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2012-13 KSFY/KWSN Basketball Rankings – Feb. 25, 2013 - Regular Season Ranking #13


1 – SF Roosevelt (19-1), 25

2 – Brookings (15-5), 18

3 – Pierre Riggs (15-5), 17

4 – Brandon Valley (14-6), 10

5 – Huron (14-6), 5

Blog Notes: The AA poll remained unchanged, although Pierre Riggs received additional support. #1 SF Roosevelt defeated #2 Brookings, 60-52, and Sioux Falls Lincoln, 63-49 (Jeremiah Clark had 27 points), at home and head to the postseason as the favorite to win the state title. Roosevelt, which has been ranked #1 for 10 straight weeks (Dec. 17, 2012), has scored at least 70 points in 14-of-20 games. The Rough Riders own a 1,462-to-1,071 scoring edge, which breaks out to 73.1-to-53.55 ppg and a 19.55 per game victory margin.  Roosevelt has won by double digits 15 times with nine wins by at least 20 points. They have also scored 80 or more points seven times. Roosevelt will host three-time AA defending champion SF O'Gorman (6-14) in a first round district battle. #2 Brookings ended the regular season with a 60-52 road loss to top-ranked Sioux Falls Roosevelt. The Bobcats, which hosts Watertown (10-10) in the Districts, have a 1,050-to-957 scoring differential, which breaks out to 52.5-to-47.85 ppg or 4.65 points per game victory margin. Brookings is 8-0 in games decided by three points or less and 3-0 in one-point decisions. They have defeated Pierre twice by a combined three points. #3 Pierre Riggs, which hosts Aberdeen Central (5-14) in Districts, closed the season with 13 wins in 14 games, including 12 by double digit margins. They ended the regular season with a 61-48 win on the road over Aberdeen Central. The Governors have a 1,311-to-1,059 scoring differential, which breaks out to 65.55-to-52.95 ppg or a per game victory margin of 12.6. #4 Brandon Valley, led by Chase Marso's 21 points, defeated SF O'Gorman, 60-47 for its fifth straight win. The Lynx, which has eight, wins by double figures, own a 1,073-to-1,004 scoring differential, which breaks out to 53.65-to-50.02 or a 3.63 victory margin. BV hosts SF Washington (4-16) in a first round district battle. #5 Huron, which has won 5-of-7, defeated Watertown, 56-53, and has built a 1,023-to-947 scoring differential, or an edge of 51.15-to-47.35 ppg and a victory margin of 3.8. Huron hosts Mitchell Central (5-15) in the districts first round.  


