Sanford verse Ursuline girls basketball state championship game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Week 1 girls basketball top 10 rankings

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Sanford verse Ursuline girls basketball state championship game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Sanford verse Ursuline girls basketball state championship game, photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

The Fall sports season ended on December 2nd and now is the time to focus on the winter sports that kicked off their season.  Here are my Girls high school basketball courtside notes for this week and the first rankings for Delaware Live.


Former Ursuline and Villanova basketball player Adrianna Hahn is the new coach at Tower Hill and she added a tough schedule for her squad.  She is playing her former Catholic conference rivals Saint Marks, Padua, and St Elizabeths.  They are also playing Ursuline in the Diamond State Classic.. 


Talk about teams getting off to good starts as these 4 teams Delmarva Christian, ECHS, Lake Forest, and Middletown are a combined 17-0 while the top teams in the top 8 teams in the rankings all have at least one loss against some tough competition..    


There are so many teams playing in Holiday tournaments over the Christmas break including the Diamond State Classic played at Tatnall and the Viking Invitational played at the St E’s center.


Here is the first top 10 of the basketball season for our Delaware Live Crew.

No. 1 Ursuline  The Raiders are 3-1 after a 1-1 weekend at the She Got Game tournament.  They host Archmere on Thursday before heading to New York this weekend.


No, 2 Caravel  The Bucs are off to a good start with there only setback to Pennsylvania powerhouse Cardinal O’Hara 50-48.  They are in the Shore Games in Northern New Jersey this weekend.


No.3 Sanford  The Warriors are coming off a 1-1 weekend at the She Got Game tournament.  They have a pair of tournament games this weekend.


No.4 Cape Henlopen  The Vikings picked up a conference win over Smyrna to pick up their first win.  They are at Germantown Academy (PA) this weekend for the Make A Wish Classic 


No. 5 St Elizabeth’s   The Vikings are off to a 2-1 start after wins over Tatnall and Padua.  They travel to Appoquinimink on Thursday.


No. 6 AI Dupont  The Tigers are off to a 4-1 start after beating Odessa in their last game.  They have 2 games in New York this weekend 


No. 7 Saint Mark’s  The Spartans are off to a 2-1 start losing a tough double overtime loss at No. 6 AI DuPont.  They host Wilmington Charter on Thursday night.


No. 8 Padua  The Pandas are another young team that will be fun to watch this year.  Their 2 losses are to top 5 teams Ursuline and St Elizabeth’s.  They have a nice win at Appoquinimink and a home win over Mount.  They host Sts Peter & Paul on Thursday.


No. 9 Middletown   The Cavs are off to a hot startas they are 4-0 on the young season.  They have wins over Sussex Tech, Sussex Central, St Andrew’s, and Concord.  They host Newark Charter on Monday.


No. 10 Wilmington Friends  The Quakers were a very young team last year and with the nucleus returning they are off to a quick 2-0 start. With wins over Wilmington Charter and Mount Pleasant.  They travel to Oxford (PA) on Friday. 

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