Vashon (Mo.) leads three new teams in Super 25 boys basketball rankings

Vashon (Mo.) leads three new teams in Super 25 boys basketball rankings

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Vashon (Mo.) leads three new teams in Super 25 boys basketball rankings

Jan 17, 2016 -- Springfield, MA, U.S.A -- La Lumiere School Brian Bowen (20) drives the ball against Patrick School Jamir Harris (4) in the first half of the Spalding Hoophall Classic at Blake Arena in Springfield, Mass. -- Photo by David Butler II-USA Today Sports Images ORG XMIT: US 134344 Spalding Hoophal 1/17/2016 [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) player Brian Bowen (20) is averaging 18.4 points a game for the No. 1 Lakers. (PHoto: David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images).

Vashon (St. Louis) used a big win to vault its way into the No. 14 spot in the first regular-season Super 25 high school boys basketball rankings.

The Wolverines, who are the reigning Missouri Class 4 state champions, opened their season with a 69-67 defeat of then-No. 8 Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) as Daniel Farris had 22 points.

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The other new teams in the rankings are No. 22 Heritage Christian (Northridge, Calif.) and No. 24 Wagner (San Antonio, Texas). Heritage Christian (5-0) won the West Valley tournament at Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.), defeating Windward (Los Angeles) 85-76 in the final as Dillon DePina scored 25 points. Wagner is 6-0 and its closest win was an 81-63 defeat of Churchill (San Antonio) as Tristan Clark had 25 points.

La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) is 5-0 and retains its No. 1 ranking from the preseason rankings. Brian Bowen is averaging 18.4 points a game for the Lakers. Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) improved to 9-0 to hold onto the No. 2 spot. Kansas signee Billy Preston is averaging 21.4 points a game for the Warriors.

While Wheeler (1-1) fell to No. 17 with its loss, three other Super 25 teams fell out of the rankings with defeats: previous No. 5 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.), which opened its season with a 70-63 loss to Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.); No. 15 Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah), which is 4-1 with its loss coming 75-64 to Windward; and previous No. 24 Westlake, which also lost 71-63 to McNeil (Austin).

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