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Posted February 4, 2010
Girls’ Super Ten, through Feb. 3

Jeff Linder’s area girls’ basketball Super Ten, through games played Feb. 3:

1. LINN-MAR (18-0)

Offensive average: 63.9. Defensive average: 39.6. Streak: Won 18. Last ranking: 1st. Notable: Has clinched a share of the MVC Valley Division title, and can wrap it up with a win Friday. Bidding to become the first MVC team since Cedar Falls (2000 & 2001) to go unbeaten in the league two straight years. Upcoming schedule: At Cedar Rapids Prairie on Friday, hosts Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Tuesday.

2. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY (15-2)

Offensive average: 62.6. Defensive average: 45.1. Streak: Won 3. Last ranking: 2nd. Notable: Cougars have wrapped up a share of the MVC Mississippi Division and can clinch it outright with a win Thursday. Iowa recruit Jade Rogers is averaging 17.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Upcoming schedule: Hosts Cedar Rapids Xavier on Thursday, hosts Waterloo West on Tuesday.

3. WAUKON (17-1)

Offensive average: 59.3. Defensive average: 38.7. Streak: Won 11. Last ranking: 3rd. Notable: Indians keep winning, but — if scores are any indication — haven’t been as sharp since a 10-day layoff. Won by eight at Charles City, forced to OT by Decorah. Upcoming schedule: Hosts New Hampton on Friday, hosts Crestwood on Tuesday.

4. MARION (17-1)

Offensive average: 63.6. Defensive average: 40.2. Streak: Won 11. Last ranking: 4th. Notable: Indians have wrapped up a share of the Wamac West title, and can claim it solo with a win Friday. Marion has scored 75, 78 and 80 in its last three games. Morgan Paige set a single-game school record with 43 points vs. Benton Community. Upcoming schedule: Hosts Vinton-Shellsburg on Friday, at Clear Creek Amana on Tuesday.

5. CASCADE (18-1)

Offensive average: 42.5. Defensive average: 28.1. Streak: Won 18. Last ranking: 5th. Notable: Cougars enter the postseason ranked No. 1 in 2A by IGHSAU. They’ve wrapped up the Tri-Rivers Conference title and have held their last two opponents to 12 and 20. Upcoming schedule: At Starmont on Friday, hosts Anamosa on Saturday, hosts Bellevue Marquette on Tuesday.

6. IOWA CITY WEST (14-4)

Offensive average: 69.0. Defensive average: 45.9. Streak: Won 3. Last ranking: 6th. Notable: In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year (The Gazette picked them sixth in the division), the Women of Troy probably are going to finish second. The top 4A team in scoring and ranks second to Linn-Mar in shooting at 45.1 percent. Upcoming schedule: At Iowa City High on Friday, at Cedar Falls on Tuesday.

7. CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON (11-6)

Offensive average: 56.5. Defensive average: 50.1. Streak: Won 3. Last ranking: 9th. Notable: A couple of two-point wins over the Iowa City schools have propelled the Warriors on their three-game run. Likely to be the Valley Division runner-up, though the remaining schedule is rough. Upcoming schedule: Hosts Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Friday, hosts Cedar Rapids Xavier on Tuesday.

8. CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER (12-6)

Offensive average: 48.2. Defensive average: 37.6. Streak: Won 1. Last ranking: 7th. Notable: Final three games are against teams with winning records, and all are away from Thillen Gym. Jessica Gansen scored 10 of her 25 points this season against Linn-Mar. Upcoming schedule: At Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Thursday, at Cedar Rapids Washington on Monday.

9. MFL MAR MAC (16-3)

Offensive average: 52.3. Defensive average: 32.9. Streak: Won 10. Last ranking: 10th. Notable: Upper Iowa Conference win streak stands at 67 games. Bulldogs are a three-girl scoring show — Chelsey Lamker (13.4 ppg), Kellie Wagner (13.1 ppg) and MaKenna Snitker (11.0 ppg). Lamker is shooting 42 percent from distance. Upcoming schedule: At Clayton Ridge on Friday, at West Central on Monday.

10. MOUNT VERNON (16-3)

Offensive average: 55.7. Defensive average: 38.0. Streak: Won 3. Last ranking: Not rated. Notable: Think the Mustangs are a handful now? Wait until 2010-11, when they have six of their top seven scorers back. Liz Skotowski leads the team in scoring while Amanda Platte shoots 59 percent from the floor. Upcoming schedule: Hosts Western Dubuque on Friday, at Maquoketa on Tuesday.

CLASS-BY-CLASS

Class 4A: 1. Linn-Mar (18-0), 2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (15-2), 3. Iowa City West (14-4), 4. Cedar Rapids Washington (11-6), Cedar Rapids Xavier (12-6).

Class 3A: 1. Waukon (17-1), 2. Marion (17-1), 3. Washington, Iowa (14-3), 4. Anamosa (13-4), 5. Union (13-5).

Class 2A: 1. Cascade (18-1), 2. MFL MarMac (16-3), 3. Mount Vernon (16-3), 4. Maquoketa Valley (17-3), 5. Monticello (15-6).

Class 1A: 1. Valley Community (16-2), 2. Lone Tree (14-6), 3. Highland (14-6), 4. Midland (13-6), 5. Keota (10-9).

2 Responses to Girls’ Super Ten, through Feb. 3

  1. Not sure if the Indians are worthy or not of the ranking…. They seem like a team that could trip up early or maybe even win it all, should be an interesting tournament in 3A

  2. Are you talking Marion or Waukon?

    If you’re talking Waukon, those Indians probably are going to get a BIG break in the line pairings. If it all pans out the way logic would say, Waukon would only have to play ONE of what I would consider the three best teams in 3A (Heelan, Assumption and Ballard), and that wouldn’t be until the state final.

    On the other hand, yes, they could get tripped early. Decorah first round will be tricky. Whoever they see in the regional final will be a challenge, and it really could be any of the four on that bottom side, though Maquoketa would be the least likely. They’d have to find an answer for DeWitt’s point guard; I think Halvorson and Keitel will be a good matchup inside.

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