Our top 10 basketball teams
The Daily Journal’s high school basketball top 10 rankings, regardless of class, with records through Wednesday:
1. Ripley (20-4):Lady Tigers defeated Belmont in division play.Coming up:Played IAHS on Thursday; Tuesday – at Nettleton.
2. New Site (21-4):Lady Royals have 10-game winning streak.Coming up:Tonight – at Tishomigo County
3. H.W. Byers (18-4):Lady Lions have already clinched top seed in Division 2-1A.Coming up:Tonight – host Hickory Flat.
4. Pontotoc (21-3):Beat IAHS, 69-52, in division game this week.Coming up:Saturday – vs. 3A power Choctaw Central at Robertson’s Lady Challenge.
5. Belmont (16-5):Defending 3A state champs have losses to Pontotoc and Ripley.Coming up:Saturday – vs. host North Pontotoc at Robertson’s Lady Challenge.
6. Oxford (17-4):Lady Chargers star Alexus Malone has returned to lineup after injury.Coming up:Tonight – host New Hope.
7. NEW ALBANY (16-5): Jazmine Spears-led Lady Bulldogs beat Lafayette in division play.Coming up:Tonight – host Senatobia.
8. Potts Camp(20-4):Lady Cardinals are 5-0 in Division 2-2A play.Coming up:Tonight – host Alcorn Central in non-division game.
9. TUPELO (16-8):Lady Wave wrapped up Division 2-6A top seed this week.Coming up:Tonight – host Shannon; Saturday – vs. IAHS at Robertson’s Lady Challenge.
10. North Pontotoc (14-6): Shane Montgomery’s Lady Vikings have a 1-4 record against five ranked teams.Coming up:Tonight – host Lewisburg; Saturday – vs. Belmont at Robertson’s Lady Challenge.Boys
1. Booneville (19-3): Second straight week at No. 1. Blue Devils riding 16-game win streak. Coming up: Saturday – host Olive Branch.
2. Baldwyn (22-1): Won 3 straight since Prentiss title loss. Coming up: Tonight – host Corinth. Thursday – host Booneville.
3. Biggersville (18-5): Lions have two on the road and two at home to close regular season. Coming up: Tuesday – at Corinth.
4. Aberdeen (16-5): Bulldogs are 3-0 to start Division 2-3A play. Tonight – host Mooreville.
5. Mooreville (22-3): Troopers have reeled off 7 straight since losing at Booneville. Coming up: Tonight – at Aberdeen.
6. Shannon (19-6): Red Raiders picked up momentum-building win over Corinth this week. Coming up: Tonight – at Tupelo.
7. Corinth (18-6): Warriors have dropped 2 of last 3 games. Coming up: Tonight – at Baldwyn; Tuesday – host Biggersville.
8. Amory (16-4): Panthers have won 8 in a row. Coming up: Tonight – host Myrtle Saturday – host Aberdeen.
9. Houston (16-4): Toppers are quietly 4-0 in Division 2-4A. Coming up: Tonight – at Kosciusko.
10. Tupelo (15-10): Lost to Baldwyn at Hotbed but have won 5 of 6. Coming up: Tonight – host Shannon. Tuesday – host New Albany.