slides: Power Pack: High School Rankings - Boys Basketball
Monday, February 24, 2014
Matt LaPan, GoLocal Worcester Sports Reporter
The regular season has come to an end in Central Massachusetts. St. Peter-Marian will close out the season in the top spot, where they spent a majority of the season. But one team made a big move in the final week of the season, find out who along with where your team falls in the Final Power Pack of 2013-2014 for boy's basketball.
10. Worcester South
Record: 11-9, 4-2
Points Per Game: 56.0 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 54.5 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Kasheen Cunningham - 16.9 PPG
Back-to-back wins has South back in the Power Pack. Kasheen Cunningham has continued his solid offensive play but has received a huge boost from Junior Khalil Bryan-Robinson. Bryan-Robinson combined for 34 points and 29 rebounds in the back-to-back wins, showing he is one of the best rebounders in Central Mass.
Record: 13-7, 4-2
Points Per Game: 57.1Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 49.9 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Zehmier Brown - 13.3 PPG
The Patriots have been led by Zehmier Brown, who has been dominant in the paint in recent weeks. Brown and the Patriots have been very stout defensively while playing a consistent offensive game.
Record: 19-3, 10-0
Points Per Game: 72.3 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 54.6 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Brendan Kittredge - 18.6 PPG
Fresh off a win in the Clark Tournament (Large), the Gales move up 2 spots in the Power Pack. The Clark Tournament title was the first for Clinton since 1975.
Record: 15-5, 8-2
Points Per Game: 57.0 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 51.3 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Tyler Dion - 16.2 PPG
Another tough loss has the Mountaineers continue to fall. Despite the strong play of Tyler Dion and Justin Bowker, the Mountaineers have dropped three of their final six games.
Record: 20-2, 16-0
Points Per Game: 57.2 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 40.9 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Jake Wisniewski - 21.0 PPG (5th in Central Mass.)
The Cougars fell just one spot in the Power Pack following a loss to (5)Sutton in the Clark Tournament (Small) final. Jake Wisniewski and Will Will Watkins played extremely well in the Clark Tournament, and have been the stalwarts of Quaboag's top defense.
Record: 20-1, 10-0
Points Per Game: 54.9 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 41.6 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Richard Harrington - 12.1 PPG
The Sammies defense led them to a Clark Tournament (Small) championship, with a win over (6)Quaboag. Their stifling defense allowed just over 35 points per game in the tournament, and was one of the top defenses in Central Mass throughout the season.
Record: 16-4, 8-2
Points Per Game: 61.0 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 8.8 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Jake Allain - 12.6 PPG
The Blue Devils roll out one of the most consistent lineups night after night. They have won seven straight games and have been lights-out from three-point range. Even with their stellar record, Leominster will be staying home for the playoffs, as (3)Fitchburg made it in over them.
3. St. John's
Record: 18-4, 4-1
Points Per Game: 65.9 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 48.5 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: T.J. Kelley - 10.5 PPG
St. John's falls out of the top-two for the first time in weeks as they fell last week to (2)Fitchburg. Their usually stout defense has faltered in recent games, but they still are one of the better teams in all of Central Mass.
Record: 17-3, 8-2
Points Per Game: 63.0 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 51.4 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Jose Hernandez - 13.4 PPG
A five-game win streak has the Red Raiders moving up to the two-spot in the Power Pack. Jose Hernandez has continued to lead Fitchburg but has received a huge scoring help from Mark Snowden in recent games. The Red Raiders may be peaking at the right time, as they continue strong play heading into the playoffs.
1. St. Peter-Marian
Record: 17-5, 4-2
Points Per Game: 68.0 Points Per Game
Points Allowed Per Game: 55.7 Points Per Game
Leading Scorer: Makai Ashton-Langford - 16.3 PPG
It should be no surprise that the Guardians maintain the top-spot in the Power Pack. They have won 12 straight and are dominating opponents night in and night out. Makai Ashton-Langford has continued to lead the Guardians, who have been on a roll since an early-season losing streak.