Girls basketball top performers / Games to watch (Jan. 18)

A look at the top performers from last week and a look ahead to this week's top games:

Nalyce Dudley, New London: The senior had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, along with seven steals and three blocks as New London defeated Ridgefield 47-30. She followed that up with 39 points and 10 rebounds against St. John Baptiste and 27 points and nine rebounds against Mary Louis Academy.

Sami Santacroce, North Haven: The freshman had 24 points, hitting five 3-pointers against Hand and is averaging 13.7 points and 6.1 rebounds  a game in her first varsity season.

Meghan Kirck, Sacred Heart Academy: Kirck made six 3s as part of her 20-point effort in a 51-38 win over No. 2 ranked Hand.

Mariette El Khoury, Fitch: In Fitch’s 54-33 win over East Lyme, El Khoury scored 18 points, making four 3s, and had 13 rebounds.

Audrey Tice, St. Paul: Tice had a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists as St. Paul beat Naugatuck 51-33.

Kaleigh Bodak, Haddam-Killingworth: Bodak scored 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds in H-K’s 62-35 win over Old Lyme.

Rory Risley, Stonington: Risley had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists as Stonington beat Griswold 41-26.

Caitlyn McKiernan, Weston: In Weston’s 59-52 win over Masuk, McKiernan led the way with 23 points.

Kassidy LaTour, Lyman Memorial: LaTour had a double-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds, eight steals and three assists in a 62-33 win over Tourtellotte.

Erin Lovett, St. Joseph: Lovett had a double-double, scoring 18 points with 19 rebounds along with four stelas and five blocks as St. Joseph defeated Warde 48-33.

Maddie DiNatali, Lauralton Hall: DiNatali had a triple-double with 22 points, 10 assists and 10 steals in a win over Wilbur Cross.

Maeve McGinnis, Windsor Locks: McGinnis had 12 points, 21 rebounds and four blocks as Windsor Locks defeated SMSA 49-33.

Olivia Cunningham, Valley Regional: The junior forward scored a game-high 22 points as the Warriors defeated Cromwell 49-45.

Adi Standish, Avon: Standish had a career-high 20 points as Avon beat Hall 64-38.

Kieara Kirvan, Ledyard: Kirvan had 20 points and six rebounds in the Colonels 51-27 win over Waterford.

Urielle Afoakwa-Abrokwa, East Catholic: The freshman had another double-double, this time with 20 points and 13 rebounds against South Windsor.

Ava Giansiracusa, Mercy: Giansiracusa scored 25 points, leading Mercy to a 58-46 win over Cheshire.

Amani Abuhatab, West Haven: The GameTimeCT First Team All-State pick had her eighth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Guilford.

Abby Bradbury, Valley: Bradbury had 25 points as Valley beat Coginchaug 60-35.

Marissa Nudd, Bacon Academy: Nudd scored a game-high 19 points as Bacon Academy defeated Windham 60-32.

Emily Arel, Gilbert: Arel had 25 points as Gilbert defeated Wamogo 47-31.

Ayanna Franks, Windsor: The junior scored 32 points in a win over New Britain.

Zoe Desmaris, Ridgefield: In Ridgefield’s 59-56 win over Trumbull, Desmaris led the way with 19 points.

Colleen Blackman, Immaculate: Blackman had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks in Immaculate’s 46-36 win over New Fairfield.

Taigen Parent, Bristol Eastern: Parent poured in 33 points as Eastern defeated Platt 65-37.

Games to watch

NFA at Fitch, Thursday, 7 p.m.: NFA has quietly turned it around after an 0-6 start, which included a 38-36 loss to Fitch.

Simsbury at Conard, Friday, 3:45 p.m.: Simsbury has won seven-straight while Conard’s only loss in its last seven games came to Glastonbury.

North Haven at No. 1 Hamden, Friday, 6 p.m.: North Haven is among a pack of teams in the SCC chasing the ranked teams in the league. None are ranked higher than No. 1

Newington at Glastonbury, Friday 6:45 p.m.: Glastonbury has won seven in-a-row, not allowing any team to reach 40 points in that stretch. Newington has not lost a CCC game since opening night against Windsor.

Warde at New Canaan, Friday, 7 p.m.: The FCIAC is wide open behind unbeaten Ludlowe and these two teams are in the thick of it. If the Rams want to be an FCIAC playoff team, they need to win games like this at home.

Northwestern at Thomaston, Friday, 7 p.m.: The best chance for a Berkshire League team to beat Northwestern should come here in the rematch of a game Northwestern won 36-35 on opening night.