Lady Bishops No. 1, Warriors No. 3 in SCBCA polls

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014

JoJo Tompkins (center) and Bishop England sit atop Class 2A girls basketball in the newest SCBCA poll. COURTESY OF BE FLICKR

The Bishop England Lady Bishops sit atop Class 2A basketball, while the Wando boys climbed one spot to No. 3 in Class 4A, according to the latest S.C. Basketball Coaches Association poll released Tuesday.

Bishop England (15-1, 7-0 Region VI) moves to No. 1 after spending nine weeks in the No. 2 slot. Since the last SCBCA poll was released earlier this month, the Lady Bishops have reeled off five straight wins, three in region, by an average margin of 57 points.

Former No. 1 Fairfield Central tumbled down to No. 3 after falling 34-30 to Columbia Jan. 10 at home.

Wando (15-3, 2-0 Region VII) moved up one spot to No. 3 in boys Class 4A. But hours after the poll was released, the Warriors knocked off No. 1 Goose Creek 74-40 at home.

Wando has won three games since the last SCBCA poll by an average margin of 29 points. The Warriors jumped Gaffney, and slid up a spot behind Irmo. Hillcrest fell down from No. 2 to No. 6 with a 69-67 loss at Woodmont Jan. 17.

South Carolina Basketball Coaches Polls

Boys poll

Class AAAA

1. Goose Creek

2. Irmo

3. Wando

4. Gaffney

5. South Pointe

6. Hillcrest

7. Northwestern

8. North Augusta

9. Woodmont

10. Dorman

Class AAA

1. Midland Valley

2. Eastside

3. Travelers Rest

4. North Myrtle Beach

5. Dreher

6. Hartsville

7. Airport

8. Darlington

9. Myrtle Beach

10. Westwood

Class AA

1. Newberry

2. Lake City

3. Lake Marion

4. Keenan

5. Indian Land

6. Mullins

7. Blacksburg

8. Kingstree

9. Battery Creek

10. Dillon

Class A

1. Whale Branch

2. St. Joseph's

3. Greenville Tech

4. Fox Creek

5. Baptist Hill

6. Calhoun Falls

7. Southside Christian

8. Timmonsville

9. CA Johnson

10. Great Falls

Girls poll

Class AAAA

1. Dorman

2. Spring Valley

3. Irmo

4. Goose Creek

5. West Florence

6. Sumter

7. Lancaster

8. Summerville

9. Colleton County

10. Ft. Mill

Class AAA

1. Orangeburg-Wilkinson

2. Lower Richland

3. Daniel

4. Dreher

5. Crestwood

6. Chapin

7. Southside

8. Blue Ridge

9. Hilton Head

10. Palmetto

Class AA

1. Bishop England

2. Dillon

3. Fairfield Central

4. Mullins

5. Kingstree

6. Andrew Jackson

7. Columbia

8. Ninety Six

9. Pendleton

10. Academic Magnet

Class A

1. Hemingway

2. Timmonsville

3. Whale Branch

4. Denmark-Olar

5. Cross

6. Carvers Bay

7. Wagener-Salley

8. Baptist Hill

9. Calhoun Falls

10. Ridge Spring-Monetta

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