We are another week deeper into the season and we have three undefeated teams left! Two of those teams, Central Cass and Sargent County are both from Region 1. Those two meet up on February 24th and it is highly…
We are another week deeper into the season and we have three undefeated teams left! Two of those teams, Central Cass and Sargent County are both from Region 1. Those two meet up on February 24th and it is highly likely that they will both still be undefeated. We have some big matchups this past week and we had a fair amount of movement in our rankings. With that being said, let’s check out the rankings!
#1 Four Winds-Minnewaukan (16-0)
Recent Games: WIN 87-38 vs. Rugby, WIN 92-50 vs. Warwick, WIN 61-56 at #6 Thompson
Next Game: Feb 14 vs. Dakota Prairie
Info: The Indians remain undefeated and they picked up a high-quality win on Saturday over Thompson. Scorering vs. the Tommies:19 pts, 19 pts, 10 pts, 9 pts, Keilan Longie 3 pts, 2 pts.
#2 Central Cass (17-0)
Recent Games: WIN 51-44 at Kindred, WIN 69-32 vs. #4 Ellendale
Next Game: Feb 14 at Richland
Info: It was a massive week for the Squirrels. Earlier in the week CC took down their rivals to the south and the reigning Region 1 Champions with Kindred. On Saturday, they dominated the Cardinals from Ellendale with a blowout win. Leading scorers from the Ellendale win:17 pts, 12 pts, 7 pts, 7 pts, Owen Wiersma 6 pts.
#3 Sargent County (17-0)
Recent Games: WIN 84-51 at Tri-State, WIN 72-59 at Oak Grove
Next Game: Feb 17 vs. Lisbon
Info: The Bulldogs picked up a pair of wins and they still have an unblemished record this season. PHD was at the Oak Grove game, click HERE for more info on that contest. The Bulldogs leading scorers in the OG win were: 17 pts, 13 pts, 12 pts, 8 pts, Grady Wehlander 8 pts, 7 pts.
#4 Bishop Ryan (14-2)
Recent Game: WIN 71-46 vs. Westhope-Newburg
Next Game: Feb 14 at Rugby
Info: Bishop Ryan only had one game this past week and they did what Lions do, WIN! Notable stats from the Westhope win:25 pts, 11 reb, 13 pts, 13 pts, Conner Thompson 10 pts, 8 reb.
#5 Shiloh Christian (15-3)
Recent Games: WIN 82-36 vs. Center-Stanton, WIN 74-60 vs. Kenmare-Bowbells, WIN 76-53 at Flasher
Next Game: Feb 14 at Des Lacs-Burlington
Info: The Skyhawks had a busy week and they won three more games. On Valentine’s day, Shiloh has an intriguing matchup with De Lacs-Burlington. There will be plenty of talent on the court in that Region 5 vs. Region 6 matchup.
#6 Bowman County (15-2)
Recent Games: WIN 74-54 vs. Flasher, WIN 70-55 vs. #7 Beulah
Next Game: Feb 14 vs. Hettinger-Scranton
Info: The Bulldogs had a huge week and they two home two nice wins. The Beulah win was high-quality as the Miners have been looking really good this season. This win is extra-sweet at Bowman and Beulah are region foes. Three players to watch out for on the Bowman roster are, , and Aidan Thompson.
#7 Beulah (14-2)
Recent Games: WIN 56-32 at Our Redeemer’s, WIN 71-70 (OT) at Dickinson Trinity, LOST 70-55 at #9 Bowman County
Next Game: Feb 14 vs. Grant County-Mott-Regent
Info: The Miners went 2-1 this past week. They had a dramatic Region 7 OT win over arch-rivals, the Trinity Titans. That one must have been an emotional victory. Unfortunately, the Miners could not keep that momentum and they laid an egg against the Bulldogs from Bowman County. I would not be surprised if these two teams see each other again in the playoffs.
#8 Thompson (12-5)
Recent Games: LOST 72-68 at May-Port CG, WIN 75-48 vs. Midway-Minto, LOST 61-56 vs. #1 Four Winds-Minnewaukan
Next Game: Feb 14 at Sacred Heart (MN)
Info: The Tommies took two L’s but those were two tough teams. May-Port CG is an emerging team and Four Winds is #1 in Class B. The Tommies showed that they can compete and play with the Indians. They lost, but they proved that they can play with the best. Tommie scoring vs. 4Winds:18 pts, 16 pts, 9 pts, 8 pts, 5 pts.
#9 North Prairie (16-2)
Recent Games: WIN 61-48 at Westhope-Newburg, WIN 65-43 at Langdon-Edmore-Munich
Next Game: Feb 14 vs. North Star
Info: The Cougars continued their winning ways this past week and they collected two more wins. Scoring from the Langdon win:26 pts, 11 pts, 9 pts, Montgomery Grant 8 pts, 7 pts. is having a fantastic season and putting up All-State type numbers with 20.5 ppg, 2 apg, 4 rpg, and 3 spg. Leas is committed to Lake Region.
#10 Ellendale (16-1)
Recent Games: WIN 69-51 at Linton-HMB, LOST 69-32 at #2 Central Cass
Next Game: Feb 14 at Kidder County
Info: The Cardinals picked up a nice Region 3 win earlier in the week over Linton. On Saturday, Ellendale traveled to Casselton and they lost by 37 points. Leading scores in the CC game:14 pts, and 11 pts. The Cardinals are a better team than the score indicated against CC. Ellendale is a super fast team with some nice athletes.