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High school girls basketball: Longest all-time winning streaks - HIGHSCORE
High school girls basketball: Longest all-time winning streaks
The past two seasons have seen the end of some of the more amazing winning streaks in girls high school basketball history. Yet, the most amazing part might be that none of them even came close to breaking the overall national record.

Central Plains (Claflin, Kan.) had its streak of 138 wins end last December while Martins Mill (Ben Wheeler, Texas) had a streak of 116 wins end last winter. Strafford (Mo.) had a streak of 123 wins end in 2019. However, none of them came within 80 wins of the all-time record of 218, set by Baskin (La.) between 1947 and 1953. Even more incredible, following the loss that ended its streak, Baskin won 71 more games. That's a mark of 289-1.

MaxPreps has put together a list of girls basketball win streaks of 50 or more games. While boys basketball has just seven streaks of 100 or more games, girls basketball has 34. The team with the longest current list is Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.), which stands at 74.

The list for consecutive wins includes all games, not just regular season or league wins. If there are any corrections or additions to the list, please e-mail Kevin Askeland at [email protected]

Sources for the list include the NFHS record book, luckyshow.org website by Paul Luchter, state association websites, Cal-Hi Sports Almanac by Mark and Nelson Tennis, MaxPreps team pages and research via newspapers.com.
Martins Mill had its 116-game win streak snapped last winter. The streak ranks 13th on the all-time list.
File photo by Kenneth Toso
Martins Mill had its 116-game win streak snapped last winter. The streak ranks 13th on the all-time list.
Top 50 girls basketball win streaks

1.   218 — Baskin (La.), 1947-53
2.   154 — Monetta (S.C.), 1933-40
2.   154 — Hanover (Mass.), 1965-75
4.   138 — Central Plains (Claflin, Kan.), 2015-2020
5.   134 — Duncanville (Texas), 1987-91
5.   134 — Taylor County (Butler, Ga.), 1968-72
7.   126 — Marked Tree (Marked Tree, Ark.), 1940s
8.   123 — Strafford (Mo.), 2016-2019
9.   122 — Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.), 1976-81
10.  120 — Nashua North (Nashua, N.H.), 1984-89
10.  120 — Fairfield (Fairfield, Mont.), 2010-2015
12.  118 — Baxley (Ga.), 1946-48
13.  116 — Martins Mill (Ben Wheeler, Texas), 2017-20
14.  111 — Guardian Angels Central Catholic (West Point, Neb.), 2001-06
14.  111 — Roosevelt (Sioux Falls, S.D.), 1997-2001
16.  110 — Shelbyville Central (Shelbyville, Tenn.), 1988-91
17.  109 — Ayr (N.D.), 1938-43
18.  108 — West Holmes (Millersburg, Ohio), 1984-86
18.  108 — The Academy of the Holy Cross (Kensington, Md.), 1978-81
20.  107 — Williamstown (Williamstown, Vt.), 1947-56
20.  107 — Bailey (N.C.), 1957-64
20.  107 — Hoxie (Kan.), to 2016
23.  106 — MIdway (S.C.), 1952-59
23.  106 — Mountain View (Orem, Utah), 1997-2001
25.  105 — Summers County (Hinton, W. Va.), 2008-12
25.  105 — Duncanville (Texas), 2011-2014
25.  105 — Marion (S.C.), 1955-62
28.  104 — East Rutherford (NJ), 1926 to 1933
28.  104 — Seward (Neb.), 2008-12
30.  102 — Henderson Collegiate (Henderson, N.C.), to 1945
30.  102 — Marshfield (Mo.), 1987-90
32.  101 — Wakonda (SD), 1987-1991
32.  101 — Ribault (Jacksonville, Fla.), 2000-2003
34.  100 — Pillow Academy (Greenwood, Miss.), 1972-75
35.    99 — Middleton (Idaho), 2009-13
36.    98 — Byng (Ada, Okla.), 1936-39
37.    97 — China (Texas), 1942-45
38.    96 — Blackville-Hilda (Blackville, S.C.), 1985-89
38.    96 — Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg, Vt.), 2012-16
40.    95 — Sandy Creek (Fairfield, Neb.), 1997-2000
41.    92 — Pius XI Catholic (Milwaukee), 1988-91
41.    92 — Hollywood (SC), 1947-49
43.    91 — Little River (Kan.), 1994-98
44.    90 — Charles D. Owen (Black Mountain, N.C.), 1965-69
44.    90 — Bradley Central (Cleveland, Tenn.), 1974-77
46.    87 — Chambers (Neb.), 1993-97
46.    87 — Bowman Academy (Bowman, S.C.), 1977-81
48.    86 — Van Buren (Van Buren, Ark.), 1942-46
48.    86 — Lauderdale County (Rogersville, Ala.), 2013-15
48.    86 — Reed (Sparks, Nev.), 1990-93

