This Week’s Notable Performances

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, January 27th, 2011

This Week’s Notable Performances

It's become a little redundant as every week we start with almost the same phrase but once again New England's week was cut short by the latest snow storm.  Nevertheless, there were a variety of top performances:


Player of the Week – John Papale, Choate Rosemary Hall – Papale set three different school records last weekend when he made nine second half three-pointers.  The junior scored 28 of his game high 32 points in the second half as Choate came back from a one point halftime deficit to beat Loomis Chaffee 76-55.  

Desmond Williams, PSA – 19pts, 9rebs & 5 asts over Lee ; 33, 8, & 4 over Leadership Prep
Mike Boornazian, Xavier – 26pts in 58-57 win over Notre Dame
Freddie Wilson, Hillhouse – 29pts, 8rebs & 4asts over Law 89-43
Lucas Hausman, Hopkins – 30pts in 62-54 win over Masters
• Tafari Whittingham, Stratford – 24pts, 14rebs, 7blcks, & 5stls over Oxford
• Dan Chase, Greens Farms – 23pts, 8asts & 6rebs over Wooster
Sean Obi, Greens Farms – 27pts, 11rebs & 4blcks over Wooster
Kris Dunn, New London – 28pts & 11rebs over Fitch; 33, 6, 6asts & 6stls over Hartford Public
Mike Odenwaelder, Wamogo – 20pts, 11rebs & 9asts over Thomaston 65-58
Zach Chionuma, Marianapolis – 32pts & game winning FT’s over Lee 91-90 in OT
Kristian Medina, Marianapolis – 18pts & 11rebs over Wilbrahm; 20 & 9 over Lee


Player of the Week – John Henault, St. Bernard’s – The senior sniper had a big weekend beginning with 29 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Groton Dunstable and then getting even better 48 hours later as Henault put up 31 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a win over St. Peter’s. 

Rene Castro, Beaver Country Day – 30pts including 1000th in 81-43 win over Bancroft
Marco Coppola, Watertown – 29pts in 76-42 win over Burlington
Jimmy Zenevitch, Central Catholic – 23pts in 102-54 win over Dracut
Ryan Hartung, Phillips Academy – 32pts & 4-threes over Deerfield 72-61
Pete Miller, Winchester – 27pts & 18rebs in 70-60 win over Reading
Sam Longwell, Acton-Boxboro – 27pts & 8rebs in 79-62 win over Newton South
Travonne Berry-Rogers, Lynn English – 29pts & 6-threes in 73-68 win over Brockton
Keandre Stanton, Lynn English – 21pts, 16rebs, & 7blcks over Brockton
Noah Vonleh, Haverhill – 34pts & 24rebs vs. North Andover
Derek Collins, North Andover – 29pts in first 3 quarter of 82-57 win over Haverhill
• Alex Morsey, Bishop Fenwick – 42pts, 7-threes, & 5asts over Archbishop Williams
Adam Bramanti, Masconomet – 31pts & 7-threes over Manchester Essex
Jordan Smith, Ns Tech/Essex Aggie – 20pts, 17rebs & 10blks over Mystic Valley
• Omar Benabicha, Saugas – 28pts, 10rebs, & 10asts over Northeast 82-70
• Lance Hill, Minnechaug – 39pts vs. Agawam; 34 vs. New Leadership; 25 vs. Comp
• Richard Vegas, Westfield Voc. – School record 47pts & 23 rebs in 2OT win over Dean Tech

New Hampshire

Player of the Week – Sean McClung, Bishop Guertin – The senior swingman opened the week with 17 points in a win over Exeter and then eclipsed a major milestone when he scored 24 points in a big win over Manchester Memorial including the 1000th of his career. 

• Josh Morgan, Campbell – 22pts in 70-58 win over Prospect
• Josh Meisner, Salem – 26pts & 7-threes in 53-42 win over Nashua North
• Chad Park, Pinkerton – 20pts in 59-54 win over Nashua South
Gabas Maldunas, Holderness – 26pts & 13rebs in win over New Hampton
Connor Green, Bishop Guertin – 28pts over Manchester Memorial 79-74
Tarik Smith, St. Paul’s – 26pts over Brooks on 9-14 FG, 4-5 3pt, 4-5 FT
Georges Niang, Tilton – 29pts & 5rebs over Lawrence 74-60
Harrison Taggart, St. Paul’s – 25pts, 4 rebs, & 3 asts over Rivers 76-69
• Shomari Walker, Manchester Memorial – 32pts over Bishop Guertin
Jakarr Sampson, Brewster Academy – 22pts over MCI 78-71


