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2012-13 KSFY/KWSN Basketball Rankings – Feb. 11, 2013

Regular Season Ranking #11



1 – SF Roosevelt (15-1), 25

2 – Brookings (13-4), 19, #5 last week

3 – Pierre Riggs (12-5), 15, #2 last week

4 –Brandon Valley (11-6), 11, unranked last week

5 – Watertown (10-6), 4, #3 last week

Receiving Votes

Huron (12-6), 1

Dropped out

SF Lincoln (9-8), 6, #4 last week

Blog notes: Class AA had a major shakeup, although #1 SF Roosevelt, despite a loss, maintained its spot at the top of the rankings. Roosevelt lost for the first time, a 67-51 road defeat to Minnesota Class 4A #4 Marshall, 67-51. The Rough Riders, which has been ranked #1 for seven straight weeks (Dec. 17, 2012), has scored at least 70 points in 12-of-16 games. The Rough Riders have a 1,171-to-873 scoring edge which breaks out to 73.18-to-54.56 and an 18.62 victory margin. Roosevelt travels to Aberdeen Central on Feb. 12 before closing the season with home games against SF Washington on Feb. 14, Brookings on Feb. 19 and SF Lincoln on Feb. 22. New #2 Brookings had a 2-0 week, including a win over previously #2 Pierre, 66-65, at home, as Braxson Carlson scored 26 and had 43 in the two wins. Brookings also defeated Yankton, 56-48, as Tyler Nagy had 18 points and five assists. The Bobcats have an 883-to-803 scoring differential, which breaks out to 51.94-to-47.23 or 4.71 points per game victory margin.  Brookings will host #4 SF Lincoln on Feb. 14. They end the season on the road at #3 Watertown on Feb. 16 and at #1 SF Roosevelt on Feb. 19. #3 Pierre Riggs defeated RC Stevens, 65-46 before falling on the road to #5 Brookings, 66-65, despite 28 points and nine rebounds from Lane Severyn as the Governor's nine-game winning streak was snapped. Pierre then defeated SF O'Gorman, 64-52. Pierre now has a 1,118-to-910 scoring differential, which breaks out to 65.76-to-53.53 or a victory margin of 12.23. The loss also ended a nine-game run of wins by 12 points or more. However Pierre has won by double digits in 10-of-11 games. The Governors host Watertown on Feb. 15 and then travel to Yankton on Feb. 16 and Aberdeen Central on Feb. 19 to close the regular season. In terms of individual accomplishments, Severyn, an SDSU recruit, has boosted his career scoring mark to 1,343 points (Pierre Riggs school record) with 186 career 3's. He also has 596 career rebounds and trails Pierre Riggs' all-time leader Sam Willard (604) by just eight boards. His teammate Zach Hansen, a Creighton recruit, pushed his career point total to 1,198 (2nd all-time at Pierre Riggs) and career rebound mark to 588 (3rd all-time at PRHS). Previously unranked Brandon Valley moved to the #4 spot in the rankings after a 2-0 week included wins over Watertown, 56-47, and Huron, 50-40. BV has a 913-to-874 scoring differential, which breaks out to 53.70-to-51.41 or a 2.29 victory margin. BV will travel to Yankton on Feb. 14 before finishing at home against Aberdeen Central on Feb. 16 and SF O'Gorman on Feb. 21. Watertown dropped from #3 to #5 after going 1-2. Tanner Heiser scored 35 points to lead Watertown to a 74-65 come-from-behind win over SF Lincoln. However, the Arrows lost a 54-52 OT decision to Mitchell and to BV. Watertown has a 998-to-896 ppg margin against foes, which breaks out to 62.37-to-56.0 ppg differential and 6.37 victory margin. The Arrows host Marshall (MN) on Feb. 12, travel to #2 Pierre on Feb. 15, host #5 Brookings on Feb. 16 and close on Feb. 19 at Huron. Lincoln dropped out of the rankings after losses to Watertown and Rapid City Stevens (61-50), although they recorded a win over RC Central (65-61). 

