Super 6 girls basketball: Sandalwood opens up at the top

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4Jax girls basketball Super 6 poll will be published each Thursday through the end of the regular season. The poll includes only teams in the Florida High School Athletic Association. Records are through Nov. 27 games. This is the first poll of the season.

Rank, School, Record, Classification

1. Sandalwood (3-0), Class 7A

Notable wins: Duluth, Ga., Nease.

Good start for the Saints, who are playing without injured star wing Caitlin McGee to start the season. Amari Wright leads the way early at 15 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Freshman Jada Jones isn’t far behind at 12 points and 7.5 rpg.

2. Middleburg (4-0), Class 5A

Notable wins: Creekside, Tallahassee Lincoln.

Nice way for the Broncos to get things rolling this season. They went 2-0 at the Thanksgiving Classic, beating Sandy Creek, Ga. (50-31) and Tallahassee Lincoln (71-63). They also knocked off a 4-1 Creekside in the opener (69-59). Big one on Dec. 4 against rival Bishop Kenny, the state runner-up last year. Britany Range is off to a torrid start (22.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg). Skylar Baltezegar is averaging a double-double (13.3 ppg and 13.3 rpg).

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