Girls Top 20

January 11, 1994

1. Western (record: 8-1, 200 points) -- Last week's ranking: 1. Kimberly Smith scored 26 points and made four three-pointers as the Doves routed Walbrook, 78-40, on Wednesday. Chanel Wright added 23 points and 13 rebounds. Next game: Today vs. Patterson.

2. Hammond (6-1, 184) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Tiki Nicholson scored 23 as the Golden Bears defeated No. 19 Wilde Lake, 72-34, in their Howard County opener. Next game: Tomorrow vs. No. 6 Mount Hebron.

3. Lake Clifton (6-0, 180) -- Last week's ranking: 3. Janika Conley scored 22 and Natisha Ferguson added 21 points to lead the Lakers to an 82-30 rout of Southwestern on Wednesday. Ferguson had 24 points, 24 rebounds and five blocked shots in Friday's 82-24 victory over City. Next game: Today vs. Mervo.

4. St. Frances (12-1, 174) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The Panthers remained unbeaten in the Catholic League with a 64-57 victory over the Institute of Notre Dame on Wednesday and a 58-30 win over Mercy on Friday. Jakia Ervin scored 23 against Mercy. Next game: Tomorrow at John Carroll.

5. St. Mary's (11-2, 162) -- Last week's ranking: 5. Annetta Davis scored a combined 51 as the Saints defeated Archbishop Spalding, 76-39, on Wednesday and No. 14 Seton Keough, 67-50, on Friday. Senior guard Bridget went over 1,000 career points in Friday's game. Next game: Tomorrow at Mercy.

6. Mount Hebron (4-4, 146) -- Last week's ranking: 6. Emily Yanero led a balanced offense with 11 points to lead the Vikings to a 54-37 victory over Howard in both team's Howard County opener on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow at No. 2 Hammond.

7. Old Mill (7-2, 139) -- Last week's ranking: 7. The Patriots built a 42-14 halftime lead en route to a 68-32 win over North County on Tuesday. Friday, Michelle Salmon scored 17 in a 65-32 rout of Glen Burnie. Next game: Today vs. Meade.

8. Randallstown (8-1, 121) -- Last week's ranking: 11. The Rams scored an unexpectedly easy 68-36 victory over Dulaney on Wednesday. Nyota Mitchell scored 24. Next game: Tomorrow at Parkville.

9. Towson (5-0, 114) -- Last week's ranking: 9. Sarah Weaver scored 15 as the Generals routed Owings Mills, 68-19, on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow at Catonsville.

10. Fallston (8-0, 113) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Cougars built leads of 27-2 at halftime and 43-4 after three quarters en route to a 56-10 rout of Aberdeen on Thursday. Lori Heffley led a balanced attack with eight points. Next game: Today at C. Milton Wright.

11. South Carroll (5-2, 104) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Cavaliers lost to Linganore, 50-35, on Wednesday. The loss ended South Carroll's five-game winning streak. Next game: Today vs. Damascus.

12. McDonogh (7-2, 90) -- Last week's ranking: 12. Sonia Chase scored 11 to lead the Eagles to a 41-17 victory over St. Paul's on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Catholic.

13. Severna Park (7-1, 87) -- Last week's ranking: 13. Jennifer Holmes had a combined 19 points and 22 rebounds in leading the Falcons to a 65-41 win over Meade on Tuesday and a 57-43 victory over Southern-AA on Friday. Next game: Today at South River.

14. Seton Keough (7-5, 65) -- Last week's ranking: 14. Meghan Donovan and Katie Sparks scored 13 apiece as the Gators defeated Mercy, 53-44, on Wednesday. Friday, Seton Keough lost to No. 5 St. Mary's, 67-50, as Donovan scored 20. Next game: Today vs. the Institute of Notre Dame.

15. Poly (8-2, 63) -- Last week's ranking: 15. The Engineers were idle. Next game: Tomorrow at Dunbar.

16. Westminster (6-2, 44) -- Last week's ranking: 17. The Owls outscored Howard 16-8 in the third quarter en route to a 41-36 victory on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow at Montgomery Blair.

17. Glenelg (8-1, 37) -- Last week's ranking: 18. The Gladiators built a 24-7 lead after the first quarter and went on to beat Archbishop Spalding, 60-40, on Monday. Friday, Glenelg defeated Atholton, 50-35. Trish Kilroy scored a combined 28 in the two games. Next game: Tomorrow vs. No. 19 Wilde Lake.

18. Annapolis (5-4, 26) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. After a 1-4 start, the Panthers have won four straight and returned to the Top 20. Annapolis outscored No. 20 Arundel 32-12 in the second and third quarters en route to a 56-37 victory on Tuesday. Friday, the Panthers rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to edge Broadneck, 42-39. Next game: Today vs. North County.

19. Wilde Lake (4-4, 21) -- Last week's ranking: 20. The Wildecats cruised to a 51-15 victory over Poolesville on Wednesday before losing to No. 2 Hammond, 72-34, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow at No. 17 Glenelg.

20. Arundel (7-2, 19) -- Last week's ranking: 16. The Wildcats lost to No. 18 Annapolis, 56-37, on Tuesday. Arundel rebounded from the loss to beat Northeast, 59-46, on Friday. Next game: Today vs. Southern-AA.

Note: Records are through Sunday's games.

Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Howard (4-5, 8), Broadneck (4-4, 2), Mount de Sales (6-3, 1).

Poll members: Dave Greenberg (Mount Hebron); Greg Knill (North Carroll); Gloria Leidlich (C. Milton Wright); Mary Ella Marion (Mercy); Dennis Quinby (Catonsville); Mark Sawyer (Poly); Bruce Springer (Broadneck); Katherine Dunn (The Baltimore Sun); Kevin Eck (The Baltimore Sun); Roch Eric Kubatko (The Baltimore Sun).

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