Monday, December 26, 2011
Boys basketball poll: Dec. 26
By Matt Ehalt
For the fourth straight week, there's a new top team for this poll. While St. Raymond's didn't lose to any teams in New York City, we have to give the nod to undefeated Lincoln. Let's check out this week's poll.
1. Lincoln (7-0)/(LW: 2) Lincoln is now the top team in the city and defeated Westinghouse this past week to improve to 6-0 in Brooklyn AA.
2. St. Raymond's (5-3)/(LW: 1): The Ravens lost three games at the City of Palms Classic, dropping their final three. It's a national tournament so those losses aren't indictments of the squad.
3. Boys & Girls (6-1)/(LW: 3): Boys & Girls had this past week off and will return to the court this week looking to rebound from its first loss of the season.
4. Christ the King (2-1)/(LW: 4): Christ the King also had the week off and heads upstate to the Stop DWI Tournament in Binghamton, N.Y.
5. Cardinal Hayes (8-1)/(LW: 5): Hayes lost its first game in the final of the Kruel Classic and will not play again until its 2012.
6. Thomas Jefferson (9-4)/(LW: 6): Busy week for the Orange Wave. They lose their final two games at the Kruel Classic but rebounded to take down Westinghouse in league play.
7. Xaverian (4-0)/(LW: 7) Xaverian stayed undefeated with a nice win against Stepinac. The Clippers are off to Arizona for a holiday tournament this week.
8. Curtis (9-0)/(LW: 8): Curtis had two more wins against some of the top teams in Staten Island and will now try to take down Eagle Academy this week.
9. South Shore (8-4)/(LW: 9): South Shore went 1-2 at the Kruel Classic but defeated Robeson in league play lat week. It plays on Jan. 1 in Philadelphia.
10. Wings Academy (9-0)/(LW: 10): Wings is undefeated but will be tested up at the Stop DWI Tournament, which also had local powerhouse Christ the King.