1 – Clark/Willow Lake (19-0), 23

2 – Sioux Falls Christian (20-0), 22

3 – St. Thomas More (19-1), 15                             

4 – Tea Area (17-3), 10                        

5 – Madison (18-2), 5

Blog Notes: Class A remained unchanged in the final poll. #1 Clark/Willow Lake heads to the postseason as the top seed in District 3. The Cyclones own a 1,178-to-917 scoring differential, which breaks out to 62.0-to-48.26 ppg or a 13.74 per game victory margin. C/WL, which has won 11 games by double-digits, has completed regular season play. Senior guard Skyler Flatten, an SDSU recruit, had 27 points vs. Roncalli and has 1,574 for his career. C/WL will get a first round bye in District 3A and play the winner of Florence/Henry (3-16) and Redfield/Doland (9-10). #2 Sioux Falls Christian completed the regular season 20-0 after wins over Garretson, 77-45, and Tri-Valley, 60-29. SFC owns a 1,334-to-935 scoring differential over opponents, which breaks out to a 66.7-to-46.75 ppg edge and 19.95 points per game victory margin. Seven times SFC has scored 75 points or better, including three over 80. They have 18 wins by double digits including eight by 20 points or better. SFC, which has a win over a ranked Western Christian (Iowa) team, has 19 wins over South Dakota teams with its six point win over Tea Area on Jan. 22 its closest call. SFC will host Baltic (8-12) in a District 6A first round contest. #3 St. Thomas More, A's top defensive unit by allowing just 34.35 points per game, has a 1,074-to-687 scoring differential, which breaks out to a 53.7-to-34.35 ppg or a 19.35 per game victory margin. STM has held 19-of-20 opponents to 44 points or fewer. The Cavaliers have 13 double digit wins and 11 by 20 points or better. They are 3-0 in games decided by three points or less. STM hosts Belle Fourche (3-17) in District 16A. Tea Area, which received 24 points five assists and six steals from Riley Knutson, rolled to a season-closing 72-42 win over Beresford. Tea Area outscored Beresford, 30-2, in the fourth quarter. Tea Area owns a 1,229-to-919 scoring differential vs. opponents, which amounts to a 61.45-to-45.95 edge and per game victory margin of 15.5. The Titans have won 11 games by double figure totals and seven by 20 points or more. Tea Area hosts Harrisburg (8-12) in the District 7A first round.  #5 Madison, which ended the regular season with a 72-51 win over Milbank, has a 1,324-to-908 point differential, which breaks out to 66.2-to-45.4 ppg and a Class A-best 20.8 per game victory margin. Madison has won five straight games and by margins of 13 points or more. Overall, Madison has 16 games wins by double figures totals and 11 by 20 points or more. Madison will host Flandreau Indian School (8-11) in District 5A.


1 – White River (19-1), 25

2 – Canistota (19-1), 19, #3 last week                      

3 – Wolsey-Wessington (19-1), 15

4 – James Valley Christian (18-2), 10

5 – Viborg-Hurley (18-2), 3

5 – Potter County (19-0), 3

Blog Notes: Class B had a few changes in the middle of the poll with Canistota moving up to #2, Wolsey-Wessington taking over at #3 and James Valley Christian falling to #4. White River, which was the preseason choice and #1 for all 13 regular season rankings, defeated Little Wound, 97-61, and Lyman, 96-40. White River has scored 86 points or more 11 times, 90 points eight times with four games over 100. White River has a 1,746-980 point edge over opponents, which break out to an all-class-best 87.3 ppg on offense. They allow just 49.0 on defense for 38.3 points per game victory margin. White River, which has won 18-of-20 games by at least 12 points and 16 by 20 or more, will face Kadoka Area on a District 13 semifinal.

Second-ranked Canistota, which had been ranked #2 at the start of the season, defeated Colman-Egan, 67-40. The Hawks   have a 1,390-to-843 scoring advantage, which breaks out to 69.5-to-42.15 ppg and a 27.35 per game victory margin. Canistota, which has held 12 opponents to no more than 42 points, has recorded 17 victories by double digits margins. The Hawks will face Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan in a District 7 semifinal contest. New #3 Wolsey-Wessington, led by Lorenzo Williams' 25 points, closed the regular season with its biggest win of the season, a 62-57 home win over previously #2 and now #4 JVC. Wolsey-Wessington, which has 10 straight games, including nine by double digits, will face Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Feb. 26 in a District 9 semifinal in Huron. The Warbirds, the #2 seed in D9, has outscored opponents, 1,488-to-833, which breaks out to a 74.4-to-41.65 ppg edge or 32.75 per game victory margin. #4 James Valley Christian, despite 20 points from Adam Hofer, dropped a 62-57 decision to Wolsey-Wessington as the two teams split the season series, both winning at home. JVC, which also has a loss to #1 White River (77-74), owns a 1,493-to-914 scoring differential, which breaks out to a 74.65-to-45.7 ppg scoring edge, or 28.95 per game victory margin.  JVC has won 16-of-20 games by a margin of at least 19 points. Hofer, who is averaging about 23 points per game, now has 1,721 career points.Viborg-Hurley defeated South Central, 61-39, as they closed the regular season with a 1,293-to-834 overall scoring edge against opponents, which breaks out to 64.65-to-41.7 ppg or a victory margin of 22.95 ppg.  Viborg-Hurley will host Alcester-Hudson on Feb. 26 in a District 8 battle. Of note, Viborg-Hurley and #2 Canistota are on a collision course for a 4B Region showdown and a berth to the State B Tourney. Potter County held onto a fifth-place tie in the rankings are remaining unbeaten with a win over Sully Buttes, 54-48. The Battlers have a 1,265 (67.27)-to-820 (42.88) scoring differential or per game victory margin of 24.39. The Battlers, which have scored 63 points or more in 11-of-12 games, has won 14 games by double digits and nine by 20 points or more. Potter County received a first round bye in District 6 and will face the winner of Eureka/Bowdle (9-10) and Edmunds Central (1-17) on Feb. 26 in Ipswich. Unranked Dupree (19-1), which has won 16-straight games, defeated Takini, 98-56, and now has scored over 90 points in 4-of-5 games. The Tigers own a 1,547-913 point differential or a margin of 77.35-to-45.65 ppg and a per game victory margin of 31.7. Dupree has not lost to a SD opponent and has scored 90 points or more eight times with 17 victories in double digits. Dupree is the top seed in District 15B and will take on the McIntosh (3-16)-Tiospaye Topa (1-15) winner in the semifinals.



