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February 18, 2014

Lady Polar Bears, Lady Huskies headline poll

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FAIRMONT — oooooo

On the boys’ side, many things stayed the same, with Fairmont Senior on the outside looking in. Here’s the breakdown:

LOOKING BACK: The top four teams all managed to win all of their games while Westside dropped two tough games at the end of the week to top-ranked Robert C. Byrd along with Fairmont Senior, which sits just on the outside the top 10. Chapmanville lost its only game of the week to No. 2 Poca, while the bottom two teams won their only games.

MOVING UP/FALLING DOWN: There were minor moves in the poll this week. With its two losses, Westside fell from fifth to seventh, shifting Bridgeport and Petersburg up in between at fifth and sixth. After Chapmanville lost to Poca, it dropped from eighth into a tie with Roane County for ninth/tenth. Scott also moved up from ninth to eighth.

SEARCHING FOR WINS: Fairmont Senior was left out despite a big week of wins. The Polar Bears beat then-No. 5 Westside with career nights from three guards. The win came just a few days after Fairmont Senior won with a buzzer-beater over rival East Fairmont. They’re currently sitting just outside the top 10 with 14 votes. One would have thought that a win over the fifth-ranked team would’ve put them back into the poll. Coming up, the Polar Bears have some work to do to make a solid case for the postseason.

BIG MATCHUPS: According to its WVSSAC schedule, RCB has the week off. No. 3 Bluefield will play No. 8 Scott. Other than that, top-ranked teams will be playing lesser opponents, setting up some potential upsets.

Email Matt Welch at mwelch@timeswv.com or follow on Twitter @MattWelch_TWV.

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