84 straight games
Trinity Heights (La.), to 1981
Poly (Riverside, Calif.) 1980-82
Millbrook (Winchester, Va.), 2010-13

83 straight games
Gentry (Indianola, Miss.), 2007-2008
Winnacunnet (Hampton, N.H.), to 2011

81 straight games
Cambridge (Cambridge, Neb.), 1992-96
Ben Davis (Indianapolis), 2008-11

80 straight games
Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, Calif.), 1992-94

79 straight games
Joseph (Ore.), 1983
Colton (Wash.), 2013-16

78 straight games
McClave (Colo.), 2006-009
Carney-Nadeau (Carney, Mich.), 1989-91
Fosston (Minn.), 1999-2002
Northeast Nodaway (Ravenwood, Mo.), 1976-79
Haysi (Va.), 1947 to 1951

77 straight games
Kit Carson (Kit Carson, Colo.), 2016-2019
Eldorado (Albuquerque), 1985-88
Eagle Rock (Va.), 1955-59

76 straight games
Reno (RNev.), 1980-82
Poquoson (Va.), 1975-77
Pittsford (Mich.), 2015-18
Cuba City (Wis.), 2005-08
Shanley (Fargo, N.D.), 2014-17

75 straight games
Oregon City (Ore.), to 1997
Black Hawk (South Wayne, Wis.), 2018-21
Northern (Flint, Mich.), 1978-81
South Greene (Greeneville, Tenn.), 1990-93

74 straight games
Eldorado (Albuquerque), 1983-85
Point Loma (San Diego), 1985-88
Bishop Machebeuf (Denver), 1980-83
Aldie (Va.), 1924-28
Oxbow (Bradford, Vt.), 1984-87
Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.), 2018-present

73 straight games
Gray-New Gloucester (Gray, Maine), 1947-50
Laurel County (London, Ky.), 1978-80
Miller (S.D.), 1990-93
Bergtraum (New York, N.Y.), 2006-09

72 straight games
Great Falls (Mont.), 1980-83
Athens (Ala.), 2001-03
St. Joseph's Academy (St. Louis), 1991-94

71 straight games
Baskin (La.), 1953-?
Northern (Flint, Mich.), 1994-96

70 straight games
Pius XI Catholic (Milwaukee), 1984-87
SouthWest Edgecombe (Pinetops, N.C.), 1981-82
Towson (Md.), 1983-85

69 straight games
Eldorado (Albuquerque), 1979-82
Yazoo County (Yazoo City, Miss.), 1998-2000
Richey (Mont.), 1999-02
Nazareth (Texas), 1983-85

68 straight games
Florien (La.), 1990-91
Milan (Tenn.), to March 1962
Deshler (Tuscumbia, Ala.), 2015-17
Sangre de Cristo (Mosca, Colo.), 1983-86
Lincoln (Warren, Mich.), 2011-13
Kingsley (Kingsley, Mich.), 1940-50

67 straight games
Jefferson (SD), 1978-80
Barneveld (Wis.), 1998-00
Leland (Mich.), 1980-82
Northwestern (Mendon, Mo.), 1954-57
Waterville (Maine), 2006-09

66 straight games
Canyon (Texas), 1977-78
St. Cecilia (Hastings, Neb.), 1977-79

65 straight games
Neptune (N.J.), to 1968
Brea Olinda (Brea, Calif.), 1993-94
Maine West (Des Plaines, Ill.), 1987-89

64 straight games
McIntosh (McIntosh, Ala.), 2006-08
Chartiers Valley (Bridgeville, Pa.), 2018-21
Panguitch (Utah), 2013-16

63 straight games
Richwoods (Peoria, Ill.), 1982-84
Bishop Ryan (Minot, N.D.), 2012-14
Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.), 2014-16

