Our top 10 High School basketball teams

By NEMS Daily Journal

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