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KSFY/KWSN High School Basketball Rankings (Week 3)

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2012-13 KSFY/KWSN Basketball Rankings –
December 24, 2012

Regular Season Ranking #3

Boys High School Basketball

Class AA

1 – SF Roosevelt (4-0), 25

2 – SF Lincoln (3-0), 17

3 – Brookings (5-1), 15, previously unranked

4 – Watertown (4-0), 12, previously #5

5 – Brandon Valley (3-2), 6, previously #2

Dropped Out –

Pierre T.F. Riggs (2-3), previously #3

Notes – Sioux Falls Roosevelt retained a title hold on #1 after defeating #2 Brandon, 82-55, in an impressive win. Nate Cole had 13 points, while Brandon Boggs and Lucas Wilbur each added 12 as the Rough Riders built a big lead and rolled to the win over the Lynx. The Rough Riders have scored 80 or more points in three-of-four games and own a 311-to-197 scoring advantage over opponents. They haven't allowed more than 56 points in any game this season. Next for the top-ranked Rough Riders will be The Rock (Fla.) at the Mike Miller Classic in Mitchell on Dec. 29. Sioux Falls Lincoln was idle but moved up, just ahead of Brookings. The Patriots face Coronado (NV) at the Mike Miller Classic at the Corn Palace on Dec. 28 and host Sturgis Brown on Dec. 29. Brookings made the biggest move in Class AA, going from unranked to #3 on the strength of wins over Brandon Valley (42-39) and Pierre (64-62). Tyler Nagy had 18 points, including the game-winning three-point shot with 3.2 seconds left in 42-39 win over BV. Nagy had 28 points (46 in two wins) in a victory against Pierre. Braxton Carlson hit the game-winning shot as time expired against the Governors. It was Carlson's second game winning shot of the season. Watertown moved to #4 after defeating Mitchell, 67-34, and Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 73-56. The Arrows, which own a 273-to-178 scoring differential, have beaten every opponent by 17 points or more. They will play La Lumiere (Ind.) on Dec. 28 at the Mike Miller Classic in Mitchell. Brandon Valley dropped from second to fifth after losing two close games.

Class A

1 – Clark/Willow Lake (3-0), 25

2 – Dakota Valley (3-0) 20

3 – Tea Area (4-1), 15

4 – Deuel (4-0), 10

5 – Dell Rapids (3-1), 5

Notes – All of the teams in Class A handled opponents this week as the rankings remained unchanged. Top-ranked Clark/Willow Lake, led by 20 points from Mitch Prouty, defeated Hamlin, 65-39. C/WL has won two games by six points and one by 16. They will meet unbeaten, defending champion St. Thomas More (4-0) on Dec. 29 in Milbank and host Milbank on Jan. 4. Dakota Valley remained #2 after an 81-52 win over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson (Iowa), 81-52. Dakota Valley, which owns a 203-to-157 overall scoring edge vs. opponents, host West Central on Dec. 28 and play Canton on Jan. 3 at Tea Area. Riley Knutson had 18 points and Connor Shaull had 16 to lead #3 Tea Area past West Central, 60-52. Tea Area hosts Vermillion (3-0) on Dec. 28. Deuel again held the #4 spot after a 64-43 win over Groton Area. Deuel, which has a 240-to-191 points differential vs. opponents, face Oelrichs on Dec. 27 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Preseason #1 Dell Rapids remained #5 in the rankings with a 58-44 win over Elk Point-Jefferson, 58-44, as Bryce Koch scored 16 points with nine rebounds and five blocked shots. Cole Langer had 10 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. The Quarriers will face Flandreau at Entringer Classic in Brookings on Dec. 29.

Class B

1 – White River (5-0), 25

2 – Canistota (4-0), 20

3 – Kimball/White Lake (3-0), 12

4 – Viborg-Hurley (4-0), 10

5 – James Valley Christian (2-0), 4

Others Receiving Votes

Warner (4-0), 3

Hanson (6-0), 1

Notes – For the third straight week, Class B was unchanged. Defending champion White River had a big week with four wins to move to 5-0. They defeated Takini, 122-47; McLaughlin, 92-50; St. Francis Indian School, 76-47, and Red Cloud, 73-52, in the finals of the 36th annual Lakota Nation Invitational. White River, which is averaging 87 points per game with a 436-to-226 point edge over opponents, will play in the Mike Miller Classic on Dec. 29. Canistota has rolled up a 285-to-119 points differential in moving to 4-0 on the season. They recently defeated Bridgewater-Emery, 66-31, and Dell Rapids St. Mary, 82-25. The Hawks have not allowed more than 37 points in any game this season and have won by at least 21 points in every win. Canistota will travel to face Freeman on Jan. 5. Kimball/White Lake remained at #3 with a 73-37 win over Highmore-Harrold. They will play in the Holiday Classic in Kimball and Murdo on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28. Andrew Hora scored 11 points with 13 rebounds to lead Viborg-Hurley past Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 59-30. At 4-0, V-H owns a 271-to-167 overall scoring edge against opponents. They will face Beresford on Dec. 27 in Centerville before playing at the Parkston Classic on Dec. 29. JVC held onto #5 as they rolled to a 100-65 win over Ethan. Adam Hofer had 38 points and nine assists while Nathan Wudel had 21 points, nine rebounds and six steals while Andrew Ulvestad had 20 points in the win. JVC plays Warner (4-0) in the Parkston Classic on Dec. 29. Warner, which had wins over Aberdeen Christian (61-40) and Eureka/Bowdle (67-35), and Hanson, with wins over Lake Preston, 76-44, and Marion, 55-21, received support in the rankings this week.  

