Posted: 11:13 am Monday, January 27th, 2014
By Anthony Chiang
The girls basketball postseason is here.
District tournaments begin Monday and will run until Saturday. We posted our district tournament preview over the weekend, including the 15 brackets involving local teams. But the start of the playoffs marks the end of PBGametime’s weekly rankings. Here’s the season’s final edition of the Post Top 10.
1. Grandview Prep (16-2): Enters district tournament on seven-game winning streak.
2. Palm Beach Lakes (18-1): Only loss came against Grandview Prep.
3. Park Vista (19-4): Rebounded from loss to Lakes with two wins to end regular season.
4. Dwyer (16-5): Finished regular season with 18-point loss to Pride.
5. Suncoast (15-6): Enters postseason on six-game winning streak.
6. Lake Worth (13-6): Earned impressive win over a scrappy Boca Raton team last week.
7. Boca Raton (14-6): Enters district tournament as top seed.
8. Benjamin (15-7): Playing its best basketball at the right time.
9. Cardinal Newman (16-8): Did not play a game last week.
10. West Boca Raton (12-10): No. 3 seed in one of area’s toughest district tournaments.
Most intriguing district tournaments:
With 15 district tournaments involving local teams beginning this week, there are a couple that you should definitely keep an eye on. Here they are:
District 10-8A: Park Vista is 19-4 and they are still the No. 2 seed. That says it all. Boca Raton won the tiebreaker for the top seed. The Cobras and the Bobcats should meet in the district final, which will make for some fun basketball. Boca beat Park Vista the last time the two teams met, recording a six-point win earlier this month. But the Cobras will be looking for some revenge this time around, as the trio of Kiara Meeks, Emily Lochten and Jasmyne Martin give Park Vista the potential to make a deep playoff run.
District 13-7A: This is probably the most competitive district in the area. Palm Beach Lakes is the class of the district with an 18-1 record, but four teams have the potential to win the tournament. Dwyer, the No. 4 seed, may have the best player in the district in forward Keyanna Harris, who is signed with Miami. And Lake Worth, the No. 2 seed, has one of the most talented rosters around with Jonika Garvin and Erna Normil. The No. 3 seed, West Boca Raton, has already recorded wins over Dwyer and Cardinal Newman this year. This district tournament is going to be one to watch.
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.