Country Day, Roeper Girls Make Strong Showing in Early Basketball Rankings
The season has just begun but already the lady Yellowjackets and Roughriders are making a mark on the girls basketball scene.
This week brought good news for the girls basketball teams from Beverly Hills' Detroit Country Day and Birmingham's Roeper Upper School, both of which were named top in the state and county.
On Tuesday, the Michigan Associated Press released its poll of the top girls basketball teams in the state, based on class. In Class B play, the lady Yellowjackets from Detroit Country Day came in ninth.
With a 4-2 record, the Yellowjackets received 26 points in the AP poll. Leading the Class B poll was Goodrich with a record of 7-1. Goodrich has long been known to Detroit Country Day. Last spring, Goodrich stopped Country Day's tournament run for the second year in a row by defeating them in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Country Day came in second place for Classes B-D in this week's Oakland County poll.
Also making a showing in the Oakland County poll is the Roeper Upper School lady Roughriders, who came in fourth this week in the county for teams in Classes B-D.
The Roughriders are currently 7-1 and 2-1 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC). This is the second week in a row Roeper has been ranked at No. 4 in the county.
"The Roughriders have won three straight since a three-point road loss to Macomb Lutheran North, and have started conference play with a pair of comfortable wins," The Oakland Press reports.