The latest girls’ basketball rankings are out from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and several area teams have made the cut.
In Class 1A, Lynnville-Sully has replaced jumped into the rankings at #15 following an impressive 7-0 start to the season. The Hawks were expected to battle with arch-rival Montezuma for the top spot in the West Division of the South Iowa Cedar League and protected their home court in their first meeting with the Bravettes, beating them last Friday 57-45.
The Bravettes are 5-2 on the year and fell out of the Class 2A rankings from their #13 position last week. Their two losses are to Lynnville-Sully and Pella Christian, who is ranked #8 in the latest poll in Class 2A. The Eagles are 6-1 on the year. Their lone loss is to Class 4A #1 Pella, 52-44.
Pella has been phenomenal, as their early 5-0 record shows. They’ve been #1 for good reason, as they are one of the favorites in a cutthroat Little Hawkeye Conference. Grinnell is #4 in Class 4A and are 5-1 so far this year (lone loss was against Pella). They are up one spot from last week. Fellow Little Hawkeye Conference team Dallas Center-Grimes fell from #12 to out of the rankings this week.
Pella’s next game is Friday night against Indianola, the #1 team in Class 5A and new member of the Little Hawkeye. Indianola is 6-0 and will be looking to get into the early driver’s seat at the top of the conference with a win over the Lady Dutch on the road.
The last area team ranked is PCM, who is #15 in Class 3A. The Mustangs are 6-1 on the year and hold steady at that 15th spot this week.
You can view the full rankings here: https://ighsau.org/2016/12/15/121516-basketball-rankings/