Posted On: 02/14/21 2:36 PM
The regular season is winding down, we only have two weeks left. The teams in the rankings stayed the same this week. All of the squads won out, except for Jamestown who had a battle with Minot. We are starting to get a good idea of who will be the top seeds at the end of the regular season. However, the teams need to take care of business and finishing the season on a high note.
Here are the ND Class A Power Rankings, a list of #1 to 5.
1. West Fargo Sheyenne – 17-1. The Mustangs continued with their winnings ways and picked up two more wins. They now have 17 consecutive wins, which is a school record. On Tuesday they beat South by 8 points. Friday night they had a close first half against North. In the second half, the Mustangs flexed their muscles and took care of business for a 90-75 victory. It looks like the Mustangs should win the last three games on their schedule. This coming week they play Grand Forks Red River on Tuesday and Grand Forks Central on Friday. Sheyenne has great height and talent in their frontcourt with Jacksen MoniJacksenMoni6'9" | PFWest Fargo Sheyenne | 2021StateND, Jah’Heem LeakeJah’HeemLeake6'8" | CWest Fargo Sheyenne | 2021StateND, and . They also have athletic guards who shoot it well from outside with Gage AndersonGageAnderson5'10" | PGWest Fargo Sheyenne | 2021StateND, Ben MansonBenManson6'2" | SGWest Fargo Sheyenne | 2021StateND, and Barika KpeenuBarikaKpeenu5'11" | PGWest Fargo Sheyenne | 2021StateND. The Mustangs are hands down the best team in ND at this point in the season. 2. Minot – 16-1. The Magi are the best in the West. They had two great wins this weak and they were both tightly contested contests. On Tuesday they took down Bismarck Legacy 67-65 and Thursday they downed Jamestown 67-62. Minot struggled in the first half against Jamestown but came out hot in the second half. They held the Blue Jays to 24 points in the second half and the Magi put up 43 points. This coming week Minot plays Watford City on Monday and travel to Dickinson on Saturday. Deonte MartinezDeonteMartinez5'10" | PGMinot | 2021StateND, Eric WentzEricWentz6'2" | SGMinot | 2022StateND, Darik DissetteDarikDissette6'3" | SGMinot | 2023StateND, and Michael RossMichaelRoss6'2" | SFMinot | 2021StateND are the top players for Minot. If things go as planned, they will be 18-1 by this time next week. 3. West Fargo – 13-2. The Packers only played one game this week. On Tuesday they beat Grand Forks Central 87-48. This coming Tuesday the Packers host the Deacons from Shanley. On Friday they host Grand Forks Red River. West Fargo is currently the #2 seed in the EDC. The Packers get most of their scoring from four players. Brett LimkeBrettLimke6'1" | PGWest Fargo | 2022StateND is a sharp-shooting point-guard. Carson HegerleCarsonHegerle6'3" | SGWest Fargo | 2022StateND is a wing that shoots, slashes, and dunks. Joel PeaseJoelPease6'5" | SFWest Fargo | 2021StateND is a stretch-four who shoots it well and can score in a variety of ways. Carter BirrenkottCarterBirrenkott6'5" | PFWest Fargo | 2021StateND is the muscle for the Packers. He is a double-double machine with a beautiful runner/floater. 4. Fargo Davies – 13-4. The Eagles are still soaring. They won two games this week with a 79-54 score against Shanley and a 94-38 score against Devils Lake. This coming Tuesday Davies hosts Fargo South and on Friday they play at Fargo North. Unless there are some upsets, Davies will be the #3 seed at the end of the regular season. The Eagles, leading scorers are Owen HektnerOwenHektner6'6" | SFFargo Davies | 2021StateND, Ian MotschenbacherIanMotschenbacher6'1" | PGFargo Davies | 2022StateND, and Latrel DavisLatrelDavis6'6" | SFFargo Davies | 2021StateND. The Eagles are playing great basketball right now and they are a hot team that nobody wants to play in the tournament. 5. Jamestown – 12-4. The Blue Jays had two difficult matchups this week. On Tuesday they beat Bismarck Century in OT 74-67. On Thursday they lost to Minot 67-62. Jamestown outplayed the Magi in the first half of that game but came up short down the stretch. This coming week the Blue Jays have an important matchup on Tuesday at Bismarck Legacy. This is an important matchup that will have implications on the #2 seed in the WDA. On Friday they have a long road trip to Williston. Carson LampCarsonLamp6'0" | SGJamestown | 2021StateND is the stud guard for the Blue Jays. However, they have plenty of other skilled players with Brooks CarrollBrooksCarroll6'3" | SFJamestown | 2021StateND, Jacob HilgemannJacobHilgemann6'2" | SGJamestown | 2021StateND, Luke Van BerkomLukeVan Berkom6'8" | PFJamestown | 2022StateND, and Shea CarrollSheaCarroll5'10" | PGJamestown | 2021StateND.