Posted: 4:36 pm Monday, January 20th, 2014
By Anthony Chiang
After an off week, Dwyer is back in the top three.
Grandview Prep and Palm Beach Lakes have not moved from the top two spots, and Park Vista and Suncoast round out the top five in the latest version of the Top 10.
Here’s the new Post Top 10:
1. Grandview Prep (13-2): Center Vionise Pierre-Louis has been the catalyst.
2. Palm Beach Lakes (16-1): Recorded a 3-0 week to stay at No. 2.
3. Dwyer (16-4): Bounced back from last week’s two-game losing streak.
4. Park Vista (17-3): Upset by Boca Raton last week.
5. Suncoast (13-6): Dangerous team that is on four-game winning streak.
6. Boca Raton (13-5): Fresh off 5-0 week that included win over Park Vista.
7. Lake Worth (12-6): An inconsistent, but talented squad.
8. Cardinal Newman (16-8): Fell to Dwyer in big game last week.
9. Benjamin (13-7): After a slow start, Buccaneers have been playing better.
10. West Boca Raton (11-9): Have big wins over Dwyer and Cardinal Newman this year.
Games of the Week:
District tournaments are just one week away, but we have one more week of the regular season to get through. Here are the games to keep an eye out for before the postseason begins.
No. 3 Dwyer (16-4) at No. 1 Grandview Prep (13-2), Wednesday at 6 p.m.: There is going to be a lot of talent on the floor in this one. The Panthers feature star Keyanna Harris, a Miami commit, and the Pride bring in dominant center Vionise Pierre-Louis, an Oklahoma commit, and guard Neydja Petithomme. Grandview Prep has not lost since dropping two games in a holiday tournament in December. Since then, the Pride have recorded wins over teams like Palm Beach Lakes and Treasure Coast. But Dwyer will make it tough, as Harris is good enough to lead the Panthers to an upset victory.
No. 4 Park Vista (17-3) at No. 2 Palm Beach Lakes (16-1), Wednesday at 6 p.m.: Since falling to Grandview Prep, Palm Beach Lakes has won four consecutive games. Guard Kayla Thigpen is one of the best pure scorers in the county and she has been stellar for the Rams this season. On the other side, Park Vista is not far behind Palm Beach Lakes. The Cobras were upset by Boca Raton last week, but they are the ones looking to pull off the upset this week. Park Vista is led by the trio of Jasmyne Martin, Emily Lochten and guard Kiara Meeks.
No. 6 Boca Raton (13-5) at No. 7 Lake Worth (12-6), Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.: The Bobcats are one of the hottest teams in the area, as they are on a six-game winning streak and beat Park Vista last week. If Boca Raton can get freshman Grace Marko (16.6 points per game) on track Wednesday, Lake Worth is going to be in trouble.
About the Author
Anthony Chiang began his writing career in Gainesville at the University of Florida’s student-run newspaper. At The Independent Florida Alligator, he covered the school’s golf, volleyball, baseball, and football teams. The Miami native has also written for the Sun Sentinel and MLB.com, following the Tampa Bay Rays.