Super 25 girls' basketball rankings
Updated Mar. 4, 2003

Analysis by Christopher Lawlor, USA TODAY


Holding steady: There are no additions to the Super 25 rankings. No. 1 Canyon (Texas), No. 8 Mountain View (Orem, Utah) and No. 9 Duncanville (Texas) each won state titles. Seven schools, including three from Illinois, compete for state titles this week.

Player of the week: Kalee Carey had 32 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks vs. Kountze as No. 1 Canyon won the Class 3A state title. The Texas-bound Carey added 13 points and 10 rebounds in a 60-25 semifinal-victory over Llano and will play in the WBCA and McDonald’s All-American games.

Game of the week: Friday, No. 20 Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) vs. H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.), in the city title game at George Washington University. McNamara (31-5) has won 20 consecutive games.

Must-see: Friday, the Illinois Class AA state quarterfinals, at Illinois State University, features three Super 25 teams: No. 17 Fenwick (Oak Park) vs. Galesburg and No. 25 Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights) vs. No. 7 Naperville Central.

Base lines: Tiffany Reid of Strawberry Mansion (Philadelphia), considered one of the nation’s top sophomores, scored 43 points in a 71-56 victory over Franklin Learning Center (Philadelphia) in the Public League semifinals. Reid made 20 of 22 free throws. Indiana State-bound guard Stephanie Lisch of Althoff (Belleville, Ill.) is the daughter of Rusty Lisch, the former quarterback for Notre Dame and the Chicago Bears. Sa’de Wiley-Gatewood of No. 2 Lynwood (Calif.) totaled 54 points in two CIF-Southern Section, Division I-AA playoff victories. North Carolina-bound Ivory Latta of York (S.C.) Comprehensive scored 70 points, sinking 14 of 19 three-pointers, in a 110-71 victory over Belton Honea Path in the Class 3A playoffs. Latta has 4,219 career points, ranking fifth all-time according to the National Federation Record Book.
57 and counting: Coach Dave Houle guided No. 8 Mountain View (Orem, Utah) to the Class 4A state title, improving his national record total to 57. Houle, who also coaches track and field and cross country, has led the Mountain View girls’ team to 10 titles in 14 years and 12 overall.

Chicago Hope: Playing in its fourth varsity season, Hope (Chicago) defeated Pana (Ill.) 49-43 for the Class A state title. Hope (32-2) is the Chicago Public League’s first Class A champion since 1985.

300 Club: Mina Todd of Manual (Louisville) and Reggie Carney of East Brunswick (N.J.) each recorded their 300th coaching victories. Carney, who is retiring at the end of the season, upped his career mark to 300-65 in a 69-37 victory over Manalapan. Todd won her milestone game against Moore (Louisville) 55-21. Todd is 166-47 in seven seasons at Manual.

WBCA game: Kelly Flynn of No. 5 South Sioux City (Neb.) and Joe Lombard of No. 1 Canyon (Texas) will coach squads in the Women’s National Basketball Association All-Star game April 4 in Atlanta.

1. Canyon, Tex. (32-1). Previous: 1. Won Class 3A state championship, beating Kountze 76-45. Beat Llano 60-25 in state semifinals. Season complete.

2. Lynwood, Calif. (26-1). Previous: 2. Beat Millikan (Long Beach) 74-47 and Miller 81-49 in CIF-Southern Section, Division I-AA playoffs.

3. Murry Bergtraum, New York, N.Y. (27-0). Previous: 3. Beat Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn) 72-20 and Lehman (Bronx) 69-40 in PSAL A playoffs.

4. Christ the King, Middle Village, N.Y. (22-1). Previous 4: Won its 19th consecutive Brooklyn-Queens Diocesan title, beating Archbishop Molloy (Briarwood) 82-62. Beat Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn) 81-50 in semifinals.

5. South Sioux City, Neb. (24-0). Previous: 5. Beat Skutt (Omaha) 81-35 to win the District B-3 tournament.

6. Oregon City, Ore. (22-1). Previous: 6. Did not play.

7. Naperville (Ill.) Central (32-0). Previous: 7. Beat Lake Park (Roselle) 63-37 to win the Class AA, Elgin Supersectional.

8. Mountain View, Orem, Utah (21-2). Previous: 8. Beat Orem 49-44 to win the Class 4A state championship. Season complete.

9. Duncanville, Texas (39-1). Previous: 9. Won Class 5A state championship, beating Georgetown 47-27. Beat Westlake (Austin) 57-35 in semifinals.

10. Oak Ridge, Tenn. (33-1). Previous: 10. Beat South Doyle (Knoxville) 82-41 in Class 3A, Region 2 playoffs. Beat Campbell County (Jacksboro) 51-37 to win the District 3 title.

11. Shelbyville (Tenn.) Central (31-1). Previous: 11. Beat Oakland (Murfreesboro) 95-20 in the Class 3A, Region 4 quarterfinals.

12. Ribault, Jacksonville (29-1). Previous: 12. Beat Godby (Tallahassee) 68-57 for the Class 4A, Region I championship. Beat Pensacola 71-52 in region semifinals.

13. Highland, Gilbert, Ariz. (34-0). Previous: 13. Beat Red Mountain (Mesa) 39-37 in Class 5A state semifinal.

14. Kickapoo, Springfield, Mo. (27-0). Previous: 14. Beat Parkview (Springfield) 66-57 to win the Class 5, District 12 title. Beat Joplin 65-28 in district semifinals.

15. Kokomo, Ind. (25-0). Previous: 15. Beat Riley (South Bend) 72-60 in Class 4A Semistate.

16. Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville (29-1). Previous: 16. Beat Atherton (Louisville) 79-26 in the 26th District playoffs. Beat Louisville schools Eastern 69-29 and Presentation 56-35 in regular season.

17. Fenwick, Oak Park, Ill. (32-2). Previous: 17. Beat Mother McAuley 63-52 to win the Class AA, St. Xavier Supersectional.

18. Chaminade-Julienne, Dayton, Ohio (22-2). Previous: 18. Beat Urbana 69-44 in Division II, Vandalia Region quarterfinals.

19. Willingboro, N.J. (23-0). Previous: 19. Beat Moorestown 87-28, Delran 71-26 and Riverside 91-39, ending the regular season.

20. Bishop McNamara, Forestville, Md. (31-5). Previous: 20. Won three games to take the Bishop Walsh (Cumberland) Tournament. Beat St. John’s (Washington, D.C.) 86-64 in final.

21. Trinity, Euless, Texas (38-2). Previous: 21. Season complete.

22. Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills, Mich. (26-1). Previous: 22. Won Michigan’s Class B state championship. Season complete.

23. Beavercreek, Ohio (23-1). Previous: 23. Beat Carroll (Dayton) 46-23 in Division I, Fairborn Regional quarterfinals.

24. ThunderRidge, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (18-1). Previous: 24. Did not play.

25. Marian Catholic, Chicago Heights, Ill. (29-3). Previous: 25. Beat Stagg (Palos Hills) 65-60 to win the Class AA, Thornton Supersectional.

Dropped out: None.