62 straight games
Bath (Lima, Ohio), 1972-76
Mathews (Vienna, Ohio), to 1987
T.R. Miller (Brewton, Ala.), 1994-96
Hartselle (Ala.), 1984-86
Seymour (Conn.), 1996-99
Westbrook (Conn.), 1984-86
Regina Dominican (Wilmette, Ill.), 1973-77
Durand (Wis.), 1985-87
Mendocino (Calif.), 1979-82
Point Loma (Calif.), 1983-85

61 straight games
Braintree (Mass.), 2014-16
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (New Richland, Minn.), 2012-14
Checotah (Okla.), 1946-48
Cuba City (Wis.), 2014-16
Gibbon (Gibbon, Neb.), 1987-90
Carson (Carson City, Nev.), 1988-90
Philomath (Ore.), 1985-87
York Catholic (York, Pa.), to 2008
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (San Francisco), 2007-08

60 straight games
Garnavillo (Iowa) to 1954
Lincoln (East St. Louis, Ill.), 1979-81
Jefferson (Conception Junction, Mo.), 1988-89
Sutherlin (Sutherlin, Ore.), 2014-16
North Hopkins (Sulphur Springs, Texas), 1959-1960 (possibly longer)

59 straight games
Kalida (Ohio), 1986-89
Orrum (N.C.), 1984-85
North Little Rock (Ark.), 2009-11

58 straight games
Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 1981-83
Deshler (Tuscumbia, Ala.), 2006-07
Powers Catholic (Flint, Mich.), 2000-02
Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.), 1981-84
Nativity BVM (Pottsville, Pa.), 1977-79
Norwich Free Academy (Norwich, Conn.), 1995-98
Newell-Fonda (Newell, Iowa), 2018-2020

57 straight games
Elko (Nev.), 1982-84
Grand Haven (Mich.), 2011-14
Crofton (Neb.), 2013-16
Cranberry Area (Seneca, Pa.), 1994-96
Thatcher (Ariz.), 2000-02
Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.), 2005-06
Fort Wayne Northrop (Fort Wayne, Ind.), 1985-87
Holy Cross (Waterbury, Conn.), 2006-08

56 straight games
Nixyaawii Community (Pendleton, Ore.), 2016-18
Lourdes (Rochester, Minn.), 1989-91
North Catholic (Cranberry Township, Pa.), 1987-89
Lakeside (Seattle), 1991-92
Kamiakin (Wash.), 1999-2000
Central Valley (Spokane Valley, Wash.), 2000-01

55 straight games
Bedford North Lawrence (Bedford, Ind.), 1990-92
Lowell (Mass.), 1903-06
Lake Providence (La.), to 1962
Cheraw (Colo.), 1998-2000
Mountain View (Orem, Utah), 1995-97
Limon (Colo.), 2004-07
Annawan (Ill.), 2016-18
Kearney Catholic (Kearney, Neb.), 1984-86
Brea Olinda (Brea, Calif.), 1988-90
Chandler (Ariz.), 1981-83
Martinsville (Ind.), 1996-98

54 straight games
Celeste (Texas), 1991-92
Chicago Marshall (Chicago), to 1983
Southeast (Wichita, Kan.), 1986-88
Neillsville (Neillsville, Wis.), 2011-13
Reed Point/Rapelje (Reed Point, Mont.), 2004-06
Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.), 2005-07

53 straight games
Iota (La.), 2006-08
Valley (Pine Grove, W. Va.), 1953-59
Wilbur Cross (New Haven, Conn.), 1978-80
Luxemburg-Casco (Luxemburg, Wis.), 1991-93
Norwich Free Academy (Norwich, Conn.), 1998-2000
Storden-Jeffers (Minn.), 1988-90
North Branford (Conn.), 1986-88

52 straight games
Anchorage Christian (Anchorage, Alaska), 2018-2020
Lakeland (Minocqua, Wis.), 1991-93
Flambeau (Tony, Wis.), 1999-01
New Bloomfield (Mo.), 1987-88
Thomasville (N.C.), 2002-04
Pleasant Valley (Chico, Calif.), 1984-86
Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), 2016-18
Plain Dealing Academy (La.), 1970s

51 straight games
Three Forks (Mont.), 1977-80
South Sioux City (Neb.), 1994-97
St. Francis (Humphrey, Neb.), 2005-07
Lower Richland (Hopkins, S.C.), 2008-09

50 straight games
Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.), 1980-82
Sterling (Ill.), 1976-78
Reserve (N.M.), 1970-73
Dietrich (Idaho), 2011-13
Norland (Miami), 2008-10

High school basketball: No. 1 girls prospect Azzi Fudd commits to UConn - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: No. 1 girls prospect Azzi Fudd commits to UConn
St. John's (Washington, D.C.) high school basketball star Azzi Fudd, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Hoopgurlz/espnW Top 100, has signed with UConn. The senior guard announced her commitment to the program Wednesday morning – the first day of the national signing period – and the Huskies made it official with a social media post a short while after.

