YAIAA girls' basketball power rankings, Jan. 20
Couple intriguing matchups on tap tonight, with Dover traveling to Red Lion and York Catholic making a potentially tricky trip to Susquehannock. But before you head out to tonight's game, take a few minutes to look through our latest girls' basketball power rankings.
Last week's edition here.
1. Red Lion (1) -- More of the same for Don Dimoff’s Lions (14-1), who picked up a pair of impressive wins over the weekend against Archbishop Wood and Trinity. In general, Dimoff has put together a schedule that should prepare his team well for the postseason. Red Lion still has nonleague games to play against Boyertown and State College, in addition to its remaining divisional schedule. Expect plenty of defense in the Lions' game tonight -- both they and Dover are among the YAIAA's best in terms of points allowed.
2. Delone Catholic (2) -- The Squirettes (12-2) earned their first win over York Catholic in two years last Friday, then followed that up with victories over Susquehannock and Bermudian Springs. One really encouraging sign: In each of its last three games, Delone Catholic has had at least three players score in double figures. Which means the Squirettes are taking pressure of star Sierra Moore, while continuing to gather confidence as the postseason approaches. Delone also made a jump in the state rankings this week, winding up a No. 3 in Class AA.
3. York Catholic (3) -- The Irish (12-2) recovered from that loss to Delone with blowout wins over Bermudian and Littlestown. Defense has probably been the biggest strength of this team (35.6 ppg), which was why it was a little surprising to see York Catholic allow 70 to Delone, notwithstanding the Squirettes' obvious offensive abilities. A potentially interesting game against Susquehannock awaits tonight, but all roads seem to be leading to that regular-season ending rematch with Delone on Feb. 7.
4. Eastern York (4) -- The Golden Knights (13-3) pushed their winning streak to 10 games with victories this week over Biglerville and Hanover. The rest of Eastern's schedule breaks favorable, too; there's a visit to Susquehannock on Jan. 31, along with four games that you'd expect the Golden Knights to survive. There's a good chance they could move up the District 3-AAA rankings, and with that frontcourt pairing of Liz Myers and Morgan DeRemer, this team has the personnel to possibly make a run.
5. Dover (5) -- The Eagles (12-2) dropped their second game of the season to Dallastown this week, then shook of a few stumbles to dispatch William Penn on Wednesday. Tonight's visit to Red Lion should be a good barometer for this team, which is still very well positioned in the District 3-AAA power rankings. The Eagles defense should be able to keep them in the game, but what will their offense do against the Lions' press?
In the hunt (alphabetical order) -- Dallastown (7-7), Kennard-Dale (9-6), Susquehannock (10-5), West York (11-4)