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March l\1adness indeed. The Moeller High Scho·ot boys basketball· team experi~enced all the joy and pain tourna~ :ment time has to offer in the span ;ofsix days last week. · First the joy.

time this season. . Saturday, though, brought the pain. The Crusader season ended with a 58-47 loss to Springfield South, the state's 13th-ranked team.

Moeller led 15-11 after the first quarter. South took control with a 15-4 second quarter run. , MoeJler won i~s second con- Hut the Crusaders .remained ' secutive sectional title with a 43- within six pofnts for most of the · 40 victory against arch-rival St. second half. Xavier High School in the Division I sectional finals March 4 at Two McGlone .free throws the Shoemaker Center. brought Moeller within 47-43 · with 1:38 left in the game. Byron The Crusaders took a 12-0 Parks ·responded with two lead and did not ·allow the straight field goals for South to Bombers a field goal for the first clinch the game. 6:11 of the game. ''We wanted to be there in the "It's just one of those nights last four minutes and we were," where the shots didn't fall," said said· Moeller head coach Carl St. Xavier head coach Scott Mar- Kremer. "I'm really proud of our guys." · tin. Duncan, a 6-foot-8 sophoHowever, the Crusader offense also struggled much of more forward, posted game the night - 39-percent field goal highs with 21 points and 13 shooting, to be precise - and the rebounds. Bombers slowly got back into . " Josh Duncan was very the game. aggressive," Kremer said. "I St. X took its first lead at 33- think he'·s a great player. I thin,k 32 when freshman Johnny Wolf he's the best sophomore I've scored a conventional three- seen around. I thought . Ryan· point play with 4:24 remaining McGlone really played well for in regulation. The lead see- · us too. sawed the rest of the way. McGlone added 13 points in A Wolf jumper put X up 40- his final career game. 39 with 51 seconds left. Moeller shot just 2-for-12 But Moeller point guard Rob from the three-point line as Christie made 4-for-4 from the South used an aggressive manfree throw line in the final to-man defense. minute, while the Bombers "Actually our best defense is missed thr~ shots - including a our 1-3-1 halfcourt trap, but last-second ~ee-point attemptclinching the sectional title for because of their outside shooting threats, we junked it," said the Crusaders. · Springfield South head coach The front court duo of Ryan Larry flam, whose team is makMcGlone and Josh Duncan com- ing its third regional trip in four bined for 23 points and .• 13' · years. "We wantoo to get after r~tbounds to lead the Crusaders.! them defensively. We wanted to who beat St. X for the second switch 'a lot and make sure we

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"Five new starters and we end up in Dayton," Kremer said. "We had four seniors who really gave us tremendous leadership all year. I enjoyed coaching this team at the very top pf my 12 "That's a creditto them. They vars.ity teams. It's a great group. did a very good job of guarding "Our youth showed at times the sets we were running. They're right up there with t'he (against South). We were a little very best teams we've played, tentative. A year from now, I think we'll be back here and outside of Roger Bacon." we'll be a more confident and Moeller ended its season 12- more aggressive team.··· 11, with much hope for next

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everyone will remember." In Atlanta, the exact destination was EASTSPORTS@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM St. Pius X High School'_s All Catholic Christmas Tournament, where eight Road trip. teams began play Dec. 27. Teams comMoeller High School basketball head peting . included Ta.mpa · Catholic coach Carl Kremer, his team and.par- (Tampa, Fla.), Bishop Kenney (Jackents boarded a Lakefront Charter and ·.sonville, Fla.), B~shop Sullivan (Baton headed south to Atlanta, Ga., to partici- Rouge, La.), Notre Dame Academy pate in yet another annual tourney. · (Middleburg,ya.), Benedictine Acade-' In the past several years, the basket- my (Savanna, Ga.), Marist High School ball program has visited Las Vegas, San and host. team St. Pius X of Atlanta "The· tourney is extremely well run," Francisco, Charleston, Hilton Head and . Kremer said .."The players also are pro.San Diego. Kremer said,· "Taking these trips vided a bag containing gifts like T -shirts helps our program. It brings the families and wallets donated by a catholic men's 1 ' together and it's a great experience that organization called Serra Club.' .

