After games ending Monday, Jan. 16
It was an especially tough week for Friends' Central, a team that started the week as the nation's No. 13 team in the very competitive POWERADE East Region Rankings. Senior Amile Jefferson and company dropped a two-point decision to Westtown School, then fell to Math, Civics and Sciences by three points. It wasn't the way the team wanted to go into its nationally televised game on Sunday against St. Mark's (Southborough, Mass.) in the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. The team played well but was a bit overmatched, and St. Mark's pulled away late. Friends' Central is a supremely talented team and will stay in the top 10 for now. But Jefferson has to get his team back on track.
1. Chester (13-0) Last week: No. 1
2. Neumann-Goretti (10-2) Last week: No. 2
3. Central Dauphin (12-1) Last week: No. 4