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2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« on: March 30, 2018, 08:20:26 am »
So what teams does everyone expect to make a deep run next year and what are some wild cards you think could really surprise some people that most may not know about? Lets do boys and girls.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 03:53:16 pm »
Earle Boys & Girls will be back!!

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 05:37:28 pm »
I think England boys will make a lot of noise next year. Really surprised us with how good they were last year, especially since they were so young. Only lose 1 senior who played so should be salty

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 03:37:35 pm »
Make plans for the four-peat and the three-outta-four girls in March 2019.......

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 03:27:42 pm »
Junction could be really good. Will be young at guard. Fordyce will be young if they donít make noise next year they will the 2 after that. Pc will be inexperienced at guard and will have to prove themselves again. Bearden loses a lot but will play more discipline. Earle is without question the team to beat. I agree that England will be salty as well.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 07:24:18 pm »
Junction could be really good. Will be young at guard. Fordyce will be young if they donít make noise next year they will the 2 after that. Pc will be inexperienced at guard and will have to prove themselves again. Bearden loses a lot but will play more discipline. Earle is without question the team to beat. I agree that England will be salty as well.

You can add clarendon to that group

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 08:08:32 pm »
Earle will have athletic bigs that can play in the paint and a slew of guards. I look for the Milow twins to dominate

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 08:45:38 am »
Wasnít sure how much Clarendon had coming back. I remember one Milow. Which one was the other?

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 11:09:23 am »
Wasnít sure how much Clarendon had coming back. I remember one Milow. Which one was the other?

Clarendon will still have Cartwright (the best player in 2A) and several others return.

I also look for Augusta to be pretty solid, I think they only lose 1 player.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 03:31:20 pm »
Wasnít sure how much Clarendon had coming back. I remember one Milow. Which one was the other?
Itís his twin brother that injured his leg in football and didnít return until the playoffs. He sat out the basketball season to strengthen his leg. He will compliment his brother on the court

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 03:44:20 pm »
Wasnít sure how much Clarendon had coming back. I remember one Milow. Which one was the other?
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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 09:08:18 am »
Clarendon will still have Cartwright (the best player in 2A) and several others return.

I also look for Augusta to be pretty solid, I think they only lose 1 player.
We're losing a great group of seniors but Malik has become a great leader and will have the younger ones ready.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 04:17:07 pm »
2019 2A State Champs
Earle Bulldogs & Lady Bulldogs

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2018, 03:30:48 pm »
Without a doubt they are the teams to beat. For boys especially they are in the best conference for basketball

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 06:06:33 am »
Carlisle. 

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2018, 07:35:44 am »
Carlisle.

I assume you are talking about girls.  Who all do they lose and who do they have coming up from 9th grade?  Donít they lose their leading scorer in Warren?

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2018, 10:59:21 am »
In boys Earle will remain the favorite just as they are every year.

In girls I believe Earle runs away with it next year.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2018, 01:05:11 pm »
In boys Earle will remain the favorite just as they are every year.

In girls I believe Earle runs away with it next year.
I agree with those 2 predictions. I think the only ones that can defeat Earle will be the Arkansas Department of Education  :D.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2018, 01:40:19 pm »
I agree with those 2 predictions. I think the only ones that can defeat Earle will be the Arkansas Department of Education  :D.
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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2018, 02:52:55 pm »
 Not so fast my friend! Carlisle willhave something to say about that Iím sure. Returning three starters  and the 6th man. Plus several key players off the bench return.  Got a few pretty good sophomores to be, and I would expect that Coach Buff will move up the Thrift girl. She will be a freshman. She is exciting to watch on the court. 
And letís not forget, that Ricks will only be a junior next year. She may very well be the best player in 2a for the next couple years. When she realizes how good she really is, it will be bad news for the opposition

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2018, 03:50:57 pm »
 Carlisle doesnít stand a chance of beating Earle girls next year

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2018, 04:08:07 pm »
Oh. They do.  In fact, they will

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2018, 04:18:32 pm »
Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association

2A Top 5:

