News4JAX Super 6 girls basketball: Providence, Ridgeview swap spots in rankings

The News4JAX girls basketball Super 6 rankings are published Tuesday's during the regular season. (News4JAX)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4JAX Super 6 girls basketball rankings will be published each Tuesday during the regular season. There will be a one-week break for Christmas and will resume Jan. 3. Records are through Dec. 19.

Super 6 girls basketball rankings

Rank, School, Record, Classification

1. (1) Bishop Kenny (10-1, Class 4A)

Notable wins: Episcopal, Gainesville, Orange Park, Ribault, Vero Beach.

Glance: The Crusaders pushed their winning streak to seven games with a 57-33 win over Gainesville in their lone game in our Super 6 window. Kenny wraps up its pre-Christmas schedule on Tuesday against Orlando Jones. It sounds like a broken record each week, but Clare Coyle (11.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg), Riley Talbert (10.7 ppg) and Sophia Rueppell (10.5 ppg) are continuing to pace Kenny. Coyle had 21 points in the win over Gainesville. The Crusaders have been our No. 1 team all season. They are No. 15 in the state by MaxPreps.

2. (2) Oakleaf (10-1, Class 6A)

Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Mainland, Paxon, Ponte Vedra, San Jose Prep.

Glance: Solid week since our last Super 6, with wins over Columbia (9437) and a very good Ponte Vedra (66-62). A big Clay County clash against Orange Park on Wednesday is the final game this week. Kaylah Turner (22.6 ppg), Fantasia James (15.7 ppg) and Trista Brown (10.2 ppg) are powering Oakleaf. They’ve won nine straight games.

3. (3) Jackson (8-2, Class 4A)

Notable wins: Bolles, Gainesville, NC GBB Academy, San Jose Prep.

Glance: The Tigers ran their winning streak to five games with a solid 52-44 victory over San Jose Prep in their lone game since our last Super 6. They’ve got two more games this week before Christmas, home games against Camden County (Tuesday) and Orange Park (Thursday).

4. (4) Bolles (9-3, Class 4A)

Notable wins: Orange Park, Ponte Vedra, Providence, Raines, St. Augustine, University Christian.

Glance: The Bulldogs haven’t played since our last Super 6. They take their three-game winning streak into a clash with Northwest Guilford (NC) on Tuesday, then have two more tournament games up in North Carolina on Wednesday and Thursday. Presley Norman (7.3 ppg) and Evelyn Freeman (7.2 ppg) follow.

5. (6) Providence (8-2, Class 3A)

Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Trenton, Trinity Catholic.

Glance: The Stallions added a 50-26 win over Hilliard since our last check in. They’ve got a busy finish to the week, with games against Oviedo (Tuesday), Deltona (Wednesday) and Master’s Academy (Thursday) before the Christmas break. Ella Ortman (17.9 ppg) and Janai Jordan (12 ppg) are leading Providence.

6. (5) Ridgeview (9-3, Class 5A)

Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Keystone Heights, Nease, Sandalwood, Trinity Christian.

Glance: A 1-1 week for the Panthers, with a win over Creekside (53-33) and a disappointing OT loss (67-60) to Mandarin. Opted to leave Ridgeview in ahead of San Jose Prep and Ribault for the final rankings of the 2022 calendar year. The Panthers wrap up the pre-Christmas slate on Wednesday against Raines. Paetyn Miller (11.2 ppg), Nacoya Blocton (10.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg) and Nia Blocton (9.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg) have continued to lead Ridgeview.

On the bubble

Bartram Trail (8-6, Class 7A); Beachside (9-2, Class 4A); Bradford (6-2, Class 3A); Episcopal (5-6, Class 3A); First Coast (9-4, Class 6A); Fleming Island (7-3, Class 6A); Fort White (8-4, Class 1A); Hilliard (7-3, Class 1A); Keystone Heights (8-3, Class 4A); Nease (7-3, Class 6A); Orange Park (5-4, Class 6A); Paxon (9-3, Class 4A); Ponte Vedra (5-4, Class 6A); Raines (6-6, Class 4A); St. Augustine (8-5, Class 5A); St. Johns Country Day (4-4, Class 2A); St. Joseph (10-1, Class 2A); San Jose Prep (8-5, independent); Sandalwood (6-5, Class 7A); Tocoi Creek (9-4, Class 4A); Trinity Christian (9-4, Class 3A); University Christian (6-2, Class 2A).

About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.