Thompson's Duke Thomas drives toward the basket guarded by Shelby County's Emmanuel Hall in the Shelby County tournament boys' championship game Dec. 22 at BankTrust Arena. The Warriors and the Wildcats are both ranked No. 5 in their respective classes in the latest ASWA boys' basketball poll. (File)

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Four county teams ranked in top-10

Published 10:32am Thursday, January 10, 2013

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter

Four Shelby County boys’ basketball teams continued to receive state recognition in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association basketball polls released Jan. 10. Vincent, Shelby County, Thompson and Kingwood Christian were all ranked in the top-10 in their respective classifications.

The Vincent Yellow Jackets (14-4) moved up from No. 10 in the Dec. 20 poll to No. 6 in Class 2A this week. Vincent has recorded three straight wins including a 72-45 victory over B.B. Comer Jan. 8.

The Shelby County Wildcats (17-4) moved up to No. 5 in Class 5A. The Wildcats were ranked No. 6 in the last poll. The Wildcats are 5-1 in their last six games and are undefeated in area play.

The Thompson Warriors (20-2) moved from No. 10 to No. 5 in this week’s 6A poll. The Warriors are 6-1 since the last poll while winning their third straight Shelby County tournament.

The Kingwood Christian Lions (13-1) maintained their No. 4 ranking in the Alabama Independent School Association poll. The Lions are 5-0 since Dec. 20 while scoring an average of 72 points per game.

The Calera Lady Eagles and the Coosa Valley Lady Rebels were the only Shelby County girls’ basketball teams to be mentioned by the ASWA. The Lady Eagles received nominations in Class 4A with a 10-5 record. Coosa Valley received nominations in the AISA poll with an 11-2 record.

Alabama Sports Writers Association basketball poll:

BOYS
CLASS 1A
1. St. Jude (14-4)
2. Keith (13-6)
3. Collinsville (15-2)
4. Parrish (16-0)
5. Brantley (8-2)
6. Pickens County (8-3)
7. Skyline (13-4)
8. Georgiana (13-4)
9. Linden (11-1)
10. Marion County (9-4)
Others nominated: Autaugaville (10-3), R.A. Hubbard (6-2), Ragland (12-6), Sumiton Christian (15-3).

CLASS 2A
1. Tanner (10-1)
2. Washington County (8-0)
3. Westbrook Christian (16-2)
4. Lanett (14-3)
5. R.C. Hatch (11-5)
6. Vincent (14-4)
7. Francis Marion (12-7)
8. North Sand Mountain (13-4)
9. Section (12-5)
10. Prattville Christian (14-5)
Others nominated: Calhoun (11-6), Cold Springs (11-7), Houston Academy (12-5), Luverne (12-6).

CLASS 3A
1. Greensboro (15-1)
2. Midfield (11-7)
3. Mars Hill Bible (16-3)
4. Barbour County (10-5)
5. Madison Academy (10-5)
6. Geraldine (12-5)
7. Southside-Selma (12-6)
8. Daleville (15-1)
9. Leeds (11-7)
10. Holly Pond (16-4)
Others nominated: Bayside Academy (14-6), Hanceville (11-5), Straughn (12-1).

CLASS 4A
1. Wilcox Central (13-2)
2. Madison County (13-3)
3. Brewbaker Tech (12-4)
4. Childersburg (13-6)
5. Dallas County (15-5)
6. Douglas (16-3)
7. Carbon Hill (12-6)
8. Locust Fork (14-5)
9. Dadeville (10-5)
10. Hokes Bluff (13-4)
Others nominated: Butler (10-7), Fairview (12-6), Hillcrest-Evergreen (9-4).

CLASS 5A
1. Wenonah (20-1)
2. Paul Bryant (17-3)
3. Spanish Fort (18-2)
4. Sumter Central (14-4)
5. Shelby County (17-4)
6. Parker (13-0)
7. Homewood (17-4)
8. Central-Tuscaloosa (12-4)
9. Sylacauga (11-6)
10. Jackson (14-2)
Others nominated: Columbia (12-7), Cullman (13-6), Mortimer Jordan (15-2), St. Paul’s (10-5), West Point (14-6).