Boys

1. Colby Malone Marked Tree
2. Travon Doolittle Earle
3. Maalik Cartwright Clarendon
4. Devonte Davis Lighthouse
5. Markel Perry Marked Tree


Girls

1. DeShaye Ricks Carlisle
2. Roshala Scott Earle
3. Kylie Warren Carlisle
4. Nicki Hooten Quitman
5. Rieley Hooten Quitman

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2018, 04:38:17 pm »
Oh. They do.  In fact, they will

I am with Dogg.   Carlisle had a very good team this year, but they will lose much more than they gain.  Carlisle will be beat most of the teams they play but will not be in the mix for the title.  Ricks is a very good player, but a lot of her success was due to everyone trying to stop Warren. 

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2018, 05:07:47 pm »
Earle doesnít loose anything on the girls team

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2018, 07:06:06 pm »
I am with Dogg.   Carlisle had a very good team this year, but they will lose much more than they gain.  Carlisle will be beat most of the teams they play but will not be in the mix for the title.  Ricks is a very good player, but a lot of her success was due to everyone trying to stop Warren.
Without Warren the become an average team

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2018, 07:58:22 pm »
Without Warren the become an average team

Ricks is an outstanding player, but she is not a true scorer like Warren.  Ricks scored a lot of points, but they were usually due to backside rebounds and outlet passes due to Warren.  Carlisle has a good term returning, but they will not be picked to win their conference next year.  It is not like their conference the past years.  It will be a tough game every night.  Bigelow will be the pre-season favorite next year followed by Poyen , Carlisle and England.  Magnet Coach and Cutter will be tough at home. The only weak team may be Maumelle Charter.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2018, 09:04:08 pm »
Earle doesnít loose anything on the girls team
I thought the better post player for Earle girls was a sr?

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2018, 10:20:28 pm »
Sleeper team for next year will be des arc. As long as we can avoid the injury bug we had this year. Only lose 1 player and she came off the bench. Were starting 1 jr. 2 sophs and 2 freshman at the end of the year. Here is 2 names every one will get tired of hearing the next 3 seasons Caroline Harris and Tristan Richards. Write it down now.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2018, 10:59:42 pm »
Next year it will be Earle, Quitman or Bigelow.   

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2018, 05:08:25 am »
I thought the better post player for Earle girls was a sr?
The better post player was a Jr.

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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2018, 08:02:39 am »
The better post player was a Jr.
I only got to watch Earle girls play in the finals and in that game #5 Alexandria Logan had 16 pts and was the only person outside the 2 good guards to make more than one FG. Maxpreps has her listed as a SR, is maxpreps wrong or is the other post typically the better of the two and had an off night?

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2018, 09:19:21 am »
What about Riverside girls since they are dropping back down from 3A next year?  I'm not sure what all they are losing from this year's team that went undefeated in conference play.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2018, 09:37:21 am »
Ricks is an outstanding player, but she is not a true scorer like Warren.  Ricks scored a lot of points, but they were usually due to backside rebounds and outlet passes due to Warren.  Carlisle has a good term returning, but they will not be picked to win their conference next year.  It is not like their conference the past years.  It will be a tough game every night.  Bigelow will be the pre-season favorite next year followed by Poyen , Carlisle and England.  Magnet Coach and Cutter will be tough at home. The only weak team may be Maumelle Charter.

That conference next year will be tough. Bigelow should be the favorite to start the year but carlisle or poyen could easily be the 1 seed out of that district. Poyen really does not loose much from last year and gains some freshman that could help. Cutter lost their shooter and their best player did not play at the end of last year being kicked off the team. Magnet will be better than last year but only time will tell how their current freshman progress as to how good they are next year. Then there is Hazen and Maumelle Charter, not sure what they have coming up or what they loose never got to see them in person last year.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2018, 10:04:57 am »
I only got to watch Earle girls play in the finals and in that game #5 Alexandria Logan had 16 pts and was the only person outside the 2 good guards to make more than one FG. Maxpreps has her listed as a SR, is maxpreps wrong or is the other post typically the better of the two and had an off night?
The best post player was a jr but she was in foul trouble. That game was probably the worst game that they had played since the district tournament. Anybody that saw them play in the regional or state tournament know they are much better than how they played in the finals.