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the rq~!!again after holiday hoops Funds for tlie trip are raised predominately by a parent committee that organizes a mulch sale each spring. Varsity players sell at least 400 bags each. Other revenue generating ideas include selling advertisements in the Moeller basketball program and by bagging groceries at the Fields Ertel Bigg' s store. The funds not only support the teams out of town travel and accommodations, but also its local travel and new uniforms. Embassy Suites in Atlanta was Moeller's home _away from home. The group did some sight seeing at CNN, the Southern Plantation and the Olympic Village and visited Phillips Arena for an

Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat NBA game. mores Ryan McGlone had 12 and Josh · As for the tournament proper, the Duncan added 11. Crusaders were third after winning two The Crusaders came back with a 76of their three games. . 46. win against Benedictine Academy Moe beat Tampa Catholic 91-40 in behirid McGlone's 15 points. the opener as sophomore Josh .Duncan .Kremer said, "The loss against Notre . ·' ; ··name Academy will help us in our scored 19 points. Notre Dame Academy -ranked sec- development. With five senior starters ond in Virginia - has seven players graduating last year, we're. pleased with · going to Division I college programs how we're playing at this point." · next year. They beat Moeller 77-60. MoeUer is 6-2 overall this season and "They are sponsored by Adidas and 2-0 in the Greater Catholic League have impressive- size, but we were only South. The team is yet to play a home down eight with one minute· to go," Kre- game because of the. construction of its mer said. new gym. It will be ready for.the team's Junior Craig Becker led with 16 first home game Jan. 19 against St. points, senior Jeff Reisert and sopho- Xavier.


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Roger Bacon today can say it is the city's No.1 boys basketball team, regardless of class. Th,e Spartans rallied to beat Moeller 53-48 before a near-capacity crowd at Roger Bacon on Tuesday night, in a matchup of the city's No. 1-ranked team in each class. Roger Bacon, the defending state champion in Divi· sion II, is No.1 in the Enquirer Divisions II-IV coaches poll. Moeller entered the game ran· ked No.1 in Division L "It's a huge win for us," Roger Bacon coach Bill Brewer said. "Really, who knows who's No. 1 in the city? I know we've beaten No.1 and 2 in Division I, but that's all you can say right. now." Roger Bacon (4-0) beat Wm· ton Woods- ranked No. 2 in Division I - in its season opener. The Spartans now have won 21 straight games, having won their final17 games last year and their first four this season. Senior point guard David Johnson led Bacon with 21

points. Senior forward Leonard Bush had 13 points and senior forward Monty St Clair had 12. Moeller forward Josh Duncan had 13 points, guard Craig Becker had 12 and guard Bubba Walther scored 11. Johnson kept the Spartans alive, in a shaky first half. Johnson hit four of four 3-point at· tempts in the first half, when Bacon rell behind by as many ~ 10 points at 25-15. "If David Johnson doesn't hit those 3-pointers in the first half, we get blown out," Brewer said. "He kept us in it" Moeller dictated the tempo in the first half and shut down Roger Bpcon's star, 6-foot-8 senior forward St Clair. St Clair, with hls furure college coach, Miami's Charlie Coles, in attendance, had just two points in the first half. He finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. 'They did a good job of get· ting St Clair the ball in the sec· ond half," Moeller coach Carl Kremer said. 'They made some adjustments, and it showed." Bacon opened up its offense after halftime, spreading the floor and dribbling into the lane -~ d . to pull dt;.len ers off of St. Clarr. 'They did a good job of smoth· ering Monty in the first. half, but we were able to get him more room to operate in the second

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half," Brewer said. ( Bacon's defense, keyed by 6-3) . . ~F/I·i"•" 265-pound senior forward Jon~ . Newton, also did an effective job •. of keeping Moeller star Duncan • relatively in check. Duncan' scored 13 points, seven below his ; • average. Duncan, a 6-7 junior~ was scouted by North Carolina State coach Herb Sendck · on Tuesday night and Sendek Kremer he was impressed Duncan's effort Both coaches also pointed Roger Bacon's maturity. Spartans kept their poise didn't lead in the game until minutes remained, when went up 39-37 on a field g· St Clair. Moeller also rush few shots late, as it tried to over· take the Spartans. Bacon went up as much as seven points, 4942, with 38.7 seconds left. Bacon starts five seniors, while Mtv>11<>r! starts three juniors. "I thought it was a great school game," Kremer 'This game will make us better. Moeller outrebounded Bacon 27-24. Roger Bacon shot percent from the floor.

