Starting to think that I bring some sort of bad luck.
I wrote two stories last week, one about Taunton and one about St. John's Prep, and look what happened, they both lost.
In a stunning result Sunday afternoon, Waltham dropped the undefeated Eagles, 68-55, moving them two spots down in this week's Top 20. With the win, the Hawks make their first appearance in the rankings, in the 19th spot.
Danvers, which, remains undefeated, took Prep's place as the second-ranked team.
Mansfield, which won its eighth consecutive game Sunday, edging out No. 15 Brockton, 66-41, moved into the third spot. The 11th-ranked Tigers only went down one spot after their crushing 77-76 loss to New Bedford.
Cardinal Spellman, which is 6-0 in the Catholic Central League, rounds out the Top 20.
One thing that hasn't changed? Central Catholic has yet to lose a game in Massachusetts this season and remains in the top spot for another week.
Andy Deossa covers boys’ basketball for the Boston Globe. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Andy_Deossa.
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