There are no changes at the top of this week’s overall pecking order and some of the teams are winning by almost 100-point margins. That will change once the section playoffs get going, which are coming up fast.
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(After games of Saturday, Feb. 4)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)
1. (1) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 18-2
It was just another week at the office for head coach Sue Phillips and her girls in West Catholic Athletic League play after a rocking-chair 70-35 win at crosstown Presentation and another impressive win over Sacred Heart Cathedral, 82-62 in San Francisco, and remember, the Irish and Mitty are the only teams to beat Mission Hills.
2. (2) Clovis West (Fresno) 24-2
Head coach Craig Campbell and his girls won by 25 points at Fresno Clovis North, by 21 points at Fresno Central and then went out of Tri-Rivers Athletic Conference play and put a running clock win on visiting Bakersfield Stockdale.
3. (3) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 18-3
The Jackrabbits blitzed cross-town Millikan in Moore League play and then posted a surprisingly easy 82-56 win over visiting Windward, although it was reported that that team wasn’t at full strength.
4. (4) Mission Hills (San Marcos) 22-2
After moving up one spot last week, there’s nowhere to go and likely won’t be for a while. Head coach Christopher Kroesch and his girls improved to 6-0 in Avocado – East League action after running-clock road wins at Vista Rancho Buena Vista and Vista.
5. (5) Carondelet (Concord) 18-4
The Cougars’ 62-54 win over Salesian probably is a better statement for that team, although it’s just very apparent that although teams like Carondelet and Mission Hills are very good, everyone after the top three teams has a lot of holes.
6. (6) Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) 18-3
The Dragons came up three spots last week but they can’t pass Carondelet since that team just beat a Salesian team that pinned a one-point loss on them. O’Dowd cruised to wins last week over Berkeley and Piedmont
7. (7) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 19-3
Not much to write home about this week with the only action a 92-point Gold Coast League win over Lancaster Paraclete.
8. (8) Alemany (Mission Hills) 20-5
There are few gimmes in the Mission League and a down West Hills Chaminade proved it by only allowing head coach Bryan Camacho and his girls a seven-point win on the road after Alemany won by 22 points at home.