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Madison Memorial girls basketball team climbs into tie for top spot in Division 1 in Associated Press poll

Madison Memorial girls basketball team climbs into tie for top spot in Division 1 in Associated Press poll

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Memorial's Leilani Kapinus (5) and Daiysha Brown, right, trap Sun Prairie's Maddie Strey (15) during the second half of a Big Eight Conference game Jan. 17, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)

The undefeated Madison Memorial girls basketball team moved into a tie with Bay Port for the No. 1 spot in Division 1 in The Associated Press state rankings, which were released Monday.

Memorial leads the Big Eight Conference. Bay Port is the defending WIAA Division 1 state champion.

Middleton, the defending Division 1 state runner-up, was ranked fourth.

Three-time defending Division 2 champion Beaver Dam remained top-ranked in Division 2. 

DeForest moved up to No. 3.

Monona Grove earned honorable-mention recognition.

In Division 3, Lake Mills was third and Marshall seventh. Platteville stayed No. 1.

La Crosse Aquinas remained No. 1 in Division 4.

Mineral Point was an honorable-mention pick.

Also, Cuba City was fifth.

In Division 5, Black Hawk remained No. 1.

Also, Fall River was fifth.

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WEEKLY STATE RANKINGS

The Associated Press Wisconsin girls prep basketball poll for the week of Jan. 20, with first-place votes in parentheses, record, total points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters:

DIVISION 1

Rank, school*W-L*Pts*LW

1 (tie), Bay Port (4)*13-0*76*1

1 (tie), Madison Memorial (4)*13-0*76*2

3, Germantown*10-1*63*4

4, Middleton*12-1*56*5

5, Mukwonago*12-1*47*6

6, Milw. Divine Savior*11-2*37*7

7, Appleton East*13-2*34*3

8, Kimberly*11-3*25*T8

9, Oconomowoc*11-2*15*NR

10, Wales Kettle Moraine*10-3*7*T8

Others receiving votes: Sussex Hamilton 2, West Bend West 1, Eau Claire Memorial 1.

DIVISION 2

Rank, school*W-L*Pts*LW

1, Beaver Dam (7)*12-2*79*1

2, Hortonville (1)*14-1*73*2

3, DeForest*11-2*57*7

4, South Milwaukee*13-1*48*T5

5, Milw. Pius XI*10-3*45*T8

6, Onalaska*9-3*29*3

7, Union Grove*11-1*28*10

8, Pewaukee*11-4*23*4

9, Green Bay Notre Dame*10-4*19*T5

10, River Falls*11-2*16*NR

Others receiving votes: New Berlin Eisenhower 9, Slinger 7, West De Pere 3, Green Bay Southwest 2, Monona Grove 1, La Crosse Central 1.

DIVISION 3

Rank, school*W-L*Pts*LW

1, Platteville (8)*13-0*80*1

2, Freedom*12-1*69*2

3, Lake Mills*14-1*65*T3

4, Kewaunee*11-0*58*5

5, Wrightstown*10-2*39*T3

6, Prescott*8-1*30*T6

7, Marshall*9-4*25*8

8, Wittenberg-Birnamwood*11-0*16*10

9 (tie), Prairie du Chien*9-3*15*9

9 (tie), Laconia*11-2*15*NR

Others receiving votes: Waupun 11, St. Croix Falls 5, Appleton Xavier 5, Arcadia 5, Clinton 1, Jackson Kettle Moraine Lutheran 1.

DIVISION 4

Rank, school*W-L*Pts*LW

1, La Crosse Aquinas (8)*12-1*80*1

2, Howards Grove*12-0*66*3

3, Racine Lutheran*12-0*65*4

4, Melrose-Mindoro*11-1*55*2

5, Cuba City*9-1*51*5

6, Neillsville*10-1*40*7

7, Colfax*10-2*31*9

8, Crandon*9-2*28*8

9, Mishicot*9-3*15*6

10, Bonduel*12-2*4*NR

Others receiving votes: Fond du Lac Winnebago Lutheran 2, Unity 1, Brookfield Academy 1, Mineral Point 1.

DIVISION 5

Rank, school*W-L*Pts*LW

1, Black Hawk (8)*12-0*80*1

2, Clear Lake*13-0*72*2

3 (tie), Bangor*11-1*57*5

3 (tie), River Ridge*12-1*57*3

5, Fall River*13-1*52*4

6, Shullsburg*11-2*39*7

7, Oneida Nation*13-0*34*8

8, Loyal*9-2*21*9

9, Wausau Newman*10-3*13*6

10, Randolph*11-3*6*NR

Others receiving votes: Prairie Farm 5, Blair-Taylor 2, Rosholt 2.

-- agate, Art Kabelowsky 

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.

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