1. Lincoln-Way East (4-0): After strong start, Griffins return to gym during layoff to iron out a few wrinkles. Oh, what’s that? Coach Jim Martin can’t find any wrinkles? Trust me, he’ll keep looking.
2. Marist (6-0): Leah Bolton, JeTaun Rouse and RedHawks serve notice with early victories over Homewood-Flossmoor and Rich Central.
3. Marian Catholic (3-1): Despite heavy graduation losses, the Spartans look to be in the thick of it again. Would you expect any less from coach Annie Byrne?
4. Homewood-Flossmoor (5-2): Thirteen was the Vikings’ lucky number in a 49-33 victory over Bloom Township. Lauren Parker scored 13 points. Amena Brent grabbed 13 rebounds.
5. Rich Central (7-2): Rockets rocket to fast start behind the play of Chaz Duson, Alex Stanford and Jessica Warren.
Next Best in Alphabetical Order: Andrew, Bloom Township, Lincoln-Way West, Oak Forest, Richards.
(Covering the following Patch communities: Chicago Heights, Evergreen Park, Frankfort, Homewood-Flossmoor, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos, Tinley Park and the neighboring private schools that draw students from those communities).