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2012-13 KSFY/KWSN Basketball Rankings – Feb. 4, 2013

Regular Season Ranking #10



1 – SF Roosevelt (15-0), 25

2 – Pierre Riggs (10-4), 20

3 – Watertown (9-4), 15

4 – SF Lincoln (8-6), 6, unranked last week

5 – Brookings (11-4), 5, #4 last week

Receiving Votes

Brandon Valley (9-6), 4

Dropped Out

Huron (11-5)

Blog Notes: SF Roosevelt, which is ranked #1 for the seventh straight week (Dec. 17, 2012), had one of its most significant tests of the season, defeating new #4 SF Lincoln, 64-62, in overtime at the Lincoln Gym. SFR also defeated SF O'Gorman, 61-44, and has scored at least 70 points in 12-of-15 games. The Rough Riders have a 1,120-to-806 scoring edge which breaks out to AA-best 20.93 victory margin. Roosevelt, which also has an AA-high 74.66 ppg, travels to Marshall, Minn., on Feb. 8 and Aberdeen Central on Feb. 12. #2 Pierre Riggs defeated Yankton, 69-41, and avenged an earlier loss to Brandon Valley with a 62-50 win in Brandon, as Zach Hansen had 20 points and 16 rebounds. The Govs, which own a 924-to-746 scoring differential, has defeated eight straight foes by 12 points or more. Pierre Riggs, which averages 66.0 ppg and allows 53.28 (12.72 victory margin), will travel to Rapid City Stevens on Feb. 5, #4 Brookings on Feb. 8 and host SF O'Gorman on Feb. 9. Pierre's duo of Lane Severyn (23.2 ppg) and Zach Hansen (20.8 ppg) rank #1 and #2 in all-time scoring at Pierre as Severyn has 1,272 points (178 career 3's) and Hansen, 1,153. Severyn is #2 all-time on the Pierre rebounding charts with 572 (Sam Williard, 604) while Hansen is third with 570 rebounds. Watertown retained the #3 spot and was idle due to weather forcing postponement of its game with Lincoln, which has been reset for Feb. 5. Watertown has an 825-to-721 ppg margin against foes, which breaks out to 63.46-to-55.46 ppg differential. Watertown will also travel to Mitchell on Feb. 7 and Brandon Valley on Feb. 8. Moving back into the top 5 at #4 is SF Lincoln, which had a 1-1 week, including the overtime loss to #1 Roosevelt. The Patriots have outscored opponents, 902-to-776 for a 64.42-to-55.42 scoring edge and a 9.0 ppg victory margin. Brookings fell to #5 after a 1-1 week. The Bobcats defeated Mitchell, 60-47, but lost a 60-53 decision to Brandon Valley. The Bobcats have a 761-to-690 scoring differential, which breaks out to 50.73-to-46.0 or 4.73 points per game victory margin.  Brookings hosts Yankton on Feb. 5 in the first of a three-game home-stand. They will host Pierre on Feb. 8 and SF Lincoln on Feb. 14.  Brandon Valley made a big push for a spot in the top five, falling just short. The Lynx upset #4 Brookings, 60-53 in Brandon on Friday as Jacob Adams had 18 and Chase Marso, 16 (4-of-6 on threes). BV, which dropped lost to #2 Pierre, has an 807-to-787 scoring differential (1.34 victory margin). They begin a three-game road swing at #3 Watertown on Feb. 8 and Huron on Feb. 9. Huron fell out of the top-five after a 2-1 week including a 54-51 loss to Class A Spearfish (11-4). Tigers also defeated Aberdeen Central, 51-47 and defeated Sturgis Brown, 63-40. Huron, which has an 821-to-750 scoring differential (4.4 ppg victory margin), will travel to Yankton on Feb. 8 and host Brandon Valley on Feb. 9. 


