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Highlights: No. 14 Homewood-Flossmoor 59, Stagg 32

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Highlights: No. 14 Homewood-Flossmoor 59, Stagg 32

Check out highlights from No. 14 Homewood-Flossmoor's blowout victory over Stagg on Friday night.

NBC Sports Chicago Preps Basketball Power Rankings: Week 9

NBC Sports Chicago Preps Basketball Power Rankings: Week 9

The Power Rankings have more interesting changes in store this week. The top 10 is looking more-and-more like a defined group of teams that might be hard to displace without a significant loss. 

Meanwhile, in the middle of the rankings, more chaos went down as many ranked teams lost during a busy three-day weekend. It means an influx of some new teams, and some old faces, as the rankings saw plenty of changes in the back this week.

1. Curie (21-1) (1) -- Three double-digit wins for the Condors as they continue to blowout the competition.

2. Bloom (18-1) (2) -- Light week for the Blazing Trojans as they prepare for a busy week that includes games against St. Viator, Thornwood and Kankakee.

3. Bogan (19-2) (3) -- The Bengals have ripped off five straight wins since the loss to Curie as they're looking strong once again.

4. Morgan Park (19-3) (4) -- Another great week for the Mustangs with wins in Baltimore and a win over Bolingbrook on Monday. 

5. Whitney Young (17-6) (5) -- Credit the Dolphins for a monster week that included close conference wins over Uplift and North Lawndale as well as a win at Hoophall in Massachusetts.

6. Bolingbrook (14-4) (7) -- Proving themselves as a major contender, the Raiders knocked off Evanston and Homewood-Flossmoor before losing a close one to Morgan Park.

7. Evanston (18-4) (6) -- The Wildkits avenged an earlier loss to Glenbrook South while losing a close nonconference game to Bolingbrook. 

8. Marian Catholic (19-3) (8) -- Losing to a strong out-of-state team in Culver (IN), Marian Catholic also knocked off Naperville North and a team from Ohio.

9. Homewood-Flossmoor (13-5) (9) -- Dropping a game to Bolingbrook, the Vikings are still a major contender who has played a tough schedule. 

10. New Trier (18-3) (15) -- Three wins for the Trevians during the week, including a statement win over DePaul Prep.

11. St. Laurence (19-3) (21) -- Vaulting back up the Power Rankings thanks to recent Catholic League wins over Leo and DePaul, St. Laurence is red hot. 

12. DePaul Prep (13-6, 7-1) (10) -- Dropping a few close games to ranked teams in St. Laurence and New Trier, the Rams will try to bounce back.

13. Geneva (19-1) (16) -- Geneva picked up wins over Naperville North, St. Charles North and East Aurora during an impressive week.

14. St. Rita (15-6) (17) -- Continuing to win and stay atop their division in the Catholic League, St. Rita knocked off Montini. 

15. Lincoln Park (15-6) (18) -- The Lions quietly had two great wins this week after holding off Farragut and then blowing out Bloomington.

16. York (19-3) (20) -- Impressive showing from the Dukes at Wheaton South, as they earned a win over the hosts before a close loss to Rockford East in the title game.

17. Leo (15-5) (22) -- Leo seemed to figure things out after some recent losses with two blowout wins over St. Francis de Sales and Crete-Monee.

18. Orr (15-8) (23) -- The Spartans earned a good conference road win at Lane before falling to a tough out-of-state opponent in Blackhawk Christian (IN). 

19. Providence-St. Mel (16-5) (11) -- Providence-St. Mel remains in the thick of the Catholic League race following a close loss to Mount Carmel. 

20. Benet (16-5) (12) -- Tough stretch for the Red Wings at the Wheaton South event with losses to the hosts and Rockford East on Monday.

21. Stevenson (15-3) (23) -- The winning streak has reached six games for the Patriots following wins over Warren and St. Charles North. 

22. Waukegan (17-4) (NR) -- Quality week from the Bulldogs to get back in the Power Rankings with victories over Zion-Benton and Notre Dame.

23. West Aurora (18-3) (NR) -- Riding an eight-game winning streak, the Blackhawks have gone unbeaten in the Upstate Eight to this point. 

24. St. Viator (16-4) (NR) -- After dropping out of the rankings with some losses following Treyvon Calvin's injury, the Lions are back in as they've looked like a threat once again.

25. Oak Park-River Forest (12-7) (19) -- A triple-overtime win over Downers North was impressive but the Huskies fell the next day to Hillcrest. 

VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

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NBC Sports Chicago

VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

Who wants it more? 

We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland's top prep sports show, in the hands of area basketball fans in our "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week." Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @NBCSPreps crew will cover on Friday. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights and postgame reaction of that game will appear on that night's "High School Lites" broadcast at 11 p.m on NBC Sports Chicago. The show also live streams at www.nbcsportschicago.com/watchlive. High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday on NBC Sports Chicago. We’re going all out for the Northern Lake County Conference this week. 

Which one of the four games below are the most worthy of our coverage?

Grayslake Central at Grant, 7:00 p.m.

Lakes at Grayslake North, 7:00 p.m.

Round Lake at North Chicago, 7:00 p.m.

Wauconda at Antioch, 7:00 p.m.

To participate in the poll, our fans are encouraged to do the following:

— Follow @NBCSPreps on Twitter.
— Note the "pinned Tweet" atop the @NBCSPreps feed. Vote for the game you want us to cover.
— Spread the word!
 
We will make an announcement on @NBCSPreps just after 4 p.m. Thursday with the official results of which game will be covered. And as a reminder, be sure to follow @NBCSPreps for updates on the "Viewers' Choice Game of the week," along with other high school sports news, scores and highlights this season.