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:

1. Ripley (13-4): Jayla Chills-led Tigers have beaten Tupelo, New Site. Coming up: Saturday – No. 1 Southaven in Hickory Flat Domino’s Shootout.
2. New Site (14-4): Christy Clark and 2A Royals lost to previous No. 1 Class 6A Gulfport by 9. Coming up: Tonight – host Baldwyn.
3. H.W. Byers (11-3): Defending 1A state champs remain loaded with talent. Coming up: Tonight – at Independence.
4. Tupelo (11-7): Wave has had an up-and-down season, but has beaten Pontotoc, Oxford. Coming up: Tonight – at Grenada; Saturday – North Pontotoc in Belmont Challenge.
5. Pontotoc (14-3): Defending 4A state champs have losses to Tupelo, New Site. Coming up: Tonight – at IAHS.
6. Belmont (12-3): Defending 3A state champs have young lineup, but win against talented IAHS. Coming up: Tonight – host Holly Springs; Saturday – host Corinth.
7. Itawamba AHS (11-4): The talented Lady Indians are 4-0 in Division 1-4A play. Coming up: Tonight – host Pontotoc
8. Oxford (14-3): Two Malones are better than one for defending 5A champs. Coming up: Tonight – at New Hope.
9. Potts Camp (15-4): Lady Cardinals got a signature win early in season against Ripley. Coming up: Tonight – at Hickory Flat.
10. Kossuth (12-6): Rick Howell-coached Lady Aggies work in a tough Division 1-3A with Ripley, Belmont, Alcorn Central and Booneville. Coming up: Tuesday – at Ripley.

1. Baldwyn (15-0): Bearcats have wins over Aberdeen, Shannon, Biggersville. Coming up: Tonight – at New Site.
2. Shannon (13-4): Red Raiders losses against contenders Baldwyn, Booneville, Corinth, Tupelo. Coming up: Tonight – Lee County Tournament through Saturday.
3. Aberdeen (11-4): Wins over Corinth, Lanett, Ala. and Marshall Academy. Coming up: Tonight – hosts Monroe County Tournament through Saturday.
4. Corinth (13-4): Wins over Booneville, Shannon, two over Amory. Coming up: Tonight – at Tishomingo County.
5. Booneville (11-3): North champions have beaten Shannon, Tupelo and Mooreville. Coming up: Tonight – at Alcorn Central; Saturday – at New Albany.
6. Biggersville (14-5): Losses all to larger-class contenders. Class 1A Lions have beaten Booneville and New Albany. Coming up: Tonight – hosts Blue Mountain.
7. Tupelo (11-8): Golden Wave has beaten Shannon and Mooreville with losses to Booneville, two to 6A contender Desoto Central. Coming up: Tonight – at Grenada.
8. Mooreville (15-3): Austin Timms and the Troopers have lost only to Booneville, Tupelo and Baldwyn. Coming up: Tonight – Lee County Tournament through Saturday.
9. Saltillo (12-5): Maybe the surprise of the Top 10, Tigers have quality wins over West Point and North Pontotoc. Coming up: Tonight – Lee County Tournament through Saturday.
10. Blue Mountain (15-2): Cougars coming off win over Ripley in Tippah County Tournament finals. Coming up: Tonight – at Biggersville.
Compiled by Brandon Speck

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