Ellendale stays at No. 8 in latest Class B boys hoops poll

The Cardinals are the only local team in the polls for the eighth consecutive week.

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Ellendale's Anton Geller (20) looks up the floor during the Cardinals win over M/P-B during the Stutsman County Tournament on Jan. 7, at the Jamestown Civic Center.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

JAMESTOWN — The penultimate Class B boys basketball rankings have been released and there is only one undefeated team left as Central Cass remains the top team with a 20-0 record.

The top four remains the same with the Squirrels being followed by Four Winds-Minnewaukan, Bishop Ryan and Shiloh Christian. The first change sees Bowman County and Sargent County flip as the Bowman County Bulldogs move up to No. 5 with an 18-2 record and the Sargent County Bulldogs dropping to No. 6 thanks to an identical 18-2 record.

The only local team in the poll is Ellendale who remain at No. 8 but are there all alone after being tied at the eighth spot last week with Beulah who drops to No. 9. As of Feb. 26, Ellendale comes in with an 11-8 record as the top seed in the District 5 tournament.

The only team to enter the polls this week is Thompson who comes in at No. 10 with a 14-6 record. The Tommies entrance pushes North Prairie out of the No. 10 spot, which they held last week.

Full poll below:


13th Boys Basketball Poll:

  1. Central Cass (16): 20-0, last week 1 
  2. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (3): 20-1, last week 2 
  3. Bishop Ryan: 19-2, last week 3
  4. Shiloh Christian: 17-4, last week 4 
  5. Bowman County: 18-2, last week 6 
  6. Sargent County: 18-2, last week 5 
  7. North Border: 18-2, last week 7 
  8. Ellendale: 11-8, last week 8 
  9. Beulah: 17-4, last week 8 
  10. Thompson: 14-6, last week unranked 

RV: Garrison (18-3), North Prairie (18-3), Des Lacs-Burlington (16-5), Standing Rock (18-3).

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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