This Week’s Notable Performances

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, January 13th, 2011

This Week’s Notable Performances

While a record setting snow storm shortened the week of high school basketball, there was still enough time on the schedule for a variety of players to turn in some notable performances.  Here is a look at who shined: 

Rhode Island

Player of the Week – Michael Carter-Williams, St. Andrew’s – Carter-Williams takes the award for the second week in a row after being named the ESPN RISE Player of the Week in the east.  MCW led St. Andrew’s to a 49-46 come from behind victory over the nation’s 7th ranked high school team in DeMatha Catholic at the Cancer Research Classic in West Virginia.  He scored a game high 26 points along with 6 steals, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists.  Carter-Williams also scored 8 points in the final minute of the game with back to back three-point plays and a pair of free-throws. 

• Joh’lon Hazard, Shea – 20pts in 65-51 win over Pilgrim
• Derrick Lopes, Central Falls – 10pts, 10ast, & game winning FT’s vs. Westerly
Robert Lewis, Central – 26pts in 71-63 win over Portsmouth
Henry Bolton, Portsmouth – 20pts vs. Central
• Walker Strick, North Smithfield – 13pts, 10asts, 8rebs & 5stls over Fatima
Max Motroni, W. Warwick – 21pts & 3 to force OT over Cumberland
Isaac Medeiros, Johnston – 20pts in 66-42 win over Moses Brown
Gunner Bjornson, Tiverton – 34pts in 81-70 win over N. Providence
Austin Van Bemmelen, N. Providence – 29pts vs. Tiverton
• Cory Muto, Warwick – 33pts in 70-61 win over Davies
Derryck Kilgore, North Kingstown – 21pts vs. New London


Player of the Week – Zach Hurynowicz, Burlington – The senior point guard almost single handedly led Burlington to a huge win over Woburn on Friday night as he went off for a school record 48 points including 20 in the fourth quarter.  Hurynowicz also knocked down eight three-pointers including a buzzer beater to give Burlington the 77-76 win. 

• Bill Claflin, Woburn – 24pts & 14rebs in loss to Burlington
Sam Longwell, Acton-Boxboro – 33pts & 6-threes over Wayland; 30pts over Lawrence
Patrick Benzan, Roxbury Latin – 22pts, 9rebs, 8asts, & 5stls over Portsmouth Abbey
Noah Vonleh, Haverhill – 23pts, 17rebs, 8blks, and 6 asts in 54-51 upset over Lawrence
Jimmy Zenevitch, Central Catholic – 22pts & 8rebs in 65-39 win over Metheun
Joe Mussachia, Manchester Essex – 35pts, 19rebs, & 7asts over Hamilton-Wenham
Jacquil Taylor, Cambridge Rindge & Latin – 15pts, 15rebs, & 4blks over Everett
Alex Gartska, Westfield – 27pts in 80-43 win over South Hadley
Pat Gooden, Belchertown – 26pts, 5-threes, 6rebs, & 4asts over Hampshire 71-57
• Luis Garcia, Springfield Cathedral – 33pts & 5-threes in 83-71 win over Minnechaug
• Lance Hill, Minnechaug – 31pts & 4-threes vs. Springfield Cathedral
• Alex Morsey, Bishop Fenwick – 33pts over Austin Prep; 36pts & 5asts vs. Arlington Catholic


Player of the Week - Kuran Iverson, Northwest Catholic – The sensational sophomore went to work earlier this week and made the game winning basket at the buzzer to defeat Southington 70-68.  Iverson scored 19 of his game high 23 points in the second half and also collected 14 rebounds, 5 blocks, 5 assists, and 4 steals. 

