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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Girls basketball poll: Shen ranked No. 9 in state, Greenwich No. 8

Carly Boland, Shenendehowa
The undefeated start to Shenendehowa's girls basketball season has the Plainsmen (4-0, 5-0) ranked as the No. 9 Class AA team in the state based on the latest poll released by the New York State Sportswriters. No. 6 Albany High (5-0) is the only Section II team ranked above Shenendehowa, while Suburban Council rival Shaker (6-0) came in at No. 30. Here are the top five Class AA and local schools:

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Class AA
1. Christ the King (5-3), CHSAA
2. Murry Bergtram (8-1), PSAL
3. Long Island Lutheran (7-0), AIS
4. Nazareth (9-3), CHSAA
5. Albany (5-0), Sec. II
9. Shenendehowa (5-0), Sec. II
30. Shaker (6-0), Sec. II

Greenwich's girls basketball team made the Class C state rankings thanks to its 3-1 Wasaren League, 6-1 overall start. The No. 8 Witches' only loss this season came on the road at Class B Hoosick Falls. Greenwich has already beat fellow ranked Class C Hoosic Valley earlier in the season. Here are the top five Class C and local schools:

1.  Harpursville (7-0), Sec. IV
2. Keshequa (6-0), Sec. V
3. Little Falls (7-0), Sec. III
4. Tri-Valley (6-0), Sec. IX
5. Staten Island Academy (5-0), CHSAA
8. Greenwich (6-1), Sec. II
12. Hoosic Valley (6-2), Sec. II
17. Maple Hill (7-1), Sec. II


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