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KSFY/KWSN Broadcasters High School Basketball Poll

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Boys

Class AA

1 – Huron (10-1), 75 (15), #2 last week

2 – Rapid City Stevens (11-2), 58, #1 last week

3 – SF Roosevelt (7-2), 40

4 – Pierre Riggs (8-2), 34

5 – Yankton (7-4), 7

Also Receiving Votes

Brandon Valley (7-4), 6

Sturgis Brown (7-2), 4

Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 1

Blog Notes: After a two-week hiatus, preseason #1 Huron has moved back to the top of the polls. With five straight wins, the Tigers moved back in front of #2 Rapid City Stevens, which dropped a 52-51 decision at Sioux Falls O'Gorman when Sam McCloud's late shot rimmed out. Huron, which travels to Watertown on Jan. 31 and Yankton on Feb. 1, own a 713-to-523 or 65.72-to-47.54 ppg differential. The loss to O'Gorman snapped RC Steven's eight-game winning streak. They rebounded to defeated #3 Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 44-40, in Sioux Falls on Saturday. Stevens, which is 5-1 vs. Sioux Falls schools this year, has compiled an 823 (63.3)-to-670 (51.54 ppg) point margin. Stevens now travels to Pierre Riggs on Jan. 28 before beginning a four-game home stand, starting with Scottsbluff, Neb., on Jan. 31. After two losses, #4 Pierre Riggs rebounded with a 72-49 win over Mitchell. The Governors will host #1 Rapid City Stevens on Jan. 28 in the first of four straight home games. They will also face Brandon Valley on Jan. 31 and Brookings on Feb. 1. SF Roosevelt remained at #3 after a 2-1 week with wins over Sioux Falls Washington, 64-55, and Rapid City Central, 47-42. The Rough Riders own a 584-to-461 ppg margin or 64.88-to-51.22 ppg. Roosevelt will face Watertown on the road Jan. 29 and then travel to SF O'Gorman on Jan. 30. They will battle West Lyon, Iowa on Feb. 1 at the Dakota Schoolers Classic. Yankton moved into the top 5 after three straight wins. Sturgis Brown dropped out of the top five despite a 66-40 win over Spearfish. Also receiving support was Brandon Valley, which has six wins in seven games, along with Sioux Falls O'Gorman, which had the big win over RC Stevens.

Class A

1 – Madison (12-0), 74 (14)

2 – Sioux Valley (12-0), 58 (1)

3 – Pine Ridge (8-1), 44

4 – Aberdeen Roncalli (10-1), 32

5 – St. Thomas More (8-3), 7

Also Receiving Votes

Clark-Willow Lake (10-2), 5

Vermillion (11-1), 4

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte (11-2), 1

Blog Notes: Class A remained unchanged, although the top two teams both escaped with overtime wins. Madison's unanimous support ended but the Bulldogs still earned 14-of-15 #1 votes. Madison, which defeated rival Sioux Falls Christian, 42-40 in overtime, extended their winning streak to 24 games. The Bulldogs have a 791-to-527 scoring differential or 65.91-to-43.91 scoring differential. Madison, which have won 22 of their past 24 games by double digit totals, continue a home stand against Hamlin on Jan. 27 and Lennox on Feb. 4. With a pair of late FTs by freshman standout Tayt Vincent, Sioux Valley remained unbeaten as they turned back #5 St. Thomas More, 39-36, in OT at the Hanson Classic. Sioux Valley, which has a commanding 760-to-410 scoring margin (63.33-to-34.17 ppg), picked up a first-place vote this week. The Cossacks travel to DeSmet on Jan. 28 and go to the Dakota Schools Classic on Feb. 1 when they will meet SF Washington. #3 Pine Ridge, which has only a 57-49 loss to AA Sturgis Brown (Jan. 4), has won four straight games, including wins over St. Francis Indian School, 63-46, and Custer, 70-43. Pine Ridge, which has held 8-of-9 opponents to under 50 points, own a 563 (62.55)-to-409 (45.44) ppg differential. The Thorpes will begin a four-game home stand vs. Little Wound on Jan. 28 and have a matchup with B #2 White River on Jan. 31. #4 Aberdeen Roncalli extended their winning streak to six, when they have a 426-to-265 ppg edge or 71.0-to 44.16 ppg advantage. Roncalli now faces Sisseton on the road Jan. 31 and Dell Rapids on Feb. 1 at the Dakota Schoolers Classic at the Sanford Pentagon. #5 St. Thomas More, which has won 6-of-8 games, has a 549 (49.91)-to-338 (30.72) ppg differential. STM will host Spearfish on Jan. 28 and have a road encounter at Sturgis Brown on Jan. 30. They also face Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Feb. 1 at the Dakota Schoolers Classic at the Sanford Pentagon. Also receiving votes was Vermillion, Clark-Willow Lake and Cheyenne Eagle-Buttes. Clark-Willow Lake, which has just losses to Sioux Valley (68-53) and Madison (59-44), is on quite a run right now. The Cyclones owns seven straight wins, including a 55-52 2 OT win over Groton Area, a 55-44 decision over previously B #1 Langford Area and a 65-38 decision over Chamberlain on Saturday at the Hanson Classic. After a 57-50 win over Little Wound, CEB has won seven straight games.  

