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High school football: Hall of Famer Alan Faneca named head coach for Virginia program - HIGHSCORE
High school football: Hall of Famer Alan Faneca named head coach for Virginia program
Not many high school football players can say their coach is a Hall of Famer. Players at Cox (Virginia Beach, Va.) now can after former Pittsburgh Steelers great Alan Faneca was named head coach Monday.

The 13-year NFL veteran is part of the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class and will be inducted Aug. 8 along with Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Tom Flores, Calvin Johnson, Bill Nunn, John Lynch and Drew Pearson.

After the induction ceremony, however, it's back to preparing the Falcons for the 2021 season. Cox went 5-1 in the recently completed spring season in Virginia.

Faneca helped the Steelers to a Super Bowl XL win over Seattle in 2006. He served as the offensive line coach at Cox for the past two seasons under Bill Stachelski, the school's winningest coach who is stepping aside to coach golf.

Stachelski compiled an 88-47 record and guided the Falcons to their first playoff victory in 2015.

"I’m not selling any fantasies," Faneca told the Virginian-Pilot in February. "I’m going out there and coaching football and getting the kids developed as football players and people. That’s how I was taught when I was in school."

Cox is 35-17 over the past five seasons.

Faneca was an All-American out of LSU before being drafted in 1998 in the first round by the Steelers. He played 13 seasons in the NFL with Pittsburgh, the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals before retiring in 2011. He was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

Faneca's wife, Julie Kuchtka, is from Virginia Beach and their daughter attends Cox.
High school basketball: 2020-21 state champions - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: 2020-21 state champions
MaxPreps is your home for high school boys basketball state playoff coverage.

After seeing most of the state tournaments canceled last season due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, most states were able to get back in the gym and complete their seasons — even though some were abbreviated.

Find tournaments in your state here. Read on for a look at title game results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Check back as states will be filled in as their tournaments are completed.
Duncanville won the Texas 6A title.
Photo by Robbie Rakestraw
Duncanville won the Texas 6A title.
2020-21 boys basketball state champions

Alabama
7A — Oak Mountain (Birmingham) def. Enterprise, 41-37
6A — Mountain Brook (Birmingham) def. Spanish Fort, 56-43
5A — Lee (Huntsville) def. Ramsay (Birmingham), 47-29
4A — Anniston def. Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee), 54-52
3A — Fyffe def. Montgomery Catholic (Montgomery), 49-43
2A — Midfield def. Lanett, 58-54
1A — Autaugaville def. Belgreen (Russellville), 38-34
AISA AAA — Pike Liberal Arts (Troy) def. Tuscaloosa Academy (Tuscaloosa), 55-51
AISA AA — Macon-East Montgomery Academy (Cecil) def. Escambia Academy (Atmore), 62-55
AISA A — Heritage Christian Academy (Hoover) def. Evangel Christian Academy (Montgomery), 38-30

Alaska
4A — East Anchorage (Anchorage) def. Chugiak, 82-56
3A — Monroe Catholic (Fairbanks) def. Anchorage Christian (Anchorage), 67-52
2A — Tikigaq (Point Hope) def. Tok, 83-49
1A — Lumen Christi (Anchorage) def. Maudrey J Sommer (Tanana), 77-30

Arizona
6A — Sunnyslope (Phoenix) def. Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), 63-62
5A — Catalina Foothills (Tucson) def. Centennial (Peoria), 59-45
4A — St. Mary's (Phoenix) def. Paradise Honors (Surprise), 50-47
3A — Page def. Snowflake, 64-51
2A — Scottsdale Christian Academy (Phoenix) def. Rancho Solano Prep (Scottsdale), 48-47
1A — North Valley Christian Academy (Phoenix) def. Mohave Accelerated (Bullhead City), 65-48
AZCAA Div. 3 — Heritage Academy (Mesa) def. Heritage Academy (Maricopa), 79-70
AZCAA Div. 2 — Tri-City Christian Academy (Chandler) def. Learning Foundation & Performing Arts (Gilbert), 46-40
AZCAA Div. 1 — Wickenburg Christian Academy (Wickenburg) def. Paradise Valley Christian Prep (Phoenix), 51-43

