Regular Season Ranking #6
1 – SF Roosevelt (9-0), 25
2 – SF Lincoln (6-2), 17
3 – Watertown (6-3), unranked last week
4 – Pierre Riggs (4-4), 11, Tied for #5 last week
5 – Brookings (7-2), 7, #3 last week
Others Receiving Votes
Huron (6-3), Tied for #5 last week, 2
4 –Brandon Valley (5-4), 10
Notes: Roosevelt defeated St. Paul Highland Park, MN, 72-50, to remain at the top of the Boys AA rankings for the fourth straight week. Roosevelt has scored at least 71 points in eight-of-nine games and owns a 691-to-488 scoring differential or a 76.77 ppg-to-54.22 ppg margin (22.55 victory margin). Roosevelt travels to face SF Washington on Jan. 17 and SF O'Gorman on Jan. 19. SF Lincoln lost some support but remained #2 in a 1-1 week. The Patriots defeated SF Washington, 62-35, before falling to Yankton, 56-53. The Pats have a 524-to-435 scoring differential vs. opponents, which breaks down to an 11.125 per game victory margin. LHS travels to Huron on Jan. 18 and Sioux City East on Jan. 19. Watertown broke a three-game losing skein with a pair of wins, including a 55-39 decision over Yankton and a 55-46 verdict over #5 Brookings. Those two wins helped propel Watertown back into the top-5 at #3. The Arrows, which hosts SF Washington on Jan. 15 and Aberdeen Central on Jan. 18, have a 540 (60.0 ppg)-to-474 (52.66 ppg) margin against foes. After a 64-49 win over previously #5 Huron, Pierre moved up to fourth in the rankings. In that win, forward Lane Sevryn had 33 points and set Pierre's all-time scoring record. Pierre, which plays Mitchell on Jan. 15 in the Corn Palace, has bounced back after four losses in a row by a combined 10 points. They have defeated two straight foes by a combined 129-to-85 margin. Pierre owns a 505-to-406 scoring differential. Brookings fell to #5 after a 1-1 week. The Bobcats defeated Aberdeen Central, 55-38, and lost to #3 Watertown, 55-46. Brookings, which now has a 469-to-420 scoring differential, travels to Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Jan. 15 and host Huron on Jan. 19. Both Huron and BV dropped from the rankings. Huron, which was 1-1 and defeated BV, 51-48, received support in the poll. Adam Zwanziger scored 37 points (25, 12) in the two games for the Tigers, which hosts #2 Lincoln on Jan. 18 at the Huron Arena and travel to #5 Brookings on Jan. 19. BV fell out of the rankings after losing two games.
1 – Clark /Willow Lake (8-0), 25
2 – Sioux Falls Christian (10-0), 20
3 – Dakota Valley (8-1) 15
4 – St. Thomas More (8-1), 10
5 – Tea Area (8-2), 5
Notes: Clark/Willow Lake retained the top spot in Class A with a pair of wins. C/WL recorded a 60-45 win over Deubrook Area as Skyler Flatten had 21 points and Tyson Jenkens had 12 points and nine rebounds. Flatten had 22 points in a win 66-47 over Sisseton. C/WL, which has a 499-to-376 scoring differential, will travel to Langford Area on Jan. 15 and Groton Area on Jan. 17. For the second time in a week, SFC defeated Dell Rapids, 50-39, as Cody Van Holland had 15 points while Jordan Baker scored 11 points with 19 rebounds. SFC has a 621-to-427 scoring differential over opponents, which breaks out to a per game victory margin of 19.4. SFC travels to Vermillion (7-1) on Jan. 17. Dakota Valley defeated Beresford, 67-45, and Platte-Geddes, 61-44, at the Schoolers Classic as they held firm at #3. The Panthers have outscored opponents, 607-to-498 for a 67.44-to-55.33 margin. They host Sioux City Heelan on Jan. 15 and Tri-Valley on Jan. 18. STM, which had a game vs. Custer postponed due to weather, defeated Sioux Valley, 37-30, at the Dakota Schoolers Classic in Sioux Falls. STM, which has a 423-to-303 scoring differential, have held all nine opponents to 42 points or fewer. They own a 47.0-to-33.66 margin over opponents, which break out to a 13.34 per game victory margin. STM hosts Lead-Deadwood on Jan. 15 and play at the Hanson Classic on Jan. 19. Tea Area defeated Tri-Valley, 56-47, as Mitchell Nissen had 16 points and nine rebounds. Tea Area which has a 566-to-475 scoring differential vs. opponents, faces Garretson on Jan. 18.
