Central Catholic’s Lady Eagles and Patterson High School’s Lumberjacks lead the local prep basketball squads in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association power rankings released Tuesday morning.
Central Catholic is ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, while Patterson is ranked No. 5 in Class 3A.
Other local boys’ squads and their ranks include Central Catholic, ranked No. 13 in Class 1A; Berwick, No. 44 in Class 3A; and Morgan City, No. 54 in Class 4A.
In other girls’ rankings, the Morgan City Lady Tigers are at No. 31 in Class 4A, while the Patterson Lumberjills are ranked No. 47 and the Berwick Lady Panthers, No. 61.
Leading the boys’ rankings in Class 4A is Washington Marion, while University Lab is No. 1 in 3A and Central Catholic’s District 7-1A foe, Lafayette Christian, is No. 1 in Class 1A.
In girls’ action, Salmen is No. 1 in Class 4A and Ville Platte is tops in Class 3A.
The top 32 teams in each class in both boys’ and girls’ basketball advance to the postseason.