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2012-13 KSFY/KWSN Basketball Rankings – Jan. 7, 2013

Regular Season Ranking #5                                 



1 – SF Roosevelt (8-0), 25

2 – SF Lincoln (5-1), 19

3 – Brookings (6-1), 16,

4 –Brandon Valley (5-2), 10, unranked last week

5 – Huron (5-2), 2

5 – Pierre (3-4), 2

Others Receiving Votes

Watertown (4-3), 1, #4 last week

Notes: Sioux Falls Roosevelt again retained the top spot in the polls after rolling to three more wins, defeating Rapid City Central, 71-59; RC Stevens, 74-59; and Sturgis, 87-51. Roosevelt, which plays at the Dakota Schoolers Classic on Jan. 12 at the Elmen Center, has scored at least 71 points in seven-of-eight games. They own a 619-to-438 scoring differential or a 77.37-to-54.75 point edge with a 22.62 victory margin. SF Lincoln held onto second even after a loss to Marshall, Minn., 81-65. The Pats have a 409-to-344 scoring differential vs. opponents, which breaks down to 68.16-to-57.33, or 10.83 victory margin. The Patriots will play at SF Washington on Jan. 10 and Yankton on Jan. 12. Brookings defeated Yankton, 47-29, and picked up support but remained #3. They have a 368 (52.57 ppg)-to-327 (46.71 ppg) scoring differential. The Bobcats travel to Aberdeen Central on Jan. 11 before hosting Watertown on Jan. 12. Brandon Valley recorded a pair of wins this week, to end a two-game losing skid, and jumped back into the poll at #4. The Lynx defeated Watertown, 70-62; and Aberdeen Central, 55-38. BV, which begins a four-game homestand on Jan. vs. Mitchell and Jan. 12 against Huron, has a 404-to-369 scoring edge or 57.71-to-52.71 per game. Huron fell to Yankton, 46-43, but defeated SF Washington, 47-37, but are in a tie for fifth with Pierre, the preseason #1. The Governors ended a four-game losing streak (combined 10 points) with an impressive, 65-36, road win over previously #4 Watertown. Huron will play Pierre on Jan. 10 and BV on Jan. 12. Watertown dropped out of the top five but still retained some support from voters.



1 – Clark/Willow Lake (6-0), 25

2 – Sioux Falls Christian (9-0), 20, #4 last week 

3 – Dakota Valley (6-1) 13, #2 last week

4 – St. Thomas More (7-1), 11, unranked last week

5 – Tea Area (7-2), 3, #4 last week

Others Receiving Votes

Elkton-Lake Benton (8-0), 2

Aberdeen Roncalli (7-1), 1

Dropped out

Dell Rapids (5-3), 5, #5 last week

Notes: Clark/Willow Lake defeated Milbank, 71-59, and Florence/Henry, 77-43, and again held a firm hold onto the top spot in Class A. C/WL has a 373-to-284 scoring differential, which breaks out to 62.16-to-47.33 or a victory margin of 14.83. The Cyclones will host Deubrook Area on Jan. 8 and Sisseton on Jan. 11 before heading to the Redfield Classic on Jan. 12. SFC jumped up from 4th to 2nd after a big week – winning the Big Sioux Conference Tournament with an 88-69 win over #2 Dakota Valley. In that game Brady Van Holland had 26 points, Nick Stern, 16 points, and Jordan Baker, 14 points and eight rebounds. Earlier in the tourney, SFC defeated Dell Rapids, 54-39, and Elk Point-Jefferson, 58-38. SFC has a 571-to-388 scoring differential over opponents, which breaks downs to a victory margin of 20.33 points. SFC will host Dell Rapids, which fell out of the poll after two losses in three games, on Jan. 8. Dakota Valley, which fell to #3 barely ahead of #4 St. Thomas More, dropped an 88-69 decision to Sioux Falls Christian on Saturday in the Big Sioux Conference Championship, despite 25 points from Brady Van Ginkel. Earlier DV had defeated Canton, 70-44, and Tea Area, 67-64, defeating them for a second time this season (56-53). The Panthers have outscored opponents, 479-to-409 or 68.40 to0 58.42. They will host Beresford on Tuesday. Tea Area had a six-game losing streak snapped in a 67-64 loss to Dakota Valley in the semifinals of the Big Sioux Conference championship. They also recorded a 59-55 win over Tri-Valley and a 54-50 decision against Elk Point-Jefferson. Tea Area now has a 510-to-428 scoring differential or a 56.66-to-47.55 edge. They travel to Colton to face Tri-Valley on Jan. 8. STM, the defending champs worked its way into the rankings, are a 64-28 win over Douglas. STM, which has a 386-to-273 scoring differential, have held all eight opponents to 42 points or fewer. They own a 48.25-to-34.125 margin over opponents, which breaks out to a 14.125 victory margin. STM has only loss to #1 Clark/Willow Lake (41-36) and own a 36-35 win over Aberdeen Roncalli (7-1). STM hosts Custer on Jan. 11 before heading to the Dakota Schoolers Classic on Jan. 12 in Sioux Falls. Unbeaten Elkton-Lake Benton, which has a victory margin of 16 points, and Aberdeen Roncalli, also with a 16-point victory margin vs. opponents, received support in the rankings.



