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Central boys up two spots in latest poll

Aberdeen Central boys basketball coach Brent Norberg, left, talks to his players during Saturday’s game against Brookings at the Golden Eagles Arena. Central moved up two spots to third in this week's Class AA poll. Photo by John Davis taken 2/19/2022

The Aberdeen Central boys’ basketball team moved up two spots to third in this week’s Class AA poll.

The Golden Eagles, 12-6, claimed wins over Watertown and Brookings last week and have now won three straight and five of their last six. They were scheduled to host top-rated and unbeaten Sioux Falls Roosevelt tonight at Golden Eagles Arena, but that game has been postponed to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28.

Aberdeen Roncalli (19-1) continues to be the top-rated team in Class B girls. The Cavaliers have won nine straight games and are coming off quality wins last week against Class A Florence-Henry and Aberdeen Christian, which fell from third to fourth in this week’s B poll.

Aberdeen Christian remained third and Potter County fifth in the Class B boys’ poll.

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Hamlin has now moved into the top five in Class A girls, checking it at number five. The Chargers have been just outside the top five the past few weeks.

This will mark the final week for the Class A and B girls’ polls. There will be one more poll for Class AA girls and all three classes of boys.

The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Feb. 21 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.

Boys basketball

Class AA

1. Roosevelt (19) 17-0 95 1

2. O’Gorman 16-2 76 2

3. Aberdeen Central 12-6 40 5

4. Washington 10-7 30 RV

5. Lincoln 9-8 23 RV

Receiving votes: Sioux Falls Jefferson 10, Mitchell 8, Harrisburg 3.

Class A

1. Dakota Valley (19) 19-0 95 1

2. St. Thomas More 18-2 70 2

3. Winner 18-1 59 3

4. Flandreau 15-3 34 5

5. Tea Area 13-6 18 RV

Receiving votes: West Central 6, Sioux Valley 3.

Class B

1. De Smet (19) 19-1 95 1

2. White River 15-2 73 2

3. Aberdeen Christian 17-2 51 3

4. Lower Brule 17-2 45 4

5. Potter County 18-1 21 5.

Girls basketball

Class AA

1. Washington (18) 17-1 94 1

2. O’Gorman (1) 16-2 77 2

3. Stevens 15-3 44 3

4. Brandon Valley 14-4 42 4

5. RC Central 14-4 27 5

Receiving votes: Huron 1.

Class A

1. Wagner (17) 19-1 92 1

2. West Central (1) 18-2 77 2

3. St. Thomas More (1) 17-3 44 3

4. Lakota Tech 18-1 35 4

5. Hamlin 18-2 18 RV

Receiving votes: Flandreau 12, Sioux Falls Christian 6, Red Cloud 1.

Class B

1. Roncalli (19) 19-1 95 1

2. De Smet 19-1 71 2

3. Corsica-Stickney 17-3 48 4

4. Aberdeen Christian 17-3 41 3

5. White River 15-3 14 5

Receiving votes: Wall 13, Viborg-Hurley 3.

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