Versailles boys basketball team ranked No. 2 in final AP state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Versailles’ Keaton McEldowney takes a shot during a Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball game against St. Henry on Feb. 10 in Versailles.


Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Versailles finished as the No. 2 ranked team in Division III in the Associated Press’ final boys basketball state poll of the 2016-17 season.

This is the third consecutive week that Versailles was ranked behind Leavittsburg Labrae in the Division III state rankings. The Tigers did receive two first-place votes this week, which is up from the one they received each of the previous three weeks. Versailles was ranked in all seven polls this season, ranging from second to seventh.

Tri-Village was the only other Darke County boys basketball team ranked this season. The Patriots were ranked one week.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Springfield from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 10 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 2 in Division II, and Bethel from the Cross County Conference is ranked ninth 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, total points and position last week at right:

DIVISION I
1, Cin. Moeller (24) 22-0 249
2, Pickerington Cent. 20-2 177
3, Newark 21-1 173
4, Massillon Jackson (1) 18-2 164
5, Tol. St. John’s 19-2 136
6, Upper Arlington 20-2 113
7, Wooster 20-1 95
8, Lorain 18-2 82
9, Hilliard Bradley 20-1 31
10, Springfield 19-3 29

Others receiving 12 or more points: N. Can. Hoover 23. Mason 21. Cin. La Salle 19. Cle. St. Ignatius 17.

DIVISION II
1, Upper Sandusky (16) 21-0 215
2, Trotwood-Madison (4) 20-2 210
3, Cols. South (3) 21-1 179
4, Day. Dunbar 19-3 128
5, Ottawa-Glandorf 19-2 113
6, Cin. Wyoming 21-1 107
7, Kettering Alter 19-3 78
8, Wauseon (1) 20-1 58
9, Lancaster Fairfield Union 20-2 47
10, McArthur Vinton County 20-2 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: Akr. SVSM 30. Wapakoneta 22. Sandusky 18. Byesville Meadowbrook 17. Cin. Hughes 16.

DIVISION III
1, Leavittsburg Labrae (15) 21-0 213
2, Versailles (2) 21-1 193
3, Cin. Summit Country Day (6) 21-0 191
4, Proctorville Fairland (1) 20-1 137
5, Oak Hill 21-1 123
6, N. Lima S. Range 21-0 105
7, Haviland Wayne Trace 19-2 94
8, Cle. VASJ 15-5 61
9, Tipp City Bethel 19-3 44
10, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 18-4 25

Others receiving 12 or more points: Genoa Area 24. Findlay Liberty-Benton 22. Brookville 17. Martins Ferry 15.

DIVISION IV
1, McDonald (17) 20-1 220
2, Mansfield St. Peter’s (4) 20-0 182
3, Defiance Ayersville (1) 19-1 166
4, S. Charleston SE 21-1 138
5, Bristol 20-1 126
6, Cornerstone Christian (2) 16-5 91
(tie), W. Unity Hilltop 20-1 91
8, Waterford 16-4 45
9, Strasburg-Franklin 20-2 35
10, Portsmouth Clay 18-2 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: Grove City Christian 28. Sidney Fairlawn 26. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 26. Old Fort 19. Ft. Loramie 18. Holgate 16. Russia 16.

Versailles’ Keaton McEldowney takes a shot during a Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball game against St. Henry on Feb. 10 in Versailles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/02/web1_Keaton-McEldowney-WEB.jpgVersailles’ Keaton McEldowney takes a shot during a Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball game against St. Henry on Feb. 10 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.