High School Sports

The Star’s high school basketball rankings (Jan. 15)

(Records through Wednesday’s games)

BIG-CLASS BOYS

W-L

1. Blue Springs South

10-0

The third-ranked Jaguars are the only unbeaten team left in the Missouri Class 5 state poll.

2. Lawrence

9-0

Justin Roberts knocked down four three-pointers in a close victory on Tuesday.

3. Blue Valley West

5-1

The Jaguars picked up a pair of double-digit victories in the Eastern Kansas League.

4. Park Hill

10-1

Guards Landry Shamet and Deionte Wilson are averaging better than 17 points per game.

5. Park Hill South

9-1

Ryan Welty, Mitch Henderson, Allen Hyatt and James Byrd make a formidable rotation.

6. Blue Springs

9-1

Liberty handed the Wildcats their first loss of the season, 76-74 in overtime on Jan. 8

7. St. Thomas Aquinas

6-1

The Saints will have a big test against undefeated rival Bishop Miege on Friday.

8. Raymore-Peculiar

10-2

The Panthers will take a four-game winning streak into next week's North Kansas City tournament.

9. Olathe North

7-1

The Eagles have won four straight games, since a loss to Gardner Edgerton.

10. Olathe Northwest

7-1

The Ravens look to bounce back from their first loss of the season.

SMALL-CLASS BOYS

W-L

1. Barstow

9-1

The No. 2 team in Missouri Class 3 has won three straight by 20-plus, since its only loss.

2. Basehor-Linwood

7-0

The Bobcats knocked off Kansas Class 5A defending champion Lansing on Tuesday.

3. Bishop Miege

6-0

The Stags have held all but one opponent to 50 or fewer points so far.

4. Eudora

7-1

The Cardinals have won their last two games by a combined seven points.

5. Piper

5-2

The Pirates started their season with a loss, but have won five of the next six.

BIG-CLASS GIRLS

W-L

1. St. Thomas Aquinas

9-0

The Saints have held opponents to 40 or fewer points in all but one game.

2. Olathe South

7-1

The Falcons have won three in a row, since losing to Rock Bridge on the road.

3. SM Northwest

7-1

The Cougars knocked off top-ranked Leavenworth, who won Kansas Class 5A last year.

4. Leavenworth

7-1

The Kansas Class 5A defending champions drop in rankings after their first loss.

5. William Chrisman

11-2

All five starters for the Bears are averaging at least nine points per game.

6. Blue Valley

5-2

The Tigers’ only losses have come against undefeated Aquinas and Miege.

7. Lawrence Free State

7-1

The Firebirds look to rebound from a blowout loss to Leavenworth.

8. Liberty

8-2

Liberty is in the mix for the Suburban Red Conference title in its first year in the league.

9. Lee’s Summit

9-3

After dropping their first two games, Tigers have won nine of their last 10.

10. Blue Valley Southwest

7-2

Each of the losses came against undefeated teams — St. Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Miege.

SMALL-CLASS GIRLS

W-L

1. Bishop Miege

7-0

The Stags allowed a season-high 49 points Tuesday but still won by double digits.

2. Paola

8-0

The Panthers kept rolling with a dominant 44-point victory against Eudora on Tuesday.

3. St. Pius X

10-2

The Warriors blew a 15-point halftime lead in a one-point loss to Bishop LeBlond on Tuesday.

4. Piper

5-3

The Pirates will try to regroup after a one-point loss on Tuesday to Mill Valley.

5. Bonner Springs

6-2

The Braves enter the poll with four consecutive victories to their credit.

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