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2018, 10:44:49 am »
I only got to watch Earle girls play in the finals and in that game #5 Alexandria Logan had 16 pts and was the only person outside the 2 good guards to make more than one FG. Maxpreps has her listed as a SR, is maxpreps wrong or is the other post typically the better of the two and had an off night?
Logan is a senior...Earle is also losing #4 CC Childs, everybody else, including MVP Ro Scott, #3 E. Brown,#11 Colbi Maples, will be back! 
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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2018, 03:02:13 pm »
Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association

2A Top 5:

Boys

1. Colby Malone Marked Tree
2. Travon Doolittle Earle
3. Maalik Cartwright Clarendon
4. Devonte Davis Lighthouse
5. Markel Perry Marked Tree


Girls

1. DeShaye Ricks Carlisle
2. Roshala Scott Earle
3. Kylie Warren Carlisle
4. Nicki Hooten Quitman
5. Rieley Hooten Quitman
These were not ranked in any particular order... just the top 5 vote getters. All were very deserving

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2018, 05:17:25 pm »
I only got to watch Earle girls play in the finals and in that game #5 Alexandria Logan had 16 pts and was the only person outside the 2 good guards to make more than one FG. Maxpreps has her listed as a SR, is maxpreps wrong or is the other post typically the better of the two and had an off night?
The best post player got in foul trouble early and Alex was playing well. Probably the best game of her high school career. The best post player was a Jr.

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« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2018, 08:09:04 pm »
These were not ranked in any particular order... just the top 5 vote getters. All were very deserving

Are you sure? I'm pretty sure they rank them in the order of the number of votes they received ?

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« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2018, 08:49:45 am »
What about Riverside girls since they are dropping back down from 3A next year?  I'm not sure what all they are losing from this year's team that went undefeated in conference play.

Melbourne and Marmaduke will be in the mix as well. 2A girls will be much deeper next year.

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« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2018, 11:33:03 am »
Melbourne, Riverside, Marmaduke, Bay, Salem and Sloan Hendrix all in the same conference next year and these teams are matched up in the region with defending State Champion Earle. The #4 from this conference vs. Earle will make an interesting match up in the first round of the region next year just to get to the State Tournament. Should be fun.

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Rumor has it bay may not have a girls team next year, their coach moved to administration(I think) and it's rumored that the team is making a mass exodus

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Not looking good for Bay girls. They've got rid of a state championship coach. Maybe a new coach will get them to play. I wouldn't touch that job with a ten foot pole!

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Rumor has it bay may not have a girls team next year, their coach moved to administration(I think) and it's rumored that the team is making a mass exodus
Some parents have already contacted AAA but weíre told they canít transfer and be eligible at their new school. Was told move or adoption were the options basically. I know Hoxie and Trumann have been discussed by one players parents as options for next yeAr.

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« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2018, 12:21:11 pm »
Bearden will be re-building this year.  Younger players this year.  True test to see how Coach Hammonds develops his players

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« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2018, 06:16:42 pm »
Had some talent in the junior high ranks. He moved one up one halfway through the season. May not be as talented losing d Hughes and Tyler berry but they will still be solid

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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2018, 07:50:52 am »
Had some talent in the junior high ranks. He moved one up one halfway through the season. May not be as talented losing d Hughes and Tyler berry but they will still be solid

How is the rest of the conference?

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« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2018, 08:22:31 am »
there will be 5-6 dangerous teams in the conference on paper. Setting up to be a really good conference with jc and Fordyce dropping down

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Re: 2018-2019 Expectations and surprises
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2018, 11:13:03 am »
How do you guys see the girls side shaking out? I mean, Melbourne and Riverside move down, so it should be an interesting conference and region.

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« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2018, 01:32:05 pm »
I see England, White County, Quitman being good again from this years 2A 4 East. Lighthouse moves to 3a. England moves out of Quitman and White County's conference, so it looks like those two boys teams will be top dogs from their district. I also see St. Joseph starting to make a little more noise next season. They were extremely in-experienced this year.

 

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