The Patriots have outscored opponents, 1,082-to-972 scoring differential, which breaks out to 63.65-to-57.18 or 6.47 points per game victory margin. Huron did not make the top five but received a vote after a 1-1 week. Huron defeated Yankton, 53-43, and lost to BV. Huron has a 914-to-843 scoring differential, or a 50.77-to-46.83ppg margin. Huron, which has won 3-of-5, close the season at Mitchell on Feb. 16 and at home vs. Watertown on Feb. 19.


1 – Clark /Willow Lake (18-0), 23

2 – Sioux Falls Christian (17-0), 22

3 – St. Thomas More (17-1), 15                             

5 – Tea Area (14-3), 9, #5 last week      

4 – Madison (15-2), 6, #4 last week

Blog notes: The Class A rankings had just one change with Tea Area and Madison switching spots at #4 and #5. Clark/Willow Lake which has been #1 for eight straight weeks (Dec. 17, 2012), was 2-0 with wins over Flandreau, 71-63 and Redfield/Doland, 58-35. The Cyclones own a 1,119-to-869 scoring differential, which breaks out to 62.16-to-48.28 or a 13.88 victory margin. C/WL, which has won 10 games by double-digits, closes the regular season against Aberdeen Roncalli at home on Feb. 15. Senior guard Skyler Flatten, an SDSU recruit, went over 1,500 points for his career and sits at 1,547. Sioux Falls Christian, which received two first-place votes, defeated Madison, 62-45, and Iowa Class 2A #2 Western Christian, 62-59. SF Christian owns a 1,115-to-815 scoring differential over opponents, which breaks out to a 65.58-to-47.94 edge and 17.64 points per game victory margin. SFC will visit Beresford on Feb. 14 before hosting Garretson on Feb. 18 and traveling to Tri-Valley on Feb. 22.  #3 St. Thomas More defeated Red Cloud, 56-35, and Custer, 46-30. STM, Class A's top defensive unit by allowing just 35.17 points per game, has a 950-to-633 scoring differential, which breaks out to 52.78-to-35.17 ppg or a 17.61 per game victory margin. STM has held 17-of-18 opponents to 44 points or fewer. STM closes the regular season with a road game on Feb. 11 at Hill City and at home vs. Belle Fourche on Feb. 15.  Tea Area moved up to #4 after extending its winning streak to four games with a pair of wins, including a 74-44 victory over Parkston and a 57-28 decision against Lennox. Tea Area owns a 1,026-to-797 scoring differential vs. opponents, which amounts to 60.35-to-46.88 and per game margin of 13.47 ppg. Tea Area closes the regular season with a three-game home stand with Chester Area on Feb. 11, Elk Point-Jefferson on Feb. 15 and Beresford on Feb. 23. Madison had a 2-1 week, including a 62-45 loss to #2 SFC, to fall to #5. The Bulldogs rebounded with wins over Sioux Valley, 56-43, and Canton, 84-70. Madison has a 1,124-to-776 point differential, which breaks out to 66.11-to-45.64 ppg and the Class A-best 20.47 per game victory margin. Madison, which has won 13 games by double figures, closes the regular season with a road test at Vermillion on Feb. 14, a home game on Feb. 15 at Pipestone (MN) and a road battle vs. Milbank Area on Feb. 18. Also of note, unranked Mobridge-Pollock (14-3) has a 14-game winning streak, which interestingly began after they opened the season with three straight defeats. Mobridge is averaging 64.82 points per game and allowing 55.35 per game.  


