TIMES TOP FIVE

The Times Illinois Top 5 girls and boys basketball teams

2013-12-19T19:00:00Z 2013-12-26T15:00:07Z The Times Illinois Top 5 girls and boys basketball teamsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 19, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

(Previous poll position in parentheses)

Records through Wednesday

GIRLS

1. Homewood-Flossmoor 5-0 (2)

A trip to Chandler, Ariz for the Nike Tournament of Champions will be a good test for the Vikings.

2. Marian Catholic 8-2 (1)

The Spartans lost a tough one Saturday to Fremd, but face Neuqua Valley on Saturday for Oswego Invitational championship. Then it's a tough Montini tourney. Their schedule doesn't allow for much error.

3. Crete-Monee 8-2 (3)

The Warriors used some tough defense and patience in a win over Rich Central.

4. T.F. South 5-1 (4)

A tough group of kids who love the game. They could win the Bradley tourney if they play together.

5. Beecher 9-4 (NR)

The Ladycats are getting team play and that is a big part of their success.

BOYS

1. Marian Catholic 4-1 (1)

Two weeks off and a big game with Benet Academy tonight and then T.F. North at the Crete-Monee Shootout.

2. Mount Carmel 7-2 (2)

David Nichols and Montana Byrd have been big-time scorers. A Catholic League game at St. Francis de Sales tonight, then No. 3 Thornwood at the Crete-Monee Shootout on Saturday.

3. Thornwood 6-2 (NR)

The Thunderbirds have played well and Donte Thomas has put up the points. They take on No. 2 Mount Carmel on Saturday.

4. Crete-Monee 6-2 (NR)

The Warriors topped Kankakee and Clemente and take on Lincoln-Way East in their own shootout Saturday. Brandon Johnson, Tyler Williams and Natron Long have been very productive.

5. T.F. North 3-0 (NR)

The Meteors are young and face a stiff test tonight with Richards coming to Calumet City, then Phillips and No. 1 Marian Catholic on Saturday.

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