N-G Final Top 10 | 2018 girls' basketball

N-G Final Top 10 | 2018 girls' basketball

RK., TEAM REC. PREV.

1. Schlarman 33-1: History was made at Redbird Arena when coach Keith Peoples' Hilltoppers captured the Class 1A state championship, the first title in program history.

2. Monticello 23-5: Coach Dave Beery's Sages ran into Class 2A state runner-up Chicago Harlan in the super-sectional round to cap an impressive season.

3. Oakwood 26-4: Though the Comets didn't capture a regional crown, the level of competition they faced as a Class 2A squad was strong enough to merit this ranking.

4. SJ-O 21-9: Coach Kevin Taylor's Spartans couldn't get past Illini Prairie Conference foe Monticello in a 2A sectional championship bout, but still had a solid campaign.

5. Watseka 30-2: The Warriors were stymied by Monticello in a sectional semifinal but were one of just two local clubs to reach the 30-victory plateau.

6. Tri-County 27-5 : A 13-game winning streak ended for the Titans in a 1A sectional final against eventual state fourth-place finisher Okaw Valley.

7. Cissna Park 21-10: The Timberwolves were surprised by Lexington in a 1A sectional semifinal to conclude Gabby Wessels' standout career on the court.

8. Danville 19-9: Despite Mikala Hall & Co.'s best efforts, the Vikings were ousted from the 4A postseason by Moline during a regional semifinal showdown.

9. Tuscola 22-5: Though Sullivan upended in the Warriors during a 2A regional final affair, Cassie Russo and friends persevered through various injuries this season.

10. BHRA 25-7: A difficult 2A regional draw saw the Blue Devils knocked off by Monticello, but coach Mike Stephens' squad returns an ample amount of talent.

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