Hawks maintain position in AP 2A Top 10

South Hamilton senior Cole Berg (5) attempts to score on a circus shot in the lane against Gilbert last month. At 10-1 on the season, the Hawks held at No. 8 in the latest Associated Press Class 2A Top 10 that was released yesterday afternoon. Their lone loss was to third-ranked (3A) Gilbert. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WEBSTER CITY — At the halfway point of the season, the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team remained at No. 8 in the latest Associated Press Class 2A rankings.

The Hawks garnered 41 points in the latest poll released yesterday afternoon, four points behind No. 7 Western Christian. North Linn continued to sit at the top of the class with eight of the 11 first-place votes and 107 points, well ahead of No. 2 Camanche (86 points) and No. 3 Treynor (85).

At 10-1, South Hamilton’s lone loss came against third-ranked (3A) Gilbert last month. The two teams will battle again later this month in Jewell. The Hawks own a victory over South Central Calhoun, which jumped into the 2A Top 10 at No. 10.

Waukee (4A), Maquoketa (3A) and Grand View Christian (1A) are ranked No. 1 in their respective classes. Waukee and Grand View Christian held firm at the top, while Maquoketa took over for Oskaloosa, which slipped to No. 5 after a pair of losses since the previous poll was released.

South Hamilton will be at home to take on Roland-Story Friday night.

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A

Rec Pts Prv

1. Waukee (8) 8-0 106 1

2. North Scott (3) 9-0 94 2

3. Sioux City, East 8-0 73 7

4. Iowa City West 7-1 61 4

5. Bettendorf 8-1 60 6

6. Davenport Central 9-1 53 3

7. Cedar Falls 7-1 46 9

8. Ames 8-1 41 —

9. WDM Valley 9-2 34 8

10. Dubuque Senior 6-2 13 —

Others receiving votes: Des Moines, North 9. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 7. Ankeny Centennial 4. Sioux City, West 3. Ankeny 1.

Class 3A

Rec Pts Prv

1. Maquoketa (9) 10-0 107 2

2. Clear Lake (2) 10-0 99 5

3. Gilbert 9-1 65 7

4. Pella 7-2 63 10

5. Oskaloosa 8-2 62 1

6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7-2 47 8

7. Norwalk 8-3 35 —

8. Carroll 6-1 31 —

9. ADM, Adel 7-2 23 6

10. West Delaware 7-1 20 3

Others receiving votes: Glenwood 19. Wahlert, Dubuque 13. Ballard 7. Marion 6. Washington 4. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 4. Fairfield 1.

Class 2A

Rec Pts Prv

1. North Linn (8) 9-0 107 1

2. Camanche (1) 10-0 86 4

3. Treynor (2) 10-0 85 2

4. Van Meter 8-0 63 5

(tie) West Sioux 10-0 63 6

6. Boyden-Hull 9-0 61 7

7. Western Christian 6-2 45 3

8. South Hamilton 10-1 41 8

9. Unity Christian 8-2 15 10

10. SC Calhoun 10-1 12 —

Others receiving votes: West Branch 9. Dike-New Hartford 8. Regina, Iowa City 6. North Fayette, West Union 2. Albia 1. Denver 1.

Class 1A

Rec Pts Prv

1. GV Christian (6) 9-1 102 1

2. Montezuma (3) 11-0 87 2

3. George-Little Rock (1) 10-1 84 3

4. Ankeny Christian (1) 9-0 73 5

5. New London 9-0 67 4

6. Calamus-Wheatland 10-1 32 —

(tie) Stanton 9-0 32 7

8. Ar-We-Va 10-0 28 —

9. Algona Garrigan 7-2 17 8

10. Mason City Newman 7-1 16 —

Others receiving votes: Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 17. Martensdale-St. Marys 15. Lynnville-Sully 13. Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 11. South O’Brien, Paullina 5. Notre Dame, Burlington 4. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 2. Easton Valley 1.

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