espnW High School Top 25

by Ryan


There’s a new No. 1 team to end the 2020-21 girls’ high school basketball season.

Westlake (GA) ends the year atop the espnW Top 25 after winning GEICO Nationals, defeating Fremont (UT) 64-54 in the semifinal and Paul VI (VA) 70-50 in the championship. South Carolina-bound point guard Raven Johnson, who won the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Trophy, had 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in the final. Junior Ta’Niya Latson poured in 31 points, while Virginia Tech-bound Brianna Turnage had 11 points and 11 boards.

The previous No. 1 team, Hopkins (MN), had its 78-game winning streak snapped when it lost to Chaska (MN) in the state semifinals on April 7. Minnesota commit Mallory Heyer had 24 points and 13 rebounds, while sophomore Kennedy Sanders had 21 points and six assists and Lehigh signee Kaylee Van Eps contributed 13 points and four assists for Chaska, which followed its upset with a 45-43 win over Rosemount (MN) in the state final.

Grandview High School (CO), which previously held the No. 14 ranking, lost in the Colorado Class 5A state semifinals to Regis Jesuit. But Jesuit ultimately lost in the championship to Valor Christian (CO), which climbed into the top 15 after a 67-42 victory in the final.

Incarnate Word (MO) won the state championship for the seventh time in the past eight complete tournaments thanks to junior Saniah Tyler (15 points) and sophomore Natalie Potts (12 points, 11 rebounds).

Here is the full top 25:

1. Westlake High School (Atlanta, GA), 23-0
2. Paul VI (Chantilly, VA), 11-1
3. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL), 19-1
4. DeSoto High School (DeSoto, TX), 28-2
5. Mt. Notre Dame (Cincinnati, OH), 26-0
6. Chaska High School (Chaska, MN), 18-0
7. Fremont High School (Plain City, UT), 26-1
8. Hopkins High School (Minnetonka, MN), 15-1
9. Bishop McNamara (Forestville, MD), 3-1
10. Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL), 21-2
11. Winston Salem Christian (Winston-Salem, NC), 26-1
12. Cypress Creek High School (Houston, TX), 32-1
13. St. John-Vianney (Holmdel, NJ), 14-0
14. Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, CO), 17-0
15. St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.), 1-1
16. Edison Academy (Detroit, MI), 10-0
17. New Hope Academy (Landover Hills, MD), 14-3
18. Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, VA), 10-0
19. Norman High School (Norman, OK), 18-0
20. Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis, MO), 29-0
21. Rutgers Prep (Somerset, NJ), 13-0
22. Trenton Catholic (Trenton, NJ), 13-1
23. Newark High School (Newark, OH), 28-2
24. Crown Point High School (Crown Point, IN), 25-1
25. American Heritage High School (Plantation, FL), 25-2



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