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Burlington’s Farley takes leadership seriously

Shane Farley (12) of Burlington plays defense against Malden Catholic last weekend. Farley, who once scored 50 in a game, also quarterbacked the school’s football squad.
Shane Farley (12) of Burlington plays defense against Malden Catholic last weekend. Farley, who once scored 50 in a game, also quarterbacked the school’s football squad.Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

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His hands on his hips, Shane Farley stood outside the free-throw line, frustrated, as he watched Brookline High close out a 71-62 nonleague win over Burlington last Saturday night.

The senior captain was not pleased with his team’s poor execution in the fourth quarter of the Red Devils’ loss at the annual IAABO Board 27 Classic tournament at Malden Catholic.

As the team’s floor general, he blamed himself.

“I should have tried to do a little more,” Farley said, who felt he should have gotten his teammates more involved. “I was just trying to make the best play for the team, but I think I should have been more aggressive.”

He finished with 15 points, which by his standard, was not good enough.

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