Sports writer Paul Johnson ranks to the top area girls basketball teams from 1-5; plus the five knocking on the door.
1. Bolingbrook (2-0): The champs get at it in earnest with tough test against Lincoln-Way East tonight. 2. Waubonsie Valley (8-1): Morice, Williford keep Warriors moving despite personnel losses. 3. Neuqua Valley (6-1): Wildcats suffered first loss of the season Tuesday to Waubonsie. 4. Minooka (7-2): Stephanie Furr has the Indians off to a fast start. 5. Benet Academy (6-3): Redwings broke three-game skid by knocking off previously unbeaten Marist Saturday. Next best (in alphabetical order): Downers Grove South, Hinsdale South, Joliet Catholic, Naperville Central, Oswego.