NYC girls basketball power rankings (1/10/12)
No. 1 Nazareth (3-0)
The Lady Kingsmen will take the court with heavy hearts Wednesday for their first game since the stunning death of coach Apache Paschall of an apparent heart attack last Tuesday.
Next: No. 5 Archbishop Molloy (Wednesday, 7 p.m.)
No. 2 Bishop Ford (9-1)
With coach Mike Toro hospitalized for what proved to be just a panic attack, the Lady Falcons rallied to beat DePaul Catholic in A New Year’s Resolution. Aaliyah Jones and Aaliyah Lewis had 13 points apiece.
Next: Norland (Fla.) @ Rose Classic Super Jam (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
No. 3 South Shore (13-1)
The most consistent team in the PSAL crushed a solid Truman squad 60-32 Friday and followed that up with a 67-51 win against Banneker Monday. Jenice Winter had a team-high 17 points.
Next: @ Boys & Girls (Jan. 18, 5 p.m.)
No. 4 Bishop Loughlin (5-3)
Give an assist to our own Kym Hampton, who gave the Lions some words of advice following a loss to St. John Vianney (NJ) and Imani Tate and company went out the next day and beat East Orange (NJ).
Next: @ No. 6 Mary Louis (Wednesday, 5:15 p.m.)
No. 5 Archbishop Molloy (8-2)
The Stanners are back to full strength with the return of Dallas Pralle and Alexa Dietrich from injury. Guard Amani Tatum is reaping the benefits, leading Molloy to back-to-back wins.
Next: @ No. 1 Nazareth (Wednesday, 7 p.m.)
No. 6 Mary Louis (4-7)
The Hilltoppers couldn’t pull out a win against rival Molloy in a league game last week, but came back to beat Springside (Pa.) thanks to a 3-pointer by George Mason-bound Reana Mohamed.
Next: No. 4 Bishop Loughlin (Wednesday, 5:15 p.m.)
No. 7 Christ the King (2-6)
The Lady Royals begin the week by taking on St. Francis Prep and end it with a showdown against Manasquan (NJ) at Monmouth University Sunday.
Next: St. Francis Prep (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.)
No. 8 Moore Catholic (6-2)
The undersized Mavericks struggled against a North Hunterdon (NJ) squad with two Division I players in the frontcourt. It was their first game back from the holiday break.
Next: @ St. Joseph by the Sea (Tuesday, 7 p.m.)
No. 9 Murry Bergtraum (8-4)
The road to the PSAL title still goes through Murry Bergtraum and the Lady Blazers have no intention of relinquishing their hold of the championship easily. Ashanae McLaughlin and Shequana Harris had 22 points each in an 81-55 win over Midwood Friday.
Next: @ No. 11 Truman (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 10 Cardinal Spellman (8-2)
Onia Webb had 15 points and eight rebounds, but it was Teresa Tartarone who sparked a 60-53 non-league win against Truman Monday. The sophomore came off the bench to score 12 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with three minutes left.
Next: Bedford Academy @ Rose Classic Super Jam (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 11 Truman (11-5)
John Burke’s squad has lost back-to-back games, but there were positives in Monday’s close defeat to Cardinal Spellman for shorthanded Truman after a disheartening defeat at South Shore.
Next: No. 9 Murry Bergtraum (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 12 McKee/Staten Island Tech (12-1)
Kaitlyn Astel had 19 points and Kelin Walsh added 15 for MSIT, which defeated Petrides, 65-40, Monday.
Next: @ Tottenville (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 13 John F. Kennedy (11-5)
Joya McFarland had 19 points for JFK in a 54-45 win against Passaic County (NJ) in A New Year’s Resolution, but senior Chelsea Custodio went down with an MCL injury and her return is questionable.
Next: Archbishop Williams (Mass) @ Rose Classic Super Jam (Saturday, 6 p.m.)
No. 14 Francis Lewis (5-6)
The up-and-down Patriots picked up a big road win Friday, defeating Lincoln, 59-52, as Jasmine Davis had 14 points and Erica Ward added 12.
Next: Manhattan Center (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 15 St. John Villa (6-3)
The good news for the Bears was a win against Notre Dame, which came after a loss to Tottenville. The bad news was a loss to Jackson Memorial (NJ) in the Coaches Choice USA Staten Island/New Jersey Challenge.
Next: @ Bishop Kearney (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.)