Bismarck/Century - I think Century has a better match up in this game because they can rotate multiple 6'4''s on Dexter. Mattern is a smart coach and will not send a double team off of Fitterer. I think Liggins may be able to contain Ledger, as Rivinius may be able to contain Werner. I think this game goes to Century because of Century's many scoring options.
Bismarck/Mandan - These teams are a good match. Dexter will put up about 20 and 12 every time this game is played. Coyle always seems to be successful against BHS, so I do not see Liggins being a huge advantage here. This game basically comes down to Fitterer and Janz, and which one plays better.
Bismarck/Dickinson - I like Bismarck in this one at this point. No one has been able to stop Werner and Dickinson does not have size. Hanstad will probably get 40, but a team needs about 60 points to win. Have not seen a lot of consistency from the other Midgets.
Bismarck/Minot - Bismarck handled them at home. It will be a good game in Minot. Some weak fouls called on Crosby definitely changed the complexion of this game. Dean will definitely have something to throw at Dexter, and I would not be suprised to see Minot take this game.
Century/Mandan - Another good match up. I like Century in this one though, because Ledger is a tough match up for anyone on Mandan's team, and Century has size.
Century/Dickinson - I see this as a toss up. Century won the first match up, but they do not have the lock down defender to contain Hanstad. He is capable of putting 40 on them. 40 might be enough to beat a Century, because Century is not known to be a very high scoring team.
Century/Minot - These teams play the same style, in my opinion, but I think Century is executing the style with better players. Minot is very solid defensively, and this could come down to the last few possessions.
Mandan/Dickinson - I do not see anyone on Mandan being able to contain Hanstad. If Moody and Abrahamson show up, Dickinson should win. I would not be surprised to see both teams win at home in this one. Hanstad losing on senior night would surprise me.
Mandan/Minot - They match up well. Minot does not have an answer for Coyle, and Mandan does not have an answer for Adams. I think this game will come down to the last few possessions again.
Dickinson/Minot - I always like Dickinson in this game. If the game is in the 50s, I think Minot wins. If the game gets up to 70-80 points, I think Dickinson wins. I can not see Minot as a high scoring team.
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