This Week’s Notable Performances

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, February 17th, 2011

This Week’s Notable Performances

With regular seasons winding down, and actually coming to an end this week in Maine and Rhode Island, top prospects are beginning to assert themselves throughout New England.  Here is a look at who shined the brightest: 


Player of the Week - Kris Dunn, New London – The New London junior continued to put big numbers on the board and keep his squad as the state’s top ranked team as a result.  Dunn went for 31 points in a 98-51 win over Killingly and followed that up with 22 points in reduced minutes of a 97-38 win over Ledyard. 

Anthony Henry, Putnam Science – 33pts, 5rebs, 5stls, & 5blks over STM-B
Eddie Danek, Suffield – 25pts, 16rebs & 4asts over Avon 49-47
• Chase Tarca, Plainville – 29pts over Bristol Eastern 62-52
Andre King, Suffield Academy – 26pts over Pomfret
Tylon Smith, Kingswood-Oxford – 26pts over Pomfret; 26 vs. Kent
C.J. Moss, Taft – 24pts over Avon Old Farms
Jon Seltzer, Salisbury – 26pts over Choate in 2-OT
Brandon Sherrod, Choate – 24pts & 13rebs over Ch. Heritage; 21 & 17 vs. Salisbury
John Papale, Choate – 30pts & 6-threes vs. Salisbury
Jacob Clark, Christian Heritage – 28pts over South Kent-B
Riley Kirsch, Hand – 20pts, 11rebs & 6asts vs. Hamden; 21 & 10 vs. Cheshire
Taylor Rioux, Valley – 35pts & 10rebs over Portland
Damion Lee, St. Thomas More – 26pts over Brewster Academy
Sam Donahue, Stonington – 27pts, 6-threes & 7rebs over Woodstock Acad.
Will Defanti, Stonington – 20pts, 10rebs & 5asts over Woodstock Acad.
• Angel Ortiz, East Lyme – 35pts including 21 in fourth quarter over Windham
Desmond Williams, Putnam Science – 31pts, 11rebs, 4asts & 4stls over Pomfret

New Hampshire

Player of the Week – David Madol, Manchester Memorial – Madol brought his “A” game to lead Manchester Memorial to a tough 67-61 win over Merrimack as he went for a season high 31 points and 14 rebounds. 

Dimitri Floras, Merrimack – 34pts vs. Manchester Memorial
Georges Niang, Tilton – 28pts & 7rebs over Exeter
• Josh Morgan, Campbell – 24pts, 4rebs & 3asts over Prospect Mountin
• Caleb Donnelly, Alvirne – 27pts & 4-threes vs. Manchester Memorial
Jamie Holder, Milford – 27pts over Goffstown
Olivier Hanlan, New Hampton – 24pts over MCI 79-67
Scott King, Holderness – 21pts over Boston Trinity 63-56
Brian Fabrizius, Kimball Union – 19pts, 13rebs & 4blks over Kents Hills
Tarik Smith, St. Paul’s – 24pts, 5stls, & 4asts over Governor’s
Harrison Taggart, St. Paul’s – 18pts (8-11 FG) over RL; 17pts (5-6 FG) over Governor’s


Player of the Week – Ahmad Reid, Berkshire – The junior guard went for 30 points last Friday, leading Berkshire to a 73-72 upset win over Hotchkiss in the process.  A day later Reid came back for 18 points, his lowest output of the season, along with 7 assists in a win over Canterbury.  He finished the week up with a 20 point performance against Westminster. 

