Girls Basketball Area Top 20

Can Michelle Miller lead Poly to another CIF Title?. Photo by Anne Cypress.

One final top 20 before the brackets are announced later this afternoon.

With new division’s look for many of the area teams to have a good shot a making deep runs in the playoffs.

  1. Bonita (24-3) – Two straight Hacienda League titles have the Bearcats primed for postseason.
  2. Muir (25-3) – Nearly flawless Pacific League title came with a loss to Pasadena that was deemed a win.
  3. Duarte (21-1) – Falcons could get top two seeds when brackets come out later today.
  4. Keppel (23-3) – League win streak reaches 20 games with another undefeated Almont run.
  5. Whittier (24-3) – Finish the season on a 13-1 run.
  6. Poly (21-4) – Panthers road to the finals will be a bit bumpier with possible match ups against Muir and Duarte.
  7. Bishop Amat (16-10) – Tough league schedule will have Lancers ready for postseason run.
  8. Diamond Ranch (22-6) – Only losses in 2012 came against Bonita.
  9. La Salle (18-7) – Smith and Kopcha each average 12 points per game for Lancers.
  10. Los Angeles Baptist (21-2) – One of the favorites to win 4A division.
  11. Covina (23-3) – Colts regain Valle Vista title with tough defense.
  12. St. Lucy’s (18-6) – Big Sierra League title will give Regents first round home game.
  13. Norwalk (19-7) – Nia Lateju’s 14 points per game leads Lancer offense.
  14. Rosemead (18-7) – The Mead continues to roll through Mission Valley League.
  15. Workman (21-5) – High-powered offense will need Evelyn Herrera to continue her 27 points per game in postseason for deep run.
  16. Wilson (20-6) – After figuring out Covina riddle in tourney, Lady Wildcats were perplexed during Valle Vista.
  17. Monrovia (12-5) – LadyCats showed that they can win when Gina Henderson is held in check.
  18. Arcadia (15-9) – Went from four-game winning streak to losing two-straight games.
  19. Diamond Bar (17-9) – Program has turned around since entering Hacienda League.
  20. La Canada (15-11) – The Spartans will go as far as defense takes them.

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