Tri-Village moves up to No. 2 in AP girls basketball state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Tri-Village’s Allie Downing goes up for a layup a Cross County Conference girls basketball game against Covington on Jan. 5 in New Madison.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Tri-Village moved up to No. 2 in the Associated Press’ girls basketball state rankings while Versailles maintained its No. 3 ranking.

After being ranked fourth in the Division IV state rankings both of the last two weeks, Tri-Village moved up to No. 2 this week. The Patriots, who received one first-place vote this week, moved ahead of Minster and Waterford while remaining behind Berlin Hiland.

For a second consecutive week Versailles is ranked third in the Division III state rankings behind Cincinnati Summit Country Day and Archbold. Versailles received one first-place vote for a second consecutive week.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Tippecanoe from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 4 in Division II, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 6 in Division II, Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 6 in Division III, and Minster from the MAC is ranked No. 4 in Division IV.

Below are 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, Newark (18) 15-0 189
2, Mason (1) 14-1 166
3, Tol. Start 12-1 127
4, W. Chester Lakota W. 14-2 106
5, Solon 13-2 103
6, Lyndhurst Brush 16-1 101
7, Eastlake N. 13-1 69
8, Can. GlenOak 13-1 58
9, Reynoldsburg 12-3 43
10, New Carlisle Tecumseh 14-2 36

Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

DIVISION II
1, Ottawa-Glandorf (16) 15-0 169
2, Kettering Alter (2) 13-2 165
3, Day. Carroll 14-2 148
4, Tipp City Tippecanoe 13-2 94
5, Shaker Hts. Laurel 14-1 66
6, Trotwood-Madison 10-4 61
7, Perry 13-1 59
8, Parma Padua 12-2 55
9, London 13-2 51
10, Upper Sandusky 15-0 32

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Beloit W. Branch 19. 12, Millbury Lake 14. 13, Clyde 13. 14, Warren Howland 12.

DIVISION III
1, Cin. Summit Country Day (11) 17-0 165
2, Archbold (3) 15-0 143
3, Versailles (1) 15-2 114
4, Cols. Africentric (1) 14-2 99
5, Findlay Liberty-Benton 12-1 83
6, Ft. Recovery 11-1 74
7, Richwood N. Union 14-1 63
8, Columbiana (1) 18-0 58
9, Columbus Grove 13-1 56
10, Gates Mills Gilmour (2) 12-4 47

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Albany Alexander 22. 12, Bellaire 14. 13, Newton Falls 12. 13, Waynesville 12.

DIVISION IV
1, Berlin Hiland (16) 14-1 177
2, New Madison Tri-Village (1) 14-0 132
3, Waterford (2) 12-2 127
4, Minster 13-1 118
5, Fairfield Christian 15-0 111
6, Ottoville 12-3 93
7, Arlington 13-2 80
8, Haviland Wayne Trace 12-1 69
9, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 13-2 30
10, Russia 13-3 29

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Norwalk St. Paul 16. 12, Jackson Center 14. 13, New Matamoras Frontier 12.

Tri-Village’s Allie Downing goes up for a layup a Cross County Conference girls basketball game against Covington on Jan. 5 in New Madison.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/01/web1_Allie-Downing-WEB-1.jpgTri-Village’s Allie Downing goes up for a layup a Cross County Conference girls basketball game against Covington on Jan. 5 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.