1 – SF Roosevelt (13-0), 25
2 – Pierre Riggs (8-4), 20
3 – Watertown (9-4), 14
4 – Brookings (10-3), 10, previously #5
5 – Huron (9-4), 6, #4 last week
Notes: SF Roosevelt, which is ranked #1 for the sixth straight week (Dec. 17, 2012), had a 2-0 week as Brandon Boggs scored a combined 35 points in the victories. Roosevelt defeated #3 Watertown, 75-60, and Yankton, 80-49. SFR has scored at least 70 points in 12-of-13 games and has a 986-to-700 scoring differential or 75.85-to-53.85 (22.0 victory margin) points advantage. SFR will travel to SF Lincoln on Jan. 29 and host SF O'Gorman on Feb. 1. #2 Pierre Riggs received 26 points and nine rebounds from Zach Hanson in a 72-59 win over Aberdeen Central. Lane Severyn and Hanson both had 27 points (53 in two games) in an 82-58 win over Rapid City Central. Pierre, which owns a 803-to-668 scoring differential, has defeated six straight foes by 13 points or more and have a combined 427-to-307 margin in that span of games. Pierre Riggs, which averages 66.91 ppg and allows 55.66 (11.25 victory margin), is coming off back-to-back 82 point offensive outings as they host Yankton on Feb. 1 and travel to Brandon Valley on Feb. 2. Despite a loss to Roosevelt, Watertown held onto the #3 spot after a 70-51 win over Huron. The Arrows own an 825-to-721 ppg margin against foes, which breaks out to 63.46-to-55.46 margin. Watertown will host SF Lincoln on Jan. 31 before traveling to Mitchell on Feb. 7. Brookings moved up to #4 after escaping with a pair of road victories out west, edging back Rapid City Stevens, 43-42, and Rapid City Central, 54-51, as Tyler Nagy had 17 and Braxton Carlson, 15 points . The Bobcats have a 648-to-583 scoring differential for a 49.84-to-44.84 margin. Brookings hosts Mitchell on Jan. 29 before traveling to Brandon Valley on Feb. 1 and hosting Yankton on Feb. 8 in the first of a three-game home-stand. Huron dropped a spot to #5 after a loss to Watertown, although the Tigers claimed a 61-39 win over Mitchell. Huron has a 653-to-612 scoring differential, which breaks out to 50.23-to-47.07 per game. They will host Aberdeen Central on Jan. 29 before traveling to Spearfish on Feb. 1 and Sturgis Brown on Feb. 2.
1 – Clark /Willow Lake (13-0), 23
2 – Sioux Falls Christian (13-0), 22
3 – St. Thomas More (12-1), 15
4 – Madison (10-1), 10, unranked previously
5 – Tea Area (11-3), 5, #4 last week
Dakota Valley (10-3), #5 last week
Notes: Clark/Willow Lake, which is #1 for the sixth straight week (Dec. 17, 2012), received 53 total points from Skyler Flatten (25, 28) in wins over Deuel (65-57) and DeSmet (72-39). C/WL has an 827-to-619 scoring differential, which breaks out to 63.61-to-47.61ppg edge or a 16.0 points per game victory margin. C/WL hosts Castlewood on Jan. 29; visit Britton/Hecla on Feb. 1 and play Sioux Falls Washington in Brandon on Feb. 2. SFC, which received two first-place votes, continued to gain support in the polls. SFC was again #2 after defeating #5 Tea Area, 72-66, as Cody Van Holland had 30 points while Jordan Baker had 12 points and 13 rebounds. SFC also defeated previously #5 Dakota Valley, 81-49, as Baker had 21 points and Cody Long, 19. The Chargers own an 841-to-594 scoring differential over opponents, which breaks out to a 64.61-to-45.69 or a points per game victory margin of 18.92 ppg. SFC will visit Unity Christian on Jan. 29, host Canton on Feb. 1 and visit #4 Madison on Feb. 4. STM remained #3 after turning back Spearfish, 46-44, and Winner, 68-41. STM has a 660-to-455 scoring differential, which amounts to a 50.76-to-35.0 ppg edge or a victory margin of 20.76. They have held all 13 opponents to 44 points or fewer. STM visits Belle Fourche on Jan. 29 and go to Chadron (Neb.) on Feb. 1 before hosting Custer on Feb. 2. The biggest movement in the rankings came from previously unranked Madison, which had a 2-0 week to move into the #4 spot. The Bulldogs defeated Hamlin, 80-33, and Harrisburg, 72-59, to build a 743-to-463 points differential, which breaks out to 67.54-to-42.09 per game or 15.43 victory margin. Madison visits Lennox on Jan. 29 and West Central on Jan. 31 before hosting Vermillion on Feb. 1 and Sioux Falls Christian on Feb. 4. Tea Area dropped a spot from #4 to #5 after losing a 72-66 decision to #2 SFC, despite 18 points from Connor Shaull while Mitchell Nissen had 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Titans rebounded with a 74-41 win over Harrisburg as Shaull scored 19. Tea Area owns an 845-to-691 scoring differential vs. opponents. The Titans have a scoring differential of 60.35-to-49.35, or a per game margin of 11.0 ppg. Tea Area hosts Parker on Jan. 31 and travel to Parkston on Feb. 8. Dakota Valley dropped from the rankings after a 1-1 week. The Panthers defeated Homer (Neb.), 64-33, but lost to #2 SF Christian, 81-49.
