Kingwood Christian's Jacob Bussey shoots past an Edgewood defender in a recent game for the Lions. Kingwood was ranked No. 3 in the AISA by the ASWA Jan. 17. (Reporter photo/Mickel Ponthieux)

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Four county teams move up in basketball polls

Published 10:09am Thursday, January 17, 2013

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter

Three Shelby County boys’ basketball teams and one girls’ basketball team moved up in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association poll released Jan. 17.

Kingwood Christian, Thompson and Vincent each moved up one spot from last week’s boys’ poll while Coosa Valley cracked the top-10 in the AISA girls’ poll.

The Kingwood Christian Lions (17-1) took the No. 3 spot in the boys’ AISA poll after sitting at No. 4 last week. The Lions defeated No. 7 Tuscaloosa Academy on Tuesday and was scheduled to face No. 1 Lee-Scott (17-1) Jan. 17 at home. No makeup game against Lee-Scott will be scheduled.

The Thompson Warriors (22-2) are ranked No. 4 in this week’s poll after previously sitting at No. 5 in last week’s voting. The Warriors defeated county-rival Shelby County last week, who was then ranked No. 5 in Class 5A.

The Vincent Yellow Jackets (17-4) moved up to No. 5 this week. Vincent was No. 6 last week and is fresh off a victory over Fultondale that sealed up the regular season area championship.

The Shelby County Wildcats (19-5) dropped from No. 5 to No. 6 in this week’s poll after their loss to Thompson last Friday.

The Coosa Valley Lady Rebels (13-2) attracted votes after a stellar week in the girls’ AISA division. The Lady Rebels fresh off a 43-39 area victory over No. 8 Autauga Academy to move into the No. 7 spot in this week’s poll. Coosa Valley received votes last week, but not enough to be in the top-10.

The Calera Lady Eagles (12-4) continued to pick up nominations by voters in Class 4A.

Alabama Sports Writers Association Basketball Polls
(released Jan. 17)

BOYS
CLASS 6A
1. Carver-Montgomery (14-0)
2. Lee-Huntsville (24-2)
3. Hoover (21-1)
4. Thompson (22-2)
5. Mountain Brook (19-3)
6. McGill-Toolen (17-4)
7. Smiths Station (18-2)
8. Blount (17-3)
9. Hazel Green (16-6)
10. Murphy (18-4)
Others nominated: Central-Phenix City (15-5), Jeff Davis (16-6), Sparkman (21-3).

CLASS 5A
1. Wenonah (22-1)
2. Paul Bryant (21-3)
3. Sumter Central (15-4)
4. Homewood (18-4)
5. Jackson (17-2)
6. Shelby County (19-5)
7. Central-Tuscaloosa (14-4)
8. Sylacauga (15-6)
9. Parker (13-2)
10. Spanish Fort (19-3)
Others nominated: Cullman (17-6), Mortimer Jordan (16-4).

CLASS 4A
1. Madison County (15-3)
2. Brewbaker Tech (14-4)
3. Dallas County (17-5)
4. Wilcox Central (14-3)
5. Dadeville (13-5)
6. Hokes Bluff (14-4)
7. Douglas (16-4)
8. Monroe County (16-2)
9. Brooks (15-5)
10. Childersburg (14-7)
Others nominated: Butler (11-8), Carbon Hill (13-7), Fairview (15-6), Hillcrest-Evergreen (10-5).

CLASS 3A
1. Greensboro (17-2)
2. Midfield (13-7)
3. Mars Hill Bible (18-3)
4. Barbour County (12-5)
5. Geraldine (14-5)
6. Leeds (14-7)
7. Daleville (18-1)
8. Holly Pond (18-4)
9. West Morgan (18-4)
10. Sipsey Valley (17-4)
Others nominated: American Christian (12-5), Bayside Academy (17-6), Madison Academy (14-6), Southside-Selma (13-7).

CLASS 2A
1. Tanner (14-2)
2. Westbrook Christian (19-2)
3. Lanett (17-3)
4. Washington County (10-1)
5. Vincent (17-4)
6. R.C. Hatch (13-5)
7. Section (14-5)
8. Houston Academy (14-5)
9. North Sand Mountain (14-5)
10. Prattville Christian (16-6)
Others nominated: Cold Springs (13-7), Elba (15-3), Francis Marion (14-8), LaFayette (11-6).

