Posted On: 11/5/15 10:30 PM

Linton/HMB.  Listed as top five team in the QRF last year when they went 19-5 winning games by an average of a dozen points a night…Earned third place in the region after being knocked out by Oakes by three points in the district semi-finals…Won 11 straight games in the middle of the season…Won all their true road games a season ago…Graduated Jon Purintun who was a top ten player in the state last year plus Ryan Schneider has also graduated…Point guard Erik Holzer is back is the key returning player and he will get support from fellow seniors James Schmaltz who has logged a load of minutes playing next to Holzer over time.  James is a very good athletic on the wing while Erik plays hard both ways…Junior big Cole Vander Laan is 6-foot-4 and will have to hold down the post…

Strasburg/Zeeland.  Won 18 games last season…Won the first 11 games of the season a year ago but lost three of the last four games before playoffs…Played five games against South Dakota teams a year ago and won them all…Lost two of three to Linton/HMB a year ago…Brody Nieuswma is the top uncommitted basketball player in the senior class

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