Arkansas
6A — North Little Rock def. Central (Little Rock), 65-55
5A — Jonesboro def. Maumelle, 58-56
4A — Mills University Studies (Little Rock) def. Morrilton, 49-46
3A — Harding Academy (Searcy) def. Mayflower, 42-38
2A — Lee (Marianna) def. Caddo Hills (Norman), 62-55
1A — Viola def. West Side (Greers Ferry), 66-38

California
Spring season

Colorado
5A — ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch) def. George Washington (Denver), 68-59
4A — Mead (Longmont) def. Montrose, 68-44
3A — Lutheran (Parker) def. St. Mary's (Colorado Springs), 72-56
2A — Wray def. Limon, 56-50
1A — Belleview Christian (Westminster) def. De Beque, 69-35

Connecticut
No state playoffs

Delaware
D1 — Sanford (Hockessin) def. Smyrna, 51-45

District of Columbia
No season

Florida
7A — Dr. Phillips (Orlando) def. Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens), 54-46
6A — Bartow (Bartow) def. Mater Academy Charter (Hialeah Gardens), 72-45
5A — Pembroke Pines Charter (Pembroke Pines) def. Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach), 83-68
4A — Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale) def. Santa Fe (Alachua), 90-83
3A — Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale) def. Bishop McLaughlin Catholic (Spring Hill), 85-76
2A — Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando) def. Impact Christian Academy (Jacksonville), 51-32
1A — Wildwood def. Central (Milton), 66-46

Georgia
AAAAAAA — Milton def. Berkmar (Lilburn), 52-47
AAAAAA — Wheeler (Marietta) def. Kell (Marietta), 71-61
AAAAA — Eagle's Landing (McDonough) def. Tri-Cities (East Point), 81-69
AAAA — Baldwin (Milledgeville) def. Fayette County (Fayetteville), 54-53
AAA — Cross Creek (Augusta) def. Sandy Creek (Tyrone), 57-49
AA — Pace Academy (Atlanta) def. Columbia (Decatur), 73-42
Private A — Mount Pisgah Christian (Johns Creek) def. Holy Innocents Episcopal (Atlanta), 43-41
Public A — Towns County (Hiawassee) def. Hancock Central (Sparta), 64-60
GISA A — Oak Mountain Academy (Carrollton) def. Twiggs Academy (Jeffersonville), 66-54
GISA AA — Solid Rock Academy (Riverdale) def. Robert Toombs Christian Academy (Lyons), 83-68
GISA AAA — John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville) def. Creekside Christian Academy (McDonough), 60-55

Hawaii
No season

Idaho
5A — Meridian def. Lake City (Coeur d'Alene), 68-54
4A — Middleton def. Preston, 47-45
3A — Marsh Valley (Arimo) def. McCall-Donnelly (McCall), 58-51
2A — St. Maries def. The Ambrose School (Meridian), 51-50
1A DI — Lapwai def. Riverstone International (Boise), 82-60
1A DII — Garden Valley def. Dietrich, 88-76

Illinois
No state playoffs

Indiana
4A — Carmel def. Lawrence North (Indianapolis), 51-46
3A — Silver Creek (Sellersburg, Ind.) def. Leo, 50-49
2A — Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian def. Parke Heritage (Rockville), 55-40
1A — Barr-Reeve (Montgomery) def. Kouts, 64-48

Iowa
4A — Waukee def. Johnston, 61-50
3A — Pella def. Ballard (Huxley), 68-59
2A — Western Christian (Hull) def. Boyden-Hull (Hull), 56-50
1A — Montezuma def. North Linn (Troy Mills), 44-41

Kansas
6A — Blue Valley North (Overland Park) def. Haysville Campus (Wichita), 67-59
5A — Maize def. West (Topeka), 55-43
4A — Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission) def. Louisburg, 94-40
3A — Hesston def. Galena, 45-36
2A — Hillsboro def. Wabaunsee (Alma), 59-50
1A D1 — Olpe def. South Gray (Montezuma), 54-47
1A D2 — Hanover def. Elyria Christian (McPherson), 52-40

Kentucky
Sweet 16 — Highlands (Fort Thomas) def. Elizabethtown, 79-60
KCAA — Trinity Christian Academy (Lexington) def. Community Christian Academy (Independence), 52-46

