1. Marist (16-0): Leah Bolton’s MVP performance powered RedHawks at the Hillcrest Holiday Classic. Next, Marist faces Mother McAuley on Jan. 9.
2. Lincoln-Way East (11-0): Taylor Johnson and the Griffins get back to business in the Southwest Suburban Blue with a 6 p.m. game today at rival Sandburg. Johnson was named MVP at the Medieval Classic.
3. Homewood-Flossmoor (12-5): Amena Brent was a dominant force in the Vikings’ 49-35 victory over Sandburg. She scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
4. Lincoln-Way North (13-3): The Phoenix had a 10-game win streak snapped by district rival Lincoln-Way East at the Medieval Classic. They return to Southwest Suburban Red play at Andrew today.
5. Rich Central (14-4): Tatianna Newell and Tyron Eubanks led the Olympians to a 54-49 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor in the third-place game at the Hillcrest Holiday Classic.
Next best in alphabetical order: Andrew, Mother McAuley, Oak Lawn, Providence Catholic, Richards.
(Covering the following Patch communities: Chicago Heights, Evergreen Park, Frankfort, Homewood-Flossmoor, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos, Tinley Park and the neighboring private schools that draw students from those communities).