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2013-14 KSFY/KWSN SD Broadcasters High School Basketball Poll 

Regular Season 5 – Jan. 13, 2013



1 – Rapid City Stevens (7-1), 64 (7), #2 last week

2 – Huron (6-1), 59 (7), #1 last week

3 – Pierre (6-0), 51 (1), #4 last week

4 – SF Roosevelt (3-1), 28, #3 last week

5 – Sturgis Brown (6-0), 22

Also Receiving Votes

Rapid City Central (4-4), 1

Blog Notes: Class AA had a shakeup as top-ranked Huron lost for the first time and dropped to #2 in the poll. Huron was 1-1 with a 65-64 loss to Watertown, which made 10 3's in 17 attempts, and a 66-30 victory over Brookings. Rapid City Stevens moved into the top spot after a 67-63 double OT win over Sioux Falls Roosevelt and a 83-72 decision over Sioux Falls O'Gorman. As a result, Stevens recorded its first-ever 4-0 mark against schools from Sioux Falls. In close voting, both Huron and Rapid City Stevens received seven first-place votes but Stevens had more overall support among the voters. The Tigers, which own a 59-55 win over Rapid City Stevens, host Aberdeen Central on Jan. 14 and travel to Mitchell on Jan. 16. The Raiders travel to #5 Sturgis on Jan. 17. Pierre, which along with and Sturgis are the only unbeaten teams left in Class AA, moved up to #3 after going 2-0 and extending their winning streak to 15 games (dating to last year) with a 58-46 win over Aberdeen Central and a 78-64 win over Harrisburg. The Governors will host Rapid City Central on Jan. 14 before traveling to Yankton Jan. 17. At #4 Sioux Falls Roosevelt was in a little overtime dilemma this week. After the OT loss to Stevens, the Rough Riders defeated Rapid City Central, 71-62, in OT as Colton Kooima had 31 points, including 6-of-7 from 3. Roosevelt begins a five-game home stretch on Jan. 17 against Aberdeen Central. Sturgis Brown remained at #5 after wins over Lead-Deadwood, 70-49, and Alliance, Neb., 70-52. The Scoopers will host RC Central, which also received support this week, on Jan. 16 and RC Stevens on Jan. 17. 

Class A

1 – Madison (6-0), 75 (15)

2 – Sioux Valley (8-0), 53

3 – Pine Ridge (5-1), 44

4 – Aberdeen Roncalli (7-1), 29

5 – St. Thomas More (6-2), 12

Also Receiving Votes

Vermillion (8-0), 6

Groton Area (7-1), 2

Blog Notes: Defending champion Madison was the unanimous choice in Class A for the sixth straight week (including the preseason poll) as they moved to 6-0 with a 67-37 win over Tea Area. The victory was Madison's 18th straight as the Bulldogs have a 387-to-231 scoring differential. The Bulldogs have six straight wins with a margin over 15 points and now have won 17 of their past 18 games by double digit margin.  Sioux Valley won the Big East Tourney and held the #2 spot in the poll after opening 9-0. At #3 is Pine Ridge, which is 5-1 after defeating Red Cloud, 67-46.  #4 Aberdeen Roncalli had two wins, 65-41 over Leola-Frederick and 68-59 over previously unbeaten Groton. Rounding out the top five was St. Thomas More, which defeated Douglas, 50-21 on Jan. 9. Also receiving support was Groton Area and unbeaten Vermillion, which moved to 8-0 with victories over West Central, 60-53; and Parkston, 46-33.   VHS has won by double digits in 6-of-8 games. Groton Area improved to 7-1 with wins over Webster Area, 52-44; and Mobridge-Pollock, 56-38; before falling to #5 Aberdeen Roncalli, 68-59.

