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Bay Area Girls Basketball Rankings

Mitty opens as the No. 1 team in the Bay Area. Gregory Moreland-Tuhn / Staff Photo
Mitty opens as the No. 1 team in the Bay Area. Gregory Moreland-Tuhn / Staff Photo

West Coast Preps has released its first-ever Bay Area Girls Basketball Rankings. Only teams located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the poll.

  1. Mitty (1-1)

The Monarchs, who advanced to the state championship game last season, are 1-1 after a 66-40 win over St. Ignatius. UC Irvine bound Hunter Hernandez is averaging 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.

  1. Pinewood (2-0)

One of California’s most prestigious programs has outscored its two opponents 164-34. Emily Lee (19.5 PPG) and Chance Bucher (16.5 PPG) lead the way offensively. 

  1. Salesian (2-0)

Salesian, which has won three of the past four North Coast Section Division III titles, is off to a blazing start. It is 2-0 and just defeated No. 4 Bishop O’Dowd, 58-53. Alexsandra Alvarado is averaging 15 points and four steals. Silvia Fonongaloa is posting 12 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks per contest.

  1. Bishop O’Dowd (1-1)

The defending Northern California Division I champions are 1-1, defeating No. 10 San Leandro by 10 points before falling to No. 3 Salesian. 

  1. St. Joseph Notre Dame (0-0)

The defending North Coast Section Open Division champion returns some top-tier talent, including St. Mary’s bound Makena Mastora.

  1. San Ramon Valley (0-0)

The Wolves won the North Coast Section Division I crown in 2020 and bring back a Division I prospect in Natalie Pasco.

  1. Cardinal Newman (0-0)

Winners of 29 games a year ago, Cardinal Newman is poised for another strong campaign on the hardwood. 

  1. Heritage (2-0)

The Patriots are an absolutely dominant force, beating their two opponents by a combined 146-30 – including a 75-7 win in the most recent game. 

  1. Miramonte (3-0)

Miramonte has won each of its three contests by at least 20 points, with its average margin of victory being 39.3 points.

  1. San Leandro (0-1)

San Leandro is 0-1, but that loss came by 10 points to No. 4 Bishop O’Dowd. Nine players who averaged more than five points per game in 2020 return.

  1. Carondelet (0-0)

Carondelet welcomes in a legendary coach, Kelly Sopak, to its program. Sopak is 398-45 in his career, has won five NCS titles and coached 2020 WNBA No. 1 Draft pick Sabrina Ionescu.

  1. Lynbrook (5-0)

Lynbrook is a perfect 5-0 after winning 21 games in 2020. Its average margin of victory: 26.8.

  1. Oakland Tech (0-0)

Its 2020 season featured 26 wins, an Oakland Section championship and a Northern California Division II crown. Two of the top three scorers from that team return, including senior Rakyha Reid, who averaged 7.9 points and 6.5 rebounds.

  1. American (2-0)

American was nearly flawless in 2020, going 28-3. It is now 2-0 following that illustrious slate.

  1. St. Ignatius (4-1)

SI’s only loss came to No. 1 Mitty. It does boast a big 14-point win over No. 16 Priory.

  1. Priory (2-1)

Priory is a team to watch for after winning 21 games last season. It is 2-1 and holds a 63-59 win over No. 17 Menlo. Its top three scorers are all back, led by senior Aniyah Augmon, who posted 14.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.6 steals per game.

  1. Menlo School (1-1)

After a 21-6 season in 2020, Menlo is 1-1, with an 82-61 win over Half Moon Bay and a 63-59 loss to No. 16 Priory.

  1. James Logan (2-0)

James Logan has obliterated its competition, recording a 75-48 win over No. 25 Moreau Catholic and a 72-23 win over Washington. Freshman Arshiya Ranjitkar is a premier 2024 prospect, averaging 17 points, four assists and four steals.

  1. Alameda (0-0)

The Yellowjackets registered an incredible 2020 campaign, which culminated with a North Coast Section Division II championship. Two of the top three scores return.

  1. Valley Christian (2-0)

Valley Christian is 2-0 after appearing in the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs a year ago. Both of its wins were by large margins, going for a 76-26 victory against Branham and a 56-15 victory against Palo Alto.

  1. Monte Vista (2-0)

The Mustangs are a perfect 2-0, as they swept California – which was a No. 3 seed in last year’s NCS Division I playoffs – and outscored the Grizzlies 136-72.

  1. Capuchino (4-0)

Capuchino is off to a hot 4-0 start, beating teams by a combined 157 points. Junior Hailey Hoff is averaging 23 points per game.

  1. Menlo-Atherton (0-0)

M-A is due for another big year following a CCS Division I title in 2020.

  1. Los Altos (4-0)

Los Altos swept Palo Alto and Los Gatos. Jamie Baum is up to 20.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

  1. Moreau Catholic (1-1)

Moreau Catholic rebounded from a season-opening loss to James Logan with a 57-20 win over Newark Memorial. It won an NCS Division III crown in 2020.

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