Brooklyn high school basketball power rankings – 1/20

Doudmy Saint Hilaire helped to lead South Shore to a pair of big wins last week. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Doudmy Saint Hilaire helped to lead South Shore to a pair of big wins last week. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Lincoln and Loughlin are at the top and the 3-4-5-6 spots in Brooklyn are pretty wide open. Jefferson, South Shore, Westinghouse and Collegiate will likely be fighting for that third spot for the rest of the season. It’s probably going to take the borough playoffs to sort that out for good.

  1. Lincoln (9-0, LW: 1): Only one PSAL game for the Railsplitters last week, but it was a big 55-40 win against Westinghouse.
  2. Bishop Loughlin (12-3, 9-1, LW: 2): Three big wins for the Lions last week as they beat Molloy by 20 on Tuesday, Xaverian by nine on Friday and then Stepinac by 25 on Sunday to finish off a great week.
  3. Jefferson (8-3, LW: 5): With wins against Boys High and Grady, Jefferson seems to have turned things around after they forfeited to Lincoln and lost without coach Bud Pollard. Expect them to pick up a couple more wins before the month is over.
  4. South Shore (7-3, LW: 8): The Vikings had been slipping with a losses to Boys High last month and then to Jefferson last week. However, a wins over Westinghouse and Collegiate are impressive.
  5. Westinghouse (6-5, LW: 3): The Warriors loss to Lincoln can be overlooked, but their Tuesday night loss to South Shore hurts knocked them down the rankings.
  6. Brooklyn Collegiate (6-3, LW: 4): The Lions got off to a good start with a close win over Boys and Girls and then lost another close one to South Shore in overtime.
  7. Xaverian (8-7, 4-6, LW: 7): Xaverian faced Loughlin for the first time this season and came up short. At least the Clippers salvaged the week with a win over Fordham Prep on Sunday. Big games coming up this week against St. Francis Prep and Christ the King.
  8. Boys and Girls (5-6, LW: 6): The Kangaroos fall behind the pack this week with loses to Brooklyn Collegiate and Jefferson. How times have changed.
  9. Bishop Ford (3-5, 7-9, LW: 9): Ford had a busy week with four games, but it was productive with wins against Moore Catholic, Notre Dame and Liverpool. It’s loss to Scanlan was it’s only disappointment.
  10. Nazareth (8-4, 4-1): A perfect week for the Kingsmen as they beat Scanlan, Farrell, and Kennedy.