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2012-13 KSFY/KWSN Basketball Rankings – December 10, 2012

Regular Season Ranking #1

Boys High School Basketball

Class AA

1 – Pierre (2-0), 25  

2 – SF Roosevelt (2-0), 20

3 – Brandon Valley (2-0), 15, previously #4

4 – SF Washington (1-0), 7, previously #5

5 – SF Lincoln (1-0), 5, previously unranked

Also Receiving Votes –

Watertown (1-0), 4

Dropped Out –

Sioux Falls O'Gorman (1-1), previously #3

Notes – The top two spots were unchanged but several other changes highlighted the AA poll. Pierre, which features two of the state's outstanding frontcourt players in Zach Hansen (36 points) and Lane Severyn (33 points), opened the season with a pair of wins and holds the top spot in AA. SF Roosevelt had an impressive opening to the season with a pair of wins, scoring over 80 points in each game, including a school record 91 points. Defending champion SF O'Gorman split a pair of games out west and fell out of the poll. Moving to #3 was Brandon Valley, which outscored two opponents, 119-81, in two wins. SF Washington won an overtime game against Sturgis and moved up to fourth while Sioux Falls Lincoln opened with a win to jump into the poll at #5 after being unranked in the preseason. Watertown, led by standout Tanner Heiser, opened the season with a win and received votes, just missing out on the top five.

Class A

1 – Dell Rapids (1-0), 25

2 – Clark/Willow Lake (1-0), 20

3 – Dakota Valley (1-0) 15

4 – Deuel (1-0), 10

5 – Chamberlain (1-0), 5

Notes – The Class A rankings remained unchanged from the preseason rankings as all five ranked teams won. Dell Rapids was the unanimous choice for #1 after a 60-37 win over West Central, led by all-state performers Bryce Koch, who had 10 rebounds, and Cole Langer, who had 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. Clark/Willow Lake was second after a 56-50 win over Sioux Valley as Skyler Flatten had 28 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Dakota Valley is ranked third after a hard fought 56-53 win over a talented Tea Area squad, led by Blake Van Ginkel's 14 points. Deuel opened with a win to hold onto the fourth spot while Chamberlain also had a win and earned the #5 spot.

Class B

1 – White River (1-0), 25

2 – Canistota (1-0), 20

3 – Kimball/White Lake (1-0), 15

4 – Viborg-Hurley (1-0), 10

5 – James Valley Christian (0-0), 5

Notes – Class B was unchanged from the preseason rankings. The defending champions White River, which cruised through the 2011-12 season with a 25-1 record; top the preseason B rankings and remains #1 after a 73-28 win over Jones County. White River, which has been to five straight State B Tournaments, earning three titles, does not play again until competing at the Lakota Nation Invitational on Dec. 19. Canistota, which travels to face Irene-Wakonda tonight, is ranked second after a win over Marion, 79-26. Kimball/White Lake is third after a hard-fought win over a tough Mt. Vernon/Plankinton team, 59-56. Viborg-Hurley remained fourth after a 72-71 verdict over Freeman as Trevor Jacobsen had 26 points. James Valley Christian remained fifth and open the season Dec. 14 against Sunshine Bible Academy. 

Girls High School Basketball


1 – Mitchell (1-0), 25

2 – Sioux Falls Washington (2-0), 20

3 – Sioux Falls Lincoln (1-0), 15

4 – Aberdeen Central (1-0), 10

5 – SF Roosevelt (2-0), 5

Notes – Class AA stayed pat with no changes to the preseason ranking. The defending champions Mitchell, which open the season with four straight road games, defeated Brandon Valley, 65-30, as Kerri Young had 20 points. The Kernels were the unanimous choice as #1 and held onto their preseason #1 ranking. Sioux Falls Washington, which finished second a year ago, opened with a pair of road wins to remain #2. The Warriors opened with a 124-53 scoring advantage over two opponents. They are allowing just 26.5 points per game after two contests. Sioux Falls Lincoln opened with a 67-41 win over Sturgis as Darby Hugunin had 22 points. #4 Aberdeen Central remained fourth after a season-opening 65-38 win over Brookings. Sioux Falls Roosevelt is 2-0 and #5 after a 123-84 margin of victory over two opponents this past weekend. Paige Mriden had 26 in Roosevelt's 57-43 win over Rapid City Central. Roosevelt will host Lincoln on Tuesday night.  

Class A

1 – Parkston (2-0), 25, previously #2

2 – Sioux Falls Christian (2-0), 20, previously #3

3 – Harrisburg (3-0), 15, previously #4

4 – Aberdeen Roncalli (17-5), 9, previously #5

5 – Clark/Willow Lake (0-1), 4, previously #1

Others receiving votes

Deubrook Area (2-0), 1

Beresford (2-0), 1

Notes – Parkston moved into the top spot after wins over Freeman (52-45) and Tea Area (61-33) as previously top-ranked Clark/Willow Lake lost to Sioux Valley (58-52) and fell to #5. Parkston's Erica Herrold has double doubles in the first two games, with 40 points and 30 rebounds combined. They travel to Hanson on Dec. 10. Sioux Falls Christian opened 2-0 and moved into the #2 spot. SFC hosts McCook Central/Montrose (2-0) tonight. Harrisburg, which travels to Beresford (2-0) on Dec. 14, won three games by at least 14 points and owns a 211-to-125 points edge over opponents after three games. Aberdeen Roncalli opened with a 66-43 win over Northwestern Area. Deubrook Area and Beresford both won two games and received support in this week's rankings.

Class B

1 – Summit (1-0), 25

2 – Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (1-0), 20

3 – DeSmet (2-0), 15

4 – Centerville (1-0), 10

5 – Herreid/Selby (1-0), 5

Notes – Class B held firm as the top 5 in the preseason rankings won. Two-time defending champion Summit defeated Langford Area, 83-30 to remain the unanimous top-ranked team in Class B. Summit, which has won three of the past four B titles and appeared in five straight title games, travels to Great Plains Lutheran in Watertown on Dec. 11, Waverly-South Shore on Dec. 13 and Warner (2-0) on Dec. 15. Ranked #2 is Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, which opened the season with a 65-36 win over Sunshine Bible Academy as all-state forward Shelby Selland had 16 points. #3 DeSmet had a pair of wins to start the year, building a 117-to-69 scoring margin over opponents. Behind Kieran O'Malley's 31 points Centerville defeated Corsica-Stickney, 59-51, and held onto the #4 spot. #5 Herreid/Selby rolled to a 97-35 win over Wakpala and face Timber Lake (3-0) on Dec. 11.


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