1 – White River (5-1), 25

2 – Canistota (5-0), 20

3 – James Valley Christian (4-0), 15, previously #4

4 – Viborg-Hurley (6-0), 10, previously #4

5 – Hanson (7-0), 3, previously unranked

Others Receiving Votes

Potter County (7-0), 1

Kimball/White Lake (5-1), 1, previously #3

Notes: For the fifth straight week, defending champion White River remained #1. White River, which is averaging 82.33 points per game with a 497-to-309 point edge over opponents, will play Kadoka Area in the Jones County Tourney on Jan. 10. White River has a 30.82 margin of victory.  Canistota, which defeated Freeman, 65-53, has rolled up a 350-to-172 points differential in moving to 5-0 on the season and retaining a firm hold at #2. Tbe Hawks have allowed more than 37 points just once (vs. Freeman) and average 70 points per game with a 35.6 victory margin. Canistota begins a two-game home stand tonight Mitchell Christian and Gayville-Volin on Tuesday. Kimball/White Lake dropped an 84-56 to #4 James Valley Christian and fell out of the rankings, although they continued to receive support. The WiLdKats travel to Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Jan. 8 and host Corsica-Stickney on Jan. 11. JVC moved up to #3 with its win over Kimball/White Lake. They have outscored opponents, 347-to-228. JVC averages 86.75 points per game and hold opponents to 57.0 per game for a 28.25 margin of victory. JVC, which had a game with Sully Buttes postponed, will host Mt Vernon-Plankinton on Jan. 8, travel to Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Jan. 10 and then play in the 281 Conference Tournament on Jan. 12. V-H was idle and have a 412-to-260 overall scoring edge against opponents. They own a 68.66 ppg to 43.33 ppg (25.33 margin of victory) advantage. Viborg-Hurley will travel to play Gayville-Volin on Jan. 10. Hanson, which made the rankings for the first time at #5, defeated Freeman Academy, 56-28, and own a 427-to-288 points differential. Hanson has outscored foes, 61.0-to-41.14 for a 19.86 margin of victory. Hanson host Parkston on Jan. 7 and travel to Mt. Vernon-Plankinton on Jan. 11. Potter County, which has a 17.15 margin of victory, also received support in the rankings.   



1 – Sioux Falls Washington (8-0), 25, #2 last week

2 – Aberdeen Central (8-0), 20, #3 last week

3 – Mitchell (5-2), 15, #1 last week

4 – SF Roosevelt (8-2), 10, #5 last week

5 – Pierre T.F. Riggs (5-2), 4, #4 last week

Others Receiving Support

Sioux Falls Lincoln (4-2), 1

Notes: Class AA had a big shakeup this week, as previously ranked #1 Mitchell dropped a pair of road games to top-five squads. The Kernels lost to #2 Washington, 52-42 on Jan. 4 in Sioux Falls. Then, #3 Aberdeen Central defeated the Kernels, 63-55, despite 31 points by Mitchell's Macy Miller. The defending AA champions dropped to third but still have a 488-to-333 overall scoring advantage vs. opponents. Washington, which also had a 44-29 win over Huron, moved into the top spot after a big week. The Warriors own a 452-to-249 scoring edge vs. opponents. They are averaging 56.5 points and allowing 31.125 per game for a victory margin of 25.373 per game. Washington has held 6-of-8 opponents to 33 points or less and three to 25 points or fewer. Aberdeen Central, which received 24 points from Brynn Flakus in the win over Mitchell, recorded two more wins in impressive fashion, including a 71-30 decision over Brandon Valley. Aberdeen Central jumped into the #2 spot with its impressive week. They have a 466-to-294 point differential, a total which breaks down to 58.25-to-36.75 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a 21.5 margin of victory average. AC, which has allowed just one team, Mitchell (55 points), more than 44 points, will travel to Huron on Jan. 8 and Brookings on Jan. 11. Pierre, which was #4 but dropped to #5, defeated Watertown, 62-31 as Sydney Palmer had a double double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Pierre will play at Huron on Thursday. Roosevelt moved up a spot to #4 after a trio of wins this week. For the season, Roosevelt has a 578-to-524 scoring differential or a 57.8-to-52.4 margin. Roosevelt will host Brandon Valley on Jan. 10. Also receiving support was Sioux Falls Lincoln. After a rough start to the season (two losses in three games), Lincoln has turned things around. This past week the Patriots outscored three opponents, 163-to-105, in wins over Sturgis, 53-17; Marshall, Minn., 59-49; and Brookings, 51-39. Those three wins have enabled Lincoln to build a 315 (52.5 ppg)-to-254 (42.33) scoring differential. Now Lincoln returns to SF for a three-game home stand, starting with Yankton on Jan. 12.  


