(Records through Wednesday’s games)
BIG-CLASS BOYS; RECORD
1. Blue Springs South;21-1
The Jaguars suffered their first loss of the season Friday against Blue Springs.
The Chesty Lions survived a scare from SM North on Tuesday to stay undefeated in league play.
3. Park Hill South;18-3
James Byrd scored nine points in the final three minutes of Friday's win against Park Hill.
4. Olathe North;14-3
The Eagles suffered their first Sunflower League loss on a buzzer beater from Olathe East.
5. Lee's Summit;16-6
The Tigers pulled even with Blue Springs South in the Suburban Gold Conference.
James Sappington scored 17 in Tuesday's bounce-back win over Lee's Summit North.
7. Olathe East;12-5
The Hawks have won three straight games, including a big victory against Olathe North.
8. Park Hill;17-5
The Trojans’ conference title hopes took a hit with Friday's loss to Park Hill South.
9. Blue Valley North;12-5
The Mustangs have won seven of nine games since starting the season 3-3.
A 13-game winning streak came to a close with Tuesday’s loss to Rockhurst.
SMALL-CLASS BOYS; RECORD
The undefeated Bobcats are averaging 67.3 points across their last four victories.
Four players were in double figures Tuesday against Sherwood.
The Cardinals have held each of their last four opponents to 40 points or fewer.
4. Bishop Miege;13-3
The Stags have lost two of their last five games in Eastern Kansas League play.
5. Bonner Springs;11-6
Half of the Braves’ losses have come against teams in The Star's small-class poll.
BIG-CLASS GIRLS; RECORD
Since their first league loss, the Pioneers have won nine of their last 10 games.
2. St. Thomas Aquinas;14-2
The Saints have held four of their last five opponents to 35 points or fewer.
3. William Chrisman;20-2
The Bears are two victories away from completing an unbeaten conference season.
4. Olathe South;14-3
The Falcons have won three straight games, outscoring their opponents 169-77.
Morgan Fleming had 17 points in an impressive 21-point victory over Park Hill.
6. SM Northwest;14-3
The Cougars rebounded from back-to-back losses with four consecutive victories.
7. Lee's Summit West;16-6
The Titans took a commanding lead in their conference with Wednesday’s win against Blue Springs South.
8. Blue Springs South;14-7
Only one team has beaten the Jaguars in the new year — Lee’s Summit West.
A five-game winning streak has the Patriots back in the poll.
10. Grain Valley;19-3
The high-scoring Eagles have won 14 straight, including two tournament championships.
SMALL-CLASS GIRLS; RECORD
1. Bishop Miege;17-0
Although the Stags are undefeated, two of their last three games went into overtime.
The Panthers have only had four games decided by single digits.
3. St. Pius X;20-4
The Warriors record assists on 43 percent of their baskets.
Four Pirates reached double figures in a 94-17 victory Tuesday against Turner.
The Bulldogs have won five straight and enter the poll for the first time this season.