Yesterday, you got a look at our boys’ basketball Top 10. Now it’s the girls’ turn.
Our initial girls’ rankings are heavy with Division I teams, don’t be surprised if that changes as the year goes on.
As always, feel free to chime in with your own thoughts in the comments section.
1. West York – Expectations were high for this group before the year, and so far Bulldogs have done nothing to make people doubt them. The defending county champions even have a signature early season win, after last Friday’s victory at York Catholic.
2. Red Lion – Last year, Don Dimoff’s team was the young upstarts. This time, the Lions are a bit more seasoned, and it has shown so far. Red Lion is a nightmare for opponents defensively — they forced 30 turnovers against Dallastown on Wednesday. Junior Gisselle Truiett dropped 23 points in that game.
3. Delone Catholic — We’re going to start running out of superlatives for stellar sophomore Sierra Moore (pictured above), who has picked up right where she left off last year for the Squires (5-0). She’s already topped the 20-point mark three times this year, including 29 in a season-opening win against Bishop McDevitt.
4. York Catholic — Consider this the feeling-out phase for Kevin Bankos’ crew. The Irish (4-1) start three sophomores, and it’s going to take time for that group to get acclimated. In the meantime, junior Kady Schrann and senior Brittany Hicks will have to carry the load.
5. Spring Grove – The Rockets haven’t always won pretty this year, but more often than not they’ve gotten the job done. Spring Grove (5-1) won a double-OT thriller Monday against Dallastown, thanks in part to 18 points from Codi McMcaster and Rachel Himes.
6. Dallastown – Put simply, the Wildcats (4-2) are not a fun team to play against. They play every possession hard on defense, and are holding opponents to an average of 36.2 points per game this year.
7. New Oxford – Julia Antonelli has been a scoring machine for the Colonials (5-2), averaging close to 20 points. Unfortunately, Monday’s loss to early-season strugglers Northeastern hurts the Ox’s standing here.
8. Central York – The Panthers (4-2) have won four in a row since getting senior forward Chelsea Clemons back from injury. She’s averaged 17.3 ppg since returning.
9. South Western – The parade of Division I teams continues. The Mustangs (4-2) have been solid so far, winning their four games — albeit against limited competition — by an average of 23.5 points.
T-10. Kennard-Dale – Don’t let the 2-3 record fool you. Those three losses came to Penn Manor, Dallastown and Red Lion, all solid squads. Freshman Sara Tarbert could develop into a special player.
10. Bermudian Springs – The Eagles moved to 4-2 with a win over Eastern York on Wednesday, and have been boosted by Paige Dennison and Rachel Kotula. Both are averaging double figures in scoring.