The Midstate girls basketball top 10

The Midstate girls basketball top 10

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The Midstate girls basketball top 10

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Here are the top 10 high school girls basketball teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by The Tennessean:

Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes (right) and teammate Caroline Patrick celebrate after Saturday's Class AAA champion victory.

Riverdale’s Anastasia Hayes (right) and teammate Caroline Patrick celebrate after Saturday’s Class AAA champion victory.

10. Rossview (30-3) — The District 10-AAA champion and Region 5-AAA runner-up Lady Red Hawks, who suffered a March 5 sectional loss to Dickson County, reached the 30-win mark for the first time in school history. Last week: No. 10. Streak: Lost 2. 

9. Oakland (23-7) — The reigning Class AAA runner-up Lady Patriots came within three points of capturing a district championship before eventually suffering a season-ending defeat to Stewarts Creek in the region semifinals. Last week: No. 7. Streak: Lost 1. 

8. Stewarts Creek (24-9) — The Lady Red Hawks, who suffered a 68-58 season-ending defeat to Bradley Central on Saturday, advanced to the Class AAA sectionals for the first time in school history. Last week: No. 6. Streak: Lost 2.

7. Upperman (35-3) — The Class AA runner-up Lady Bees, led by sophomore Miss Basketball finalist Akira Levy, managed their best postseason finish since 2001. Last week: No. 9. Streak Lost 1.

6. East Nashville (32-2) — The District 10-AA and Region 5-AA champion Lady Eagles captured the school’s first-ever team state championship with Saturday’s 70-56 triumph over Upperman. Last week: No. 9. Streak: Won 26. 

5. Dickson County (29-4) — The District 11-AAA and Region 6-AAA champion Lady Cougars made a second-half push but ultimately came up short in the state quarterfinals, suffering a 57-43 defeat to Bradley Central. Last week: No. 5. Streak: Lost 1. 

4. Wilson Central (33-1) — The Kendall Spray-led Lady Wildcats, who suffered a 48-43 Class AAA quarterfinal loss to Memphis Central, reached the 30-win mark for the first time since winning it all in 2008-09. Last week: No. 4. Streak: Lost 1.  

3. Blackman (27-4) — The two-time defending champion Lady Blaze, led by Class AAA Miss Basketball Crystal Dangerfield, finished the season ranked 21st in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings. Last week: No. 3. Streak: Lost 1. 

2. Brentwood Acad. (26-5) — Standout sophomore Sydni Harvey helped lead the Lady Eagles to a third straight state title while also receiving DII-AA Miss Basketball honors. Last week: No. 1. Streak: Won 7. 

1. Riverdale (32-4) — The Lady Warriors faced little resistance en route to their fifth Class AAA state title, trouncing Oak Ridge 68-36 behind Miss Basketball finalist Anastasia Hayes’ 27-point performance. Last week: No. 2. Streak: Won 8. 

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