CLASS 6A
1. Carver-Montgomery (11-0)
2. Hoover (18-0)
3. Blount (16-2)
4. Lee-Huntsville (21-2)
5. Thompson (20-2) 
6. Sparkman (18-2)
7. Mountain Brook (17-3)
8. Murphy (17-3)
9. McGill-Toolen (14-4)
10. Tuscaloosa County (15-3)
Others nominated: Central-Phenix City (14-5), Hazel Green (14-6), Smiths Station (16-2).

AISA
1. Lee-Scott (14-1)
2. Glenwood (15-1)
3. Tuscaloosa Academy (15-3)
4. Kingwood (13-1)    
5. Evangel Christian (10-6)
6. East Memorial (16-2)
7. Escambia Academy (12-2)
8. Morgan Academy (14-3)
9. Lyman Ward (10-0)
10. Patrician (11-7)
Others nominated: Ashford Academy (12-5), Fort Dale Academy (10-5), Macon-East (9-5).

GIRLS
CLASS 1A
1. Covenant Christian (17-1)
2. Marengo (10-0)
3. St. Luke’s (17-1)
4. Lynn (15-1)
5. R.A. Hubbard (6-2)
6. Brantley (9-5)
7. Ragland (15-4)
8. Winterboro (15-1)
9. Skyline (12-5)
10. Falkville (14-1)
Others nominated: Keith (16-3); Berry (14-2); Collinsville (12-5); Geneva County (11-3); Loachapoka (8-1); McIntosh (7-5); Notasulga (10-4).

CLASS 2A
1. Woodland (16-1)
2. Prattville Christian (17-0)
3. North Sand Mountain (16-2)
4. Lexington (17-4)
5. Red Bay (12-2)
6. Cold Springs (13-5)
7. Providence Christian (12-3)
8. Fyffe (11-5)
9. Ariton (14-1)
10. Sand Rock (12-4)
Others nominated: Flomaton (11-2); Luverne (10-5); Montgomery Academy (8-6); R.C. Hatch (7-3).

CLASS 3A
1. Lauderdale County (17-2)
2. Mars Hill Bible (16-4)
3. Pisgah (14-4)
4. Deshler (11-5)
5. Madison Academy (13-5)
6. Midfield (10-7)
7. Holly Pond (17-4)
8. Ashville (16-2)
9. Straughn (17-1)
10. Glencoe (13-6)
Others nominated: Abbeville (12-3); Clements (10-9); Good Hope (12-10); Piedmont (14-5); Winfield (12-5).

CLASS 4A
1. Oneonta (16-2)
2. UMS-Wright (15-3)
3. Anniston (20-2)
4. Clarke County (16-1)
5. Randolph (13-1)
6. Jacksonville (13-4)
7. Brewbaker Tech (11-1)
8. Cherokee County (13-4)
9. Douglas (16-5)
10. Locust Fork (15-4)
Others nominated: Ashford (15-7); Carbon Hill (13-5); Calera (10-5); Madison County (12-5); St. James (13-3).

CLASS 5A
1. Brewer (17-1)
2. Center Point (13-7)
3. Faith Academy (15-4)
4. Wenonah (19-3)
5. Valley (16-1)
6. Fairfield (13-5)
7. Sylacauga (12-3)
8. Central-Tuscaloosa (15-2)
9. Carroll (17-3)
10. Athens (8-9)
Others nominated: Cullman (10-7); East Limestone (12-5); Hayden (12-5); Lawrence County (13-6); Sumter Central (14-4).

CLASS 6A
1. Sparkman (19-0)
2. Shades Valley (18-1)
3. Hoover (11-4)
4. Bob Jones (20-2)
5. Blount (20-3)
6. Murphy (15-3)
7. Buckhorn (18-4)
8. Carver-Montgomery (12-0)
9. Mountain Brook (14-4)
10. Huntsville (16-4)
Others nominated: Austin (12-5); Davidson (11-5); Gadsden City (16-3); Lee-Montgomery (13-3); Opelika (11-3).

AISA
1. Lee-Scott (16-2)
2. Lakeside (18-3)
3. Evangel Christian (12-4)
4. Glenwood (12-2)
5. Marengo Academy (16-0)
6. Sparta Academy (12-4)
7. Pike Liberal Arts (9-9)
8. Autauga Academy (13-1)
9. Pickens Academy (11-1)
10. Ashford Academy (10-8)
Others nominated: Abbeville Christian (11-8); Chambers Academy (7-5); Coosa Valley (11-2); Fort Dale Academy (9-6); Tuscaloosa Academy (11-5).

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