"They make good players great," Fudd said of her college choice. "I realized that to reach my goals and be the player I was trying to be, UConn was the place."
The 5-foot-11 Fudd was the first sophomore to be named the MaxPreps Player of the Year in 2019, averaging 26.3 points per game in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

Her junior season wasn't quite the follow-up she was hoping for as she recovered from a torn ACL. Fudd did return to the court, but wasn't fully healthy until late in the year when she once again began to dominate.

Fudd is much more than just a scorer. Her high school coach, Jonathan Scribner, has described her as "a silent assassin. She's not demonstrative – she just methodically destroys you."

He also feels she's an exceptional defense player, but don't think it's a coach overrating his own player – college coaches and rating services have raved about her talent since she was in middle school.

Fudd chose UConn over UCLA in what she described as a back and forth process.

"I do not like to make decisions, so I kind of elongated the process," Fudd said. "Finally I sat down and made a list of pros and cons for UCLA and UConn – and UConn was the winner."

When she arrives in Storrs next fall, she will join a young UConn team (six players are freshmen this season and there are no seniors on the roster), but is still expected to have an immediate impact on one of the best teams in the country.
Azzi Fudd in action against Sidwell Friends last March.
Photo by Phil Peters
Azzi Fudd in action against Sidwell Friends last March.
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns - HIGHSCORE
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns
Video: High school football in the spring?
Steve Montoya discusses possibility on CBS Sports HQ.

Iowa is the only state currently playing high school sports as its summer baseball and softball seasons are in progress and two weeks away from the postseason.

An ESPN report from Elizabeth Merrill over the weekend indicated that ongoing action in the Hawkeye State hasn't been untouched by coronavirus, however.

Merrill reports that 25 of 338 baseball teams and 20 softball teams have encountered some type of exposure to COVID-19.

The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday that the state's top-ranked Class 4A baseball team, Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines), has ended its season after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19.

The school's softball team is also ending its season.

MaxPreps was on hand June 15 as the season got underway a month later than originally scheduled. Those initial baseball and softball contests in Iowa were the first high school sports events since the pandemic shut things down in March.
A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
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A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
2020 HIGHSCORE High School Volleyball All-America Team - HIGHSCORE
2020 MaxPreps High School Volleyball All-America Team
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized excellence in high school sports. This year's MaxPreps High School Volleyball All-America Team is a collection of 46 of the game's best.

Most are state champions, many are repeat All-America selections and all exemplify the drive and determination to be the best at their craft on the court.

The choices on the first and second teams all navigated an unprecedented season and all look to play at the next level. Given that some states are either gearing up to play in the spring or deciding if a season is safe, this list will feature additional players at the end of those seasons.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
First Team

Hitters

Ally Batenhorst | Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas) | Sr.
The 6-foot-4 Nebraska-bound hitter pounded 574 kills while adding 371 digs and 548 serve receives, 33 blocks and 32 aces as the Spartans went 25-1 and captured the Texas 6A title.

Parker Bracken | Jackson Academy (Jackson, Miss.) | Sr.
Headed to LSU for beach volleyball, the state's all-time kills leader notched 473 this season with 330 digs and 324 receives. The 5-10 Bracken added 107 aces and 33 blocks as the Raiders captured the MAIS title.

Cecily Bramschreiber | Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas) | Sr.
The Dallas Morning News Player of the Year led the Leopards to a 26-0 mark en route to the Texas 5A title. The TCU-bound hitter posted 257 kills with 235 digs with 30 blocks and 21 aces.

Atlantis Clendenin | Parke Heritage (Rockville, Ind.) | Sr.
Added 688 kills to her 2,256 career total in a 24-7 season for the Wolves. Headed to IUPUI, she added 295 digs, 159 aces and 21 blocks.

