Tri-Village boys basketball team ranked 5th in season’s final AP poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Tri-Village’s Tyler VanWinkle goes up for a shot during a boys basketball game against Fort Loramie on Saturday in New Madison.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – In the final Associated Press boys basketball poll of the 2015-16 season Tri-Village is ranked fifth in Division IV.

Tri-Village moved up one spot from last week’s poll, bypassing in the state rankings. Van Wert Lincolnview, Mogadore, Gorham Fayette and Defiance Ayersville remained ahead of the Patriots in the state rankings.

Tri-Village has been ranked in all six 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 couple other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Wayne from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division I, and Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 4 in Division II.

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

DIVISION I

1, Huber Hts. Wayne (12);22-0;199
2, Lima Sr. (8);20-0;194
3, Wilmington;21-1;159
4, Cin. Elder;19-3;107
5, Cin. Moeller;19-3;91
6, Gahanna Lincoln;20-2;80
7, Cols. Northland;19-2;61
8, Warren Harding;18-2;55
9, Garfield Hts.;17-4;40
10, Westerville S.;18-4;34

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Tol. St. John’s 19. 12, Cols. St. Charles 18. 12, Can. McKinley (1) 18. 12, Mason 18. 15, Pickerington Cent. 16.

DIVISION II

1, New Concord John Glenn (16);21-1;204
2, Upper Sandusky (2);21-0;153
3, Akr. SVSM (1);17-3;150
4, Trotwood-Madison;20-2;108
5, Chillicothe Unioto (1);20-1;96
6, Lexington;19-2;86
7, Defiance;17-3;78
8, Alliance;20-1;65
9, Poland Seminary (1);16-4;39
10, Napoleon;16-4;26

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Wauseon 23. 12, Canfield 16. 12, Cle. E. Tech 16. 14, Johnstown-Monroe 15. 15, Cle. Benedictine 12.

DIVISION III

1, Lima Cent. Cath. (14);19-1;194
2, Massillon Tuslaw (6);21-0;189
3, Cin. Purcell Marian (1);18-3;132
4, Beachwood;19-2;127
5, Day. Northridge;20-2;104
6, Berlin Hiland;18-4;86
7, Milan Edison;19-2;81
8, Cle. VASJ;15-5;53
9, Worthington Christian;18-4;28
10, Proctorville Fairland;18-4;26

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Swanton 19. 12, Leavittsburg Labrae 15. 13, Spencerville 12.

DIVISION IV

1, Van Wert Lincolnview (18);20-1;195
2, Mogadore;18-1;163
3, Gorham Fayette (1);20-1;148
4, Defiance Ayersville;19-2;130
5, New Madison Tri-Village;19-3;106
6, Russia;19-3;80
7, Glouster Trimble;17-3;67
8, Sandusky St. Mary;18-3;52
9, Lisbon David Anderson (1);20-1;35
10, Jackson Center;18-4;31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, McDonald (1) 23. 12, Bristol 22. 13, Cols. Africentric 19. 14, Waterford 16. 14, S. Charleston SE 16.

Tri-Village’s Tyler VanWinkle goes up for a shot during a boys basketball game against Fort Loramie on Saturday in New Madison.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/02/web1_Tyler-VanWinkle-WEB-1.jpgTri-Village’s Tyler VanWinkle goes up for a shot during a boys basketball game against Fort Loramie 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.