Courtside View – Week 5 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHigh Schools, Sports

St Elizabeths basketball Aiden Tobiason attempts a shot during a game, photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Last week saw a couple days of games canceled due to heavy winds and rain.  This week has potential for some snow  so make sure to check the schedule before you head to the gym.


The Smyrna Eagles defeated Caesar Rodney last week in a matchup of much improved Henlopen North teams.  The Eagles improved to 4-0 at home and 7-2 overall.  The Riders are at 6-4 on the season.


Dover has a pair of tough road games this week in Smyrna and St Elizabeth’s.  The Senators tough non conference schedule this year has them on the road at 3 teams ranked in the top 10 and this week it takes them to top ranked St Elizabeth;s  


We have a battle of unbeatens as 8-0 Lake Forest travels to 8-0 Seaford on Tuesday in a big Henlopen South game.  Seaford is averaging 71.5 PPG while Lake Forest is averaging 67.9.  Get to Seaford early 


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


No. 1 St Elizabeth’s (8-0)(LW No. 1)  The Vikings beat Conrad in conference play.  They travel to Saint Mark’s on Tuesday and Wilmington Charter on Thursday.  They host No. 3 Dover on Saturday at 12:30 on Delaware Live


No, 2  Sallies (5-5)(LW No. 2) The Sals beat William Penn in their first home game in 35 days.  They host Howard on Tuesday then travel to Washington DC to take part in a tournament hosted by the Washington Wizards over the weekend.


No.3 Dover (7-1)(LW No. 3)  The Senators defeated Sussex Tech last week. They travel to Smyrna on Tuesday, host Milford on Thursday, and travel to No. 1 Dover on Saturday.


No.4 Middletown (5-3)(LW No. 4)  The Cavs defeated Newark last week.  They travel to Appoquinimink on Friday.


No. 5 Wiliam Penn (4-3)(LW No. 5)   They lost to No. 2 Sallies las week.  They host Hodgson on Tuesday and Mount Pleasant on Friday 


No. 6 Sanford (6-3)(LW No. 6) The Warriors picked up a pair of conference wins over St Andrew’s and Tower Hill.  They host Wilmington Christian on Friday.


No. 7  Odessa (9-0)(LW No. 7)  The Ducks defeated Christiana last week.  They host Wilmington Charter on Tuesday, travel to Red Lion on Thursday and Delcastle on Friday.


No. 8 Lake Forest (8-0)(Lw No. 8)

The Spartans beat ECHS last week to remain unbeaten.  They have 3 road games this week Seaford Tuesday, Laurel on Thursday, and Archmere on Saturday.


No. 9) Mount Pleasant (9-2)(LW No. 9)  The Green Knights defeated St Georges Tech last week.  They host Appoquinimink on Tuesday and travel to William Penn on Friday.

No. 10 Saint Mark’s (9-1)(LW No. 10))  The Spartans did not play last week.  They host No. 1 St Elizabeth’s on Tuesday

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