NYC girls basketball power rankings (1/17/12)
No. 1 Nazareth (4-0)
The Lady Kingsmen’s return to the court was an emotional one, but they honored coach Apache Paschall the best way they knew how – with a win against Archbishop Molloy.
Next: St. Francis Prep (Jan. 27, 6:15 p.m.)
No. 2 Bishop Ford (12-1)
While coach Mike Toro continues to deal with his generic anxiety disorder, the Falcons just keep winning. Monday’s remarkable 58-42 victory against Long Island Lutheran, which saw Ford go on a 27-0 second-half run, is a testament to the will of Toro’s squad.
Next: @ No. 5 Bishop Loughlin (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 3 South Shore (14-1)
The Vikings are the only undefeated team in the PSAL Class AA with wins against Murry Bergtraum and Truman, but perhaps South Shore’s biggest victory of the year came against Long Island powerhouse St. Anthony’s at the Rose Classic Super Jam Sunday at Bishop Ford.
Next: Boys & Girls (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 4 Archbishop Molloy (9-3)
The Stanners bounced back well from a 77-63 loss to Nazareth to defeat Archbishop Williams (Mass.) at the Rose Classic Super Jam. Junior Carolyn Gallagher continues to put up all-city numbers.
Next: Christ the King (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 5 Bishop Loughlin (6-5)
The Lions fell to a very good Teaneck (NJ) squad, but rebounded to defeat Norland (Fla.) in the Rose Classic Super Jam Monday behind Aliyah Alston’s 14 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Next: No. 2 Bishop Ford (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 6 Moore Catholic (9-3)
After beating Mary Louis at the buzzer, the Mavericks knocked off Manhattan Center, 59-30, Monday at the Rose Classic Super Jam with the Division I backcourt tandem of Jamie O’Hare (18 points, eight assists) and Christina Rubin (13 points) leading the way.
Next: Maria Regina (Wednesday, 4 p.m.)
No. 7 Mary Louis (6-8)
The Hilltoppers earned a measure of revenge with a big home win against No. 5 Bishop Loughlin, but then lost at the buzzer against Moore Catholic. Joe Lewinger’s squad is still trying to figure out how to close out games.
Next: St. Francis Prep (Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.)
No. 8 Christ the King (4-7)
The Royals defeated East Longmeadow (Mass.) at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Friday, but then suffered a 63-39 loss to Manasquan at the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase.
Next: @ No. 4 Archbishop Molloy (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 9 Murry Bergtraum (9-4)
The Lady Blazers are starting to look like the 13-time defending PSAL champions, defeating No. 11 Truman, 63-42, last week behind 22 points from UNC Charlotte-bound Shequana Harris.
Next: No. 13 John F. Kennedy (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 10 Cardinal Spellman (10-2)
The Pilots continue to fly high, beating Bedford Academy and Manhattan Center at the Rose Classic Super Jam at Bishop Ford over the weekend. Onia Webb and co. have a stiff test Friday at No. 6 Moore Catholic.
Next: @ No. 6 Moore Catholic (Friday, 4:15 p.m.)
No. 11 Truman (13-6)
After a lopsided loss to No. 9 Murry Bergtraum, the Mustangs had a nice bounce-back win at the Rose Classic Super Jam, defeating New Mission (Mass.), 57-34, with Lynda Fields (12 points) and Queen Holquin (10 points) leading the way.
Next: @ Manhattan Center (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 12 McKee/Staten Island Tech (14-1)
Kaitlyn Astel exploded for 27 points in a 66-53 win against Lincoln at the Rose Classic Super Jam Friday night. The senior almost missed the game completely with vertigo.
Next: @ New Dorp (Tuesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 13 John F. Kennedy (12-5)
JFK picked up a huge win Saturday, knocking off St. John the Baptist, 54-50, at the Rose Classic Super Jam with Joya McFarland knocking down three 3-pointers en route to 19 points.
Next: @ No. 9 Murry Bergtraum (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 14 St. John Villa (9-4)
Danielle Iacampo had 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals, Paige Keane had 14 points, six rebounds and five assists and Dorothy O’Neill added 13 points, four rebounds and four steals in a 52-39 win against Midwood in the Rose Classic Super Jam Monday, the Bears third win in as many days.
Next: @ Maria Regina (Saturday, TBA)
No. 15 Francis Lewis (6-7)
It’s been a rollercoaster season for the Patriots, who defeated Manhattan Center, 54-39, last week, but then suffered a 37-34 loss to Truman Friday.
Next: Grand Street Campus (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)