CLASS 1A
1. St. Jude (16-5)
2. Keith (14-8)
3. Collinsville (18-2)
4. Linden (14-1)
5. Parrish (19-1)
6. Skyline (14-4)
7. Pickens County (9-4)
8. Marion County (11-4)
9. Autaugaville (12-3)
10. Brantley (10-3)
Others nominated: Georgiana (14-6), R.A. Hubbard (9-2), Ragland (14-6), Red Level (14-9), Sumiton Christian (16-5).

AISA
1. Lee-Scott (17-1)
2. Glenwood (19-2)
3. Kingwood (17-1)
4. East Memorial (19-2)
5. Evangel Christian (12-7)
6. Macon-East (12-5)
7. Tuscaloosa Academy (16-6)
8. Fort Dale Academy (12-5)
9. Escambia Academy (13-3)
10. Morgan Academy (15-4)
Others nominated: Ashford Academy (15-5), Lyman Ward (12-2), Patrician (14-8).

GIRLS
CLASS 6A
1. Sparkman (23-0)
2. Shades Valley (20-1)
3. Hoover (14-4)
4. Blount (21-3)
5. Bob Jones (21-3)
6. Murphy (18-3)
7. Carver-Montgomery (15-0)
8. Buckhorn (18-5)
9. Mountain Brook (15-4)
10. Huntsville (18-4)
Others nominated: Austin (15-5), Davidson (14-5), Gadsden City (17-3), Lee-Montgomery (15-5), McGill-Toolen (14-9), Opelika (15-3).

CLASS 5A
1. Brewer (20-1)
2. Center Point (14-7)
3. Faith Academy (17-4)
4. Wenonah (20-3)
5. Valley (17-2)
6. Fairfield (16-5)
7. Sylacauga (15-3)
8. Central-Tuscaloosa (17-2)
9. Carroll (19-3)
10. Sumter Central (15-4)
Others nominated: Athens (9-11), Cullman (12-8), East Limestone (19-5), Hayden (15-5), Lawrence County (16-6).

CLASS 4A
1. Oneonta (19-3)
2. UMS-Wright (17-3)
3. Anniston (21-2)
4. Clarke County (18-2)
5. Randolph (14-1)
6. Jacksonville (15-4)
7. Brewbaker Tech (14-1)
8. Douglas (17-6)
9. Cherokee County (14-4)
10. Locust Fork (17-4)
Others nominated: Ashford (16-8), Calera (12-6), Carbon Hill (16-5), Childersburg (14-4), Madison County (14-5), St. James (15-4).

CLASS 3A
1. Lauderdale County (19-3)
2. Mars Hill Bible (17-5)
3. Pisgah (15-5)
4. Madison Academy (14-7)
5. Midfield (14-7)
6. Deshler (15-5)
7. Holly Pond (19-4)
8. Ashville (18-2)
9. Straughn (20-1)
10. Glencoe (15-6)
Others nominated: Abbeville (13-3), Clements (11-10), Greensboro (14-6), Piedmont (17-5), Winfield (13-5).

CLASS 2A
1. Woodland (19-2)
2. Prattville Christian (21-0)
3. North Sand Mountain (18-2)
4. Lexington (18-5)
5. Cold Springs (15-5)
6. Red Bay (13-3)
7. Providence Christian (13-3)
8. Ariton (16-1)
9. Sand Rock (14-4)
10. Fyffe (13-6)
Others nominated: Flomaton (14-2), Lamar County (9-2), Luverne (12-5), Montgomery Academy (11-6), R.C. Hatch (9-3).

CLASS 1A
1. St. Luke’s (19-1)
2. Covenant Christian (18-3)
3. R.A. Hubbard (9-2)
4. Marengo (12-1)
5. Lynn (18-1)
6. Brantley (11-5)
7. Ragland (17-4)
8. Winterboro (18-1)
9. Skyline (12-6)
10. Falkville (16-1)
Others nominated: Berry (18-2), Collinsville (15-4), Geneva County (15-3), Keith (18-3), Notasulga (12-5), Tharptown (12-4).

AISA
1. Glenwood (18-2)
2. Lee-Scott (18-3)
3. Lakeside (19-4)
4. Evangel Christian (14-5)
5. Marengo Academy (19-0)
6. Sparta Academy (12-4)
7. Coosa Valley (13-2)
8. Autauga Academy (16-2)
9. Tuscaloosa Academy (15-6)
10. Pickens Academy (13-1)
Others nominated: Ashford Academy (12-9), Abbeville Christian (13-10), Chambers Academy (8-5), Fort Dale Academy (11-6).

 

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