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