BIG LEXI’S BIG 25: Michigan Girl’s Basketball Rankings




WB brings back Indya and Summer Davis, the Davis twins, and Georgetown Commits, as seniors this year. WB won the state championship two years ago and was the runner up last year in an upset vs Rockford in the state finals. I believe WB will play this season with a chip on their shoulder all year long, a revenge season mixed with it being the Davis twins’ senior year will guarantee WB leaving everything they have on the court every single game.



SR Anaya Hardy, Louisville Commit, is a player I’ve had my eye on for years ever since I saw the pictures and videos of her DUNKING. Hardy is surrounded by an entire team of ballers, SR Christian Sanders is a University of Chicago Commit and JR Imani Johnson led the way in perhaps Detroit Renaissance’s biggest win of the season in the Michigan Hardwood Classic when they beat Chicago Kenwood Academy 59-52. Johnson dropped 23 points and pulled down 9 boards in the win.



#3 ROCKFORD (6-0)

Rockford won their first state final in school history last season, upsetting West Bloomfield. They’re also off to a 6-0 start this season, however, Rockford graduated their MVP, Alyssa Wypych, who is now in her freshman season at Michigan Tech. The Rams still have a Wypych who helps lead the team — JR Guard Anna Wypych. They also return SR standout Grace Lyons. Rockford had a really big win in the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament vs Chelsea 49-36.


#4 Detroit Edison (7-0)

DEPSA’s only in-state loss last season before the playoffs began was to West Bloomfield, and this season, DEPSA has started off even better with an unbeaten record of 13-0 so far this season. Returning for DEPSA is SR Guard and East Carolina Commit Devin Hagemann. Her maturity in big games and moments is already showing itself this season. Hagemann dropped 20 points in the OT win over Parma Western. Big additions this year are also JR Guard Isis Johnson, Kentucky Commit, who sat out SO year and SR Guard Na’Kiya Bonner, Indiana Tech Commit. Big wins over Detroit Country Day and Chicago Kenwood.



This is a team that didn’t get the respect they deserved from me and a lot of the state last season because they lost early on to Lansing Catholic (another school who was HEAVILY doubted by everyone in the state until they went on to WIN STATES last season). I’m not making the same mistake this season. Father Richard’s biggest wins so far this season are over the defending state champs Lansing Catholic, Catholic Central and Arbor Prep.



Belleville football is known across the state for having one of the best programs in the state, but Belleville basketball, girls and boys, are gaining notice for being atop the best basketball programs in the state, too. Belleville girls basketball gained a freshman phenom type of player in Guard/Forward Combo Sydney Savoury. Savoury has already had visits or offers by UCLA, BYU and Texas A&M. Savoury is a walking double-double and made it on ESPN’s 2027 HS Freshmen Watch List. Savoury already had a 31-point, 10 rebound game this year and is going to be one of the most exciting players to watch in HS hoops for years to come.


#7 GOODRICH (8-0)

Goodrich is looking to make it back to the Breslin for revenge this year after falling in the state semifinals last season. The Martians return multiple key players from last season’s squad, led by JR Guard Ella Place who won Game MVP in a big win over Grand Blanc, scoring a team-high 17 points in the Carmody Classic. SR Guard Alexis Kosmowski and Sophomore Guard Kayla Hairston also returns for the Martians after putting in WORK in the offseason. Goodrich graduated their main scoring threat, Riley Place (FR at Rochester now) from last season’s squad, which have been big shoes to fill.


#8 GRAND HAVEN (8-0)

Grand Haven has cruised to an 8-0 start to the season. Their closest game was an 18-point win over Hudsonville, however, Grand Haven will be truly battle tested for the first time this season on Tuesday 1/9 when they face the defending state champs and my #3 Ranked Rockford. Guard Emerson Berndt has been leading the way in scoring, in part thanks to PG Gillian Sorrelle who is an assisting machine.



GR West Catholic returns SR Guard Reese Polega, Purdue Fort Wayne Commit, and JR Guard Elisha Dykstra who is still uncommitted, but will definitely play college ball somewhere as long as she wants to. Dykstra’s sister, Cadence, graduated last season and plays college ball at Toledo now, which was a huge loss for Grand Rapids West Catholic. Their only loss on the season is to my #3 ranked Rockford, so I’m not knocking them much for that.


#10 ARBOR PREP (7-2)

Arbor Prep is a team that always battle-tests themselves with out of conference games since they are D3 and want to make sure they are playing tough teams to be ready come playoff time. They have been led the last 3 years and will continue to be led this year by SR’s Stephanie and Stacy Utomi, the Utomi Twins. You can’t knock them for their 1st loss of the season to Gabriel Richard, my #5 ranked team, however, I put Arbor Prep at #10 because of their loss to Northwest that they should’ve won. Arbor Prep has had some big wins this season against really strong teams including wins over Lake Fenton, Powers Catholic, Wayne Memorial and Lowell.


#11 Detroit Country Day (8-2)


#12 Wayne Memorial (5-2)


#13 Lowell (6-1)


#14 Chelsea (6-2)


#15 Northwest Jackson (5-1)


#16 East Kentwood (7-1)


#17 Holland West Ottawa (4-2)


#18 Byron Center (7-2)


#19 Hudsonville (5-2)


#20 Powers Catholic (5-1)


#21 Lansing Catholic (3-3)


#22 Saline (6-0)


#23 Dewitt (6-1)


#24 Negaunee (9-0)


#25 Canton (7-0)