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Area basketball teams see movement in latest ASWA basketball poll

December 15, 2016

There was lots of movement for area basketball teams in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association basketball rankings, released late Wednesday evening.

The Spring Garden Lady Panthers (6-2) saw the biggest movement. They jumped three spots to No. 2 in the Class 1A girls rankings. Spring Garden hosts Class 3A, No. 9 Pleasant Valley (5-4) on Thursday.

Speaking of Spring Garden, the Panther boys (4-1) moved up two spots to No. 6 in the 1A boys poll. They will also host Pleasant Valley on Thursday.

The Cherokee County Warriors (3-2) jumped into the top five at No. 5 in the Class 4A boys rankings, up two spots from last week. The Warriors host Class 3A, No. 6 Plainview (8-1) on Friday.

Speaking of Cherokee County, the Lady Warriors (6-1) fell one spot to No. 4 this week. They also host Class 3A, No. 6 Plainview (10-0) on Friday.

In the Class 2A girls rankings, Collinsville (8-2) inched up a spot to No. 8 and Sand Rock (6-2) maintained its No. 10 ranking. Collinsville travels to Cedar Bluff on Thursday, while Sand Rock opens the Cherokee Invitational Tournament against host Gaylesville on Friday.

Piedmont’s boys (3-1) held steady at No. 8 in the Class 3A boys poll. The Bulldogs play at Glencoe on Thursday.

One other boys team received consideration for this week’s rankings: Class 2A Collinsville (8-2).

This week’s complete rankings are listed below. The next poll will be released on Jan. 11.

BOYS

CLASS 7A

1. Mountain Brook (10-0)

2. Lee-Montgomery (9-0)

3. Smiths Station (11-0)

4. McGill-Toolen (9-4)

5. Auburn (9-2)

6. Huffman (9-1)

7. Sparkman (6-4)

8. Murphy (10-4)

9. Hoover (9-3)

10. Grissom (6-4)

Others nominated: Central-Phenix City (4-1), Fairhope (5-4), Gadsden City (7-6), James Clemens (5-3), Spain Park (5-5).

CLASS 6A

1. Pelham (8-1)

2. Austin (11-0)

3. Daphne (12-0)

4. Carver-Montgomery (4-3)

5. Spanish Fort (8-2)

6. LeFlore (11-2)

7. Muscle Shoals (7-0)

8. Blount (10-5)

9. Fort Payne (9-2)

10. Chelsea (8-4)

Others nominated: Florence (7-1), Hazel Green (5-3), Helena (7-3), Sidney Lanier (6-3).

CLASS 5A

1. Jemison-Huntsville (12-2)

2. Lee-Huntsville (8-4)

3. Sumter Central (12-2)

4. Guntersville (10-2)

5. Wilcox Central (9-1)

6. St. John Paul II (7-4)

7. St. Paul’s (6-1)

8. Alexandria (7-1)

9. Faith-Mobile (8-4)

10. Douglas (8-2)

Others nominated: Calera (7-5), Dallas Co. (5-2), Russellville (5-1), Sylacauga (7-1), Talladega (6-2).

CLASS 4A

1. Cordova (6-1)

2. Andalusia (4-0)

3. Madison Academy (5-4)

4. West Limestone (9-1)

5. Cherokee Co. (3-2)

6. Winfield (6-2)

7. Anniston (6-3)

8. Trinity (8-0)

9. Escambia Co. (6-3)

10. White Plains (6-3)

Others nominated: Ashford (8-2), Childersburg (6-3).

CLASS 3A

1. Midfield (7-1)

2. Holly Pond (12-0)

3. Geraldine (9-0)

4. Montevallo (7-2)

5. Prattville Christian (7-2)

6. Plainview (8-1)

7. Hillcrest-Evergreen (6-1)

8. Piedmont (3-1)

9. Straughn (4-2)

10. Clarke Co. (5-2)

Others nominated: New Hope (5-4).

CLASS 2A

1. Tanner (4-1)

2. St. Luke’s (7-1)

3. Abbeville (7-1)

4. Lanett (2-0)

5. Vincent (8-3)

6. Westbrook Christian (7-2)

7. Barbour Co. (5-3)

8. Central-Hayneville (5-1)

9. Elba (5-0)

10. R.C. Hatch (7-1)

Others nominated: Asbury (10-1), Chickasaw (7-1), Collinsville (8-2), Goshen (5-2), Samson (8-2), Sheffield (4-3).

