“AA” Boys Basketball Standings: February 10th, 2013
Roosevelt 46.67 15-1
Brookings 38.24 13-4
Watertown 33.33 10-6
O'Gorman 15.63 5-12
Brandon Valley 32.35 11-6
Lincoln 26.47 9-8
Yankton 13.33 4-11
Washington 12.50 4-14
Pierre 37.50 12-5
Huron 35.29 12-6
Aberdeen 15.63 5-11
Mitchell 14.71 5-13
RC Central 16.67 5-10
Sturgis 15.38 6-10
RC Stevens 14.71 6-12
It was a week of upsets in this class. Sioux Falls Roosevelt had no answer for the Marshall Tigers on the road Friday night. Marshall, the fourth-ranked team in Class AAA, jumped out to a 7-0 advantage and led wire to wire on its way to a 67-51 victory and giving the Riders their first loss of the season.
"It starts on the defensive end and we didn't play very well defensively tonight," Roosevelt head coach Lee Taylor said. "Give credit to Marshall for executing on offense and dictating play. They were doing what they wanted to do the entire night and we just couldn't stop them."
Roosevelt struggled to shoot 29 percent from the floor.
Meanwhile same night, No. 2 Pierre on a nine-game win streak, fell behind big early at Brookings and fell 66-65. The Govs recovered with a win at home against O'Gorman on Saturday night.
Third-ranked Watertown, lost twice this week. The Arrows fell in overtime at Mitchell (5-13) 54-52 on Thursday and lost at home Friday to Brandon Valley 56-47.
Roosevelt plays at Aberdeen Tuesday host Washington Thursday.
Pierre plays a pair in the ESD this weekend hosting the Arrows Friday and traveling to Yankton Saturday night.
Brookings has the second highest seed points now hosts Lincoln on Thursday and challenges Watertown on the road Saturday.
Watertown plays three ranked teams this week. They host Marshall Tuesday, travel to Pierre Friday and host Brookings Saturday.
Brandon Valley, winners of four of their last five and six out of eight go to Yankton Thursday and host ESD foe Aberdeen Central Saturday.
If we took the top eight seeds(power points) and paired them up for the first-round of the state tournament, this is how the pairings look if the tournament were played today.
(1) Roosevelt vs RC Central(8)
(4)Huron vs Watertown(5)
(2)Brookings vs Lincoln(7)
(3)Pierre vs Brandon Valley(6)