Here are the early standings for Tri-County Conference Basketball. On the Boys side, it currently looks like a two team race between Southern Boone and Blair Oaks. Both teams are 3-0 and ranked in the MBCA Coaches Poll (Southern Boone #6 and Blair Oaks #9). They will face off tonight (1/22) at Blair Oaks High School in a re-match of the Tri-County Conference Tournament Championship earlier this season in which the Eagles defeated the Falcons 60-52.
On the Girls side it gets even crazier as you have four teams ranked or receiving votes (Osage is just out of the top 10 in Class 4) and three of them are 2-0 in the Conference. The Boonville Lady Pirates are 12-2 and #7 in Class 4, the California Lady Pintos are 12-3 and #8 in Class 3, and the before mentioned Osage Lady Indians are 14-2 and #11 in Class 4. The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons are 12-6 and #10 in Class 3 but are currently 0-2 in conference having fallen to Boonville and Osage already. On the edge and looking to bust through are the Southern Boone Lady Eagles. They are 2-1 early on in conference play with an opening lost to California but winners of their last conference two games.