New England’s Notable Performances

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

New England’s Notable Performances

With the National Prep School Invitational set to get underway tomorrow at the University of Rhode Island we needed to cut our week of headline hunting a little short and bring you this week’s notable performances a day early. 

While the Ocean State will certainly be the focus of the end of the week it also stole the show in the beginning of the weak as four different players earning triple doubles and St. Andrew’s head coach Mike Hart claimed the 300th victory of his career on Wednesday over Tabor Academy. 

Rhode Island

Player of the Week – Tom Deciantis, North Kingston: The senior swingman finished with a triple double in Friday’s 74-64 win over Cranston West with 19 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists.  On Wednesday he scored a team high 15 points to lead North Kingston to an upset win over Bishop Hendricken. 

•  Youri Dascy, St. Andrew’s – 18pts & 16rebs over Worcester 71-61
•  Jared Hanson & Brendan Cabral, Scituate – 25 & 24pts over Classical
•  Sean Finnegan, Coventry – 26pts in 74-67 win over West Warwick
•  Bryan Yarce, Cranston West – 14pts, 11asts & 10 rebs over S. Kingston 51-38
•  Rob Hazard, North Kingston – 26pts over Cranston West 74-64
•  Tyler Zegarzewski, Chariho – 38pts & 14rebs in 101-77 over Cranston East
•  Ben Hamill, South Kingston – 24pts, 13 rebs & 10 asts over Central 70-64
•  Michael Palumbo, Classical – 41pts & 10 rebounds over Warwick 76-56
•  Jared Thompson, Classical – 11pts, 10rebs & 11stls over Warwick

New Hampshire

Player of the Week – Steve Spirou, Pelham High School:  Spirou turned in some heroics earlier in the week with a 38 point performance against Whittier Tech from Massachusetts, but it wasn’t enough as Pelham eventually fell in overtime.  But Pelham would bounce back and capture a win over Hollis/Brookline behind 23 points from their senior leader. 

•  Gerard Coleman, Tilton – 35pts & 5stls over Holderness 74-70
•  Sean McClung, Bishop Guertin – 25pts vs. Merrimack, 24 over Alvirne
•  Dan Lang, Coe-Brown – 20pts & 4 threes in 74-61 win over John Stark
•  Alex Burt, Dover – Career high 32pts, 11-15 FG & 4asts over Nashua South
•  Demitri Floras, Merrimack – 20pts in win over Bishop Guertin 59-56
•  John Wickey, Manchester Central – 20pts over Trinity 57-54
•  Mike OLoughlin, Milford – 23pts over Hollis/Brookline 58-41
•  Alex LaRosa, Salem – 24pts over Londonberry 62-42
•  Jordan Laguerre, New Hampton – 23pts at NMH, 23 at Worcester
•  Steve Topercer, New Hampton – 21pts & 6 threes over Worcester

Connecticut

Player of the Week – Lucas Hausman, Hopkins School:  The sophomore sniper had a big week scoring a total of 93 points over the course of four games while shooting 19-22 from the free-throw line and knocking down 12 threes.  He scored 23 vs. Christian Heritage on Tuesday, 21 vs. Brunswick on Wednesday, 25 vs. King on Friday, and 24 vs. Green Farms Academy on Saturday.  But he saved his best for last as he went for 38 against Hamden Hall on Tuesday including 4 threes and 6-6 from the stripe. 

•  Michael Gittens, Putnam Science – 23pts, 10rebs & 3stls over St. Thomas More
•  Jakarri McCallop, East Hartford – 20pts & game winning FT vs. Windsor 66-65
•  Frederick Wright, Rockville – 41pts in win against Rocky Hill 75-69
•  Steven Glowiak, New Britain – 28pts in 66-47 win over Farmington
•  Kahlil Dukes, Capitol Prep – 40pts & 8 threes vs. Cheney, 27pts vs. Prince
•  Johadd Easterling, Cheney Tech – 29pts in 80-71 win over Capitol
•  Philip Starks, Prince Tech – 23pts & 14asts in 83-55 win over Capitol
•  Xavier Pollard, Suffield Academy – 25pts, 10asts, & 10rebs vs. Berkshire
•  Maliek Miles, Sports Sciences – 26pts vs. Wethersfield
•  Tyrus Weaver, Windsor – 25pts & 10stls over South Windsor 110-48
•  Garey Allen, Windsor – 17asts in win over South Windsor
•  Darius Watson, New Britain – 32pts in loss to Northwest Catholic 82-76
•  J.C. Carr, Northwest Catholic – 28pts in win over New Britain
•  John Papale, Choate – game winning free-throw over Trinity Pawling 61-60
•  Latif Rivers, Avon Old Farms – 24pts, 7asts & 3stls over Westminster; 36, 4 & 5 vs. Kent

Massachusetts

Player of the Week – Greg Kelley, Newton North High School:  While Newton North was unable to pull out a victory against Brockton it wasn’t for lack of a dominant performance in the middle as Kelley went for 39 points and 18 rebounds.  A few days later Weymouth would be the victim of Newton North’s vengeance as Kelley would again stand out with 28 points and 12 rebounds. 

