By Kat McKay
Week 3 is in the books. Yet again, two teams remain undefeated and two are yet to win. What’s interesting about this league, as of right now, is that teams at the bottom of the rankings continue to score more than teams at the top—they just are not scoring more than their opponents. The number of close games this week indicate growth and potential for a very heated round of play after the holiday break.
1. Huskies- W, 29-27; 3-0
The Huskies have regularly sat at the penultimate position on this list. This week, junior Alexa Sheldon’s group surpasses the Tarheels because they put up a significant number more points. It will be interesting to see when these two unbeaten teams face off. My money is on the Huskies.
2. Tarheels- W, 18-14; 3-0
I saw the ending of this game, and what this win against the Wildcats does not show in its final score is how physically exhausted each player was. It would seem that this low-scoring match was not as one sided as you would expect from teams ranked first and fifth last week, respectively.
3. Hoosiers- W, 24-14; 2-1
You do not want to play senior Kristy Gilbert. You really, really do not want to play her when she has the help of senior Riley Sousa. Since that’s the way the Hoosiers are going, expect this team to seek revenge for its week one loss throughout the rest of the season. A powerful duo such as theirs could very well mean permanent success.
4. Sun Devils- W, 30-28; 2-1
This was the team against which I played, and the most surprising thing about this game was its pace. The Sun Devils bring House basketball up a level, and so the issue on the table is whether or not their opponents rise to the challenge. The answer to that will determine if this team ever sees a position on the list higher than its current number four.
5. Wildcats- L, 14-18; 1-2
According to junior Morgan Sawitsky, her team was beating the Tarheels for the majority of this game. The Wildcats have fight—but that and a token get you on the train when you tie for lowest points scored across the league.
6. Bears- L, 14-24; 1-2
A shaky sixth place for the Bears, who seem ready to topple into seventh or eighth any week. A loss to the powerful Hoosiers is understandable, though, as it may be the future standard.
7. Cavaliers- L, 28-30; 0-3
Even though we lost again, my own team actually stepped it up significantly this week. Parker Hamill lead in scoring (and demonstrated very, very impressive ball handling) to keep the Cavs in it. The largest deficit we overcame was a solid 9 points, which is beyond decent for girls House.
8. Blue Devils- L, 27-29; 0-3
Senior Caylee Waters helped boost the score, but not the record. Let’s see the Blue Devils get lucky…or better.
That’s it for Week 3. No rankings next week… Enjoy your holiday break.