Here’s a look at the top girls high school basketball teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by The Tennessean:
10. Stewarts Creek (22-6) — The Lady Red Hawks, led by first-year coach Lindy Brown King, secured their first region tournament berth in program history with Thursday’s 69-55 district quarterfinal win over Smyrna. Last week: No. 9. Streak: Lost 1.
9. Upperman (28-2) — The Lady Bees, whose 28 wins are the third-most in the state, will square off with Livingston Academy in Monday’s District 8-AA title game at Tennessee Tech. Last week: No. 10. Streak: Won 22.
8. East Nashville (24-2) — The Lady Eagles, who are averaging 66.7 points per game, can capture their second consecutive District 10-AA championship with a win over Pearl-Cohn on Tuesday. Last week: No. 8. Streak: Won 18.
7. Rossview (27-1) — The one-loss Lady Hawks avoided an upset in Saturday’s 10-AAA semifinal, squeaking past Clarksville 53-50 to set up Monday’s championship showdown with Henry County. Last week: No. 7. Streak: Won 18.
6. Dickson County (25-3) — The Lady Cougars, led by 11-AAA MVP Emily Beard and senior Vanderbilt signee Lea Lea Carter, defeated Ravenwood 54-44 in Saturday’s district championship. Last week: No. 6. Streak: Won 9.
5. Oakland (22-5) — The reigning Class AAA runner-up Lady Patriots took down Riverdale in Saturday’s 7-AAA semifinal, setting up a championship showdown with rival Blackman on Monday. Last week: No. 5. Streak: Won 6.
4. Wilson Central (28-0) — The Lady Wildcats faced little resistance en route to securing a second straight district championship appearance, routing their last two opponents (Gallatin and Lebanon) by a combined score of 134-48. Last week: No. 4. Streak: Won 28.
3. Riverdale (24-4) — The Lady Warriors were dealt their first double-digit defeat of the season Saturday, suffering a 63-50 setback to Oakland in the 7-AAA semifinals. Last week: No. 2. Streak: Lost 1.
2. Brentwood Academy (23-5) — The DII-AA East/Middle champion Lady Eagles, led by region MVP Sydni Harvey, wrapped up their regular season with a narrow 41-39 win over Father Ryan on Friday. Last week: No. 3. Streak: Won 4.
1. Blackman (24-3) — The Lady Blaze, led by Connecticut signee and McDonald’s All-American Crystal Dangerfield, will square off with rival Oakland in Monday’s District 7-AAA championship. Last week: No. 1. Streak: Won 5.