Hoops: Give These Girls a High Five
Sports Editor Ron Kremer ranks the top area girls basketball teams from 1-5; plus the five knocking on the door.
1. Marian Catholic (8-0): Jasmine Matthews, Simone Wall, Jamie Johnson and rest of Spartans earn A's on the court and in the classroom.
2. Lincoln-Way East (6-3): Three losses have come at the hands of teams with combined record of 21-1 (Bolingbrook, Fenwick, Marian).
3. Marist (7-2): RedHawks play host to Lake Zurich tonight in Sweet 16 tourney battle.
4. Homewood-Flossmoor (10-1): Charnelle Reed scored 15 and Sydni Johnson added 14 in 90-41 victory over Joliet Central.
5. Lincoln-Way West (8-1): Sam Villa scored 20 points in a 51-35 victory over Stagg; Warriors play at Bradley tonight.
Next best (in alphabetical order): Andrew, Lincoln-Way North, Oak Forest, Rich South, Providence Catholic.