A win over Temple last Tuesday, which was undefeated in District 18-5A up to that point, moved the College Station girls basketball team up a spot in Monday’s Texas Association of Basketball Coach rankings.
The Lady Cougars (19-6, 5-1 District 18-5A) climbed to No. 17 in this week’s rankings after having a bye on Friday. They play at Bryan on Tuesday and at home against University on Friday.
The win over Temple put College Station in a three-way tie for first place in District 18-5A with the Wildcats and Rudder, each at 5-1. College Station holds the advantage over Temple, Rudder holds the advantage over College Station and Temple holds the advantage over Rudder.
Senior Rae Hughes had a team-high 16 points for the Lady Cougars against Temple. Mia Rivers (11 points) and Rebekah Hailey (10 points) also scored in double figures.
College Station was the only 18-5A girls team ranked in the TABC poll. But on the boys side, University’s 4-0 start to district action has it moved up all the way to the No. 2 spot in the boys Class 5A poll. Rudder has been in the ranking several times this year, but dropped out last Monday.
Elsewhere around the Brazos Valley, Navasota was the sixth-ranked girls 4A team, Madisonville was the ninth-ranked girls 4A team, Mumford was the third-ranked boys 2A team and Calvert was the sixth-ranked boys 2A team.
Brazos Christian was the TAPPS’ fifth-ranked boys 3A team and Allen Academy was the fourth-ranked boys 2A team. St. Joseph was the second-ranked team in TAPPS’ girls 2A poll.