The Advocate’s Basketball Top 10s

Boys

1. Scotlandville (21-1): The 4-5A Hornets’ lone loss is to St. Augustine.

2. University (18-3): Cubs have height and the weapons needed for success.

3. Tara (15-5): Trojans of 4A were the EBR tourney runner-up and are riding high.

4. Dutchtown (16-2): The 5A Griffins have put together a solid series of wins.

5. Madison Prep (14-5): Chargers have emerged as area’s top Class 1A team.

6. East Ascension (14-6): Spartans are prepped and ready for a tough 5-5A race.

7. McKinley (15-5): Panthers will tangle with EAHS and Dutchtown in 5-5A.

8. Dunham (16-4): Tigers are poised to be the District 6-2A favorite.

9. Christian Life (10-6): Talented Crusaders will battle Madison in 6-1A.

10. St. Michael (17-4): Class 4A Warriors may be area’s most improved team.

(tie) Parkview Baptist (9-7): Tough schedule but plenty of potential.

Next up: Port Allen, French Settlement, Donaldsonville, Episcopal, Plaquemine, Baker, Northeast, Southern Lab.

Girls

1. Denham Springs (18-2): Yellow Jackets have surged to the top of the 4-5A race.

2. Walker (19-3): Wildcats and 4-5A rival DSHS have split their games this season.

3. University (17-6): Cubs are the frontrunner in improved District 7-3A to date.

4. Zachary (16-7): Another contender in the competitive 4-5A race.

5. Albany (17-5): 3A Hornets won twice last week, including win over Sumner.

6. Doyle (14-4): Tigers look to challenge St. Thomas Aquinas in 7-2A.

7. McKinley (14-3): Panthers are primed for a solid 5-5A season.

8. Redemptorist (18-6): Wolves have emerged as the District 6-2A leader.

9. Baker (16-5): Part of the much-improved 7-3A race along with U-High.

10. Capitol (15-7): Lions are part of the competitive 6-2A race with Redemptorist.

(tie) Southern Lab (13-3): Kittens help lead the area’s Class 1A contingent.

Next up: St. Amant, Broadmoor, Scotlandville, St. Michael, Episcopal, Parkview Baptist, French Settlement.