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
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
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
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
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
22. Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills, Mich. (26-1).
Previous: 22. Won Michigan’s Class B state championship. Season
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,
Dropped out: None.