Several teams improved their status in the Super 25 girls basketball rankings by winning state titles, but there’s only one new team in the Super 25: Manasquan, N.J., which improved from No. 29 to No. 19 by winning its state Tournament of Champions.
Marina Mabrey, a McDonald’s All American guard and Notre Dame signee, led Mansquan to its TOC title. She had 32 points in a 62-52 defeat of Franklin (Somerset) in a TOC semifinal and then 36 points in a 59-55 defeat of then-No. 32 St. Rose (Belmar) in the TOC championship.
Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) finished its season 31-0 with a 79-34 defeat of Seton-LaSalle (Pittsburgh) in the AA state championship as Towson signee A.J. Timbers had 20 points. The Saints were already No. 1, so they merely cemented their spot at the top.
Archbishop Alter (Kettering, Ohio) got the biggest jump out of a state title. The Knights finished 30-0 and improved three spots to No. 12. Emma Bockrath had 23 points in a 53-37 defeat of West Holmes (Millersburg) in a state Division II semifinal then had 21 in a 57-42 defeat of Rogers (Toledo) for the state Div. II title.
Three other teams moved up one spot after winning state titles: No. 8 Marian (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.); No. 9 Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg, Pa.); and No. 15 Capital Prep (Hartford, Conn.).