Tri-Village ranked No. 2 in season’s final AP girls basketball poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Tri-Village’s Emma Printz puts up a shot during a Cross County Conference girls basketball game against Newton on Jan. 31 in New Madison.

Tri-Village’s Emma Printz puts up a shot during a Cross County Conference girls basketball game against Newton on Jan. 31 in New Madison.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Versailles moved up one spot to No. 6 in Division III and Tri-Village maintained its spot at No. 2 in Division IV in the final Associated Press girls basketball state rankings of the 2016-17 season.

For a second consecutive week the Versailles girls moved up one spot in the Division III rankings as they overtook Fort Recovery. Versailles remains ranked behind Cincinnati Summit Country Day, Archbold, Columbiana, Columbus Africentric and Columbus Grove. The Lady Tigers have been ranked in all six polls this season, ranging from third to eighth.

Tri-Village’s girls remained second in the Division IV state rankings behind Berlin Hiland for a fourth consecutive week. The Lady Patriots received two first-place votes this week, which is down from four last week. 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. 6 in Division II, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 9 in Division II, Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 8 in Division III, Coldwater from the MAC is ranked No. 13 in Division III, and Minster from the MAC is ranked No. 5 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 (23) 22-0 230
2, W. Chester Lakota W. 20-2 200
3, Tol. Start 19-1 161
4, Can. GlenOak 18-1 152
5, Mason 19-3 120
6, New Carlisle Tecumseh 20-2 110
7, Solon 18-2 99
8, Dublin Coffman 19-2 59
9, Reynoldsburg 19-3 34
10, Tol. Notre Dame 18-3 29

Others receiving 12 or more points: N. Can. Hoover 19. Cin. McAuley 13.

DIVISION II
1, Ottawa-Glandorf (19) 19-0 214
2, Kettering Alter (3) 20-2 192
3, Perry 17-2 128
4, Upper Sandusky 20-1 120
5, Beloit W. Branch (1) 20-2 112
6, Tipp City Tippecanoe 19-3 102
7, Day. Carroll 18-4 84
8, Elyria Cath. 20-2 57
9, Trotwood-Madison 17-5 53
10, Shelby 19-1 49

Others receiving 12 or more points: Warren Howland 25. Poland Seminary 15. Cin. Mariemont 15. Clyde 14. Shaker Hts. Laurel 14. London 12.

DIVISION III
1, Cin. Summit Country Day (16) 22-0 198
2, Archbold (3) 20-0 172
3, Columbiana (2) 22-0 143
4, Cols. Africentric 19-3 119
5, Columbus Grove 18-1 93
6, Versailles 19-3 84
7, Waynesville 21-1 80
8, Findlay Liberty-Benton 18-2 60
(tie) Ft. Recovery 15-2 60
10, Gates Mills Gilmour (1) 16-5 40

Others receiving 12 or more points: Richwood N. Union 18. W. Liberty-Salem 15. Coldwater 13.

DIVISION IV
1, Berlin Hiland (17) 20-1 198
2, New Madison Tri-Village (2) 20-1 158
3, Fairfield Christian 20-1 144
4, Waterford (1) 14-3 130
5, Minster 18-2 107
6, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton (1) 19-2 93
7, Ottoville 17-3 89
8, Arlington 19-3 78
9, Haviland Wayne Trace 18-2 46
10, Reedsville Eastern 19-3 22

Others receiving 12 or more points: Norwalk St. Paul 18. Cle. Cuyahoga Hts. 14. Jackson Center 13.

Tri-Village’s Emma Printz puts up a shot during a Cross County Conference girls basketball game against Newton on Jan. 31 in New Madison.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/02/web1_Emma-Printz-WEB.jpgTri-Village’s Emma Printz puts up a shot during a Cross County Conference girls basketball game against Newton on Jan. 31 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.