Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) moved up four spots to No. 3 in the Super 25 girls basketball rankings with four wins last week, including three against solid out-of-state competition. Freshman Ashley Owusu had 24 points Tuesday in a 80-49 defeat of O’Connell (Arlington). She also had 21 points in a 65-38 defeat of Sanford (Hockessin, Del.) in the Art Turner Memorial Tipoff Showcase. The Panthers also had a 17-point game from sophomore Amira Collins in a 72-37 defeat of Spring-Ford (Royersford, Pa.) in the Art Turner Memorial Tipoff.
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Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.) broke into the rankings at No. 17 as it improved to 6-0 with a 74-62 defeat of Whitney Young (Chicago) as Karissa McLaughlin had 36 points.
The other new teams are No. 23 Elizabethtown, Ky., and No. 25 South Salem (Salem, Ore). Elizabethtown improved to 2-0 as Erin Boley had 31 points and 17 rebounds in a 74-29 defeat of Nelson County (Bardstown) and 28 points in a 70-30 defeat of Marion County (Lebanon).
South Salem improved to 4-0 as Evina Westbrook had 29 points in a 79-77 defeat of Lewis and Clark (Spokane) in the Dan Fitzgerald Memorial Tournament in Spokane.