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Posted On: 01/8/18 3:51 PM
Today’s Three Up, Three Down highlights the upcoming exciting things going on at WF Sheyenne and Richland and don’t look now, but somebody is on a winning streak.
West Fargo Sheyenne. The Mustangs lost that early game to Fargo South and it seemed as if the Mustangs were forgotten about. Sure, they beat North, GFRR, Central, and Valley City but the 34 point crushing of Shanley just before Christmas grabbed the attention of many. This week is huge for the Mustangs as they have West Fargo tomorrow and Davies on Friday.
Zach Westphal has had an outstanding season thus far with his 23.5 points per game shooting 56 percent from the floor on his 14-15 shots taken a game. Zach has made 40 percent of his threes and 77 percent of his foul shots. With Westphal pushing for first team Class A status and Kemal Hajric putting together 15 points and 11.5 rebounds and battling for respect just like Westphal, this team is starting to look like a legit contender. They will get a chance to prove it this week.
Four Winds/Minnewaukan. After losing their first three games of the season (and a couple in road blowouts) the Indians have won five in a row including their championship at the Ramsey County Tournament. They also beat Trinity just before the tournament. Are they back? They get their rematch Friday against HCV.
The play of Fred & Frank allowed the Indians to get past the Comets as Frank Gourd scored 16 and Fred RedFox had 15 leading the team to a needed win. Six-fot-3 sophomore Doug Yankton then had 19 as the Indiana took out North Star in the final in a controlling win.
Richland. The Colts are 7-0 but it’s how they have got there. Last weekend they won an overtime game on the road at Wyndmere/Lidgerwood in overtime and then a day later, less than 24 hours after playing an overtime game, Richland defeated LLM on the road by two scores.
Richland is playing this well with quite a young team. The team has one senior and he, John Haverland, is a role playing big for the team. Junior Hunter Lentz and sophomores Carter Lingen and Gavin Reiland have all had big games this year for the undefeated squad.
Minot. The defending champs have beaten teams that are under .500 but when it comes to the best in the WDA they have dropped games to Century and this weekend the Magicians lost to Bismarck. This Friday Minot has a game with Mandan that is very important to their momentum.
Parshall. After a nice run of seasons with Deyondre Simpson playing, the Braves have slipped. Losses versus DLB and Solen were not a surprise but the recent back to back losses against Beulah and North Shore has put them down to 3-4 and the Beaulah was, harsh. Now Parshall has to face 1-loss teams Garrison and White Shield.
Center-Stanton. The Wildcats are the lowest scoring team in the state at 30 points a game and they have been blown out in every game. They have won six games the last three seasons so to get that first win this year they will need to go on the road at Max this Friday and go Mad Max on their one win opponents.