Posted On: 11/20/19 4:45 PM
The Bismack High School Demons were one of the better teams in the WDA last season, using strength in numbers and a staunch defense to contend for a top-four spot throughout the season. They ultimately ran into trouble in the postseason though, losing to Bismarck Century and then Williston in the WDA Tournament. With five rotation players set to return, Bismarck should be strong again in 2019-20.
GO-TO PLAYER: Cadee Rychman
Rychman was the team’s leading scorer a year, averaging just under 10 points and six rebounds per game. She’s a decent 3-point shooter and can create her own offense effectively. With five rotation players gone from a year ago, she’ll be expected to step up and generate offense more consistently and if she can, while improving on her efficiency numbers, she’ll be one of the best players in the WDA.
BREAKOUT CANDIDATE: Mandie Picard
Picard was one of the many regulars last year and she showed plenty of promise on both ends of the floor. The now-junior wing averaged nearly five points per game while shooting 50 percent from 2-point range. If she shows progress as a 3-point shooter,