1 – White River (11-1), 25
2 – James Valley Christian (12-0), 20
3 – Canistota (11-1), 15
4 – Wolsey-Wessington (11-1), 9
5 – Viborg-Hurley (11-1), 3
Others Receiving Votes
Dupree (11-1), 2
Notes: Class B remained unchanged. White River, which has #1 all season, defeated Pine Ridge, 84-67. The defending champion has a 1,014-597 point edge over opponents, which break out to an average of 84.5 ppg on offense and 34.75 points per game victory margin. White River, which has won 11-of-12 games by at least 12 points and nine by 20 or more, has gone over 100 points twice with 122 points vs. Takini, a Class B high. In all they have seven games of 84 points or more. White River travels to Wall on Jan. 31 before hosting Bennett County on Feb. 1 and hitting the road for a game with Kadoka Area on Feb. 4. James Valley Christian remained unbeaten and #2 after big wins over Highmore-Harrold, 73-29, and Sully Buttes, 71-40. JVC owns a 907-to-589 scoring differential (75.58-to-49.08), which is a per game victory margin of 26.5 points. JVC, which has won 11-of-12 games by a margin of at least 19 points, will host Hitchcock-Tulare on Jan. 29, travel to Iroquois on Jan. 31 and DeSmet on Feb. 2. Canistota defeated Chester Area, 75-61, and held onto the #3 spot. The Hawks own an 835-to-486 scoring advantage, which breaks to 69.58-to-40.5 margin (29.08 victory margin). Canistota, which has held eight opponents to no more than 42 points, travel to #5 Viborg-Hurley on Jan. 29. The Hawks will play in the Cornbelt Classic on Feb. 2. #4 Wolsey-Wessington defeated Kimball/White Lake, 75-44, and Dakota Christian, 59-42. W-W has outscored opponents, 863-to-481, which amounts to a 71.91-to-40.08 points differential or a per game victory margin of 31.83 ppg. Wolsey-Wessington, which has 11 wins by 17 points or better, travels to Northwestern on Jan. 29 and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Feb. 2. #5 Viborg-Hurley had a 2-0 week after defeating Alcester-Hudson, 71-46 and Centerville, 74-50. V-H has a 798-to-520 overall scoring edge against opponents. V-H, which has a ppg margin of 66.5-to-43.33 or 23.17 per game, host #3 Canistota on Jan. 29, Freeman Academy on Feb. 1 and Avon on Feb. 5 as part of a four-game home-stand. Dupree continued to receive support in the rankings after a 2-0 week. Dupree had a 82-73 win over Jones County and a 60-41 win over previously unbeaten Faith. Dupree has scored over 90 points in 4-of-7 games, building a 938-565 point differential or a margin of 78.16-to-47.08 (31.08 points per game). They have won nine games by 17 points and one by 11. Dupree will play in the Little Moreau Conference Tourney on Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.
