South Bend Riley
.@R_Grundy34 gets a GIF for this dunk during the regional semifinal vs. Lake Central at Michigan City. @SBTribune @SBRileyHigh @RileyWildcats @wildcatway_ @IHSAA1 @RileyWildcatsBB pic.twitter.com/iJuErwfSv2
— Michael Caterina (@MLCaterina) March 10, 2018
(3-12-18) One team drops out of this week’s SSN National Public HS Boys Basketball Rankings and two end their seasons with a state championship.
#1 again this week is South Bend Riley who picked up two IHSAA regional wins and now moves on to play Carmel in a semi-state game and a chance to move on to the State title game. Carmel picked up a big win over Ft. Wayne Northside and top ranked center Keion Brooks, Jr. in the regional final game.
For #2 Upson-Lee they pick up a 4A state championship win over St. Pius X 70-54, giving them back to back State titles and extend their consecutive game win streak to 63 games in a row. The Knights now wait to see if they will receive a GEICO Nationals championship bid.
The Knights had a tough week off the floor, Atlanta TV station WXGA reported that team members Ja’Corey Smith, Rodney Raines, and Otis Javeon Walker were among four people arrested a week ago Saturday by Thomaston police, after they had beat Sandy Creek Tyrone 52-51, for marijuana possession and criminal trespass. All three did not play in the title game.
— Clarkston Basketball (@ClarkstonBball) March 8, 2018
#3 Clarkston is steaming ahead to a second consecutive state title by winning a Class A district title this week over Oxford 77-35, thanks in part to newly named Michigan’s Gatorade Player of the Year Foster Loyer (Michigan State commit).
#4 Shadow Mountain and #5 Olympus remain at those spots, both have ended their season with State titles.
— Aaron Rose (@AaronBenRose) March 10, 2018
#6 Simeon is rolling along in their bid to win an IHSA 4A state title, picking up a Sectional title beating Marist 53-48. The Wolverines will play city-rival Whitney Young in the super-sectional on Tuesday night and a chance to move on to the Final Four later in the week in Peoria.
LHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship
(2) North Caddo – 51
(1) @RHS_HornetsBB – 79
— Spenser Tilus (@Spenser_Tilus) March 10, 2018
#7 Rayville ends the the season in impressive style going undefeated (35-0) and winning the Louisiana Class 2A State Championship easily beating North Caddo 79-51.
#8 Warren Central moves up one spot after beating Terre Haute South 83-49 in the regional final and will play New Albany and Romeo Langford at semi-state and a chance to play in the State final game.
Heck of a bucket by Bryce Long. Scott County up 35-30 in 4Q. Took a while to get to the first points of the quarter. pic.twitter.com/JAaX04qgUP
— Josh Moore (@HLpreps) March 6, 2018
Scott County moves up one spot to #9 after beating Lexington Christian in the 11th Region Championship game and moves on in the Kentucky State Tournament.
New to the Top 10 this week is Hopkins, they have now won 26 in a row, after there only loss of the season in the season opener came to Cretin-Derham Hall. The Royals replace last week’s #8 team Northside who lost to Cox Mill 65-63 in the 3A North Carolina state title game.
SSN National Public HS Boys Basketball Rankings – Week 14 – 3-12-18
- (1) South Bend Riley (Ind) (26-0)
- (2) Upson-Lee (Ga.) (31-0) – Season Complete – State Champion
- (3) Clarkston (Mich) (21-1)
- (4) Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Az) (25-1) – Season Complete – State Champion
- (5) Olympus (Utah) (27-0) – Season Complete – State Champion
- (6) Simeon (Illinois) (29-3)
- (7) Rayville (Rayville, La.) (35-0) Season Complete – State Champion
- (9) Warren Central (Ind) (30-0)
- (10) Scott County (Ky) (34-1)
- (NR) Hopkins (Minn) (26-1)
Dropped out –
(8) Northside (Jacksonville, N.C.) (29-1) lost to Cox Mill 65-63 in 3A Championship game