Tri-Village girls basketball team drops to No. 6 in season’s final AP rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Tri-Village’s Emma Printz takes a shot during an Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament girls basketball game against Springfield Catholic Central on Saturday in Brookville.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Tri-Village fell two spots to No. 6 in the final Associated Press girls basketball poll of the 2015-16 season.

In the final poll of the season Tri-Village is ranked behind Arlington, Waterford, Berlin Hiland, Carey and Ottoville in the Division IV rankings. Carey and Ottoville moved ahead of the Lady Patriots in the state rankings.

Tri-Village has been ranked in every AP girls basketball poll this season, ranging from No. 5 in week one to No. 1 two weeks ago. Tri-Village is the lone Darke County girls basketball team to be ranked this season.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Sidney from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 2 in Division I, Wayne from the GWOC is ranked No. 4 in Division I, and Minster from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 9 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 (12);21-1;153
2, Sidney (3);23-0;139
3, W. Chester Lakota W. (1);21-1;132
4, Huber Hts. Wayne (1);22-1;117
5, Mason;20-2;110
6, Pickerington Cent.;20-3;69
7, Powell Olentangy Liberty;20-1;65
8, Canton McKinley;18-3;50
9, N. Can. Hoover;19-3;35
10, Louisville;19-4;12

Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

DIVISION II

1, Kettering Alter (10);22-2;154
2, Oak Harbor (2);22-0;141
3, Bellbrook (3);24-0;131
4, Zanesville Maysville;20-2;92
5, Ottawa-Glandorf;20-2;88
6, Millersburg W. Holmes;19-3;81
7, Circleville;22-2;73
8, Clarksville Clinton-Massie;19-4;44
9, Tol. Rogers (1);17-5;34
10, Warren Howland;17-5;18
(tie) Cortland Lakeview (1);20-2;18

Others receiving 12 or more points: 12, Cambridge 13.

DIVISION III

1, Ashland Crestview (15);20-0;158
2, Lynchburg-Clay (1);22-1;125
3, Sugarcreek Garaway;16-2;104
4, Columbus Grove;20-2;94
5, Anna;20-3;80
6, Metamora Evergreen;19-2;58
7, Cin. Summit Country Day;20-3;56
8, Archbold;18-3;49
9, Ironton;23-0;46
10, Marion Pleasant;20-2;45

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Doylestown Chippewa 33. 12, N. Lima S. Range (1) 25. 13, W. Liberty-Salem 12.

DIVISION IV

1, Arlington (11);21-1;146
2, Waterford (1);22-1;118
3, Berlin Hiland;21-3;105
4, Carey (1);21-1;100
5, Ottoville (1);20-2;92
6, New Madison Tri-Village;20-3;85
7, Ft. Loramie;19-4;55
8, Gorham Fayette;22-1;54
9, Minster (1);18-4;53
10, Fairfield Christian;17-3;21

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton (1) 18. 12, N. Baltimore (1) 15. 12, Defiance Ayersville 15. 14, McDonald 14.

Tri-Village’s Emma Printz takes a shot during an Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament girls basketball game against Springfield Catholic Central on Saturday in Brookville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/02/web1_Emma-Printz-WEB.jpgTri-Village’s Emma Printz takes a shot during an Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament girls basketball game against Springfield Catholic Central on Saturday 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.