Top-ranked WIC girls blow past Norway 56-25
IRON RIVER—How much stock anyone puts in midseason polls is really a matter of opinion. In the end, prep polls are a snapshot of how a group of voters ranks various teams at a moment in time, but polls don’t win games and they don’t assign champions. That is done on the court, as it should be.
Nevertheless, teams, players and fans often use polls as a comparative tool and so when a team is ranked at the top of its class or division, people take notice. And that’s the situation the West Iron County girls basketball team finds itself in as the 2018-19 heads into its second half.
In its first game as the top-ranked team in the latest Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Division 1-3 poll, the Wykons started slowly against a shorthanded Norway team, but eventually dominated the Knights in a 56-25 nonconference road victory.
WIC coach Eric Shamion spoke about his team’s No. 1 ranking afterward.
“I think the kids are definitely excited to be top ranked. I’m not sure if there’s ever been a West Iron girls team ranked No. 1, so it’s a special honor. Hopefully they’re mature enough to be able to handle the pressure that comes along with being highly ranked.