Charles Swain, Notre Dame Prep – 29pts & 8-threes vs. Winchendon
Patrick Benzan, Roxbury Latin – 20pts, 5rebs, 3asts, & 2stls vs. Beaver Country Day
Andrew Chrabascz, Cushing – 20pts & 12rebs over Masters; 26 & 17 over Lawrence
Raudy Minaya, Methuen – 30pts & 4-4th quarter threes over Greater Lawrence
Donald Celestin, Greater Lawrence – 39pts vs. Methuen
Joe Bramanti, Andover – 27pts over North Andover; 22pts & 7asts over Lawrence
Travonne Berry-Rogers, Lynn English – 11 of 26pts in 4th quarter over Salem
• Antonio Reyes, Salem – 34pts & 15rebs vs. Lynn English
Tyrese Hoxter, Charlestown – 27pts & 12rebs over Madison Park
• Kevin Foley, St. Clement – 23pts, 11rebs, & 8asts over Marian
• Josue Figueroa, Dean Tech – 39pts in 86-69 win over Mount Everett
Steve Haladyna, St. John’s Prep – 28pts over CM; 26 over Lynn Classical
Pat Connaughton, St. John’s Prep – 24pts & 12rebs over CM; 22 & 10 over Lynn Classical


Player of the Week – Evan Tullar, Spaulding – As the catalyst for one of the state’s hottest teams, Tullar takes the honor for the second straight week, scoring 18 points in a win over Mt. Mansfield and putting up a career-high 38 points, with five three-pointers, to lead the Tide (11-4) over North Country and capture its 10th victory in its last 11 games.

Austin Robinson, Rice – 19pts, 9rebs & 3stls over Burlington
Nick Swim, BFA-St. Alban’s – 23pts & 7stls over Middlebury; 29 over Mt. Abe
Ryan Shea, U-32 – 24pts over Oxbow
Ben Ferris, Essex – 20pts in upset win over Rice
• Jalen Miller, Winooski – 24pts over BFA-Fairfax
Matt St. Amour, Missisquoi – 30pts (16 in 4th) over Vergennes
Nate Hodge, Colchester – 28pts over Essex; 22 & 6-threes over CVU
Alex Snyder, Rutland – 15pts, 15rebs, 6asts, & 4blks over Otter Valley
Jaskin Melendez, Mount St. Joseph – 19pts & 7rebs over Springfield


Player of the Week – Chris Braley, Nokomis – The junior sharp-shooter capped off the regular season with 28 points in a 52-37 win over MCI.  Then, while the majority of the state’s teams got to re-cooperate for the week, Nokomis knocked off Mount Desert Duel in the preliminary round of Class B East behind 31 points from Braley. 

• Mike Herrick, Portland – 25pts over Deering
• Theo Bowe, Cape Elizabeth – 26pts & 7rebs over Falmouth
• Robert Foss, Cony – 29pts over Erskine
• Joe Bryant, St. Dominic – 26pts over Wiscasset
Andrew Shaw, Thornton – 26pts in 2OT win over Biddeford
• Robert Cote, Biddeford – 24pts (9 in 4th including 3 to force OT) vs. TA
• Chance Baldino, Biddeford – 21pts (8 in 4th) vs. TA
Tyler McFarland, Camden Hills – 21pts capping perfect regular season for Camden
Nolan Allen, Windham – 29pts vs. Bonny Eagle
Dustin Cole, Bonny Eagle – 19pts over Windham

Rhode Island

Player of the Week – Bryan Yarce, Cranston West – The senior was named the Providence Journal’s Player of the Week after scoring 25 points, including the 1000th of his career, in a 75-62 win over Central that clinched the Division I West for Cranston West.  Yarce also had 23 in a win over Smithfield earlier in the week. 

• Michael Cavallaro, Moses Brown – 31pts over Toll Gate
Austin Van Bemmelen, North Providence – 30pts over Cumberland
• Jovel Beckford, Mount Pleasant – 27pts & 7-threes over Classical
• Elijah Wiggins, Tolman – 30pts & 10rebs over Ponaganset
Austin Cilley, Westerly – 38pts over West Warwick
Max Motroni, Westerly – Scored 1000th point of career against West Warwick
Patrick Marchand, Cranston East – 24pts & 18rebs over LaSalle
• Manny Cavallini, Pilgrim – 34pts over Chariho
• Rob Lewis, Central – 27pts, 18rebs, 4blks & 4asts over Coventry
Ryan Sweeney, St. Andrew’s – 41pts & 9-threes over Rocky Hill
Charles Correa, St. Raphael – 25pts & 16-17 FT over E. Providence
Evan Hole, Portsmouth – 26pts over Hope