Tri-Village girls basketball team moves up to No. 4 in state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Tri-Village’s Emma Printz dribbles the ball during a girls basketball game against St. Henry on Saturday in New Madison.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Tri-Village moved up one spot to No. 4 in the second Associated Press girls basketball state poll of the 2015-16 season.

After being ranked No. 5 in the first poll of the season, the Lady Patriots moved ahead of Haviland Wayne Trace in this week’s rankings. Tri-Village is ranked behind Waterford, Arlington and Berlin Hiland. The Patriots also received one first place vote this week.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Sidney from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 6 in Division I, Wayne from the GWOC is ranked No. 8 in Division I, and Minster from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 10 in Division IV.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in The Associated Press poll, by OHSAA divisions, with total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I

1, Wadsworth (16);201
2, W. Chester Lakota W. (2);167
3, Pickerington Cent.;153
4, Powell Olentangy Liberty;144
5, Mason (4);142
6, Sidney;100
7, Canton McKinley;95
8, Huber Hts. Wayne;61
9, Louisville;32
10, N. Can. Hoover;24

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Reynoldsburg 16. 12, Canfield 15. 13, Mentor 13.

DIVISION II

1, Kettering Alter (10);181
2, Oak Harbor (6);175
3, Bellbrook (1);163
4, Millersburg W. Holmes (1);149
5, Ottawa-Glandorf (2);122
6, Bellevue;87
7, Steubenville;71
8, Tol. Rogers;54
9, Clarksville Clinton-Massie;39
10, Zanesville Maysville;28

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Washington C.H. Miami Trace (1) 23. 12, Circleville 20. 13, Cortland Lakeview (1) 18. 14, Cambridge 17.

DIVISION III

1, Ashland Crestview (7);177
2, Cin. Summit Country Day (4);162
3, Doylestown Chippewa (4);147
4, Anna (1);129
5, Archbold;120
6, Sugarcreek Garaway (2);91
7, Marion Pleasant;66
8, Columbus Grove (1);59
9, Lynchburg-Clay;53
10, Cols. Africentric;43

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Ironton (2) 22. 12, Newton Falls 18. 13, Metamora Evergreen 17. 14, Brookfield 16. 15, Orrville 13. 16, Cardington-Lincoln 12.

DIVISION IV

1, Waterford (14);199
2, Arlington (6);180
3, Berlin Hiland (1);176
4, New Madison Tri-Village (1);130
5, Fairfield Christian;92
6, Haviland Wayne Trace;91
7, Ottoville;76
8, Carey;63
9, Ft. Loramie;57
10, Minster;52

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Hannibal River 23. 12, Bellaire St. John 18.

Tri-Village’s Emma Printz dribbles the ball during a girls basketball game against St. Henry on Saturday in New Madison.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/01/web1_Emma-Printz-WEB.jpgTri-Village’s Emma Printz dribbles the ball during a girls basketball game against St. Henry on Saturday in New Madison. Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.