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Title: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on January 20, 2018, 04:20:03 pm
The previous top ten teams conversation went off in a wild direction so I want to try and bring it back to the topic at hand. Here is my rating for the top five boys!

Marked Tree @ 16-0
Mountain Pine @ 16-3
Parkers Chapel @ 16-3
Clarendon @ 14-2
Bearden @ 13-3

Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: old.dole on January 20, 2018, 04:43:01 pm
Id switch Clarendon and mt pine but that looks good to me
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on January 20, 2018, 06:03:21 pm
You could actually mix my #2,3,and 4 picks in any order. They are all three pretty close with marked Tree being the team to beat at this moment
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: creamcheeze on January 20, 2018, 06:12:07 pm
You could actually mix my #2,3,and 4 picks in any order. They are all three pretty close with marked Tree being the team to beat at this moment

Has anyone seen or heard anything about Bearden?
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: eldofan on January 20, 2018, 06:29:37 pm
Pc beat them early in the season . Did not make the Game.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on January 20, 2018, 06:49:18 pm
Bearden is 13-3 I think... they beat Strong and Harmony Grove last week by around 4 points each.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: birddawg1986 on January 21, 2018, 04:05:05 pm
1. Marked Tree
2. Clarendon
3. Bearden
4. Mt Pine
5. Parkers Chapel
6. White Co
7. Earle
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: eldofan on January 21, 2018, 05:41:01 pm
1. Marked Tree
2. Clarendon
3. Bearden
4. Mt Pine
5. Parkers Chapel
6. White Co
7. Earle
How can u rank Bearden higher than Pc when Pc has beaten them already
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: fann07 on January 21, 2018, 05:42:30 pm
1. Marked Tree
2. Clarendon
3. Bearden
4. Mt Pine
5. Parkers Chapel
6. White Co
7. Earle

No way Bearden or Parkers Chapel either one are top 5
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Yogi bear on January 21, 2018, 06:01:29 pm
No way Bearden or Parkers Chapel either one are top 5


When have you seen either of them play. And as for Bearden and P. C. first game Bearden had only been playing basketball one week we playing a lot different now

Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: eldofan on January 21, 2018, 06:15:50 pm
No way Bearden or Parkers Chapel either one are top 5
I follow Pc and I  have a hard time ranking them top 5. Earles schedule has been much stronger than Pc.



Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: old.dole on January 21, 2018, 07:41:02 pm
Pc has 3 losses. All three were without their 69 center. And none have been by double digits. 2 of those losses were to 4a schools and the other was one day after losing their big man. One could make the argument they would be undefeated had it not been for the injury. Bearden lost one player from their team a year ago and they were a top 5 team then and they are again now. Both of these teams are very deserving of where they are ranked
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on January 21, 2018, 08:27:50 pm
Kinda seems like people dont think the 2a-7 east can contend for state. Both these teams are solid teams and have held their own! Also keep in mind that along with their 6 9 center they hav a guard averaging around 18 points per game. Dont count those boys out just yet.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: pick_DA_EAGLES on January 22, 2018, 12:55:21 pm
1. Marked Tree
2. Clarendon
3. Bearden
4. Mt Pine
5. Parkers Chapel
6. White Co
7. Earle

Kinda hard to rank W.C.C. ahead of Earle, since Earle took 7 players (didnt even bring their big man, and sent another team to a tournament in memphis the same night) into W.C.C., and beat them by about 10. Earle is definitely top 5.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Ba$ketballFan54321 on January 23, 2018, 08:09:22 am
I'm going to try a little different format--

Tier 1:
Marked Tree

Tier 2:
Clarendon, Earle, Mountain Pine

Tier 3:
Jacksonville Lighthouse, White County

Tier 4:
Quitman, EPC

Tier 5:
Bearden, Parkers Chapel, Blevins, England
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: fann07 on January 23, 2018, 01:52:13 pm
I'm going to try a little different format--

Tier 1:
Marked Tree

Tier 2:
Clarendon, Earle, Mountain Pine

Tier 3:
Jacksonville Lighthouse, White County

Tier 4:
Quitman, EPC

Tier 5:
Bearden, Parkers Chapel, Blevins, England

Looks pretty good to me.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: birddawg1986 on January 23, 2018, 01:56:54 pm
Kinda hard to rank W.C.C. ahead of Earle, since Earle took 7 players (didnt even bring their big man, and sent another team to a tournament in memphis the same night) into W.C.C., and beat them by about 10. Earle is definitely top 5.
Earle' still searching...Got ALL the talent but just hasn't clicked yet. Be a good measuring stick tonight as the bulldogs travel to EPC. 
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: bdubyab60 on January 23, 2018, 03:32:22 pm
Not gonna be much of a game there Im afraid. We have our moments but Id take Earle fairly easy
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: NEark tigers on January 23, 2018, 08:23:53 pm
Earle 36, EPC 32
HALF
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: NEark tigers on January 23, 2018, 08:29:36 pm
Earle 51
EPC 40