Freddie Wilson – 25pts, 8rebs, & 5asts in 65-56 win over Hand
Riley Kirsch, Hand – 26pts & 20rebs vs. Hillhouse
• Nick Toto, Law – 22pts & 16rebs in 63-54 win over Milford
Kris Dunn, New London – 29pts in 66-53 win over North Kingston (RI)
Matt Wilson, Westminster – 31pts & 10rebs in 63-41 win over Pomfret
Earl Coleman, Notre Dame – 27pts & 10rebs in 85-55 win over New Milford
Bernard Brantley, Stratford – 25pts & 6stls in 65-50 win over Newtown
Oscar Assie, St. Joseph’s – 26pts & 10rebs in 79-57 win over Bridgeport Central
Bryan Galvin, Ridgefield – 22pts & 8asts in 79-47 win over McMahon
• Chris Borea, St. Paul – 28pts & 6-threes in 73-54 win over Wolcott

New Hampshire

Player of the Week - Sean McClung, Bishop Guertin – The senior guard stepped up to lead Bishop Guertin to a pair of wins this week, scoring 23 points against Alvirne including 11 in the fourth quarter and 26 points in a win over Manchester West. 

• James Tomaswick, Alvirne – 22pts vs. Bishop Guertin
Javon Williams, Nashua North – 22pts over Timberlane 71-49; 23pts over Keene
Ryan Gauthier, Nashua North – 23pts in 60-47 win over Keene
Devin Gilligan, Souhegan – 24pts & 13rebs in 63-49 win over Hollis/Brookline
Tyler Gendron, Merrimack – 18 of 21pts in second half of 56-48 win over Timberlane
Steve Spirou, Pelham – 24pts in 64-44 win over Campbell
Jamie Holder, Milford – 20pts and 14rebs in 56-41 win over Portsmouth
• Michael Colby, Londonberry – 22pts, 4-threes, & 6asts over Manchester Mem. 55-47
Gabas Maldunas, Holderness – 24pts in 74-58 win over Vermont Academy
Georges Niang, Tilton – 25pts, 10rebs, 3asts in 79-61 win over Winchendon
Nerlens Noel, Tilton – 14pts, 17rebs, 3blks over Winchendon


Player of the Week – Nick Swim, BFA St. Albans – The senior just missed a triple double when he scored 19 points, picked 10 steals, and grabbed 8 rebounds in a 51-42 win over CVU.  In the process, Swim scored the 1000th point of his career. 

Pavin Parrish, Rochester – 18pts & 5 asts in 43-35 win over Websterville Baptist
Troy Davine, Rutland – 22pts in 59-47 win over Burlington
Andrew Shuman, Websterville Baptist – 21pts & 15rebs vs. Rochester
Marcus Willingham, Rice – 17pts & 11rebs in 61-58 OT win over Rutland
Casey Tipson, Rice – 15pts & 3-threes in win over Rutland
Josh Varney, South Burlington – 23pts & 14rebs over Vergennes 51-46; 22pts over U-32
• Chad Pulver, Mt. Anthony – 24pts & 11rebs in 72-58 over MSJ
Matt St. Amour, Missisquoi – 22pts in 68-49 win over North Country
Jake Donnelly, CVU – 16pts vs. BFA St. Albans
Evan Tullar, Spaulding – 24pts over Colchester; 23pts over Harwood
Chad Copeland, Twinfield – 19pts in win over Cabot


Player of the Week – Sam Johnston, Greely – The senior swingman capped a big week with a 30 point performance on Thursday as he led Greely to a 63-47 win over York.  On Tuesday, Johnston scored 18 points in a 49-28 win over York including 11 in the second half along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. 

Andrew Shaw, Thornton Academy – 22pts & 6rebs in 61-56 win over Scarborough
Nolan Allen, Windham – 33pts over Marshwood; 27pts vs. Portland
Alex Furness, Wells – 21pts, 6rebs, 6asts in 56-47 win over Poland
• Nathan Westman, Traip – 22pts over Sacopee; 28pts over Waynflete
• Josh Farynaz, Gray-New Gloucester – 27pts over Yarmouth 65-54
• Adam Jensen, Gray-New Gloucester – 27pts over Yarmouth; 21pts over Yarmouth
• Theo Bowe, Cape Elizabeth – 21pts & 6asts over Freeport; 18pts over Falmouth
• Mitch Black, Brunswick – 24pts & 7asts in 61-54 win over Cony
• Kevin Gilson, Lake Region – 31pts vs. Poland
• Levi Barnes, Skowhegan – 30pts & 3-threes vs. Brewer
• Seth Miller, Maranacook – 25pts & 5stls in 63-49 win over Rockland