Boys Basketball

East St. Louis earns top spot in BND basketball rankings

Following wins over Madison College Prep and Alton last week, the East St. Louis Flyers have taken over the No. 1 spot in the weekly Belleville News-Democrat Boys Basketball rankings.

The Flyers (12-5) are a spotless 7-0 in Southwestern Conference play and jumped ahead of last week’s No. 1 team, Alton (14-3). Nashville (17-1) grabbed all seven first-place votes in the BND Small-School rankings, followed by Central (14-3) and Mater Dei (12-6).

Records are before Monday’s games.