With this Tuesday, the 22nd, being the last day of games in the Western Dakota Association before the postseason begins it was only right to discuss some of the best match-ups to watch. The west has a ton of talent…
With this Tuesday, the 22nd, being the last day of games in the Western Dakota Association before the postseason begins it was only right to discuss some of the best match-ups to watch. The west has a ton of talent across the board, so lets dive in.
Dickinson @ St. Mary’s 7:45pm
This is a match-up of the two teams with an overall record of 11-9 in the Western Conference. Coming into this game the Midgets are coming off of a loss as the Saints are on a two game win streak. Some players that contribute to include Dickinson include Alex Dvorak Alex Dvorak 6'1" | PG Dickinson | 2023 State ND , Britton Cranston Britton Cranston 5'10" | SG Dickinson | 2022 State ND , Isaac Daley Isaac Daley 6'4" | SG Dickinson | 2022 ND , and Tyrese Annace Tyrese Annace 6'1" | SG Dickinson | 2023 ND . On the St. Mary’s side some players to watch for are Garrett Bader Garrett Bader 6'2" | SG Bismarck St. Mary's | 2022 State ND , Evan Gross Evan Gross 6'3" | SG Bismarck St. Mary's | 2022 State ND , Nate Fedorchak Nate Fedorchak 6'1" | SG Bismarck St. Mary's | 2022 State ND , and Easton Hinnenkamp. With both teams being tied for fourth in the conference, joining Mandan and Legacy, this game will swing who takes the higher spot in the standings.
Century @ Minot 7:45pm
Of all the games to take place out West this Tuesday, this one might be the biggest. Minot and Century currently hold the top two spots in the conference and are coming off of a battle last week in which we saw the Magicians take the win. With their last meeting ending in a score of 59-52, it will be interesting to see if the rematch will copy as another low scoring game, or if both teams will find their groove offensively. Players to watch for on the Magi side include Darik Dissette Darik Dissette 6'4" | SG Minot | 2023 State #300 Nation ND , Eric Wentz Eric Wentz 6'2" | SG Minot | 2022 State ND , Morgan Nygaard, and Logan Conklin Logan Conklin 6'5" | SF Minot | 2024 State ND . On the Century side we’ve got Isaiah Schafer Isaiah Schafer 6'1" | CG Bismarck Century | 2024 State #246 Nation ND , Anthony Doppler Anthony Doppler 6'4" | SG Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND , Ryan Erikson Ryan Erikson 6'10" | C Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND , William Ware William Ware 6'7" | SF Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND , and Connor Trahan Connor Trahan 6'5" | SG Bismarck Century | 2022 State ND . Because the records of both squads are only one win apart this game will determine if a first place tie is how the regular season ends or if Minot will prove they are truly the best in the West.
Bismarck High @ Legacy 7:45pm
This particular match-up between the Demons and Sabers could potentially cause a shake up in the West standings. As of today Bismarck High is #3 in the WDA with a overall record of 16-4 and Legacy is tied for #4 sitting at 10-10. With a win over the Sabers and a Century loss, the Demons could end the regular season tied for second place. Legacy is currently in a four-way conference tie for fourth place and if things go their way that tie could diminish to just two teams. Some players that have contributed to BH this year are Treysen Eaglestaff Treysen Eaglestaff 6'5" | SF Bismarck | 2022 State ND , George Gillette George Gillette 6'2" | SG Bismarck | 2022 State ND , Kyler Scott, Ethan Stotz Ethan Stotz 6'1" | SF Bismarck | 2022 State ND , and Cole Jahner Cole Jahner 6'3" | SG Bismarck | 2023 ND . For Legacy they’ve had guys step up such as Zander Albers Zander Albers 6'5" | PF Bismarck Legacy | 2022 State ND , Jaxon Kellogg Jaxon Kellogg 6'3" | PG Bismarck Legacy | 2023 State ND , Logan Wetzel Logan Wetzel 6'3" | SG Bismarck Legacy | 2022 State ND , and Kiefer Glenn.