YAIAA girls' basketball power rankings, Jan. 28
I wanted to get these posted before tonight's slate of games. I'll be heading out east to see the Eastern York boys' play Chester at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School tonight. We'll try to have updates for you on our GameTimePA twitter account. In the meantime, check out our newest edition of the girls' power rankings, which feature a bunch of familiar faces at the top... Previous week's rank in parentheses.T-1. Red Lion (1) -- There just haven't been many challenges out there for the Lions (14-0, 10-0 Div. I) lately. In six games this month, Red Lion has won by an average of 33.2 points per game. So where will the next threat come from? Perhaps Boyertown, which pays the Lions a visit on Sunday. The Bears are 14-1. T-1. York Catholic (2) -- It's getting tougher and tougher to pick between the Lions and Fighting Irish (17-0, 10-0 Div. IV). Both are deep, and while Red Lion's calling card is defense, York Catholic has thrived with the league's most potent offense (62.3 ppg). Could you imagine these two both undefeated, squaring off the in the county final? 3. Delone Catholic (3) -- Then again, the Squirettes (13-3, 8-1 Div. IV) are also a contender for that league title, with five straight wins since losing to York Catholic earlier this month. Sierra Moore (23.4 ppg) is still the YAIAA's leading scorer, but she's been getting a bit more help lately. 4. Eastern York (5) -- The Golden Knights (14-3, 8-2 Div. III) just keep rolling, with wins now in 11 straight games. Defense has been the key: Eastern has not allowed more than 42 points in any of its 14 wins. Elizabeth Myers and Morgan DeRemer (10.6 pgg each) lead the team in scoring. 5. Dallastown (4) -- The Wildcats hit a bit of speed bump last weekend, falling to Kennard-Dale in Fawn Grove. That busted Dallastown's seven-game win streak, and kept it teetering on the District 3 Class AAAA bubble. The Wildcats are ranked 17th in the district power rankings, with the top 20 teams qualifying. 6. Spring Grove (NR) -- Speaking of streaking teams, the Rockets (9-7, 9-2) have surged to the top of Division II after a sluggish start. With a win against Kennard-Dale on Tuesday, Spring Grove would appear to have a stranglehold on the division title. 7. Kennard-Dale (6) -- Good luck trying to figure this team out. The Rams (10-7, 6-5 Div. II) have the height and the talent, they just haven't been consistent enough. With a strong finish, however, Kennard-Dale could still qualify for the YAIAA tournament. 8. Dover (8) -- The Eagles (8-7, 5-5 Div. II) are also in the hunt for a league playoff spot. Dover visits Kennard-Dale on Feb. 8 in both teams' season finale, and that game may end up deciding who sneaks in. 9. New Oxford (NR) -- Another team that has rebounded a bit since the beginning of the season. The Colonials (9-8, 5-6 Div. I) play good enough defense to keep themselves in games, having allowed just 37.3 ppg this season. Now if only the offense (37.1 ppg) could catch up. 10. Biglerville (10) -- The Canners (10-7, 7-4 Div. IV) keep sticking around. And thanks to some early season wins against Susquehannock and York Suburban, Biglerville may have positioned itself to earn a league playoff slot.