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Thompson, KC top Class B polls

Thompson (16-1) received all 18 first-place votes and remains on top of the latest Class B boys basketball media rankings released Monday, Feb. 11.

New Rockford-Sheyenne (14-2) is up one spot, from ninth to eighth, this week. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion (14-3) is receiving votes.

Kidder County (20-0) leads the Class B girls media poll for a second consecutive week. The Wolves garnered 12 of 17 first-place votes, with Langdon (4) and Grafton (1) collecting the remaining five.

The polls are voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

NDAPSSA Class B Basketball Polls

(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Boys

10th poll

Team Rec. Pts. LW

1. Thompson (18) 16-1 180 1

2. Hillsboro-CV 14-2 157 2

3. Four Winds-Minn. 15-2 148 3

4. Bishop Ryan 15-2 106 6

5. Richland 15-2 98 7

6. Rugby 15-2 89 4

7. Kindred 15-2 58 8

8. New Rockford-Shey. 14-2 51 9

9. Shiloh Christian 14-3 48 5

10. Grafton 14-2 29 10

Others receiving votes: Beulah (12-4), Dunseith (14-3), LaMoure-Litchville-Marion (14-3), White Shield (15-2), Central Cass (11-6).

Girls

11th poll

Team Rec. Pts. LW

1. Kidder Co. (12) 20-0 158 1

2. Langdon (4) 17-2 152 2

3. Grafton (1) 17-2 135 3

4. Thompson 17-2 116 4

5. Trenton 21-0 89 5

6. Hettinger-Scran. 20-1 71 8

7. Kindred 16-3 67 6

8. Carrington 17-2 57 7

9. Four Winds-Minn. 16-3 41 9

10. Velva 20-2 32 10

Others receiving votes: Linton-HMB (18-2), Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood (20-2), Rugby (17-4).

Michael Savaloja

Hometown: Churchs Ferry, N.D.; College: North Dakota

A recipient of the NDHSCA Award of Merit, Savaloja has been reporting sports for The Sun since 2008.

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