Louisiana
5A — Zachary def. Natchitoches Central (Natchitoches), 63-57
4A — Eleanor McMain (New Orleans) def. Carver Collegiate Academy (New Orleans), 49-48
3A — Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge) def. St. Martinville, 52-47
2A — Port Allen def. Rayville, 59-45
1A — Arcadia def. White Castle, 51-38
B — Simsboro def. Anacoco, 56-53
C — Simpson def. Ebarb (Noble), 73-65
Div. 1 — St. Augustine (New Orleans) def. Scotlandville (Baton Rouge), 47-44
Div. 2 — St. Thomas More (Lafayette) def. University Lab (Baton Rouge), 60-39
Div. 3 — Dunham (Baton Rouge) def. Newman (New Orleans), 52-48
Div. 4 — Crescent City Christian (Metairie) def. Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport), 59-49
Div. 5 — Jehovah-Jireh (Baton Rouge) def. Family Christian (Baton Rouge), 60-57

Maine
No state playoffs

Maryland
No state playoffs

Massachusetts
No state playoffs

Michigan
Div. 1 — Grand Blanc def. Huron (Ann Arbor), 45-36
Div. 2 — Catholic Central (Grand Rapids) def. Pennfield (Battle Creek), 77-54
Div. 3 — Beecher (Flint) def. Iron Mountain, 75-47
Div. 4 — Douglass (Detroit) def. Tri-Unity Christian (Wyoming), 47-41

Minnesota
Class AAAA — Wayzata (Plymouth) def. Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul), 75-61
Class AAA — Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis) def. Alexandria, 80-29
Class AA — Waseca def. Caledonia, 51-49
Class A — Hayfield def. Hancock, 61-60

Mississippi
6A — Clinton def. Starkville, 56-51
5A — Holmes County Central (Lexington) def. Lake Cormorant, 64-58
4A — Lanier (Jackson) def. Raymond, 64-48
3A — St. Andrew's Episcopal (Ridgeland) def. Booneville, 59-32
2A — Coahoma County (Clarksdale) def. Newton, 46-40
1A — Biggersville (Corinth) def. Ingomar (New Albany), 47-46
MAIS A — Delta Streets Academy (Greenwood) def. Riverdale, 74-47
MAIS AA — Greenville Christian (Greenville, Miss.) def. St. Joseph (Greenville), 70-57
MAIS AAA — Clinton Christian Academy (Clinton) def. Bowling Green, 58-56
MAIS AAAA — Hartfield Academy (Flowood) def. Starkville Academy (Starkville), 45-20
MAIS AAAAA — Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Madison) def. Jackson Prep (Jackson), 59-38
MAIS Overall — Madison Ridgeland def. Greenville Christian, 77-72

Missouri
Class 6 — Kickapoo (Springfield) def. Liberty, 71-62
Class 5 — Cardinal Ritter College Prep (St. Louis) def. Bolivar, 66-56
Class 4 — Vashon (St. Louis) def. Westminster Christian (St. Louis), 59-46
Class 3 — Hartville def. Monroe City, 43-35
Class 2 — Campbell def. Salisbury, 67-50
Class 1 — South Iron (Annapolis) def. Mound City, 69-50

Montana
AA — Skyview (Billings) def. Great Falls, 62-60
A — Billings Central Catholic (Billings) def. Beaverhead County (Dillon), 49-39
B — Lodge Grass def. Manhattan, 64-47
C — Scobey def. Twin Bridges, 64-27

Nebraska
A — Millard North (Omaha) def. Bellevue West (Bellevue), 84-78
B — Beatrice def. Elkhorn, 36-34
C1 — Auburn def. Adams Central (Hastings), 41-33
C2 — Grand Island Central Catholic def. Yutan, 55-34
D1 — Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (Humphrey) def. Howells-Dodge (Howells), 52-47
D2 — Sacred Heart (Falls City) def. Parkview Christian (Lincoln), 64-47

Nevada
No season

New Hampshire
Div. 1 — Bishop Guertin (Nashua) def. Winnacunnet (Hampton), 42-35
Div. 2 — Lebanon def. Pelham, 40-33
Div. 3 — Gilford def. Hopkinton (Contoocook), 41-40
Div. 4 — Woodsville def. Portsmouth Christian Academy (Dover), 52-30

New Jersey
No state playoffs

New Mexico
Spring season
5A —
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —

New York
No state playoffs

North Carolina
4A — Millbrook (Raleigh) def. Ardrey Kell (Charlotte), 67-65
3A — Weddington (Matthews) def. Northwood (Pittsboro), 57-46
2A — Farmville Central (Farmville) def. Hendersonville, 113-98
1A — Wilson Preparatory Academy (Wilson) def. Lincoln Charter (Denver), 66-58
NCISAA 1A — Victory Christian Center (Charlotte) def. United Faith Christian Academy (Charlotte), 65-51
NCISAA 2A — The Burlington School (Burlington) def. Northwood Temple Academy (Fayetteville), 72-52
NCISAA 3A — Asheville Christian Academy (Swannanoa) def. Gaston Christian (Gastonia), 74-68
NCISAA 4A — Cannon (Concord) def. Carmel Christian (Matthews), 94-85
NCCSA 2A — Berean Baptist Academy (Fayetteville) def. Liberty Christian (Durham), 93-70
NCCSA 1A — Shining Light Academy (Greensboro) def. Tabernacle Christian (Hickory), 74-67

North Dakota
A — West Fargo def. Minot, 65-60

Ohio
Div. 1 — Centerville def. Westerville Central (Westerville), 43-42
Div. 2 — St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron) def. St. Francis de Sales (Toledo), 72-50
Div. 3 — Lutheran East (Cleveland Heights) def. Worthington Christian (Worthington), 61-56
Div. 4 — Botkins def. Columbus Grove, 60-44

Oklahoma
6A — Del City def. Edmond Memorial (Edmond), 47-44
5A — Carl Albert (Midwest City) def. MacArthur (Lawton), 72-49
4A — Kingfisher def. Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City), 48-40
3A — Crossings Christian (Oklahoma City) def. Beggs, 51-49
2A — Oklahoma Union (South Coffeyville) def. Howe, 64-54
1A — Hydro-Eakly (Hydro) def. Garber, 48-43
B — Varnum (Seminole) def. Roff, 61-56

Oregon
Spring season
6A —
5A —
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —

Pennsylvania
6A — Reading def. Archbishop Wood (Warminster), 58-57
5A — Cathedral Prep (Erie) def. Archbishop Ryan (Philadelphia), 69-49
4A — Allentown Central Catholic def. Hickory (Hermitage), 41-40
3A — Loyalsock Township (Williamsport) def. Brookville, 75-53
2A — Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Coraopolis) def. Constitution (Philadelphia), 62-49
1A — Nativity BVM (Pottsville) def. Berlin Brothersvalley (Berlin), 51-47

Rhode Island
Division 1 — Bishop Hendricken (Warwick) def. Classical (Providence), 60-51
Division 2 — Portsmouth def. Burrillville (Harrisville), 51-36
Division 3 — Times Squared Academy (Providence) def. Blackstone Valley Prep (Cumberland), 60-54

South Carolina
5A — River Bluff (Lexington) def. Dorman (Roebuck), 57-45
4A — South Pointe (Rock Hill) def. Hilton Head, 52-50
3A — Marlboro County (Bennettsville) def. Seneca, 71-60
2A — Christ Church Episcopal (Greenville) def. Wade Hampton (Hampton), 58-49
1A — Southside Christian (Simpsonville) def. Scott's Branch (Summerton), 66-45
SCISA AAA — Trinity-Byrnes (Darlington) def. Porter-Gaud (Charleston), 63-54
SCISA AA — Spartanburg Christian Academy (Spartanburg) def. Dillon Christian (Dillon), 68-54
SCISA A — Anderson Christian (Anderson) def. Newberry Academy (Newberry), 79-61

South Dakota
AA — Roosevelt (Sioux Falls) def. O'Gorman (Sioux Falls), 60-37
A — Sioux Falls Christian (Sioux Falls) def. Sioux Valley (Volga), 84-50
B — DeSmet def. Aberdeen Christian (Aberdeen), 59-43

Tennessee
AAA — Houston (Germantown) def. Cane Ridge (Nashville), 62-43
AA — Greeneville def. Jackson South Side (Jackson), 47-46
A — Clay County (Celina) def. Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (Memphis), 62-52
Division 2 AA — Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville) def. Brentwood Academy (Brentwood), 72-51
Division 2 A — Goodpasture Christian (Madison) def. Christ Presbyterian Academy (Nashville), 60-50

