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Observer’s Sweet 16 girls basketball poll 01.19.14

The Hopewell Titans are one of the hottest girls’ team in North Carolina.

After going 11-14 in 2012-13, Hopewell is 39-6 under coach Tyrelle Anderson. The Titans (14-1) are ranked No. 16 overall in North Carolina by MaxPreps and have won four in a row since a 53-38 loss to Sweet 16 No. 2 Weddington.

Hopewell, No. 4 in the Sweet 16, doesn’t have a superstar or a double-figure scorer, but is winning with defense. Teams average 40.2 points against the Titans, who will play at A.L. Brown on Tuesday.

• There are no major changes to the poll this week. The top seven spots remain the same, with nationally ranked Myers Park again on top. Mallard Creek, which lost its top two players – one to transfer, one to a knee injury – moved into the top 10.



Rk. Team (Class) Rec. Prvs.
1 Myers Park (4A) 15-1 1
2 Weddington (3A) 15-1 2
3 Ardrey Kell (4A) 14-2 3
4 Hopewell (4A) 14-1 4
5 Providence Day (IND) 15-3 5
6 Rocky River (4A) 13-2 6
7 South Iredell (3A) 14-2 7
8 Berry (4A) 10-3 9
9 Mallard Creek (4A) 12-4 13
10 Robinson (4A) 10-4 8
11 Charlotte Catholic (4A) 11-5 11
12 Butler (4A) 11-6 12
13 Hickory Ridge (3A) 12-3 14
14 Hough (4A) 11-3 15
15 Monroe (2A) 11-3 10
16 Forestview (3A) 11-3 16

Dropped Out: None. Also receiving consideration: South Mecklenburg (4A, 10-5); Cuthbertson (3A, 11-4); Ashbrook (3A, 8-3); Community School of Davidson (1A, 12-3); Rock Hill South Pointe (3A, 12-2); Rock Hill (4A, 12-5)

Note: Eligible teams are in Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Union and York counties that do not allow student-athletes to repeat a grade and maintain eligibility once beginning their ninth-grade year. Eligible schools must also belong to a recognized state association. … The boys’ Sweet 16 will run Wednesday and is available at charlotteobserver.com/preps

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2015/01/15/5450440/charlotte-observer-sweet-16-boys.html#.VL2C1HYeZEo#storylink=cpy

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