1 – Mitchell (18-2), 25

2 – Sioux Falls Washington (18-2), 20

3 – Aberdeen Central (18-1), 15

4 – SF Roosevelt (14-6), 9

5 -- Sioux Falls Lincoln (12-7), 6, unranked last week

Dropped Out

Sioux Falls O'Gorman (12-8), #5 last week

Blog Notes: The Class AA girls poll hand only one change, SF Lincoln replaced SF O'Gorman at #5. #1 Mitchell defeated Yankton, 61-33, to end the season with 13 straight wins. After two losses following a 5-0 start, defending state champion Mitchell has held 12-of-14 opponents to 37 points or fewer. Overall, the Kernels own a 1,305-to-733 scoring margin or Class-best 65.25 ppg. They have allowed 36.65 points per game for a class-best 28.6 ppg victory margin. The Kernels will face Pierre Riggs (10-10) in District 3.  #2 SF Washington defeated SF O'Gorman, 48-30, to close the regular season 18-2. The Warriors have a 1,150-to-717 scoring edge vs. opponents, which breaks out to 57.5-to-35.85 ppg edge or a per game victory margin of 21.65. Washington has held 12-of-20 opponents to 36 points or less. #3 Aberdeen Central closed the regular season with three straight wins including a 50-40 decision over Pierre. Aberdeen Central, which has 16 double digit wins and 12 victories of 15 points or more, owns a 1,091 (57.42)-to-736 (38.73) scoring differential or per game victory margin of 18.69 ppg. The Golden Eagles has held 11 opponents to 40 points or less. Aberdeen Central will face Huron (4-16) in the District 3 first round. If Aberdeen Central and Mitchell win their first round games, they will meet for the third time this year in a Districts final for a berth in the State A. #4 SF Roosevelt ended the season with two straight losses to SF Lincoln, 59-54, and Marshall (Minn.), 65-58. The Rough Riders have a 1,163-to-1,015 scoring differential which breaks out to 58.15-to-50.75 ppg edge or a 7.4 victory margin. The Rough Riders will host Brookings (5-15) in a District 1 first round matchup. SF Lincoln ended a two-game skid with a regular-season closing 59-54 upset over #4 Roosevelt.  The Pats have a 980-to-859 scoring differential for a 51.58-to-45.21 margin, and a per game victory total of 6.37. The Patriots will play Yankton (4-14) in a District 2 first round game. SF O'Gorman dropped a 48-30 decision to #2 SF Washington. O'Gorman, which has won 4-of-6, has an 893 (44.65) to 872 (43.6) or victory margin of 1.05 points. The Knights will host Watertown (6-14) in the Districts. Individual Notes: Mitchell standout Kerri Young (SDSU recruit) has 1,681 career points, the MHS school record. Macy Miller, also a SDSU recruit as a junior, has approximately 1,042 for her career. 

