Category: Long Reach Girls Lacrosse

Hereford joins rankings along with Aberdeen; Howard moves up


With the biggest week of the regular season past, two new teams, Aberdeen High and Hereford, enter the VSN Girls' Basketball Top 20.

The Eagles (No. 17), an area and state power a few years ago with the sister tandem of Brionna (former University of Maryland star, now playing for WNBA's Connecticut Sun) and Stephanie (currently sophomore at Maryland) Jones, is off to a perfect start at 12-0. Hereford (20th) is off to one of its best starts.

There's not much change in the Top 10 after several matches last week. Howard and John Carroll School switch places after the Lions' win at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School.

After victories over No. 2 McDonogh and third-ranked Roland Park Country School, St. Frances solidified its No. 1 ranking. McDonogh, Roland Park Country, Catonsville and Long Reach completes the Top 5.

 

Pictured above: Hereford, with junior Brynne Marquez-Deluzio, is off to an 11-1 start. The Bulls are No. 20 in the newest VSN Girls' Basketball Top 20.

 

Here is VSN Girls' Basketball Top 20 for week 7:

VSN GIRLS BASKETBALL TOP 20 - WEEK 7

1. SAINT FRANCES ACADEMY (12-4)

Last week's rank: #1

Last week: The Panthers defeated No. 2 McDonogh School, 68-54, and No. 3 Roland Park Country School, 53-50.

This week: Monday, defeated Archbishop Spalding, 90-37; at National Christian Academy, Jan. 24; vs. No. 12 St. Vincent Pallotti, Jan. 26

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (14-2)

Last week's rank: #2

Last week: The Eagles defeated No. 5 Long Reach, 67-32, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh, after a 68-54 loss to No. 1 St. Frances Academy.

This week: vs. No. 10 Poly, Jan. 24; vs. No. 3 Roland Park Country School, Jan. 26

 

3. ROLAND PARK COUNTRY SCHOOL (17-4)

Last week's rank: #3

Last week: The Reds defeated No. 8 Western, 50-46, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School after a 58-42 victory over then-No. 6 John Carroll School and 53-50 loss to No. 1 St. Frances Academy.

This week: Monday, defeated Notre Dame Prep, 54-24; at No. 2 McDonogh School, Jan. 26; at Annapolis Area Christian School, Jan. 27

4. CATONSVILLE (9-3)


Last week's rank:
#4

Last week: The Comets lost to Bishop McNamara, 70-54, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School following a 54-9 victory over Kenwood.

This week: vs. Towson, Jan. 24; vs. Overlea, Jan. 26

5. LONG REACH (9-1)


Last week's rank:
 #5

Last week: The Lightning lost to No. 2 McDonogh School, 67-32, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School after a 75-16 victory over Wilde Lake.

This week: at Glenelg, Jan. 26

6. HOWARD (13-1)

Last week's rank: #7

Last week: The Lions defeated then-No. 6 John Carroll School, 64-51, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School after a 68-46 victory over Hammond.

This week: at Marriotts Ridge, Jan. 26

 

7. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL (10-4)


Last week's rank:
#6

Last week: The Patriots lost to then-No. 7 Howard, 64-51, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School after a 58-42 loss to No. 3 Roland Park Country School and 86-38 win over Dunbar.

This week: Monday, defeated No. 7 Western, 51-49; at Archbishop Spalding, Jan. 26

8. WESTERN (9-3)

Last week's rank: #8

Last week: The Doves lost to No. 3 Roland Park Country School at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School, following a 65-14 victory over Edmondson.

This week: Monday, lost to John Carroll School, 51-49; vs. Southwestern, Jan. 23; at Patterson, Jan. 26

9. OLD MILL (8-3)

Last week's rank: #9

Last week: The Patriots defeated No. 15 Mount de Sales Academy, 49-36, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School after a 56-40 victory over Broadneck.

This week: vs. No. 11 South River, Jan. 23; vs. Meade, Jan. 26

10. POLY (9-2)


Last week's rank:
#10

Last week: The Engineers lost to National Christian Academy, 51-42, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School, following victories over Lake Clifton (68-20) and Forest Park (60-16).

This week: at Carver Vo-Tech, Jan. 23; at No. 2 McDonogh School, Jan. 24; at City College, Jan. 26

11. SOUTH RIVER (13-1)

Last week's rank: #11

Last week: The Seahawks went 3-0, defeating Maryville Prep at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School, Annapolis (56-14) and Chesapeake-Anne Arundel (71-39).

This week: at No. 9 Old Mill, Jan. 23; at Broadneck, Jan. 26

12. SAINT VINCENT PALLOTTI (11-8)


Last week's rank:
 #12

Last week: The Panthers defeated No. 19 Pikesville, 50-48, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School, defeated Archbishop Spalding and Arundel (81-43), and lost to Elizabeth Seton (60-33).

This week: at No. 1 St. Frances Academy, Jan. 26

13. SAINT JOHN'S CATHOLIC PREP (12-6)

Last week's rank: #13

Last week: The Vikings lost to Henry A. Wise, 58-49, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School after a 48-31 victory over St. Timothy's.

This week: at St. Mary's, Jan. 23; vs. Severn School, Jan. 24; at Maryvale Prep, Jan. 26

14. INSTITUTE OF NOTRE DAME (12-6)

Last week's rank: #14

Last week: The Penguins defeated New Town, 50-24, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School after a 47-30 victory over Annapolis Area Christian School and loss to New York's Staten Island Academy (47-42) at the Rose Classic Super Jam in New York.

This week: Off; next game - vs. Notre Dame Prep, Jan. 29

15. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY (11-6)

Last week's rank: #15

Last week: The Sailors lost to No. 9 Old Mill, 49-36, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School, after a 62-47 victory over Severn School.

This week: vs. Maryvale Prep, Jan. 24; vs. St. Paul's School at St. Paul's School's boys' gym, Jan. 26

 

16. WESTMINSTER (12-0)

Last week's rank: #18

Last week: The Owls defeated No. 20 Manchester Valley, 63-58, and Urbana, 65-56.

This week: Monday, defeated Liberty, 48-26; at Francis Scott Key, Jan. 23; vs. Century, Jan. 26

 

17. ABERDEEN (11-0)

Last week's rank: Not ranked

Last week: The Eagles went 3-0, defeating Fallston (62-24), Bel Air (44-34) and Joppatowne (65-39).

This week: Monday, defeated Elkton, 65-29; at C. Milton Wright, Jan. 23, at Harford Tech, Jan. 25 

18. PIKESVILLE (8-1)


Last week's rank:
 #19

Last week: The Panthers lost to No. 12 St. Vincent Pallotti, 50-48, at the Public vs. Private Challenge at McDonogh School, following a 64-14 victory over Parkville.

This week: vs. No. 20 Hereford, Jan. 24; vs. Carver A&T, Jan. 26

19. MANCHESTER VALLEY (10-3)


Last week's rank:
 #20

Last week: The Mavericks lost to then-No. 18 Westminster, 63-58.

This week: vs. Century, Jan. 23; vs. Francis Scott Key, Jan. 26

20. HEREFORD (11-1)


Last week's rank:
 Not ranked

Last week: The Bulls defeated Sparrows Point, 57-31.

This week: vs. No. 18 Pikesville, Jan. 24; vs. Patapsco, Jan. 26