POWER RANKINGS: Jan 1-7 | Small Schools

10. St. Charles

Record: 8-4

Key wins: Parkway North (63-62), Parkway South (70-55), Lutheran South (92-90)

- Went 1-2 in the MICDS Holiday Invitational and was the 8th seed.

- Beat Parkway South 70-55 in the first round.

- Lost to Parkway Central 74-62 in the quarterfinals and to Ladue 65-49 in the 5th place semifinals.

 

9. Northwest Academy

Record: 10-7

Key wins: Staley (62-50), Oak Lawn, IL (66-47), Orchard Farm (89-61)

- Competed at the Effingham-Teutopolis Christmas Tournament.

- Won their first two games over Antioch (71-41) and Oak Lawn (66-47).

- Lost in the semifinals to Lincoln-Way East (53-37) and then to Teutopolis (53-51) in the third place game.

 

8. Whitfield

Record: 7-4

Key wins: Jennings (62-51)

- Went 1-2 in the MICDS Holiday Invitational and was the 2nd seed.

- Beat O'Fallon Christian 67-52 in the first round.

- Lost to Liberty Wentzville 61-60 in the quarterfinals and knocked out by Francis Howell in the fifth place semifinals 64-45.

 

7. Duchesne

Record: 8-3

Key wins: Quincy Notre Dame (80-62), Ladue (61-50), Parkway Central (68-63)

- Finished runner-up in the MICDS Holiday Invitational and was seeded 4th.

- Beat Westminster (57-37), Ladue (61-50), and Parkway Central (68-63).

- Lost to Trinity in the finals 60-39.

 

6. Cardinal Ritter

Record: 12-5

Key wins: North Chicago (67-63), Murphysboro (60-43), Saxony Lutheran (77-65)

- Finished runners-up at the Carbondale Holiday Tournament.

- Beat Collins Academy (76-62), Murphysboro (60-43), and Saxony Lutheran (77-65).

- Lost to Marion 54-48 in the finals.

 

5. Jennings

Record: 9-2

Key wins: McCluer North (64-60), Duchesne (68-57), Marquette (46-42), Kirkwood (65-54)

- Finished third in the Coaches vs Cancer Holiday Tournament.

- Beat De Smet 53-48 in the first round and Marquette 46-42 in the quarterfinals.

- Lost to Hazelwood Central 65-37 in the semifinals, but came back to defeat Kirkwood 65-54 in the third place game.

 

4. Trinity

Record: 9-2

Key wins: Francis Howell (71-48), Liberty (62-53), Duchesne (60-39)

- Champions of the MICDS Holiday Tournament and was the 6th seed.

- In order: defeated Miller Career (76-51), Francis Howell (71-48), Liberty (62-53), and Duchesne (60-39).

- Outscored opponents by an average of 19.5 points.

 

3. Confluence

Record: 10-4

Key wins: Nixa (75-57), Springfield Catholic (75-56), Cahokia (72-58)

- Competed in the Centralia Holiday Tournament.

- Defeated Cahokia 72-58 in the first round.

- Lost to Belleville West 65-63 in the quarterfinals and then again to Mundelein Carmel 69-64.

 

2. St. Mary's

Record: 12-1

Key wins: Carbondale (70-62), Alton (75-67), CBC (88-62), Northwest Academy (68-62), Kirkwood (62-56)

- Runners-up in the Coaches vs Cancer Holiday Tournament and was the one-seed.

- Defeated Parkway West (77-31), McCluer North (66-59), and Kirkwood (62-56).

- Lost to Hazelwood Central in the championship 67-61.

 

1. Vashon

Record: 6-2

Key wins: Charleston (92-91), Whitney Young (81-74), Cardinal Ritter (78-71)

- Did not play in a holiday tournament.

- Next game is against Champaign Central at the Highland Shootout.