St. Thomas More teams, Lafayette Christian boys, North Central girls lead Acadiana Top 5s _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Northside's Brianna Dixon extends for the rebound on Friday night as the team visits St. Thomas More.

Boys basketball Top 5s

Classes 5A-4A

1. ST. THOMAS MORE (18-6)

Signature No. 900 win for coach Danny Broussard topped Cougars’ week.

2. CARENCRO (16-5)

Bears have won three straight and eight of past 10 games.

3. COMEAUX (15-7)

Spartans bounced back from loss to Acadiana with 27-point win over Sam Houston.

4. ST. MARTINVILLE (15-8)

Win streak reaches five games for Tigers, who open District 5-4A play.

5. BREAUX BRIDGE (14-7)

Breaux Bridge opens 5-4A play with St. Martinville on three-game win streak.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Crowley (15-4), Northside (14-7), Opelousas (12-6), Abbeville (11-5), Acadiana (9-8).

Classes 3A and below

1. LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN (18-3)

Rallied from 11-point deficit in Hall of Fame Classic to down Madison Prep.

2. PATTERSON (12-4)

Registered key 34-32 win at E.D. White for share of 8-3A lead.

3. EUNICE (14-7)

Has won four of last five, opening district with 18-point win over Ville Platte.

4. PORT BARRE (14-5)

Began District 5-3A play with 59-50 road win over Church Point.

5. NORTH VERMILION (12-5)

Big week ahead for Patriots with road games at E.D. White and Patterson.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Loreauville (13-5), ESA (12-7), Midland (14-8), Berwick (14-9), Iota (14-9).

Girls Basketball Top 5s

Classes 5A-4A

1. ST. THOMAS MORE (13-4)

Lady Cougars make easy case for No. 1 after 25-point rout of Northside.

2. RAYNE (20-2)

Pair of sizable district wins have Lady Wolves in control of District 3-4A.

3. NORTHSIDE (21-2)

Lady Vikings will have to regroup from worst loss of season and first since November.

4. CARENCRO (11-5)

Lady Bears open District 4-4A play with a pair of wins, upsetting Teurlings on the road.

5. TEURLINGS CATHOLIC (14-7)

Lady Rebels respond to loss to Carencro with double-digit road win over Opelousas.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

St. Martinville (12-6), Cecilia (12-6), Lafayette (12-10).

Classes 3A and below

1. NORTH CENTRAL (17-2)

Not much resistance in Lady Canes’ way in district play.

2. IOTA (18-4)

Lady Bulldogs off to 3-0 start in tough District 4-3A, have won 4 of last 6 games.

3. ERATH (18-4)

Lady Bobcats register seventh straight win; one game back of District 8-3A lead.

4. VERMILION CATHOLIC (17-4)

Pair of 30-point district wins a sign Lady Eagles are rounding into form.

5. VILLE PLATTE (13-7)

Tough nondistrict schedule paying dividends with 2-0 start in District 5-3A play.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Gueydan (14-4), Midland (17-5), Lafayette Christian (14-7), Sacred Heart-Ville Platte (10-6).