1 – White River (14-1), 25

2 – James Valley Christian (17-0), 20

3 – Canistota (16-1), 15                                          

4 – Wolsey-Wessington (15-1), 9

5 – Viborg-Hurley (14-2), 3

5 – Potter County (15-0), 3

Blog notes: The Class B rankings held firm with #1 White River in control. Defending champion White River had a 1-0 week with a 106-24 win over Stanley County. White River, which was the preseason choice and #1 for all 10 straight regular season rankings, has gone over 100 points for the second straight game and has scored 83 points or more 11 times. White River's game with #2 James Valley Christian at the DWU Classic was canceled due to weather conditions. White River has a 1,320-703 point edge over opponents, which breaks out to an all-class best 88.0 ppg on offense. They allow just 46.87 on defense for an all-class-best 41.13 points per game victory margin. White River, which has won 14-of-15 games by at least 12 points and 12 by 20 or more, will host New Underwood on Feb. 15, travel to Todd County on Feb. 16 and close the regular season with a pair of home games vs. Little Wound on Feb. 18 and Lyman on Feb. 22. #2 James Valley Christian had wins over Hitchcock-Tulare (73-50), DeSmet (58-35) and Dakota Christian (86-58) as Adam Hofer had 86 points in the three games, including 39 vs. Dakota Christian.  JVC now owns a 1,279-to-732 scoring differential, which breaks out to 75.23-to-43.0 scoring edge, or 32.23 per game victory margin.  JVC, which has won 15-of-17 games by a margin of at least 19 points,  close the regular season with road games vs. Wessington Springs on Feb. 15 and #4 Wolsey-Wessington on Feb. 18. #3 Canistota had a 3-0 week after double figure wins over Menno, 80-25, Ethan, 75-58, and McCook Central/Montrose, 59-37. Canistota now has a 1,167-to-691 scoring advantage, which breaks out to 68.65-to-40.65 ppg or 28.0 per game victory margin. Canistota, which has held 11 opponents to no more than 42 points and recorded 14 victories by double digits, closes the regular season with a road game at Howard on Feb. 11 and a two-game home stand with Centerville on Feb. 15 and Colman-Egan on Feb. 18. #4 Wolsey-Wessington continued to roll, defeating Wessington Springs, 95-34 and Aberdeen Christian, 67-51. W-W, which has won six straight games by double digits, has scored at least 86 points in three of four games. They have outscored opponents, 1,204-to-647, which breaks out to a 75.25-to-40.43 ppg edge or a 34.82 per game victory margin. W-W will end the regular season with a home game vs. Hitchcock-Tulare on Feb. 11, a neutral site game with Avon on Feb. 14 and home games vs. Sunshine Bible Academy on Feb. 15 and #2 James Valley Christian on Feb. 18. Once again, Viborg-Hurley and Potter County remained tied for #5. Viborg-Hurley had a 2-0 week and a game with Aberdeen Roncalli canceled due to weather. V-H defeated Avon, 66-37, and Parker, 45-33. They have built a 1,032-to-675 overall scoring edge against opponents, which breaks out to 64.5-to-42.19 or a victory margin of 22.31 ppg. V-H hosts Menno on Feb. 12 and Marion on Feb. 14 before finishing the regular season with a game on Feb. 15 against Flandreau Indian School. Potter County had a 2-0 week to remain unbeaten after cruising past Faulkton Area, 80-48, and Stanley County, 73-16. The Battlers have a 1,002 (66.8)-to-636 (42.4) or per game victory margin of 24.4. The Battlers, which have scored 65 points or more in eight straight games, now closes the season with home games vs. Edmunds Central on Feb. 11 and Ipswich on Feb. 14 before road games at Highmore-Harrold on Feb. 15 and Sully Buttes on Feb. 18. Also of note is unranked Dupree, which won twice to extend its winning streak to 13 games. Dupree has built a 1,290-772 point differential or a margin of 75.88-to-45.41, and a per game victory margin of 30.47. Dupree, which has not lost to a SD opponent and has scored 90 points or more six times with 14 victories in double digits, hosts Newell on Feb. 14 and Timber Lake on Feb. 16.  



