Basketball

Missouri high school basketball rankings

The girls basketball teams from Kickapoo and Lebanon both climbed upward in the newest high school basketball rankings for the state.

Kickapoo Chiefs senior Jared Ridder (34) shoots the ball from three-point range during first quarter action of the high school basketball game between the Glendale High School Falcons and the Kickapoo High School Chiefs at O'Reilly Family Event Center in Springfield, Mo. on Feb. 7, 2017. The Kickapoo Chiefs won the game 96-77.

Kickapoo Chiefs senior Jared Ridder (34) shoots the ball from three-point range during first quarter action of the high school basketball game between the Glendale High School Falcons and the Kickapoo High School Chiefs at O’Reilly Family Event Center in Springfield, Mo. on Feb. 7, 2017. The Kickapoo Chiefs won the game 96-77.

The Class 5 girls basketball poll from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association saw Kickapoo climb from No. 7 to No. 6, and Lebanon jump from No. 10 to No. 8.

The boys coaches poll saw little movement occur for Springfield area teams, save for Bolivar’s hope from No. 7 to No. 4 in Class 4. The Liberators (19-3) have won 13 of their last 14 games and most recently snapped off three consecutive wins against Waynesville, Springfield Catholic and Central.

Bolivar’s only loss in 2017 was to Hillcrest on Jan. 28 in the championship final of the Liberator Tournament, which Hillcrest won 68-66.

A pair of top 10 Class 5 boys teams meet Tuesday in Nixa, where the Eagles (20-2) host Republic (17-4) in a clash of No. 6 vs. No. 10. The varsity game is scheduled to start at approximately 8 p.m.

Missouri Basketball Coaches Association state rankings

GIRLS

Class 1

1. North Mercer 19-1

2. Walnut Grove 18-3

3. Wheatland 20-1

4. Jefferson 19-2

5. Norborne 16-2

6. Leeton 17-2

7. Mound City 17-4

8. Rock Port 16-3

9. South Nodaway 18-3

10. Higbee 15-4

Class 2

1. Clopton 20-0

2. Skyline 21-2

3. Thayer 20-1

4. Gainesville 20-1

5. Norwood 19-2

6. Purdy 20-1

7. Scotland County 16-1

8. Santa Fe 19-1

9. Adrian 20-1

10. Spokane 17-4

Class 3

1. Strafford 23-0

2. St. James 21-0

3. Boonville 17-2

4. Trenton 19-2

5. Southern Boone 16-5

6. Father Tolton 19-4

7. Whitfield 15-6

8. Principia 19-3

9. Clark County 18-2

10. Monroe City 17-3

Class 4

1. Incarnate Word 18-4

2. Chillicothe 18-1

3. MICDS 19-2

4. Carl Junction 16-2

5. Parkway North 15-4

6. Pacific 17-3

7. Osage 17-3

8. St. Pius X (Kansas City) 16-3

9. Benton (St. Joseph) 12-6

10. Sullivan 14-5

Class 5

1. Jefferson City 17-1

2. Kirkwood 17-2

3. Lee’s Summit North 18-0

4. Washington 17-3

5. Rock Bridge 16-5

6. Kickapoo 18-4

7. Hickman 14-5

8. Lebanon 15-5

9. Blue Springs South 13-4

10. Jackson 15-4

BOYS

Class 1

1. Winston 21-0

2. Walnut Grove 21-2

3. North Andrew 19-1

4. Hermitage 18-3

5. Glasgow 19-2

6. Advance 18-5

7. Greenfield 17-3

8. Scott County Central 19-5

9. Leeton 18-3

10. Mercer 16-4

Class 2

1. Thayer 20-2

2. Hartville 17-5

3. Lincoln 20-1

4. Wellington-Napoleon 18-1

5. Salisbury 18-3

6. Marionville 19-2

7. Knox County 16-4

8. Ellington 17-4

9. Newburg 16-5

10. Stanberry 17-4

Class 3

1. Cardinal Ritter 16-5

2. Southern Boone 19-1

3. Charleston 16-5

4. Mountain Grove 17-2

5. Licking 18-3

6. Caruthersville 12-3

7. Lamar 16-2

8. Blair Oaks 17-3

9. Saxony Lutheran 19-3

10. Lawson 18-2

Class 4

1. Vashon 16-2

2. St. Mary’s 17-3

3. Sikeston 19-2

4. Jennings 18-3

5. Bolivar 17-3

6. Parkway West 15-4

7. Farmington 15-5

8. Helias Catholic 15-5

9. Center (Kansas City) 16-4

10. Hillsboro 18-3

Class 5

1. Lee’s Summit West 17-1

2. Webster Groves 15-2

3. Chaminade 17-3

4. SLUH 17-5

5. Kickapoo 15-4

6. Nixa 17-2

7. Liberty 14-5

8. Rock Bridge 13-4

9. Park Hill South 15-6

10. Republic 14-5