1. Annawan (18-2, LW: 1)
Ben Buresh had 27 points and seven rebounds as Class 1A third-ranked Annawan won its seventh straight Tuesday over Wethersfield 59-55. The Braves are the top seed in this weekend's Lincoln Trail Conference tournament.
Next up: Saturday vs. West Central; Tuesday vs. Ridgewood
2. Northeast (15-1, LW: 2)
Luke Empen scored 20 points and Braden Hoyer poured in 19 as Northeast blitzed Bellevue 77-32 Tuesday. Winners of five straight, the Rebels are shooting better than 51 percent from the field (fifth best in Class 2A).
Next up: Today vs. Iowa City Regina; Saturday at Ottens Shootout
3. Wapello (15-1, LW: 3)
The Indians extended their win streak to eight with a 26-point rout of Pekin and a 20-point victory over Mediapolis. Trenton Massner is averaging 21.4 points per game while shooting 49 percent (40 of 82) from the arc.
Next up: Today at Lone Tree; Tuesday vs. Holy Trinity
4. Mercer County (15-4, LW: 4)
Quinton and Rashaun King had 25 points apiece as the Golden Eagles upended Ridgewood last Friday. The Golden Eagles followed with four players in double figures in a 68-43 rout of United on Tuesday.
Next up: Saturday vs. Princeville; Tuesday vs. ROWVA
5. Camanche (11-5, LW: 5)
Despite another monster game from Dev Patel — 23 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals — Camanche fell to state-ranked Cascade 65-58 on Tuesday. The Indians are fourth in the state with 140 3-point makes.
Next up: Today vs. Mid-Prairie; Saturday at Ottens Shootout