Lady Eagles still are No. 3 in Class 1A poll

Staff Report

Central Catholic remained No. 3 in the latest Class 1A girls basketball poll released this week by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

The Lady Eagles (14-6) received 96 points but did not receive any first-place votes. Last week, the Lady Eagles received one first-place vote.

Central Catholic is right behind district foe Vermilion Catholic, who is ranked No. 2 and received one first-place vote and 106 points.

Top-ranked West St. John received the other nine first-place votes and 119 total points.

Central Catholic will face Hanson Memorial, who is receiving votes in the latest Class 1A poll, on the road in Franklin tonight, while on Friday, Central Catholic will travel to face Vermilion Catholic.

In Class 4A, Morgan City’s district foe, Vandebilt Catholic moved up from No. 3 to No.2 in the latest Class 4A poll. The Lady Terriers defeated Morgan City Friday night, 58-13.

Ellender, who also competes in District 8-4A with Morgan City, is receiving votes in the Class 4A poll.

In Class 3A, Abbeville and North Vermilion, both district foes of Patterson and Berwick, are ranked Nos. 7 and 9, respectively.

Patterson will host North Vermilion today in District 9-3A action.

Below are the complete polls in all classes. Included are first-place votes in parentheses, while team records, points and previous rankings in last week’s poll also are included.

Class 5A

Rec. Pts Prev.

1. Southwood (9) 16-0 117 1

2. Ouachita 25-2 102 4

West Monroe 23-2 102 3

4. Natch. Central (1) 18-3 90 2

5. Denham Springs 17-4 79 5

6. Ponchatoula 16-5 63 7

7. Sulphur 19-3 55 8

8. Mandeville 18-4 40 6

9. Pineville 19-5 35 10

10. New Iberia 21-4 28 9

Others receiving votes: Walker 24, Scotlandville 21, Dominican 13, McKinley 8, St. Amant 3.

Class 4A

Rec. Pts Prev.

1. Warren Easton (10) 22-2 120 1

2. Vandebilt Cath. 19-3 3 95

3. Salmen 18-2 93 5

4. St. Michael 23-3 92 2

5. Helen Cox 17-4 81 4

6. St. Thomas More 16-4 70 6

7. Leesville 16-6 51 8

8. DeRidder 17-7 40 7

9. Neville 16-2 39 9

10. Broadmoor 16-5 35 10

Others receiving votes: Franklinton 16, St. Louis Catholic 16, Alexandria 12, Ellender 8, Bastrop 4, Northside 4, Wossman 2, Breaux Bridge 2.

CLASS 3A

Rec. Pts Prev.

1. Notre Dame (2) 16-4 105 2

2. Albany (4) 15-8 101 4

3. Baker (1) 16-5 100 3

4. Caldwell (3) 18-4 87 1

5. E.D. White 18-3 82 5

6. Rayville 14-5 74 8

7. Abbeville 18-6 63 7

8. Rayne 18-5 51 6

9. North Vermilion 17-5 40 9

10. Loranger 15-5 25 10

Others receiving votes: South Beauregard 23, Green Oaks 17, Loyola 8, Parkview Baptist 4.

CLASS 2A

Rec. Pts Prev.

1. University(8) 19-5 115 2

2. St. Thomas Aqu.(2) 17-5 106 1

3. Pickering 18-5 102 3

4. Ville Platte 17-5 76 6

5. John Curtis 12-7 72 5

6. Jones-Hodge 14-3 66 4

7. Doyle 17-4 53 8

8. Evangel 20-5 48 7

9. Winnfield 16-6 39 9

10. North Caddo 20-3 36 NR

Others receiving votes: Riverside Academy 26, Lake Arthur 17, Episcopal-BR 16, Mansfield 8.

CLASS 1A

Rec. Pts Prev.

1. West St. John (9) 19-1 119 1

2. Vermilion Cath. (1) 17-3 106 2

3. Central Catholic 14-6 96 3

4. Tensas 15-4 83 5

5. North Central 14-3 80 4

6. Merryville 17-5 68 7

7. Arcadia 13-6 67 6

8. St. Martin’s 14-9 37 9

9. Mount Hermon 6-5 35 10

10. Southern Lab 8-5 34 9

Others receiving votes: Opelousas Catholic 14, Oak Grove 13, White Castle 10, East Iberville 6, Hanson Memorial 4, St. Edmund 4, Westminster Christian 4.

CLASSES B-C

Rec. Pts Prev.

1. Fairview (9) 33-1 119 1

2. Lacassine (1) 29-1 110 2

3. Dubach 24-1 84 3

4. Florien 30-3 79 5

5. Plainview 22-6 78 4

6. Pelican 20-4 72 5

7. Hathaway 20-5 69 7

8. Anacoco 19-10 46 10

9. Atlanta 14-5 44 8

10. Glenmora 17-9 25 9

Others receiving votes: Hackberry 19, Kilbourne 15, Saline 15, Zwolle 3, Epps 1, Georgetown 1.

(Information courtesy of theadvocate.com)

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