Boys' basketball players of the week
Malcolm Brown, Pope John - Brown recorded a double-double in all three games last week, scoring 70 points (29, 21, 20), while grabbing 36 rebounds (11, 14, 11). Brown leads the Catholic Central League (Small) in scoring, averaging 18.5 points a game.
Sam Bohmiller, Franklin - The junior point guard netted 21 points, 6 assists, and 8 rebounds, as the Panthers ended No. 18 Mansfield’s 27-game winning streak in the Hockomock League Friday, 54-49.
Paul Brooks, Arlington - The 6-foot-8-inch senior center averaged 9 points, 11 blocks, and 13 rebounds in two wins this week for the Spy Ponders (5-4).
Ben Bottrell, Mystic Valley - The senior forward netted 23 points and 13 rebounds, as the Eagles (9-2) picked up an important, 75-56, win over CAC rival North Shore/Essex Aggie. Mystic Valley has won seven-straight.
Matt Ellis, Westford Academy - Ellis led the No. 16 Grey Ghosts to a 3-0 week, averaging 18 points a game in wins over Chelmsford, Waltham, and Lincoln-Sudbury.
Coaches can nominate Players of the Week by calling 800-232-2860 Sundays between 1 and 5 p.m.