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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.
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.
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.