END 3
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: bdubyab60 on January 23, 2018, 08:39:39 pm
Is this all the players or is this a partial squad NEA
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Dogg on January 23, 2018, 08:43:10 pm
Earle only has 1 senior on the team. Murray will figure it out come tournament  time. Hes been playing since Dec. without his 6-6 wing who had injury to his non shooting hand. He will return before the district tournament. Earle will be ready and got a load of talent coming up
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Dogg on January 23, 2018, 08:45:38 pm
Is this all the players or is this a partial squad NEA
He suspended a couple for lack of effort and no discipline. His point guard and the 6-4 post player thats a soph. How many did he bring dub
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: bdubyab60 on January 23, 2018, 08:49:06 pm
13 here. Just expected a little more experienced team
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: bdubyab60 on January 23, 2018, 08:53:59 pm
There is one in a cast as well. Closer than what I thought. 3rd quarter cost us but we were in it at the end
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Dogg on January 23, 2018, 09:28:49 pm
He only has 1 senior. We are very young.  Bohannon leaving for Baylor hurt us because there was no one in 2 A that could have guarded him in the post. But we all understand that was best for him. We will be alright but the next few years Earle will be loaded
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: bdubyab60 on January 23, 2018, 09:35:18 pm
Well I was expecting this year to be pretty good because of those freshman that came up.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: NEark tigers on January 23, 2018, 10:28:11 pm
Is this all the players or is this a partial squad NEA
Earle 68, EPC 61 FINAL
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: NEark tigers on January 23, 2018, 10:34:45 pm
Is this all the players or is this a partial squad NEA
Earle 68, EPC 61 FINAL
This is full squad minus our forward Keon Smith, who is out with a broken wrist suffered during the Lendel Thomas Classic..talked to him tonight at the game and he told me himself that he could be ready around conference tournament time.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Dogg on January 24, 2018, 08:39:08 am
Did Thomas and Logan dress out
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on January 27, 2018, 12:52:19 pm
My latest state rankings

Marked Tree
Clarendon
Parkers Chapel
Mountain Pine
Bearden
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: eldofan on January 27, 2018, 01:57:24 pm
I still think Earle belongs in there
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on January 27, 2018, 02:05:48 pm
I have Earle at 6. Actually a toss up between them and Bearden for me.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Cheek on January 27, 2018, 03:14:34 pm
PC,  mountain Pime or Bearden have zero chance to beat Earle. 
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on January 27, 2018, 03:55:43 pm
Hopefully they will get the opportunity to find out!
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Eslim03 on January 27, 2018, 07:24:31 pm
Mountain pine is very good. They are long and very athletic, in my opinion they just miss a true true shooter or else they would be a favorite to win it all. I only seen them play Foreman but Foreman is no slouch and should be able to make the state tournament.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: ISU7 on January 28, 2018, 01:46:43 am
Earle 68, EPC 61 FINAL
Where is Doolittle?
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Dogg on January 28, 2018, 05:21:01 am
His dad passed away last week
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: pick_DA_EAGLES on January 28, 2018, 11:53:29 am
Where is Doolittle?

His name just doesn't fit, cause he does alot. Lol
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: birddawg1986 on January 29, 2018, 07:48:17 am
The 2A North Regional in Marked Tree will be a mini state tournament (Marked Tree, Clarendon, Earle, EPC, Cotter)

1. Marked Tree
2. Clarendon
3. Bearden
4. Mt Pine
5. Earle
6. Blevins
7. Lavaca/Parkers Chapel
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: FromTheBench on January 29, 2018, 07:59:27 am
If Lavaca is in this conversation, then WCC has got to be in this conversation. No knock on Lavaca, they have 2 really good players, but WCC has a really good TEAM
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Ba$ketballFan54321 on January 29, 2018, 07:19:45 pm
From the current info in my system.. chance to win state. Thought it might be interesting to share!

Marked Tree 29.5%
Clarendon 13.1%
White County Central 11.8%
Earle 8.5%
Mountain Pine 8.4%
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: NEark tigers on January 29, 2018, 11:13:41 pm
8.5 percent for the B2B State Champs.....

Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: ISU7 on January 30, 2018, 02:30:33 am
His dad passed away last week
Oh my my condolences to him and his family. 🙏
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: ISU7 on January 30, 2018, 02:42:18 am
The 2A North Regional in Marked Tree will be a mini state tournament (Marked Tree, Clarendon, Earle, EPC, Cotter)

1. Marked Tree
2. Clarendon
3. Bearden
4. Mt Pine
5. Earle
6. Blevins
7. Lavaca/Parkers Chapel
I think i will attend this regional tournament being its a closer drive than the Region 3-3A tournament.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: MomaLion on January 30, 2018, 04:51:20 am
There will definitely be some great games with so many state contenders.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: dentist15 on January 30, 2018, 08:05:36 am
If Lavaca is in this conversation, then WCC has got to be in this conversation. No knock on Lavaca, they have 2 really good players, but WCC has a really good TEAM

Im a Lavaca fan, but I don't really think they belong in this conversation. A solid team, yes, but not a state title contender. They got routed by 32 points by 1A County Line (granted, CL is one of the top teams in 1A so far this season, but still, a 32 point loss to a smaller school), and have two losses to mediocre 2A and 3A teams (Eureka Springs and Paris).
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: FromTheBench on January 30, 2018, 11:50:50 am
Im a Lavaca fan, but I don't really think they belong in this conversation. A solid team, yes, but not a state title contender. They got routed by 32 points by 1A County Line (granted, CL is one of the top teams in 1A so far this season, but still, a 32 point loss to a smaller school), and have two losses to mediocre 2A and 3A teams (Eureka Springs and Paris).

I think they are good and I think they are well coached with Coach Reed, but I saw them in Regionals and State last year and I know exactly what they have back. I am not knocking them at all, I just see a lot better teams on this side of the state. I saw where CL had beat them pretty good, but I know they are very good also.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: dentist15 on January 30, 2018, 01:03:27 pm
I think they are good and I think they are well coached with Coach Reed, but I saw them in Regionals and State last year and I know exactly what they have back. I am not knocking them at all, I just see a lot better teams on this side of the state. I saw where CL had beat them pretty good, but I know they are very good also.

Agreed on both points.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr. Trill on January 30, 2018, 04:27:21 pm
I Definitely have to attend myself
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Rida4Life on February 07, 2018, 09:12:07 am
I'm going to try a little different format--

Tier 1:
Marked Tree

Tier 2:
Clarendon, Earle, Mountain Pine

Tier 3:
Jacksonville Lighthouse, White County

Tier 4:
Quitman, EPC

Tier 5:
Bearden, Parkers Chapel, Blevins, England

If you are going to put PC and Bearden in tier 5 you obviously haven't seen either team play. 
Either one could easily win the state title.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: BigLion10 on February 07, 2018, 09:20:02 am
If you are going to put PC and Bearden in tier 5 you obviously haven't seen either team play. 
Either one could easily win the state title.
Don't mind him, his list needs a lot of work from what I've seen lol
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Rida4Life on February 07, 2018, 09:30:44 am
Don't mind him, his list needs a lot of work from what I've seen lol
LOL
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Ba$ketballFan54321 on February 07, 2018, 11:01:17 am
If you are going to put PC and Bearden in tier 5 you obviously haven't seen either team play. 
Either one could easily win the state title.

Sure they could, they're both really good teams. I wouldn't say "easily" though. Even if you think they're not in that 5th tier, they're not on the same level as someone like Marked Tree or Clarendon.

Sorry to offend by saying that your team is one of the 10-12 best in the state haha.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: birddawg1986 on February 07, 2018, 11:14:41 am
Sure they could, they're both really good teams. I wouldn't say "easily" though. Even if you think they're not in that 5th tier, they're not on the same level as someone like Marked Tree or Clarendon.

Sorry to offend by saying that your team is one of the 10-12 best in the state haha.
I watched MT-Bearden last year in the state tournament. They are a really athletic bunch of kids who can play. They just need the old coach to sit down and let them play. I thought last year they took way to many 3pt shots when they look better attacking the basket. Have not seen PC but here they will be a hard out also. As many as 8 schools can win the boys 2A this year. Regional should kinda of maybe separate some of our thoughts but we will just have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: pick_DA_EAGLES on February 07, 2018, 11:26:03 am
Earle can be taken out of tier 2, they have been beaten twice at home in the last week by "tier 3 and tier 5" team's.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on February 07, 2018, 12:41:42 pm
No doubt that regionals will bring the cream to the top. We all feel our home team can contend for state because we watch them every week and are proud of their accomplishments. After district everyone will have to be at the top of their game to advance. Good luck to your team and I hope to see you in Hot Springs!!!
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Ba$ketballFan54321 on February 07, 2018, 02:17:01 pm
No doubt that regionals will bring the cream to the top. We all feel our home team can contend for state because we watch them every week and are proud of their accomplishments. After district everyone will have to be at the top of their game to advance. Good luck to your team and I hope to see you in Hot Springs!!!

