NYC girls basketball power rankings (12/20/11)
No. 1 Nazareth (2-0)
Their season started fashionably late, but led by transfer Sadie Edwards, the Lady Kingsmen reeled off back-to-back league wins against Mary Louis and Bishop Loughlin.
Next: @ St. Francis Prep (Dec. 28, Noon)
No. 2 South Shore (8-1)
Fannisha Price had 18 points and Aliyah Cooley added 10 points in a 43-38 win against St. Frances (Md.) at the Festival of the Phoenix tournament Saturday at University HS in New Jersey.
Next: Bishop McGuinness (NC) @ Diamond State Classic (Dec. 27, 2:15 p.m.)
No. 3 Bishop Ford (6-1)
Ford picked up a huge overtime win at St. John Vianney Saturday with Shanice Vaughn leading the way with 18 points and Aaliyah Lewis adding 17.
Next: No. 4 Archbishop Molloy (Thursday, 5 p.m.)
No. 4 Archbishop Molloy (5-1)
Carolyn Gallagher scored 34 points Sunday against Ossining, a tremendous achievement on any day. But it was 20 less than Saniya Chong in a 92-75 loss at the Francis Lewis Winter Ball.
Next: @ No. 3 Bishop Ford (Thursday, 5 p.m.)
No. 5 Bishop Loughlin (2-2)
After opening the season with big wins against Bergtraum and Mary Louis, the Lions fell to Nazareth and Archbishop Molloy this week.
Next: Lincoln, Chicken Murphy Classic @ Bergtraum (Dec. 30, 3 p.m.)
No. 6 Mary Louis (2-4)
The Hilltoppers finally picked up a win in New York, snapping a four-game losing streak with a 50-41 win against Murry Bergtraum at the Francis Lewis Winter Ball. Jasmine Nwajei led the way with a game-high 21 points.
Next: No. 11 Cardinal Spellman (Tuesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 7 Christ the King (0-3)
Sierra Calhoun had 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Kollyns Scarbrough added seven for the Royals in a 66-37 loss to St. Mary’s (Ariz.), ranked No. 20 in the country by USA Today at the Nike Tournament of Champions.
Next: Wesleyan (Ga.) (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.)
No. 8 Moore Catholic (5-0)
Jamie O’Hare and Christina Rubin both reached the 1,000-point mark for their careers in a 68-29 win against Ransom Everglades (Fla.) in the KSA Classic Monday at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.
Next: George Rogers Clark (Ky.) (Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.)
No. 9 Murry Bergtraum (4-4)
Shequana Harris scored 11 of her 12 points in the third quarter and freshman Ashanae McLaughlin added 12, but it came in a 50-41 loss to The Mary Louis Academy.
Next: @ Manhattan Center (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 10 Truman (7-3)
The Lady Mustangs picked up a huge emotional – and rare – win against JFK Wednesday, but followed that up with a 62-41 loss to Long Island Lutheran, the defending New York State Federation Class B champions Sunday at the Francis Lewis Winter Ball.
Next: No. 14 Banneker (Friday, 5 p.m.)
No. 11 Cardinal Spellman (5-0)
Maria Bachman had 22 points and 13 boards and Nicole Awooner-Renner added nine points and 16 rebounds for the Pilots in a 62-30 win against Aquinas Monday.
Next: @ No. 6 Mary Louis (Tuesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 12 John F. Kennedy (6-4)
Inconsistency continues to plague O’Neil Glenn’s squad, which suffered its first loss to Truman in a decade on Wednesday, losing to the Lady Mustangs, 58-56.
Next: No. 13 Francis Lewis (Friday, 5 p.m.)
No. 13 Francis Lewis (3-4)
Jasmine Davis had 15 point and 15 rebounds and Tyese Purvis had 12 points and eight boards for the Patriots in a 53-46 loss to St. John the Baptist Sunday at the Francis Lewis Winter Ball.
Next: Brooklyn Collegiate (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 14 Benjamin Banneker (5-1)
Led by Africa Williams, who had 30 points in a loss to Francis Lewis last Monday, Banneker is capable of beating anybody in the wide-open PSAL.
Next: @ No. 10 Truman (Friday, 5 p.m.)
No. 15 McKee/Staten Island Tech (8-1)
Kaitlyn Astel had 18 points in a 38-33 win against A.N. Myer (Ontario) as MSIT won two of three games at the KSA Classic in Orlando.
Next: Curtis (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)