The Panthers went 3-0 for the week to improve to 24-1: Honesty Scott-Grayson had 20 points in a 58-54 defeat of then-No. 2 St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.); Amira Collins had 21 points in a 71-45 win at Good Counsel (Olney, Md.); and Mikayla Vaughn had 21 points in a 64-45 defeat of Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.).
St. John’s only fell to No. 3 with the loss. The Cadets won their other two games for the week as Aisha Sheppard had 16 points in a 71-49 defeat of St. Mary’s Ryken (Leonardtown, Md.) and 19 points in a 74-47 defeat of Holy Cross (Kensington, Md.).
The only new team in the rankings is No. 25 South (Wichita). The Titans won their 47th game in a row as Tre’Zure Jobe had 20 points in a 42-26 defeat of Bishop Carroll (Wichita).
The team that had the biggest push this week is St. Frances (Baltimore). The Panthers (25-0) rose six spots to No. 13 after they defeated regionally ranked National Christian Academy (Fort Washington) 75-74 in overtime on Nia Clouden’s jump shot.