It is hard to believe that we are 9 weeks into the season already. The top teams are separating themselves from the pack and we have a good idea of who the high seeds will be and who will be…
It is hard to believe that we are 9 weeks into the season already. The top teams are separating themselves from the pack and we have a good idea of who the high seeds will be and who will be in the play-in games. See below for PHD’s Power Rankings and team info. Good luck to all the squads as the week moves on. Happy Hoops to everyone!
Class A TUESDAY SCORES
Grand Forks Central 82 Grafton 73
Fargo Davies 90 Grand Forks Red River 68
Devils Lake 59 Fargo South 60
Fargo North 80 Valley City 62
West Fargo 89 Wahpeton 81
Sheyenne 65 Horace 49
St. Mary’s 80 Watford City 64
Century 100 Dickinson 66
Mandan 82 Legacy 62
Minot 86 Bismarck 82
#1 Bismarck Century (11-0)
Next Game: 1/27 vs. Watford City
Info: The Patriots look unbeatable up to this point in the season and they are running like a well-oiled machine. Team stats before last night: 87.1 ppg, FG%: 53.3, 3FG% 36.2, and 72 made 3’s. Stat leaders going into last night’s game:18.5 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 15.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.8 apg, 14.5, 3.3 rpg, 1.1 apg, 12.7, 6.2 rpg, 1.6 apg, 9.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg. Can the Patriots run the table and finish the regular season with a perfect record? PHD believes they will!
#2 Minot (12-2)
Next Game: 1/28 vs. St. Mary’s
Info:is the front-runner for Mr. Basketball, the best defender in the state, a stat stuffer, and a ridiculous dunker. is having a breakout season and is producing like an All-State player. The Magicians are a tough group and all of the players seem to buy into their role. Stat leaders from last night: 27 pts, 1 triple, 8 reb, 2 ast, 27 pts, 4 reb, 18 pts, 5 reb.
#3 Davies (11-2)
Next Game: 1/27 vs. Grand Forks Central
Info: The Eagles are hot! Davies is on a 6-game win streak and they dismantled the Roughriders last night. Klabo and company are firing on all cylinders right now. The Eagles are a scary team with their talented backcourt, numerous athletes, and up-tempo style of play. Individual stats from last night:30 pts, 4 reb, 9 ast, 18 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 12 pts, 17 reb, 1 ast, Riley Hanson 9 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 9 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast, 8 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast, 4 pts.
#4 Mandan (11-1)
Next Game: 1/26 vs. Turtle Mountain
Info: The Braves do not have a ton of size but they have a balanced team that applies pressure and plays fast. They also have a super soph withwho is putting up gaudy numbers and is making a ton of plays that belong on a highlight tape. Team stats before last night: 77.8 ppg, 49.4 FG%, 33.8 3FG%, and 69 made 3-pointers. Individual stat leaders: 18.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 15.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4 apg, 11.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 5.3 apg, 8.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 8.1 ppg, 5 rpg, .9 apg, 7.5 ppg, 2 rpg.
#5 Fargo North (8-4)
Next Game: 1/27 @ Fargo South
Info: Sem is just too athletic and too good for the Spartans to not be a top 5 team. With North’s athletes, they have the potential to play with and beat anyone in the State. We saw that last year in the State Tournament when North was leading in OT vs. Minot. They have had a few slip-ups this year but the Spartans have a ton of talent, that is for sure! Stat leaders from the VC win:34 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast, 14 pts, 3 reb, 7 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast, 6 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast.