Last game: Beat Centennial, 75-67. Next game: at Laurel Holiday Tournament Dec. 27 and 28.

6. (3) Centennial (3-3 county, 3-3 overall)

From a win-loss perspective, the Eagles struggled this past week with losses to Oakland Mills and Reservoir. But there is certainly no shame in either defeat, especially when you consider that Centennial was in both games until the very end. On the season, the team’s three losses are by a combined 18 points. Isaiah White has been extremely consistent, scoring at least 13 points in every game so far — one of only three county players to do that so far this season.

Last game: Lost to Reservoir, 75-67. Next game: at Liberty Holiday Tournament Dec. 27 and 28.

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7. (7) Marriotts Ridge (2-3 county, 3-3 overall)

Robert Davis continues to produce at an unbelievable level, scoring 30 or more points in back-to-back games to help him reach 1,000 points in his career and raise his season scoring average to 29.3. On the year, the senior point guard has literally accounted for half his team’s total points. And while the supporting cast has been solid, the Mustangs are going to need even more from them if they are going to avoid the kind of rollercoaster season they’re currently riding.

Last game: Lost to Mt. Hebron, 68-60. Next game: Winters Mill Holiday Mixer Dec. 27 and 28.

8. (NR) Howard (2-4 county, 2-4 overall)

The Lions make their rankings debut after edging Glenelg in their final game before break. First-year coach Seth Willingham has an extremely disciplined group that has been getting solid production from a number of different guys. The best of the bunch, though, have been Michaud Reyna (12.0 ppg) and Patrick O’Malley (12.2 ppg). O’Malley who is just a sophomore, has been especially impressive — going for a career-high 22 points in the team’s loss to Reservoir earlier in the week.

Last game: Beat Glenelg, 55-52. Next game: Howard Holiday Tournament Dec. 27 and 28.

On the bubble: Glenelg (2-4, 3-4), Hammond (1-5, 2-5), Long Reach (1-5, 2-5), Wilde Lake (0-6, 0-6).