Texas
6A — Duncanville def. Westlake (Austin), 66-53
5A — Beaumont United (Beaumont) def. Kimball (Dallas), 71-70
4A — Argyle def. Hargrave (Huffman), 49-30
3A — Cole (San Antonio) def. Tatum, 77-60
2A — Clarendon def. Grapeland (Grapeland, Texas), 64-60
1A — Texline def. Slidell, 54-53
TAPPS 6A — Antonian Prep (San Antonio) def. Bishop Lynch (Dallas), 73-57
TAPPS 5A — The Woodlands Christian Academy (The Woodlands) def. Fort Worth Christian (North Richland Hills), 60-47
TAPPS 4A — Westbury Christian (Houston) def. Trinity Christian (Lubbock), 97-93
TAPPS 3A — Alpha Omega Academy (Huntsville) def. Midland Classical Academy (Midland), 31-26
TAPPS 2A — Grace Christian (Houston) def. Kingdom Prep Academy (Lubbock),  59-48
TAPPS 1A — Covenant Academy (Cypress) def. Faustina Academy (Irving), 50-37
TCAF Div. 1 — Newman International Academy (Cedar Hill) def. Chisholm Trail Academy (Keene), 75-43
TCAF Div. 2 — Memorial Christian Academy (Killeen) def. Harvest Christian Academy (Bartonville), 54-44
TCAL 1A — Still Creek Christian (Bryan) def. Town East Christian (San Antonio, Texas), 43-30

Utah
6A — Davis (Kaysville) def. Westlake (Saratoga Springs), 60-55
5A — Lehi def. Farmington, 61-57
4A — Cedar (Cedar City) def. Desert Hills (St. George), 64-59
3A — Juab (Nephi) def. San Juan (Blanding), 54-50
2A — Layton Christian Academy (Layton) def. Enterprise, 60-53
1A — Panguitch def. Wendover, 56-42

Vermont
No state playoffs

Virginia
6A — Centreville (Clifton) def. Potomac (Dumfries), 63-49
5A — Stone Bridge (Ashburn) def. Green Run (Virginia Beach), 86-78
4A — Smithfield def. Handley (Winchester), 61-54
3A — Hopewell def. Abingdon, 58-55
2A — Union [Appalachia/Powell Valley] (Appalachia) def. East Rockingham (Elkton), 62-47
1A — McCluer (Buena Vista) def. Altavista Combined School (Altavista), 56-39
VISAA Div. 1 — Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach) def. Catholic (Virginia Beach), 58-48
VISAA Div. 2 — Blue Ridge (St. George) def. Norfolk Collegiate (Norfolk), 68-37
VISAA Div. 3 — Fairfax Christian (Vienna) def. Word of Life Academy (Springfield), 73-69

Washington
Spring season
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —
2B —
1B —

West Virginia
Spring season
AAA —
AA —
A —

Wisconsin
Div. 1 — Wauwatosa East (Wauwatosa) def. Kimberly, 62-44
Div. 2 — Pewaukee def. Onalaska, 54-37
Div. 3 — St. Catherine's (Racine) def. Lake Country Lutheran (Hartland), 68-49
Div. 4 — Lourdes (Oshkosh) def. The Prairie School (Racine), 43-41
Div. 5 — Hustisford def. McDonell Central (Chippewa Falls), 69-35

Wyoming
4A — Central (Cheyenne) def. Thunder Basin (Gillette), 55-40
3A — Worland def. Mountain View, 55-49
2A — Rocky Mountain (Cowley) def. Big Piney, 53-42
1A — Upton def. Saratoga, 69-54
HIGHSCORE/AVCA Players of the Week - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
For the week of May 3-9

Boys Volleyball

Midwest Region
(Includes: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Andrew Fedmasu, Plainfield North (Plainfield, Illinois)
Junior | RS/OH/MB

13 Games Played
Kills: 55
Kills/Game: 4.23
Digs: 32
Digs/Game: 2.46
Receptions: 46
Rcpt/Game: 3.54
Aces: 8
Blocks: 7

Brendan Louthain, Roncalli (Indianapolis, Indiana)
6'2 | Junior | OH

12 Games Played
Kills: 46
Kills/Game: 3.83
Digs: 30
Digs/Game: 2.50
Receptions: 52
Rcpt/Game: 4.33
Aces: 3
Blocks: 3

Northeast Region
(Includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington D.C.)

