SportStars Magazine

NorCal Girls Basketball Top 20 (Jan. 16)

Mitty And St. Mary’s Continue Their March Toward Their Inevitable Clash For NorCal Open Supremacy; The Rest Tread Water And Plot Their Upset Bid •

Records through Jan. 15

1. (1)  —  Archbishop Mitty-San Jose  16-0
2. (2)  —  St. Mary’s-Stockton  17-2
3. (3)  —  Folsom  15-3
4. (4)  —  Salesian-Richmond 11-3
5. (5)  —  Pinewood-Los Altos Hills 13-1
6. (7)   ↑   St. Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda  12-2
7. (8)   ↑   Carondelet-Concord  8-5
8. (10) ↑   Miramonte-Orinda  12-4
9. (6)   ↓   Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa  14-3
10. (15)  ↑  McClatchy-Sacramento  11-4
11. (11)  —  Castro Valley  14-1
12. (12) —  California-San Ramon 14-3
13. (13) —  Foothill-Sacramento  15-2
14. (14) —  Bear Creek-Stockton  16-2
15. (16)  ↑   Antelope  11-3
16. (NR)  ↑  San Ramon Valley-Danville  13-2
17. (19)   ↑  Eastside College Prep-E. Palo Alto  11-4
18. (18)  —  Heritage-Brentwood  8-5
19. (NR)  ↑  Pleasant Valley-Chico  10-4
20. (NR)  ↑  Dublin 16-1

DROPPED OUT: No. 9 Presentation-San Jose, No. 17 Valley Christian-San Jose and No. 20 Enterprise-Chico

5 TEAMS KNOCKING (alphabetically): Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland (7-9), Cosumnes Oaks-Elk Grove (13-2), Enterprise-Redding (15-2), James Logan-Union City (14-1) and St. Ignatius-San Francisco (11-4)

FAST BREAKDOWN: The irresistible force and immovable object seem well on their way to a NorCal finals’ rematch, as Archbishop Mitty and St. Mary’s of Stockton continue to roll.

After that one-two punch, though, there are a lot of very good teams that are just inconsistent enough to get beat if they don’t play well. That happened to both Folsom and Salesian last week, but since Folsom beat Salesian, and Salesian beat Pinewood, the order couldn’t really change.

Cardinal Newman did drop, however, as while the Santa Rosa team lost to La Jolla Country Day by four in Stockton over the weekend, Miramonte beat San Diego’s best by 19. That dropped Cardinal Newman behind Miramonte, which lost to Carondelet – and St. Joseph Notre Dame has an early one-point win over Carondelet, which ironically came in a game played at Miramonte.

McClatchy, on the other hand, got a big boost by beating SoCal power Sierra Canyon by two at St. Mary’s Monday, and vaults into the top ten.

One Comment

  1. George Huggins

    December 28, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Although stats have not been updated in MaxPreps, another team knocking is Piedmont High Girls in Piedmont, CA…don’t count them out this season. Jasmyne Huggins is on the rise with her speed and finishing abilities and Kristen Seyranian is dominating the 3 point game. As of 12-20-17 record is 10-2.

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