BOYS AND GIRLS POWER RANKINGS PLUS SOME NOTES
The power rankings listed below do not include the Monday games, in which there were a few. MLK Day has turned into a big event for high school basketball. Locally it was the Girls who took center stage.
No. 1 Cardinal Newman played another power that they hope will help come NCS playoff time. They were defeated by Clovis West 57-48.
Clovis West is a public school from Fresno and has a school enrollment of around 2,100. They have a record of 16-3 and have won games buy scores of 101-9 and 114-9. Yes, if they were a local team they would get ripped here for running up the score.
There was no running up the score in this game. Cardinal Newman actually had the lead at the half and it was a two point game going into the fourth quarter. Lauren Walker scored 18 and pulled down 13 rebounds as Cardinal Newman drops to 13-4. The game was played in Stockton as part of the MLK Shootout.
Over the last three plus seasons, Clovis West is 92-18 overall and went 13-3 in the state playoffs.
Cardinal Newman gets back to NBL play and over the next week plays three of the top five teams in the YSN365.com regular rankings. On Wednesday, they host No. 5 Santa Rosa, on Saturday it’s a trip to No. 4 Casa Grande to end the first half before starting the second half next Tuesday at Montgomery. Cardinal Newman is 5-0 in league play. Both Casa Grande and Santa Rosa are 4-1.
On Monday, Santa Rosa had an NBL game and defeated Rancho Cotate 67-38 win. The Panthers have won four straight and are 9-7 on the season.
Junior Emily Codding has another monster game with 29 points, 23 rebounds and ten blocked shots. The points and rebounds are her highest of the season. It is her third triple-double of the season and she missed one other by a blocked shot. She has had a double-double in all but two games and in each of those games she missed by either a point or a rebound. For the season she is averaging 18.4 points, 14.8 rebounds and 5.4 blocks a game.
Here are the power rankings. This is through Sunday and not all the results are recorded but this an idea of where the teams stand according to the computer.
No. 1 Windsor (Last Week No. 1)…They are No. 10 in the North Coast Section. It is the first time they have made the Section Top Ten.
No. 2 Cloverdale (2)…No. 34 in the Section.
No. 3 Fort Bragg (5)
No. 4 Kelseyville (3)
No. 5 Cardinal Newman (4)
No. 6 Analy (6)
No. 7 Clear Lake (7)
No. 8 Montgomery (11)
No. 9 Santa Rosa (13)
No. 10 St. Vincent De Paul (12)
No. 11 Archbishop Hanna (10)
No. 12 Petaluma (8)
No. 13 Healdsburg (14)
No. 14 Roseland University Prep (15)
No. 15 Rio Lindo Adventist (9)
No. 16 Anderson Valley (16)
No. 17 Casa Grande (17)
No. 18 Lower Lake (NR)
No. 19 Mendocino (NR)
No. 20 Ukiah (20)
Three of the top four teams and four of the top seven are from the NCL I. Overall eleven of the top twenty are from the small school world.
Overall there are five teams in the NCL I compared to six in the NBL and three in the SCL.
Don’t ask me why.
No. 1 Cardinal Newman (Last Week No. 1)…They are No. 4 in the North Coast Section and No. 26 in the state. Clovis West, the team they lost to on Monday, is No. 9 in the state.
No. 2 Montgomery (3)…They are No. 23 in the North Coast Section.
No. 3 Middletown (2)…No. 25 in Section
No. 4 Kelseyville (5)
No. 5 Cloverdale (4)
No. 6 Sonoma Academy (8)
No. 7 Ukiah (7)
No. 8 Casa Grande (9)
No. 9 Santa Rosa (11)
No. 10 Healdsburg (6)
No. 11 Analy (14)
No. 12 Windsor (12)
No. 13 Lower Lake (13)
No. 14 Sonoma Valley (16)
No. 15 Rancho Cotate (10)
No. 16 Clear Lake (17)
No. 17 Maria Carrillo (15)
No. 18 Fort Bragg (18)
No. 19 Round Valley (19)
No.20 Upper Lake (20)
On Tuesday there is a good NCL II game and one of the best locally in the area.
Sonoma Academy, who at 12-0 is the only undefeated team in the area, hosts Upper Lake. Sonoma Academy is ranked No. 8 in the YSN365.com regular rankings that were posted on Sunday. Upper Lake is 9-7 overall and 4-0 in NCL II play. Sonoma Academy is 3-0 in league play.
Upper Lake has the No. 1 scorer in the area in Junior Natalie Karlsson who is averaging 22.4 a game. In five of Sonoma Academy’s wins they have given up fewer points than that. On the season, Sonoma Academy has given up an average of 24.6 a game.
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