Posted On: 11/27/19 10:00 AM
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, it’s time to unveil my preseason top-10 rankings.
The reigning state champs, the Vikings return arguably the best player in the state in sophomore forward Abby Duchscherer. The 6-foot-1 All-Stater averaged better than 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Kindred was extremely young last year, starting and relying on a number of underclassmen. Watch out for Tarryn Johnson inside and Kristina Freier to make improvements as well.
LEM was one of the elite teams in Class B last year and there’s no reason to think the Cardinals won’t be one again this year. With all five starters back including all-state guard Callie Ronningen, this team is the ideal combination of talented and experienced. Kaitlyn Scherr and Morgan Freije are also upper-echelon players in the area.
The Tommies reached the state tournament last year and return a number of talented pieces including all-state guard McKenzie Hughes, Macy Jordheim and Kyra Sorby. Jada Welke is a breakout candidate too.