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The Crusaders, ranked No. 1 in the Enquirer's Division I coaches poll, held on in the fourth quarter with clutch free throw shooting. They made 17 of 18 shots from the line, led by junior forward Josh Duncan, who went 10-for-10. Duncan scored 22 points in the game while grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking six shots. Bubba Walther added 10 points for Moeller. John Allshouse scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead Lakota West's comeback attempt. Allshouse made a 3-point· er to cut Moeller's lead to two with two seconds remaining in the game. But the F"~re­ b.irds, ranked No. 4 in the Enquirer's Div. I coaches poll, did not get another chance to score. Dane Romero scored 18 points fQr the F"trebird~. MOEU.EIII4-U • Christie 2 2 6, Walther 3 I

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Crusaders now 2-0 · after star's outing By Tom Groeschen The Cincinnati Enquirer

Carl Kremer figures his Moeller boys ·basketball team will be outstanding, especially next season. But this season is also shaping up pretty weD. The Crusaders, ranked No.1 in the Enquirers Division I area coaches poll, raised their record to 2-0 by beating Kettering Alter 5!}.42 on Friday night Moeller is in the big-school Greater Catholic League South and Alter is in the smaller-school GCL North, with all games counting in the league standings. "It's good to have these grind-itout games early in the year," Kremer said "We got good play out of all eight guys in our rotation tonight" Kremer believes the Crusaders, with three juniors in their starting lineup, are better set for 2003-04 than this season. He said there is no dominant Cincinnati team such as Wmton Woodsin.recent seasons. 'There are seVeral teams that could finish No. 1," Kremer said. "Our goal is to be there at the end." Josh Duncan, a 6-foot-7 junior forward rated as one of the state's top players, led Moeller with 21 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots. Duncan, who can ' shoot 3-pointers or post up, was scouted by Marquette University on Friday night and will have a long list, of college suitors before he's through. "He's extremely versatile, and that'swhatllike about him," Kremer said of Duncan. Junior guard Bubba Walther, a transfer from Colerain, added 13 points for the Crusaders. . Alter senior guard Doug Penno had 12 points but fouled out while trying to guard Duncan. Penno, also a_ standout running back, is one of three Knights regulars still getting re-acclimated to basketball after the football team reached the Division IV state semifinals. _..."I fllought Penno did a good job

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on Duncan, and once he got in foul trouble, we were in trouble," Alter coachJoe Petrocelli said."All in all, I -thought it was a good effort I always go in thinking we have a chance to win the state in Division II, and hopefully that will be the

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poll, beat Kettering Fairmont 31-11 season, led by Duncan, point guard (yes, 31-17) in its opener last week. Rob Christie, and Walther, who avFairmont played an extremely de- eraged 15.9 points at Coleraiii. liberate tempo in that game. ~TER (42)- Penno 4 212, Laumann 319 H:geman 2 Friday's game matched two oi 04,u::: 2 0 4, Sllcllweh 13 5, ROdefer! 03, F~"watef I 03, Keyes 0 2 2. Totals: 14 8 42. Ohio's elite coaches in Petrocelli case again." MO£UER ISS)- Christie 13 5, WillU>e' 5113, Duncal · Petrocelli has won three state ti- and. Kremer (one state title). Petro- 8 3 21, Klmener 0 1 1, Brackman 3 0 6, ~ 1 0 2. tles, including in 2000-01, during celli has won 67 4 career games to Chl:DIBSS 13 5, StDVe!l1 0 2. Tolllls: 20 U 55. -42 rank No. 4 on the Ohio career list Alllr--11 17 10 4i his 39-year Alter career. Mooller - 1 5 20 9 u -55 Moeller, the 1999 state champi- Reor.ls: Moeller beat No. 9 Oak Hills 55A 1-1 (G-1 GCL), M 2-0 (1-0 GCL). 36 in its season opener last week. on under Kremer, finished fourth


