Here some tidbits that you should know in girls' basketball this week:
1. Is it possible not to talk about Reading's standout guard/forward Olivia Healy? -- I don't want to sound like a broken record, but Healy's dominance cannot go unnoticed. She is one of the most versatile players in girls' basketball right now. After the senior set a new scoring record for Reading High School, Healy outscored Lexington herself, 40-34, and collected 13 rebounds along with 10 steals on Tuesday for a triple-double.
2. Look out for Fenway -- The former Division 4 champions are trying to make a case for a spot on the Boston Globe Top 20. Internally, we've gone back and forth on whether or not we think Fenway deserves a spot. Led by Tajanay Veiga-Lee, who is averaging 22 points per game, the Panthers (11-3) are having another great season and beating a top team may solidify a spot in the Globe's rankings.
3. Governor's Academy senior Katharine Fogarty is having a monster season -- The senior is averaging a double-double with 23.5 points and 15 rebounds a game. With eight games remaining in the season, Fogarty is Governor's all-time leading scoring with 1,570 points, and all-time leading rebounder with 994 rebounds. Next season, she will suit up for Marist College.
4. Big game coming up -- Archbishop Williams' visit to St.Mary's at 6:30 p.m. on Friday will be a pivotal game in the Catholic Central League. While the Archies did beat St. Mary's by 19 points on Jan.12, the score did not reflect the competition in the game. St. Mary's guard Brianna Rudolph's four first-half fouls played a big role in the defeat. Now that the Spartans have already faced Archbishop Williams, they will be prepared for their half-court press, Rudolph may not get into foul trouble, and they'll have home court advantage. The Archies are (10-0) in the CCL with sole possession of the top spot for now. But St.Mary's (9-1) has big plans on changing that.
5. Passing the bar -- A team's true character shows when they are tested, and seventh-ranked Oliver Ames was tested on Tuesday. Led by senior captain Caitlyn Abela's 21 points, the Tigers managed to overcome Attleboro's strong third quarter rally. The Tigers (14-0) remain undefeated, but they also gained confidence in this grind out win because they know they are able to come together as a team when they are challenged. This game was a test, and the Tigers passed.
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- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
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Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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