Monday, November 22, 2010

Basketball: WSN Pre-Season Rankings

WSN published its pre-season rankings in the following article. Interestingly, Immanuel's Dairyland conference opponent, Independence, is ranked #9 in Division 5.

WSN Pre-Season Girls Basketball Rankings

By: Travis Wilson | 11/22/2010

Division 5

1) Newman – Defending champs are the heavy favorites again, especially with Taylor Thomas coming back.

2) Prentice – Abbie Anderson and Cassie Hallstrand give Buccaneers as talented of a duo as you'll find in D5.

3) Northwood – Lots of talent and potential come back for the Evergreens, who made it to D4 state tourney last year.

4) Black Hawk – Warriors will miss All-State forward Kim Wellnitz, but have versatile athletes ready to excel again.

5) Seneca – Went undefeated in Ridge & Valley last year, including two wins over state tourney team Weston.

6) Weston – Head coach Lauretta Pickel welcomes back Chelsea Drea to try to lead Silver Eagles back to state tournament.

7) Siren – Carley Emery and Ashley Guevara give Dragons one of state's best 1-2 scoring punches.

8) Barneveld – Perennial contenders lose five starters from last year but feature a lot of young talent ready to step in.

9) Independence – Indees are very athletic and run the floor well for veteran head coach John Zilla.

10) Southwestern – Pair of returning 1st team all-conference performers has Southwestern poised for a big jump.