Tennessean Midstate basketball Top 10: Boys

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Maplewood handed Whites Creek its first district defeat of the season on Friday, forcing a two-way tie atop the the league standings. Michael Murphy / The Tennessean

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Jeremiah Oatsvall watches his 3-pointer sail through the net during Tuesday‘s win over Ensworth.(Photo: Michael Murphy / The Tennessean)Buy Photo

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A look at the top boys high school basketball teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by the USA Today Network of Tennessee:

1. Brentwood Academy (22-2) — The Eagles, winners of 11 straight, can all but secure the East/Middle region regular-season title with a win at McCallie on Tuesday. Last week: No. 1. 

2. Blackman (20-3) — The Blaze, coming off a 40-37 defeat at Jemison (Ala.), have reached the 20-win mark for a sixth straight season. Last week: No. 3. 

3. Maplewood (19-5) — Friday’s 58-56 win over rival Whites Creek lifted the Panthers into a two-way tie with the Cobras atop the 10-AA standings. Last week: No. 5. 

4. Whites Creek (21-4) — The Cobras, who had their 16-game-winning streak snapped by Friday’s loss at Maplewood, are still aiming for at least a share of 10-AA regular-season title. Last week: No. 4. 

5. Summit (20-4) — The Spartans, still clinging to a three-game lead atop the 11-AAA standings, have suffered consecutive 20-point losses to Independence and Brentwood Academy. Last week: No. 2. 

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Oakland‘s Ray Tyler (12) drives toward the basket as Stewarts Creek‘s Jonathan Pellaux (10) guards him on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ The Oakland Hall of Fame inductees were presented between the boys and girls Oakland vs. Stewarts Creek games on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (L to R) Norris Chesterfield, Pat James, Allen Swader and Fran Fedak McPherson.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Oakland‘s Tre Jones (1) goes up for a shot as Stewarts Creek‘s Tyler Conley (32) guards him on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Stewarts Creek‘s Jamya Rogers (21) goes up for a shot as Oakland‘s Maggie Knowles (23) guards her on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Oakland‘s Keishawn Davidson (0) passes the ball to teammate Mike Hayworth (10) as Davidson is guarded by Stewarts Creek‘s Brayden Jackson (2) on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Oakland‘s Faith Adams (2) and Stewarts Creek‘s Brianah Ferby (32) both go after a loose ball, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.   HELEN COMER/DNJ Stewarts Creek‘s Jonathan Pellaux (10) goes up for a shot during the game against Oakland on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Stewarts Creek‘s Brandi Ferby (33) looks to pass the ball during the game against Oakland on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Stewarts Creek‘s Terrell Brown (20) and Tyler Conley (32) both go after a rebound under the Oakland goal on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Stewarts Creek‘s Brandi Ferby (33) goes up for a shot as Oakland‘s Deja Puckett (20) guards her on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Oakalnd‘s Maggie Knowles (23) grabs a rebound under Stewarts Creek‘s goal as she is surrounded by Oakland‘s Jasmine Davis (40) and Kyra Wilder (10) on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Stewarts Creek‘s (22) gets ready to go up for a shot as Oakland players Deja Puckett (20) and Mari Gaines (40) guard her on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Stewarts Creek‘s Brianah Ferby (32) looks to pass the ball during the game against Oakland on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Oakland.  HELEN COMER/DNJ Northwest’s Dezmon Stacker goes baseline against a Springfield defender during their District 10 basketball game Friday in Springfield.  George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Norhtwest’s Dezmon Stacker gets tangled up with Springfield’s Dalaino Walker after going for a loose ball in the first half of Friday’s District 10 basketball game in Springfield.  George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Northwest’s Shatar McClay blocks the shot of Springfield’s Dalaino Walker in the second half of their District 10 basketball game Friday in Springfield.  George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Springfield’s student section chants during the third quarter as the Yellow Jackets faced Northwest in a District 10 basketball game Friday in Springfield.  George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Northwest coach Vincent Turner instructs his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter against Springfield in a District 10 basketball game Friday in Springfield.  George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Springfield coach Darryl Travis talks to his team during a free throw attempt by Northwest in the first half of their District 10 basketball game Friday in Springfield.  George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Springfield’s Keenan Pulley (3) drives past Northwest defenders during the second half of their District 10 basketball game Friday in Springfield.  George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Northwest’s Dezmon Stacker looks to pass the ball against Springfield’s defense in the first half of their District 10 basketball game Friday in Springfield.  George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee Hendersonville‘s Justin Ernst has his shot blocked by Mt. Juliet‘s Terrell Wilson in Hnedersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Hendersonville‘s Ryne Loper drives the lane against Mt. Juliet in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Hendersonville‘s Devon Fouche goes to the hoop but gets his shot block from behind by Mt. Juliet‘s Trey Pruitt in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Mt. Juliet‘s Trey Pruitt shoots from the conrner against Hendersonville on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Mt. Juliet‘s Issac Stephens drives the lane against Hendersonville on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Hendrsonville‘s Brooke Long drives to the baseket against Mt. Juliet in Hendersonville on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Hendersonville‘s Peyton Sheehan shoots as Mt. Juliet‘s Emma Palmer gets a hand on the ball in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Mt. Juliet‘s Nevaeh Majors shoots a jump shot against Hendersonville on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Hendersonville‘s Brooke Long tries to block the shot of Mt. Juliet‘s Nevaeh Majors in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee L-R Hendersonville‘s Deshiya Hoosier shoots as Mt. Juliet‘s Tondri Davis blocks the shot in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee L-R Hendersonville‘s Makenzie Cotter shoots as Mt. Juliet‘s Emma Palmer defends in Hendersonville. TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee L-R Hendersonville‘s Peyton Sheehan moves to block out Mt. Juliet‘s Halle Jones from the rebound in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Mt. Juliet‘s Terrell Wilson drives as Hendersonville‘s Ryne Loper closes in from behind in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Mt. Juliet‘s Joey Hayes shoots from behind the three point line against Hendersonville on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017.  Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The Hendersonville bench wears Taylorstrong t shirts in remembrance of former football coach Chris Taylor who pasted away earlier this week in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Feb. 3, 2017. Photo by Dave Cardaciotto   Dave Cardaciotto / For USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

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6.  Springfield (21-4) — The Yellow Jackets secured the 10-AAA regular-season championship with Friday’s 57-48 triumph over second-place Northwest. Last week: No. 7. 

7. Antioch (19-4) — The Jeremiah Alexander led Bears, who‘ve now won 12 straight, can reach the 20-win mark for the first time since 2007-08 with a win against Hillwood on Monday. Last week. NR. 

8. Macon County (21-4) — The 8-AA leading Tigers have strung together 10 straight wins since falling to Clay County in late December. Last week: NR. 

9. Goodpasture (20-2) — Spencer Smith, Tripp McEachern and Ryan Richardson are each averaging in double-figures for the Cougars, who are unbeaten against Class A competition. Last week: NR. 

10. Brentwood (19-6) — The Bruins, who ended their three-game losing streak with Friday‘s win over Centennial, are among four teams vying for a second-place finish in 11-AAA. Last week: No. 6. 

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