The first Girls Basketball Super 7 is finally here. Well, I did one way back on Dec. 5, appearing with the season preview package, but this is the first Super 7 published during the season.
1. Bonner-Prendergast (5-1) … The Pandas just finished a very respectable trip to Fort Myers, Fla., at the Queen of Palms tournament, where they went 2-1 and took third place against very strong national competition. Their only loss came to Bishop McGuiness, the No. 1 team in North Carolina according to Maxpreps.com, and that was a six-point defeat. The usual suspects Alyssa and Sarah Monaghan are building off their 2012-13 seasons; Shalina Miller, a transfer from Lansdale Catholic, has been a wonderful addition.
2. Cardinal O’Hara (4-3) … George Washington-bound guard Mia Farmer is doing her thing, but the Lions need to give her more help. O’Hara were pounded by Catholic League juggernaut Neumann-Goretti in the final round of the West Chester University Holiday Tournament last weekend.
3. Archbishop Caroll (3-1) … The Patriots are getting a nice boost from junior Julia Gantz, who looks to be developing into a true scoring threat. Nice depth here, but I worry about their staying power.
4. Garnet Valley (9-1)… Arguably the best team in the county (notably public school) with all due respect to the following team….
5. Ridley (8-1) … The game of the year so far? The Green Raiders’ thrilling 73-71 triple-overtime win over Penn Wood last Saturday.
6. Penn Wood (5-3) … I loved watching them run the floor against Sun Valley. Lots of potential here. I think they should win the Del Val League, but watch out for Chichester
7. Chichester (6-2) … Haley Sipple and Logan Newman have been a very formidable duo for three-plus seasons. The Eagles have won six of seven after a season-opening loss against Strath Haven
Under Consideration: Chester (5-4), Episcopal Academy (2-2), Notre Dame (4-5)