Athletes of the Week — Girls Basketball: Zoe Foster, Paige Ollivierre, Sarah King, and Kim-An Quinn. Boys Basketball: Alex Kiritsy

Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week are Zoe Foster, Paige Ollivierre, Sarah King, and Kim-An Quinn, who contributed 8, 7, 6 and 4 points respectively, along with great defensive energy, in Newton South’s 51-36 victory over Acton-Boxboro on Tuesday night.  The win secured the second undefeated Dual County League season in Newton South Girls basketball history.

Boys Basketball Athlete of the Week is Alex Kiritsy a senior co-captain and two-year starter for the Varsity Boys Basketball team.  Alex is a coach on the floor, he is the second leading scorer on the team, and he leads the team in assists.  He is also a great defender who over the past two years has covered many of the best players in Massachusetts.  He has helped to lead us to a 15-5 record so far this season and to a high seed in the ever competitive Division I south State tournament.  But it as a leader that Alex shines the most.  He is a stabilizing presence on the floor and especially in practice.  He is highly competitive but still will help out the younger players.  He has been a great help to the coaches the past four years at every level.  Alex is a pleasure to coach and is destined for great things in the future.