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P2P CCS Girls Basketball Top 25

Prep2Prep CCS Rankings

THROUGH WEEK 12


By HAROLD ABEND
Prep2Prep.com

February 15, 2018


Calling the West Catholic Athletic League wild and wacky could be an understatement after the way they have been beating each other and with Sacred Heart Cathedral actually giving Mitty a tussle. Elsewhere it was just as crazy as Menlo-Atherton went down to defeat but because of the who-beat- who syndrome they weren’t penalized.


1 (last week: 1) ARCHBISHOP MITTY (22-0)
Last: def. Sacred Heart Cath, 82-63; next: vs. St. Francis (2/14)

The everything No. 1 Monarchs have played and beaten all the top teams in the nation yet it was only in their eventual 19-point win over Sacred Heart Cathedral that they’ve trailed after the first quarter when they faced a 15-14 deficit. Maybe the Monarchs are mortal after all?

2 (2) PINEWOOD (22-1)
Last: def. Notre Dame-Belmont, 57-38; next: vs. Woodside Priory (2/15)

Hot shooting continues for the Panthers and P2P NCS No. 2 Carondelet felt the brunt of it this week in a 67-41 drubbing. Junior Klara Astrom was four of seven on treys and finished with 23 points. Senior Westmont College-bound Briana Claros was two of two outside the arc and had 14 points. Hopping Hannah Jump popped in three of four three-pointers to add 10 points

3 (3) EASTSIDE COLLEGE PREP (17-6)
Last: def. Menlo, 67-55; next: vs. Sacred Heart Prep (2/16)

Since a 14-point loss to Pinewood the Panther have wins over Notre Dame-Belmont and Menlo but neither were blowouts.

4 (4) SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL (10-12)
Last: lost to Mitty, 82-63; next: vs. Valley Christian (2/14)

We have to chuckle when we see some other rankings that have the Fighting Irish behind WCAL teams and other teams eight or nine spots below them in the these rankings. Did anyone see the Mitty game? Or the fact they are 5-3 in the WCAL. Not only that they’ve played a national schedule and given teams trouble, and their only loss to a team below them in these rankings is to St. Ignatius in the Bruce Mahoney game by three points and the won the rematch by 25 points. Enough said.

5 (5) PRESENTATION (19-4)
Last: def. St. Francis, 57-40; next: at St. Ignatius (2/14)

The Panthers are 4-4 in the WCAL but lost to the Sacred Heart Cathedral team ahead of them by 20 going into a rematch after they meet St. Ignatius.

6 (9) VALLEY CHRISTIAN (10-13)
Last: def. St. Ignatius, 75-54; next: at Sacred Heart Cath (2/14)

We’re going to go with the present and despite being tied at 2-6 with St. Francis in the WCAL the Warriors are starting to get healthy and their big win over St. Ignatius has to count now. Plus, if they falter we can drop them back down

7 (6) ST. IGNATIUS (14-9)
Last: lost to Valley Christian, 75-54; next: vs. Presentation (2/14)

The Wildcats dropped to 3-5 in the WCAL and after beating Valley Christian by three at home they lost by 21 on the road so going into a matchup with Presentation.

8 (7) ST. FRANCIS (13-10)
Last: lost to Presentation, 57-40; next: at Mitty (2/14)

Their recent loss to St. Ignatius is by four points so it seems reasonable for the Lancers to continue to fall in behind the Wildcats in the pecking order.

9 (8) SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (18-4)
Last: lost to Lincoln-SF, 58-50; next: vs. Carlmont (2/15)

With musical chairs of the WCAL were poised to move up South City but they took a loss to a Lincoln-San Francisco team that has a 16-point loss to St. Francis, a 13-point loss to St. Ignatius and a nine-point loss to Aragon. They won the PAL – North at 12-0 but maybe they are still not in the class of the mid-level WCAL teams.

10 (11) MENLO-ATHERTON (17-7)
Last: def. Woodside, 59-26; next: at Burlingame (2/13)

The Bears had their 42-game PAL – South winning streak come to an end after a 43-40 loss to new No. 17 and hot shooting Sequoia, but they have wins over Menlo and Sacred Heart Prep and also over an Aragon team they’re tied with at 11-1 in league. They also only lost by a point to Eastside. In this group and in the who-beat-who syndrome at this stage of the season it gets them past a Woodside Priory team that beat them by five to open the season.

11 (12) MENLO SCHOOL (15-7)
Last: lost to Eastside College Pr, 67-55; next: vs. Notre Dame-Belmont (2/16)

Despite three teams being tied at 3-6 in the West Bay – Foothill League the Knights win over Woodside Priory last week breaks the tie in these rankings with everyone but Sacred Heart Prep.

11 (12) SACRED HEART PREP (13-9)
Last: def. Woodside Priory, 60-37; next: at Eastside College Pr (2/16)

The Gators have a split with both Notre Dame and Menlo so you can’t more tied up than that.

