Versailles girls basketball team ranked No. 1 in AP state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmediamidwest.com



Versailles’ Ellen Peters shoots a jumper over the Tippecanoe defense during a girls basketball game on Jan. 6 in Versailles.

Versailles’ Ellen Peters shoots a jumper over the Tippecanoe defense during a girls basketball game on Jan. 6 in Versailles.


Mike Ullery | AIM Media Midwest

COLUMBUS – Versailles moved up to No. 1 in the Division III state rankings in the third Associated Press girls basketball poll of the 2017-18 season.

After being ranked second in Division II the past two weeks, Versailles moved ahead of Columbus Africentric in this week’s poll. The Tigers also received a season-best four first-place votes this week.

Tri-Village’s girls fell out of the state rankings in Division IV. The Patriots were ranked seventh in the season’s first poll and 14th last week.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Tippecanoe from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 5 in Division II, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 7 in Division II, Minster from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division IV, Fort Recovery from the MAC is ranked No. 7 in Division IV, and New Bremen from the MAC is ranked No. 13 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 (16) 14-0 191
2. W. Chester Lakota W. (2) 15-1 146
3. Pickerington Cent. (1) 16-1 134
4. Dublin Coffman 15-1 126
5. Solon (1) 13-2 105
6. Canton McKinley 14-1 93
7. Cin. Mt. Notre Dame 13-3 56
8. Dresden Tri-Valley 11-2 40
9. Stow-Munroe Falls 14-2 36
10. Wadsworth 14-2 29

Others receiving 12 or more points: Canfield 23. Mason 22. Tol. Notre Dame 21. Geneva 17. Berea-Midpark 16.

DIVISION II
1. Beloit W. Branch (16) 13-0 187
2. Gates Mills Gilmour (3) 12-2 135
3. Germantown Valley View 14-1 114
4. Bellevue 14-1 108
5. Tipp City Tippecanoe (1) 13-2 98
6. Zanesville Maysville 12-1 94
7. Trotwood-Madison 11-2 69
8. McArthur Vinton County 12-0 67
9. Tol. Rogers 13-3 50
10. Washington C.H. Miami Trace 13-2 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: Shaker Hts. Laurel 28. Washington C.H. 24. London 20. Warren Howland 15. Poland Seminary 13. Akr. SVSM 12.

DIVISION III
1. Versailles (4) 16-1 159
2. Cols. Africentric (11) 13-1 144
3. Ottawa-Glandorf (1) 14-1 124
4. Cin. Summit Country Day (1) 13-0 114
5. Kirtland 15-0 96
6. Waynesville (1) 15-0 73
7. Archbold 12-1 70
8. Findlay Liberty-Benton 13-1 56
9. Cardington-Lincoln 16-1 34
10. Doylestown Chippewa 13-0 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: Rocky River Lutheran W. 25. Elyria Cath. (1) 23. Minford 18. Proctorville Fairland 13. Seaman N. Adams 12.

DIVISION IV
1. Minster (13) 14-1 183
2. Waterford (4) 10-1 166
3. Ottoville 14-1 123
4. Fairfield Christian 12-2 115
5. Sugar Grove Berne Union 12-1 111
6. N. Jackson Jackson-Milton (2) 13-0 108
7. Ft. Recovery 11-2 45
8. N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 9-4 35
9. Portsmouth Notre Dame 15-0 34
10. Steubenville Cath. Cent. 11-2 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: Dalton 29. Cornerstone Christian (1) 28. New Bremen 27. New Boston Glenwood 16.

Versailles’ Ellen Peters shoots a jumper over the Tippecanoe defense during a girls basketball game on Jan. 6 in Versailles.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/01/web1_Ellen-Peters-WEB.jpgVersailles’ Ellen Peters shoots a jumper over the Tippecanoe defense during a girls basketball game on Jan. 6 in Versailles. Mike Ullery | AIM Media Midwest

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmediamidwest.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.

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