Kaylee Cox | Flower Mound (Texas) | Sr.
Headed to Missouri, Cox led the Jaguars with 366 kills on the way to earning Dallas Morning News Hitter of the Year honors. She added 344 digs, 41 aces and 30 blocks for 23-2 Flower Mound. Cox helped the Jags to a 107-13 mark from her sophomore season on.

Carly Hendrickson | Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) | Jr.
The Florida commit helped the Cougars to an Ohio Division I title and 23-2 mark, posting 512 kills with 93 digs, 35 aces and 30 blocks.

Ali Hornung | Providence (Clarksville, Ind.) | Sr.
The six-rotation player did it all for the 23-7 Pioneers, dropping 446 kills with 368 digs. The Purdue-bound ended her Providence career with 1,734 kills.

Ngozi Iloh | McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.) | Sr.
The future Duke Blue Devil notched 5252 kills with 123 digs and 41 aces for the Chiefs. The 5A Player of the Year, Iloh helped McIntosh to a 33-1 mark in 2020 and its fourth straight state crown.

Lindsay Krause | Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.) | Sr.
The six-rotation player will stay in state and play for a Cornhuskers team loaded with top recruits. In 2020, the state Player of the Year led the 35-1 Skyhawks to a Class B title with 432 kills while hitting nearly 48 percent. She added 243 digs, 260 receives and 88 aces.

Mya Larson | Wahoo (Neb.) | Jr.
Leading the 35-0 Warriors to a C1 state title, the two-time Super State selection hit at 41 percent with 532 kills and 400 digs. She added 51 aces and 30 blocks.

Rya McKinnon | Hoover (Ala.) | Sr.
The Louisville-bound hitter was AL.com's Player of the Year and pasted 599 kills. She added 281 digs and 51 aces as the Buccaneers went 52-1 on the road to a 7A title.

Jenna Reitsma | Lowell (Mich.) | Sr.
A Michigan Miss Volleyball finalist, the Marquette pledge posted an eye-popping 897 kills while hitting at 31 percent for the 35-5 Red Arrows. She added 429 digs, 63 aces and 43 blocks as Lowell finished runner-up in the Division 1 bracket.

Mabrey Shaffmaster | New Castle (Ind.) | Sr.
The 6-1 hitter is headed to North Carolina, but MaxPreps Freshman and Sophomore of the Year ended her prep career with 469 kills, 445 receives, 278 digs and 53 aces.

Setters

Julia Bishop | Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.) | Sr.
Michigan's Miss Volleyball averaged 10.4 assists per set, the Marlins' star dished up 1,013 in total. She added 120 kills, 192 digs and 68 aces as Mercy went 33-2. In four seasons, Bishop finished with 5, 575 assists, third-most in state history.

Clara Brower | The Woodlands (Texas) | Sr.
The Houston Chronicle Setter of the Year led the Highlanders to a 23-4 mark, dishing up 891 assists, 314 digs and added 135 kills. The Georgia-bound Brower also tallied 55 aces.

Allie Gray | Skutt Catholic | Sr.
Gray to Krause was a winning combination for the Skyhawks as the future Sun Devil setter served up more than 12 assists per set. She totaled 1,023 on the season and finished with 3,249 in her career. She added 173 digs and 41 kills for the state champions.

Sophia Powell | Lowell | Sr.
Powell found Red Arrow hitters to the tune of 10.2 assists per set. She added 289 digs, 142 kills and 32 aces.

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Caroline Bien | Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.) | Sr.
With 285 receives, 257 digs and 242 kills, the future Jayhawk was named the 5A Player of the Year by the Kansas Volleyball Association. She led the Saints to a 29-2 mark and 5A crown.

Emery Dupes | Walton (Marietta, Ga.) | Sr.
She had 218 receives and 216 digs for the 21-2 Raiders. Dupes, who will play for Florida State, finished her career with more than 1,000 digs and serve receptions.

All-Around

Annie Antar | Klein (Texas) | Sr.
The Bearkats were paced by the North Florida commit, who tallied stats across the board. She posted 231 kills, 254 digs and 385 receives as Klein fell in the 6A championship to Seven Lakes.

