Posted On: 11/30/19 2:25 PM

Basketball season is right around the corner. Teams are firing up practice this week and games will be starting in less than two weeks. With that in mind, here are some things I’m curious about heading into the season:

Can anybody beat Bismarck Century?

The Patriots went undefeated last year and steamrolled the competition pretty much from start to finish. Bismarck Century’s now won three straight state titles and heading into this year, looks like the easy favorite to win a fourth straight. Lauren Ware is the best player in the state and a dominant two-way force inside. But the Patriots are far from a one-player outfit. Chloe Markovic is back after starting last year. Julia Fitterer was the team’s third-leading scorer as a sophomore and could be a breakout player with a bigger role this winter. The Patriots will certainly miss Lily Keplin, who was dominant last year, forming one half of an unstoppable duo with Ware, but if history has revealed anything, it’s that the Patriots always have someone ready to step up.

How will the top of the EDC Shake Out?

The EDC race is going to be interesting this winter.

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