Class B      

1 – James Valley Christian (10-1) 69 (10)

2 – White River (11-1), 65 (5)

3 – Langford Area (9-2), 37, #1 last week

4 – Harding County (9-0), 19, unranked last week

5 – Wolsey-Wessington (7-2), 16

Also Receiving Votes

Aberdeen Christian (9-1)

Hanson (10-2), 5

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (8-2), 2

Potter County (6-2), 2

Ethan (9-2), 1

Blog Notes: Class B had a shake-up at the top again. After three weeks at the top of the poll, previously #1 Langford Area dropped to #3 after a 1-2 week. Taking over at the top is James Valley Christian, which recorded a 47-36 win over Langford Area at the Hanson Classic. JVC, which received 10-of-15 first-place votes, has won seven straight, including a 61-53 win over #5 Wolsey-Wessington, in the 281 Conference final. JVC, which has a 775 (70.45)-to-600(54.55) ppg margin, travels to Highmore-Harrold on Jan. 28. White River, which increased their first place votes to five, remained at #2. The Tigers won their seventh straight game with a down-to-the-wire, 51-50 win over Ethan at the Hanson Classic on Jan. 25. The Tigers now travel to A #3 Pine Ridge on Jan. 31. Always explosive offensively, White River, which has scored over 2,000 points in back-to-back seasons, has six games over 90 points. Undefeated Harding County, one of three unbeaten teams in South Dakota (Madison and Sioux Valley in Class A), moved into the #4 spot. The Ranchers posted a 59-46 win over McIntosh and have a 565(62.78)-to-376 (41.78) point differential. They host Sundance, Wyo., on Jan. 28. Again at #5 is Wolsey-Wessington went 2-1. The Warbirds, which face Mitchell Christian on Jan. 27, have a 636 (70.66)-to-392(43.55) ppg differential. Receiving support in the poll was Potter County, Aberdeen Christian, Hanson, Ethan and Sanborn Central-Woonsocket. Aberdeen Christian has won 9 straight with 69-54 victory over Rosholt. Ethan nearly toppled White River and has won 8-of-9 after a season-opening loss to Hanson (10-2), 58-43. Potter County ended previously #4 Herreid-Selby unbeaten run.

Girls

Class AA

1 – Sioux Falls Washington (11-0), 75 (15)

2 – Mitchell (11-1), 62

3 – Sioux Falls Roosevelt (7-5), 29, unranked last week

4 – SF O'Gorman (8-4), 19

5 – SF Lincoln (7-4), 14, #3 last week

Also Receiving Votes

Spearfish (8-1), 13

Harrisburg (7-3), 8

Sturgis Brown (8-3), 5, #5 last week

Blog Notes: Since the preseason, Sioux Falls Washington has retained a tight grip on the #1 spot in 11AA. For the fifth straight week, they have earned unanimous support. The Warriors have a 715-to-376 point per game differential, which breaks out to 65.0-to-34.18 ppg. SF Washington, which has 11 straight double digit wins, hosts #5 SF Lincoln on Jan. 28. Mitchell held at #2 after two straight wins. The Kernels, which begin a three-game home stand starting with Harrisburg on Jan. 28, has an overall 743-to-506 point differential or 61.92-to-42.17 ppg and a 19.75 victory margin. Unranked a week ago, SF Roosevelt has overcome a 2-4 start and with four straight wins has moved into the #3 spot. The Rough Riders defeated #3 Lincoln, 60-50 and recorded wins over Rapid City Central, 67-37, and Rapid City Stevens, 53-39, as they are in the midst of a four-game home set. In the winning streak, the Rough Riders have four consecutive victories by double digit totals. Next they host Watertown on Jan. 28 and host a game with #1 SF Washington on Jan. 31, which will be the most watched girls game in AA this week. Sioux Falls O'Gorman split a pair of games but remained #4 in the poll. The Knights have a 691-to-561 scoring differential or a 57.58-to-46.75 ppg edge. They will visit Sioux City East on Jan. 28 before a home stand beginning with #5 Sioux Falls Lincoln on Jan. 31. Sioux Falls Lincoln dropped to #5 after a 1-1 week. Lincoln has a 642 (58.37)-to-595 (54.09) ppg differential. After a 46-38 loss to Spearfish, Sturgis Brown fell out of the top five. Also earning support was Harrisburg, which rebounded from a pair of losses earlier with two wins this week, defeating Huron, 54-30, and Watertown, 66.41. They will visit #2 Mitchell on Jan. 28 and Aberdeen Central on Jan. 31. Spearfish nearly cracked the top five, missing by just one point, after the Spartans increased their winning streak to eight straight in the victory over Sturgis Brown.

