STATE TOP 20 OVERALL RANKINGS
(Last week's rank in parentheses)
(After games of Feb. 9)
(All divisions; NorCal & SoCal combined)
1. (1) Lynwood 24-0
Knights open CIF Southern Section Div. I-AA playoffs Saturday against either Alhambra or El Rancho. It will be a rout, either way.
2. (2) Narbonne (Harbor City) 21-3
The only teams in the L.A. City Section championships who figure to give the Gauchos a whiff of a good game are Westchester and Palisades.
3. (3) Poly (Long Beach) 28-0
Tameca Simmons scored 23 points in win vs. Millikan as Jackrabbits wrapped up second straight Moore League title.
4. (4) Artesia (Lakewood) 20-5
With Lauren Ervin gone for the season, the Div. III state title race suddenly looks a bit more wide open.
5. (5) San Clemente 22-3
Sara Brown hit for 22 points in win over Dana Hills. Tritons are top seed in CIFSS Div. I-A (not the same division as Lynwood and Poly).
6. (6) Ventura 23-2
Going unbeaten in the Channel League, which means sweeping Buena and Santa Barbara, is quite an accomplishment indeed.
7. (7) La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) 20-4
Candice Wiggins (25) and June Brubaker (22) both scored well in easy win over Francis Parker.
8. (8) Brea-Olinda (Brea) 19-6
With Jeff Sink coaching, the Ladycats are definitely among the mix of teams capable of winning the Div. II state title.
9. (9) Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) 21-2
Panthers traveled to north of Sacramento last Saturday, but didn't get much of a test in comfortable win over Vallejo.
10. (10) Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 18-4
Kennedy of Sacramento, No. 1 in that area, was no match for the Wildcats in the second-half of last Saturday's 59-39 victory.
11. (11) St. Mary's (Stockton) 22-3
Unsung hero Stacey Amick scored nine points in the 4th quarter and Dominique Banks had 22 overall in 73-65 win over previous No. 14 Mitty.
12. (12) Ayala (Chino Hills) 21-4
Bulldogs will take 59-game league win streak into next year after final regular season win over St. Lucy's.
13. (13) Troy (Fullerton) 24-2
Alicia Komaki continues to excel at the point with 12 assists in 73-35 triumph over Fullerton.
14. (14) Bishop's (La Jolla) 21-3
Coach Fentriss Winn will have a team that's playoff ready after Friday's matchup against La Jolla Country Day.
15. (15) Ursuline (Santa Rosa) 22-1
Great balance in the scoring column for the Bears in win over Santa Rosa as no one was in double figures.
16. (18) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 20-5
Knights revved up for their try to win a third straight Div. III state title by beating Div. IV power St. Bernard, 76-61.
17. (20) Berkeley 16-7
Purdue-bound Sabrina Keys and the Jackets beat Div. II power Amador Valley, 68-56, as late season surge continues.
18. (19) Santana (Santee) 24-2
Sultans bounced back from loss to La Jolla Country with two easy wins. Jackie Turpin had 23 points, 10 rebounds vs. El Capitan.
19. (nr) Wilson (Long Beach) 23-5
Brandi Knight came up strong with 26 points and five steals in 68-36 romp past Lakewood.
20. (nr) Esperanza (Anaheim) 22-4
Aztecs wrapped up Sunset League title with second win of the season over Edison of Huntington Beach.