1 – Aberdeen Central (13-0), 25, #2 last week
2 – Sioux Falls Washington (13-1), 20, #1 previously
3 – Mitchell (9-2), 15
4 – SF Roosevelt (12-3), 10
5 – Sioux Falls Lincoln (8-4), 5
Notes: After a three-week stay at the top of the Class AA rankings, SF Washington dropped to #2 after a 2-1 week. Aberdeen Central moved to the top for the first time this season after wins over Pierre Riggs, 56-41, and Sturgis, 62-53. The Golden Eagles, which has defeated every team this season by eight points or more and every team except Mitchell and Sturgis by 11 or more points, has a 759-to-493 scoring differential, which breaks out to 58.38-to-37.92 ppg and a 20.46 per game victory margin. AC hosts Huron on Jan. 29 and Yankton on Feb. 2. The Golden Eagles toughest stretch may be a pair of road games with #3 Mitchell on Feb. 8 and #4 SF Roosevelt on Feb. 12. Sioux Falls Washington fell to second after dropping a 44-39 decision to #5 SF Lincoln. SFW also defeated #4 SF Roosevelt, 53-48, rallying from a 14-point halftime deficit as Michaela Mayer had 18 points and 15 rebounds. SFW also knocked off Nebraska Class A #2 Bellevue, 75-54, as Ellie Benson scored 18 points and Denae Veldkamp had 17. The Warriors own a 782-to-481 scoring edge vs. opponents, or a 55.85-to-34.35 per game edge (21.5 ppg victory margin). This season, Washington has held 8-of-13 opponents to 33 points or less. The Warriors will travel to face Sioux City North on Jan. 29 and host SF O'Gorman on Jan. 31. Led by Macy Miller 26 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and six assists, #3 Mitchell defeated Huron, 64-33. After two losses following a 5-0 start, defending state champion Mitchell has recharged its batteries. They have four straight wins when they have a 285-to-127 scoring differential. Overall, the Kernels own a 737-to-415 scoring margin. Mitchell now begins a five-game homestead beginning with Pierre Riggs on Jan. 29 along with Sturgis Brown on Feb. 1 and Spearfish on Feb. 2. #4 SF Roosevelt upended Watertown, 63-42, before falling to #1 SF Roosevelt, 53-48, giving up a 14-point halftime lead. SFR has an 871-to-722 scoring differential which breaks out to 58.06-to-48.13. The Rough Riders travel to Brookings on Feb. 1. #5 Sioux Falls Lincoln knocked off #1 SF Washington but lost standout point guard Darby Huginin to injury in the big win. Her status for returning later in the season is unclear. For the second time in two seasons, SF Lincoln knocked off a #1 team. A year ago, they defeated Mitchell (71-63) and this year defeated #1 SF Washington, 44-39, on their home floor. Lincoln had a 2-1 week defeating Brandon Valley, 56-42, before falling to Sioux City East, 64-60 in OT in Sioux City. The Pats own a 646-to-510 scoring differential, which breaks out to 53.83-to-42.5 ppg or a per game victory margin of 11.33 points.
1 – Harrisburg (15-1), 25, previously #2
2 – St. Thomas More (13-1), 19, #1 last week
3 – Chamberlain (12-1), 13, #4 last week
4 – Pine Ridge (12-1), 11, previously #3
5 – Spearfish (9-2), 6, previously unranked
Tri-Valley (12-2), #5 last week
Notes: After losses by three of the top five teams, including previously #1 St. Thomas More and #3 Pine Ridge, Class A had the biggest shakeup among all the classes in the rankings. Harrisburg moved to 15-1 and took over the top spot. St. Thomas More, which lost for the first time this season in a 44-33 decision to Spearfish, fell to #2. Pine Ridge dropped from #3 to #4. The loss by STM ended a 20-game winning streak, dating back to a loss to Chadron State on Feb. 3, 2012. STM also had a run of 22 straight wins over South Dakota opponents end. Besides the loss to Spearfish, the new #5 team in Class A, STM had a pair of wins over Winner, 60-42, and Bennett County, 72-34. STM now has a 778-to-462 scoring differential vs. opponents, which breaks out to a 22.57 per game victory margin. STM will begin a five-game road trip beginning with Belle Fourche on Jan. 29, Douglas on Jan. 31 and Chadron, Neb., on Feb. 1. Harrisburg, which only has a loss to AA Sioux Falls O'Gorman this year, had a 3-0 week after wins over Sisseton, 77-43, as Morgan Beaner had 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals; Madison, 82-17, as Hailey Halling had 17 points; and Tea Area, 89-36, as Alex Johnson scored 18 to lead five players in double digits. Harrisburg, which has won nine straight games, owns a 1,097-to-644 advantage over opponents, which breaks out to 68.56-to-40.25 ppg edge or a per game victory margin of 28.31. Harrisburg has won 11 games by 16 points or more. After opening with 10-of-13 games on the road, the Tigers are in midst of a six-game home-stand. The Tigers host Lennox on Feb. 1 and Vermillion on Feb. 8. Pine Ridge took its first loss of the season, a 52-51 decision to Todd County (10-3). #4 Pine Ridge owns a 919-to-445 scoring differential. The Thorpes have scored at least 65 points in 10-of-13 games and has held seven opponents to 33 points or less. Pine Ridge will travel to St. Francis Indian School on Jan. 29 before hosting Bennett County on Jan. 31 and playing at Crow Creek on Feb. 2. Chamberlain continued to gain steam, building a 10-game winning streak after wins over Kimball/White Lake, 56-43, and Mobridge-Pollock, 70-30. As a result, Chamberlain moved up to the #3 spot. The Cubs own a 770-to-523 scoring differential vs. opponents, which breaks out to 64.16-to-43.58 ppg or a 20.58 per game victory margin. Chamberlain hosts Platte-Geddes on Jan. 29, travel to Todd County on Jan. 31 before facing Highmore-Harrold in the AC-Highmore Classic. Spearfish increased its winning streak to six games and moved into the rankings for the first time after upsetting #1 St. Thomas More, 44-33. The win over STM avenged one of Spearfish's losses earlier in the season (62-60-season opener). Spearfish has a 606-to-410 overall scoring differential, which breaks out to a 55.09-to-37.27 ppg advantage or a per game victory margin of 17.82 ppg. Spearfish will host Lead-Deadwood on Jan. 29 before visiting a pair of AA schools in Huron on Feb. 1 and Mitchell on Feb. 2. Tri-Valley fell from the ranking after a 1-1 week. TV defeated Canton, 37-25, but loss to Elk Point-Jefferson, 45-40.
