Five area girls hoop teams ranked

Five Messenger-area girls basketball teams are ranked in the weekly IGHSAU rankings.

St. Edmond (11-1 overall) is currently fifth in Class 2A. The Gaels host Bishop Garrigan tonight.

Manson Northwest Webster (9-2) is ninth in 2A. The Cougars will host Laurens-Marathon tonight.

South Central Calhoun (10-1) is rated 10th and Pocahontas Area (10-2) is No. 15. The Titans will host Alta-Auerlia and the Indians hosted Graettinger-Terril on Thursday night.

In Class 1A, last year’s runner-up Newell-Fonda (11-1) is still the top-ranked team.

Earning this week’s No. 1 honors are Iowa City High (5A), Harlan (4A), MOC-Floyd Valley (3A) and Western Christian (2A).