CLARION, Pa. – The top teams remain the same in the third Laurel Eye Clinic/D9Sports.com District 9 Basketball Rankings for the 2014 season.
Johnsonburg’s boys went 2-0 last week to move to 14-2 on the season and hold the top spot in both the overall and Class A rankings, while the Karns City girls’ were 3-0 including an impressive win over fifth-ranked Clarion Friday to stay No. 1 in the overall and Class AA rankings.
In the boys’ rankings, Punxsutawney sits at No. 1 in Class AAAA/AAA and Redbank Valley is still tops in Class AA, while in the girls’ rankings, Bradford continues to hold the top Class AAA/AAAA spot after big wins over Punxsutawney and Mercyhurst Prep while Port Allegany stays No. 1 in Class A.
Redbank Valley’s girls are a newcomer to the overall rankings moving into an eighth-place tie with three other teams – Clarion-Limestone, Punxsutawney and Keystone, while Moniteau makes the biggest jump in the girls’ overall rankings moving from eighth to fourth after wins over fifth-ranked Clarion and sixth-ranked Cranberry.
There was also a shakeup in the boys’ overall rankings with Punxsutawney dropping from third to sixth after a loss to St. Marys. Clarion moves into the Top 10 in boys’ Class A at 10th, while Brockway enters the girls’ Class A Top 10 at ninth.
This is the third of six Laurel Eye Clinic/D9Sports.com District 9 Basketball Rankings.
The Laurel Eye Clinic, which is in its first year sponsoring the rankings, is dedicated to being the leader in Ophthalmology by providing the highest quality ophthalmic care and related services. Founded in 1973, Laurel Eye Clinic has 10 Eye Clinics including six located inside District 9 (Brookville, Clearfield, DuBois, St. Marys, New Bethlehem and Seneca) and two Laser Surgery Centers (Brookville and Altoona). More information on Laurel Eye Clinic can be found at www.laureleye.com or by following them on Twitter @Laureleyeclinic.
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Laurel Eye Clinic D9Sports.com District 9 Basketball Rankings
|Through Games Jan. 18, 2014|
|2||Elk Co. Cath.||11-2||2||2||Bradford||12-2||2|
|7||DuBois CC||8-4||8||7||Venango Cath.||11-4||7|
|Class AAAA/AAA||Class AAAA/AAA|
|3||St. Marys||5-9||3||3||St. Marys||6-8||3|
|Class AA||Class AA|
|1||Redbank Valley||7-5||1||1||Karns City||12-0||1|
|Class A||Class A|
|2||Elk Co. Cath.||11-2||2||2||Clarion||9-4||3|
|6||DuBois CC||8-4||6||6||Elk Co. Cath.||11-2||6|
|*Last week’s ranking||*Last week’s ranking|