Player of the Week – Mount Anthony and Rice Team Defenses - In respective Division I match-ups involving significant playoff seeding implications, each program rose to the challenge with lock-down defensive efforts to secure critical league victories.  In a Marble Valley League showdown, the Patriots held high-powered Rutland to a season-low 47 points en route to a 53-47 home win, while the Green Knights held Metro-rival Mt. Mansfield to just 11 field goals and a season-low 34 points to avenge an earlier season loss to the Cougars.

Evan Tullar, Spaulding – 23pts & 8asts over CVU 64-58; 21pts & 10rebs over Essex 66-40
Jake Donnelly, Champlain Valley – 28pts over St. Johnsbury; 21pts in loss to Spauling
Nick Swim, BFA St. Alban’s – 26pts over North Country; 21 over BFA-Fairfax
Eric Suder, Mt Mansfield – 18pts & 11rebs over North Country
• Jack Leclerc, Colchester – 20pts over St. Johnsbury
Troy Davine, Rutland – 22pts in loss to Mt Anthony
Matt St. Amour, Missisquoi – 24pts over Enosburg
Andrew Shuman, Websterville Baptist – 23pts in OT win over Trinity Baptist
Ryan Tatro, Hazen – 19pts in OT win over S. Royalton; 20pts over Peoples
Ryan Shea, U-32 – 28pts & 3-threes over Oxbrow
Jason Manwaring, Williamstown – 28pts & 10rebs over Craftsbury
• Hunter Stratton, Mt. Anthony – 11pts & 10asts over Springfield
Pavin Parrish, Rochester – 16pts & 6 asts over Poultney
Casey Tipson, Rice – 15pts & 10rebs over SBHS 53-27


Player of the Week – Tyler McFarland, Camden Hills – McFarland started the week by reaching a huge milestone as he became Camden Hills’ all-time leading scorer with 19 points and 15 rebounds.  Later in the week he put up an even bigger game with 30 points and 15 rebounds as he led his squad to a win over Nokomis.   

• Vukasin Vignjevic, South Portland – 24pts & 12reb over Kennebunk; 26 & 12 over Gorham
John Amabile, Deering – 22pts over Westbrook 52-44; 27pts over Noble
Graham Safford, Hampden Academy – 22pts over Cony
• Vukasin Vignjevic, South Portland – 26pts & 12rebs over Gorham 69-46; 24pts over Kennebunk
Andrew Shaw, Thornton Academy – 21pts over Marshwood
Matt Crosby, Marshwood – 23pts vs. Thornton Academy
Aaron Todd, York – 21pts & 9rebs in win over Wells
Chris Braley, Nokomis – 32pts & 15rebounds in loss to Medomak Valley
Harry Rafferty, Berwick Academy – 29pts, 6-threes, & 10asts over Landmark
Jason Gorman, Berwick Academy – 23pts & 13rebs over Landmark
• Paul McDonough, Wells – 23pts over Fryeburg Academy
• Bo Leary, Edward Little – 36pts in 71-56 win over Brewer
• Levi Barnes, Skowhegan – 26pts vs. Mt. Ararat
• Jake Littlefied, Poland – 27pts in 58-47 win over GNG

Rhode Island

Player of the Week – Robert Lewis, Central – One of the state’s leading scorers made a huge statement when he exploded for 36 points to lead his Central team over Bishop Hendricken.  Lewis’ scoring barrage including five three-pointers and a variety of drives to the basket. 

• Zachary Smith, Burrillville – 31pts in vs. Middletown
Ryan Lawton, West Warwick – 21pts & 17rebs in 65-61 win over Lincoln
Andrew Levy, Cranston West – 24pts including 22 in second half over LaSalle
Bryan Yarce, Cranston West – 21pts & 10 asts over LaSalle 91-64
• Scott Peterson, Ponaganset – 20pts in 44-40 win over Lincoln
Lee Messier, Hendricken – 25pts & 6-threes over East Providence 71-67
• Ismael Batista, Classical – 24pts in 58-41 win over Woonsocket
• Pat Degnan, Narragansett – 20pts in 59-56 win over Pilgrim
• Billy Byrne, Narragansett – 19pts in 59-56 win over Pilgrim