By Jacob Pommerer
2020-21 NSAA Standings
Mayville State (7-12 4-1 NSAA)-Split their conference doubleheader this weekend. First the Comets picked up a75-71 win over Bellevue, Latrelle Franklin led all scorers with 24 points. Mayville then fell to Dakota State 72-60, Thomas Gieske led the Comets with 14 points off the bench.
Dakota State (6-8 4-1 NSAA)-The Trojans had a great week going 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the NSAA. In non-conference action Dakota State defeated Trinity Bible 79-77 in OT, Josh McGreal led the Trojans with 29 points. In conference action Dakota State first took down Presentation 80-71, newcomer and Division I transfer (Northern Illinois) Gairges Daow led all scorers with 28 points off the bench. The Trojans capped off the week with a 72-60 win over Mayville State, Josh McGreal led all scorers with 18 points.
Bellevue (12-10, 5-2 NSAA)-Split their conference weekend. The Bruins picked up a 75-58 win over Presentation Eric Pierce led all scorers with 18 points. The Bruins then fell to Mayville State 75-71, Isaiah Bates led Bellevue with 16 points.
(RV) Valley City (11-3 3-2 NSAA)-The Vikings who (RV) again in the newest top 25 poll went 2-1 overall and 1-1 in NSAA play. In non-conference action VCSU defeated Oak Hills 105-48, Eddie Oyet led all scorers with 23 points coming off the bench. In conference play the Vikings took down Waldorf 74-61, Connor Entzi led all scorers with 18 points. Valley City dropped game two of their conference weekend to Viterbo 88-84, Kevin Schramm led the Vikings with 15 points.
Viterbo (4-4 2-3 NSAA)-Split their conference weekend, On Friday the V-Hawks fell to Dickinson State 70-59, Jack Monis led all scorers with 20 points. Viterbo bounced back with a nice win over (RV) Valley City 88-84, Noah Fredrickson, my player to watch for the V-Hawks this season had a huge game scoring 24 points including 6 3-pointers.
Dickinson State (3-9 2-3 NSAA)- Swept their conference weekend, first picking up a win over Viterbo 70-59, Trey Hladky led the BlueHawks with 16 points. Dickinson completed the weekend sweep with a72-66 win over Waldorf, Bryce Knox led all scorers with 19 points.
Waldorf (2-9 1-4 NSAA)-Dropped both of the NSAA contests this week. Waldorf fell to (RV) Valley City 74-61, Quincy Minor Jr. and Kesean Warren each had 13 points to lead the Warriors. On Saturday Waldorf fell to Dickinson State 72-66 Minor Jr. led the Warriors with 17 points.
Presentation (3-13 0-5 NSAA)-Went 0-2 this weekend, first falling to Bellevue 75-58, newcomer Jalonni McCovey led the Saints with 14 points. PC then fell to Dakota State 80-71, Ian Kelly led the Saints with 17 points.
Pom’s Power Rankings
- (RV) Valley City State- Had their full roster back but dropped a close contest to Viterbo.
- Bellevue- Tough loss to Mayville. Wil continue their conference road trip this weekend.
- Mayville- Will need to bounce back after the loss to Dakota State, big game with VCSU this weekend.
- Viterbo– BIG road win over VCSU
- Dakota State-The addition of a D1 transfer makes this a very dangerous team riding some momentum.
- Dickinson– Solid weekend for them
- Waldorf– Have the conferences leading scorer just need others to step up.
- Presentation-New faces may be the jumpstart this team needs
I elected not to move any of the teams in my power rankings this week. The top 5 teams just kind of beat up on each other. The NSAA may not have the flashiest of players or a high ranked team but this is still a very good league. The top 5 teams all have multiple players that can score big numbers any given night. Whatever team comes out of the NSAA for the National Tournament is a team that cannot be slept on.
NSAA Games This Week
(Games subject to change due to Covid-19).
Tues. Jan 19th
Trinity Bible @ Mayville
Fri. Jan 22nd
Dakota State @ Waldorf *
(RV) Valley City @Mayville*
Dickinson State @ Presentation*
Bellevue @ Viterbo*
Sat Jan 16th
Dakota State @ Viterbo*
Bellevue @ Waldorf*
(RV) Valley City @ Presentation*
Dickinson State @ Mayville*
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