Posted On: 11/12/21 12:37 PM

The Valley Conference was a four team race last year.  This year?  I would say there are two favorites leading the way.  Here is the Valley Preview.

 

Conference Commentary

Potential Top Ten: St. Clair, Mankato Loyola, Martin County West

St. Clair is in Class AA basketball which is a tough top ten to crack, but they have the returning players to potentially crack, maybe even early this season.  They have five starters back, they have good playmakers, a solid big, and experienced top players all of which are experienced and seniors.  St. Clair is a big favorite for this section title. Mankato Loyola was 11-4 last season and they bring back two of their three best players.  Loyola has a really strong junior class led by Godfrey and Morgan, with several others ready to step in.  They aren’t fully experienced with all five starters back but Loyola will contend much like St. Clair will.  Loyola is also a top five team in 2A which is no easy accomplishment. MCW has an outside chance at hitting the top ten but with a player like Zach Anderson Zach Anderson 6'6" | SF Martin County West | 2023 State MN returning and two other skilled starters back, they should improve greatly on

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