1 – Summit (14-0), 25
2 – DeSmet (14-0), 20
3 – Herreid/Selby (14-0), 13
4 – Warner (13-1), 12
5 – Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (11-1), 3
Others Receiving Votes
Lemmon (14-0), 2
Notes: Summit, the two-time defending champion, extended its winning streak to 33 games (over two seasons) with a 61-34 win over Fulda, Minn., as the Eagles had unanimous support for #1. Summit's last defeat was to Sisseton, 58-48, on Dec. 27, 2011. In building the state's longest winning streak at present, Warner has won 28-of-33 games by double digits, including 24 by 20 points or more. They have had 12 games of 75 points or more. Aside from the Fulda win, Summit defeated #4 Warner, 52-41, at Warner as Presley O'Farrell had 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals while Logan O'Farrell had 13 points and nine rebounds. Summit also defeated Wilmot, 64-32, and has built a 930-to-383 scoring margin vs. opponents, which breaks out to 66.43-to-27.35 points advantage or a per game victory margin of 39.08 ppg. This season Summit has won 10 games by at least 24 points and nine times have held opponents to no more than 30 points. On Jan. 29 Summit will face #3 Herreid/Selby in Aberdeen. The Eagles also host Florence/Henry on Feb. 1 and visit Aberdeen Roncalli on Feb. 2. #2 DeSmet defeated Deubrook Area, 54-45, to improve to 14-0. DeSmet has a 742-to-408 (53.0-29.14) scoring differential for a 23.86 victory margin. DeSmet begins a three-game home stand vs. preseason #1 Clark/Willow Lake (11-3) on Jan. 29, Estelline on Feb. 1 and James Valley Christian on Feb. 2. Herreid-Selby moved up to #3 after a 3-0 week included wins over McLaughlin, 61-53, Edmunds Central, 95-23, and Potter County, 60-44. H-S has an 891-to-433 scoring differential, or a 63.64-to-30.92 ppg edge and a per game victory margin of 32.72. H-S will face #1 Summit on Jan. 29 in Aberdeen before traveling to Linton (ND) on Feb. 2. Warner dropped to #4 after a 1-1 week. After the loss to Summit, Warner had a 44-31 win over Class A Aberdeen Roncalli. Warner has a 770-to-406 scoring differential, which breaks down to 55.0-to-29.0 per game or a 26.0 points per game victory margin. Warner will host Faulkton Area on Jan. 29, visit Leola/Frederick on Jan. 31 and Groton Area on Feb. 2. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket held onto the #5 spot after wins over Hanson (13-2), 59-46 as Shelby Selland had 20 points, and Wessington Springs, 79-55. SC/W has a 788 (65.67)-to-504 (42.0) scoring differential for a per game victory margin of 23.67 points. SC/W will host Ethan on Jan. 28, visit Corsica-Stickney on Jan. 31, and host Wolsey-Wessington on Feb. 2 and Bridgewater-Emery on Feb. 4. Again this week, unbeaten Lemmon received support in the rankings. Lemmon defeated Philip, 70-26, and has 13 wins by double digits and a point differential of 941-to-469, which breaks out to 67.21-to-33.5 or a 33.71 per game victory margin. Lemmon visits Timber Lake on Jan. 31 and hosts Bison on Feb. 5.