Tribune Girls Basketball Rankings
1. Bonita (13-3) — The 12-point win over Diamond Ranch moves the Cats to No. 1. They may have lost some super seniors from last year’s finalist team, but nobody has a better engine than point guard Nikki Wheatley.
2. Bishop Amat (14-4) — The Lancers beat a very good Redondo Union team on Saturday night 46-39 a couple nights after beating Alhambra. That’s just what coach Wiard was looking for heading into the Del Rey League.
3. Diamond Ranch (11-5) — The knee injury to sparkplug Erika Williams is the kind of injury that can derail a season. She’s easily one the area’s top five players, and one the Panthers can’t do without in the longrun.
4. Covina (12-3) — After resting several players in their Rowland tournament final loss to Wilson to close out 2011, the Colts showed the Wildcats whose the team to beat in the Valle Vista with Monday’s big win over the Cats.
5. Duarte (8-1) — The Falcons’ first and only big test in the Montview comes on Wednesday night at home against Workman, who feature scoring sensation Evelyn Herrera.
6. Wilson (11-5) — After scoring 45 points in their win over Covina in the Rowland tournament finals, the Wildcats could only muster 22 against the Colts in a 32-22 loss on Monday night.
7. Glendora (11-5) — The Tartans are improved from a year ago, but finished 2011 on a sour note, losing to Duarte and Schurr in the final two games of their own tournament. Next up, Etiwanda.
8. Rosemead (9-6) — Opens the Mission Valley on the road at South El Monte and Gabrielino.
9. St. Lucy’s (9-4) — Closed out nonleague with a 58-57 win over Jurupa Valley. It face Claremont and South Hills this week.
10. Workman (13-3) — The Lobos will go as far as Evelyn Herrera will take them. She’s leading the Valley at 25 points per game.