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Monday, March 21, 2011
Top 10 Girls poll

By Matt Ehalt

Just one more weeks remains. By Sunday night, high school basketball will be over and the New York State Federation Champions will be crowned.

1. Nazareth (28-3/LW: 1): Nazareth will face the winner of Murry Bergtraum vs. Cicero-North Syracuse winner for the title Sunday.

2. Murry Bergtraum (22-3/LW: 2): Murry Bergtraum will face Cicero North Syracuse Saturday afternoon with a berth to the semifinals on the line. Cicero-North Syracuse features one of the nation’s best players in Breanna Stewart, who has committed to UConn.

3. Christ the King (21-9/LW: 3): Were the Royals simply just not as good as Nazareth this season or did they not perform to their capabilities? That’s the question coach Bob Mackey has to find the answer to.

4. South Shore (23-6/LW: 4): South Shore coach Anwar Gladden wasn’t happy with the referees against Murry Bergtraum, but the Lady Blazers were the better team last Sunday in the championship.

5. Moore Catholic (23-5/LW: 5): With St. Peter’s gone, does Moore Catholic become the school to beat on Staten Island? We think so.

6. Mary Louis Academy (19-9/LW: 6): The Hilltoppers turned it on in the postseason but got a bad draw against Nazareth. The Hilltoppers were 0-4 vs. Nazareth this year.

7. St. Peter’s (21-8/LW: 7): The process of choosing news schools will be a tough one for the St. Peter's girls.

8. JFK (18-10/LW: 8): JFK plays with a swagger instilled from head coach O’Neil Glenn and that will serve the team well in the future.

9. Francis Lewis (18-7/LW: 9): Getting to the PSAL semifinals was a start, but they probably didn’t expect to get blown out last week.

10. Archbishop Molloy (16-13/LW: 10): Molloy will meet Wings Academy Friday in the semifinals.