St. Thomas More, Lafayette Christian boys and St. Thomas More and North Central girls lead the way in The Acadiana Advocate’s prep basketball rankings _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Breaux Bridge's Byron Shelley, left, is guarded by St. Martinville's Deantre James on Tuesday night in Breaux Bridge.

Boys

Classes 5A-4A

1. ST. THOMAS MORE (21-6)

Two big District 4-4A victories highlight three-win week.

2. BREAUX BRIDGE (16-7)

Tigers vault to District 5-4A lead with two wins by total of nine points.

3. CARENCRO (16-5)

Bears run gamut; winning big on road, falling big at home.

4. COMEAUX (16-8)

Road loss to Barbe dropped Spartans from District 3-5A lead.

5. ST. MARTINVILLE (16-9)

Tigers bounce back from loss to Breaux Bridge with narrow win over Lafayette.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

Crowley (16-5), Abbeville (12-6), Northside (14-7), New Iberia (14-9), Acadiana (10-9)

Classes 3A and below

1. LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN (20-3)

Knights added two more wins and All-American Galen Alexander to roster.

2. PATTERSON (14-4)

Two blowout wins establish Lumberjacks as clear District 8-3A frontrunner.

3. EUNICE (15-8)

Responded to loss to Northwest with 11-point win over Church Point.

4. PORT BARRE (15-6)

Dropped out of District 5-3A lead with 3-point loss to Pine Prairie.

5. MIDLAND (16-8)

Rebels responded to early district loss to gain a share of 6-B lead.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

Pine Prairie (11-4), Loreauville (14-6), North Vermilion (12-7), Berwick (15-10)

Girls

Classes 5A-4A

1. ST. THOMAS MORE (15-4)

Lady Cougars extend win streak to five with pair of league wins.

2. RAYNE (22-2)

Lady Wolves make statement with 40-point average margin of victory in league play.

3. CARENCRO (12-6)

Lady Bears gave representative effort in six-point home loss to St. Thomas More.

4. NORTHSIDE (22-3)

Lady Vikings stopped season-high, two-game losing streak with win over Opelousas.

5. TEURLINGS CATHOLIC (15-8)

Upset of Northside didn’t provide Lady Rebels with needed spark against Beau Chene.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

Cecilia (14-6), St. Martinville (13-7), Lafayette (14-11)

Classes 3A and below

1. NORTH CENTRAL (19-2)

Win streak up to eight for Lady Canes, who are atop District 5-1A at 5-0.

2. IOTA (20-4)

Pair of solid District 4-3A wins extend Bulldogs’ win streak to five games.

3. ERATH (20-4)

Lady Bobcats prepared for 8-3A showdown with E.D. White with pair of wins.

4. VERMILION CATHOLIC (19-4)

Lady Eagles enjoy pair of blowouts to fasten grip on District 7-1A lead.

5. VILLE PLATTE (16-7)

Bulldogs open second round of District 5-3A play with 5-0 league mark.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

Gueydan (15-5), Midland (18-6), Lafayette Christian (16-7), Notre Dame (10-9)