Unbeaten Duncanville, Texas, wrapped up its state title three weeks ago, but thanks to the stunning loss of St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.) in the state playoffs, the Panthers are the new No. 1 team in the Super 25 girls basketball rankings.
St. Mary’s fell from No. 1 to No. 21 after it lost 72-69 to Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) in the CIF Open Division regional semifinal to end its season at 29-1. The opens the door for 39-0 Duncanville, which won the 6A Texas title.
There are two new teams this week: New York Federation champion Ossining, which is No. 20, and Michigan B champion Marshall, which is No.25. Ossining’s Aubrey Griffin had 22 points in a 65-54 defeat of Long Island Lutheran (Brookville) in the state Federation AA championship. Shadeen Samuels had 26 points in a 67-51 defeat of South Shore (Brooklyn) in the Federation AA semifinal.
Marshall (26-1) won its 26th consecutive game, defeating Grand Rapids South Christian (Grand Rapids) 51-42 for the state Class B title as Jill Konkle had 13 points.
Two teams dropped out of the rankings with state tournament losses: former No. 9 Villa Maria Academy (Erie, Pa.); and former No. 22 Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.).