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Week two, three Class B Basketball polls released

In a local ranked matchup, the (RV) L/L-M Loboes take on No. 2-ranked Central Cass on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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JAMESTOWN — The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sports Writers Association has released the second Class B boys basketball and third Class B girls basketball polls.

The top four of the boys' basketball poll has remained the same as Four Winds-Minnewaukan stays the unanimous top selection followed by Central Cass, Bishop Ryan and Thompson. After a win over Dickinson Trinity, Shiloh Christian leaps over Bowman County into fifth, with the Bulldogs not playing.

The local teams to receive votes were LaMoure/Litchville-Marion and Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock. The Loboes start their season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, when they face Sargent County. The Lions come in at 2-0, after wins over Hettinger/Scranton and Harvey/Wells County.

The furthest drop in the polls saw Central Cass drop from the top spot to No. 5 after suffering a loss to now No. 6-ranked May-Port-CG on Dec. 10. The other team to take a tumble in the girls' polls was Edgeley/Kulm-Montpelier who dropped from No. 6 to No. 10, thanks to a loss to Carrington, who now are receiving votes, on Dec. 10.

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The full top five of the girls' basketball poll sees all of the teams move up a spot with the Squirrels' loss. Kenmare-Bowells moves up to No. 1, Kindred move up to No. 2, Rugby rises to No. 3 and Shiloh Christian moves up to No. 4, with the Squirrels rounding out the top five.

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The top 10 in the girls' bracket sees the Patriots become the only team to enter the poll from being previously unranked. The top 10 in the boys' bracket sees two teams rise from being unranked as North Border and Des Lacs-Burlington are ranked at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.

Full polls below:

Second Class B Boys poll:

  1. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (18): 1-0, last week 1
  2. Central Cass: 1-0, last week 2 
  3. Bishop Ryan: 1-0, last week 3
  4. Thompson: 1-0, last week 4
  5. Shiloh Christian: 1-0, last week 6 
  6. Bowman County: 0-0, last week 5
  7. Kindred: 0-0, last week 7
  8. Grafton: 1-0, last week 8 
  9. North Border: 1-0, last week not ranked 
  10. Des Lacs-Burlington: 2-0, last week not ranked 

RV: LaMoure/Litchville-Marion (0-0), North Star (0-0), Dickinson Trinity (0-1), Hillsboro-Central Valley (0-0), Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock (2-0), St. Johnson (0-0).
Third Class B Girls poll:

  1.  Kenmare-Bowells (12): 4-0, last week 2 
  2. Kindred (4): 5-0, last week 3 
  3. Rugby: 4-0, last week 4 
  4. Shiloh Christian (1): 5-0, last week 5 
  5. Central Cass: 2-1, last week 1 
  6. May-Port-CG (1): 4-0, last week not ranked 
  7. Thompson: 3-1, last week 7 
  8. Northern Cass: 2-0, last week 8 
  9. Central McLean: 4-0, last week 10 
  10. Edgeley/Kulm-Montpelier: 3-1, last week 6 

RV: Carrington (4-0), Bowman County (4-1), Garrison (3-0), Westhope-Newburg (5-0), Hatton-Northwood (4-0), Oakes (1-1), Grafton (4-2), Langdon-Edmore-Munich (2-1), Nedrose (4-0), Tioga (4-0).

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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