Prep2Prep CCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 12
By HAROLD ABEND
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.