CCHS girls move up in poll

Staff Report

Central Catholic is now the No. 2 team in the latest Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 1A poll after defeating last week’s second-ranked squad.

Central Catholic won both its games last week, including a 52-46 victory against then-second-ranked Vermilion Catholic.

The Lady Eagles (16-6 overall, 4-0 in District 8-1A) also defeated Hanson Memorial, 46-29, last week. Hanson was receiving four votes in last week’s poll and is receiving a vote this week.

In this week’s poll, Central Catholic is receiving 110 points.

Vermilion Catholic is just behind with 107 points and two first-place votes.

West St. John remained Class 1A’s top-ranked squad. The Edgard-based school (21-1) is receiving 130 total points and nine first-place votes.

Berwick and Patterson’s District 9-3A foes, Abbeville and North Vermilion, remained ranked in Class 3A.

Abbeville moved up one spot to No. 6, while North Vermilion, which defeated Patterson last week, 50-16, is ranked No. 8, one spot up from a week ago.

North Vermilion travels to Berwick today for a 6 p.m. contest, while Abbeville hosts Patterson Friday.

In Class 4A, Morgan City’s District 8-4A foe, Vandebilt Catholic, is ranked third in the latest Class 4A poll, one spot below what it was ranked a week ago.

Morgan City’s opponent today, Ellender Memorial, received 12 votes in the latest Class 4A poll, up from the eight it received last week.

Below are the full Louisiana Sports Writers Association polls for Classes 5A through Class B-C. First-place votes are in parentheses, while records, total points received and last week’s ranking also are included.

CLASS 5A

School 1st rec. pts prev

1. Southwood (11) 24-1 132 1

2. Ouachita 27-2 116 2

3. Natch. Central 19-3 111 4

4. West Monroe 23-4 85 2

5. Sulphur 21-3 80 7

6. Ponchatoula 16-5 69 6

7. Denham Springs 17-5 60 5

8. Mandeville 20-4 52 8

9. Pineville 20-6 46 9

10. New Iberia 23-4 45 10

Others receiving votes: Scotlandville 33, Walker 14, Dominican 7, Mount Carmel 5, McKinley 1, St. Amant 1.

CLASS 4A

School 1st rec. pts prev

1. Warren Easton (11) 24-2 132 1

2. Salmen 21-2 106 3

3. Vandebilt Catholic 21-4 103 2

4. St. Thomas More 21-5 93 6

5. Neville 19-2 73 9

6. St. Michael 24-4 72 4

7. Leesville 19-5 63 7

8. Helen Cox 21-5 58 5

9. DeRidder 18-7 46 8

10. Broadmoor 17-5 40 10

Others receiving votes: Franklinton 15, Ellender 12, Northside 8, Alexandria 6, McDonogh 35 2, Beau Chene 1, Bastrop 1.

CLASS 3A

School 1st rec. pts prev

1. Albany (9) 16-8 117 2

2. Notre Dame (2) 20-5 105 1

3. Baker 17-5 103 3

4. Rayville 20-5 98 6

5. E.D. White 20-3 94 5

6. Abbeville 20-6 71 7

7. Caldwell 18-5 69 4

8. North Verm. 19-5 55 9

9. Rayne 19-6 53 6

10. So. Beauregard 20-6 33 NR

Others receiving votes: Green Oaks 32, Loranger 20, Loyola 7, Parkview Baptist 1.

CLASS 2A

School 1st rec. pts prev

1. University (10) 23-5 128 1

2. S.T. Aquinas (1) 20-5 118 2

3. Pickering 20-3 111 3

4. Ville Platte 21-5 86 4

5. John Curtis 16-7 83 5

6. Evangel Chr. 22-5 72 8

7. Jonesboro-Hod. 15-3 62 6

8. North Caddo 22-3 56 10

9. Doyle 19-5 52 7

10. Winnfield 18-7 30 9

Others receiving votes: Riverside Academy 22, Lake Arthur 19, Episcopal-BR 18.

CLASS 1A

School 1st rec. pts prev

1. West St. John (9) 21-1 130 1

2. Central Catholic 16-6 110 3

3. Vermilion Cath. (2) 20-4 107 2

4. North Central 19-3 99 5

5. Tensas 17-4 93 4

6. Merryville 19-5 78 6

7. Arcadia 16-6 69 7

8. Mount Hermon 8-5 52 9

9. Southern Lab 12-6 32 10

10. St. Martin’s 16-10 29 8

Others receiving votes: White Castle 14, Opelousas Catholic 13, Oak Grove 12, East Iberville 10, Westminster Christian 1, Hanson Memorial 1.

CLASSES B-C

School 1st rec. pts prev

1. Fairview (9) 35-1 130 1

2. Lacassine (2) 30-1 123 2

3. Dubach 25-1 94 3

4. Florien 31-3 92 4

5. Pelican 23-4 88 6

6. Plainview 24-6 86 5

7. Hathaway 20-5 65 7

8. Anacoco 20-10 47 8

9. Saline 23-5 31 NR

10. Atlanta 15-6 30 9

Others receiving votes: Glenmora 25, Kilbourne 13, Georgetown 4, Zwolle 3.

Information from Bayoupreps.com was used in this article.

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