Five-Star Game of the Week: Basketball X-Perts New England Public vs Catholic Roundball Challenge January 24

Public vs Catholic Roundball Classic: Presented by Basketball X-Perts
@ Emmanuel College (Head Coach Jamahl Jackson-long time Five-Star staff member)

Game One- 3pm Madison Park (MA) v St Raphaels (RI)
Madison Park comes in at 10-1 and ranked in the top 10 in MA Div 1 Boys Basketball. Head Coach Dennis Wilson has a core of seniors that he says has “really bought into the TEAM concept”. All parts equally important, they have utilized that depth and experience to be off to one of the best starts in school history. 5-9 Senior Point Guard Spencer Braithwaite is the floor general that makes the operation successful. In the post 6-5 SR front line man David Campbell is good for a double-double every time hes stepped on the floor this season. Both players are receiving scholarship looks at this point.
St Raphaels is a Div 1 team from Pawtucket RI. They are currently 7-7. Coach Sorrentine’s team has only two Seniors on its roster, but he has molded the younger players into a force to be reckoned with in the state of RI, which includes star 5-9 freshman point guard, Charles Correa (18ppg, 7apg) and 6-4 sophomore wing, Cesar Mejia.

Game Two- 5pm East Boston (MA) v New Misssion (MA)
A much anticipated battle of the unbeatens has Coach Malcolm Smith’s East Boston team off to an 11-0 start and a Div 1 MA top ten ranking facing Coach Corey McCarthy’s New Mission team who is MA #1 ranked Div 4 team and has that same 11-0 record.
East Boston players to watch-
New Mission players to watch- SR Osmeo Odena, SR Ousmane Drame, JR Samir

Game Three- 7pm Cathedral (MA) v Winthrop (MA)
Coach Carnell Suttles has his Cathedral (Div 4 top Five team) team off to a 7-3 start. They play tonight (1-22) v St Mary’s prior to the Roundball Classic on Sunday. Players to watch for Cathedral are as follows: 6-1 SR Wing Ernest McNeil, 6-0 SO Guard Kyle Lawyer (18ppg) and 5-5 SO Pt Guard Carlos Bermudez. All three of Cathedrals losses have come to higher Div teams.
Coach Dave Brown has Winthrop rolling right now, off to an 11-1 start and a top 5 Div 4 ranking in the state of MA.
This is a classic North v South Div 4 battle and a possible preview to the TD Bank North Garden matchup in March!
Withrop is led by 6-1 SR Dino Mallios, a St Anslem’s commit, Gavin Mahoney 5-9 SR point guard and 6-2 SR wing Mark Jenkins.

-Tony Bergeron/ Leigh Klein, Five Star


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