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IHSA Preps Girls Basketball AP Poll

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Associated Press

IHSA Preps Girls Basketball AP Poll

Here are the rankings of Illinois high school girls basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:


Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Maine West (4) 7-0 40 -
2. Homewood-Flossmoor 4-1 28 -
3. Marist 4-0 22 -
4. Edwardsville 6-0 20 -
5. Benet 6-0 18 -
6. Fremd 4-0 16 -
7. Lincoln-Way West 0-2 14 -
8. Whitney Young 0-0 12 -
9.  Thornwood 4-1 9 -
10. Geneva 5-0 8 -

Others receiving votes: Lincoln-Way Central 7, Mother McAuley 6, Hersey 5, Lincoln-Way East 4, Moline 3, Argo 3, Lake Park 2, Normal West 2, Dundee-Crown 1.
 

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Morton (4) 5-0 40 -
2. Kankakee 7-0 29 -
3. Rich South 7-0 26 -
4. Bethalto Civic Memorial 6-0 23 -
5. Montini 6-0 18 -
6. Richwoods 3-3 14 -
7. Peoria Central 5-1 12 -
8. Nazareth 4-1 11 -
9. Burlington Central 5-1 10 -
10.  Glenbard South  2-2 8 -

Others receiving votes: Marian Catholic 7, Sacred Heart-Griffin 7, Sandwich 4, Rock Island 4, Geneseo 4, Washington 2, Boylan Catholic 1.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Chicago Marshall (5) 2-1 50 -
2. Teutopolis 5-1 41 -
3. Carterville 6-1 32 -
4. Lisle 7-0 24 -
5.  Riverdale 4-0 16 -
6. Harrisburg 7-0 14 -
7. Bismarck-Henning Rossville Alvin 6-0 13 -
8. Walther Christian 4-1 12 -
9. Sullivan 4-1 11 -
10. Piasa Southwestern 7-0 10 -

Others receiving votes: Hillsboro 7, Monmouth-Roseville 7, Knoxville 6, Illini West Carthage 6, Watseka 5, Prairie Central 4, St. Joseph-Ogden 4, Tolono Unity 1, Hamilton County 1, Eureka 1.


Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lanark Eastland (3) 7-0 56 -
2. Lewistown (3) 7-0 48 -
3.  Amboy 6-0 37 -
4.  Aquin 7-0 29 -
5. Illini Bluffs 5-1 24 -
T-6. Marissa 5-0 23 -
T-6. Jacksonville Routt 8-0 23 -
8. Altamont 6-0 21 -
9.  Gardner-South Wilmington 6-0 20 -
10. Shiloh 4-1 12 -

Others receiving votes: Carrollton 11, Goreville 10, Hope 4, Concord Triopia 4, Brimfield 4, Stockton 2, Dakota 1, Colfax Ridgeview 1.

Breaking: NIU adds it's first 2021 commitment

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NBC SPORTS CHICAGO

Breaking: NIU adds it's first 2021 commitment

Northern Illinois head coach Thomas Hammock was able to get an early start on the Huskies Class of 2021 as Solorio junior S/WR Brian Whitsey (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) was extended a scholarship offer today at the Huskies Junior Day recruiting event and later gave the Huskies his verbal commitment. 

"I visited NIU today for the Junior Day and NIU has been recruiting me since my sophomore year," Whitsey said. "After being at NIU and getting to know everyone better, I just feel like NIU is where I belong so I committed."

Whitsey, who was also drawing early recruiting attention from the likes of Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Eastern Illinois, Illinois and SIU discusses what stands out to him about NIU after his Junior Day visit.

"NIU has a great coaching staff. I also like the direction of the program and they have been a winning program for the most part over the last several years. I just feel that NIU has a lot to offer and that it's the best fit and the best place for me. That's why I decided to commit early."

Whitsey is the first known verbal commitment for NIU in the Class of 202.

High School Lites basketbal roundup: Week 7

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NBC SPORTS CHICAGO

High School Lites basketbal roundup: Week 7

Check out our high school hoops highlights from some of the best games around the state, and be sure to follow @NBCSPREPS for all of the latest scores, highlights, and analysis

Windy City Legends: Candace Parker

Athlete of the Week: Lake Park West's Darrione Rodgers

Team of the Week: Saint Viator hockey

Highlights: Sandburg 63, Stagg 56

Highlights: Marist 57, St. Rita 46

Highlights: Benet 55, St. Charles East 44

Highlights: Morton 67, Leyden 55

Highlights: Sycamore 53, Kaneland 47

Mid-week Mixtape:  Thornton 55, Homewood-Flossmoor 43

Highlights: Buffalo Grove 80, Rolling Meadows 70

Highlights: Senn 73, Amundsen 67

Highlights: Clark 74, Crane 57

Highlights: Whitney Young 80, North Lawndale 41

Highlights Bolingbrook 79, Lincoln-Way East 66