1 – Clark /Willow Lake (16-0), 24

2 – Sioux Falls Christian (15-0), 21

3 – St. Thomas More (15-1), 15                             

4 – Madison (12-1), 10

5 – Tea Area (12-3), 5                          

Blog Notes: The Class A rankings remained the same. Clark/Willow Lake had a 3-0 week, including a 53-49 win over AA SF Washington, despite Skyler Flatten scoring just eight points, although he had a game-clinching steal and score. C/WL, which has been #1 for six straight weeks (Dec. 17, 2012), also beat Castlewood, 64-59 in OT, and Britton/Hecla, 69-44, with Flatten scoring 33 points. Flatten now has 1,497 points in his career, including 166 3-pointers (37.2%). C/WL has a 993-to-771 scoring differential or a 62.06-to-48.19 ppg edge and a 13.87 per game victory margin. C/WL visits Redfield/Doland on Feb. 7 and Flandreau on Feb. 9. SF Christian, which again received a first-place vote in the rankings, had a 2-0 week. SFC received 27 points from Jordan Baker to lead the way in a 74-60 win over Unity Christian (Iowa). Baker scored 17 points in a 76-57 win over Canton, which had 25 from Cody Willett. SFC owns a 991-to-711 scoring differential over opponents which breaks out to a 66.06-to-47.4 edge and an 18.66 points per game victory margin. SFC will visit #4 Madison on Feb. 4, before hosting Western Christian (Iowa) on Feb. 7 and then visiting Beresford on Feb. 14. St. Thomas More, which is Class A's top defensive unit by allowing just 35.5 points per game, defeated Belle Fourche, 80-32, Chadron (Neb.), 53-32, and Custer, 55-49. STM has an 848-to-568 scoring differential, which breaks out to a per game victory margin of 17.5 ppg. They have held 15-of-16 opponents to 44 points or fewer. STM travels to Red Cloud (13-2) on Feb. 5 before playing on the road at Custer on Feb. 7 and Hill City on Feb. 11. Madison remained #4 after wins over Lennox (53-47) and Vermillion (67-46). The Bulldogs have an 863-to-556 point differential, which breaks out to an A-best 23.61 per game victory margin. Madison hosts #2 Sioux Falls Christian on Feb. 4, travels to Sioux Valley in Volga on Feb. 8, and returns home against Canton on Feb. 9. #5 Tea Area had a 55-34 win over Parker as Mitchell Nissen had a double double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tea Area owns a 900-to-725 scoring differential vs. opponents. The Titans have a scoring differential of 60.0-to-48.33, or per game margin of 11.67 ppg. Tea Area will travel to Parkston on Feb. 8 and Lennox on Feb. 9. Also of note -  Red Cloud has won 10 straight including a 68-33 win over Hill City. Red Cloud, which did not yet receive support in the rankings, has a class-best 70.8 points per game. They own a 1,062-to-765 scoring differential, which breaks out to 19.8 points per game victory margin.   


