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St. Joe girls continue hold on top spot in Class A

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 07:03 AM

HUNTINGTON — Despite not having played in two weeks, Huntington St. Joe’s girls basketball team contin­ued its stranglehold on the top spot in Class A girls bas­ketball.

The Irish received all 10 first-place votes in The Asso­ciated Press poll this week as the unanimous No. 1 in Class A heading into Tuesday’s matchup against Class AAA No. 10 Logan.

In addition to Logan in the girls Class AAA ranks, Spring Valley maintained its third­place spot while Huntington High dropped a slot to No. 6 following its overtime loss to St. Albans, which moved from 10th to No. 8.

Cabell Midland, tied with St. Albans for No. 10 last week, fell just outside the poll. The Knights received nine votes, which placed them behind L oga n .

In Class AA girls, Scott’s pair of wins over ranked teams WestSide and Sisson­ville vaulted the Skyhawks from No. 10 to No. 7 in this week’s girls poll.

On the boys side, Hunting­ton High maintained its No. 3 spot in Class AAA behind top-ranked Washington and No. 2 South Charles­ton. Woodrow Wilson and Hedgesville round out the top five.

In Class AA, Poca remained No. 2 this week behind Rob­ert C. Byrd while Bluefield, Wyoming East and Bridge­port each rounded out the top five.

Class A boys was the lone poll to feature a new No. 1 team as Huntington St. Joe’s boys team fell to No. 2 follow­ing its loss to Oak Hill (Ohio). The Irish still received three first-place votes.

Notre Dame took over the top spot, getting five first­place votes. Wheeling Cen­tral was third, followed by Tucker County and Greater Beckley Christian.




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