ndsportsfan14 wrote:So I don't know allot about class A ball as in the players other then the top players in Class A, but I was in a discussion the other day with some former class A basketball players, and they were talking about how weak class B basketball is and saying that Teams like this years North Star, Oak Grove, Cavalier etc. And 2010 Carrington boys and years past class b champions team wouldn't even compete in Class A basketball I was just wondering if someone could fill me in cause I strongly disagree with what they said example
Valley City's team this year is worse then years before and are 4-4 last time I checked in Class A and how did they do in Class B ? Not comparing them to like BHS or Fargo teams just saying.
T$$ wrote:You can't compare gf teams. I don't think a gf team would win the b, or even a class b region. It is actually tougher to win the b as you may get stuck in a tough region. In class a you have a 50/50 chance to get to state and at state anything can happen. However if you took the top 4 a vs top 4 b each year class a would win 75 percent. Mainly because of better coaching
T$$ wrote:Please read my post before you disrespect me. I stated A would win 75 percent which I think is quite good. In fact I agree with you but you must realize class b would win some games. Are you old enough to remember the St.Marys holiday tournament? The first round always matched up A and B teams. Linton frequently won and one of the best games I ever attended was #1 Carrington led by Jim Kleinsausser playing #1Mandan. I think Mandan won in OT but don't remember as it was many years ago. Carrington won state that year.
T$$ wrote:If you look at coaching resumes almost all of the good class a coaches made the jump from class b. Steve Miller and Jason Horner are both former Napoleon head coaches. I can't argue with your point of depth however… as it is the number one factor. Coaching is NOT a mute point. Bismarck went decades without a state title until miller. Same with mandan. Century will be the next to break the drought as they have a fantastic coach. Some of the great class b programs like Hillsboro, Mayville, and Linton are because of great coaches who devolope programs by starting in the grade schools.
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