Girls’ basketball final Top 20: Maryland

The Howard players raise the Maryland Class 3A trophy after beating Poly on Friday. Sidwell Friends still does exist at No. 1. The top three spots in the final girls’ basketball rankings of the season were with the private schools, led by notable D.C. champions: Sidwell wears the D.C. State Athletic Association crown, St. John’s won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, and Georgetown Visitation who has earned the Independent School League title. Madison became the first Northern Virginia girls’ basketball team to win four straight titles on the last Friday. The Warhawks made a considerable jump, straight up to No. 6. Howard moves to No. 4 position with its first title since 1994, and Glen Burnie comes up by a single spot with its 4A state title, a 43-40 victory over fellow riser Churchill. On the other hand, Lackey has been the lone addition in this final iteration of the rankings post because of its impressive win in the 2A championship game.

  1. Sidwell Friends (28-3) Last ranked: 1
    It is undoubtedly one of the best teams in the country and is led by Duke commit Jadyn Donovan; the Quakers were again D.C. champions.
  2. St. John’s (26-7) LR: 2
    The Cadets pushed through midseason injury as it woes to repeat as Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions.
  3. Georgetown Visitation (24-6) LR: 3
    The Princeton commit Fadima Tall led a strong Cubs season. It even had an upset of Sidwell for the Independent School League title.
  4. Howard (26-1) LR: 7
    The Lions had defeated the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 64-52, for the Maryland 3A state title, the first since 1994.
  5. Paul VI (23-10) LR: 4
    The Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I champion was one of the most feared local teams of the season.
  6. Madison (25-4) LR: 17
    The Warhawks claimed their fourth straight state title in Virginia Class 6, truly appreciate the game-winning and-one in overtime from junior Stella Gougoufkas,
  7. Bishop McNamara (21-6) LR: 5
    WCAC player Madison McDaniel, the Mustangs did go undefeated in regular season conference play.
  8. Shabach Christian (22-9) LR: 6
    Florida commits Laila Reynolds has pulled out the first-year program on the map.
  9. Glen Burnie (23-2) LR: 10
    The Gophers had edged Churchill to win the Maryland 4A state championship.
  10. St. Mary’s (Annapolis) (27-0) LR: 8
    The Saints had finished an undefeated season with their first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B conference championship in a decade.
  11. Virginia Academy (25-8) LR: 9
    The Patriots had enjoyed a breakout season. It even captured the VISAA Division II title.
  12. Churchill (24-4) LR: 16
    The Bulldogs fell short in the Maryland 4A title game.
  13. Robinson (26-4) LR: 11
    The Rams had finally lost to Madison in the state semifinals.
  14. Osbourn Park (23-5) LR: 12
    The Yellow Jackets were the top Northern Virginia public school team for most of the year. However, they could stay back at the time of the state finalist Manchester in the quarterfinals.
  15. Bullis (19-10) LR: 13
    Bullis had emerged as a contender around the midseason. Its signature win came over in January over Georgetown Visitation.
  16. Mount Zion Prep (21-11) LR: 14
    The Warriors received a big boost from sophomore J’niya Weaver in the very first season of the program.
  17. Tuscarora (26-3) LR: 15
    One of the best seasons in school history did end with a one-point loss in the state semifinals.
  18. C.H. Flowers (20-4) LR: 18
    The Jaguars came up short against the Western in the state quarterfinals.
  19. Maret (19-11) LR: 19
    The Frogs is not one of the top teams in the increasingly competitive Independent School League.
  20. Lackey (24-4) LR: Not ranked
    The Chargers had defeated the unbeaten Kent Island in the Maryland 2A title game.

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