Twenty Amarillo area programs ranked in Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Top 25

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Amarillo’s Damonze Woods (22) looks for an open teammate during the team’s high school basketball game against Frenship on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 in the Tiger Pit at Frenship High School in Wolfforth, Texas.
Amarillo’s Damonze Woods (22) looks for an open teammate during the team’s high school basketball game against Frenship on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 in the Tiger Pit at Frenship High School in Wolfforth, Texas.

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches released its latest Top 25 rankings for each Class throughout Texas on Monday morning.

A total of 11 boys' basketball programs from the Texas Panhandle made the list while nine local girls' programs also made their respective Top 25.

CLASS 5A

The Amarillo High Sandies (8-2) maintained their spot at No. 3 behind Dallas Kimball and Beaumont United after adding two big wins to their total last week over Wichita Falls City View (86-40) and Rio Rancho, N.M. (68-39).

The Amarillo High Lady Sandies (6-2) also stayed put in their previous spot in the rankings at No. 4 despite a home loss to Frisco Liberty (51-44) last week.

The Caprock Lady Longhorns (5-1) moved up two spots to No. 21 even after their first loss of the season to Frisco Liberty (40-28) in a low-scoring affair last Monday night.

More: Amarillo Globe-News Boys Basketball Preseason First Team

CLASS 4A

The defending state champion Canyon Lady Eagles (5-2) are currently ranked No. 3 behind Hardin-Jefferson and Argyle. Canyon went 1-0 last week with a 71-49 victory over Nazareth on the road.

Hereford (1-2) has kept their spot at No. 25 on the boys' rankings following two straight losses to Dimmitt (49-48) and Randall (68-63). They will try to bounce back this week at home against Caprock.

CLASS 3A

In the girls' rankings, the unbeaten Canadian Lady Wildcats (8-0) moved up a spot to No. 4 after putting together a 4-0 record over Thanksgiving week.

Canadian notched wins over Vernon (73-43), Breckenridge (35-17), Haskell (53-31), and Anson (36-30) in a tournament this past weekend.

No. 19 Childress (0-0) is the lone Class 3A boys' program in the Panhandle to have a spot in the Top 25. The Bobcats opens its season this week on the road against Pampa.

More: Amarillo Globe-News Preseason Girls Basketball First Team

CLASS 2A

Four boys teams and four girls teams from the Panhandle made the Top 25 rankings once again this week.

No. 1 Panhandle (5-0) kept its spot at the top while Gruver (5-0) moved up two spots to No. 3. Meanwhile, Wellington (5-3) fell down two spots to No. 8 and Farwell (5-1) jumped up three spots in the rankings to No. 20.

On the boys' side, defending state champion Clarendon (0-0) is still No. 1 and will begin its season this week at home against Borger. The other three Class 2A programs — No. 15 Gruver (1-0), No. 17 Farwell (3-0), and No. 23 Panhandle (1-0) — all stayed steady in the rankings.

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CLASS 1A

Defending state champion Texline (3-1) is still No. 1 following a 3-0 week that consisted of wins over Springlake-Earth (92-70), Boys Ranch (102-55) and Dalhart (87-25).

Nazareth (0-2) dropped two spots in the rankings to No. 10 after losing its first two-game to Olton (72-42) and Canyon (68-27). No. 11 Springlake-Earth (1-1) and No. 21 Wildorado (3-0) kept their same spots in the Top 25.

The Nazareth Swiftettes (4-5) moved up three spots to No. 7 while previous No. 24 Claude fell out of the Top 25.

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Twenty Amarillo area programs ranked in TABC Top 25: November 30

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