North Dakota Class A Games to Watch – January 21-26
We’re in the thick of the dog days of the winter season. With conference races starting to heat up and teams hoping to gain footings in region standings, there are bound to be competitive games practically every night all around…
We’re in the thick of the dog days of the winter season. With conference races starting to heat up and teams hoping to gain footings in region standings, there are bound to be competitive games practically every night all around the state.
Here are some of the games to watch in Class A North Dakota:
Bismarck Legacy at Mandan – Tuesday, Jan. 22
Bismarck Legacy heads to Mandan Tuesday to take on the Braves in what could be a game that we see a couple more times this season. The Sabers are currently sitting in third in the WDA while Mandan is at No. 2 and both teams are fairly locked into those spots. Mandan beat Legacy by 16 earlier in January and is still right behind Bismarck Century for the top seed in the league.
Fargo Shanley at Devils Lake – Thursday, Jan. 24
This could be the biggest game of the season in the EDC as the top two teams square off. Devils Lake is undefeated and winning by an average of 37 points per game so far this season while Shanley has just the loss earlier in the year to the Firebirds.
Valley City at West Fargo Sheyenne – Friday, Jan. 25
Here’s a couple teams jockeying for seeding in that second tier of the EDC standings. Sheyenne destroyed Valley City at the beginning of the season (a 71-44 win in Valley City) but the Hi-Liners are playing well as of late. The Mustangs have a chance to fight their way into a second seed potentially in the EDC but a few losses could just as easily drop them from their current position of third.
Grand Forks Red River at Fargo Davies – Friday, Jan. 25
Grand Forks Red River is one of the teams in that fat second tier of clubs in the EDC and after a loss to Sheyenne last week, the Roughriders find themselves in the meatgrinder portion of their schedule. With matchups against West Fargo and Devils Lake in the next week, a game against Davies represents something of a must-get. For Davies, time is sort of running out to make a move into the middle portion of the EDC and the Eagles are heading into something of a soft portion of their schedule. A win over Red River could put them on track for a four-game winning streak before a big game against Shanley in a couple weeks.