Aardvarks Take Over the No. 1 Spot
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH: Week 3 Power Rankings
By Ken Farmer | Bloomington South League Coordinator
1. Aardvarks (2-0)
Last week: (3), W vs Lightning, 98-72
Another terrific offensive display for the Aardvarks. They shot a stellar 63 percent from the floor and made 10 of their 21 3-point attempts. Thomas Hoistad poured in a game-high 27 points and scored from all over the floor. Adam Hoven led the team with 14 rebounds and 9 assists while scoring 24 himself. Jack Storry converted some tough finishes inside and finished with 17 points.
2. Rebels (2-0)
Last week: (1), W vs Red Devils, 68-63 OT
A nail-bitter for the Rebels as they squeaked out a W against the Red Devils. They shot 42 percent from the floor, but 3-point shots were falling for the Rebels as they made 12 of their 26 attempts. Cody Heinz made 6 of his 8 three-point shots and total 24 points for the game. Ryan Jansen provided his services off the bench and added 18 points. They held the Red Devils to 40 percent shooting from the field and forced 13 turnovers.
3. Guerrillas (1-0)
Last week: (2), Bye
The Guerrillas had an off week and have a tantalizing matchup with the Muskies looming. Dajon McKnight adds another element to this offense that already has Chris Maher and Bryant Marmol. McKnight led the team with 31 points in Week 1. They were excellent on the defensive end in the opening week and will be a forced to be reckoned with if they keep it up on that end.
4. Muskies (1-0)
Last week: (5), W vs Loons, 77-75
The Muskies came up with big shots down the stretch to hold off Loons for their first win of the season. Kevin Mayer made 5 of his 7 3-point shot attempts and scored a big 17 points for the Muskies. Mayer tied with Sonny Young-Graves, who also scored 17 points, with a team-high 5 three’s. Kyle Radde was the team leader with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
5. THEM (1-1)
Last week: (7), W vs Player’s Club, 72-52
THEM bounced back in a big way following their season-opening loss and grabbed a win in Week 2. The big story was their turnaround offensively, especially from beyond the arc. Devin Stensrude shot 70 percent from downtown and racked up 38 points to lead the way. As a team, they shot 50 percent from the floor and 52 percent from deep. Sam Hanson had 14 rebounds, which led the team, and scored 14 points.
6. Player’s Club (1-1)
Last week: (4), L vs THEM, 52-72
The Player’s Club suffered a letdown on the offensive end and couldn’t match their Week 1 efficiency. They shot just 34 percent from the floor and made just three 3-pointers on the night. However, the ball movement was still there and they had 16 assists to add to their 19 from Week 1. Steven Kelsey led the way with 13 points and Peyton Dixon added 12 off the bench.
7. Loons (0-2)
Last week: (6), L vs Muskies, 75-77
The Loons came up just short in their Week 2 game against the Muskies. It was a close ballgame from start to finish in which the Loons shot just 39 percent, but grabbed 11 offensive rebounds. Mike Ratelle starred in this game, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, and 9 steals. Walt Richard led the scoring with 15 points while shooting 55 percent from the floor.
8. Red Devils (0-2)
Last week: (8), L vs Rebels, 63-68
The Red Devils gave the Rebels all sorts of trouble, but in the end could not get the W. The Red Devils shot 40 percent from the field, but were very efficient from the charity stripe, as they made 12 of their 13 free throw attempts. Their 13 turnovers were also a negative for the Red Devils. Ben Davis led the Red Devils with 22 points, including 6 makes from beyond the arc. Eric Lois and Aaron Zietlow added 10 points to the scoring effort.
9. Lightning (0-2)
Last week: (9), L vs Aardvarks, 52-79
The Lightning got off to a fast start and took an early lead on the Aardvarks. However, their outside shooting cooled off and finished just 4 of 23 from beyond the arc in the game. Their defensive energy also sparked their momentum early in the game and they finished with 14 forced turnovers. Jake Gave led the way with 24 points and Dillon Carlson added 11 points and 4 assists.
10. Free Agents (0-0)
Last week: Bye
The Free Agents were off again last week and will open up against the Loons. Chemistry is also a question mark with a new team and we’ll see how quickly they can gel together. The Loons are tough defensively and it won’t be easy against this team as they get accustomed to one another. We’ll see if they’re up for the challenge.