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SD Prep Boys Basketball Preview - Race for Titles Begin Tonight

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It is an old cliché, I know, but in South Dakota prep boys basketball, “the more things change, the more they remain the
same.” Boys basketball will again feature numerous programs battling for state championships, some for their first title ever, in three different classes.

A year ago, we witnessed Pierre Riggs’ “Green Power” in full force as they won the Class AA Championship after some struggles earlier in the year. The Class A crown went to a balanced and talented Madison team when favorite Clark-Willow Lake fell in the opening round to Platte-Geddes, which has moved to Class B in 2013-14. And in Class B, White River won a second straight title and their fourth in six years. Head Coach Eldon Marshall's Tigers have made eight straight final fours at the Class B Tourney.

The die is cast - will any of these three teams repeat? Madison (Class A) looks like the favorite while both Pierre (Class AA) and White River (Class B) were hit hard by graduation.

Now, the light turns on for …

South Dakota Prep Girls Basketball Preview for 2013-14 - Classes Wide Open

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(Editor's note - The SD Boys Basketball Preview will come out tomorrow - Tuesday, Dec. 10).

Surprises always seem to find their way onto the basketball floor.
Every time it appears something is so, it turns out it may not be. In sports, we often find that what appeared to be impossible is sometimes possible and may be just a game, a quarter or a play away. It only takes confidence and trust in one's self and team for the improbable to become probable. 

So, as I break down the prep scene in South Dakota girls basketball, please note that a surprise or two or three will be coming down the hoop pipeline.Every time it appears something is so, it turns out it is not. In sport, we find that overcoming the impossible is sometimes only a game, a quarter or even a play away. So, as I break down the prep scene in South Dakota girls basketball, please note that a surprise or two or three are coming down the hoop pipeline.
A year ago, the South Dakota girls basketball had its share of surpris…