Class A

1 – St. Thomas More (10-1), 73 (13)

2 – Pine Ridge (12-1), 60 (2), #3 last week

3 – Winner (11-1), 45, #2 last week

4 – Tri-Valley (10-1), 26, #5 last week

5 – Deubrook Area (10-1), 15, #4 last week

Also Receiving Votes

Elk Point-Jefferson (9-2), 4

Todd County (12-2), 1

West Central (8-2), 1

Blog Notes:  The Class A poll had a little movement, although #1 St. Thomas More firmed up its season-long hold at the top. The Cavaliers, which rebounded from a 55-39 loss to Nebraska C #1 Crofton at the Hanson Classic by rolling past Lead-Deadwood, 59-30, picked up 13-of-15 first-place votes. STM now owns an 818-to-408 point differential or 68.17-to-34.0 margin. STM has a tough week ahead, hosting AA Spearfish on Jan. 28 before visiting AA #4 Sturgis Brown on Jan. 30. Pine Ridge, which received two first-place ballots, moved back into #2 as they recorded a home win over #3 Winner, stopping the Warriors' unbeaten season. Pine Ridge, which has won five straight, has scored over 80 points eight times and 94 on three occasions. They own an 979 (75.31)-to-509 (39.15) ppg differential or a 36.16 victory margin. It doesn't get any easier for Pine Ridge with 12-2 Todd County headed to town on Jan. 30. Winner now has a 846-to-442 point differential, which breaks out to 70.5-to-36.83 ppg. Winner hosts Miller on Jan. 27 and travels to Mt Vernon-Plankinton on Jan. 31. After suffering a 54-46 loss to Dell Rapids St. Mary in the semifinals of the Dakota Valley Conference Tournament, Deubrook's unbeaten run ended and they dropped to #5 with Tri-Valley moving up. Next up for Deubrook is Castlewood (9-1) and then Class B #1 DeSmet (Jan. 31) which makes for a tough week for the Dolphins. Tri-Valley has a four-game winning streak after defeating Dakota Valley, 63-49. TV, which has only a 57-46 road loss to Vermillion (8-4), own a 590-to-428 scoring edge or 53.64-to-38.91 ppg. They host Canton on Jan. 28 and Elk Point-Jefferson on Jan. 31 before playing in the Dakota 12 Classic on Feb. 1. Also receiving votes were Elk Point-Jefferson, Todd County and West Central.

Class B

1– DeSmet (12-0), 75 (15)

2 – Sully Buttes (11-1), 59

3 – Warner (10-2), 37

4 – Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (9-1), 30   

5 – Hanson (12-1), 12

Also Receiving Votes

Herreid-Selby (11-0), 7

Castlewood (9-1), 3

Summit (11-2), 1

Lemmon (12-1), 1

Blog Notes: While the Class B poll was unchanged, DeSmet recorded their first-ever unanimous poll. The Lady Bulldogs have outscored opponents 657-to-331, which breaks down to 54.8-to-27.6. This season, DeSmet has held 9-of-12 opponents to under 30 points. They will face A #5 Deubrook Area on Jan. 31 at home. #2 Sully Buttes had a 2-0 and built their overall scoring margin to 809-to-372 point differential or a victory margin of 36.41. On Feb. 1, The Chargers will host McIntosh. #3 Warner moved to 10-2 with a 59-29 win over Summit. The Monarchs, which has held 10 of 12 opponents to 43 points or less, have a 678 (56.5)-to-425 (35.42) ppg differential. They will travel to face Langford Area on Jan. 27 and Hitchcock-Tulare on Jan. 28. With a 51-42 win over Highmore-Harrold, SC-Woonsocket, which has won two straight games, has built a 634-to-376 ppg margin or 63.4-to-37.6 ppg differential. The Blackhawks host #5 Hanson on Jan. 27 in Forestburg and Wessington Springs on Jan. 30 in Woonsocket. Hanson is rolling right with seven straight wins, including a 62-41 decision over Canistota on Jan. 24. In that seven-game run, Hanson has a 437 (62.43)-to-274 (39.14) ppg differential which breaks out to 23.29 per game. While Herreid-Selby joins DeSmet as the only two unbeaten teams in Class B, they couldn't crack the top five. Also receiving votes were Castlewood, Summit and Lemmon, which only has a 56-51 loss to Beach, N.D., and a nine-game winning streak. In all 12 wins, Lemmon has won by double digit point totals. They do not play until a Feb. 4 date with unbeaten Herreid-Selby.

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