Saturday, March 1, 2014
Top MIAA hoop performances: Feb. 28
By Brendan C. Hall
Each and every night throughout the MIAA basketball playoff season, we will highlight the state's top performances. Here are my top performances from Friday night's slate of MIAA basketball state tournament 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 Hall (@BHallESPN). Deadline for all submissions each night is midnight.
1. Kellan Grady, Soph. G, Catholic Memorial Before an overflowing crowd at hallowed Ron Perry Gymnasium, connected for 32 points -- including eight 3-pointers -- as the Knights downed archrival BC High for the third time this season in a D1 South quarterfinal.
2. Nelson Zayas, Sr. G, Sabis Hit eight 3-pointers as part of a 33-point night, shooting 11 of 15 from the field total, in a 90-51 rout of Easthampton in D3 West.
3. Tyler Nelson, Sr. G, Central Catholic Had 27 points in the Raiders' 53-50 win over Cambridge. Fourteen of those came in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning three-pointer with 38 seconds left.
4. Frank Oftring, Sr. F, Bishop Feehan
Scored 32 points and 10 rebounds in the Shamrocks' win over Canton.
5. Eamonn Joyce, Jr. C, St. Clement Shored up the Anchormen with 30 points and 12 rebounds in the 71-54 win over Lowell Catholic in D4 North.
6. Jake Wisniewski, Jr. C, Quaboag Recorded 26 points and 14 rebounds in the Cougars' 81-37 rout of Lee.
7. Anthony Green, Sr. C, North Quincy Capped with several highlight-reel dunks, 6-foot-9 post totaled 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in the Red Raiders' 64-56 defeat of cross-town rival Quincy in D1 South quarterfinals.
8. Jazz Laracuente, Sr. G, New Mission Totaled 26 points and nine assists in the Titans' 69-61 defeat of Whittier in D4 North.
9. Efthim Butka, Sr. G/F, North Quincy Totaled 25 pts, including five 3-pointers, in the Red Raiders' win over Quincy.
10. Deandra Humphries, Sr. F, New Mission Achieved a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds in the Titans' win over Whitter.