Houston ranked in Journal’s basketball Top 10



The Daily Journal’s high school basketball top 10 rankings, regardless of class, with records through Wednesday:


1. Ripley (17-4): Coach Katie Bates will miss two games on maternity leave.Coming up:Tonight – at Booneville; Saturday – vs. IAHS at North Pontotoc.

2. New Site (18-4): Lady Royals have 7-game win streak.Coming up:Tonight – host East Union; Saturday – vs. New Hope in Ackerman.

3. H.W. Byers (17-4): Lady Lions host 6A Southaven Feb. 8 to end regular season.Coming up:Tonight – at Ingomar; Saturday – host Coffeeville.

4. Pontotoc (18-3): Defending 4A state champs have won 5 straight division games.Coming up:Tonight – at Shannon; Saturday – vs. Belmont at North Pontotoc.

5. Belmont (16-3): Defending 3A state champs have won 12 of last 13 games.Coming up:Saturday – vs. Pontotoc at North Pontotoc.

6. Itawamba AHS (13-6): Lady Indians are second at 6-1 in Division 1-4A play.Coming up:Tonight – host Amory; Saturday – vs. Ripley at North Pontotoc.

7. Oxford (15-4): Lady Chargers star Alexus Malone missed 2 games with an ankle injury.Coming up:Tonight – at West Point.

8. NEW ALBANY (14-4): Lady Bulldogs have won 9 straight and captured Union County Tournament title.Coming up:Tonight – at Mooreville; Saturday – vs. Scott Central in Ackerman.

9. Potts Camp (18-4): Lady Cardinals are unbeaten in division with a win against Bruce.Coming up:Tonight – host Strayhorn.

10. TUPELO (14-8): Lady Wave 4-1 in Division 2-6A play.Coming up:Tonight – at Nettleton.


1. BOONEVILLE (16-3): Won Prentiss County Tournament over rival Baldwyn.Coming up:Tonight – host Ripley.

2. BALDWYN (20-1): Only loss of the year to top-ranked Booneville.Coming up:Saturday – vs. Tupelo at Hotbed Classic.

3. BIGGERSVILLE (16-5): Lions are 7-0 in Division 1-1A.Coming up:Tonight – host Pine Grove.

4. ABERDEEN (15-5): Bulldogs have won back-to-back division games by 55 points each.Coming up:Tonight – at Water Valley.

5. CORINTH (16-5): Corinth game at Baldwyn postponed until Feb. 1.Coming up:Tuesday – at Shannon.

7. SHANNON (17-6): Red Raiders have won two straight in Division 1-4A.Coming up:Tonight – host Pontotoc.

6. MOOREVILLE (20-3): Troopers have won 5 straight.Coming up:Tonight: vs. New Albany.

8. AMORY (14-4): Pannthers have won 5 in a row.Coming up:Tonight – at Itawamba AHS.

9. INGOMAR (17-8): Falcons have won s6 straight, including the Union County title.Coming up:Tonight vs. Byers.

10. HOUSTON (14-4): Hilltoppers have won 3 straight and are 2-0 in Division 4-4A.Coming up:Tonight – host Leake Central.


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