CLASS 1A

1. Sacred Heart (9-2)

2. Skyline (12-0)

3. Georgiana (5-0)

4. Decatur Heritage (10-0)

5. Coosa Christian (8-2)

6. Spring Garden (4-1)

7. R.A. Hubbard (8-2)

8. Sweet Water (4-1)

9. Belgreen (7-1)

10. Ellwood (2-4)

Others nominated: Brantley (4-2), Linden (1-1), Pleasant Home (4-5), Talladega Co. Central (4-1).

AISA

1. Macon-East (11-0)

2. East Memorial (11-1)

3. Russell Christian (Miss.) (10-2)

4. Autauga Academy (7-1)

5. Lee-Scott (9-2)

6. Glenwood (5-0)

7. Escambia Aca. (5-1)

8. Northside Methodist (4-3)

9. Chambers Academy (2-1)

10. Edgewood (3-6)

Others nominated: None.

GIRLS

CLASS 7A

1. Sparkman (13-2)

2. McGill-Toolen (10-2)

3. Hoover (9-4)

4. Spain Park (6-3)

5. Gadsden City (10-2)

6. Hewitt-Trussville (9-7)

7. Central-Phenix City (7-2)

8. Thompson (6-4)

9. Auburn (8-4)

10. Tuscaloosa County (8-3)

Others nominated: Lee-Montgomery (4-8).

CLASS 6A

1. Homewood (9-0)

2. Hazel Green (13-0)

3. LeFlore (12-1)

4. Ramsay (7-2)

5. Athens (12-1)

6. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (8-1)

7. Clay-Chalkville (10-2)

8. Northview (12-1)

9. Brewer (11-1)

10. Shades Valley (5-3)

Others nominated: Hartselle (6-3), Center Point (6-4), Selma (9-1), Southside-Gadsden (7-1).

CLASS 5A

1. Wenonah (7-1)

2. Faith Academy (11-0)

3. Charles Henderson (6-0)

4. Brewbaker Tech (7-2)

5. Central-Tuscaloosa (12-4)

6. Sylacauga (8-1)

7. Mae Jemison (13-3)

8. Eufaula (6-1)

9. West Point (12-1)

10. Cleburne County (8-0)

Others nominated: Arab (8-5), BTW-Tuskegee (4-1), Carroll (9-1), Fairview (11-3).

CLASS 4A

1. Deshler (6-0)

2. Madison Academy (10-0)

3. St. James (9-0)

4. Cherokee County (6-1)

5. Hokes Bluff (4-1)

6. Madison County (8-3)

7. Greensboro (5-2)

8. Anniston (6-3)

9. Sipsey Valley (6-3)

10. Wilson (6-3)

Others nominated: BTW Magnet (4-2), Danville (8-3), Montgomery Catholic (8-0), Priceville (6-7).

CLASS 3A

1. Lauderdale County (8-1)

2. Locust Fork (9-0)

3. Lexington (9-1)

4. Montevallo (8-1)

5. Midfield (4-4)

6. Plainview (10-0)

7. Pisgah (7-2)

8. Hillcrest-Evergreen (7-0)

9. Pleasant Valley (5-4)

10. Clarke County (7-2)

Others nominated: Carbon Hill (9-0), Daleville (8-3), Geneva (10-3), Glencoe (5-3), Montgomery Academy (3-2), Susan Moore (8-2).

CLASS 2A

1. Samson (12-1)

2. Red Bay (7-1)

3. Geneva County (13-0)

4. Cold Springs (10-0)

5. Section (10-1)

6. Tanner (6-0)

7. Abbeville (7-1)

8. Collinsville (8-2)

9. Ider (5-2)

10. Sand Rock (6-2)

Others nominated: Mars Hill (5-5), Phil Campbell (7-4).

CLASS 1A

1. Loachapoka (10-1)

2. Spring Garden (6-2)

3. Decatur Heritage (5-1)

4. J.F. Shields (5-3)

5. Linden (1-1)

6. Pleasant Home (6-2)

7. Skyline (11-1)

8. Vina (13-2)

9. Brantley (8-2)

10. Westminster-Oak Mountain (7-2)

Others nominated: Addison (7-0), Georgiana (3-2), Isabella (8-2), Holy Spirit (6-1), R.A. Hubbard (5-3).

AISA

1. Glenwood (8-0)

2. Springwood (11-1)

3. Lee-Scott (11-0)

4. Lakeside (5-3)

5. Tuscaloosa Academy (8-2)

6. Wilcox Academy (NA)

7. Lowndes Academy (8-2)

8. Fort Dale Academy (7-2)

9. Pickens Academy (7-1)

10. Sparta Academy (8-3)

Others nominated: Eastwood (8-2), Edgewood Academy (6-4), Northside Methodist (8-3), Pike Liberal Arts (5-4).