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THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Algonquin’s Alex Karaban unstoppable vs. Catholic Memorial boys’ basketball

The 6-foot-7 freshman dazzled with 35 points and 20 rebounds in 77-64 nonconference win over CM.

HS BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Who knew the City of Quincy was the hub of boys’ hockey?

North Quincy and Quincy High are a combined 18-5, with nine wins apiece, thus far this season. “You want both schools thriving,” said North Quincy coach Matt Gibbons.

HS BOYS’ HOCKEY

EMass boys’ hockey: Peabody’s Nick Capillo headlines Players of the Week

Top performances from EMass hockey players in the past week:

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BC High starts fast, makes quick work of CM boys’ hockey

Thomas Kramer’s first-period goal 2:22 into regulation set the tone for the Eagles in a 5-1 victory over the Knights at Warrior Ice Arena.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | LYNN ENGLISH 89, LYNN CLASSICAL 71

Alonzo Linton puts on a powerful display for Lynn English

The senior forward (27 points, 15 rebounds) dazzled the capacity crowd with some above-the-rim play Wednesday night at Kavanaugh Gymnasium.

MIAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MIAA plans to implement new all-sport power rating system

Starting in the fall of 2020, all team sports (except for tennis and rugby, with modifications) will be seeded by the MaxPreps rating system.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Kori Barach leads the charge at Concord-Carlisle: ‘I wanted to step it up and help us succeed.’

The 5-foot-10 sophomore has led the No. 12 Patriots (9-1) with 20.2 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals per game.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Franklin’s Ali Brigham headlines Players of the Week

George Washington-bound junior had 26 points and 17 rebounds in a 73-37 rout of Taunton.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | CATHEDRAL 72, ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS 65

MacKenzie Daleba stands tall for No. 3 Cathedral

Junior forward poured in 24 of her game-high 28 points in the second half in Catholic Central win over Archbishop Williams.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Claire Gaziano, Natick girls’ basketball have perfect remedy for Braintree

Braintree’s only other loss came against Wachusett Regional, which reached the Central semifinals last March

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | LOWELL 72, LAWRENCE 65

Carlos Nunez sparks No. 5 Lowell to spirited MVC win over Lawrence

Junior guard scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to spark the Red Raiders (10-1).

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

‘Basketball taught me.’ How Canton’s Xavier Machuga returned to the court after a brain aneurysm

After months of rehab, Xavier Machuga realized his dream by starting for Canton and scoring the first basket Tuesday.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY

EMass girls’ hockey: Marblehead’s Sydney Cresta headlines Players of the Week

Top performances from EMass girls’ hockey players in the past week.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

At Masconomet, making a five-school girls’ hockey co-op work

For a program that encompasses 9 towns, and other multiple school teams like BMWORR and Medway/Ashland, it’s all in the logistics.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Austin Prep names former Reading star Billy Tucker as football coach

Tucker replaces Bill Maradei at the Reading private school

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Barnstable’s Riley James the state’s Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

The Bryant University-bound hitter powered Red Raiders to D1 final and finished with MIAA-record 1,729 career kills.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Sam Taber’s hat trick powers Austin Prep girls’ hockey past Westwood

Eighth-grader dazzled with a hat trick for the top-ranked Cougars (9-0) in a 7-0 romp over No. 4 Westwood.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NOTES

Rockland’s Fred Damon has led his sons through the shining example of his success

On the same night Damon recorded his 200th coaching win, his youngest son, Patrick, poured in a career-high 25 points for Hanover.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL

EMass boys’ basketball: Winchester’s Joe McCarron headlines Players of the Week

Senior guard finshed a 3-0 week with 72 points and 10 steals, including a program-record 39 points vs. Marblehead.

SUNDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Ademide Badmus helps St. Mary’s of Lynn stave off TechBoston boys’ basketball

Sophomore had 26 points and 11 rebounds for Spartans (11-1) in an 86-80 home victory over a feisty TechBoston squad.

MSTCA D2 Coaches Relays

North Andover boys’ and girls’ track dominate D2 indoor relays

The Scarlet Knights girls eked out a narrow 53-52 victory over Wellesley while the boys won four events to dominate with 60 points.

HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

Cape & Islands expansion having a trickle-down effect

The C&I’s growth into a two-division, 14-member league will result in the demise of the Atlantic Coast and Old Colony leagues.

Saturday’s school roundup

Dylan Anderson backstops Braintree boys’ hockey over Needham

Junior netminder came up with a momentum-shifting stop for the Wamps (5-3, 3-2) in 2-0 shutout.

MSTCA D1 COACHES RELAYS

Acton-Boxborough boys first overall after record 4x50 relay

Seniors Noah Sweeney and Adam Yang, junior Felix Huangnd sophomore Jacob Kao finished the 4x50 in 21.33 seconds, shattering a seven-year all-division meet record.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Team of the Week: Marblehead skiers weathering lack of snow

Marblehead has put an emphasis on its dry land workouts. About three times a week, the skiers hit the gym.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

A grand night for Danny Yardemian, Belmont

The Marauders senior captain scored his 1,000th career point in a 77-54 home win over Arlington.

