Saint Marks Sophia Baffone attempts a shot against Conrad photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

Courtside View – Week 4 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Saint Marks Sophia Baffone attempts a shot against Conrad photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

The girls basketball season saw some great games last week as conference games provided some upsets as the season ramps back up after the holiday break. 


Wilmington Friends won the Quaker Classic over the weekend. They defeated Seaford 57-49 behind 19 points from Izzy Winchell. She made 5 triples and led a balanced Quakers the tournament title.


The Padua Pandas picked up their sixth win of the season over the weekend in their first 8 games. They were 7-13 last season, just missing the state tournament. They will have some tough games coming up in the next couple of weeks but should match their win total from last year soon.


There are no undefeated teams left in the state but there are 9 teams heading into this week with just one loss. Saint Mark’s is one of them, but they have a gauntlet of tough games coming up against ranked teams including Padua, St Elizabeth, Wilmington Friends and Ursuline.


Here is the new top 10 for this week voted by  our Delaware Live Crew.


No. 1 Ursuline (8-1) (LW No. 1) The Raiders defeated Archbishop John Carroll (Pa.), 61-57. They are off this week but host A.I. Dupont on Monday, January 15.


No. 2 Caravel (7-1) (LW No. 2) The Bucs picked up a win over Tatnall last week. They have 3 road games this week including a showdown with No. 4 St Elizabeth on Tuesday.


No. 3 Sanford (4-4) (LW No. 3) The Warriors picked up a huge win over No. 5 Dover on Saturday. They travel to Tower Hill on Tuesday.


No. 4 St. Elizabeth (5-1) (LW No. 4) The Vikings defeated First Stat Military last week. They host No. 2 Caravel on Tuesday and travel to Conrad on Thursday.


No. 5 A.I. DuPont (8-2) (LW No. 6) The Tigers beat Hodgson last week. They host Dickinson on Wednesday and travel to Concord on Friday.


No. 6 Dover (7-1) (LW No. 5) The Senators lost at No. 3 Sanford last week. They host Sussex Central on Tuesday and Sussex Tech on Thursday.


No. 7 Saint Mark’s (7-1) (LW No. 7) The Spartans beat Tower Hill last week. They travel to No. 8 Padua on Tuesday and Red Lion on Thursday.


No. 8 Padua (6-2) (LW No. 8) The Pandas defeated Tatnall last week. They host No. 7 Saint Mark’s on Tuesday.


No. 9 Cape Henlopen (3-4) (LW No. 9) The Vikings defeated Caesar Rodney last week. They host Smyrna on Tuesday and travel to Milford on Thursday.

No. 10 DMA (5-3) (LW 10) The Seahawks won a conference game against Wilmington Charter. They travel to Newark Charter on Thursday.

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