1 – White River (13-1), 25

2 – James Valley Christian (14-0), 20

3 – Canistota (13-1), 15

4 – Wolsey-Wessington (13-1), 10

5 – Viborg-Hurley (12-2), 2

5 – Potter County (13-0), 2, unranked last week

Others Receiving Votes

Dupree (14-1), 1

Blog Notes: The defending champion White River had a 2-0 week and continued to lead the rankings in Class B. White River, which was the preseason choice and the top selection f#1 for all 10 straight regular season rankings, defeated Wall, 88-46, and Bennett County, 112-39. White River has a 1,214-682 point edge over opponents, which breaks out to an all-class best 86.71 ppg on offense. They allow just 48.71 on defense for 38.0 points per game victory margin. White River, which has won 13-of-14 games by at least 12 points and 11 by 20 or more, has gone over 100 points three times. White River hits the road for games with Kadoka Area on Feb. 4 and Stanley County on Feb. 7 before playing in the DWU Classic on Feb. 9.  #2 James Valley Christian rolled to a 73-50 win over Hitchcock-Tulare, and a 58-35 victory over DeSmet as Adam Hofer had 22 points. JVC owns a 1,038-to-674 scoring differential, which breaks out to 74.14-to-48.14 scoring edge, or 26.0 per game victory margin.  JVC, which has won 13-of-14 games by a margin of at least 19 points, will host Mitchell Christian on Feb. 5, visit Dakota Christian on Feb. 8 before playing in the DWU Classic on Feb. 9. Canistota defeated #5 Viborg-Hurley, 46-40, and Freeman, 70-45 as standout guard Alex Robertson had a combined 38 points. The Hawks own a 953-to-571 scoring advantage, which breaks out to 68.07-to-40.78 ppg or 27.29 per game victory margin. Canistota, which has held nine opponents to no more than 42 points, has a two-game home stand beginning with Menno on Feb. 7 and Ethan on Feb. 8 before playing in the DWU Classic on Feb. 9. #4 Wolsey-Wessington continued to roll, defeating Northwestern, 93-33, and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, 86-48. W-W has outscored opponents, 1,042-to-562, which breaks out to a 74.42-to-40.14 ppg edge or a 34.28 per game victory margin. W-W will begin a three-game home stand with Wessington Springs on Feb. 5, Aberdeen Christian on Feb. 9 and Hitchcock-Tulare on Feb. 11, all in Wolsey. Viborg-Hurley dropped a 46-40 decision to #3 Canistota. They also took an 83-39 win over Freeman Academy. V-H has a 921-to-605 overall scoring edge against opponents, which breaks out to 65.78-to-43.21 or a victory margin of 22.57 ppg. V-H hosts Avon on Feb. 5, travel to Parker on Feb. 8 and play at the DWU Classic on Feb. 9. Potter County moved into a tie for #5 with Viborg-Hurley after a win over Strasburg/Zeeland, ND, 69-55. The Battlers have an 849 (65.30) -to- 572 (44.0) or per game victory margin of 25.30. Potter County now begins a four-game home stand beginning with Faulkton (3-11) on Feb. 7 and Stanley County (2-12) on Feb. 8. Dupree received support but did not advance into the rankings, despite a 3-0 week, which included the Little Moreau Conference Tourney title. They have a 1,097-670 point differential or a margin of 73.13-to-44.67 (28.46 points per game). Dupree visits Wakpala on Feb. 5 and Philip on Feb. 9.  



1 – Aberdeen Central (15-0), 25

2 – Sioux Falls Washington (15-1), 20

3 – Mitchell (12-2), 15

4 – SF Roosevelt (13-3), 10

5 – Sioux Falls Lincoln (9-5), 3


Rapid City Central (9-5), 2

Blog Notes: Class AA remained the same, although Rapid City Central nearly moved into the top-five. #1 Aberdeen Central had two wins to stay on top. They defeated Huron, 65-49 and Yankton, 53-34. Aberdeen Central has 14 double digit wins and 11 of 15 points or more.  AC owns 877(62.64)-to-548(36.53) scoring differential or per game victory margin of 26.11 ppg. The Golden Eagles, which has held nine opponents to 40 points or less, have their toughest road trip of the season with a pair of road games with #3 Mitchell on Feb. 8 and #4 SF Roosevelt on Feb. 12. SF Washington retained the #2 spot after wins over Sioux City East, 68-32, and SF O'Gorman, 70-36. The Warriors own a 920-to-549 scoring edge vs. opponents, which breaks out to 57.5-to-34.31 ppg edge or a per game victory margin of 23.19. This season, Washington has held 10-of-15 opponents to 36 points or less.  SFW will host Rapid City Stevens on Feb. 8 and Rapid City Central on Feb. 9. #3 Mitchell continued to roll after a 3-0 increased its winning streak to seven games. The Kernels defeated Pierre, 61-32, as Macy Miller scored 19 points. The Kernels also defeated Sturgis, 72-33, as Kerri Young had 22 points and Miller had 19 points. Then, Young set the school record for career points by scoring 14 in a 65-37 win over A #5 Spearfish. Young now has 1,569 points breaking the school mark of Jenna Hoffman Krome of 1,565. After two losses following a 5-0 start, defending state champion Mitchell has dominated opponents with a victory margin of 36.29 points. In the run, they have not allowed more than 37 points in any game. Overall, the Kernels own a 935-to-507 scoring margin or Class-best 66.78 ppg and 30.57 ppg victory margin.  Mitchell will host Brookings on Feb. 5 and then top-ranked Aberdeen Central on Feb. 8. They also travel to Watertown on Feb. 9. #4 SF Roosevelt defeated Brookings, 56-49, led by Tagyn Larson's double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Rough Riders have a 927-to-771 scoring differential which breaks out to 57.94-to-48.19 or a 9.75 victory margin. Roosevelt does not play again until they host #1 Aberdeen Central on Feb. 12 and #2 SF Washington on Feb. 15. #5 Sioux Falls Lincoln, led by Cera Ledbetter's 19 points and 15 from Mica Standing Soldier, defeated Watertown, 51-35. The Pats, which also lost to Sioux City West, 61-49, own a 746-to-606 scoring differential, which breaks out to 53.28-to-43.28 ppg or a per game victory margin of 10.0 points. The Patriots will host Rapid City Central on Feb. 8 and Rapid City Stevens on Feb. 9.  As noted early, RC Central made a push for a spot in the top five. Central has won six in a row, including a 65-57 win over Rapid City Stevens and a 49-45 victory over Casper (Wyo.) Natrona HS.  They have a 744 (53.14)-to- 711 (50.78) scoring differential. This week, RC Central, which has gone 9-2 over the last 11games, hosts #5 Sioux Falls Lincoln on Feb. 8 and travel to  #2 SF Washington on Feb. 9.


