Posted On: 01/31/19 1:30 PM

We are at about the midway point of the basketball season already. Instead of wondering where the time went and why it can’t slow down, let’s take a look at some of the teams that have been surprises, good or not so good, so far this season.

Devils Lake

The Firebirds were solid last year, going 18-6 before getting to the state tournament and losing a pair of games. So far this year, they’ve been the dominant team in the EDC, going undefeated and beating teams by an average margin of 34 points per game. Devils Lake has cleared all the hurdles thus far in the EDC and should win the league by at least a game or two. Can the Firebirds make noise at state? They’ve shown they are elite to this point.

Bismarck St. Mary’s

The Saints went 21-6 last year, beating Mandan and Bismarck Century during the regular season and taking third in the Class A State Tournament. With a number of key contributors back, expectations could’ve been that this team would contend at least for a top-three or four seed in the WDA and be a potential state tournament team.

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