Posted: 12:16 pm Monday, December 16th, 2013

Boys Hoops: Inside the new Top 10, plus this week’s best games 

By Anthony Chiang

The top of the rankings look a little different this week.

Lake Worth Christian moved into the No. 1 spot after Palm Beach Lakes dropped two games last week. Dwyer and Suncoast also took advantage of the Rams’ losses, jumping Palm Beach Lakes in the Top 10.

Here’s the new Post Top 10 entering Week 5 of the season:

1. Lake Worth Christian (10-1): Trio of Jeantal Cylla, Kamil Williams and Isaiah Hobbs have combined to average 68.8 points per game.
2. Dwyer (8-1): Handed Palm Beach Lakes its first loss of the season last week.
3. Suncoast (9-1): Only loss of the season came against No. 1 Lake Worth Christian.
4. Palm Beach Lakes (7-2): Rams finished 1-2 last week with losses to Dwyer and Fort Lauderdale-Dillard.
5. Grandview Prep (6-2): Transfer Jamal Palmer has been great for the Pride.
6. Spanish River (7-1): Jeff Demezier and the Sharks are for real.
7. Martin County (6-1): Tigers are on three-game winning streak.
8. Park Vista (7-3): Cobras have won six of past seven games.
9. Atlantic (6-3): After 3-3 start, Eagles have strung together three consecutive victories.
10. Glades Central (5-0): Scoring 65 points per game this season.

Games of the Week

Wellington (5-4) at No. 10 Glades Central (5-0), Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.: The Raiders made their way into the Top 10 this week and they will look to continue their undefeated season on Tuesday. But it won’t be easy, as Wellington has won four of its past five games after a 1-3 start. Alex Dieudonne has led the way for the Wolverines, leading the team with 17.4 points per game. Meanwhile, Glades Central has put up big offensive numbers this season. The Raiders enter Tuesday’s game averaging 65 points per game. The Wolverines can make a statement with a victory over the Raiders.

No. 9 Atlantic (6-3) at No. 2 Dwyer (8-1), Friday at 7:30 p.m.: These two teams faced off in the season opener, and Dwyer came away with a one-point win. This time, the Eagles are looking for some revenge. Atlantic enters this matchup playing better basketball, as the Eagles have won three straight. LaTron Nelson has proven to be Atlantic’s go-to guy on offense this season after star Jamal Palmer transferred in the offseason. Friday’s matchup against a strong Dwyer team will show just how far the Eagles have come since the start of the year.

No. 4 Palm Beach Lakes (7-2) at No. 3 Suncoast (9-1), Friday at 7:30 p.m.: The Rams are coming off a tough week, losing two games. But a win against Suncoast would help Palm Beach Lakes forget about that. The Chargers will make it difficult for the Rams, as they feature LaTarence Butts (13.9 points per game) and Christoff Nairn (13.4 points per game). Suncoast’s only slip up of the season came in a one-point loss to top-ranked Lake Worth Christian. This will be a fun matchup to watch between two of the county’s best teams.