The Tug Valley Panthers are now ranked No. 3 high school boys basketball poll released Monday by the Associated Press.
The Panthers were 7-1 going into Tuesday night’s game with county rival Mingo Central.
Tug Valley won the Class AA state championship last season, but they are now in Class A. they are coached by Garland “Rabbit” Thompson, Tug Valley. The only blemish on their record this season was a loss at Belfry during the Mountain Schoolboy Classic.
The Panthers did receive three first place votes. They moved up from the No. 5 spot in the first poll that was released.
Magnolia (8-2), another team that dropped from class AA to A this season, was in first place. The top spot now belongs to Charleston Catholic (7-1), Tucker County comes in at No. 4, followed by Parkersburg Catholic at No. 5. Buffalo was tied for third last week, but dropped to No. 6 after a loss. Greater Beckley Christian is ranked No. 10. Tug Valley defeated them this past weekend.
In Class AA, Mingo Central had received some votes in the first poll, but did not crack the top 1or get any votes in the most recent poll. Bluefield comes in at No. 1 in Class AA, followed by Cardinal Conference teams Poca and Scott. Poca beat Scott this past weekend. The Skyhawks were ranked No. 1. Wyoming East is No. 4 and Robert C. Byrd is at No. 5.
Tolsia is ranked No. 7. They defeated Mingo Central last Friday.
Scott, who edged Mingo Central a couple of weeks ago, is in first place, followed by Bluefield, Poca, Robert C. Byrd and Wyoming East. Tolsia, a team Mingo beat earlier in the season, is ranked No. 8. The Miners play host to Tolsia on Friday night.
In Class Triple A, Martinsburg is No. 1, followed by South Charleston, Hedgesville, Greenbrier East and Morgantown.
West Virginia Boys Basketball Poll
The Associated Press
|1. Martinsburg (10)||9-0||100||1|
|2. South Charleston||9-1||79||3|
|4. Greenbrier East||11-0||75||4|
|7. Parkersburg South||8-2||25||10|
Others receiving votes: George Washington 10, Preston 8, Brooke 6, Woodrow Wilson 5, Elkins 1.
|1. Bluefield (9)||7-1||99||2|
|2. Poca (1)||9-1||89||3|
|4. Wyoming East||7-2||64||5|
|5. Robert C. Byrd||8-2||63||4|
|6. Webster County||7-1||38||6|
|8. Fairmont Senior||7-3||34||9|
|9. Roane County||10-2||28||7|
Others receiving votes: Liberty Raleigh 7, Bridgeport 5, North Marion 4, Chapmanville 2, Summers County 2, Ritchie County 2, Nicholas County 1.
|1. Charleston Catholic (6)||7-1||94||2|
|2. Magnolia (1)||8-2||74||1|
|3. Tug Valley (3)||7-1||73||5|
|4. Tucker County||8-1||72||3|
|5. Parkersburg Catholic||9-1||64||6|
|7. St. Marys||7-1||43||7|
|8. Valley Fayette||5-0||28||9|
|9. Greenbrier West||8-2||14||8|
|T10. Tygarts Valley||7-1||9||10|
|T10. Greater Beckley Christian||4-1||9|
Others receiving votes: Wheeling Central 6, Bishop Donahue 4, Clay-Battelle 3, Trinity 2, Meadow Bridge 1.