Ryan Barringer, Masuk (Monroe, Connecticut)
6'3 | Junior | MH/OH

12 Games Played
Kills: 38
Kills/Game: 3.17
Digs: 4
Receptions: 1
Aces: 2
Blocks: 14

Blake Wagner, Manheim Central (Manheim, Pennsylvania)
6'1 | Senior | OH/MH

8 Games Played
Kills: 46
Kills/Game: 5.75
Digs: 18
Digs/Game: 2.25
Receptions: 28
Rcpt/Game: 3.50
Aces: 4
Blocks: 2

South Region
(Includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

Andre Aguilar, Freedom (Orlando, Florida)
6'4 | Junior | S/OH

9 Games Played
Kills: 35
Kills/Game: 3.89
Digs: 20
Digs/Game: 2.22
Receptions: 12
Rcpt/Game: 1.33
Blocks: 5

Brayden Green, Park Vista (Lake Worth, Florida)
6'4 | Junior | S/OPP

6 Games Played
Kills: 34
Kills/Game: 5.67
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 3.83
Receptions: 14
Rcpt/Game: 2.33
Aces: 2
Blocks: 6

West Region
(Includes: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

Cole Hauser, Madison (San Diego, California)
6'2 | Junior | OH/MB/OPP

8 Games Played
Kills: 63
Kills/Game: 7.88
Digs: 26
Digs/Game: 3.25
Receptions: 39
Rcpt/Game: 4.88
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

Jordan Shinaut, Sunrise Mountain (Peoria, Arizona)
6'6 | Senior | OH
12 Games Played
Kills: 46
Kills/Game: 3.83
Digs: 4
Receptions: 18
Rcpt/Game: 1.50
Blocks: 4

Girls Volleyball

California
Mikela Labno, Hilmar
6'2" | Senior | OH

7 Sets Played
Kills: 35
Kills/Game: 5
Digs: 19
Digs/Game: 2.71
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

Massachusetts
Sally Butler, Old Rochester Regional (Mattapoisett)
6'1" | Junior | MB/OPP

6 Sets Played
Kills: 18
Kills/Game: 3
Digs: 3
Digs/Game: 0.5
Aces: 2
Blocks: 8

New York
Emily Sclabach, Clarence
5'5" | Sophomore | S

15 Sets Played
Assists: 133
Assists/Game: 8.87
Team Hitting%: 0.305
Digs: 10
Digs/Game: 0.67
Aces: 6
High school girls basketball rankings: Four HIGHSCORE Top 25 teams prepping for GEICO Nationals - HIGHSCORE
High school girls basketball rankings: Four MaxPreps Top 25 teams prepping for GEICO Nationals
GEICO Nationals gets underway in Fort Myers, Fla., next week with what may be the most significant field in the 12-year history of the event. All four teams headed to the Sunshine State are ranked in this week's MaxPreps Top 25 high school girls basketball rankings, including No. 1 Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) and No. 2 Westlake (Atlanta).

ESPNU will air both semifinal contests Friday, beginning with Lake Highland Prep meeting No. 9 Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) at 10:30 a.m. EST and followed by Westlake (who earned the top seed) taking on unbeaten Utah state champion No. 11 Fremont (Plain City) at 12:30 p.m. EST.

The combined record of the four teams in the field is 75-0 and it's likely winner take all in terms of the final No. 1 ranking and national championship.

Saturday's championship game is slated for 10 a.m. EST on ESPN2.

No. 4 Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.), No. 5 Edison Academy (Detroit) and No. 20 Chaska (Minn.) are the only other ranked teams with seasons still in progress.

NOTE: Coaches and team personnel are encouraged to update schedules and results on MaxPreps – especially those in the mix for MaxPreps Top 25 consideration. For assistance or questions, please reach out to [email protected]
Valor Christian moves into the MaxPreps Top 25 after winning the Colorado 5A title.
Photo by Steve Abeyta
Valor Christian moves into the MaxPreps Top 25 after winning the Colorado 5A title.
MaxPreps Top 25 Girls Basketball Rankings

Record: 19-0 | Last week: 1
The Highlanders' last game was Feb. 27 and the last game closer than 10 points was Dec. 22, 2020, so getting ready for the opening game at GEICO Nationals isn't going to be an easy task.

