Houston area girls high school basketball: Pearland ranked No. 1

Houston area girls high school basketball: Pearland ranked No. 1

The Chronicle’s Houston High School Girls’ Weekly Basketball Power Rankings. Leaderboards are based on overall and recent performances, quality wins, schedule strength and team performance.

The Oilers scored in their only game last week, taking a 36-12 lead at halftime and defeating Hastings 59-36 in the opening game of Pearland’s District 23-6A on Friday. The Oilers resume the district game Tuesday in Shadow Creek. Paerland returns from the holiday break and plays the prestigious Sandra Meadows Classic in Duncanville from December 28th to 30th.

2.Summer Creek (16-1). Previous rank: 2.

The Bulldogs went 3-0 up in the 21-6A District, defeating Humble 65-20 and North Shore 65-42. They travel to Lake Charles today to face Fairview in the Louisiana/Texas Shootout. Summer Creek travels to Mansfield for a tournament on December 28-30.

3. Fort Bend Austin (19-1). Previous rank: 3.

After their first loss of the season, the Bulldogs swept through another week of District 20-6A play, defeating Travis 74-38 and Ridge Point 67-28 to go 6-0. Austin is home after a break to face South Houston in an out-of-district game on Dec. 30.

4. Hightower (17-2). Previous rank: 4th

The Hurricanes retained a share of the District 20-6A lead 6-0, defeating George Ranch 51-31 and Elkins 44-30. Hightower is off for the remainder of the calendar year and returns to Clements for district action on January 3, leading to a home showdown against Austin three days later.

5. Katie (18-1). Previous rank: 5th

The Tigers won their only game of the week, beating Paetow 58-42 on Monday to go 5-0 in District 19-6A. Katy hosts Cinco Ranch at a high-level teams meeting Tuesday. Katy closes the calendar year on December 30 against Bush.

6. Houston Christian (13-4). Previous rank: 6th

The Mustangs earned a 58-33 win over The Village School in a state teams meet on Friday. Houston Christian will remain busy, hosting West Orange-Stark on Monday and attending the Legacy School of Sports Sciences on Tuesday. This is followed by a trip to the Weimar Christmas tournament.

7. Tompkins (13-4). Previous rank: 7th

The Falcons won their only game of the week, defeating Morton Ranch to improve to 4-1 in the district and keep pace in a close race for the 19-6A lead. Tompkins is visiting Mayde Creek on Tuesday before traveling to Austin for a tournament on December 27-29.

8. Cinco Ranch (16-3). Previous rank: 8th

The Cougars held off Jordan 48-42 and Paetow 59-53 to improve to 5-1 in District 19-6A and began a fight with first-seeker Katy on Tuesday. This is followed by the Aggieland Invitational December 27-29 at College Station.

9. Cypress Ranch (13-2). Previous rank: 9th

The Mustangs improved 3-0 in District 16-6A last week, defeating Cypress Springs 53-33 and adding a win over Cypress Park. Cy Ranch is now home to Elkins and is traveling to Austin for a tournament on December 27-28.

10 Fulshear (14-3). Previous rank: 10th

The Chargers had little trouble in their first week of 24-5A games, defeating Lamar Consolidated 89-18 and Marshall 85-20. Fulshear host Terry on Tuesday to resume league play

Award: Barbers Hill, CE King, Clear Brook, Cy Springs, Deer Park, Dickinson, Grand Oaks, Hastings, Klein Collins, Langham Creek, Lake Creek, Manvel, Montgomery, North Shore, Oak Ridge, Paetow, Tomball Memorial, Westside.

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