Courtside View – Week 4 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

St Elizabeth Julius Wright attempts a shot against Salesianum, photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

It was a great week of basketball on the boys side last week filled with a pair of top 5 games plus a lot of upsets/  


The Smyrna Eagles are off to a great start this year including a pair of Henlopen North wins.  They are 5-2 overall after having a 3-17 record last year.  They have three straight at home including Cape Henlopen on Tuesday.  That game will be livestreamed on Delaware Live and the Vikings won their first meeting 61-44 on December 12th. 


Wilmington Friends won the Quaker Classic over the weekend by defeating Glasgow 43-36.  Joey Winchell led the Quakers with  15 points and Ryan Tattersall added 14 points.  They improved to 4-2 on the season and have two road conference games coming up this week., 


There are 4 undefeated teams left in the state and 2 of them reside in the Henlopen South.  Seaford and Lake Forest are both 7-0 and will meet in Seaford on January 16th.  St Elizabeth’s and Odessa are the other 2 teams.


Here is the new top 10 for this week voted by our Delaware Live Crew.


No. 1 St Elizabeth’s (7-0)(LW No. 2)  The Vikings beat FSMA abd then No. 1 Sallies 84-77 last week.  The Vikings host Conrad on Thursday night.


No, 2  Sallies (4-5)(LW No. 1 The Sals went 1-1 last week winning at Malvern Prep (PA) before losing to St Eizabeth’s.  The Sals are finally home for the first time in over 4 weeks when they play No. 5 William Penn on Tuesday.


No.3 Dover (6-1)(LW No. 3)  The Senatorswent 2-0 with wins over Polytech and Sanford  They have a pair of road games this week as they face Sussex Central on Tuesday and Sussex Tech on Thursday.


No.4 Middletown (3-3)(LW No. 4)  The Cavs defeated St Georges Tech last week.  They host Howard on Tuesday and Newark on Thursday


No. 5 Wiliam Penn (4-2)(LW No. 7)   They won a pair of games last week over Appoquinimink and Tower Hill.  They are at No. 2 Sallies on Tuesday and host Delcastle on Thursday.


No. 6 Sanford (4-3)(LW No. 6) The Warriors ;ost a tough one to No. 3 Dover 61-59 last week.  They host Tower Hill on Tuesday and travel to St Andrew’s on Friday. 


No. 7  Odessa (8-0)(LW No. 9)  The Ducks defeated Newark in its first Blue Hen  Flight A game.  They are at Red Lion on Tuesday and host Christiana on Thursday.


No. 8 Lake Forest (7-0)(LW Unranked)  The Spartans beat Sussex Academy last week.  They host a pair of hames this week as they face Delmar on Tuesday and ECHS on Thursday.


No. 9) Mount Pleasant (8-2)(LW Unranked)  The Green Knights defeated Caravel last week.  They host St Georges Tech on Thursday.

No. 10 Saint Mark’s (9-1)(LW No. 10))  The Spartans defeated Laurel last week.  They host Christiana on Tuesday.

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