•  Billy Baron, Worcester Academy – 38pts vs. New Hampton
•  Christophe Varidel, Worcester Academy – 22pts & 5 threes vs. St. Andrew’s
•  Carson Desrosiers, Central Catholic – 11pts, 23rebs & 6blks over Andover 61-47
•  Jimmy Zenevitch, Central Catholic – 24pts (18 in 3rd quarter) & 8-10 FG
•  Donald Celestin, Greater Lawrence – 37pts vs. Metheun
•  Joe Bramanti, Andover – 24pts, 7asts & 4stls over Haverhill 78-72
•  Dan Brooks, Catholic Memorial – 27pts in 84-79 win over St. John’s Prep
•  Pat Connaughton, St. John’s Prep – 31pts & 17rebs vs. Catholic Memorial
•  Ryan Woumn, Lynn English – 28pts in 86-56 win over Beverly
•  Ryan Sheehan & Mike Adams, Bishop Feehan – 28pts each over Bishop Stang
•  Franklin Salvador, Somerville – career high 31pts in 65-48 win over Everett
•  Akosa Maduegbunam, Charlestown – 27pts & 11rebs over Latin Academy
•  Jules Tavares, Wareham – 32pts in 113-67 win over Seekonk
•  Pat Gooden, Belchertown – 22pts, 11rebs, 5asts & 4stls over Gateway 77-52

Maine

Player of the Week – Alexander Harris, Bridgton Academy:  The California native tied a school record when he connected on nine three-pointers in a single game as Bridgton fell to St. Thomas More 95-87.  He came back and scored 21 points the next day to lead the Wolverines to a 64-51 win over MCI. 

•  Chris Braley, Nokomis – 33pts & 17rebs over Belfast 56-46
•  Andrew Shaw, Thornton – 28pts & 8rebs vs. Scarborough
•  Nich Joblin, Westbrook – 22pts & 7rebs over Scots 67-28
•  Stephano Mancini, Falmouth – 25pts in 60-56 win over York
•  Louis Distasio, Cheverus – 23pts & 5 threes in 63-53 win over Deering
•  Phil Holt, Massabesic – 27pts & 6stls in 67-58 win over Marshwood
•  Joe McCloskey, Penquis Valley – 28pts vs. Lee
•  Tony DiAngelo, Greenville – 29pts in 60-57 win over Forest Hills
•  Travis Noyes, Fort Fairfield – 22pts & 13rebs in 59-36 win over Hodgdon
•  Harry Rafferty, Berwick – 26pts (17 in 2nd half) & 6 threes vs. Portsmouth Abbey

Vermont

Player of the Week – Kyle Callanan, Mount Anthony Union High School:  The senior captain had 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists in a win over Mill River and another 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in a win over Fair Haven.  MAU is now 13-2 on the season. 

•  Demir Smajovic, Essex – 26pts in win over Colchester
•  Jake Donnelly, Champlain Valley – 29pts & 5asts over North Country
•  Tyler Kaczor, South Burlington – 25pts in win over St. Johnsbury
•  Jimmy Lau, Lyndon – 35pts in loss to Montpelier
•  Logan Williams, Vergennes – 21pts in win over Milton
•  Eric Suder, Mt. Mansfield – 19pts & 10rebs vs. Spaulding
•  Billy Boyd, Hazen – 34pts in win over Stowe
•  Ryan Tatro, Hazen – 24pts in win over Stowe
•  Jaren Scrubb, Stowe – 25pts in loss to Hazen
•  Richie Hackett, Lake Region – 25pts in win over Northfield
•  Scott Hayford, Twin Valley – 32pts & 14rebs over Poltney
•  Adam Boyle, Brattleboro – 25pts over Bellows Falls
•  Josh Varney, South Burlington – 30pts & 12 rebs over Mount Mansfield
•  Sam Brighman, Montpelier – 24pts in win over Lamoille
•  Evan Tullar, Spaulding – 24pts, 10rebs & 9asts over Mount Mansfield