1 – White River (7-1), 25
2 – Canistota (8-0), 20
3 – James Valley Christian (7-0), 15
4 – Viborg-Hurley (8-0), 10
5 – Hanson (8-0), 3
Others Receiving Votes
Wolsey-Wessington (7-0), 2
Notes: For the sixth straight week, defending champion White River remained #1. White River defeated Kadoka Area, 90-32, and Colome, 84-25. White River, which has a 671-367 point edge over opponents, averages 83.875 ppg and allows 45.875 for a 38.0 per game victory margin. They host Philip on Jan. 15 before playing #2 Canistota at the Hanson Classic on Jan. 19 in Mitchell. Canistota had three wins, including a 92-22 win over Gayville-Volin and a 72-41 win over Mitchell Christian, 72-41, when Cody Bunger had 20 points, seven steals and four assists while scoring his 1,000th point. Canistota also defeated South O'Brien (IA), 58-53 in OT at the Schoolers Classic. The Hawks, which own a 35.5 per game victory margin, have will host Freeman Academy on Jan. 15 and #5 Hanson on Jan. 17 before playing #1 White River at the end of the week. Nathan Wudel had 33 points and nine rebounds to lead JVC to an 81-55 win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton. JVC also notched a 73-55 win over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket while defeating Iroquois, 76-41, as they held onto the #3 spot. JVC, which owns a 577-to-379 scoring differential, averages better than 82 points a game and has a per game victory margin of 28.28 points. JVC will play in the 281 Conference Tournament on Jan, 15, 17 and at the Hanson Classic on Jan. 19. Viborg-Hurley defeated Gayville-Volin, 76-36, and Corsica-Stickney, 63-37, to hold the #4 spot. V-H now has a 551-to-370 overall scoring edge against opponents. V-H averages 68.87 ppg and allows 46.25 per game for a 22.62 victory margin. They will host Baltic in Hurley on Jan. 18 before heading to the Hanson Classic on Jan. 19 at the Corn Place. Hanson defeated Parkston, 60-56, as Jordan Marquardt had 19 points. Hanson, which travels to Howard on Jan. 15 and #2 Canistota on Jan. 17, and then host the Hanson Classic on Jan. 19, have a 487 (60.875)-to-344 (43.0) scoring differential. Wolsey-Wessington received votes this week after defeating DeSmet, 70-49, and Wessington Springs, 84-24 in the 281 Tourney on Jan. 12. W-W has outscored opponents, 594-to-276, or a per game victory margin of 39.75 points per game.
1 – Sioux Falls Washington (9-0), 25
2 – Aberdeen Central (10-0), 20
3 – Mitchell (6-2), 15
4 – SF Roosevelt (9-2), 10
5 – Sioux Falls Lincoln (5-3), unranked last week
Others Receiving Votes
Rapid City Central (5-5), 1
5 – Pierre T.F. Riggs (5-3), 4
Notes: Sioux Falls Washington was the unanimous choice for the second week in a row in Class AA Girls. SF Washington defeated Brookings, 50-29, and has built up a 502-to-278 scoring edge vs. opponents. Washington has held 7-of-9 opponents to 33 points or less. The Warriors, which averaged 55.77 ppg and allow 30.888 for a victory margin of 24.882, will host Watertown on Jan. 15 and Marshall, Minn., on Jan. 18. Sara Hiederbaumer scored 19 points to lead #2 Aberdeen Central to a 56-45 win over Huron. AC, which does not have a game with #1 SFW, also defeated Brookings, 59-31. The Golden Eagles have a 581-to-370 scoring differential or a 21.0 per game victory margin. They will host Watertown on Jan. 18 and Pierre T.F. Riggs on Jan. 22. Mitchell ended a two-game losing streak by rolling to an 84-33 win over Brandon Valley as Macy Miller scored 26 and Kerri Young had 16 points and seven rebounds. The defending AA champions, which had not lost two in a row since the 2010-11 State AA Girls Tourney, held firm at #3. The Kernels have a 572-to-366 overall scoring advantage vs. opponents, which breaks down to a 26.0 points per game victory margin. Mitchell will travel to Pierre Riggs on Jan. 15 before hosting Yankton on Jan. 17. Paige Mriden had 18 points to lead #4 SF Roosevelt past Brandon Valley, 69-41. Roosevelt has built a 647-to-565 scoring differential or a 58.8-to-51.36 points per game margin. Roosevelt will visit Yankton on Tuesday. Pierre, which lost to Huron, 48-44, has lost 3-of-4 games, and dropped out of the top five. Lincoln, which defeated Yankton, 50-39, and took a tough 47-45 loss to Sioux Falls O'Gorman, earned a spot in the top five for the first time since early in the year. Lincoln, which hosts Huron on Jan. 15, has built a 412--to-338 scoring differential – 51.5-to-42.25 ppg. Rapid City Central won a pair of games and earned support in the rankings for the first time.