A (Final Poll, Feb. 18)

1 – Harrisburg (21-1), 25

2 – St. Thomas More (20-2), 20

3 – Chamberlain (20-1), 14

4 – Pine Ridge (20-1), 9

5 – Aberdeen Roncalli (17-3), 7

 Blog notes – This information is an update on the ranked teams in the final poll on Feb. 18  #1 Harrisburg won District 7A with 84-41 win over Tea Area and a 51-31 decision of Lennox for a 135-72 overall edge in postseason play. The Tigers have built a 15-game winning streak. They have a 1,499-to-879 points advantage over opponents, which breaks out to a 68.14-to-39.95 ppg edge or a per game victory margin of 27.85. Harrisburg has won 16 games by 16 points or more. #2 St. Thomas More, the defending champs, had their season end in a 46-44 loss to unranked Spearfish in the District 16A final. Spearfish had been previously ranked.  STM, which won a first round district game, 63-22, finishes the season with an 1,293-to-698 scoring differential vs. opponents, or a 58.77-to-31.73 ppg edge and per game victory margin of 27.04.#3 Chamberlain rank their winning streak to 18 games with a 56-24 District 12 title win over Crow Creek. Chamberlain, which only has a 49-46 loss to Parkston, now has a 1,241-to-843 scoring differential vs. opponents, which breaks out to 59.09-to-40.14 ppg or an 18.95 per game victory margin. Chamberlain, which has 17 wins by double digits, advanced to the Region 6 final. #4 Pine Ridge, which has only a 1-point loss at Todd County, defeated Bennett County, 52-37 to capture the District 16 crown. The Thorpes own a 1,537-to-825 scoring differential, or a class-best 73.19 ppg while allowing 39.29 ppg for a victory margin of 33.9. The Thorpes have scored at least 65 points in 17 games and has held seven opponents to 33 points or less. Pine Ridge finished the regular season with six games over 85 points and three over 100. Aberdeen Roncalli has advanced to the Region 1 final after a 53-40 win over Britton/Hecla in District 1A. Roncalli has been one of the top defensive teams in Class A, holding opponents to 33.0 points per game. They have held eight teams under 30 points and 15 to 40 or under while recording a win over #1 B Summit (36-34). AR, which has a 961 (48.05)-to-660 (33.0) overall scoring differential own a 15.05 per game victory margin. Roncalli has seven straight wins and has won 10-of-11. Spearfish (16-4), which upended #2 St Thomas More, 46-44, also had a 75-49 win over Lead-Deadwood. Spearfish finishes the regular season with an 1120-to-793 overall scoring differential for a 56.0-to-39.65 edge and victory margin of 16.35 ppg.   

A Region Matchups

Region 1 -- #5 Aberdeen Roncalli (17-3) vs. Milbank (13-8), Tuesday, Feb. 26, Groton High School.

Region 2 – Clark/Willow Lake (15-6) vs. Deuel (17-5), Thursday, Feb. 28, Webster High School.

Region 3 – Madison (8-14) vs. Sioux Falls Christian (15-7), Thursday, Feb. 29, Harrisburg High School.

Region 4 -- #1 Harrisburg (21-1) vs. Beresford (16-6), Tuesday, Feb. 26, Lennox High School.

Region 5 – West Central (17-5) vs. Parkston (16-6), Thursday, Feb. 28, Wagner High School.

Region 6 – Cheyenne Eagle Butte (13-8) vs. #3 Chamberlain (20-1), Friday, March 1, Gettysburg HS

Region 7 – Winner (14-6) vs. #4 Pine Ridge (20-1), Friday, March 1, site unavailable.

