Friday, January 11, 2019 1:00 am
Journal Gazette boys, girls basketball rankings
This season, The Journal Gazette will present its Top 10 rankings for northeast Indiana's boys and girls basketball teams according to contributor Dan Vance.
1. Homestead (10-1): Spartans are looking to prove their SAC Tournament title was no fluke. Beating Blackhawk Christian on Tuesday went a long way.
2. Blackhawk Christian (10-2): Back at full strength, the Braves are in a part of their schedule heavy on SAC schools.
3. Northrop (8-3): Sydney Curry is proving dominant with his rebounding efforts.
4. Snider (8-3): Snider will seek revenge on Homestead tonight. Will Dillon Duff and Michael Eley be on a high level?
5. East Noble (9-2): The return of Brent Cox from illness has made East Noble tough to stop in the post.
6. Huntington North (10-3): When all else fails, Hank Pulver keeps showing his clutch ability.
7. Concordia (7-4): The Cadets hold a share of the SAC lead nearing the midpoint of the season behind Adam Gottschalk's hot shooting.
8. Carroll (7-4): When it is on its game, Carroll has shown tremendous teamwork.
9. Bishop Dwenger (5-3): The Saints have stumbled through the last couple of weeks but remain dangerous.
10. Norwell (8-4): Will Geiger's 25 points and 17 rebounds in 19 minutes Saturday was one of the area's best performances.
1. Homestead (18-2): Spartans are finding different ways to win close games.
2. Central Noble (16-0): Cougars looking to claim NECC Tournament title this week and stay perfect.
3. Norwell (15-1): Maiah Shelton has emerged as one of the area's top sophomore scorers.
4. South Side (11-6): Defensively, the Archers have shown they can pressure the best teams in crunch time.
5. Bellmont (16-1): Braves will be working to claim NE8 title Saturday behind Grace Hunter.
6. Concordia (13-4): Winners of nine of their last 11, the Cadets are eager for South Side rematch tonight.
7. Bishop Luers (8-6): Janaiya Bright, others stepping up defensively in absence of Lydia Reimbold.
8. Bishop Dwenger (9-7): Could Carissa Wiegman's 20-point outing be a catalyst for a late-season surge?
9. Angola (13-5): Hornets have won eight straight games as they try to defend NECC tournament title.
10. Carroll (9-8): Chargers are finding depth among young rotation, but still have some growing pains to work out.
– Records through Wednesday