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Powerade Fab 50 rankings - Week 2

It wasn't exactly Jen and Brad, but one of the most celebrated breakups in high-school girls' basketball just may have benefitted both teams involved.

When Kaela Davis joined fellow Tennessee commit Andraya Carter at two-time defending Georgia Class AA state-champion Buford (Ga.), she left only two returning starters at defending Class AAAAA champion Norcross. One of those was her friend and former club teammate Diamond DeShields. So far, with another transfer, DeArica Hamby, it has been a Diamond life for Norcross and the Blue Devils.

The Blue Devils, who also boast one of the country's top high-school coaches in Angie Hembree, have polished off four straight opponents to start the season. Included are victories over McEachern and Milton, ranked second and third, respectively, in a AAAAA coaches poll. The latest, a 55-27 stomping on Saturday, was over Fayette County, which had been ranked No. 28 in the Powerade Fab 50.

In other major results around the country last week, No. 2 Brea Olinda (Brea, Calif.) had to rally in the second half against Long Beach Poly, which fell one slot to No. 10; Nazareth Regional beat then-No. 15 Christ the King to rise this week to a lucky No. 13; No. 38 Hoover (Ala.) and No. 43 Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.) traded victories on their home courts, Lakeville (Minn.) North lost to Hopkins and dropped eight spots to No. 25, and Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) was bumped by Winward (Calif.) and one of the country's top freshmen, Jordin Canada, to slide to No. 31.

Back in Atlanta, DeShields had 16 of her 20 points during the second half against Fayette County. Hamby, who has signed with Wake Forest, had 10 of her 18 points in the first half and finished with 17 rebounds as well as three assists and three steals. Norcross improved to No. 15 in the Fab 50 this week.

Buford, meanwhile, is 2-0 and ranked No. 7 in the Fab 50 and won't really get tested until after Christmas.

High-School Nation

Leta Andres, the head coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates (Granbury, Texas), became the winningest coach in the country, earning her 1,334th win this week over Midlothian. ... Mater Dei trounced opponents in its first two outings by a combined 190 – 35. ... Freshman Cierra Dillard of Gates Chili High School (Chili, N.Y.) had an impressive outing Tuesday, finishing with 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals to lead her team to a 65-54 win over Mercy. ...Hannah Goolsby set a school record with 41 points to lead Cookeville (Nashville, Tenn.) past Shelbyville 67-57. ... North Little Rock (Ark.) is keeping to its winning ways with a 36-game winning streak intact and counting. ... Jordin Alexander scored 22 of her game-high 28 points during the second half to lead Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.) past Pendleton Heights 61-53. ... Sam Retas had a stellar night to push Kearney High (Kearny, N.J.) past Staten Island (N.Y.) Academy. Retas recorded 34 points and 12 rebounds during the win.

Previous National Rankings: Preseason | 1 |

Additions: Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.) 6-2

Subtractions: Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas) 8-4 (48)

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Lisa Bodine is a national evaluator for ESPN HoopGurlz. A native of Queens, N.Y., she began her coaching career in 1993 with the NY Gazelles, has coached with D.C.-based Team Unique, and in 2009 she was named DAC Co-Coach of the Year after leading Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill, Va., to its first-ever conference title. She can be reached at lisa@hoopgurlz.com.

Rebecca Gray is an intern for ESPN HoopGurlz. She previously wrote a column for the website about her experiences as a freshman on basketball scholarship at the University of North Carolina. She transferred to and played at Kentucky and now plays basketball and golf at Union College. A 5-foot-10, sharp-shooting guard out of Georgetown, Ky., Gray was named Miss Basketball in the state of Kentucky after averaging 25.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 4.8 assists during her senior season at Scott County High School. She can be contacted at rebecca@hoopgurlz.com.

Chris Hansen is the national director of prospects for ESPN HoopGurlz and covers girls' basketball and women's college basketball prospects nationally for ESPN.com. A graduate of the University of Washington with a communications degree, he has been involved in the women's basketball community since 1998 as a high school and club coach, trainer, evaluator and reporter. Hansen can be reached at chris.hansen@espn.com.

Kara (Harrison) Howe founded and coached in the Utah Sky club program, which sent several players, including sister Michelle, a recent Stanford, graduate to Division I schools. She played college basketball at Utah Valley State, was an all-state performer at Alta High School in Sandy, Utah, and coached high school in the Salt Lake area. She can be reached at kara@hoopgurlz.com.

Mark Lewis is the national recruiting coordinator for ESPN HoopGurlz. Twice ranked as one of the top 25 assistant coaches in the game by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, he has more than 20 years of college coaching experience at Memphis State, Cincinnati, Arizona State, Western Kentucky and, most recently, Washington State. He can be reached at mark@hoopgurlz.com.

Glenn Nelson is a senior writer at ESPN.com and the founder of HoopGurlz.com. A member of the Parade All-American Selection Committee, he formerly coached girls' club basketball, was a co-founder and editor-in-chief of an online sports network, authored a basketball book for kids, has had his photography displayed at the Smithsonian Institute, and was a longtime, national-award-winning newspaper columnist and writer. He can be reached at glenn@hoopgurlz.com.