1 – Harrisburg (16-1), 25

2 – St. Thomas More (16-1), 19

3 – Chamberlain (14-1), 13

4 – Pine Ridge (14-1), 11

5 – Spearfish (11-3), 6

Blog Notes: Class A Girls remained unchanged. #1 Harrisburg moved to 16-1 after 72-48 win over Lennox. Harrisburg, which only has a loss to AA Sioux Falls O'Gorman this year, has won 10 straight games and owns a 1,169-to-692 advantage over opponents, which breaks out to a 68.76-to-40.70 ppg edge or a per game victory margin of 28.06. Harrisburg has won 12 games by 16 points or more.  The Tigers close out a home stand with games vs. Vermillion on Feb. 8 and Dell Rapids on Feb. 12. #2 St. Thomas More has rebounded from its lone defeat of the season (Spearfish, 44-33) with three straight victories. The Cavaliers defeated Belle Fourche, 58-27; Douglas, 61-17; and Chadron (Neb.), 59-43. STM now has a 956-to-549 scoring differential vs. opponents, or a 56-24-to-32.29 ppg edge and per game victory margin of 23.95. STM will conclude a five-game road trip with games at Red Cloud on Feb. 8 and Hill City on Feb. 11. #3 Chamberlain continued to roll along, building a 13-game winning streak by defeating Platte-Geddes, 54-41, and Highmore-Harrold, 69-60. The Cubs, led by Kennedy Wagner with 15.8 ppg and 3.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game, own an 893-to-624 scoring differential vs. opponents, which breaks out to 59.53-to-41.6 ppg or a 17.93 per game victory margin. Chamberlain will visit Todd County on Feb. 4, host Bon Homme on Feb. 7 and visit Wagner on Feb. 8.  #4 Pine Ridge, which has only a 1-point loss at Todd County, defeated St. Francis Indian School, 89-52, and Crow Creek, 85-45. The Thorpes have a 1,093-to-542 scoring differential, or a class-best 72.87 ppg and a victory margin of 36.74. The Thorpes have scored at least 65 points in 12-of-15 games and has held seven opponents to 33 points or less. Pine Ridge faces Red Cloud in Rapid City on Feb. 9. #5 Spearfish defeated Lead-Deadwood, 66-37, and Huron, 57-43, before having its eight-game winning streak end in a 65-37 loss to Class AA #3 Mitchell (12-2). Spearfish has a 766-to-555 overall scoring differential for a 54.71-to-39.64 edge and victory margin of 15.07 ppg. Spearfish will travel to Belle Fourche on Feb. 7 before a home stand beginning with Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. Also, preseason #1 Clark-Willow Lake, which has compiled an 11-game winning streak since a loss to B #4 Warner, improved to 14-3. Chyna Stevens had 37 points, including five three pointers, and 12 rebounds in a 58-42 win over Britton-Hecla. They also recorded a 52-42 win over DeSmet when Stevens had 23. C/WL, which has 11 wins by 14 points or more, has a 969 (57.0 ppg)-to-686 (40.35) point differential or a per game victory margin of 16.65 ppg.  