13 (10) WOODSIDE PRIORY (9-13)
Last: lost to Sacred Heart Prep, 60-37; next: at Pinewood (2/15)

Back-to-back losses to Menlo and Sacred Heart Prep means they have to drop behind those teams even though it created a split but the last loss to Sacred Heart Prep was by 23 points after they only won by eight at home.

14 (16) APTOS (21-3)
Last: DNP; next: vs. St. Francis SCP (2/14)

The time has come to start to move the Mariners up after looking real closely at their record. We’re not looking at the Santa Cruz Coast League where they are blowing teams out most every game, but their last loss before eight straight league win was by one point to P2P NCS No. 10 Dublin that has a D1 player on the roster. The other losses are to Presentation pretty big but only by five points to St. Francis

15 (15) ARAGON (18-4)
Last: vs. Carlmont, not available; next: vs. Terra Nova (2/15)

The Dons hold tight but behind a rising Aptos since their loss to Sacred Heart Prep was only by eight points. That allows them to fall in behind Woodside Priory.

16 (12) NOTRE DAME-BELMONT (12-10)
Last: lost to Pinewood, 57-38; next: at Menlo (2/16)

The Tigers lose back the three spots they gained last week and one more after falling to 2-7 and last place in the West Bay – Foothill. Some of the league losses were real close but they still have to fall in behind Aragon.

17 (NR) SEQUOIA (17-5)
Last: vs. Mills, not available; next: at Half Moon Bay (2/15)

We probably were remiss for not bringing the Cherokees in sooner but there they are after the biggest upset in the PAL – South in several years gets them to 9-3 and all alone in third place to finish league.

18 (17) CARLMONT (17-5)
Last: vs. Aragon, not available; next: at South San Francisco (2/15)

The Scots have a split with Sequoia but after finishing at 8-4 in league heading into the PAL playoffs they fall in behind Sequoia.

19 (24) SEASIDE (18-2)
Last: DNP; next: at San Benito (2/13)

We’re finished ignoring the top team in the Monterey Bay – Gabilan after we see that besides a loss to Aptos and a solid Mt. Eden-Hayward from the NCS, the only other loss was 60-57 to a Lincoln-San Francisco team that just beat South City by eight points and they led 37-35 after three quarters.

20 (22) HALF MOON BAY (15-5)
Last: vs. El Camino, not available; next: vs. Sequoia (2/15)

The girls from the coast moved up two spots last week and two more this week after winning three straight, including another win over Terra Nova, since their loss to South San Francisco.

21 (23) TERRA NOVA (14-8)
Last: vs. Jefferson, not available; next: at Aragon (2/15)

The Tigers have eight losses so it looks like a checkered redocrd but none are to non ranked teams so they can mpove up with Hal Moon Bay 

22 (25) NORTH SALINAS (16-7)
Last: def. San Benito, 54-51; next: at Salinas (2/13)

The Cowboys girls have won four straight since a loss to Aptos and they really don’t have any stinker losses.

23 (18) PALO ALTO (15-6)
Last: lost to Mountain View, 57-43; next: at Cupertino (2/16)

After winning by 21 points at home the Vikings took a bad loss in a 14-point defeat at Mountain View and have to drop and take De Anza teams with them

24 (19) WILCOX (16-7)
Last: def. Gunn, 68-30; next: vs. Los Gatos (2/16)

Their two losses to Palo Alto means they have to drop and stay behind Paly

25 (20) CUPERTINO (13-8)
Last: def. Mountain View, 51-42; next: vs. Palo Alto (2/16)

Continuing down the De Anza pecking order with losing to Wilcox twice and in third in league at 7-4 behind them and Paly


BVAL-MH Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
7-3
19-5
7-3
16-9
7-3
13-11
5-5
12-12
2-8
11-12
2-8
9-15
SCCAL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
12-0
22-3
10-2
14-11
6-6
9-15
0-12
5-17
SCVAL-EC Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
11-1
20-4
11-1
18-6
6-6
12-12
6-6
11-13
5-7
12-12
2-10
3-17
1-11
2-20
WCAL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-0
23-0
3-7
14-10
3-7
14-10
PAL-North Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
7-3
14-9
4-5
12-10
2-5
4-15
1-6
1-12
0-10
2-19
BVAL-ST East Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
9-1
20-5
7-3
13-10
0-10
7-17
MBL-Gabilan Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
12-0
19-2
8-4
14-10
1-8
4-13
0-6
7-10
SCVAL-DA Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
11-1
16-6
8-4
16-8
7-5
13-9
6-6
12-12
5-7
10-13
0-12
1-20
WBAL-Foothill Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-0
23-1
4-6
16-7
WBAL-Skyline Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
9-2
13-5
6-6
9-14
4-8
7-13
PAL-South Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
9-1
19-5
8-2
18-6
7-3
17-6
6-6
15-9
5-5
14-7
5-7
11-10
3-9
10-15
1-11
3-18
1-11
2-20