High School Sports

D'Iberville remains strong atop Sun Herald Top 10

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD 
 D'Iberville's head coach Lorenzo Wright talks to his players during a timeout of their game against St. Martin on Friday Jan. 8, 2016. The Warriors remained atop the latest Sun Herald boys top 10 poll.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD D'Iberville's head coach Lorenzo Wright talks to his players during a timeout of their game against St. Martin on Friday Jan. 8, 2016. The Warriors remained atop the latest Sun Herald boys top 10 poll. SUN HERALD

D'Iberville has stopped the turnover atop the Sun Herald's Top 10 boys basketball poll.

After climbing to No. 1 last week, the Warriors (16-4) bucked the trend by remaining on top for a second straight week. Likewise, St. Martin's girls (19-2) have a stranglehold on the girls' top 10.

D'Iberville had a strong week on the court, beating Ocean Springs and Top 10 newcomer George County before taking a loss to a strong Wayne County team on Saturday.

Although the top of the boys' poll remained largely the same this week, with Gulfport (13-7), Pascagoula (13-4) and St. Martin (14-6) holding spots 2-4, the rest of the boys rankings experienced some shakeups.

Fresh off a narrow 69-62 win over No. 7 Harrison Central(11-10), Biloxi (12-6) climbed one spot to No. 5. Pass Christian (14-5) stays at No. 6, with Harrison Central (11-10) and Hancock (12-8) tied at No. 7.

No. 9 Bay (12-5) climbed one spot after having a strong week, going 3-0 with wins over Pass Christian, Vancleave and Southeast Lauderdale.

George County (9-4) crashes the rankings at No. 10 after splitting last week's results. The Rebels beat St. Martin before losing to D'Iberville.

After losing to Bay and Moss Point, Vancleave (13-5) fell out of the rankings. East Central (10-8) received one vote.

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Girls rankings

St. Martin and West Harrison (14-1) continue to be the two most consistent teams on the Coast with just three combined losses. The two top girls teams will close out the regular season against one another on Feb. 5.

The biggest mover in the girls' poll was Ocean Springs. After starting off the season as one of the hottest girls teams in the state, the Lady Greyhounds (14-4) suffered through a tough stretch last week with losses to D'Iberville, Wayne County and top-ranked St. Martin in overtime. As a result, OSHS slipped two spots to No. 5.

Coinciding with Ocean Springs' stumble, No. 3 Harrison Central (14-7) essentially swapped places with OSHS while Pascagoula (16-5) is at No. 4. The Red Rebelettes posted a 2-1 week, defeating Stone and Biloxi. 'Goula went 1-2 with a win over Long Beach.

Gulfport (13-8) and Bay High (12-6) tied at No. 6. Gulfport defeated Hancock and Murphy (Ala.); Bay knocked off Vancleave.

Picayune (13-4) stayed at No. 8 after a 1-1 week with a win over Pearl River Central.

The Pass Christian girls (8-13) are another newcomer this week, checking in at No. 9. The Lady Pirates have picked up solid wins against Coast competition and defeated then-No. 9 East Central by 12 points.

With the loss, ECHS slipped to No. 10.

PRC (10-8) dropped out of the poll this week, while George County (10-8) received one vote.

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