Tri-Village girls basketball team moves up to No. 3 in AP state poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Tri-Village’s Autaum Moore prepares to take a shot during a girls basketball game against Brookville on Monday in Brookville.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Tri-Village moved up one spot to No. 3 in the third Associated Press girls basketball poll of the 2015-16 season.

This is the second consecutive week that the Lady Patriots moved up in the Division IV state rankings. They debuted at No. 5 in the first poll of the season and moved up to No. 4 last week.

Waterford and Arlington, who are tied for No. 1 in the Division IV poll, remain ahead of Tri-Village. The Patriots, who received two first place votes, moved ahead of Berlin Hiland this week.

Tri-Village is the lone Darke County girls basketball team to be ranked in the AP girls basketball poll this season.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Sidney from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 4 in Division I, Wayne from the GWOC is ranked No. 7 in Division I, Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 14 in Division III, and Minster from the MAC is ranked No. 8 in Division IV.

Below is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I
1, Wadsworth (15) 16-1 210
2, W. Chester Lakota W. (4) 17-1 200
3, Mason (2) 16-2 154
4, Sidney 18-0 150
5, Pickerington Cent. 15-3 145
6, Canton McKinley 13-2 105
7, Huber Hts. Wayne (1) 17-1 98
8, Powell Olentangy Liberty 16-2 53
9, Louisville 14-3 52
10, N. Can. Hoover (1) 15-3 19

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Lewis Center Olentangy 17. 12, Dublin Coffman 15.

DIVISION II
1, Kettering Alter (15) 16-2 215
2, Oak Harbor (2) 15-0 186
3, Bellbrook (3) 17-0 180
4, Millersburg W. Holmes (1) 15-2 154
5, Ottawa-Glandorf 16-1 125
6, Bellevue 13-2 80
7, Tol. Rogers 13-5 69
8, Zanesville Maysville 15-2 54
9, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 11-3 46
10, Circleville 16-2 34
(tie) Steubenville 16-2 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: 12, Washington C.H. Miami Trace (1) 19.

DIVISION III
1, Ashland Crestview (16) 15-0 214
2, Anna (1) 16-1 169
3, Doylestown Chippewa 15-2 150
4, Archbold 16-1 141
5, Sugarcreek Garaway (2) 13-1 119
6, Marion Pleasant 15-1 81
7, Columbus Grove (1) 16-1 71
8, Metamora Evergreen 13-1 62
9, Cin. Summit Country Day (1) 15-2 57
10, Lynchburg-Clay 16-1 51

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cardington-Lincoln 31. 12, Cols. Africentric 29. 13, Ironton (2) 24. 14, Ft. Recovery 18. 15, Gates Mills Gilmour 13.

DIVISION IV
1, Waterford (13) 14-0 210
(tie) Arlington (8) 17-0 210
3, New Madison Tri-Village (2) 16-1 164
4, Fairfield Christian 14-0 137
5, Berlin Hiland 15-3 110
6, Carey 12-0 105
7, Ottoville 15-2 93
8, Minster 15-3 65
9, Haviland Wayne Trace 13-3 35
10, Ft. Loramie 13-3 23

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Bellaire St. John 22. 12, N. Baltimore 16. 13, Hannibal River 14. 14, Bridgeport 13.

Tri-Village’s Autaum Moore prepares to take a shot during a girls basketball game against Brookville on Monday in Brookville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/01/web1_Autaum-Moore-WEB.jpgTri-Village’s Autaum Moore prepares to take a shot during a girls basketball game against Brookville on Monday in Brookville. 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.