1 – St. Thomas More (10-0), 25
2 – Harrisburg (10-1), 20
3 – Pine Ridge (11-0), 15
4 – Tri-Valley (10-0), 10
5 – Chamberlain (8-1), 5, unranked last week
Parkston (6-4), ranked #5
Notes: St. Thomas More improved to 10-0 with a pair of wins and held firm at #1. STM's Alexys Swedlund scored 21 points to lead STM past Custer, 69-11, and had 21 again as the defending champs defeated "B" #5 Hanson, 48-39, at the Hanson Classic. STM, which has a 569-to-315 scoring differential vs. opponents, hosts Lead-Deadwood on Jan. 15. They are averaging 56.9 ppg and allowing 31.5 for a 25.4 per game victory margin. #2 Harrisburg defeated Elk Point, 70-48, and West Central, 65-49, to retain the #2 spot. Harrisburg, which has only a loss to AA Sioux Falls O'Gorman, owns a 717-to-477 advantage over opponents, which is a 65.18-to-43.36, or a per game victory margin of 21.82. On Jan. 15, Harrisburg visits Lennox and is at #4 Tri-Valley on Jan. 19. #3 Pine Ridge defeated Custer, 77-31 and White River, 89-24 as the Thorpes continued to roll along. Pine Ridge owns an 860-to-362 scoring differential, twice breaking the 100-point mark. Pine Ridge, which has scored at least 65 points in nine-of-11 games, average 78.18 and allow 32.9 ppg per game for a 45.28 per game victory margin. PR has held six opponents to 31 points or less; and won every game by at least 12 points with eight verdicts of 25 points or more. Pine Ridge hosts Lower Brule on Jan. 19. Tri-Valley had a 4-0 week to improve to 10-0 on the season. With a 53-38 win over Sioux Falls Christian, led by Allison Cross's 20 points and six rebounds, TV won the Big Sioux Conference title. In that tourney Tri-Valley defeated Beresford, 58-55 OT, as Cross scored 22 points. TV also upended Dell Rapids 52-33, as Mariah Swier and Allison Cross each scored 15 points. In the three tourney games, Cross had a total of 57 points. Earlier, TV defeated Beresford, 51-50. Tri-Valley has a 537-to-374 overall scoring advantage vs. opp., for a 53.7-to-37.4 margin. Tri-Valley travels to Dakota Valley on Jan. 18 and host #2 Harrisburg on Jan. 19. After a 51-24 win over Lyman, Chamberlain moved to 8-1 on the season and into the rankings for the first time. Chamberlain, which owns a six-game winning streak, has a 516-to-384 scoring differential vs. opponents and will host Gregory on Jan. 15 before visiting Miller on Jan. 17. Parkston dropped out of the rankings after losing to Wagner, 48-44, at home and to Clark/Willow Lake (6-3), 52-43, despite 25 points by Erica Herrold, at the Hanson Classic.
1 – Summit (8-0), 25
2 – Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (7-0), 20
3 – DeSmet (11-0), 15
4 – Herreid/Selby (11-0), 10
5 – Warner (10-0), 5, tied for #5 last week
5 – Hanson (10-1), tied #5 last week
Notes: Two-time defending champion Summit defeated Waubay, 88-22, breaking the 80-point mark for the third time this season. Summit, which has held the Class B Girls top spot all season, also defeated Waubay, 72-26, in the ECC Tourney. Summit has built a 613-to-219 scoring margin vs. opponents, averaging 76.625 points per game and allowing just 27.375 for a 49.25 points per game victory margin. Summit, which has won seven games by at least 24 points, plays in the ECC tourney on Jan. 14 and Jan. 19. Shelby Selland had 20 points to lead #2 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket past Kimball/White Lake, 59-45. They also recorded a 65-23 win over Iroquois and had a game with #5 Warner postponed. SC/W has a 474-to-249 overall scoring differential or a per game victory margin of 32.143 points. SC/W hosts James Valley Christian on Jan. 14 and the 281 Conference Tourney on Jan. 17. They also face #5 Hanson on Jan. 21 at Alexandria. #3 DeSmet remained unbeaten with three wins this week. They defeated Deuel, 41-34; Howard, 75-41, and previously unbeaten Highmore-Harrold, 42-33. DeSmet has a 593-to-296 scoring differential, or a 27.09 per game victory margin. They travel to Hamlin on Jan. 15 and host Castlewood on Jan. 25. Herreid-Selby, which defeated Leola-Frederick, 75-19, also defeated 9-2 Centerville, 62-51, as Shauni Schwartz had 26. H-S has a 675-to-313 scoring differential or a per game victory margin of 32.91. H-S will face McLaughlin on Jan. 21 and go to the YTC Tourney on Jan. 24 in Gettysburg. Warner defeated Ipswich, 56-30, to remain unbeaten and retain a firm hold on the #5 spot. Warner, which had games vs. Langford Area and #2 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket postponed due to a winter storm, owns a 581-to-255 scoring differential, which breaks down to a 32.6 per game victory margin. Warner will host Northwestern on Jan. 17 and #1 Summit on Jan. 21. Despite only losing to the Class #1 St. Thomas More, 48-39, Hanson dropped out of the rankings after a 2-1 week. Hanson defeated McCook Central/Montrose, 46-40, and Parker, 79-61.