Lady Rebs keep same neighbors

Lady Rebs keep same neighbors
The new Class 2A girls’ state basketball rankings looked a lot like the old one.
With Obion Central remaining No. 2 and only Grainger and Livingston Academy flip-flopping between three and four, the Associated Press Top 10 released Monday remained the same as a week ago.
The Lady Rebels still trail only Upperman in the double-A girls’ listing. OC (19-1), which will shoot for the program’s 10th straight 20-win season tonight in a trip to Haywood, did close the gap between the two, however, trailing the also 19-1 Lady Bees by just 17 points in statewide balloting of sports writers and broadcasters.
Obion Central collected four first-place votes (the same as last week), while Upperman got 14.
Also standing pat in the poll was Dyersburg at No. 5. A District 13AA showdown between the Lady Rebs and Trojan girls looms Friday at Troy with OC looking to complete a season sweep of the series after earlier winning by four points on D’burg’s home court.
In Class 1A, District 14A leader Lake County (15-3) remained No. 1 with a comfortable margin over second-place Moore County.
Madison Academic (18-2) was a second West Tennessee representative in the ratings at No. 3.
On the boys’ side, reigning state champion Lake County fell from third to fifth in Class 1A after losing in overtime to sixth-ranked (2A) Liberty in overtime Saturday.
It marked the second time this season that the Falcons (10-7) had fallen to the Crusaders.
Liberty (16-4) rose three places from ninth in last week’s poll.
Defending Class 2A champ Bolivar is still second behind Christ Presbyterian Academy. Jackson South Side moved up one spot to ninth.
Dyer County (19-1), whose only loss is to No. 2 Southwind, stayed at No. 5 in triple-A.
Ridgeway sits atop the Class 3A boys’ poll, while Memphis Booker T. Washington leads the boys’ 1A listings.
Riverdale is No. 1 in the girls’ 3A poll.
A complete poll listing can be found on page 7. Published in The Messenger 1.17.12

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