The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

January 21, 2014

Lady Huskies move up; FSHS boys drop down

FAIRMONT — The top three teams in the West Virginia girls’ basketball poll released by the Associated Press Monday remained the same, but there were some shake-ups going down the line. Here’s the breakdown:

LOOKING BACK: The top three teams won all of their games, with No. 1 Westside beating No. 4 Scott and No. 7 PikeView and No. 3 Summers County defeating four teams including No. 7 PikeView. Fairmont Senior also picked up three wins against teams outside the top 10. Scott lost both of their games to Westside and unranked Chapmanville. North Marion won both of their games, with the key win coming against No. 10 Grafton. From there, Sissonville and Lincoln were the only top 10 teams to win all of their games played. Keyser and Clay County each lost a game while Grafton went 1-2.

MOVING UP/FALLING DOWN: The biggest drop of the week belongs to now No. 6 Scott, which fell two places. With that, North Marion moved up from fifth to fourth, which gave way for Lincoln to make the biggest move towards the top, shooting up to fifth. Despite winning their only game, Sissonville dropped a spot to seventh while PikeView, which lost two games to ranked teams, fell just one spot to eighth. Clay County moved up after being tied for 10th last week with Grafton, which fell out of the top 10 and Keyser took over the final spot. Westside, Fairmont Senior and Summers County remain the top three schools in the AA poll after strong weeks.  

BIG 10 TAKEOVER: With the new poll out, three Big 10 Conference teams rest in the top five: Fairmont Senior, North Marion and Lincoln. Fairmont Senior hasn’t lost since their first game of the season, North Marion and Lincoln are on winning streaks of seven and six, respectively. Bridgeport and Robert C. Byrd both sit just outside the top 10, as well.

NO NEW FRIENDS: There were no newcomers to this week’s poll, though last week’s newcomer, Clay County, moved up a spot after beating South Harrison but losing to Nicholas County, who was the first team left off of this week’s poll. The loss to Nicholas County is Clay’s first loss to an unranked opponent all season.

BIG MATCHUPS: There are, again, some big matchups this week, beginning today with No. 2 Fairmont Senior hosting No. 5 Lincoln. No. 6 Scott will also host No. 7 Sissonville today. From there, No. 3 Summers County will play No. 6 Scott on Saturday.

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