Girls Basketball: Super 7, Jan. 15

Maddie Ireland and Super 7 No. 4 Garnet Valley were still undefeated in the Central League entering Thursday night.

Maddie Ireland and Super 7 No. 4 Garnet Valley were still undefeated in the Central League entering Thursday night.

Please note that Thursday’s games are not reflected in this week’s Super 7, which runs in the Daily Times on Friday. All Central League squads played Thursday instead of the normal Friday night slate.

So, it’s a weird week, but the Super 7 must go on as scheduled!

After Thursday’s games, this week’s rankings may look funny. A lot can change between now and late Thursday, so keep an open mind.

One game that can go either way is Strath Haven-Marple Newtown. Strath Haven is No. 6 this week, while Marple Newtown is under consideration.

1. Cardinal O’Hara (11-1)

The Lions retain their top spot in Delco despite a 45-28 loss to the country’s best team, according to USA Today. O’Hara gave up only 45 points in their 17-point setback Monday to Neumann-Goretti, which had been averaging 73 points per game.

2. Bonner-Prendergast (8-4)

The Pandas have been bitten by the injury bug. First it was Princess Clemons, then it was Alyssa Monaghan and now it is Shalina Miller, who’s missed the last four games.

3. Archbishop Carroll (9-4)

Winners of five straight games, the Patriots are playing their best basketball of the season. They have impressive wins against Caravel (Del.) and Gloucester Catholic (N.J.) over the next week.

This applies to all three of Delco’s Catholic League teams: the schedule only gets harder beginning next week.

4. Garnet Valley (12-1)

The Jaguars continue to prove they are the best in the Central League, but they have back to back road games with Radnor (Saturday) and Haverford (Tuesday). Fun fact: GV hasn’t lost to a Central League team since Feb. 7, 2013.

5. Episcopal Academy (9-3)

The Churchwomen hit a bump in their schedule, losing to Penn Charter, which could hurt their chances at a three-peat in the Inter-Ac League. They bounced back with a thrilling last-second victory over Baldwin School Tuesday night. Meghan Pickell hit the winning basket.

6. Strath Haven (11-2)

The Panthers are back in the Super 7 after emerging victorious from a four-overtime marathon against Haverford Tuesday night. Katie Fisher dumped in a Delco season-high 39 points.

7. Haverford (11-2)

The Fords saw their 11-game winning streak end in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday night. The Fords have Conestoga (Thursday), Marple Newtown (Saturday) and Garnet Valley (Tuesday) to look forward to.

Honorable Mention

(Teams Listed by Alphabetical Order)

Marple Newtown (10-3)

Notre Dame (6-6)

Penn Wood (6-5)

Radnor (11-2)

Sun Valley (11-2)

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