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1.·La Salle COACH: Dan Aeming (13th season, 160-128; 166-141 overall) LAST SEASON: 15-7 (tied for second in league) KEY PlAYERS: GJohn Thinnes, FJustin Orr oun.ooK: The Lancers return a pair of first-team aii-GCL performers in Thinnes and Orr. Thinnes, a 6-foot-4 senior, averaged 15 points per game, while Orr, · a 6-6 junior, averaged u points. On the Inside, Orr will get help from Tim Teepe (6-6), Nick Dooros (6-5) and Ryan Stanchek (6-5). · ·our stiengths are good shoot- · ing. togetherness and toughness,w Aynn said. "But we must rebound and earn ·our breaks. I don't know how we can hold our opponents to one shot per possession."

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St Xavier center Craig Cashen, being lifted after a seo· tional win last season, will play at Eastem MichiLAST SEASON: 12-1i (fourth in · gan University after finishing this s~ason. league) · KEY PlAYERS: F · Andrew Brackman, .FJosh Duncan, G Rob son, 107-54) · KEY PLAYERS: G Gene Mello, Christie . LAST ·SEASON: 14-7 (tled for GMark Jan'szen Oun.GOK: Afterfinlshinglast in second In ieague) . . · . OUTI.OOK: The Panthersilost all the South last season, the CrusadKEYPLAYERS:CCraigCashen,. five. starterS to graduation, so ers appear to have the talent to win GJohnny Wo~ · Schoenfeld must l:':niild around relait all with three starters and a stand- · · Oun.ooK: Although the Bomb- tively lnexperlinced players. · out transfer in·the lineup. . ers lost four starters to graduation, · · Mello, a 5-10 senior, averaged Moeller will field a talented in- Martin has lot of young talent that · 5.5 points and!2.4 assists per gaine side attack with juniors Brackllian should develop as the seasnn pro- last season, While Janszen, a 5-11. (6-foot-7) and.Duncan (6-7). _ gresses. . · senior, averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 Duncan, a major college prcis~ Easteni Michigan-bound Cash- · assists. pect and Enquirer Ail-Star, aver, en, a 6-foot-8 center; should be a Thomas Sander, a 6-7 junior foraged 17.8 points and 9.3 rebounds · force down low. He averaged 18 ward, averaged 14 points per game per game last season. He ·can score ·points and seven rebounds per on the junior varsity, and: Schoenequally well inside and oirt, and has· game, and was effective when feld feels he could develop intfl one 3-point range. . fouled; making 74 percent of his of the city's finest forwards.. • Christie, a second-team all- free throws. Eldermustwaitfortwo of its betleague player, averaged 8 points . Johnny Wolf, a 6-2 sophomore, ter athletes- Bill Poland and Digger and 4 assists per game. · proved to be a potent outside threat Bujnoch- to finish the football sea-. The Crusaders got a talent boost · after his call-up from the junior var- son.. wherf 6-3 junior guard Bubba Wal- , sity late last season. "I ~ink we can be as good as any ther transferred from Colerain, . GCL South team before the end of where he ave,raged 15.9 points per 4~ Elder· the season," Scho.enfeld said. "The game. · COACH: Joe Schoenfeld (12th challenge is tD take what we have, 169 87 build a good team defense and deseason, • l terinine how we can best help .each· Xavier 1 7 lASt SEASON: 4- (first in other· to be ef.ective on offense." COACH: Scott Martin (ninth sea- league) · · son, 190-98)

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Comeback victory comes in 3s for Moeller The Cincinnati Enquirer Trailing 54-46 with two minutes to go~ Moeller went on a 13-2 run fueled by 3pointers by Jim Wood, Josh Duncan and Craig Becker, to take a 59-56 victory over Lakota West. Moeller tied the game at 54-54 with 45 seconds to go on two free throws by Duncan. Lakota West then jumped back into the lead on a basket by Chris Mays with 35 seconds to play. Moeller took the lead for good on Becker's three-· pointer with 23 seconds to play. After a Lakota West turnover Rob Cristie sank two free throws to seal it. Dan DeGrace tied a school record with four blocks for Lakota West. DeGrace also grabbed a gamehigh nine rebounds in addition to 12 points.

