January 18, 2017 3:30 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota Class B Girls Basketball Poll is loaded at the top with four undefeated teams remaining.
Top-ranked North Star improved to 13-0 with a 64-22 win over St. John on Tuesday, January 17.
Park River-Fordville-Lankin (13-0), Kindred (11-0) and Carrington (11-0) follow close behind.
All four teams are in different regions, which could make for an interesting postseason come March.
Before March, however, some of these squads will hit the court against one another.
North Star travels to Carrington to play the Cardinals on January 28 and hosts Park River-F-L on January 30. Mark your calendars!
This week’s Media Spotlight is a writeup by West Fargo Pioneer sportswriter Colton Pool who wrote a story detailing West Fargo’s 60-59 Eastern Dakota Conference girls basketball win over No. 3-ranked Fargo Davies on Tuesday, January 17.
It was a key road win for the Packers who improve to 7-3 overall and 6-3 in conference play.
West Fargo senior Akealy Moton – a University of North Dakota basketball commit – led all scorers with 26 points.
State Wrestling right around the corner
Prep wrestlers statewide are gearing up for the final push to the postseason. Duals and individual matches the next several weeks will be of high importance for seeding at Regional Meets.
The NDHSAA State Wrestling Tournament is set for February 16-18 at the Fargodome.
In Class A, West Fargo sits atop the EDC standings with a 5-0 conference record (8-5 overall). Four more conference duals remain for West Fargo. Out in the WDA, Minot is 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference.
NDHSAA Class A State Team Dual Bracket (Teams yet to be determined)
NDHSAA Class B State Team Dual Bracket (Teams yet to be determined)
Bismarck Century’s Regan Dennis was named North Dakota’s Gatorade Player of the Year in volleyball this week. Dennis helped the Patriots win the 2016 NDHSAA Class A volleyball state championship in November. … Northwood High School dedicated its gymnasium to longtime coach and athletic administrator John Hutchison and his wife Lonny on Friday, January 13. … Hillsboro-Central Valley senior Kyle Henningsgard recorded his 1,000th career point on Tuesday, January 17 in the Burros’ 82-41 win over Griggs County Central. … Hillsboro-Central Valley defeated Class B boys basketball top-ranked Four-Winds-Minnewaukan 68-63 on Friday, January 13.
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