Brooke Mosher | Waterloo (Wis.) | Sr.
The third player in her family to play Division I volleyball, she's headed to Illinois (her two sisters played at Marquette) after posting 463 kills, 254 digs and 385 receives for the 26-5 Pirates.

Ellee Stinson | Yorktown (Ind.) | Sr.
Leading the Tigers to a percent season, the Northwestern-bound Stinson had 453 digs, 308 kills while hitting at better than 26 percent and added 30 aces and 22 blocks for the 4A champions.

Madi Woodin | Elkhorn South (Omaha, Neb.) | Jr.
The Storm setter served up 1,104 assists with 256 digs and 47 kills as the South Dakota pledge led her squad to a 30-1 mark and Class A championship.

Second Team

Hitters

Callie Bauer | Hudson (Mich.) | Sr.
A future Hilltopper, she pounded 563 kills while hitting at 43 percent. She earned seven varsity letters with the Tigers and added 285 receives, 364 digs, 83 aces, 53 assists and 24 blocks this season on the volleyball court.

Merritt Beason | Gardendale (Ala.) | Sr.
The 6-3 hitter posted 693 kills at 35 percent hitting for the Rockets. The Florida-bound Beason was also named to the Al.com Super All-State team while adding 304 digs and 80 blocks.

Jacque Boney | St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.) | Sr.
While leading the Knights to a 26-4 mark, the Michigan pledge finished with 691 kills, 147 digs and 129 blocks. She finished with 1,975 career kills.

Alyssa Borellis | Notre Dame Prep (Pontiac, Mich.) | Jr.
The Mlive.com Division 2 first-team selection had 447 kills hitting better than 40 percent for the 37-10 Fighting Irish. The Ole Miss commit adding 239 digs and 51 blocks with 44 aces.

Gabrielle Essix | Hoover | Sr.
The 6-4 future Florida Gator joined McKinnon in leading the Bucs to a 52-1 mark and 7A title. Essix posted 429 kills while hitting close to 50 percent with 93 blocks.

Lauren Jardine | Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) | Sr.
The Deseret News' Ms. Volleyball, she notched nearly 500 kills with 276 digs and 49 aces for the 6A champion. She's headed to Wisconsin.

Charitie Luper | Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas) | Sr.
Originally opting not to play this season for the Bobcats, the UCLA commit joined the team soon after the season started and recorded 275 kills with 284 digs. She finished her career with 1,614 kills and 1,593 digs.

Alexa Markley | McIntosh | Jr.
An all-state selection by the state coach's association, the future Nittany Lion had 405 kills for the 35-1 Chiefs.

Jordan Middleton | Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) | Jr.
The USC pledge led the Huskies to their first state volleyball title, posting 20 kills in the championship match. On the season, she had 286 kills with 141 digs, 27 aces and 33 blocks.

Norah Sis | Papillion-LaVista (Papillion, Neb.) | Sr.
Staying in state at Creighton, Sis had 527 kills with 397 digs and 47 blocks to repeat as an Omaha World All-State first-team selection.

Paris Thompson | Fort Myers (Fla.) | Sr.
The Green Wave went 19-3 and the Notre Dame-bound hitter and Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball notched 413 kills, 228 digs and 42 blocks.

Addie VanderWeide | Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.) | Sr.
A Michigan Miss Volleyball finalist, she led the Eagles to a third-straight Division 2 title, posting 19 kills and 11 digs in the championship match. For the season, the 5-11 hitter had 592 kills, 390 digs and 43 aces.

McKenna Wucherer | Brookfield Central (Brookfield, Wis.) | Jr.
Headed to Minnesota, first team All-State pick posted 421 kills hitting better than 40 percent hitting. She added 201 digs and 29 aces as the Lancers finished 15-4.

Setter

Averi Carlson | Lovejoy | Jr.
The 2018 MaxPreps Freshman of the Year is a three-time All-American. She helped the Leopards to a 5A title and unbeaten mark with 679 assists. The Baylor commit added 165 digs and 48 kills.

Payton Chamberlain | Byron Nelson | Sr.
The Wyoming-bound setter rolled all sevens with 777 assists (10.4 per set) while chipping in 209 digs and 57 kills.

Elle Glock | Wahoo | Sr.
The USC commit led the Warriors with 1,018 assists, more than 11 per set. She added 218 digs and 65 kills for the state champions, finishing her career with 3.201 assists.

