Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 11, 2013

16-4A media poll predicts JT, Jacksonville to finish one, two

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Only a single point separated the John Tyler Lions and the Jacksonville Fight'n Indians in the District 16-4A Boy's Basketball Media Poll,which was conducted Thursday.

The Lions (6-12) picked up two first-place votes and 17 points to claim first place.

One point behind, garnering one first-place nod was the No. 12-ranked Indians, who will enter district play tonight with a 23-0 record.

Whitehouse (16-5) tallied 12 points to take third, with Corsicana's Bulldogs (18-4) not far behind in fourth.

Corsicana totaled eight points, with Nacogdoches (11-7) checking in at No. 5 with seven points.

Lindale (7-10), who is off to a slow start this year, picked up three points and was predicted to finish in sixth place.

Participating in the poll were: Todd Willis (Corsicana Daily Sun), Brandon Ogden (Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel) and Jay Neal (Jacksonville Daily Progress).