MBCA releases eighth girls basketball rankings




The West Plains girls continued to climb up the MBCA Class 4 rankings as the Lady Zizzers now sit at No. 3 just behind Republic at No. 2. Ash Grove tumbled this week from No. 4 in Class 3 to No. 10. Walnut Grove continues to have a strangle-hold on the top spot in Class 1 with Weaubleau moving up one spot to No. 6. Crane, Seymour and Skyline stay at Nos. 4 through 6 in Class 2 this week. Nixa and Ozark remained steady in Class 5.

The complete rankings are below compilied by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.

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CLASS 1
1. Walnut Grove (16-2)
2. North Mercer (17-1)
3. Wellington Napoleon (17-1)
4. Dadeville (17-1)   
5. Norborne (16-1)
6. Weaubleau (15-4)
7. North Andrew (16-3)
8. Mound City (12-3)
9. Glasgow (15-3)
10. Chadwick (15-5)
others receiving votes:  Chamois, Polo, Montrose, Marion County, Naylor, Chamois,

CLASS 2
1. Archie (18-0)
2. Silex (18-1)
3. Sturgeon (17-2)
4. Crane (17-3)
5. Seymour (17-2)
6. Skyline (16-4)
7. Salisbury(14-4)
8. Crocker (16-2)
9. Thayer (14-2)
10. Marceline (16-3)
others receiving votes:   Maysville, Scotland County, New Haven, New Franklin, South Pemiscot,  Sparta,

CLASS 3
1. St. James (18-0)
2. Saxony Lutheran (17-1)       
3. Hermann (16-3)
4.  Hamilton (15-2)     
5. Trenton (16-2)
6. Lutheran (St. Charles) 17-2
7. Blair Oaks (14-2)
8. Principia (13-6)
9. Monroe City (16-3)
10. Ash Grove (15-5)
others receiving votes:  Lawson, Southwest Washburn, Mtn. Grove, St. Pius X (Festus), Licking, Mtn. Grove, Whitfield,

CLASS 4
1. Incarnate Word (18-0)
2. Republic (16-0)
3. West Plains (18-1)   
4. Miller Career (15-3)   
5. Dexter (16-2)
6. MICDS (15-2)
7. Pacific (14-3)
8. St. Charles (18-2)
9.  Sullivan (14-2)
10. Webb City (15-3)
others receiving votes: Pleasant Hill, Kirksville, Lafayette (St. Joe), Westminster Christian, Helias, Cape Notre Dame, Benton (St. Joe), Smithville,

CLASS 5
1. Truman (17-0)
2. St. Joseph's (13-3)  
3. Rock Bridge (14-4)
4. Blue Springs (14-2)
5. Nixa (16-3)
6. Parkway South (14-3)
7. Hickman (15-3)
8. Parkway North (16-1)
9. Park Hill South (14-1)
10. Ozark (12-5)
others receiving votes: Liberty, Nerinx Hall, Ursuline, Marquette,

Photo Galleries

Pictures: Ava 9, Mt. Grove 8


Ava won the battle of SCA unbeatens with a walk-off sac fly.

Pictures: Southwest 10, Purdy 8


Southwest claims the Ozark 7 championship.

Pictures: Central vs. Glendale tennis


The Falcons and Bulldogs met at Cooper on Wednesday.
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