2. Westlake (Atlanta)
Record:
20-0 | Last week: 2
A planned game against No. 1 Lake Highland Prep would have been one of the highlights of the year — but it was canceled for COVID reasons. There is a chance that game will finally be played, but only if Westlake beats Fremont and Lake Highland Prep beats Paul VI at GEICO Nationals.

3. Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati)
Record:
28-0 | Last week: 3
Season complete.

4. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
Record:
13-0 | Last week: 4
Off since March 12, the Royals jump into the Section 6 title game Thursday against Wayzata. Hopkins has beaten Wayzata by 50 and 27 in the previous two meetings.

5. Edison Academy (Detroit)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: 5
The Pioneers move to the finals of the Division 2 District 59 playoffs later this week, most likely against twice-beaten Detroit University Prep. Then it's on to the regionals with the state finals scheduled for April 9.

6. Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 6
Beat Staley 77-40 in the Class 6 semifinals and Webster Groves 58-37 in the final. That's the 11th state championship for IWA and the 10th for coach Dan Rolfes. Almost everyone's back next year.

7. Norman (Okla.)
Record:
19-0 | Last week: 8
Season complete.

8. St. John-Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: 9
Season complete.

9. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 10
The Panther players, coaches and fans thought the season was over after a 68-66 rivalry win over St. John's on Feb. 9 — but GEICO Nationals stepped in, and PVI got a reprieve.

10. DeSoto (Texas)
Record:
28-2 | Last week: 11
Season complete.

11. Fremont (Plain City, Utah)
Record:
26-0 | Last week: 15
In 2018, an unheralded team from out west arrived at GEICO Nationals and was expected to be cannon fodder for the eastern powerhouses in attendance. Instead, Central Valley (Spokane Valley, Wash.) stunned its higher-ranked opponents, beat vaunted Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.) in the title game, and finished No. 1 in the nation. Fremont is hoping that same script plays out in 2021.

12. Newark (Ohio)
Record:
28-2 | Last week: 12
Season complete.

13. Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Record:
17-0 | Last week: NR
Colorado's Class 5A champion beat Regis Jesuit by 25 in the title game. The Eagles won all five state tournament games by 20 points or more.

14. Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 14
Season complete.

15. Cypress Creek (Houston)
Record:
32-1 | Last week: 7
Season complete.

16. New Hope Academy (Landover Hills, Md.)
Record: 13-3
| Last week: 16
Season complete.

17. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
Record:
21-2 | Last week: 17
Season complete.

18. Rutgers Prep (Somerset, N.J.)
Record:
13-0 | Last week: 18
Season complete.

19. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
Record:
25-2 | Last week: 19
Season complete.

20. Chaska (Minn.)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: 20
The Hawks draw Minnetonka in the AAAA Section 2 finals Thursday. The first meeting between the two went to overtime before Chaska pulled it out, so don't expect the usual early-round blowout by the nationally-ranked team. In fact, if Chaska is at all looking ahead to a shot at No. 4 Hopkins, an upset is not only possible, but likely.

21. Hazel Green (Ala.)
Record:
36-1 | Last week: 21
Season complete.

22. Pius X (Lincoln, Neb.)
Record:
25-0 | Last week: 23
Season complete.

23. Crown Point (Ind.)
Record:
25-1 | Last week: 24
Season complete.

24. Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte, N.C.)
Record:
12-0 | Last week: 25
Season complete.

25. Shawnee Mission Northwest (Shawnee Mission, Kan.)
Record:
23-0 | Last week: NR
Season complete.

Dropped out: No. 11 Grandview (Aurora, Colo.)
KK Bransford named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Ohio High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
KK Bransford named 2020-21 MaxPreps Ohio High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

KK Bransford of Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Ohio High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-11 junior forward was the key player for the Cougars en route to the Division 1 championship and a perfect 28-0 season.

Bransford powered her way to 21.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.0 steals per game while shooting 41 percent from 3-point distance and posting a 2.7 assist/turnover ratio. Bransford also scored eight points in the second overtime of Mount Notre Dame's 57-55 win over Newark in the Division 1 final.

Mount Notre Dame is ranked No. 3 in the country and riding a 72-game win streak. Bransford is regarded as the No. 27 prospect in the Class of 2022, according to ESPN Hoopgurlz.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.