Week 2: The 757’s Top 10

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Posted On: 12/10/17 10:00 AM

As we wrap up Week 2 of high school basketball in the 757, the rankings have been shaken up. Every week, we will update the 757’s weekly rankings, with a starting 5, and an additional 5 teams, or “reserves”. With some surprise teams beginning to make themselves top contenders, here is Week 2’s rankings, and the top squad remains the same, the Lake Taylor Titans.

Here is the Week 2 Starting Five:

  1. Lake Taylor Titans: (4-0) – The Titans remain the top squad in the 757 after two weeks of play. With wins over Wilson, Norview, Norcom, and Granby, we can more than likely expect an intense matchup between the Titans and the undefeated squad at Maury this coming Friday. Lake Taylor had a game scheduled with also undefeated, John Marshall this past Saturday, but that game was postponed due to weather conditions. The Titans continue to receive double digit scoring in the form of the best trio the 757 has to offer, Joe Bryant Jr, Dereon Seabron, and Jalen Jordan. With match-ups against Booker T and Maury this upcoming week, the Titans look to go 6-0.
  2. Maury Commodores: (5-0) – The Commodores sneak into the starting five for the first time as we go into Week 3. At the moment, they sit on five quality wins,impressively, Norcom, by 22, and Norfolk Collegiate by 41. The Commodores, are led by point guard, Chase Coleman, the younger brother of Texas star, Matt Coleman and first year head coach, Brandon Plummer. The Commodores will face top seeded Lake Taylor at home this Friday, for a battle for #1.
  3. Bishop Sullivan Crusaders: (5-1) – The Crusaders have only one lost, that coming at the hands of St. Christopher’s by 2. Since that game, the Crusaders have traveled to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where they picked up two wins in the City of Dreams Showcase, and two wins against both in state, private school rivals, Cape Henry, and Norfolk Collegiate. The Crusaders travel to Benedictine, and Liberty Christian this upcoming week.
  4. Western Branch Bruins: (3-0) – The Bruins have not played since the Week 1 rankings were released on Wednesday. Their fall in the rankings is not due to anything simply but strength of schedule, and amount of games played. The Bruins host Lakeland and then travel to undefeated King’s Fork this upcoming week behind the duo of Saiquan White and Kendall Bynum.
  5. Williamsburg Christian Academy Eagles: (7-0) – The Eagles are new to the starting five and are an impressive squad to wrap up with. Playing the most games of any team in the rankings, the Eagles have wins over notably, Atlantic Shores Christian Academy and a nail biter with Prince George. They are led by Cle’von Greene, and twin duo, Ra’Shawn and Da’Shawn Cook, all 3 of who are averaging double figures. The Eagles play host to Stonebridge and then travel to the Highland School Holiday Basketball Tournament this weekend, where they will face Miller.

The Reserves are in no particular order. They represent the five teams who could at any time make their way into the starting five. With some surprise teams beginning to make nose in the 757, here is Week 2’s Reserves.

The Reserves:

King’s Fork Bulldogs: (3-0) – The Bulldogs, led by first year head coach, Rick Hite are off to impressive start, and break into our rankings this week. Although they have only played 3 games, this past Friday they defeated a Week 1 reserve, Deep Creek. The Bulldogs, led by senior, James Hatton, play host to #4 Western Branch, and then travel to Oscar Smith this upcoming week.

Landstown Eagles: (2-0) – The Eagles will really begin to get into their season this week with match-ups between Green Run, Lake Taylor, and Cox all this upcoming week. Going into this week with 2 solid wins is important if the Eagles want to remain in the Top 10 hunt.

Green Run Stallions: (4-1) – The Stallions, led by Shawn Sanders and Ashley “AJ” James only have one lost, to an impressive Kellam team, which is also one of our reserves. They will play host to Landstown, another team in our reserve hunt, and then travel to Ocean Lakes to wrap up this upcoming week. With an impressive win over previously ranked Phoebus, the Stallions look to peek their way into the starting five.

Kellam Knights: (3-0) – The Knights have 3 wins over 3 VA Beach schools,  Salem, Green Run, and Princess Anne. Led by Josh Talbert, the Knights play host to Kempsville at the end of this week, and will really get deep into their schedule after the holiday break.

Deep Creek Hornets: (2-1) – The Hornets round out our reserves for Week 2. Despite dropping a game to King’s Fork this past Friday, Caleb Butts put up an impressive 38 points and 20 rebounds in the lost, and is averaging a double double for the Hornets. They will travel to Hickory and Indian River this upcoming week.

In the Hunt:  Former Starting Five squad, Phoebus (3-1) plays host to Granby this upcoming week in their lone game. Listed in the Week 1 Reserves, Cape Henry (2-2) looks to go over .500 as they play host this week to Northeastern and Arcadia after two tough losses to Collegiate and #3 Bishop Sullivan.