Claire Lewis | McIntosh | Sr.
Joining Markley as an all-state selection by the state coach's association, the Georgia State commit served up 1,012 assists with 262 digs and 75 kills.

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Eleanor Beavin | Mercy (Louisville, Ky.) | Sr.
Headed to home state Kentucky, the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association's Defensive Player of the Year had 371 receives, 508 digs and 77 assists for the state runners-up.

Bre Skala | Skutt Catholic | Sr.
The third Skyhawk to earn All-American honors, the Regis University commit posted 401 digs and 272 receives for the state champs.

All-Around

Whitney Lauenstein | Waverly (Neb.) | Sr.
Another get for the Huskers, the Viking standout hit at 34 percent while totaling 485 kills on the season. She added 330 digs, 30 aces and 34 blocks for 22-7 Waverly.

Bergen Reilly | O'Gorman (Sioux Falls, S.D.) | So.
Showed no signs of the sophomore slump, leading the 26-0 Knights with 400 kills, 260 digs and 131 assists.

Devan Taylor | Klein | Sr.
With 242 kills and 243 digs, the Clemson commit helped the Bearkats to a 27-1mark.

Kendra Wait | Gardner-Edgerton (Gardner, Kan.) | Sr.
Had 494 assists, 238 digs and 87 kills for her 15-7 squad. The 2019 state Gatorade Player of the Year is headed to Creighton.
High school girls basketball rankings: No. 16 Anderson County survives upset bid, moves up two spots in HIGHSCORE Top 25 rankings - HIGHSCORE
High school girls basketball rankings: No. 16 Anderson County survives upset bid, moves up two spots in MaxPreps Top 25 rankings
Ponchatoula has played 30 games in Louisiana. Simeon, which was ranked in our preseason MaxPreps Top 25 high school girls basketball rankings, will play its first game in Illinois this week. Mater Dei and Archbishop Mitty, both from California and both given spots before the season, may not play at all.

Such is the state of high school basketball in the season of COVID-19, which has only added to the challenge of putting together these rankings.

So should an unbeaten team with 10 games be ranked ahead of an unbeaten team that's played 30? After all, every game is a chance to lose, and the 10-game team clearly had fewer opportunities to pick up a loss. But then again, it's certainly not the fault of the teams that they've played fewer games than expected, or didn't have a chance to get that big intersectional win that would have put them on the map.

Which means that this year, more so than any other, the talent on the roster — as measured by individual rankings and recruiting interest — has an impact on where a team is placed. Edison has played four games, but sits at No. 5 thanks to a horde of top-shelf talent that was just as likely to be 24-0 as 4-0.

Is this the way we normally do it? Not at all, but a lot of things aren't normal in the 2020-21 girls basketball season — and like most of these teams you just have to play the hand you're dealt.

NOTE: Coaches and team personnel are encouraged to update schedules and results on MaxPreps – especially those in the mix for MaxPreps Top 25 consideration. For assistance or questions, please reach out to [email protected]
Marya Hudgins, Grandview
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Marya Hudgins, Grandview
MaxPreps Top 25 Girls Basketball Rankings

Record: 17-0 | Last week: 1
Note that there are two American Heritage high schools in Florida, and the one in the other 4A semifinal — the one Lake Highland Prep might have to face this weekend should it get by Bishop Kenny — is not the American Heritage that's ranked No. 24.

2. Westlake (Atlanta)
Record: 15-0 | Last week: 2
Westlake has waited nearly a month to play a game as opponents were hard to come by, but the AAAAAA postseason begins this week. The first serious test likely will come next week from 23-3 Kell in quarterfinals.

3. Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati)
Record: 23-0 | Last week: 3
The Cougars won their first two Division 1 playoff games by an average score of 82-7 but it's possible, if not likely, that 21-2 Centerville — which only lost to host Mount Notre Dame by nine earlier this year — will be the semifinal opponent. We're guessing that game will be a lot closer than 82-7.

4. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 4
Hopkins easily disposed of Minnetonka, which gave the defending state champs a tough game the first time around. So the next focus will be on the March 5 game at No. 20 Chaska.

5. Edison Academy (Detroit)
Record: 4-0 | Last week: 5
Edison downed perennial rival Renaissance 68-59 on Saturday.

6. Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis)
Record: 18-0 | Last week: 6
There are two games left in regular season for the Show Me State's best, and neither should pose much of a challenge.