1 – Summit (16-1), 25

2 – DeSmet (16-1), 17

2 – Warner (16-1), 17, #4 last week

4 – Herreid/Selby (15-1), 8, #3 last week

5 – Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (14-1), 6

Others Receiving Votes

Lemmon (15-0), 2

Blog Notes: Summit, the two-time defending champion, had its 35-game winning streak end in a 36-34 loss to Class A Aberdeen Roncalli (11-3) in Aberdeen. The streak was the sixth longest in Class B history. The Eagles had extended its winning streak to 35 games (over two seasons) with a 62-38 win over #3 Herreid/Selby and a 53-26 verdict over Florence-Henry. Summit's last defeat was to Sisseton, 58-48, on Dec. 27, 2011. During their run Summit won 30-of-36 games by double digits, including 26 by 20 points or more. They have had 12 games of 75 points or more. Summit has a 1,079-to-483 scoring margin vs. opponents, which breaks out to 63.47-to-28.41 points advantage or a per game victory margin of 35.06 ppg. Summit, which has played 10 of the past 13 games on a neutral or visiting floor, has won 12 games by at least 24 points and 10 times have held opponents to no more than 30 points in 2012-13.  The Eagles end the season with three home games against Tiospa Zina on Feb. 7, Northwestern on Feb. 8 and Rosholt on Feb. 15. The class had a little movement with Warner jumping into a second-place tie with DeSmet, who had its unbeaten string end in a 52-42 A Clark-Willow Lake (14-3). DeSmet rebounded from the loss with wins over Estelline (47-37) and James Valley Christian (50-21). DeSmet, which has won 12 games by double digits and held six opponents under 30 points, has a 951-to-578 scoring differential, or a 55.94-to-36.12 or a 19.82 per game victory margin. DeSmet will travel to Flandreau on Feb. 5 before returning home to conclude the regular season with games against Lake Preston on Feb. 8 and Arlington on Feb. 12. Warner, which only has a loss to Summit, moved up after wins over Faulkton (53-23) and Groton Area (55-23). Warner has an 878-to-452 scoring differential, which breaks out to 54.87-to-28.25 ppg, or a per game victory margin of 26.62 ppg. Warner will travel to meet Redfield/Doland on Feb. 5, host Langford Area on Feb. 7 and travel to Britton-Hecla on Feb. 9. #4 Herreid/Selby dropped a spot in the rankings after losing to #1 Summit, 62-38, although they rebounded with a win over Linton, ND, 44-43. H-S has a 972-to-538 scoring differential, which gives them a 60.75-to-33.62 scoring edge and a per game victory margin of 27.13. Herreid-Selby begins a home stand this week with Sully Buttes (12-2) on Feb. 7 and McIntosh on Feb. 9. #5 Sanborn Central/Woonosocket had a 3-0 week after defeating Ethan, 46-36, Corsica/Stickney, 50-41, and Wolsey-Wessington, 61-25. SC/W has a 945-to-605 scoring differential, which breaks out to 59.06-to-37.81 or a 21.25 ppg victory margin. SC/W will host Bridgewater-Emery on Feb. 4. On Feb. 8, SC/W hosts Highmore-Harrold.  Lemmon, which defeated Timber Lake, 53-47, has 13 wins by double digits and a point differential of 994-to-516, which breaks out to 66.27-to-34.4 or a 31.87 per game victory margin. Lemmon hosts Bison on Feb. 5, and McLaughlin on Feb. 12.


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