Vols’ boys basketball cracks top 10 in AIA rankings

City’s other high school squads, boys and girls, have work to do before playoffs

The Lee Williams Volunteers are in control of their future after landing tenth in AIA rankings.

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The Lee Williams Volunteers are in control of their future after landing tenth in AIA rankings.

KINGMAN - The Arizona Interscholastic Association has released its first power rankings of the basketball season. Below is a list of where local teams are ranked.

Lee Williams boys’ basketball team start the week at 4-1 and are ranked at No. 10 in Arizona Interscholastic Association 4A power rankings out of 43 teams. The Volunteers trail Grand Canyon rivals Mohave Thunderbirds (6-0) ranked 4, and Flagstaff Eagles (3-0) ranked 5.

In order to qualify for state playoffs, teams need to be ranked one of the top 16 teams in 4A. Lee Williams’ first conference game after the break comes at Prescott against the Badgers on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.

The Kingman Bulldogs boys’ basketball team is ranked 29 out of 37 teams in Arizona Interscholastic Association 3A power rankings. The Bulldogs have a little work to do in order to qualify for the playoffs. They must be ranked in the top 24 teams in 3A. West conference rivals: Chino Valley, Wickenburg, and Northwest Christian, are ranked ahead of the Bulldogs, with their first conference game coming at home against Northwest Christian on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.

Kingman Academy boys’ basketball team is (3-4) on the season and ranked 32 out of 50 teams in the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A power rankings. In the West Conference: Trivium Prep Academy, Tonopah Valley, Parker Broncs, Mohave Accelerated, and Antelope are all ranked ahead of the Tigers. The Tigers first conference test will be Jan.3 when they take travel to Antelope Union for a 7 p.m. tipoff.

GIRLS

Lee Williams Lady Volunteers (4-3) enter the week ranked 17 in the Arizona Interscholastic Association 4A power rankings out of 44 teams. The Lady Volunteers are just one spot out of being in the playoffs. The top 16 in the state qualify. Ranked ahead of them is Grand Canyon conference foes: Bradshaw Mountain at No. 10, Coconino at No. 7, and Flagstaff at No.3. In their first conference action after Christmas break the Volunteers take on the Badgers at their place on Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m.

The Kingman Lady Bulldogs (2-4) are ranked 35 in the Arizona Interscholastic Association 3A power rankings out of 37 teams. West Conference foes that are ranked ahead of the Bulldogs are Odyssey Institute, Chino Valley, Northwest Christian, and Wickenburg. The Bulldogs’ return to conference play against Northwest Christian at home Jan. 6, with a tip time of 5:30 p.m.

The Kingman Academy Lady Tigers (0-5) enter the break ranked 49 out of 50 teams in the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A power rankings. Every team in the West Conference is ranked ahead of the Tigers: Trivium Prep Academy at No.47; Antelope Union at No. 43; Mohave Accelerated at No. 36; Parker Broncs at No.31; Tonopah Valley at No. 18.

In their first action after the break, the Bulldogs travel to Antelope Union to take on the Rams on Jan.3 at 5:30 p.m.