After a two-week non-league reprieve, regional play fires back up tonight.
Here’s how the teams stack up entering the meat of the season.
To view how the rankings have progressed, click here.
1. Spanish Springs Cougars (9-4, 4-0)
A 10-point and five-point loss to open their trip in San Diego gave way to a 10-point and four-point win to wrap up the Cougs’ trip.
Tonight’s contest at Damonte Ranch precedes a huge matchup at Bishop Manogue on Friday night. The Cougs lost to the Miners in the Wild West Shootout a month ago.
Last week: 1
2. Bishop Manogue Miners (9-5, 4-0)
The Miners also went to San Diego, where they also went 2-2, alternating losses and wins.
This week, Bishop Manogue will play the second and third contests in a stretch of four-straight home regional games. The Miners will host McQueen tonight, followed by the pivotal matchup against Spanish Springs on Friday.
Last week: 2
3. Galena Grizzlies (12-3, 3-1)
Galena has moved on from the disappointing loss at Spanish Springs two weeks ago. After taking 10 days off, the Grizzlies went to Las Vegas last week and won three of their four contests.
The most impressive performance came in the opener, handling a talented Foothill team, 75-42.
Last week: 3
4. Reno Huskies (10-3, 3-1)
Already loaded up on non-league games, the Huskies did not play in a tournament over the break.
Their last time out, on Dec. 23, the Huskies handled Carson from the tip in a 49-35 rout.
Last week: 4
5. McQueen Lancers (7-5, 3-1)
McQueen joined Galena in Las Vegas last week, but did not see the same success. The Lancers dropped three of their four contests.
“(There was some) good and bad,” first-year coach Keith Crawford said. “We identified who we are and are moving forward. I can’t wait for league games.”
Last week: 5
Outside looking in: Carson Senators