Times Boys Basketball Top 10

Times Boys Basketball Top 10

2013-12-26T17:00:00Z 2014-06-24T21:07:33Z Times Boys Basketball Top 10 nwitimes.com

(records through Wednesday; last week's rankings in parentheses)

1. Bowman Academy (1) 5-1

The Eagles were an ill-advised alley-oop away from beating mega-power Chicago Simeon on Saturday. Nice win over Clarksville and in Detroit this weekend. Ted Nugent or the Four Tops? Or five?

2. Lake Central (2) 5-1

L.C. will open Saturday against Merrillville in the mini-DAC tourney. So far, so good. After Merrillville, a monster showdown at Indianapolis Tech on Jan. 3.

3. Bishop Noll (3) 6-0

Happy New Year. Some hats and horns adorn a little break, then a huge game at Indianapolis Brebeuf on Jan. 4. No one up here has yet to make Noll sweat yet. Brebeuf will. Might need some deodorant.

4. Chesterton (5) 4-1

Scrooge paid an early visit to the Trojans last week. Senior guard Cole Teal will be out at least a month with a broken clavicle. It's step-up time for Corey Rusboldt and company starting Saturday at Michigan City.

5. Munster (4) 4-2

A young and learning Mustangs team has another big challenge ahead. Today, the 'Stangs take on Mooresville and Columbia City in the Carroll Shootout. Marion is on the other side for defending champ Munster.

6. E.C. Central (6) 5-3

The Cards need a new GPS. If they could pretend they were playing in Indianapolis, they would likely be undefeated. If this trend continues, E.C. should be tough to beat at North Central this weekend. Should.

7. Crown Point (7) 3-1

The 'Dogs' winter nap ends Saturday when they play Portage in the semifinal of the Merrillville Tournament. Winner gets L.C.-Pirates winner. Still not sure how good this team is. But so far, so good. Saturday's big.

8. Lowell (8) 5-1

The Devils kept their streak alive with an overtime win against Portage. After the ball drops in Times Square, Lowell heads south to play in the Caston Shootout. There is a chance to get to the final. Make it happen.

9. Kouts (9) 6-0

The Mustangs rumble New Year's Day with Pioneer, a match-up that looked really good until coach Pat Skaggs left for Logansport and took stud son Carter with him. Oh well, Kouts will get a bigger test when it hosts Lake Station next Friday.

10. Griffith (10) 3-1

The Panthers had a tough opener against South Bend Clay at the Highland Tournament on Thursday. If the 'Cats play well, they can get to the championship. The Clay game is likely the pool decider. Win. Grin.

On the bubble: Andrean (3-3), Hammond (4-3), Lake Station (2-1), LaPorte (5-2), Marquette (5-2), Merrillville (1-3), Michigan City (4-1), Portage (3-2), 21st Century (3-1), Roosevelt (4-4), West Side (3-5).

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