Piner rises, Ukiah enters Top 5

Rancho Cotate’s Isaac Candelaria, middle, fights for the ball against Piner High's Ladainian Kuok (23) and Julian Shirlock (12) in the first half of basketball at Piner High School, in Santa Rosa on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Darryl Bush / For The Press Democrat)

Cardinal Newman and Windsor solidified their present positions in The Press Democrat’s high ranks with sturdy demonstrations final week.

The Cardinals beat a beforehand ranked group on Analy in an open league match earlier than blowing up Marin Catholic.

In the meantime, the Jaguars made their solution to their very own Vacation Shootout Event title with high quality wins towards San Marin and Petaluma.

1. Cardinal Newman (12-0)

Earlier order: one

Final week: 2-0, yen after-No. 5 Evaluation 50-41 and Marin Catholic 67-46.

Subsequent: v Eureka (5-4), Wednesday, Sonoma County Traditional

2. Windsor (10-4)

Earlier order: 2

Final week: 3-0 beat Roseland College Prep 56-19, San Marin 77-66 and Petaluma 73-67 (extra time)

Subsequent: v Maria Carrillo (3-7), Friday

3. Pinar (10-1)

Earlier order: 4

Final week: 1-0 beat Santa Rosa 50-30

Subsequent: and so forth. Casa Grande (3-6), Wednesday, Sonoma County Traditional

4. Montgomery (7-3)

Earlier order: 3

Final week: did not play

Subsequent: In opposition to Folsom on Monday on the Bambauer Traditional (9-1)

5. Ukiah (12-1)

Earlier order: unrated

Final week: 1-0 beat Casa Grande 76-59.

Subsequent: and so forth. Petaluma (6-4), Wednesday, Sonoma County Traditional

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Evaluation (11-4)

Earlier order: 5

Final week: 2-2 beat Del Norte 59-41 and Healdsburg 61-55, misplaced 50-41 to #1 Cardinal Newman and 47-38 to Archie Williams.

Subsequent: At Piner No. 3 (10-1), January 3

Petaluma (6-4)

Earlier order: unrated

Final week: 3-1

Subsequent: and so forth. No.5 Ukiah (12-1), Wednesday, Sonoma County Traditional

Healsburg (9-5)

Earlier order: unrated

Final week: 2-2 beat Cloverdale 82-74 and Roseland College Prep 56-24, misplaced 51-40 to Petaluma, then No. 5 Evaluation 61-55.

Subsequent: at Justin-Siena (11-1), Wednesday

Cloverdale (7-1)

Earlier order: unrated

Final week: 0-1 misplaced to Healdsburg 82-74.

Subsequent: Head Royce Event, December 28-30.

Newman is by far #1 for now, however let’s clarify why Windsor is #2. We have had a couple of questions on this as Windsor is ranked sixth regionally within the MaxPreps laptop rankings behind Newman, Piner, Ukiah, Analy and Montgomery.

MaxPreps is not an ideal system to comply with, however if you happen to’re going outdoors of their rankings, you also needs to contemplate their program energy scores. As of Friday morning, the Jaguars performed a 9.2-rated program on MaxPreps, second highest within the county behind the Cardinals (10.2). By comparability, Piner’s is 3.6, Ukiah’s is 2.3, Analy’s is 7.4 and Montgomery’s is 8.2.

Moreover, he was nonetheless accustomed to a sudden teaching change in his first two losses to Windsor, Alameda and American Canyon. Even the six-point loss to Alameda does not look all that dangerous proper now, because the Hornets now have James Logan (70-65), St. 5-1 with wins at Mary’s-Albany (69-59) and Acalanes (70-42). ).

What’s extra, Windsor’s win over City two weeks in the past is fairly important regardless of the Blues being a Division 5 group as they beat each Montgomery and Analy in the identical match.

I do not need to go additional, however the Jaguars’ 11-point loss to Justin-Siena additionally proves their ability. The Braves 11-1 are the most effective groups within the NCS, and the 11-point win is the smallest margin to win in any of this yr’s wins.

Persevering with, Piner superior previous Montgomery this week after extending his successful streak to 6 video games. The Vikings had been idle final week and have performed a harder schedule up so far than the Prospectors, however being 10-1 and successful your final six video games by a median of round 24 factors should not be ignored.

Ukiah additionally enters the highest 5 for the primary time this yr. The Wildcats are presently smashing their opponents and sharing a median successful margin of greater than 20 factors. We’ll see how properly they do regionally on the Sonoma County Traditional this week.

Analy was dropped from the highest 5 after shedding to Archie Williams, whom he defeated by 14 factors somewhat over per week in the past.

Three of our high 5 groups will compete within the Sonoma County Traditional, which continues Wednesday by way of Friday in Piner.

YWorkers Author Gus Morris may be reached at 707-304-9372 or @JustGusPD on Twitter.

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