Benet is pretty darn good.
The Redwings beat a very good Bolingbrook team without their starting point guard Tsimba Malonga in pretty convincing fashion to take the Benet/Naperville North tournament title.
Not a whole lot of changes this week, but I expect that to change drastically after the holiday tournament. Have you seen the field at Montini? The four quarterfinal games could easily be a championship game at any other tournament. It’s going to be brutal.
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Mother McAuley is a little bit of an enigma. They had a great win against Wheaton North, but they drop out this week after their loss to Montini. The Mighty Macs are a very good team, but they’re not quite the same with Vanessa Gavin out with injury.
Let’s get on with the rankings.
1. Geneva (9-0) 1
NBC Sports Chicago “Team of the Week”
2. Maine West (13-0) 2
Heavy favorite at Dundee-Crown.
3. Montini (14-1) 3
Dominating win over Mother McAuley.
4. Nazareth (13-0) 4
Naz keeps on trucking. Will be interesting to see how they fare against the 4A teams at Montini.
5. Benet (14-1) 5
Looking to win consecutive tournaments.
6. Proviso East (12-1) 6
Tricky opening round game against Evanston in the opening round of the Montini tournament.
7. Loyola (11-1) 7
Off to Naples Florida for their holiday tournament.
8. New Trier (11-1) 8
Had a week off. Potential matchup against Maine West.
9. Lincoln-Way East (11-1) 10
The Griffins just keep on winning.
10. Marist (10-1) 11
Another Montini tournament participant, the field is loaded.
11. Bolingbrook (10-1) 9
Benet exposed some of the Raiders flaws.
12. Marian (12-1) 12
Closer game than expected against Bloom.
13. Naperville Central (12-2) 16
Downstate in Bloomington for their tournament.
14. Simeon (9-1) 13
Rolling through the Red South.
15. Whitney Young 18
Very solid win over Marshall.
16. Wheaton North (9-2) 14
Lost in rematch to Wheaton-Warrenville South.
17. Kenwood (12-2) 17
Warm weather awaits in NOLA.
18 Wheaton-Warrenville South (11-2) NR
Beat Wheaton North by 20 last week.
19. Glenbard South (9-1) 19
Chance to make some noise at Wheaton North.
20. Maine South (11-2) 20