STATE TOP 20 OVERALL
GIRLS BASKETBALL RANKINGS
(All divisions; NorCal & SoCal combined; after games of Feb. 16; last week's rank in parentheses)
1. (1) Lynwood 25-0
Janice Bright scored 20 and Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood had 19 in 107-30 playoff-opening rout of El Rancho.
2. (2) Narbonne (Harbor City) 22-3
Double-doubles by Wilnett Crockett (14 pts, 10 rebs) and Jamie Funn (13 pts, 11 rebs) pace Gauchos in 74-31 L.A. City playoff win over Hamilton.
3. (3) Poly (Long Beach) 29-0
Neither the Jackrabbits or No. 1 Lynwood probably will be challenged until CIFSS Div. I-AA semifinals.
4. (4) Artesia (Lakewood) 21-5
Pioneers advanced in CIFSS Div. III-AA playoffs by routing Burroughs of Ridgecrest, 93-42. Next up is 23-2 South Hills.
5. (5) San Clemente 23-3
Soph standout Lindsey Pluimer had one of her best outings with 35 pts in 78-57 CIFSS Div. I-A playoff win over Valley View.
6. (6) Ventura 24-2
Did you know that the Cougars are the only team this year who've beaten 28-1 West of Tracy?
7. (9) Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) 23-2
Panthers complete impressive sweep of top NorCal foes with 43-41 win over Berkeley. Could face St. Mary's again in Div. II NorCal playoffs.
8. (8) Brea-Olinda (Brea) 20-6
Carrie Noyes makes noise with 24 points in 64-33 win over Laguna Hills. Next up in CIFSS Div. II-A playoffs is 18-10 Agoura.
9. (10) Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 21-4
Nicky Warren scored 19 points and Brooke Smith had 18 as Wildcats cruised past Redwood of Larkspur.
10. (11) St. Mary's (Stockton) 23-3
Rams wrapped up perfect run through league, but got seeded No. 2 in Sac-Joaquin Div. II playoffs behind West of Tracy.
11. (12) Ayala (Chino Hills) 24-4
Bulldogs won 17th straight by beating Downey, 73-30. They might run into 23-3 Eisenhower in CIFSS Div. I-AA quarterfinals.
12. (13) Troy (Fullerton) 25-2
Another big-time outing for Alicia Komaki with 24 points and 10 steals in 75-30 CIFSS Div. II playoff win over Villa Park.
13. (14) Bishop's (La Jolla) 22-3
Mallorie Winn starred with 21 points, 11 rebounds and terrific "d" against Candice Wiggins as Knights beat LJCD, 63-52.
14. (7) La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) 20-5
Both Candice Wiggins and Marissa Rivera fouled out in loss to Bishop's, a team the Torres beat in overtime earlier this season.
15. (15) Ursuline (Santa Rosa) 25-1
Perhaps the state's top Div. IV playoffs will be in the North Coast where Ursuline and Marin Catholic will vie for the top seed.
16. (16) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 21-5
Noelle Quinn came up big with 26 pts, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals in easy CIFSS Div. III playoff win vs. Nordhoff.
17. (17) Berkeley 18-8
Hard to drop the Jackets at all for losing by two to Pinewood. Another team they beat could win state title in Arizona.
18. (18) Santana (Santee) 25-2
Sultans will enjoy a first-round bye in what shapes up as a dogfight for the CIFSD Div. III crown.
19. (19) Wilson (Long Beach) 24-5
Bruins are hoping they can take a crack at No. 1 Lynwood in CIFSS Div. I-AA semifinals.
20. (20) Esperanza (Anaheim) 23-4
If Aztecs win first game this week, next up would be probable matchup against L.B. Wilson.