How can you argue with what they have done this season?
With a perfect 12-0 mark, the Grand Island Vikings are the new No. 1 team in the Metro Girls Basketball Poll, and it appears they will stay there for some time.
Alone on top of the Niagara Frontier League, the Vikings gained even more respect with their victory over Lockport last Tuesday.
Come playoff time their depth might be a question mark once they get out of Western New York, but as far as Section VI goes no one in Class A can touch them.
Junior point guard Kallie Banker will likely leave as GI's all-time scoring champ and Cassie Oursler is legit D-I prospect.
Sacred Heart: Weathered a scare from St. Mary's of Lancaster, but the Sharks did what good teams do.
They won a close game. Few people realize how good Sarah Pawlak has been this season for SHA.
Lockport: Still one of the best teams around and favorite to take AA title.
St. Mary’s: What did I write last week? SML could hang with any of the big schools? The Lancers did just that as they pushed Sacred Heart to limit in a battle of MMAA division leaders.
Nichols: The Vikings drop a notch from last week, but you have to give Nichols credit they play the most ambitious schedule of any team in WNY. Freshman Taylor Rooks continues to amaze, had 22 points in loss to Section V Aquinas.
Nardin: Senior Alicia Jancevski, who missed three weeks because of a sprained ankle is back. Jancevski the heart and soul of a Gator team that is on a four-game winning streak.
Kenmore East: Senior Selina Zaccaria's 19 points (five, 3-pointers) was a career best as Bulldogs beat Ken-West.
The Bulldogs seem to be back on track after league wins over Ken-West and Niagara-Wheatfield.
But after the win over the Blue Devils, coach Jack Blanch said his team still needs to shore up their game if they expect make noise in playoffs.
Williamsville East, Williamsville North and Immaculata complete the top 10.
1) Grand Island
2) Sacred Heart
4) St. Mary's/Lancaster