A perennial energy fell from this week’s MaxPreps High 25 highschool basketball rankings in an in any other case quiet week of hardwood motion. 9-time nationwide champion Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) slipped outdoors the rankings after a pair of losses on the Heartland Hoops Basic dropped the Warriors to 14-8 on the 12 months.
The Warriors fell 80-76 to No. 16 Millard North (Omaha, Neb.), this week’s greatest climber. Oak Hill’s different loss got here in opposition to No. 3 Dawn Christian Academy, which additionally picked up a giant win over No. 19 Bellevue West 75-68.
South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas) was the lone newcomer to the rankings as the highest 15 remained unchanged.
No. 5 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) pulled out an exhilarating 109-107 extra time victory over No. 20 Paul VI (Chantilly, Ca.) in a Washington Catholic Athletic Convention showdown. The high-scoring affair was arguably essentially the most thrilling recreation of the 2020-21 highschool basketball season because the Stags backed up an 89-77 victory every week earlier.
MaxPreps High 25 Excessive College Basketball Rankings
1. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
File: 20-1 | Final week: 1
The Eagles are set for a March 12 showdown in opposition to No. 3 Dawn Christian Academy in what’s anticipated to be their remaining recreation earlier than GEICO Nationals. The 2 have break up a pair of video games because the Buffaloes broke Montverde’s 44-game win streak earlier this month.
2. AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.)
File: 20-1 | Final week: 2
Dealt with No. 16 Prolific Prep for the second time this season, profitable 68-55 behind 25 factors, six assists and 6 rebounds from Creighton pledge TyTy Washington.
3. Dawn Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.)
File: 19-2 | Final week: 3
The Buffaloes are 8-2 report in opposition to MaxPreps High 25 groups this season after a pair of high quality weekend victories.
5. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
File: 9-0 | Final week: 5
Balanced offensive effort noticed 4 starters rating 20 or extra factors as Connecticut pledge Jordan Hawkins (29), Elijah Hawkins (22), Rodney Rice Jr. (20) and Tyrell Ward (20) led the way in which.
7. Archbishop Wooden (Warminster, Pa.)
File: 5-0 | Final week: 7
Unbeaten Philadelphia Catholic League foe Roman Catholic (Philadelphia) is up subsequent on Wednesday.
8. Waxahachie (Texas)
File: 16-2 | Final week: 8
Closed out regular-season play with an 80-51 win over DeSoto following a three-week virus-related layoff.
9. Duncanville (Texas)
File: 20-1 | Final week: 9
The Panthers had been favorites to repeat as UIL Class 6A state champions final season earlier than postseason play was canceled previous to the state semifinals. This 12 months’s group has a powerful likelihood to defend its 2018-19 state crown, getting into postseason play with 4 starters averaging 14 or extra factors per recreation.
10. Milton (Ga.)
File: 23-2 | Final week: 10
On a quest for his or her first state crown since 2012, the Eagles rattled off 21 consecutive wins to shut out common season play.
11. Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.)
File: 8-1 | Final week: 11
Defeated Stewartville (Minn.) 87-73 Monday in a nationally televised contest. High-ranked senior Chet Holmgren stuffed the stat sheet with 18 factors, eight rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks and three steals.
12. Wasatch Academy (Mt. Nice, Utah)
File: 18-6 | Final week: 12
In a powerful place to earn a 3rd invite to GEICO Nationals previously 4 seasons (not together with canceled occasion in 2019-20).
13. Lengthy Island Lutheran (Brookville, N.Y.)
File: 0-0 | Final week: 13
Common season play ought to start Feb. 26 in opposition to Portledge (Locust Valley).
14. Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
File: 21-0 | Final week: 14
Friday motion in opposition to Carroll (Fort Wayne, Ind.) closes out the common season. Junior guard Fletcher Loyerhas has impressed, averaging 24.3 factors, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists.
16. Millard North (Omaha, Neb.)
File: 21-1 | Final week: 24
Beating powerhouse Oak Hill Academy bolsters the Mustangs nationwide resume as Hunter Sallis completed with 32 factors and 5 rebounds whereas Saint Thomas chipped in 29 factors, eight rebounds, six rebounds and 4 steals.
17. Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.)
File: 17-0 | Final week: 17
After 11 losses in 2019-20, the Purple Wave closed out an unbeaten common season with a 59-46 overcome St. Benedict at Auburndale (Cordova).
18. Tempo Academy (Atlanta)
File: 21-1 | Final week: 18
A gap-night loss to Sandy Creek (Tyrone) was adopted by 21 straight wins as Florida State signee Matthew Cleveland was the catalyst, averaging 23.4 factors and 10.6 rebounds.
19. Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.)
File: 20-2 | Final week: 22
College of Nebraska Omaha pledge Frankie Fidler completed with a team-high 20 factors within the seven-point loss to Dawn Christian Academy because the Thunderbirds proved their capability to compete with the nation’s finest.
21. Simeon (Chicago)
File: 0-0 | Final week: 20
Start their 2020-21 marketing campaign Thursday in opposition to Morgan Park.
22. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
File: 20-3 | Final week: 21
Tuesday’s regular-season finale is in opposition to Newton (Covington), a crew the Rams beat 61-43 final month.
23. Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.)
File: 20-0 | Final week: 23
The Warriors captured the District 11 Class 2A championship with a 55-31 victory over Metropolis of Life Christian Academy (Kissimmee). State event play begins Thursday with Covenant Christian (Palm Bay).
24. Richardson (Texas)
File: 21-1 | Final week: 25
The Eagles have reeled off 19 straight since a three-point loss on Dec. 4 to No. 8 Waxahachie, closing the common season with a 73-44 victory over Lake Highlands (Dallas).
25. South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)
File: 19-0 | Final week: NR
The fourth Texas 6A crew within the rankings, the Warriors completed unbeaten common season with a 51-46 win over Lamar (Arlington).