MIAA Top 25 Basketball Poll – Week 6 (1/23/17)…

  1. Cambridge Rindge and Latin School: (11-0) – Another week in which Cambridge was not challenged as they defeated Lincoln Sudbury and Waltham. The high/low combination of Jakigh Dottin and Dimon Carrigan has been unstoppable all year long.
  2. Boston College High School: (12-0) – Defeated St. John’s Prep in OT as they added another great win to their resume. Jordan Minor has been a presence up front and the return of Troy Salmans makes the Eagles’ front court even stronger.
  3. Franklin High School: (10-2) – The supporting cast around Connor Peterson keeps getting stronger with Chris Edgehill, Jalen Samuels,Matt Elias and Josh Macchi all contributing for the Panthers.
  4. Everett High School: (9-1) – A comeback win over New Mission led to a letdown loss to Lynn Classical. The Tide may be the only team able to physically match-up with Cambridge’s size and athleticism as star Ghared Boyce leads a very talented team along with Isaiah Likely, Jordan McAfee and Theo Zidor.
  5. New Mission High School: (6-4) – Charles and Charlie Mitchell along with big man Kevin Nunez are a battle tested group capable of beating anyone.
  6. Needham High School: (11-1) – Thomas Shaughnessy proved he was one of the state’s elite players with his winning performance against Newton North along with Brandon Mortenheimer who also had a big game for the Rockets.
  7. Newton North High School: (9-2) – Ethan Wright scores in bunches and is an aggressive offensive rebounder while Noah Neville is also improving and is someone who can take the pressure off of Wright.
  8. Mansfield High School: (9-2) -The Hornets took care of business this week with Tyler Boulter, Phil Vigeant and Sam Goldberg all contrinuting at a high level.
  9. Catholic Memorial: (6-3) – Ulyen Coleman, Jahari Boone and Jarron Flynn will all have to be on their game as they face a trip to Westwood to play a pesky Xaverian team and then have Malden Catholic at home on Friday.
  10. Brighton High School: (7-3) – Mykel Derring, Tyrone Perry and the rest of the Brighton squad are playing very good basketball as of late.
  11. Lowell High School: (10-1) – Alex Rivera, Justin Villanueva, and Tim Sousa all played well in Lowell’s win over Methuen.
  12. Central Catholic High School: (11-1) – Kevin Constant and the Raiders defeated Lawrence and Methuen to pick up two very good wins.
  13. Malden Catholic: (8-3) – Michael Boyd, Curt Philpot and Cam Kelly will look to get the Lancers back to their winning ways after losing to a tough Xaverian Brothers team.
  14. Saint John’s Preparatory School: (7-3) – The Prep lost to Xaverian and BC High by a combined 5 points. Tommy O’Neil , Brian Nju-Ghong and Nate Hobbs will look to turn things around this week.
  15. Arlington High School: (8-0) – Colin McNamara and Nick Karalis are two of the biggest reasons the Spy Ponders are undefeated this season.
  16. Saint John’s Shrewsbury: (9-2) – Tyler Mola and Alex Bradley are a great guard combination for the Pioneers.
  17. Marlboro High School: (9-2) – Joao Mendes and Owen Cappadona look to continue to contribute and some take pressure off star Chris Doherty.
  18. Methuen High School: (9-3) – Losses to  Lowell and Central Catholic will have the Rangers looking to get back on a winning track.
  19. Nashoba High School: (10-1) – Justin Pierce and Andrew Fish have been leading the Chieftains so far this year.
  20. Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School: (8-2) – EJ Dambreville will look to get the Trojans back on the winning track this week.
  21. Falmouth High School: (7-2) – Nick Crocker and Jean Vasquez led the Clippers to a close win over Dennis Yarmouth.
  22. Lynn Classical: (10-2) – After knocking off Everett, Classical looks to keep improving as they hit the road for two weeks.
  23. Mashpee High School: (9-1) – Devaun Ford and Jack Gumbert lead the way for Mashpee as they have burst onto the scene and into our poll.
  24. Boston Cathedral: (9-4) – Cathedral is led by Calvin Cheek and Khalil Blair as they look to stay ahead in the Catholic Central.
  25. Jeremiah E. Burke School: (7-4)- The Bulldogs look to rebound behind Levar Williams and Dajour Dunkley.

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