Friday, March 1, 2024

Rick Armstrong’s Aurora-Elgin area boys basketball rankings and player of the week

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Yorkville makes the biggest move up the rankings that are topped by Waubonsie Valley, while West Aurora’s Jordan Brooks is the player of the week.

Top 10

With records through Monday and previous rankings in parentheses.

1. Waubonsie Valley 24-2 (1)

Warriors bounce back from loss to Neuqua Valley, win 61-40 vs. team from Racine, Wisconsin.

2. Yorkville 18-10 (4)

Foxes post statement wins over higher sectional seeds Metea Valley and Oswego East.

3. Oswego East 19-10 (2)

Jehvion Starwood scores 15 points but it’s not enough in tough 72-50 loss at Yorkville.

4. Metea Valley 18-10 (3)

Senior guard James Parker scores 20 points, lifts Mustangs past Naperville North.

5. Kaneland 22-5 (6)

Troyer Carlson tops Joe Fisher’s 1,450 points to become Knights’ all-time leading scorer.

6. Batavia 18-8 (7)

Bulldogs add good playoff prep with 6:30 p.m. Thursday home game against Wheaton St. Francis.

7. Burlington Central 20-9 (8)

Junior guard LJ Kerr plays Rocket booster in Fox Valley Conference win over Jacobs.

8. West Aurora 19-10 (5)

A win is a win is a win but receiving forfeit at cost of rivalry game with East Aurora isn’t satisfying.

9. Geneva 16-12 (10)

Viking knock off Fox Valley Conference champion Crystal Lake South 62-57 for fifth straight win.

10. Aurora Christian 18-8 (9)

Cameron Morel and Marshawn Cocroft earn all-conference honors for the Eagles.

Player of the Week

Jordan Brooks, who has been outstanding all season, averaged 26 points in three games for West Aurora. The senior guard scored a career-high 35 points in a 75-51 win over Plainfield South, added 22 in a 74-47 win over Plainfield Central and had 21 in a 48-44 loss to Plainfield North.

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