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Author Topic: Who wins the 7a state title this year?  (Read 701 times)

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Offline businesstron

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Who wins the 7a state title this year?
« on: January 11, 2017, 04:37:41 pm »
Boys and Girls....or Girls and Boys

For Girls it's a little easier....  I think Fayetteville will win that.   Probably beating North Little Rock or Central in the process.  Van Buren could be a dark horse as well.

For Boys it's a little more congested but this may be the year Northside breaks through if they keep playing how they have been playing.  But I think Cabot, Bryant and even North Little Rock (surprised they lost to Conway) are contenders.    I'm betting it'll be an all Central title game but I'm wondering about Bentonville. 

They had alot of injuries early on bt since they've gotten everyone back they've been looking good.  Maybe they'll make a semi final.

Thoughts?
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Re: Who wins the 7a state title this year?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 09:37:57 am »
I think you have the three girls teams right when picking who it will be between. I think I would probably pick Central to win it, but I could see any of those 3 winning it.

I feel that the boys is pretty up in the air. Cabot has basically everything back from last year and Bridges is an excellent coach. Central has some serious talent with Cameron Johnson and is a guy that could ride all the way, and I feel Northside is the same way. Bryant, Conway, and NLR I could all see doing it as well. Will be fun to watch for sure.

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Re: Who wins the 7a state title this year?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 09:43:18 pm »
If central girls couldn't get it done with the 9 college players they had last year, it won't ever happen in girls.  Soon as they get on a nice run, coach Greene calls a time out to take his own team out of rhythm.  Seen it all to many times

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Re: Who wins the 7a state title this year?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 11:10:00 am »
If central girls couldn't get it done with the 9 college players they had last year, it won't ever happen in girls.  Soon as they get on a nice run, coach Greene calls a time out to take his own team out of rhythm.  Seen it all to many times

I agree.  If it comes down to coaching, I'll go with Fimple at NLR or Rimmer at Fayetteville over Central any day of the week.

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Re: Who wins the 7a state title this year?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 06:13:45 pm »
Boys- a team from the 7A Central. This conference is brutal! Girls - picking Central Lady Tigers. I thought last year they had too much talent. Ingredients are just right for Tigers this season.

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Re: Who wins the 7a state title this year?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 12:24:17 pm »
For girls, I only see three serious contenders: Fayetteville, LR Central, and NLR.  Outside contenders would be Conway and Van Buren but I think they are unlikely. Fayetteville and Central have played twice this year and split in close games.  Fayetteville has better depth and Central has better size.  But in both games played, Fayetteville was without UA signee Grayce Spangler who adds strength and physicality.  She is back now and will help Fayetteville with the match-ups.  Also, Fayetteville has clearly been getting better as the season progresses as freshman star Sasha Goforth has integrated into the lineup.  I only saw NLR in pre-season camp so I am eager to see when they square off in conference play against Central.  But right now I think Fayetteville and Central are the two best teams in the state and I think Fayetteville is better.

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Re: Who wins the 7a state title this year?
« Reply #6 on: Today at 11:08:18 am »
West Division - The only concern I have with Fayetteville in the running is they are not facing any in-conference powerhouses except VB.
Central Division - The top 4 are N.L.R; LR Central; Conway and Northside.   Northside lost by 5 to LR Central and just beat N.L.R (call it a steal if you want) on Friday.  A betting man could have become rich on that game!
  So, it will be an interesting run down the stretch.

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Re: Who wins the 7a state title this year?
« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:05:49 pm »
West Division - The only concern I have with Fayetteville in the running is they are not facing any in-conference powerhouses except VB.
Central Division - The top 4 are N.L.R; LR Central; Conway and Northside.   Northside lost by 5 to LR Central and just beat N.L.R (call it a steal if you want) on Friday.  A betting man could have become rich on that game!
  So, it will be an interesting run down the stretch.

Yes, I agree the 7A Central is stronger than the 7A West. But Fayetteville beat some very good teams pre-conference. 

Northside's record is odd.  They have lost to several mediocre teams but they have played Van Buren and Central tough, and to everyone's surprise beat NLR.  But given their overall record, I can't see calling them a top team.  So I would say there are 2 contenders in the West and 3 contenders in the Central division.  And we will see if Van Buren can hang with Fayetteville -- but at the least they shouldn't be subject to the 4th quarter mercy rule like every other conference game opponent Fayetteville has played so far.

 

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