7. Cypress Creek (Houston)
Record: 28-0| Last week: 7
Cypress Creek will play 24-4 Heights on Wednesday, and that record is impressive. But Cypress Creek already played Heights and won by 31.

8. Norman (Okla.)
Record: 13-0 | Last week: 8
Norman has had a long break, but plays Thursday against Grant — and is expected to move on to the 6A Area playoffs, which begin March 4.

9. St. John-Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.)
Record: 9-0 | Last week: 9
St. John Vianney's comfortable home in the Top 10 will be threatened Friday by 8-0 Trenton Catholic — but luckily the game will be in the friendly confines of Holmdel.

10. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 10
Season complete.

11. DeSoto (Texas)
Record: 22-2 | Last week: 12
DeSoto continues to advance in 6A District play, but down the road must deal with rival Duncanville and No. 7 Cypress Creek.

12. Newark (Ohio)
Record: 24-1 | Last week: 13
Hilliard Darby, Wednesday's opponent in the Division 1 playoffs, is the 25th seed — 16-2 Watkins Memorial, the likely Friday opponent, will be a tougher test.

13. Grandview (Aurora, Colo.)
Record: 9-0 | Last week: 14
There are some very good teams in Colorado, but Grandview won't face any of them until postseason, which begins the week of March 8.

14. Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 17
Princess Anne completed its abbreviated unbeaten season by winning its eighth straight state title, and 12th overall.

15. Fremont (Plain City, Utah)
Record: 22-0 | Last week: 15
The 6A playoffs begin Thursday, but Fremont is the No. 2 seed, behind once-beaten Herriman, which did play a tougher schedule. We might find out how much that matters if both reach the March 6 finals.

16. Anderson County (Lawrenceburg, Ky.)
Record: 17-0 | Last week: 18
Sometimes it takes a little luck. Anderson County got a banked-in, 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds to left to take a 69-68 lead over Sacred Heart — and then had to watch as Sacred Heart's desperation heave spent some time on the rim before bouncing out.

17. Ponchatoula (La.)
Record: 30-0 | Last week: 22
Ponchatoula is three games away from an unbeaten season, a Top 20 ranking (or higher), and most important, a Louisiana 5A state title.

18. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)

Record: 21-2 | Last week: 11
Montverde lost by one in the first round of the Independent School National Championships, but bounced back to win its last two and retain a spot in the Top 25. The other loss was to No. 1 Lake Highland Prep, and Montverde has a handful of impressive wins over strong Florida opposition.

19. Rutgers Prep (Somerset, N.J.)

Record: 7-0 | Last week: 19
Rutgers Prep has two games left before a limited postseason, and a loss anywhere along the line would be considered a major upset.

20. Chaska (Minn.)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 20
Chaska was on no one's radar in preseason — but now you can bet No. 4 Hopkins is already gathering intel for the March 5 matchup.

21. Hazel Green (Ala.)
Record: 32-1 | Last week: 21
Should Hazel Green get past Hartselle Wednesday — and Hazel Green won by 19 back in November — McGill-Toolen would be the 6A semifinals foe. Hazel Green beat McGill-Toolen by 25 in December.

22. New Hope Academy (Landover Hills, Md.)
Record: 10-3 | Last week: NR
New Hope returns to the rankings after winning the Independent School National Championship over a strong field. And if you think three losses are too many for a Top 25 team, think again — all three came against elite opposition.

23. Bearden (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record: 25-1 | Last week: 23
Oak Ridge is 20-4 and the likely opponent in Monday's Class AAA Regional semifinals, but Bearden should be favored, if not heavily favored, until the state tournament starts March 10.

24. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
Record: 23-2 | Last week: 24
It's not going to be easy for American Heritage to hold on to this ranking, as Florida is very strong this year, and the 5A Final Four is impressive. First up is 24-4 Clearwater, which hasn't lost since Dec. 11, and the other side of the bracket has 26-1 St. Augustine and a fully healthy, and very talented, 22-3 Palm Bay.

25. Pius X (Lincoln, Neb.)
Record:
20-0 | Last week: 25
Pius X must get past either 12-win Benson or 12-win Bellevue West on Thursday to get to the Class A state tournament, which starts next week. And it would be unwise to bet against the No. 25 team in the country.

Dropped out: No. 16 Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.).