Girls Basketball

Little change in poll as top teams keep winning

The top six teams in the Super 7 all won each of their games last week.

No. 1-ranked Reynoldsburg, which is fourth in the state poll, won two games by an average of 66 points and is 12-1 heading into the week’s biggest matchup, its game Jan. 14 at Olentangy Orange.

The Pioneers, who are third in the Super 7, have won eight in a row since an early-season stumble against Northland.

Gahanna remains second after beating Pickerington North 50-42 on Jan. 8 and Pickerington Central 49-44 on Jan. 11. Before the Lions beat Pickerington North in a district final last season, they had lost nine consecutive matchups to the Panthers.

The only change in the Super 7 this week comes at No. 7, where Dublin Coffman replaces Pickerington North.

While we aren’t convinced that Pickerington North won’t make a big dent come tournament time, the 12-1 start by the Shamrocks is simply too hard for us to overlook.

Other games to watch this week include New Albany at Hilliard Davidson (Jan. 15), Hartley at Worthington Christian (Jan. 15) and Davidson at Coffman (Jan. 18). Gahanna, Africentric and Reynoldsburg are among the teams who will travel to Berlin Hiland this weekend for the Classic in the Country.

—From staff reports