1 – Sioux Falls Washington (17-1), 25, previously #2

3 – Mitchell (15-2), 20, #3 last week

1 – Aberdeen Central (15-1), 15, #1 last week

4 – SF Roosevelt (13-3), 10`

5 – Sioux Falls Lincoln (11-5), 5

Blog notes: Class AA has a new #1 after Aberdeen Central fell to Mitchell. Moving back into the top spot is SF Washington, which defeated RC Stevens, 66-44, and Rapid City Central, 53-24. The Warriors own a 1,039-to-617 scoring edge vs. opponents, which breaks out to 57.72-to-34.28 ppg edge or a per game victory margin of 23.44. Washington has held 11-of-18 opponents to 36 points or less. The Warriors conclude the season with road battles at #4 SF Roosevelt on Feb. 15 and SF O'Gorman, on Feb. 19. Mitchell moved into the #2 spot after upending previously #1 Aberdeen Central, 57-35. The Kernels also defeated Brookings, 49-34, and Watertown, 63-26. With 57 points in three games, Kerri Young (SDSU recruit) is Mitchell's all-time scoring leader, advancing her total to 1,626 points. Macy Miller, who had 52 points in three games, now sits at 944 for her career, 56 short of a 1,000.  After two losses following a 5-0 start, defending state champion Mitchell has won 10 straight games and held opponents to 37 points or fewer. Overall, the Kernels own a 1,104-to-602 scoring margin or Class-best 64.94 ppg. They have allowed 35.41 points per game for a class-best 29.53 ppg victory margin.  Mitchell will close the regular season with home games vs. #5 Sioux Falls Lincoln on Feb. 15 and Huron on Feb. 16 and a road game at Yankton on Feb. 19. Aberdeen Central fell to #3 after the loss to #2 Mitchell. Aberdeen Central, which has 14 double digit wins and 11 of 15 points or more, owns a 913 (57.06)-to-605 (37.81) scoring differential or per game victory margin of 19.25 ppg. The Golden Eagles, which has held nine opponents to 40 points or less, will face #4 SF Roosevelt on Feb. 12 and travel to Brandon Valley on Feb. 15 before hosting Pierre on Feb. 19. #4 SF Roosevelt was idle and held firm at #4. 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 faces #3 Aberdeen Central on Feb. 12 and #2 SF Washington on Feb. 15. They close with a road game vs. #5 SF Lincoln on Feb. 19 and a home game with Marshall, Minn., on Feb. 21. #5 Sioux Falls Lincoln defeated RC Central, 55-53, and recorded a 39-32 win over Rapid City Stevens. SFL owns an 840-to-691scoring differential for a 52.5-to-43.18 margin, and a per game victory total of 9.32. SFL visits #2 Mitchell on Feb. 15 and SF O'Gorman on Feb. 16. They host #4 SF Roosevelt on Feb. 19 to close the season.


1 – Harrisburg (17-1), 25

2 – St. Thomas More (17-1), 20

3 – Chamberlain (17-1), 15

4 – Pine Ridge (15-1), 9

5 – Spearfish (12-3), 4

Receiving Votes

Clark/Willow Lake (16-3), 2

Blog notes: Class A held firm this week with no changes. #1 Harrisburg defeated Vermillion, 65-31 and has won 11 straight games. Harrisburg owns a 1,234-to-723 advantage over opponents, which breaks out to a 68.55-to-40.16 ppg edge or a per game victory margin of 28.39. Harrisburg has won 13 games by 16 points or more.  The Tigers close out a home stand with a game Dell Rapids on Feb. 12 and a road game vs. Dakota Valley on Feb. 14. #2 St. Thomas More has extended its winning streak to six games with a 67-36 verdict against Red Cloud. STM has a 1,056-to-585 scoring differential vs. opponents, or a 62.12-to-34.41 ppg edge and per game victory margin of 27.71. STM will conclude the season with a road game vs. Hill City on Feb. 11 and a home game vs. Belle Fourche on Feb. 14. #3 Chamberlain went 2-0 with a 53-38 win over Bon Homme and a 58-46 decision against Wagner as they extended their winning streak to 15 games. Chamberlain has a 1,049-to-750 scoring differential vs. opponents, which breaks out to 58.27-to-41.66 ppg or a 16.61 per game victory margin. Chamberlain, which has 14 wins by double digits, will close the regular season with a home game vs. Stanley County on Feb. 12 and at McLaughlin on Feb. 15. #4 Pine Ridge, which has only a 1-point loss at Todd County, had a game with Red Cloud (score unavailable). 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 closes the season with a home game vs. Little Wound and a road battle with Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on Feb. 16. #5 Spearfish defeated Belle Fourche, 68-34. Spearfish has an 834-to-589 overall scoring differential for a 55.6-to-39.27 edge and victory margin of 16.33 ppg. Spearfish will finish a home stand with a game against Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on Feb. 11 and then games with Douglas on Feb. 14 and Sturgis Brown on Feb. 15.  Clark/Willow Lake, the preseason #1, received votes this week after building its winning streak to 13 games. C/WL, which has 13 wins by 14 points or more, has a 1,072 (56.42 ppg)-to-747 (39.31) point differential or a per game victory margin of 17.11 ppg. The will visit Aberdeen Roncalli on Feb. 14.


