Here’s a look at the top girls basketball teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by The Tennessean:
10. FRA (13-2) — The Lady Panthers scored a big district win on Friday, edging Division II-A East/Middle District 2 foe Davidson Academy 57-55 behind sisters Taylor and Riley Casey’s combined 24 fourth-quarter points. Last week: No. 10. Streak: Won 2.
9. Rossview (15-1) — The Lady Hawks, coming off a 10-point non-district win over Sycamore, beat their previous two 10-AAA opponents West Creek and Clarksville Northeast by a combined score of 156-80. Last week: No. 9. Streak: Won 5.
8. Stewarts Creek (14-2) — The Lady Red Hawks put up a pretty good effort in last Tuesday’s matchup with top-ranked Blackman — a 71-55 defeat — but things will only get tougher as their District 7-AAA slate rolls on. Last week: No. 9. Streak: Lost 1.
7. Dickson County (15-2) —The Lea Lea Carter-led Lady Cougars claimed sole possession of first place in 11-AAA following last week’s district wins over Ravenwood and Centennial. Last week: No. 7. Streak: Won 3.
6. Oakland (11-3) — The Lady Patriots came awfully close to knocking off two-time defending Class AAA champion Blackman on Friday before suffering a 60-59 defeat to the rival Lady Blaze. Last week: No. 5. Streak: Lost 2.
5. Wilson Central (15-0) — The District 9-AAA-leading Lady Wildcats, led by sharpshooting senior guard Kendall Spray, outscored their two previous opponents — Hillsboro and Gallatin — by a combined tally of 136-44. Last week: No. 4. Streak: Won 15.
4. Father Ryan (15-0) — The Lady Irish, one of just six unbeaten girls teams in the state, are surrendering a state-low 25.7 points per game — nearly seven points less than the second stingiest team (Northpoint Christian, 32.1). Last week: No. 6. Streak: Won 15.
3. Brentwood Academy (12-3) — Juniors Sydney Harvey and Bria Dial, senior Bre Jackson and sophomore Makaila Wilson have carried much of the scoring load for the Lady Eagles, who play host to rival Ensworth on Tuesday. Last week: No. 3. Streak: Won 5.
2. Riverdale (16-1) — Junior Anastasia Hayes is averaging 19.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game for the Lady Warriors, currently ranked 22nd in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings. Last week: No. 2. Streak: Won 9.
1. Blackman (14-2) — The Lady Blaze, ranked 20th in this week’s USA Today Super 25 national rankings, narrowly escaped with a win over 7-AAA foe Oakland on Friday, edging the Lady Patriots 60-59. Last week: No. 1. Streak: Won 2.