Our top 10 High School basketball teams

By NEMS Daily Journal

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

GIRLS
1. Ripley (14-4): The Lady Tigers knocked off top-ranked Southaven last Saturday. Coming up: Saturday – at Holly Springs.
2. New Site (16-4): Lady Royals have wins against Pontotoc and IAHS. Coming up: Tonight – Prentiss County Tournament.
3. H.W. Byers (12-4): Defending 1A state champs nearly beat No. 1 Bay High last week. Coming up: Tonight – host Coldwater.
4. Pontotoc (15-3): Defending 4A state champs beat No. 7 Itawamba AHS. Coming up: Tonight – at Tishomingo County.
5. Belmont (14-3): Defending 3A state champs have tough schedule coming up. Coming up: Tonight – at Kossuth.
6. Itawamba AHS (12-5): Kim Mallory scored 20 in team’s loss to Pontotoc. Coming up: Tonight – at Shannon.
7. Oxford (14-4): Lady Chargers suffered a stinging loss to New Hope. Coming up: Tonight – at Saltillo.
8. NEW ALBANY (12-4): Jazmine Spears-led Lady Bulldogs are improving. Coming up: Tonight – Union County Tournament.
9. Potts Camp (15-4): Lady Cardinals have a recent win against North Pontotoc. Coming up: Tonight – host Blue Mountain.
10. NORTH PONTOTOC (10-5): Shane Montgomery’s Vikings beat Tupelo last week. Coming up: Tonight – host Amory
Compiled by Gene Phelps

BOYS
1. BALDWYN (18-0): Tevin Lindsey is one of four players averaging double figures. Coming up: Tonight – Prentiss County Tournament, likely against Booneville Saturday.
2. BOONE-VILLE (13-3): Blue Devils have won 10 straight games. Coming up: Tonight – Prentiss County Tournament through Saturday.
3. CORINTH (14-4): Warriors are 7-0 inside Division 1-4A. Coming up: Tuesday – host Itawamba AHS
4. BIGGERSVILLE (16-5): Beat Class 3A contender East Side by 26. Coming up: Jan. 25 – host Pine Grove.
5. ABERDEEN (13-5): Bulldogs have 14 players who have played in at least 11 games. Coming up: Tuesday – at Mantachie.
6. SHANNON (15-6): Red Raiders have lost two of their last three. Coming up: Tonight – host Itawamba AHS
7. MOOREVILLE (18-5): Won the Lee County Tournament with a victory against Shannon. Coming up: Tonight – host Water Valley.
8. AMORY (11-4): Panthers were unranked but beat then-No. 2 Shannon and then-No. 3 Aberdeen back-to-back. Coming up: Tonight – at North Pontotoc
9. BLUE MOUNTAIN (12-3): Two of Cougars’ three losses came to No. 4 Biggersville. Coming up: Tonight – at Potts Camp.
10. TUPELO (12-9): Tupelo beat Columbus Wednesday to go 2-2 in division play. Coming up: Tuesday – at South Panola.
Compiled by Brandon Speck