Bulldogs Hold Strong In TABC Top Five, 17 Big Country Teams Ranked

Published 01/20 2014 01:52PM

Updated 01/20 2014 03:35PM

The Wylie Bulldogs held on to their spot among the top boys basketball teams in the state after a clean sweep in district a week ago.

An offensive explosion by senior guard Mike Lopez helped lead the Bulldogs to a victory over Sweetwater on Friday night. That win helped keep Wylie at number five in Class 3A.

The Breckenridge Buckaroos also held on to their spot in the top ten in Class 2A (8) after improving their record to a perfect 18-0.

The big movers on the boys side comes in Class 1A Div. I with the Stamford Bulldogs moving up to number 12 following wins over Albany and Hamlin.

In division two the Throckmorton Bulldogs are once again in the top ten at number six. Meanwhile, the Ira Bulldogs and Eula Pirates are right behind them at numbers 11 and 12 respectively.

The ACHS Panthers enter this week at number six in the Small Private Schools classification after knocking off number 25 Sacred Heart on Friday night.

As for the ladies, two Class 3A teams are ranked in the top 25 by the TABC. Wylie once again comes in at number four after a clean sweep a week ago. Meanwhile, the Lady Lions of Brownwood bump up four spots to number 19 following wins over Gatesville and Llano.

The Cisco Lady Loboes remain the highest ranked Big Country team in Class 2A at number six, but the Jim Ned Lady Indians are right behind them at number seven.

Goldthwaite jumped one spot this week in Class 1A Div. I after the Lady Eagles picked up wins over Meridian and Valley Mills a week ago. The Hamlin Lady Pipers hold onto their spot at number 16 this week after back-to-back district wins.

Highland is the highest ranked girls team in the Big Country overall at number two in Class 1A Div. II. Behind the Lady Hornets is Eula at number eight and Baird at number 14. The Lady Buffaloes of Cross Plains moved up a spot this week to number 20.

Here's a list of all the Big Country teams that are ranked this week:

Boys Basketball
Class 3A

5) Wylie Bulldogs

Class 2A
8) Breckenridge Buckaroos

Class 1A Div. I
12) Stamford Bulldogs

Class 1A Div. II
6)Throckmorton Greyhounds
11) Ira Bulldogs
12) Eula Pirates

Small Private School
6)ACHS Panthers

Girls Basketball
Class 3A

4) Wylie Lady Bulldogs
19) Brownwood Lady Lions

Class 2A
6) Cisco Lady Loboes
7) Jim Ned Lady Indians

Class 1A Div. I
8)Goldthwaite Lady Eagles
16) Hamlin Lady Pipers

Class 1A Div. II
2)Highland Lady Hornets
8)Eula Lady Pirates
14)Baird Lady Bears
20)Cross Plains Lady Buffaloes

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