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    NYC girls basketball power rankings (12/27/11)

    by MSG Varsity on
    Tue, Dec 27, 2011 4:35 PM

    Updated Thu, Jan 5, 2012 11:43 AM
    NYC girls basketball power rankings (12/27/11)

    Nazareth's Sadie Edwards.

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    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: at St. Francis Prep (Wednesday, 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 last Saturday at University HS in New Jersey.

    Next: Bishop McGuinness (NC) at Diamond State Classic (Tuesday, 2:15 p.m.) 

    No. 3 Bishop Ford (7-1) 

    The focus is now squarely on a match-up against No. 1 Nazareth after an impressive 61-49 win against Archbishop Molloy Thursday.

    Next: No. 1 Nazareth (Jan. 5, 6 p.m.)

    No. 4 Archbishop Molloy (5-3)

    Carolyn Gallagher is having an all-city season, but she’s the only consistent player for the Stanners, who have lost back-to-back games.

    Next: at Notre Dame Academy (Friday, 1:45 p.m.)

    No. 5 Bishop Loughlin (2-2)  

    Brooklyn bragging rights are on the line for Loughlin, which is coming off back-to-back losses to Molloy and Nazareth, with a non-league tilt against Lincoln. 

    Next: Lincoln, Chicken Murphy Classic at Bergtraum (Friday, 3 p.m.) 

    No. 6 Mary Louis (3-4)

    The Hilltoppers made it two straight wins with a convincing victory against Cardinal Spellman on Alumni Night in Jamaica Estates. 

    Next: Harvest Prep (Ohio) at Diamond State Classic (Tuesday, 4 p.m.)

    No. 7 Christ the King (0-6)

    The Royals went 0-4 at the prestigious Nike Tournament of Champions, losing to four nationally-ranked teams.

    Next: James Madison (Friday, 6 p.m.)

    No. 8 Moore Catholic (6-1)

    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.) at NY vs. Philly Challenge (Jan. 8, TBA)

    No. 9 Murry Bergtraum (5-4)

    The Lady Blazers haven’t dominated like they’ve done in years past, but Ed Grezinsky’s squad has steadily improved and will no doubt be in the mix come March.

    Next: North Babylon at Chicken Murphy Memorial Classic (Thursday, 3 p.m.)

    No. 10 Truman (8-3)

    Krystal Pearson had 20 points and 15 rebounds and was one of five players to score in double figures in a solid 72-51 win against Banneker Friday.

    Next: Hillcrest at Baseline Holiday Madness Tournament (Tuesday, Noon)

    No. 11 Cardinal Spellman (5-1)

    The Pilots suffered their first loss of the season at No. 6 Mary Louis last week. Still, there’s a lot to be happy about in The Bronx from improved Spellman.

    Next: at Our Lady of Mercy (Friday, 10 a.m.)

    No. 12 John F. Kennedy (8-4)

    JFK rallied to defeat Francis Lewis, 49-46, behind Leshauna Phinazee’s 14 points and 11 more from Dealsia Acklin on Friday.

    Next: Shaker at Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase (Tuesday, TBA)

    No. 13 McKee/Staten Island Tech (9-1)

    Led by Kaitlyn Astel, who had 24 points, MSIT rallied from a 14-point deficit to defeat Curtis last Wednesday.

    Next: Midwood at Chicken Murphy Memorial Classic (Thursday, Noon)

    No. 14 Francis Lewis (4-5)

    The Patriots have the talent to make a deep run in the PSAL playoffs, but right now are struggling to play consistently on both ends of the floor.

    Next: Watchung Hills Regional at High Point Regional Holiday Shootout (Tuesday, 4 p.m.)

    No. 15 St. John Villa (3-3)

    Danielle Iacampo had 12 points and 12 rebounds in a big win against New Dorp, but the Bears then lost to McKee/Staten Island Tech.

    Next: St. Francis Prep (Thursday, 1 p.m.)

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