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MOELl.ER (59) - CrfsUe 2 3 7. Wood 4 4 t4. Juenger 2 0 5. Becker 4 0 tO, Duncan 6 4 t9, Klmener 2 0 4. Totals: 20 11 59. LAKOTA WEST {51) - Smiley t 4 6. Mays 4 t 9. Griffin 0 t t, Zleverfnk t 0 2. Romero 3 6 tS. DeGrace 52 12, LaChapelle 3 5 11. Totals: 17 t9 56. Moeller ......................... 15 10 18

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Duncan leads Crusaders; Princeton falls it.fz. t'\'1~/ The Cincinnati Enquirer Moeller, which returned only one starter and was picked to finish last in the Greater Catholic League South, is 5-1 after defeating Tampa (Fla.) Catholic 91-40 in the first round of the St. Pius Invitational in Atlanta. Every Crusader scored, led by sophomore guard Josh Duncan's 19 points. Moeller plays Notre Dame Academy from Middleberg, Va., today (1 p.m.) in a second-round game. TAMPA CATHOLIC (40)- A. Messlma 0 4 4, Bridges 2 0 4, Shuman I 0 3, P. Messlma 1 0 2, Colllngton 2 2 7, Paratore 0 6 6, Loeander 0 2 2, Tokan 4 3 t2. Totals: tO t7 40 . MOELLER (91) - ChrlsUe I 0 3, Wood 2 0 4, Thomas 0 4 4, Juenger I 3 5. Beeker 2 0 5,

Duncan 8 2 19, Reisert 2 0 6. Bowman 0 2 2. Allen 2 0 5, Fox 3 1 7. Klmener 0 2 2, Bracken I 2 4, Kuntz 5 4 14, DeTemple 1 1 3. McGlone 4 0 8. Totals: 32 21 91. Tompe Cotbollc .............. 8 9 8 15-40 Moeller ......................... 23 28 20 20-81

3·polnters: T-Shuman. Conington, Tokarz. M·Chrlsty, Betker, Duncan, Reisert. Allen . Re· cords: T 7·5. M 5-1.

Hamilton 58, Moeller 56: Hamilton's Jon Smith reaches over Moeller's Ryan McGlone as they crash under the basket during the i-wireless Invitational Friday night at Cintas Center. Hamilton took advantage of two Moeller turnovers in the final 20 seconds for the victory.

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Josh Duncan dominated ar9und the basket, finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead top-ranked Moeller to a 55-36 victory over Oak Hills at the Cintas · Center Friday night. Duncan, a ~foot-7 junior, also had four blocked shots, as Oak Hills- ranked No. 9 in the Division I poll - was forced into contested shots away from the basket. · · The Highlanders shot only 25.5 percent on the night, including just 2-of-22 from 3-point range. · Moeller's lead stood at 1S.l3 at halftime. The Crusaders shot 50 percent from the field in the second half and helped build the lead by converting on 14-of-17 free throws after halftime. · Garrett Smith led Oak Hills with 11 points. The game was the season opener for both teams. ·

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Football power Moeller aims at basketball title By Lonnie Wheeler, Post staff reporter It's a Sunday ritual. Carl Kremer gathers his little son and his littler daughter, packs a couple of folding chairs, and leans back at the edge of the Moeller High School gym to take in some of the best eighth-grade basketball in America. He does this for two reasons. One is because he is the Moeller varsity coach, and before long he will be personally involved with the best of the lot out there, either coaching or contending with them. The other is that his 6-year-old boy, Joseph, loves to be around basketball. Kremer knows that Joe will probably never play basketball like the skillful, tenacious teen-agers raised on the trampled hardwoods of the Catholic Youth Organization. He's playing kiddie soccer now, but even that seems miraculous for a child who had three open-heart surgeries before he was a year and a half 'Every day that Joe is alive is a day more than anybody could expect,' said Moeller co-athletic director Dick Beerman. Kremer has allowed his son to be Moeller's ballboy this season, but as a dad, he wanted more for Joe. He wanted for his boy something special to take the place of playing the game he loves. 'I dreamed about winning a state or a regional championship, and having Joseph up there with me cutting down the net,' the coach said. And so, last Saturday night at University of Dayton Arena, the dream came true for the Kremers. Joe's hands weren't strong enough to close the scissors and clip the cords, so his dad did the squeezing for him. 'I'll tell you what,' said Kremer. 'He was thrilled to go up that ladder. That was a night I'll never forget.' It was a memorable occasion, as well, for the high school that has won state championships in four team sports, none of them basketball. The volleyball and lacrosse teams have come home with two apiece, the baseball team with three, and the Crusaders football team, once the most famous in the nation, has seven state and five national championships to its credit. But the basketball team had never been to a state tournament until it knocked Beavercreek from the undefeated ranks Saturday night.

