Multiple Teams · Wenonah Girls remain No. 1 in ASWA basketball rankings


Wenonah’s Kaitlyn Rodgers in a BallN Powher Prep game.

1. Wenonah (19-1)
2. Faith Academy (16-5)
3. Charles Henderson (14-3)
4. Central-Tuscaloosa (21-3)
5. Sylacauga (17-3)
6. Pleasant Grove (17-5)
7. Anniston (13-5)
8. Lawrence County (15-5)
9. Madison County (16-5)
10. Brewbaker Tech (13-8)

Two-time Class 6A defending champion Mountain Brook lost its Class 7A boys No. 1 ranking last week, but it didn’t last long.

The Spartans are one of two changes among No. 1 teams in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association basketball rankings. Class 2A Vincent is also new at No. 1 in the boys rankings.

Mountain Brook (18-4) beat fifth-ranked Spain Park and unranked Hewitt-Trussville while previous No. 1 McGill-Toolen fell to third-ranked Murphy.

Class 2A Vincent (16-5) took over the top spot when previous No. 1 Luverne lost three games during the past week.

Class 6A Lee-Huntsville (18-6), Class 5A Faith Academy (24-1), Class 4A Cherokee County (18-1), Class 3A Holly Pond (17-3), Class 1A Keith (13-9) and AISA Restoration Academy (11-3) stayed at No. 1.

There were no changes among the No. 1 teams in the girls rankings with Class 7A Huntsville (20-2), Class 6A Homewood (18-2), Class 5A Wenonah (19-1), Class 4A Deshler (18-2), Class 3A Lauderdale County (25-0), Class 2A Samson (19-2), Class 1A Brantley (14-2) and AISA Glenwood (19-2) all retaining the top spot.

Huntsville is the only state team among MaxPreps national top 100 at No. 81. Other state teams included in the rankings are Lauderdale County at No. 141, Jeff Davis at No. 158, Gadsden City at No. 169 and Wenonah at No. 177.

Lauderdale County increased its win streak to 70 straight games, dating back to the final game of the 2012-2013 season. The Tigers are two wins short of tying the state girls record of 72 straight by Athens from 2002-2003 and AISA’s South Montgomery County Academy from 1985-1987.

Lauderdale County hosts Clements on Friday — a ceremony will name the gym after former girls coach Larry Sinyard, who led the Tigers to five state titles — and play Brooks in the first round of the Lauderdale County Tournament at Rogers on Tuesday. The semifinal round is on Thursday and the championship on Saturday.

The AHSAA boys state record for consecutive wins is 73 by former Selma school A.G. Parrish from 1943-1947.

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