Girls Basketball Top 20

January 03, 1995

1 Western (7-0) -- Last week's ranking: 1. Chanel Wright scored a combined 37 points to lead the Doves to the Rotary Classic title in Altoona, Pa. Wednesday, Western defeated Holidaysburg (Pa.), 58-41. In Thursday's championship game, the Doves beat Altoona, 56-46. Next game: Friday vs. Edmondson.

2 Hammond (5-2) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The Golden Bears won the Holly Division portion of the Holly and Hoops Tournament by defeating St. Frances, 56-51, Tuesday, and Severna Park, 43-34, Wednesday. Next game: Thursday vs. Centennial.

3 Lake Clifton (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 3. The Lakers were idle last week. Next game: Friday vs. Walbrook.

4 St. Frances (8-2) -- Last week's ranking: 2. The Panthers lost to Hammond, 56-51, in an opening-round game of the Holly and Hoops Tournament on Tuesday. St. Frances rebounded with a 57-54 win over Frederick's St. John's-Prospect Hall on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow at Archbishop Spalding.

5 St. Mary's (8-4) -- Last week's ranking: 5. The Saints won three games in the Noel Classic. Tuesday, Annetta Davis scored 21 in an 82-63 victory over Parkside. Wednesday, Davis had 24 points as St. Mary's beat Severn, 89-69. Thursday, Davis and Tara Foran each scored 27 in a 66-61 win over Old Mill. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Institute of Notre Dame.

6 Fallston (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 6. The Cougars were idle last week. Next game: Tomorrow at Harford Tech.

7 Old Mill (5-2) -- Last week's ranking: 7. The Patriots won two of three games in the Noel Classic. Old Mill defeated Mercy, 66-47, Tuesday, and Spalding, 62-39, Wednesday, before Thursday's 66-61 loss to St. Mary's. Next game: Friday vs. Glen Burnie.

8 Severna Park (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 8. In the Holly and Hoops Tournament, the Falcons edged St. John's-Prospect Hall, 61-58, in overtime Tuesday, before dropping a 43-34 decision to Hammond in Wednesday's Holly Division title game. Next game: Today at Meade.

9 South Carroll (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 9. The Cavaliers won the Lady Cougar Invitational by beating Bishop Kearney (N.Y.), 48-39, Tuesday, and Middletown, 43-42, Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow at Linganore.

10 Seton Keough (8-1) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Gators won the Hoops Division of the Holly and Hoops Tournament with a 65-32 rout of C. Milton Wright on Tuesday and a 58-32 decision over Loch Raven on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. John Carroll.

11 Towson (4-0) -- Last week's ranking: 11. The Generals were idle last week. Next game: Tomorrow at Owings Mills.

12 Arundel (7-0) -- Last week's ranking: 12. The Wildcats won their holiday tournament by defeating Roosevelt, 53-25, Monday, and Crossland, 76-36, Tuesday. Next game: Today at Annapolis.

13 Westminster (7-0) -- Last week's ranking: 13. The Owls won the Poly Tournament with victories over Patterson (87-34, Tuesday), Bryn Mawr (57-39, Wednesday) and the host Engineers (63-53, Thursday). Next game: Tomorrow at No. 14 Howard.

14 Howard (5-2) -- Last week's ranking: 15. The Lions won the Liberty Belle Tournament. Mona Jackson scored a combined 53 points as Howard defeated Northeast, 70-43, Tuesday, and Magruder, 66-29, Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. No. 13 Westminster.

15 Zka,3Mount de Sales (7-3) -- Last week's ranking: 16. The Sailors won the Catonsville Christmas Classic with a 64-47 victory over Randallstown on Tuesday and a 59-29 rout of the host Comets in Wednesday's championship game. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Mercy.

16 Wilde Lake (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 18. The Wildecats were idle last week. Next game: Today at Poolesville.

17 Glenelg (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 19. In the North Carroll Tournament, the Gladiators edged Centennial, 57-55, in overtime on Tuesday. In Wednesday's finale, Glenelg beat the host Panthers, 64-55. Next game: Today vs. Archbishop Spalding.

18 Loch Raven (4-2) -- Last week's ranking: 20. The Ravens beat then-No. 14 Mount Hebron, 47-37, in the opening round of the Holly and Hoops Tournament on Tuesday, before losing to Seton Keough, 58-32, in the Hoops Division title game on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow at Pikesville.

19 Mount Hebron (5-3) -- Last week's ranking: 14. The Vikings lost to Loch Raven, 47-37, in the opening round of the Holly and Hoops Tournament on Tuesday. Mount Hebron rebounded with a 59-45 win over C. Milton Wright on Wednesday. Next game: Friday vs. No. 14 Howard.

20 Franklin (6-0) -- Last week's ranking: Not ranked. The Indians were idle last week. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Eastern Tech.Note: Records are through Sunday.

Other teams receiving consideration, with record in parentheses: Randallstown (6-2), Broadneck (5-3), Poly ( 5-3), Centennial (4-4).

How the poll is chosen: The 1994-95 girls basketball poll is selected each week by the local sports staff through game observations and consultation with coaches.

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