Our top 10 basketball teams – January 25, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

The Daily Journal’s high school basketball top 10 rankings, regardless of class, with records through Wednesday:

GIRLS
1. Ripley (17-4): Coach Katie Bates will miss two games on maternity leave. Coming up: Tonight – at Booneville; Saturday – vs. IAHS at North Pontotoc.
2. New Site (18-4): Lady Royals have 7-game win streak. Coming up: Tonight – host East Union; Saturday – vs. New Hope in Ackerman.
3. H.W. Byers (17-4): Lady Lions host 6A Southaven Feb. 8 to end regular season. Coming up: Tonight – at Ingomar; Saturday – host Coffeeville.
4. Pontotoc (18-3): Defending 4A state champs have won 5 straight division games. Coming up: Tonight – at Shannon; Saturday – vs. Belmont at North Pontotoc.
5. Belmont (16-3): Defending 3A state champs have won 12 of last 13 games. Coming up: Saturday – vs. Pontotoc at North Pontotoc.
6. Itawamba AHS (13-6): Lady Indians are second at 6-1 in Division 1-4A play. Coming up: Tonight – host Amory; Saturday – vs. Ripley at North Pontotoc.
7. Oxford (15-4): Lady Chargers star Alexus Malone missed 2 games with an ankle injury. Coming up: Tonight – at West Point.
8. NEW ALBANY (14-4): Lady Bulldogs have won 9 straight and captured Union County Tournament title. Coming up: Tonight – at Mooreville; Saturday – vs. Scott Central in Ackerman.
9. Potts Camp (18-4): Lady Cardinals are unbeaten in division with a win against Bruce. Coming up: Tonight – host Strayhorn.
10. TUPELO (14-8): Lady Wave 4-1 in Division 2-6A play. Coming up: Tonight – at Nettleton.

Boys
1. BOONEVILLE (16-3): Won Prentiss County Tournament over rival Baldwyn. Coming up: Tonight – host Ripley.
2. BALDWYN (20-1): Only loss of the year to top-ranked Booneville. Coming up: Saturday – vs. Tupelo at Hotbed Classic.
3. BIGGERSVILLE (16-5): Lions are 7-0 in Division 1-1A. Coming up: Tonight – host Pine Grove.
4. ABERDEEN (15-5): Bulldogs have won back-to-back division games by 55 points each. Coming up: Tonight – at Water Valley.
5. CORINTH (16-5): Corinth game at Baldwyn postponed until Feb. 1. Coming up: Tuesday – at Shannon.
7. SHANNON (17-6): Red Raiders have won two straight in Division 1-4A. Coming up: Tonight – host Pontotoc.
6. MOOREVILLE (20-3): Troopers have won 5 straight. Coming up: Tonight: vs. New Albany.
8. AMORY (14-4): Pannthers have won 5 in a row. Coming up: Tonight – at Itawamba AHS.
9. INGOMAR (17-8): Falcons have won s6 straight, including the Union County title. Coming up: Tonight vs. Byers.
10. HOUSTON (14-4): Hilltoppers have won 3 straight and are 2-0 in Division 4-4A. Coming up: Tonight – host Leake Central.