2017-18 Week 9: No Movement at Top

Static are the San Diego Section ratings.

There was no change this week through the first six places.  La Jolla Country Day moved from eighth to seventh after St. Augustine dropped a 74-56 decision to Chicago Whitney Young. The Saints now are eighth.

Mount Miguel crashed the top 10 with a 22-4 record and an average of 73.6 points a game, the most for the Matadors since the 1967-68 team averaged 85.1.

Meanwhile, No. 2 Torrey Pines picked up a voting point for a total of 113, while No. 1 Foothills Christian remained at 115.  Foothills earned seven first-place votes, Torrey 5.

Foothills may feel the wind of the Falcons’  wings, but the Knights are forcing the race.  They were 10-0 in January as Taeshon Cherry, coming on after a a couple early false starts, averaged 25.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in the month.

Torrey Pines wasn’t so bad its ownself, plowing an 8-0 record in January.

POINTS LEADERS

West Hills’ Cameron Barry continues to lead California scorers with 693 points in 21 games, a 33.0 average, five points more than Jaime Jacquez of Camarillo, who has a 32.8 average for 21 games.

Barry is 13th in the country.  Qwan Jackson,  a 5-foot, 8-inch sophomore guard at Milwaukee Conservatory of Lifelong Learning is No. 1 with a 45.5 average for 12 games.

Bonita Vista’s Shayla Latone is second in the U.S. with a 37.6 average on 960 points in 25 games and is the state leader. Most impressive, Latone was in Charde Houston territory, setting a section record of 76 points in a 99-26 rout of Hilltop on Jan. 19.

Houston, whio starred at San Diego High, waas on national championship teams at Connecticut, and played in the Women’s NBA, scored 71 points in 2002 vs. Caastle Park.

CAL-HI SPORTS RANKINGS

The respected newsletter placed Foothills Christian ninth this week, a step higher than last week, and Mission Bay moved from 13th to 12th.  Torrey Pines and San Marcos remained on the bubble.

Girls’ ratings will be available later.

Union-Tribune Boys’ poll through Monday, Feb. 5:

Rank Team Record Points Last Poll
1 Foothills Christian (7) 21-5 115 1
2 Torrey Pines (5) 23-2 113 2
3 Mission Bay 21-4 96 3
4 San Marcos 20-2 85 4
5 Vista 19-6 71 5
6 Mater Dei 19-6 62 6
7 La Jolla Country Day 17-7 42 8
8 St. Augustine 13-6 32 7
9 Montgomery 20-4 29 9
10 Mount Miguel 22-4 13 NR

NR–Not ranked.

Others receiving votes: Canyon Crest (15-8, 2 points),  Heix (16-8, 1),  Francis Parker (9-9, 1).

Poll participants:  John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune; Terry Monahan, freelancer; Steve Brand, San Diego Hall of Champions;  Adam Paul,  Ramon Scott, EastCountySports.com; John Kentera, Prep Talent Evaluator; Rick Smith, partletonsports.com; Bodie DeSilva, sandiegopreps.com; Steve (Biff) Dolan, Mountain Country 107.9 FM; Christian Pedersen, S.D. Preps Insider; Aaron Burgin, Fulltime Hoops; Brad Enright, L.A. Court Report.

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