Upstart D'Iberville has been one of the most consistent teams on the Coast this season, leading the Warriors to spend two weeks atop the Sun Herald's Top 10. Currently in the midst of an 0-3 stretch with losses to Wayne County, West Harrison and Hancock, D'Iberville (16-6) slipped this week to No. 3, allowing former top team, Gulfport (15-7), to reclaim the top spot.
"That's as good as we've played all year. I'm really pleased. We had guys step up. Our leading scorer, Keevon (Oney), couldn't buy one. Terrell (McArthur) was fantastic," GHS boys coach Owen Miller said after Friday's win over Biloxi). "I'm just really pleased with how we played and guarded them."
The Warriors' slide coincides with the Admirals' 3-0 run with wins over ranked foes No. 5 Hancock (14-8), No. 4 St. Martin (15-7) and Biloxi (13-7), which is tied with Bay High (15-5) at No. 7.
The girls' poll remained largely the same, specifically on top, where No. 1 St. Martin (20-2), No. 2 West Harrison (16-1), No. 3 Harrison Central (15-7) and No. 4 Pascagoula (18-5) have strangleholds on their respective positioning.
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Pascagoula (15-4) climbed one spot to No. 2 after a 2-0 week against Gautier and Long Beach. Rounding out the boys' poll are No. 6 Pass Christian (16-5), No. 9 Harrison Central (11-11), and George County (9-5) and Vancleave (14-6), which are tied at No. 10.
Poplarville (7-10) is the lone newcom
er to the girls' poll this week at No. 10, tied with East Central (11-9). Although Poplarville's overall record isn't terribly impressive, Poplarville is 4-1 in region play and has won five straight.
Bay High (15-6) posted a 3-0 week to climb one spot to No. 5. Gulfport's girls (15-8) picked up wins over Oak Grove and Biloxi to remain at No. 6.
Ocean Springs (15-5) and Picayune (15-4) are tied at No. 7, with Pass Christian (10-13) rounding out the girls' poll at No. 9.
Patrick Magee, Sun Herald sports reporter, contributed to this report.