Versailles boys basketball team falls in AP state poll


Tri-Village boys remain No. 2 in state rankings

By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Versailles’ Brett McEldowney takes a shot during a boys basketball game against St. Henry on Jan. 8 in Versailles.

Versailles’ Brett McEldowney takes a shot during a boys basketball game against St. Henry on Jan. 8 in Versailles.


Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Tri-Village maintained its No. 2 ranking while Versailles fell in the second Associated Press boys basketball state poll of the 2015-16 season.

Tri-Village remained second in the Division IV state rankings behind Van Wert Lincolnview for a second consecutive week. Last week both teams received six first place votes, but this week Lincolnview received 12 while Tri-Village received five. The Patriots did move closer in point totals, only trailing Lincolnview by seven this week.

After being ranked seventh in Division III in the first poll of the season, Versailles fell to No. 11 in this week’s state rankings. Lima Central Catholic, Massillon Tuslaw, Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Berlin Hiland, Dayton Northridge and Columbus Grandview Heights remained ahead of Versailles in the state rankings. Beachwood, Miami East, Worthington Christian and Cincinnati Purcell Marian each jumped ahead of Versailles in the poll.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Wayne from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 11 in Division II, Miami East from the Cross County Conference is ranked No. 6 in Division III, and Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 15 in Division IV.

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, Huber Hts. Wayne (13) 12-0 200
2, Lima Sr. (6) 9-0 186
3, Cin. Moeller (1) 13-1 138
4, Garfield Hts. 12-2 120
5, Wilmington 12-0 114
6, Westerville S. 11-2 86
7, Gahanna Lincoln 13-1 82
8, Dublin Coffman 12-1 64
9, Cle. St. Ignatius 9-2 34
10, Cin. Elder 11-3 23

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Warren Harding (1) 20. 12, Lorain 19. 13, Massillon Jackson 16.

DIVISION II
1, Akr. SVSM (12) 12-1 183
2, New Concord John Glenn (4) 13-1 173
3, Chillicothe Unioto (2) 12-0 141
4, Lexington (1) 14-1 139
5, Napoleon 9-1 83
6, McArthur Vinton County 12-1 51
7, Defiance 10-3 47
8, Franklin 11-2 40
9, Cle. Cent. Cath. 8-3 38
10, Ottawa-Glandorf 11-3 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Trotwood-Madison 27. 12, Day. Chaminade-Julienne 26. 12, Byesville Meadowbrook 26. 14, Poland Seminary (2) 20. 15, Canfield 17.

DIVISION III
1, Lima Cent. Cath. (18) 13-0 206
2, Massillon Tuslaw 14-0 153
3, Cle. VASJ (2) 9-3 125
4, Berlin Hiland 12-2 113
5, Beachwood 12-1 109
6, Casstown Miami E. 11-1 79
7, Worthington Christian 11-3 66
8, Day. Northridge 13-1 65
9, Cols. Grandview Hts. 12-2 42
10, Cin. Purcell Marian (1) 12-2 38

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Versailles 25. 12, Milan Edison 22. 13, Van Buren 19. 14, Leavittsburg Labrae 17. 15, Martins Ferry 13.

DIVISION IV
1, Van Wert Lincolnview (12) 14-0 182
2, New Madison Tri-Village (5) 13-1 175
3, Cols. Africentric (1) 9-4 109
4, Defiance Ayersville 11-1 100
5, Sandusky St. Mary 12-1 91
6, Gorham Fayette (1) 12-0 90
7, Glouster Trimble 11-1 79
8, Mogadore 9-1 68
9, Jackson Center 12-2 41
10, Waterford 8-2 28

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Convoy Crestview 23. 12, Russia 21. 13, McDonald 20. 14, Mansfield St. Peter’s 17. 15, Ft. Recovery 16. 16, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 14. 17, S. Charleston SE 12.

Versailles’ Brett McEldowney takes a shot during a boys basketball game against St. Henry on Jan. 8 in Versailles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/01/web1_Brett-McEldowney-WEB.jpgVersailles’ Brett McEldowney takes a shot during a boys basketball game against St. Henry on Jan. 8 in Versailles. Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate
Tri-Village boys remain No. 2 in state rankings

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.