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Illinois Preps Insider’s girls basketball top-20: Week 8

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We’ve been waiting for Bolingbrook to have a week like this all season long.

The Raiders had two massive wins this week against Lincoln-Way East and Simeon, as they really solidified their place in the top 10.

Montini on the other hand struggled this week. It all started with a near disastrous finish against Naperville North, but good teams find ways to win games and the Broncos still finished the week 3-0.

Don’t know what to make of Loyola or Benet. Those two teams are so up and down, they’re really hard to peg.

Oh, and did anyone really expect for Geneva to be down for long? Yea, neither did we. Here’s the rankings.

1. Montini (24-2) 1

Good teams find ways to win games

2. Maine West (21-1) 2

Steamrolled Benet, look unbeatable when they’re on

3. Proviso East (20-2) 4

Not letting the sectional change bother them one bit

4. Nazareth (20-2) 5

Interesting stretch of games ahead

5. Geneva (18-3) 6

Didn’t stay down for long with 3-0 week

6. Bolingbrook (16-2) 8

Two massive wins, no letups this upcoming week

7. Benet (19-4) 3

Hit or miss, not as bad as they showed against Maine West

8. Marist (16-4) 11

Youth vs. youth matchup against Marian Catholic

9. Mother McAuley (17-6) 9

Not the best looking scoreline against Jones, but a win is a win

10. Lincoln-Way East (23-3) 7

Not terrible losses, but really needed the statement win

11. Glenbard South (18-2) 12

Major threat in 3A

12. Marian (20-4) 10

Brutal week ahead with Naz and Marist

13. Wheaton-Warrenville South (18-3) 13

Huge conference title implications against Naperville Central

14. Naperville Central (17-4) 15

See above

15. Glenbard West (17-3)

Solid win against a good Rolling Meadows team

16. Loyola (17-5) 14

Have a chance to avenge Ignatius loss straight away at McAuley tournament

17. St. Ignatius (16-5) 20

Jesuit Cup returns home for the first time in 16 years

18. Lincoln-Way West (21-3) 19

Cruised through Lincoln-Way Central avenging earlier loss

19. Kenwood (20-4) 17

Gutted out a tough 2OT win against Evanston

20. Whitney Young (16-3) NR

First time back in the rankings since week 4

 

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