By Kevin Armstrong
March 04, 2009

With state playoffs raging elsewhere, the Mid-Atlantic region plays host to the week's best game as Montrose Christain and Oak Hill Academy face off on ESPN2 at Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) Friday. Watch for Oak Hill's Tiny Gallon to bang with Villanova recruit Mouphtaou Yarou.

High School Basketball Power Rankings
Last Week: 1
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) (30-0)
The Monarchs downed Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.) 72-65 and staved off Etiwanda (Calif.) 70-60.
Next: Saturday vs. King (Riverside, Calif.).
Last Week: 2
Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) (36-0)
Boasting five Division I recruits, the road-tested Warriors defeated Charlotte (N.C.) Christian, 76-66 .
Next: Friday vs. Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.).
Last Week: 3
Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) (30-0)
The Pilots ended the season with a 107-57 victory over Charlotte (N.C.) Christian.
Next: Season complete.
Last Week: 4
St. Patrick's (Elizabeth, N.J.) (24-3)
Behind Kyrie Irving?s 29 points, the Celtics beat Elizabeth (N.J.) 89-72 for the Union County title.
Next: Friday vs. St. Mary (Jersey City)-Beard (Morristown) winner in the North quarterfinals.
Last Week: 5
Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) (19-1)
Terrence Ross (12 points) paired with Villanova recruit Mouphtao Yarou to beat KIMA (Washington D.C.) 62-42.
Next: Friday vs. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.).
Last Week: 7
St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) (23-2)
The Gray Bees breezed past Franklin (Somerset, N.J.) 77-47.
Next: Season complete.
Last Week: 9
Westchester (Los Angeles) (26-2)
USC recruit Dwayne Polee (16 points, 10 rebounds) helped beat Cleveland (Reseda) 71-56.
Next: Friday vs. Taft (Los Angeles).
Last Week: 8
Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) (19-0)
Arizona State recruit Trent Lockett (14 points) sparked an 84-53 win over Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.).
Next: Friday vs. Robbinsdale Armstrong (Plymouth, Minn.).
Last Week: 10
Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) (27-2)
The top Class B team in Michigan defeated Berkley 81-51.
Next: March 9 vs. Lahser (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.).
Last Week: NR
North Central (Indianapolis) (21-0)
Easy week in the Crossroads of America: a 76-50 win over Brownsburg as well as a 71-49 victory over Harding (Fort Wayne).
Next: Friday vs. Lawrence Central in semis.
Last Week: 11
Strake Jesuit (Houston) (34-0)
Penn State-bound Tim Frazier scored 18 points as the Crusaders beat Madison 69-57.
Next: Wednesday vs. Taylor (Houston).
Last Week: 12
South (Bloomington, Ind.) (20-0)
IU prospect Jordan Hulls (21 points) sparked a 84-72 win against Decatur Central (Indianapolis) 84-72.
Next: Friday vs. North-Columbus East winner.
Last Week: 13
South (Atlanta) (25-3)
Georgia's finest beat Thomson 92-53 in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament.
Next: Wednesday vs. Cairo (Ga.) in second round.
Last Week: 16
Fayetteville (Ark.) (27-0)
The Bulldogs dismissed Southside (Fort Smith) 74-51 and Bentonville 80-54.
Next: Friday vs. Van Buren-Southside (Fort Smith) winner.
Last Week: 15
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) (23-1)
The Spartans downed San Ramon Valley (Danville) 71-49 as Brandon Smith had 19 points and seven assists. Next: Friday vs. San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)-James Logan (Union City, Calif.) winner.
Last Week: 22
Christ School (Arden, N.C.) (36-2)
The Greenies strung together three wins, culminating with a 62-54 win over Ravenscroft (Raleigh, N.C.).
Next: Season complete.
Last Week: 17
Franklin (Seattle) (22-1)
Won the Battle for Seattle over O'Dea 80-51.
Next: Playoffs TBD.
Last Week: 18
Neumann Goretti (Philadelphia) (24-2)
The Saints marched in with an 80-78 win over Franklin Learning Center in the Philadelphia City Class AAA District 12 final.
Next: Friday vs. Steelton-Highspire in Philadelphia.
Last Week: 19
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) (27-3)
Stag Nation celebrated a 59-56 win over Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.), 59-56, in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semis.
Next: Friday vs. Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) in WCAC final.
Last Week: 20
Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)(26-4)
The Purple Eagles slipped past Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.), 57-48, in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semis.
Next: Friday vs. DeMatha in WCAC final.
Last Week: 21
Rice (Harlem, N.Y.) (20-3)
First-team CHSAA performer Durand Scott spearheaded the Raiders' run to their fourth straight CHSAA New York Archdiocesan championship.
Next: Friday vs. Molloy (Briarwood, N.Y.).
Last Week: 22
Memorial (Tulsa, Okla.) (22-2)
Rolled in playoffs with 74-34 win over Sand Springs (Okla.).
Next: Playoffs, Friday vs. Union (Tulsa).
Last Week: 23
McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.) (25-1)
All-around threat Will Cherry (18 points, 12 rebounds, four steals) was the difference in a 51-35 victory over Castlemont (Oakland).
Next: Thursday vs. Skyline (Oakland)-Castlemont (Oakland) winner.
Last Week: 24
Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) (24-1)
The Land of Lincoln's top team closed the regular season with 24 straight wins.
Next: Friday vs. Thornwood (South Holland, Ill.).
Last Week: 6
LeFlore (Montgomery, Ala.) (29-3)
The Rattlers fell to Parker (Birmingham) 52-39.
Next: Season complete.

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