Sugar, Butte maintain top spots in girls poll

Sugar-Salem and Butte County maintained its perches atop the 3A and 1A Division II rankings in the latest Idaho high school girls basketball state media poll released Wednesday.

The Diggers received seven of 10 first-place votes for the second consecutive week while the Pirates received eight of 10 first-place votes — two more than last week.

Snake River, which was ranked No. 3 in the 3A rankings in week one, dropped to No. 4 this week. The Panthers fell to Sugar-Salem 68-39 on Tuesday evening in Sugar City. The teams play again Tuesday in Moreland.

Firth made its first appearance in the 2A rankings, coming in at No. 3 thanks to a 4-0 start to the season that includes a 39-37 win over Sugar-Salem on Nov. 21 in Firth. West Jefferson, ranked No. 3 last week, was ranked No. 4 this week.

The other local team to receive votes this week was Bonneville, which received three votes in 5A.

The complete poll is below with local teams bolded.

Week 2 Girls Basketball State Media Poll

Records are through Nov. 28, 2017

Class 5A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Eagle (8) 5-0 48 1

2. Post Falls (2) 2-0 40 2

3. Mountain View 4-0 32 3

4. Capital 5-0 13 -

5. Centennial 4-1 7 4

Others receiving votes: Highland 3, Bonneville 3, Lewiston 2, Borah 2

Class 4A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Middleton (10) 3-1 50 1

2. Bishop Kelly 2-1 39 2

3. Century 3-1 26 3

4. Burley 4-1 15 -

5. Mountain Home 4-1 10 -

Others receiving votes: Caldwell 5, Sandpoint 3, Minico 2

Class 3A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Sugar-Salem (7) 4-2 46 1

2. Timberlake (2) 2-1 30 2

3. Parma (1) 3-0 28 4

4. Snake River 3-1 24 3

5. Kimberly 4-1 15 5

Others receiving votes: Buhl 7

Class 2A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Melba (8) 4-0 44 1

2. Soda Springs (2) 4-1 34 2

3. Firth 4-0 21 -

4. West Jefferson 2-0 20 3

5. Cole Valley Christian 3-1 14 4

Others receiving votes: Malad 8, New Plymouth 8, St. Maries 1

Class 1A Division I

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Prairie (10) 4-0 50 1

2. Lapwai 3-1 34 2

3. Oakley 2-0 27 3

4. Shoshone 4-0 22 -

5. Ambrose 4-0 11 -

Others receiving votes: Genesee 3, Liberty Charter 1, Hagerman 1, Rimrock 1

Class 1A Division II

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Butte County (8) 1-0 45 1

2. Genesis Prep (2) 0-1 31 2

3. Nezperce 3-0 22 4

4. Salmon River 1-1 17 3

5. Dietrich 3-1 11 5

Others receiving votes: Lighthouse Christian 10, Kendrick 9, Rockland 5

Voters:

Matt Harris, IdahoSports.com

Mark Nelke, Coeur d’Alene Press

Fred Davis, Blackfoot Morning News

Marlowe Hereford, Idaho Falls Post Register

Dave Nichols, Spokesman-Review

Brandon Walton, Idaho Press-Tribune

Jake Crouse, Twin Falls Times-News

Matt Baney, Lewiston Tribune

Michael Lycklama, Idaho Statesman

Paul Kingsbury, IdahoSports.com

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