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    Final NYC girls basketball power rankings (3/27/12)

    by MSG Varsity on
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012 3:08 PM

    Updated Wed, Jun 13, 2012 12:53 AM
    Final NYC girls basketball power rankings (3/27/12)

    Breanna Stewart was an imposing force on both ends of the floor for Cicero-North Syracuse

    Photo by Photo by Lonnie Webb

    No. 1 Nazareth (18-4)

    The Lady Kingsmen came up short in their bid to win a second consecutive New York State Federation Class AA title as they ran into the buzzsaw that is Breanna Stewart, who had 42 points and 23 rebounds in a semifinal win. Still, the resolve of the Nazareth players despite the tragic death of head coach Apache Paschall was remarkable.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 2 Christ the King (15-14)

    The effort was there, but the execution at key times was a different story for the Royals, which lost to Nazareth, 52-47, in the CHSAA Class AA state semifinals. Still, with Sierra Calhoun, Kollyns Scarbrough and Taylor Butigian back, the future at Christ the King is bright.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 3 Moore Catholic (22-6)

    First the Mavericks beat Bishop Ford and then Archbishop Molloy. But Moore couldn’t complete the B/Q trifecta, losing to Nazareth in the CHSAA Class AA state final. Jaime O’Hare (Lafayette) and Christina Rubin (Iona) will go on to play Division I ball having already put Moore on the tri-state map.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 4 Archbishop Molloy (19-10)

    Carolyn Gallagher scored 20 points and Amani Tatum added 14, but the Stanners couldn’t rally from a slow start and fell to Moore Catholic, 52-47, in the CHSAA Class AA state semifinals.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 5 Murry Bergtraum (18-8)

    The season ended with a lopsided loss in the New York State Federation Class AA final, but the season was a success for the Lady Blazers, which wasn’t expected to win the PSAL title, let alone be playing for another Federation crown. That’s a testament to the players, especially senior Shequana Harris.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 6 Bishop Ford (22-6)

    A promising season full of state championship aspirations came to a premature end with a 58-51 loss to Moore Catholic in the CHSAA Class AA state quarterfinals. It’s not the way Brittany (Pookie) Martin and Shanice Vaughan wanted to end their high school careers.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 7 Bishop Loughlin (17-12)

    With former teammate Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy on their minds, the Lions beat East High from Rochester and then Curtis to win their first-ever New York State Federation Class A title. It was an emotional moment for Kasim Alston and his players.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 8 McKee/Staten Island Tech (21-3)

    Kaitlyn Astel had 13 points and Brenna DeRosa added 12 for MSIT, which put a scare into the Lady Blazers before falling, 56-48, in the PSAL Class AA title game at Madison Square Garden Saturday morning.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 9 Mary Louis (13-17)

    The Hilltoppers had their chance to exact revenge after a loss to Loughlin in the CHSAA Class A city final, but fell to Loughlin again in the CHSAA Class A state final. In her final high school game, George Mason-bound Reana Mohamed led Mary Louis with 16 points.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 10 South Shore (21-6)

    A third appearance in the PSAL Class AA title game in four years was not to be as the top-seeded Vikings were upset by McKee/Staten Island Tech in the semifinals. Marshall-bound Fannisha Price had 12 points in her final high school game.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 11 Cardinal Spellman (21-7)

    Spellman fell to Mary Louis, 58-53, in the CHSAA Class A city semifinals. It was a much closer game than in the regular season, but it was still disappointing for Onia Webb and the Pilots.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 12 Francis Lewis (14-10)

    The Patriots beat Murry Bergtraum late in the regular season, but couldn’t do it in the PSAL Class AA semifinals, falling 56-48 at St. John’s University. Tyese Purvis had 17 points and Jazmine Hamlet added 14 for Lewis.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 13 Truman (20-7)

    Krystal Pearson’s stellar career has come to an end two games earlier than she would have liked as Truman fell to Francis Lewis, 47-34, in the PSAL Class AA quarterfinals.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 14 John F. Kennedy (17-10)

    JFK has made the trip to the PSAL Class AA Final Four seven straight times. But that ended with a loss to McKee/Staten Island Tech in the quarterfinals at Hunter College.

    Next: Season complete

    No. 15 St. Joseph Hill (15-11)

    Hill’s season came to an end with a lopsided loss to Moore Catholic in the Archdiocesan semifinals. Still, with star Kelsey Carey and point guard Brittany Spoto back, there’s good reason to be optimistic.

    Next: Season complete

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