1 – St. Thomas More (8-0), 25

2 – Harrisburg (8-1), 20

3 – Pine Ridge (8-0), 15, #4 last week

4 – Tri-Valley (6-0), 10, #5 last week

5 – Parkston (6-2), 4, #3 last week

Others Receiving Votes

Deuel (6-1), 1

Notes: Defending champ St. Thomas More defeated Redfield/Doland, 45-31, and Aberdeen Roncalli, 39-26, to again retain a strong hold onto the top spot in Class A. STM has a 452 (56.5 ppg)-to-265 (33.125) scoring differential or a victory margin of 23.375. STM hosts Custer on Jan. 10 before traveling to play in the Hanson Classic on Jan. 12. Harrisburg, which has only a loss to AA Sioux Falls O'Gorman, rolled to a pair of wins by a combined 146-58 margin. Harrisburg owns a 582 (64.66)-to-380 (42.22) scoring advantage over eight opponents. They have a victory margin of 22.44 points. After traveling to Elk Point-Jefferson on Jan. 8, they will host West Central on Jan. 11. Parkston, which fell to Vermillion, 57-34, dropped from third to fifth. Parkston will host Wagner on Jan. 10. With Parkston's loss, Pine Ridge moved up a spot to #4 after a win over Little Wound, 55-34. The Thorpes, which owns a 694-to-269 scoring differential, have broken the 100-point barrier on two occasions. Pine Ridge has scored at least 65 points in seven-of-eight games. They will travel to Custer on Jan. 8 before hosting White River on Jan. 10. Tri-Valley, which was idle, moved up to #4. They have a 323-to-198 overall scoring advantage vs. opponents and have not allowed more than 48 points all season. They will host Beresford on Jan. 7. Deuel, which faces Class B #3 DeSmet on Jan. 7 and host Webster Area on Jan. 10 before going to the Hanson Classic, received support this week. Deuel has won six-of-seven and have a 324 (46.29)-to-274 (39.1) scoring differential vs. opponents.


1 – Summit (7-0), 25

2 – Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (5-0), 20

3 – DeSmet (8-0), 12

4 – Herreid-Selby (9-0), 8, #5 last week

5 – Hanson (8-0), 5, #4 last week

5 – Warner (9-0), 5, previously unranked 

Notes: Summit, the two-time defending champs, again had unanimous support in a very strong Class B. Summit defeated Grant-Deuel, 85-17, and Redfield/Doland, 50-26, and has built a 453-to-171 scoring margin vs. opponents. They are averaging 64.71 points per game and allowing just 24.43 for a 40.28 points per game victory margin. Summit hosts Waubay on Jan. 7 before playing in the ECC tourney beginning on Jan. 12. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket defeated Mt. Vernon/Plankinton, 69-26, and again held firm at #2. SC/W has a 354 (70.8 ppg)-to-181(36.2) overall scoring differential or a margin of victory of 34.6 points. No team has scored over 42 points vs. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, which hosts Kimball/White Lake on Jan. 8. They will play Iroquois on Jan. 11 in Huron and at the Hanson Classic on Jan. 12. DeSmet, which has a 435-to-188 scoring differential, was idle this week and lost a little support, mostly due to the fact that Hanson, Herreid/Selby and Warner continued to win and remain unbeaten. DeSmet will host Deuel on Jan. 7 and Howard on Jan. 8 before going to the Hanson Classic. With a 53-47 win over Avon, Hanson has built up an 8-0 record and a point differential of 531 (66.375)-to-386 (48.25), or a victory margin of 18.125. Hanson, which fell from #4 to #5, will be at McCook Central/Montrose on Jan. 8 and host Parker on Jan. 10. They host the Hanson Classic on Jan. 12. This week Herreid-Selby moved up a spot to #4 after dominating wins over Faulkton Area (62-34) and Ipswich (49-32). H/S, which is at Leola-Frederick on Jan. 8 and the Hanson Classic on Jan. 12, own a 600 (66.66)-to-294 (32.66) scoring differential or a victory margin of 32.66. Warner, which moved into a tie for #5 with Hanson, defeated Edmunds Central, 64-13, and Clark-Willow Lake, 52-31, to run its record to 9-0. They have a 525-to-225 scoring differential, which breaks out to 58.33-to-25.00 or a victory margin of 33.33. Warner will play at Ipswich on Jan. 8 and host Langford Area on Jan. 11 before playing at Hanson Classic.


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