Tri-Village boys basketball team moves up to No. 6 in state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Tri-Village’s Gavin Richards goes up for a shot during a boys basketball game against Coldwater on Saturday in New Madison.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Tri-Village moved up one spot to No. 6 in the Associated Press’ fifth state rankings of the 2015-16 season.

Van Wert Lincolnview, Sandusky St. Mary, Mogadore, Gorham Fayette and Defiance Ayersville remained ahead of Tri-Village in this week’s Division IV state poll. The Patriots passed Jackson Center, who dropped from fourth to eighth in the state rankings.

Tri-Village has been ranked in all five of the AP’s state polls this season, ranging from second through seventh. The Patriots are the only Darke County team ranked in this week’s poll. Versailles was ranked in the first two polls of the season before falling out of the rankings.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Wayne from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 5 in Division II, and Miami East from the Cross County Conference is ranked No. 11 in Division III.

Below are the top 10 teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, and total points.

DIVISION I
1, Huber Hts. Wayne (11) 20-0 200
2, Lima Sr. (9) 18-0 196
3, Gahanna Lincoln 20-1 155
4, Wilmington 19-1 131
5, Warren Harding (1) 17-1 100
6, Garfield Hts. 16-3 91
7, Cin. Elder 18-3 66
8, Cin. Moeller 17-3 58
9, Cols. Northland 18-2 40
10, Westerville S. 17-4 21

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Mason 18. 12, Cin. La Salle 17. 13, Tol. St. John’s 13.

DIVISION II
1, New Concord John Glenn (16) 19-1 201
2, Chillicothe Unioto (4) 19-0 173
3, Akr. SVSM 15-3 143
4, Upper Sandusky (1) 19-0 119
5, Trotwood-Madison 17-2 116
6, Defiance 16-3 107
7, Lexington 18-2 81
8, Poland Seminary 14-4 28
9, Napoleon 13-4 19
10, Alliance 19-1 17
(tie) Cle. Benedictine 17-2 17
(tie) Cle. E. Tech 17-3 17

Others receiving 12 or more points: 13, Johnstown-Monroe 16. 14, McConnelsville Morgan 15. 14, McArthur Vinton County 15.

DIVISION III
1, Lima Cent. Cath. (15) 18-1 199
2, Massillon Tuslaw (5) 19-0 185
3, Day. Northridge (1) 18-1 149
4, Berlin Hiland 18-2 132
5, Cin. Purcell Marian 17-3 87
5, Worthington Christian 17-3 87
7, Beachwood 17-2 81
8, Milan Edison 15-2 55
9, Cle. VASJ 13-5 43
10, Proctorville Fairland 14-4 29

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Casstown Miami E. 20. 12, Leavittsburg Labrae 15. 13, Findlay Liberty-Benton 13.

DIVISION IV
1, Van Wert Lincolnview (15) 19-1 194
2, Sandusky St. Mary (5) 17-1 183
3, Mogadore 16-1 123
4, Gorham Fayette 18-1 121
5, Defiance Ayersville 17-2 107
6, New Madison Tri-Village 17-3 102
7, Glouster Trimble 16-3 71
8, Jackson Center 17-3 64
9, Russia 17-3 33
10, Cols. Africentric 15-6 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Waterford 28. 12, S. Charleston SE 14. 13, Lisbon David Anderson (1) 13. 13, Bristol 13. 15, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 12. 15, McDonald 12.

Tri-Village’s Gavin Richards goes up for a shot during a boys basketball game against Coldwater on Saturday in New Madison.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/02/web1_Gavin-Richards-WEB-1.jpgTri-Village’s Gavin Richards goes up for a shot during a boys basketball game against Coldwater 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.