NYC girls basketball power rankings (1/3/12)
No. 1 Nazareth (3-0)
The Lady Kingsmen are the queens of the CHSAA. But they get put to the test Thursday against No. 2 Bishop Ford live on MSGVarsity.com.
Next: @ No. 2 Bishop Ford (Thursday, 6 p.m.)
No. 2 Bishop Ford (7-1)
Is Mike Toro’s squad the real deal, a CHSAA Class AA contender? We’ll find out Thursday at 6 p.m.
Next: No. 1 Nazareth (Thursday, 6 p.m.)
No. 3 South Shore (11-1)
South Shore rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat St. John the Baptist and capture the Diamond State Classic in Delaware Friday.
Next: Midwood (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 4 Bishop Loughlin (3-2)
Imani Tate had a game-high 27 points in a 68-49 win against Lincoln at the Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy Memorial Classic at Bergtraum Friday.
Next: St. Francis Prep (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 5 Archbishop Molloy (6-2)
Led by Carolyn Gallagher’s 18 points, the Stanners defeated Notre Dame Academy to bounce back from back-to-back losses and now take on rival Mary Louis at home Wednesday.
Next: No. 6 Mary Louis (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.)
No. 6 Mary Louis (4-6)
The Hilltoppers fell to South Shore in the Diamond State Classic semifinals and will now look for their first league win against the Stanners.
Next: @ No. 5 Archbishop Molloy (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.)
No. 7 Christ the King (2-6)
The Royals snapped a six-game losing streak by beating James Madison and St. Mary’s. Rayne Connell averaged 21 points per game in the two victories.
Next: @ No. 1 Nazareth (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 8 Moore Catholic (7-1)
The Mavericks thoroughly enjoyed their time at the KSA Classic as standouts Christina Rubin and Jamie O’Hare both reached the 1,000-point plateau in the same game.
Next: North Hunterdon (Pa.) @ NY vs. Philly Challenge (Sunday, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 9 Murry Bergtraum (7-4)
Has Bergtraum turned a corner? The Lady Blazers had back-to-back blowout wins against North Babylon and Baruch College Campus in the Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy Memorial Classic.
Next: @ Midwood (Thursday, 5 p.m.)
No. 10 Truman (11-3)
Joella Gibson and Krystal Pearson scored 20 points apiece to lead Truman to a 63-41 win against Grand Street Campus in the Baseline Holiday Madness title game.
Next: @ No. 3 South Shore (Friday, 5 p.m.)
No. 11 Cardinal Spellman (6-1)
Onia Webb had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Joey Tirado added 10 points to lead Spellman over Our Lady of Mercy.
Next: @ Maria Regina (Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.)
No. 12 McKee/Staten Island Tech (10-1)
Gabriella Marinaccio scored a career-high 19 points, connecting on six 3-pointers, to lead MSIT to a 50-37 win against Midwood at the Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy Memorial Classic.
Next: @ Susan Wagner (Thursday, 6 p.m.)
No. 13 John F. Kennedy (9-6)
Leshauna Phinazee scored 17 points and Joya McFarland added 15 for JFK (9-6) against Lawrent (Canada) in the Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase.
Next: @ Manhattan Center (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 14 Francis Lewis (4-6)
Jazmine Hamlet had 18 points and Tyese Purvis added 12 for Lewis in a 56-42 loss to Long Island Lutheran in the Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy Memorial Classic.
Next: @ Lincoln (Friday, 5 p.m.)
No. 15 St. John Villa (4-3)
Sam Long had 13 points, Dorothy O’Neill had 12 and Danielle Iacampo added 10 for Villa in a 62-31 win against St. Francis Prep Thursday.