1 – Summit (18-1), 25

2 – Warner (19-1), 18, tied for #2 last week

3 – DeSmet (17-1), 16, tied for #2 last week

4 – Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (17-1), 8, #5 previously

5 – Herreid/Selby (17-1), 5, #3 last week, #4 previously

Receiving Votes

Lemmon (16-0), 2

Centerville (15-2), 1

Blog notes: While Class B had some movement, the same five teams are ranked again this week. Summit, the two-time defending champion, rebounded from a loss to Aberdeen Roncalli with a pair of victories, including a 59-34 decision over Tiospa Zina and a 74-32 win against Northwestern. Summit, which has had 13 games of 74 points or more, owns a 1,212-to-549 scoring margin vs. opponents, which breaks out to 63.78-to-28.89 points advantage or a per game victory margin of 34.89 ppg. Summit has won 14 games by at least 24 points and 15 times have held opponents to no more than 34 points in 2012-13.  The Eagles end the season with a home game against Rosholt on Feb. 15. Twin sisters Logan and Presley Farrell have played a huge part in Summit's success over the past four seasons when the Eagles have gone 89-6. The two have combined for 2,040 points, 1,107 rebounds, 743 assists, and 658 steals.  In their careers (to this point), Logan O'Farrell has 1,159 points, 604 rebounds, 349 assists and 343 steals while sister Presley has 881 points, 503 rebounds, 394 assists and 315 steals. In the rankings, Warner has moved into the #2 spot  after wins over Redfield/Doland (34-23), Langford Area (59-38) and Britton-Hecla (55-36) concluded the their regular season play. Warner has a 1,026-to-549 scoring differential, which breaks out to 51.3-to-27.45 ppg, or a per game victory margin of 23.86. DeSmet, which was tied with Warner for #2 last week, fell to #3 despite a 2-0 week, which include double figure wins over Flandreau (55-24) and Lake Preston (57-12). DeSmet, which has won 14 games by double digits and held eight opponents under 30 points, has a 1,063-to-614 scoring differential, or a 55.95-to-32.32 or a 23.63 per game victory margin. DeSmet will conclude the regular season with a home game vs. Arlington on Feb. 12. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket and Herreid/Selby flipped spots this week. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, now ranked #4, defeated Bridgewater-Emery, 64-33, Iroquois, 68-14, and Highmore-Harrold, 55.42. SC/W has a 1,132-to-694 scoring differential, which breaks out to 62.89-to-38.56 or a 24.33 ppg victory margin. SC/W will travel to James Valley Christian on Feb. 11 and Mitchell Christian on Feb. 15 to close out the regular season. #5 Herreid/Selby had a 2-0 week after a 52-50 double overtime victory against Sully Buttes and an 81-36 win over McIntosh. H-S now has a 1,105-to-624 scoring differential, which gives breaks out to a 61.39-to-34.66 scoring edge and a per game victory margin of 26.73. H-S, which has only a loss to Summit and 14 double digit wins, will close out the season with a Feb. 12 date at home against Potter County and a Feb. 14 road game at Northwestern. Also receiving votes was unbeaten Lemmon, which defeated Bison, 87-25, and Centerville (17-2), which had three wins. Lemmon has 14 wins by double digits and a point differential of 1,081-to-541, which breaks out to 67.56-to-33.81 or a 33.75 per game victory margin. Lemmon hosts McLaughlin on Feb. 12 as well as road games with McIntosh on Feb. 14 and Beach, ND, on Feb. 15. Centerville, which has eight straight wins, close out the season vs. Elk Point-Jefferson on Feb. 12. Centerville, which has lost only to Hanson and Herreid-Selby, has a 1,236-to-959 scoring differential or a 65.05-to-56.41 margin. They are led by Kieran O'Malley, a Mount Marty recruit, who had 82 points in three games and now has 2,467 career points. She ranks among the top eight all-time in girls prep hoops in S.D.

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