Prep hoops power rankings
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association released its most recent prep basketball power rankings prior to Tuesday’s action and two Tri-City area teams are firmly entrenched in the playoffs.
Patterson, at No. 7 in Class 3A, is assured a home playoff game, while Central Catholic, at No. 13, is looking to remain in the top 16 and host in the first round.
Since the rankings were released, the ’Jacks defeated Berwick Tuesday and will travel to face Franklin Friday.
Meanwhile, Central Catholic won its season finale Wednesday against Gueydan.
The top 16 teams will host playoff games in round one, while the Top 32 teams advance to the postseason in each class.
Brackets will be released Monday.
Morgan City, which finished its season Tuesday with a loss to Assumption, was ranked No. 54 in Tuesday’s Class 4A rankings, while Berwick, which closes its season Friday at E.D. White, is ranked No. 51 in Class 3A.