Versailles moves up in AP girls basketball state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Versailles’ Lindsey Winner puts up a shot during a girls basketball game against Tri-Village on Monday in Versailles.


Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Versailles moved up one spot while Tri-Village maintained its spot in the Associated Press’ girls basketball state rankings.

Versailles moved up to No. 7 in Division III, moving ahead of Findlay Liberty-Benton, in the fifth weekly poll of the 2016-17 season. The Tigers remained ranked behind Cincinnati Summit Country Day, Archbold, Columbiana, Fort Recovery, Columbus Africentric and Columbus Grove. Versailles has been ranked in all five polls this season, ranging from third to eighth.

For a third consecutive week Tri-Village is ranked second behind Berlin Hiland in Division IV. The Patriots received four first-place votes this week, which is down from last week’s season high of five. Tri-Village has been ranked in each poll this season, ranging from second to fourth.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Tippecanoe from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 7 in Division II, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 8 in Division II, Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 4 in Division III, and Minster from the MAC is ranked No. 6 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, Newark (18) 21-0 180
2, W. Chester Lakota W. 18-2 141
3, Tol. Start 17-1 129
4, Can. Glenoak 16-1 107
5, New Carlisle Tecumseh 19-2 77
6, Mason 17-3 66
7, Reynoldsburg 18-2 65
8, Solon 16-2 61
9, N. Can. Hoover 18-2 35
10, Dublin Coffman 17-2 32

Others receiving 12 or more points: Eastlake N. 20. Berea-Midpark 19. Lyndhurst Brush 16.

DIVISION II
1, Ottawa-Glandorf (13) 18-0 154
2, Kettering Alter (3) 18-2 146
3, Day. Carroll 17-3 128
4, Perry 16-1 97
5, Beloit W. Branch (2) 20-2 82
6, Upper Sandusky 19-1 76
7, Tipp City Tippecanoe 17-3 73
8, Trotwood-Madison 14-4 31
9, Elyria Cath. 17-2 23
10, Warren Howland 15-4 21

Others receiving 12 or more points: London 20. Shaker Hts. Laurel 18. Clyde 17. Wilmington 13. Oak Harbor 13. Poland Seminary 12.

DIVISION III
1, Cin. Summit Country Day (13) 20-0 166
2, Archbold (2) 19-0 152
3, Columbiana (2) 22-0 135
4, Ft. Recovery 15-1 89
5, Cols. Africentric 18-3 83
6, Columbus Grove 16-1 80
7, Versailles 16-3 66
8, Waynesville 19-1 39
9, Gates Mills Gilmour (1) 15-4 34
10, Findlay Liberty-Benton 15-2 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: Richwood N. Union 22. W. Liberty-Salem 18.

DIVISION IV
1, Berlin Hiland (13) 19-1 165
2, New Madison Tri-Village (4) 19-0 151
3, Fairfield Christian 18-1 124
4, Waterford 16-2 90
5, Arlington 17-2 87
6, Minster 16-2 78
7, Ottoville 16-3 72
8, Haviland Wayne Trace 17-1 65
9, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 17-2 55
10, Norwalk St. Paul 15-2 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: Jackson Center 16.

Versailles’ Lindsey Winner puts up a shot during a girls basketball game against Tri-Village on Monday in Versailles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/02/web1_Lindsey-Winner-WEB.jpgVersailles’ Lindsey Winner puts up a shot during a girls basketball game against Tri-Village on Monday in Versailles. Kyle Shaner|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.