Region 8 – Red Cloud (14-8) vs. Spearfish (16-4), Tuesday, Feb. 26, South Dakota Tech

B (Final Poll – Feb. 18)

1 – Summit (21-1), 25

2 – Warner (21-1), 20 

3 – DeSmet (21-1), 15

4 – Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (21-1), 9

5 – Herreid/Selby (21-1), 4

Receiving Votes

Lemmon (19-1), 2

Blog notes – The final poll for Class B was Feb. 18 with the listing above. Here is an update on the ranked teams. All five ranked teams advanced to regional finals. Summit, the two-time defending champion, has rebounded from a loss to Aberdeen Roncalli with five straight wins by a minimum of 25 points, including two in the Districts. In District 1B, Summit defeated Waverly/South Shore, 67-13, and Wilmot, 65-27 for a 132-40 margin.  In the last five games, they have won by margins of 25, 42, 36, 38 and 54 points. Summit, which has had 14 games of 74 points or more, owns a 1,427-to-634 scoring margin vs. opponents, which breaks out to a 64.86-to-28.81 points advantage or a per game victory margin of 36.05 ppg. Summit has won 17 games by at least 24 points and 17 times have held opponents to no more than 34 points in 2012-13. The Eagles meet #2 Warner Friday in a regional final in Milbank.  #2 Warner (21-1) rolled to a District title by a 111-62 edge, claiming victories over Hitchcock-Tulare, 54-26, and Northwestern, 57-36. The Monarchs have a 1,197-to-621 scoring differential, which breaks out to 54.41-to-28.23 ppg, or a per game victory margin of 26.18. Warner has compiled 21 double digit wins, including 15 by 20 points or more. Warner has held 15 opponents to 31 points or less and 18 under 40 points. Warner's only loss was to #1 Summit, 52-41, in Warner. #3 DeSmet, which has five straight wins since a loss to Clark-Willow Lake, has held 10 opponents under 30 points. DeSmet has a 1,222-to-692 scoring differential, or a 55.5-to-31.45 ppg margin or a 24.5 per game victory total. With a 79-26 win over Great Plains Lutheran and a 45-31 win over Estelline in the District 3B final, DeSmet has won in double digits 17 times. #4 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, which has 12 straight wins since a Jan. 19 loss to Warner (48-35). District 9B, they had a 161-to-67 margin in wins over Wolsey-Wessington, 80-24, and James Valley Christian, 81-43. In that 12-game run, they have won by double digits 11 times and had a nine-point win. SC/W has 19 double digit victories this year and 13 by 20 points or better.  All those numbers translate into a 1,440-to-857 scoring differential for SC/W. Per game SC/W has a 65.45-to-38.95 ppg edge or a 26.5 ppg victory margin.  #5 Herreid/Selby, which has won seven straight since falling to Summit (62-38), including wins over Eureka-Bowdle, 67-17, and Ipswich, 54-22 in the District 6B tourney. Herreid/Selby has a 1,339-to-737 scoring differential, which breaks out to a 60.86-to-33.5 scoring edge and a per game victory margin of 27.36. H-S has won by double digits 18 times and owns 11 wins with margins of at least 20 points. The highest scoring team in Class B, they have scored 80 points or more six times and over 90 twice. Unranked Lemmon completed the regular season unbeaten but lost a District 16B final to Newell (15-6), 62-61. Individual Recognition:  Kieran O'Malley of Centerville scored 70 points in leading Centerville to a District title and ran her career point total to 2,571, which ranks fifth all-time. She most recently passed JoEllen Hofer, Hitchcock, 2,564.  In the last six games, she has 186 points or 31 per game.

B Regions Matchups

Region 1 - #2 Warner (21-1) vs. #1 Summit (21-1), Friday, March 1, Milbank

Region 2 - #3 DeSmet (21-1) vs. Oldham-Ramona Rutland (16-6), Thursday, Feb. 28, Hamlin High School

Region 3 – Sully Buttes (19-3) vs. #5 Herreid-Selby (21-1), Feb. 28, Gettysburg High

Region 4 – Parker (14-8) vs. Centerville (19-3), site unavailable

Region 5 – #4 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (21-1) vs. Mitchell Christian (15-6), site unavailable

Region 6 – Hanson (20-2) vs. South central (13-9), Saturday, March 2, Mitchell Corn Palace

Region 7 – Lyman (9-13) vs. Wall (17-3), Feb. 26, Kadoka High School

Region 8 – Timber Lake (15-7) vs. Newell (15-6), Feb. 26, Faith High School


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