Not even an injury to their star player could slow down the Hamilton SE Royals last week. Senior guard Gary Harris (21.1 points per game) was forced to miss the team's lone contest last week, reportedly due to a strained groin, but the No. 1 Royals kept rolling with an easy 79-33 win over McCutcheon.
Homestead is also holding steady at No. 2, while North Central made a huge statement by overcoming a big fourth-quarter deficit to defeat then-No. 6 Warren Central.
POWERADE State Basketball Rankings
Hamilton SE (14-2) — Last week: No. 1
Homestead (16-0) — Last week: No. 2
North Central (15-4) — Last week: No. 3