TheInsiders.com Top 10 Prep Poll

Check out the latest National Prep School Poll, which has one addition to the Top 10 and some movement among the elite schools.

1.  BRIDGTON ACADEMY (MAINE)
Record:12-1
Comments:You gotta give Whit Lesure's group a lot of credit for bouncing back from a loss to Laurinburg in the first game at War on the Shore. Bridgton won all three of its games at the Sun Youth Tourney in Montreal and also claimed the Fork Union tournament with victories over the host team and also former No. 1 Hargrave. Rahshon Clark sat out the Canada tourney with the flu.
2.  HARGRAVE (VA.)
Record:8-1
Comments:After starting out with seven straight wins, Kevin Keatts' team was knocked off by Bridgton in the first round of the Fork Union Tournament. Isaiah Swann (Florida State) finished with 22 in the loss and had 16 points in a 59-point rout the next day against New Hampton. Lorenzo Wade had 20 points against New Hampton.
3.  NOTRE DAME PREP (MASS.)
Record:14-1*
Comments:We've got an asterisk next to Bill Barton's record because, after Brewster was unable to make it to the MCI Classic, ND Prep split their squad and played against both MCI and Winchendon. They beat MCI and lost to the Winch with their "B" team. However, they got revenge with a 105-87 win over Winchendon at a neutral site. Kojo Mensah had 24 in a win over Brewster and 25 in the victory over Winchendon. The lone loss came at St. Thomas More.
4.  ST. THOMAS MORE (CONN.)
Record:7-2
Comments:After a pair of losses to Hargrave and Champlain St. Lambert at the War on the Shore, Jere Quinn's club has bounced back with five straight wins - including a 85-73 victory against Notre Dame Prep in which super-soph Rob Thomas had 19 points and seven boards. Thomas also had 19 and 8 against Storm King.
5.  BREWSTER ACADEMY (N.H.)
Record:5-1
Comments:Jason Smith's team has gotten off to a good start - with its only setback coming in a one-point loss to ND Prep - but they haven't played the brutal schedule that some of their counterparts have gone up against. Marcus Hammond had 27 in the loss. Brewster was unable to made it to the MCI Tourney because of the poor weather conditions.
6.  WINCHENDON (MASS.)
Record:8-2
Comments:Mike Byrnes has done a quality job keeping his team together despite the loss of leader Robert McIver, who may be out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury suffered in a loss to Fork Union. Donovan Morris had 19 in a win over South Kent. Winchendon's second loss came to ND Prep, 105-87, in which Jesus Verdejo scored 23 in the losing effort.
7.  CHAMPLAIN ST. LAMBERT (CANADA)
Record:14-4
Comments:A close call against Hargrave and a big win over St. Thomas More gave these guys some respect. They won a pair of games at the Sun Youth Tournament in Toronto before losing to MCI in the title game without starting big man Olivier Lamoreaux (Umass), who was injured. Negus McKenna led Champlain with 30 points and 12 boards.
8.  LAURINBURG INSTITUTE (N.C.)
Record:16-3
Comments:Chris Chaney is still trying to figure out this year's team. Vincent Banks (Cincinnati), the team's best scorer. Missed a tournament in Canada in which these guys lost to Philadephia Lutheran, 66-65. However, they got revenge less than a week later with a 77-51 win over Lutheran in which Richard Dorsey (Memphis) had 27 and C.J. Anderson added 20.
9.  PHILADELPHIA LUTHERAN (PA.
Record:13-1
Comments:Don't be confused because these guys have an "A" and a "B" team. The top squad for Darryl Schofield has posted wins over Laurinburg and Our Savior - and a pair of victories against both Life Center and Redemption Christian. Maureece Rice had 23 in the title game in Canada against Laurinburg to earn MVP honors. The lone loss came to Laurinburg less than a week later.
10.  FORK UNION (VA.)
Record:8-2
Comments:Fletcher Arritt's team has lost to South Kent and also recently to Bridgton Academy in the title game of their own tourney. However, Fork Union knocked off New Hampton and also posted a big win over Winchendon at the War on the Shore. Jermyl Jackson-Wilson had 23 and 12 against New Hampton.
Others to Watch: Blair Academy (N.J.); South Kent (Conn.); Lawrenceville (N.J.); New Hampton (N.H.); Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.); IMG (Fla.); Maine Central Institute (Maine); TAPS (Canada); Worcester Academy (Mass.); Hun (N.J.); Coastal Christian (Va.); Prince Avenue Prep (S.C.); Trinity Pawling (N.Y.); Lawrence Academy (Mass.); Peddie (N.J.); Storm King (N.Y.); Hill (Pa.); Holderness (N.H.); New Creations (Ind.)

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