Each and every night throughout the MIAA basketball playoff season, we will highlight the state's top performances. Here are my top performances from Monday's slate of MIAA basketball state semifinals play.
As a reminder, readers are encouraged to submit their top performances via email (email@example.com) or tweeting at ESPN Boston High Schools editor Brendan C. Hall (@BHallESPN). Deadline for all submissions each night is midnight.
1. Nick Cambio, Sr. F, Central Catholic
Led the Raiders with 27 points and six rebounds in their 79-66 win over Catholic Memorial for their third D1 EMass title in seven seasons.
2. Ashley Russell, Jr. G, Braintree
In spite of a 1-for-10 effort from the field, the point guard achieved the rare double-double on rebounds and assists in the Wamps' 59-41 win over Lynn English, getting 13 boards and 11 dimes.
3. De'Andra Humphries, Sr. F, New Mission
Went for 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the Titans' 72-62 win over Greater New Bedford for the D4 EMass title.
4. Nakira Examond, Jr. F, Greater New Bedford
Led all performers Monday at the Garden in points (27) and boards (17) in the loss to New Mission.
5. Tyler Nelson, Sr. G, Central Catholic
Wasn't his best night from the field (4-for-9), but finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds (all defensive) and six assists as the Raiders beat Catholic Memorial.
6. Bridget Herlihy, Jr. F, Braintree
Recorded a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds, and added four blocks, in the Wamps' win over Lynn English.
7. Guilien Smith, Jr. G, Catholic Memorial
Led the Knights with 26 points, and added six rebounds, in the loss to Central Catholic.
8. Brianna Herlihy, Soph. F, Braintree
Recorded 21 points and eight rebounds in the Wamps' win over Lynn English.
9. Brandon Williams, Jr. G, St. Clement
Had 22 points and added four assists and four rebounds in the Anchormen's D4 EMass win over Bishop Connolly.
10. Iris Rivera, Soph. F, Greater New Bedford
Had 16 points and 15 rebounds in the Bears' loss to New Mission.