Maryknoll (19-2) marched through ILH country last week and ran roughshod with wins over ‘Iolani and Sacred Hearts to retain the No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 released Monday.
The Spartans are 5-0 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, where six of this week’s Top 10 reside. Maryknoll collected all 12 first-place votes.
Maryknoll is also 13-2 against Top 10 and Top-10 level teams. The only losses on the Spartans’ ledger were to Southridge (Ore.) and Post Falls (Idaho).
The rest of the poll in positions two through seven are identical to last week. However, two new teams entered the Top 10 on Monday: Mililani at No. 8 and Mid-Pacific at No. 10. Mililani was 3-7 in preseason in the midst of a coaching change, but has since scorched the OIA West with a 9-0 mark. That includes a 51-40 win over Campbell, which lost two games last week and is no longer in the poll.
Mid-Pacific, which also had a coaching change in preseason, returned to the Top 10 despite a loss to No. 2 Kamehameha.
Hawaii Baptist remained in the poll, rising one spot higher to No. 9. Unbeaten St. Francis (18-0) and HBA (18-5) are the only Division II teams in the Top 10.
Sacred Hearts (10-9) dropped out of the poll following losses to Punahou and Maryknoll. The Lancers had been in the Top 10 in each of the first five polls this season.
Also receiving votes: Sacred Hearts 12, Kalani 9, Kamehameha-Hawaii 4, Hilo 3, Moanalua 1.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|