BISMARCK, N.D. - Every teams goal at the beginning, middle, and end of the season, is always the same. Make it to state. Only a handful of teams actually get there, and once they are there, the goal is, obviously, to win.
Well, the Class-B state tournament is still a ways away, which gives teams across the state some extra time to fix what’s needed to be fixed.
But some teams, don’t need too much fixing. On Monday, the Class-B girls basketball polls were released, and the Shiloh Christian Skyhawks were perched on top again. While polls mean nothing to this group of girls, what does matter, is their performance on the court.
Shiloh senior Amber Stevahn said: "To us, polls are nice to know that people think we are number one, but we have to think about, that polls mean nothing when it comes to the end of the season, and anyone can go to state. So, we really have to work our hardest in everything."
"We just always play one game at a time,” added senior Brittan Grubb. “We play our best every time we come on the court, and I think that's what really puts us in a good mentality that, we don't have any pressure on our backs to be the best, we just try to be the best."
And a big contributor to their success this season, is their camaraderie on and off the court.
"They get along really well, and I think that's really, a big part of why I think we're doing pretty good this year. Obviously have a lot of things to work on, the work ethic that they have every day is a big part of that,” said Head Coach Daryl Bearstail.
The Skyhawks will be on the court on Thursday to host New Salem-Almont, but you can hear more from Amber Stevahn Wednesday, as Kaleigh Emery puts her in this week’s Sports Spotlight.