Class B

1 – Langford Area (7-0), 69 (12)

2 – White River (5-1), 58 (1)

3 – James Valley Christian (6-1) 52 (2)

4 – Herreid-Selby (8-0), 21, unranked

5 – Wolsey-Wessington (4-1), 9

5 – Harding County (5-0), 9

Also Receiving Votes

Platte-Geddes (5-2), 4, #4 last week

Sully Buttes (5-1), 2

Faith (4-1), 1

Blog Notes: For the second straight week, Langford Area is the B #1. This week, they defeated Britton-Hecla, 58-42; and

Rosholt, 63-32. The Lions, which will travel to Summit on Jan. 16, has been a model of consistency on offense with scores

ranging from 58-65 points in all seven wins. Langford Area has a 442-to-289 point differential, which breaks out to 63.14-to-

41.29 or a victory margin of 21.85 points.  White River, which received a first-place vote, was #2 again after a 64-61 win

over St. Francis Indian School. The Tigers, which play at the Jones County Tourney on Jan. 16-18, have a 428- to-328 ppg

edge or 71.33-to-54.67 margin (16.66 victory margin). Also receiving first-place votes was #3 James Valley Christian, which

may  have had the  most impressive week with wins over #5 Wolsey-Wessington, 73-55, and previously unbeaten Sully Buttes,

83-75 in Onida. Nathen Wedel had a big week for JVC, as he had 35 points and 12 rebounds vs. Wolsey-Wessington and 32 points in the win over Sully Buttes.  JVC faces a tough challenge this week in unbeaten Sanborn Central-Woonsocket on Jan. 16 at home before playing in the 281 Conference Tourney in Wolsey-Huron. Previously unranked and undefeated Herreid-Selby moved into the #4 spot. The Wolverines, which meet Highmore-Harrold at home on Jan. 16 and then battle Potter County Jan. 21. own a 72.1 ppg (577)-to-43.5 ppg (348) differential with seven wins in eight of 14 points or more. Wolsey-Wessington remained at #5, although they are tied with unbeaten Harding County, which had a 2-0 week, including a 52-

42 win over Faith. Platte-Geddes, which was #4 last week, just out of the top five but still received support. Also earning

support was Sully Buttes and Faith, a pair of teams that took their first losses of the year this week.


Class AA

1 – Sioux Falls Washington (9-0), 75 (15)

2 – Mitchell (7-0), 60

3 – SF Lincoln (4-3)

4 – Sturgis Brown (7-1)

5 – Harrisburg (5-2), 21, #4 last week

Also Receiving Votes

Spearfish (5-1), 11

SF O'Gorman (6-3), 10, #5 last week

Blog Notes: The Class AA poll showed a bit of movement but not at the top where Sioux Falls Washington was again the unanimous choice for the fifth straight week. The Warriors defeated #3 SF Lincoln, 59-42, and Sioux City West, 40-28, to extend their streak of wins by double digits margins to nine. The Warriors have rolled up a 577-to-287 point per game differential, which breaks out to 64.1-to-31.89 ppg. Washington, which has won every game by at least 12 points, travels to Marshall, Minn., on Jan. 17. #2 Mitchell is 7-0, including 5-0 in the ESD, after defeating Brandon Valley, 66-45. In that game, Macy Miller scored 31 points with five steals to lead the way. Miller now has 198 points on the season, or 28.28 per game. #3 Sioux Falls Lincoln was 0-2 but with losses to a pair of strong teams in SF Washington and Marshall (Minn.). Lincoln, which has a 362-to-335 point differential, will visit Yankton on Jan. 14 and Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Jan. 16. Harrisburg went 1-1 and dropped to #5. The Tigers fell to Pierre, 51-39, and recorded a 49-32 win over Yankton.  Harrisburg will visit Brookings on Jan. 14 and host Brandon Valley on Jan. 16. Sturgis Brown, which has won five straight, moved into the #4 spot. Sturgis, which will have a rematch with St. Thomas More later in January (Jan. 30), had a 3-0 week now face Rapid City Central on Jan. 16 and Rapid City Stevens on Jan. 17 after a road game with Belle Fourche on Jan. 14. Previously #5 Sioux Falls O'Gorman dropped from the rankings but still received support. The Knights were 1-1 after defeating Rapid City Central, 55-42, but losing to Rapid City Stevens, 54-51. The Knights will host #3 Sioux Falls Lincoln on Jan. 16 and #2 Mitchell on Jan. 18 as part of a four-game home stand.   

