After games on Sunday, Jan. 8
The new year brought the same results for the Marcus basketball team. The Marauders opened Region 1, District 8 play with two wins against Plano and Allen, pushing them back into the top 10 in the POWERADE FAB 50.
Prestonwood Christian looked just as impressive, shaking off a 1-2 showing at the Beach Ball Classic with a close in against No. 4 Westbury Christian. Both teams remain ranked nationally, as the Lions sit at No. 19 and Westbury Christian comes in at No. 33. Prestonwood Christian stands to move up even more should it be able to knock off national No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (Va.) during Saturday's action at the HoopHall Classic.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Grace Prep (Arlington) 12-2 (1)
Lions cruised to wins against Pantego Christian and Fort Worth Christian as they prepare to face undefeated Trinity Christian on Friday.
2. Marcus (Flower Mound) 21-2 (2)
Marauders re-enter top 10 of POWERADE FAB 50 with wins against Plano and Allen.
3. Prestonwood Christian (Plano) 14-3 (3)
Lions squeaked by No. 4 Westbury Christian, notching a quality win in preparation for contest against national No. 2 Oak Hill Academy on Saturday at HoopHall Classic.