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GIRLS BASKETBALL: BNL rises to No.19 in IBCA poll

Jeff Allen addresses his team during Day 1 of official practice for the 2016-17 season.

BNL coach Jeff Allen and the Stars are ranked No.19 in the latest IBCA poll.

Bedford North Lawrence, for the first time this season, cracked the Top 20 in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association girls basketball state poll.

The Stars (3-0) are ranked No.19 in the poll, which is not divided into class divisions. BNL has opened with impressive wins over Mooresville, Seymour and Mitchell, and this week the Stars face challenges against Bloomington South, North Central and Jeffersonville.

Columbus North is ranked No.1, followed by Homestead, Carmel and North Central.

IBCA POLL

1. Columbus North (2-0); Homestead (1-0); 3. Carmel (3-0); 4. North Central (3-0); 5. Penn (3-0); 6. Heritage Christian (1-1); 7. Plainfield (4-0); 8. Greenfield-Central (2-1); 9. Zionsville (3-0); 10. Pike (2-0)

11. Lawrence North (1-1); 12. East Chicago Central (3-0); 13. SB St. Josephs (2-0); 14. North Harrison (4-0); 15. Ben Davis (4-1); 16. Hamilton SE (4-1); 17. Evansville Central (2-0); 18. Roncalli (2-1); 19. BEDFORD NL (3-0); 20. Center Grove (3-1).