Class A

1 – St. Thomas More (8-0), 75 (15)

2 – Winner (9-0), 58

3 – Pine Ridge (9-1), 45

4 – Deubrook Area (7-0), 23, #5 last week

5 – Tri-Valley (7-1), 10, unranked last week

Also Receiving Votes

Elk Point-Jefferson (7-1), 8

Dakota Valley (5-2), 5, #4 last week

Sioux Valley (5-1), 1

Blog Notes: For the sixth straight week St. Thomas More is ranked #1 in Class A. The Cavaliers are the unanimous choice for the fourth straight week after wins over Redfield-Doland, 75-29, and B #5 Warner, 66-47. STM, which faces Chadron, Neb., and Custer (Jan. 14, 16) plays at the Hanson Classic on Jan. 18. They have a 479-to-144 point differential 59.87-to-27.5. Locked into the #2 spot is Winner which moved to 9-0 after wins over Todd County, 55-42, and Gregory, 95-23. Winner, which will play #3 Pine Ridge on Jan. 24, will host Valentine, Neb., on Jan. 14. #3 Pine Ridge rolled to two wins, 80-53 over Red Cloud and 58-25 over Custer. The Thorpes own a 723 (72.3)-to-387(38.7) ppg differential or a 33.6 victory margin. Pine Ridge visits White River on Jan. 16 and Lower Brule on Jan. 18.  After two losses, Dakota Valley fell out of the top five but still received support. Moving up was Deubrook which sits 7-0 after beating Colman-Egan, 61-37. The Dolphins host Clark-Willow Lake on Tuesday. #5 Tri-Valley is back in the top-five after a 62-47 win over Platte-Geddes. Also receiving a lot of support was Elk Point-Jefferson, which defeated West Central, 72-61 in OT and previously unbeaten Viborg-Hurley, 74-39. Sioux Valley at 5-1 also received a vote this week.

Class B

1 – Sully Buttes (7-0), 75 (15)

2 – Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (5-0), 59

3 – DeSmet (8-0), 44

4 – Summit (8-0), 24 #5 last week

5 – Warner (4-2), 18, #4 last week

Also Receiving Votes

Herreid-Selby (8-0), 2

Castlewood (6-0), 2

Hanson (7-1), 1

Blog Notes: Sully Buttes was a unanimous choice at the top of Class B for the first time this year. The Chargers continued to cruise as they were 2-0 with wins over James Valley Christion, 78-44, and Highmore-Harrold, 52-24. The Chargers, which have won 49-of-57 games over the past two plus season, have compiled a 490-to-226 point differential, which breaks out to 70.0-to-28.125 ppg or a margin of 41.875. The Chargers travel to Timber Lake on Jan. 14, host Miller on Jan. 16 before playing at the Hanson Classic on Jan. 18. #2 Sanborn Central-Woonsocket moved to 5-0 with a 50-43 win over Mount Vernon-Plankinton and have a 348-to-192 ppg differential or 69.6-to-38.4 ppg which is a 31.2 ppg margin of victory. The Blackhawks will travel to Iroquois on Jan. 17, and meet #5 Warner on Jan. 18 in Mitchell. DeSmet, which held a firm trip on #3, moved to 8-0 after wins over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, 52-19, and Redfield-Doland, 40-25. DeSmet owns a 478-to-229 point differential or 59.75-to-28.62 ppg edge which is a 31.13 victory of margin. The Lady Bulldogs will play at Howard on Jan. 14 and at the Hanson Classic on Jan. 18. Warner, which was 1-1 with a win over Eureka-Bowdle, 68-12, and a 66-47 loss to A #1 St. Thomas More, 66-47, flipped spots with Summit. Warner, now #5, is 49-6 over the last two plus years and has losses only to top-ranked teams in B (Sully Buttes) and St. Thomas More. #4 Summit moved to 8-0 with a 70-41 win over Great Plains Lutheran and a 64-40 decision over Miller. So far this season, Summit has a 520-to-261 points edge or 65.0-to-32.6 ppg margin. Unbeaten teams in Herreid-Selby (8-0) and Castlewood (6-0), along with Hanson (7-1) also received support in the poll. Herreid-Selby has seven straight wins of 14 points or more and a 491 (61.37)-to-277 (34.62) ppg differential. Castlewood has a 386-to-231 ppg edge or 64.33-to-38.5 ppg and a 25.8 victory margin.   

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