MSTCA DIVISION 5 state COACHES RELAYS

East Bridgewater boys, Amesbury girls win Division 5 state relays

Littleton girls relay team shatters its own meet record in the 4x800.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | CENTRAL CATHOLIC 49, ANDOVER 46

Nadeshka Bridgewater sparks Central Catholic’s win over Andover

The junior guard scored 16 points and used her defense to hold off Andover’s comeback bid.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NOTES

Shawsheen wrestlers hoping for breakthrough season

Always competitive, the vocation school has its sights set on a sectional title this year.

Judge temporarily reinstates Alabama high school basketball player

Maori Davenport had been banned for her senior season even though she repaid a stipend that was mistakenly given to her.

Alabama judge orders reinstatement of Maori Davenport

The judge issued an order stopping the Alabama High School Athletic Association from disqualifying Davenport until the court rules on a complaint filed by the teen’s parents.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Burke’s backcourt too much for Boston English boys’ basketball

Guards Devante Jamison (22 points, 12 steals, 11 assists, 8 rebounds) and Levar Williams (30 points) led Burke to an 81-65 victory over its BCL East rival.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

After last season’s hiccup, Will Ortiz has Framingham fully engaged and believing, ‘We can play with the best.’

With a perfect mix of veterans and fresh faces, the Flyers are 6-2-1. “Everyone’s buying in and having a good time,’’ said senior captain Mike Tersoni.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY

EMass boys’ hockey: Quincy’s Dan O’Leary headlines Players of the Week

Senior forward netted four goals in a 2-0 week for the 8-1 Presidents.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BC High boys’ hockey weathers storm vs. St. John’s Prep

Thomas Kramer scored equalizer and Aidan Carey got go-ahead goal for the top-ranked Eagles (5-1-1) in 2-1 Catholic Conference victory.

BOYS’ HOCKEY | AUSTIN PREP 5, ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS 1

Austin Prep boys’ hockey distributes wealth vs. Archbishop Williams

The No. 3 Cougars (7-0-1) got goals from five different players vs. Bishops (5-1-2) to remain unbeaten in the Catholic Central Large.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

At Brockton, grassroots growth the key to success: ‘We’re building from the ground up.’

In a city devoid of resources for youth-level girls programs, second-year Boxers coach Chris Connolly has tried to adapt.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

EMass girls: Cambridge’s Kalkidan Mamo headlines Players of Week

The senior guard had 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists to help propel the Falcons to a 54-39 upset of Westford Academy.

TARA SULLIVAN

The Maori Davenport case will boil your blood and break your heart

This is a reminder of what happens when those in power value service to their rules over servicing their constituents.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Bridgewater-Raynham beats Coyle & Cassidy in battle of unbeatens

The second-ranked Trojans (8-0) have won 22 straight regular-season games

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | NORTH ANDOVER 68, LOWELL 61

Jake McElroy and fellow football players help North Andover sack Lowell

The win moves North Andover (7-1, 4-0) into a tie with Central Catholic atop the MVC Large

HS GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | NATICK 46, NEWTON NORTH 35

Natick girls’ basketball finds the zone in beating Newton North

Natick junior Brenna McDonald led all scorers with 15 points as the Redhawks imrpoved to 7-0.

Six pairs of sisters make Walpole girls’ hockey a family affair

At 6-1, the Rebels girls’ hockey team is off to its best start since the 2010-11 season.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY

EMass girls’ hockey: NDA’s Alexa Graziano headlines Players of the Week

Junior forward became program’s career scoring leader with four goals in two games.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Joe Barbieri, Patrick Hayes help Burlington boys’ hockey roll

Seniors scored a pair of goals apiece as the Red Devils (4-3) trounced Arlington Catholic, 6-1.

Boys’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NOTES

Brothers McLaren share on-off court bond at Newburyport

Senior Casey McLaren and junior Parker McLaren, both 6-foot-5, have Newburyport unbeaten in Cape Ann League (6-0).

HS BOYS’ BASKETBALL

EMass boys’ basketball: Canton’s Devin Foster headlines Players of the Week

Senior captain produced back-to-back double-doubles in a pair of Bulldog victories.

SUNDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Third-quarter surge sends Hingham boys’ basketball past Scituate

The Harbormen’s veteran team was led by its senior captains.

High School Notebook

Auerbach track meets offer glimpse of the future

Underclassmen get a chance to compete against their own age group.

BOYS’ HOCKEY | WINTHROP 3, MARBLEHEAD 2

Luke Evangelista’s hat trick powers Winthrop boys’ hockey

Evangelista combined with goalie Ryan Skoczylas (20 saves) to help Vikings (6-2, 3-0) remain unbeaten in Northeastern Conference play.