The Tennessean Midstate basketball top 10s

The Tennessean Midstate basketball top 10s


The Tennessean Midstate basketball top 10s


HELEN COMER/DNJ Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes (right) goes up for a shot as Blackman's Crystal Dangerfield (left) defends.

HELEN COMER/DNJ Riverdale’s Anastasia Hayes (right) goes up for a shot as Blackman’s Crystal Dangerfield (left) defends.

A looks at the top high school basketball teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by The Tennessean:


Station Camp senior forward Yalen Reed

Station Camp senior forward Yalen Reed

10. Hillsboro (6-2) — The Burros, coming off a pair of wins over District 12-AAA foes Hunters Lane and Overton, will face unbeaten Blackman on Monday at the Father Ryan Christmas Classic. Last week: No. 10.

9. East Nashville (11-1) — The Eagles, coming off a 63-52 win over White House-Heritage, will square off with Stewarts Creek on Monday at the Beech Holiday Classic. Last week: No. 9. 

8. Maplewood (10-2) — The Panthers, who scored a season-high 102 points in last week’s win over Kenwood, will host three straight District 10-AA contests when they return to action. Last week: No. 8. 

7. Oakland (9-0) — The unbeaten Patriots captured a pair of lopsided wins at last week’s Red Raider Christmas Classic, cruising to victories over Tullahoma and Coffee County by a combined score of 136-65. Last week: No. 7. 

6. Ensworth (7-0) — The unbeaten Tigers will square off with tournament host Barron Collier (Fla.) on Monday — their first of four games at the Gulfshore Holiday Hoopfest in Naples, Fla. Last week: No. 5.

5. Station Camp (13-0) — The Bison notched their 13th straight win in lopsided fashion last week in Chattanooga, coasting to an 80-23 championship rout of host Hixson at the River City Sports Wildcat Holiday Tournament. Last week: No. 6. 

4. Cane Ridge (8-0) — The unbeaten Raptors, who’ll face Mt. Juliet on Monday at the Father Ryan Christmas Classic, haven’t taken the court since their 68-43 win over Duluth (Ga.) on Dec. 12. Last week: No. 4. 

3. Independence (10-1) — Grayson Murphy scored 30 points in last Monday’s 54-46 win over Bob Jones (Ala.) — the Eagles’ second straight victory since suffering a 75-52 defeat to Christian County (Ky.). Last week: No. 3.

2. Blackman (11-0) — The Blaze stretched their winning streak to 11 games with a pair of wins over James Clemens (Ala.) and Bob Jones (Ala.) at last week’s La Vergne Christmas Classic. Last week: No. 2.

1. Brentwood Academy (10-0) — Sophomore standout Darius Garland scored 23 points in leading the Eagles to a 71-64 win over Trinity (Ky.) in last week’s King of the Bluegrass championship. Last week: No. 1.


10. Davidson Academy (12-0) — The Lady Bears, winners of 12 straight, are in the midst of their longest winning streak since the 2004-2005 season. Last week: No. 10. 

9. Father Ryan (10-0) — The unbeaten Lady Irish have been getting it done with defense, limiting their first 10 opponents to a state-low 25.7 points per contest. Last week: No. 9. 

8. Rossview (12-1) — The Lady Hawks, who suffered a 20-point setback to Dickson County on Dec. 17, bounced back to beat CPA and Houston County at last week’s Rossview Christmas Classic. Last week: No. 8.

7. Stewarts Creek (12-1) — The Lady Red Hawks, led by juniors Brandi and Brianah Ferby, have won three in a row since suffering a 76-50 defeat to Riverdale on Dec. 11. Last week: No. 7. 

6. Dickson County (10-1) — Lea Lea Carter, Emily Beard and Kailey Rosenbaum each scored in double figures in the Lady Cougars’ Dec. 12 win over previously unbeaten Rossview. Last week: No. 6.

5. Oakland (7-1) — The Abby Wright-led Lady Patriots, winners of seven straight, will play host to District 7-AAA foes Riverdale and Blackman when they return to action. Last week: No. 5. 

4. Wilson Central (11-0) — Senior UT Martin signee Kendall Spray buried a TSSAA-record 14 3-pointers in the Lady Wildcats’ 88-40 win over previously unbeaten Harpeth Hall. Last week: No. 4. 

3. Brentwood Academy (8-3) — The Lady Eagles dropped a pair of games to stiff competition at last week’s Nike Tournament of Champions in Gilbert, Ariz. — the first back-to-back losses for the program since January 2014. Last week: No. 3. 

2. Riverdale (12-1) — The Anastasia Hayes-led Lady Warriors, who host Lee (Ala.) at the Riverdale State Farm Classic on Monday, have strung together five straight double-digit wins since their 51-48 loss to Blackman on Dec. 8. Last week: No. 2.

1. Blackman (7-1) — Connecticut signee Crystal Dangerfield is averaging 25.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the two-time defending Class AAA champion Lady Blaze. Last week: No. 1. 

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