As we head into all that madness, here’s a look at where things stand:
Eleven Panthers scored in the team’s only game last week, a rout of The Heights.
3. St. John’s (8-0) LR: 3
Freshman Amani Hansberry scored 20 points in the Cadets’ win over No. 9 Rock Creek Christian.
4. Eleanor Roosevelt (3-1) LR: 4
Quinton Mincey and Joemel McNair combined for 37 points in a 77-64 win over C.H. Flowers.
Despite 29 points from Terrance Williams, the Eagles fell to IMG Academy (Fla.) in the semifinals of the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
6. St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (7-1) LR: 6
The Saints were idle last week.
7. South County (7-0) LR: 9
The Stallions picked up wins over Battlefield, Patriot and Langley.
8. Gaithersburg (5-0) LR: 10
Mandela Tarke scored 20 points as the Trojans held on for a 68-66 win over Sherwood.
9. Rock Creek Christian (6-1) LR: 7
After a win over Fairfax Christian, the Eagles fell to St. John’s at the DMV Tip-Off.
10. St. Andrew’s (9-1) LR: 11
The Lions beat John Paul the Great on Sunday to win their Winter Invitational tournament.
11. Sidwell Friends (10-1) LR: 8
The Quakers lost for the first time Thursday, when they fell to then-No. 11 St. Andrew’s, 41-31.
12. National Christian (7-0) LR: 15
The Eagles won the Bull City Classic in Durham, N.C., by posting victories over Northwood and Bull City Prep — both from the host state.
13. Oxon Hill (1-0) LR: 12
The Clippers were idle as they prepared for the Mount Vernon Holiday Classic.
14. Episcopal (5-1) LR: 14
Darius Johnson put up 28 points in a 78-55 win over St. Albans.
15. Theodore Roosevelt (11-0) LR: 17
The Rough Riders were busy last week, earning wins over Coolidge, Anacostia, H.D. Woodson and Gwynn Park.
16. St. Charles (5-0) LR: NR
The Spartans preserved their undefeated start with a 71-58 win over Wise at the DMV Tip-Off.
The Tigers had no problems last week, scoring comfortable wins over Phelps, School Without Walls and Ballou.
18. Flint Hill (6-2) LR: 20
Twelve Huskies scored in a 102-67 win over Friendship Collegiate.
19. Good Counsel (8-3) LR: 19
The Falcons traveled to Florida and finished in third place at the Kreul Classic.
20. Riverdale Baptist (6-4) LR: 13
The Crusaders had a rough week, dropping three games at the prestigious Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas.
Dropped out: No. 16 Richard Montgomery (4-1)
On the bubble: Middleburg Academy, Centreville, Damascus, Yorktown