Girls High School Basketball

Class AA

1 – Mitchell (5-0), 25

2 – Sioux Falls Washington (5-0), 20

3 – Aberdeen Central (4-0), 15

4 – Pierre T.F. Riggs (4-0), 10

5 – SF Roosevelt (4-1), 5

Notes – For the fourth straight poll, defending AA champion Mitchell was the unanimous pick for #1. The Kernels rolled to a 77-34 win over Watertown as Kerri Young had 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals while Macy Miller added 15 points seven rebounds and four steals. Mitchell is off until a date with #2 Washington on Jan. 4 in Sioux Falls. SF Washington was a solid #2 after a 51-33 win over Lincoln, as Emma Hanson and Denae Veldkamp both scored 13 points. The Warriors also defeated Brandon Valley, 60-20, outscoring the Lynx, 27-7, in the second quarter. Washington has a 294-to-128 scoring advantage over opponents, allowing just 25.6 ppg. The Warriors host Sturgis Brown on Dec. 28 and #1 Mitchell on Jan. 4. Retaining the #3 spot was Aberdeen Central, which defeated Yankton, 66-35, and owns a 218-to-128 scoring differential. They will host Rapid City Stevens and Rapid City Central on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29, respectively. #4 Pierre held fort as they won a fourth straight game. Pierre, which owns a 200-to-161 scoring advantage, will host Rapid City Central on Dec. 28. SF Roosevelt was idle this week but remained in the #5 spot. SF Roosevelt takes a 267-to-238 scoring edge into games at the Dec. 27-28 St. Cloud Tech Tourney in Minnesota. 

Class A

1 – Harrisburg (6-0), 25, previously #2

2 – Parkston (5-1), 15, previously #3

3 – Aberdeen Roncalli (5-0), 13, previously #4

4 – St. Thomas More (5-0), 12, previously #5

5 – Sioux Falls Christian (5-2), 10, previously #1

Notes – Class A girls had a shake-up at the top as #2 Harrisburg defeated previously #1 and now #5 Sioux Falls Christian, 49-37. Sioux Falls Christian also had a win over SW Christian (MN) but lost to Des Moines Christian. SFC will face Vermillion on Jan. 3. Harrisburg, which owns a 388-to-264scoring advantage over six opponents, also defeated Canton, 65-48, as Morgan Krier and Morgan Beaner had 16 points. The Tigers will play Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Dec. 28. Parkston moved up to #2 with wins over Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 69-31 and Corsica/Stickney, 47-44, to improve to 5-1.They own a 57.5-to-44.56 scoring margin. Parkston host the Parkston Classic on Dec. 28-29. Jumping up to #3 was Aberdeen Roncalli, which had wins over Leola/Frederick, 61-12, and Britton-Hecla, 53-24. The Cavaliers now own a 298-to-116 points edge over opponents. They have allowed just 73 total points in last four games. Roncalli will face Herried-Selby, Dec. 28. Defending champion St. Thomas More improved to 5-0 after wins over Douglas (64-28), Alliance, Neb., (58-34) and Chadron, Neb., (64-43) as sophomore Alexys Swedlund scored 31 points. STM, which has a 311-to-173 scoring differential, will play Clark/Willow Lake at the Parkston Classic on Dec. 28

Class B

1 – Summit (3-0), 25

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

3 – DeSmet (8-0), 15

4 – Centerville (5-0), 8

5 – Hanson (5-0), 5

Others Receiving Votes

Warner (6-0), 1

Notes – Two-time defending champ Summit was the unanimous choice for #1 for the fourth straight week (including preseason poll). Summit, which was idle, have a 217-to-80 scoring differential and have won every game by at least 30 points. The Eagles will face Canistota on Dec. 28 in Brookings and go to Milbank on Dec. 29. #2 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket defeated Howard, 60-42, as Shelby Selland scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. S/CW visits Hitchcock-Tulare on Dec. 29.  DeSmet moved to 8-0 on the season with a 58-38 win over Elkton-Lake Benton and a 60-42 decision over Miller. DeSmet, which has a 435-to-188 scoring differential, became the first team regardless of class to reach eight wins. They have held 5-of-8 opponents to 30 points or less. Staying at #4 was Centerville, led by guard Kieran O'Malley, who went over 2,000 points for her career. She reached the milestone with 30 points, eight rebounds and three steals in a 70-56 win over Freeman. Centerville will face #5 Hanson on Dec. 28 at the Parkston Classic. Hanson held onto the #5 spot after defeating Marion, 55-31. Warner moved to 6-0 and received support in the poll but couldn't crack the top-five. Warner, which has won every game by at least 20 points, play Sully Buttes at the Parkston Classic on Dec. 28.


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