High school basketball ranking: After an 8-0 start, La Lumière climbed to 4th place in the national Top 20
Despite losing their second game since the start of the 2019-20 season, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) Remains top of the nation’s Top 20 high school basketball rankings, with each of the top three teams losing once. last week. The Eagles, No. 2 IMG Academy (Brandenton, Fla.) And No. 3 Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) All lost a game early in NIBC play.
Montverde Academy, which is 55-2 over the past three seasons, lost a 65-64 decision to IMG but won the 3rd Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) 53-44 and beat the 9th Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) 86-51.
The Ascenders would have reached the top spot with their victory at Montverde Academy on their own, but slipped to Sunrise Christian Academy in their NIBC opener, losing by six points before beating Oak Hill Academy 87-75 in a close match.
La LumiÃ¨re (La Porte, Indiana) sits atop the NIBC rankings after a perfect 3-0 weekend at the Bob Kirk Invitational and moves up to No.4 after three resounding wins over the weekend. The Lakers were unable to separate the top three in the standings, however, as they have yet to face a Top 10 opponent this season.
Going forward, the Norm Stewart Classic features a showdown between undefeated teams: 5 Link Academy (Branson, Mo.) facing 6 Southern California Academy (Castaic, Calif.) In an ESPNU showdown.
1. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Florida)
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Stay at # 3 after dividing two games with the top two teams in the standings. The Buffaloes will have another chance against both teams later in the season.
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The Lakers edged 16th Wasatch Academy, 17th Legacy Early College and Bishop Walsh (Cumberland, Md.) By 27.3 points on average.
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Notched a pair of wins over the weekend at Battle of the Rock, defeating Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz) 81-64 before beating Denver Prep Academy (Denver, Colo) 67-40.
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Face two ranked opponents this week, taking on 15th Combine Academy at Battle in the Bluff on Friday before facing 5th Link Academy at Norm Stewart Classic.
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Face their biggest tests of the season so far at Battle in the Bluff this weekend, facing Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.) And No. 15 Combine Academy.
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Seek to regain a foothold in Hoophall West with clashes against Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz), No. 16 Wasatch Academy and No. 9 Oak Hill Academy. A balanced attack by the Dragons sees six players averaging double digits.
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Lose a place despite going 0-3 to start NIBC after losing to No.1 Montverde Academy, No.2 IMG Academy and No.3 Sunrise Christian Academy. The Warriors fought against IMG and Sunrise, but were knocked down by the Eagles in their first conference game.
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Following their first loss of the season, the Lions face Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz) and Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tennessee) at Battle in the Bluff this weekend.
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Separated a pair of games at Tyler Lewis Hoopfest, losing 68-60 to Moravian Prep (Hudson, NC) before rebounding with an 84-47 blowout against Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.).
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Split a pair of contests at the National High School Hoops Festival, falling 65-56 at St. Frances Academy (Baltimore), No.9 in MaxPreps Top 25, before rebounding with an 81-66 victory over Bishop O’Connell (Arlington , Virginia).
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A grueling streak has seen the Lions lose to three ranked opponents in their last four games after scoring a brace to open the NIBC game. The young group will be tested again tonight against No.10 Prolific Prep in the Hoophall West.
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Enter the leaderboards for the first time this year after going 1-1 over the weekend at Marshall County Hoopfest, losing to Dream City Christian (Glendale, Arizona) 57-49 before defeating Our Savior Lutheran ( Bronx, NY) 86-68.
20. The Skills Factory (Atlanta)
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Return to the standings after securing a quality victory over Winston-Salem Christian (Winston-Salem, NC) at the Tyler Lewis Hoopfest this weekend.