Well said!
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: EarlePearl on February 07, 2018, 11:13:59 pm
Clarendon, time for talk is over. All I have heard is how your the team to beat. Your season will end with an L.. You clarendon fans make me laugh.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: EarlePearl on February 07, 2018, 11:22:34 pm
And why do you continue to put epc in anything. The only way they can win anything is by playing in that jungle gym with their coach crying for calls. Trying to slow play like girls. This aint indiana and your not the Hoosiers. Play ball and stop crying. As for it being a "smart strategy ", so is sitting down to pee so you dont have to worry about leaving the seat up and the misses popping you in the head. Man up or stay home..yard dawg out
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: da greatest bigbaby on February 07, 2018, 11:34:18 pm
Yess we are earle we shouldn't have any problems with you guys in the district tourney  go chs lions 23-2
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: PapaHog on February 07, 2018, 11:41:51 pm
Bohanon that much a baller on the hardwood? What happened to Earle?
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: MomaLion on February 08, 2018, 12:03:48 am
Clarendon, time for talk is over. All I have heard is how your the team to beat. Your season will end with an L.. You clarendon fans make me laugh.
Actually our fans have been pretty quiet thus far.  That said, I do believe Clarendon will beat Earle.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: ISU7 on February 08, 2018, 12:27:55 am
There will definitely be some great games with so many state contenders.
Or pretenders😂🏀
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: MomaLion on February 08, 2018, 07:21:16 am
Or pretenders😂🏀
So true.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Ba$ketballFan54321 on February 08, 2018, 08:15:01 am
And why do you continue to put epc in anything. The only way they can win anything is by playing in that jungle gym with their coach crying for calls. Trying to slow play like girls. This aint indiana and your not the Hoosiers. Play ball and stop crying. As for it being a "smart strategy ", so is sitting down to pee so you dont have to worry about leaving the seat up and the misses popping you in the head. Man up or stay home..yard dawg out

Their winning percentage is actually better on the road (5-2) than at home (6-3).
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: MikelB on February 08, 2018, 04:53:18 pm
And why do you continue to put epc in anything. The only way they can win anything is by playing in that jungle gym with their coach crying for calls. Trying to slow play like girls. This aint indiana and your not the Hoosiers. Play ball and stop crying. As for it being a "smart strategy ", so is sitting down to pee so you dont have to worry about leaving the seat up and the misses popping you in the head. Man up or stay home..yard dawg out

Thanks for the wisdom old wise one ... you've made 3 post and have 3 slaps  ;D
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Bildo on February 08, 2018, 08:11:50 pm
😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: NEark tigers on February 09, 2018, 01:23:15 pm
Earle can be taken out of tier 2, they have been beaten twice at home in the last week by "tier 3 and tier 5" team's.
Seems to me that Des Arc is in Tier 30....
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: pick_DA_EAGLES on February 09, 2018, 04:02:32 pm
Seems to me that Des Arc is in Tier 30....

Poor ole Earle posters are all up in thems little feelings after getting beat twice at home by 2 lower tiered teams. What few of ya still are posting.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Lions84 on February 26, 2018, 10:05:54 am
Clarendon , Earle and Marked Tree are Solid this year.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr316 on February 26, 2018, 10:27:15 am
Boys

1. Earle
2. Parkers Chapel
3. Marked Tree
4. Clarendon
5. Bearden
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: pick_DA_EAGLES on February 26, 2018, 11:24:08 am
Boys

1. Earle
2. Parkers Chapel
3. Marked Tree
4. Clarendon
5. Bearden

Clarendon > marked tree.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: FromTheBench on February 26, 2018, 12:58:11 pm
I think Clarendon ahead of even PC
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: birddawg1986 on February 26, 2018, 01:07:03 pm
1. Earle
2. Clarendon
3. Marked Tree
4. Parkers Chapel
5. Bearden
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: FromTheBench on February 26, 2018, 01:09:32 pm
1. Earle
2. Clarendon
3. Marked Tree
4. Parkers Chapel
5. Bearden

This one I like.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: MomaLion on February 26, 2018, 11:35:37 pm
Me too...I want a Clarendon/Earle state final game.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Rida4Life on March 02, 2018, 09:21:52 am
Sure they could, they're both really good teams. I wouldn't say "easily" though. Even if you think they're not in that 5th tier, they're not on the same level as someone like Marked Tree or Clarendon.

Sorry to offend by saying that your team is one of the 10-12 best in the state haha.
SOOOOOO.... one of your "Tier 5" teams is already in the Final 4 and another is playing to get there today.  Another in that group gave the other all they wanted for 4 QTRS before falling in overtime yesterday. 
Maybe you should stop posting about basketball.  LOL
.......just messin with ya!  Everyone is entitled to their opinion... even if it's a bad one! LOL
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Rida4Life on March 02, 2018, 09:23:21 am
1. Earle
2. Clarendon
3. Marked Tree
4. Parkers Chapel
5. Bearden

That could very well be your final 4 by the end of the day.
Title: Re: Current top 5 boys teams
Post by: Mr. Trill on March 02, 2018, 07:45:26 pm
*Top 4