry’s Top 10 girls’ teams

 1. Newton North (9-1); vs. Braintree, Tues., 3:45

 2. Medfield (12-1); at Norton, Tues., 6:30

 3. Arlington Catholic (7-3); at Needham, Mon., 2

 4. Algonquin (8-1); at Nashoba, Tues., 7

 5. Franklin (7-2); vs. Foxborough, Tues., 6:30

 6. Nashoba (8-1); vs. Algonquin, Tues., 7

 7. Lexington (8-1); at Wakefield, Tues., 7

 8. Lincoln-Sudbury (5-3); vs. Waltham, Tues., 5:30

 9. Belmont (8-2); at Wilmington, Tues., 7

10. Wellesley (6-4); at Dedham, Tues., 6:30

Game of the Week

Newton North vs. Braintree girls, Tuesday, 3:45

The Tigers were handed a 54-35 loss by Braintree the last time these two teams met on Dec. 14. North responded with an eight-game winning streak and turned up its defense, allowing just 29.9 points per game. Linda Martindale’s club has been led in part by junior duo Maddie Bledsoe and Infinity Thomas-Waheed, and will need contributions from all its roster when it takes on the Wamps, who started the season 11-0.

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