That momentous victory carried Moeller (19-6) to the Division I Final Four this weekend at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, where it will play Mansfield Senior (22-3) at 9 p.m. Friday. The winner meets Shaker Heights (24-1) or East Liverpool (23-1) for the state championship at 8:30 Saturday night. Moeller's erstwhile absence from the state tournament should not imply that its basketball program has been unaccomplished. On the contrary, it has produced Byron Larkin, Bobby Brannen, four Greater Catholic League and two city championships. Neither of the latter was this year, however- a curiosity that has little bearing on the Crusaders' state aspirations. Three years ago, La Salle won it all in Columbus after finishing last in the GCL South. Roger Bacon (1982) and Elder (1993) also won state tournaments

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LaQ.cers best of strong b.unch Teams listed in order of predicted finish as voted by league coaches:

1. La Salle COACH: ban Reming (13th season, 160-128; 166-141 overall) • LAST SEASON: 15-7 (tied for second in league) . KEY PLAYERS: GJohn Thinnes, FJustin Orr OUROOK: The Lancers return a pair of first-team aii-GCL performers in Thinnes and Orr. Thinnes, a 6-foot-4 senior, averaged 15 points per game, while Orr, a 6-6 junior, averaged 11 points. Oil the inside; Orr will get help-from ·lim Teepe (6-6), Nick Dooros (6-5) and Ryan Stanchek (6-5).· "Our strengths are good shoot- · ing, togetherness and toughness," Rynn said. "But we must rebound arid earn our breaks. I don't know how we can hold our opponents to one shot per possession."

2. Moeller COACH: Cart Krel)1er (19th sea 7 son, 190-98)

LAST SEASON: 12-11 (fourth in league) · KEY PLAYERS: · F Andrew Brackman, F Josh Duncan, G Rob Christie OUROOK: After finishing last in the South last season, the Crusaders appear to have the talent to win ·tt all with three starters and a standout transfer in the lineup. · Moeller will field a talented Inside attack with juniors Brackman (6-foot-7) and Duncan (6-7). Duncan, a major college prospect anq Enquirer All-Star, averaged 11:8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game last season. He can score equally well inside and out, and has 3-point range. Christie, a second-team allleague player, averaged 8 points and 4 assists per game. · The Crusaders got a talent boost when 6-3 junior guard Bubba Walther transferred from Colerain, where he averaged 15.9 points per game.

Enquirer file phot~ St Xavier center. Craig Cashen, being lifted after a sectional win last season, will play at Eastern Michiga,n University after finishing this season.

son, 107-54) KEY PLAYERS: G Gene Mello, LAST SEASQN: 14-7 (tied for GMark Janszen second in league) · OUTLOOK: The Panthers lost all KEY PLAYERS: CCraig Cashen,· five starters to graduation, so GJohnny Wolf . Schoenfeld must build around relaOUROOK: Although the Bomb- tively inexperienced players. ers lost four starters to graduation,· Mello, a 5-10 senior, averaged Martin has a lot of young talent that 5.5 points imC! 2.4 assists per game should develop as the season pro- last season, while Janszen, a 5-11 gresses. senior, averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 Easte.m Michiif!n-bound Cash- assists. . en, a 6-foot-8 oenter, should be. a · Thomas Sander, a 6-7 junior forforce dOWfl low. He averaged 18 ward, averaged 14 points per game points and seven rebounds per. on the junior varsity, and Schoengame, and was effective when feld feels he could develop into one fouled, making 74 percent of his o(the city's finest forwards. . free throws. Elder must wait for two of its betJohnny Wolf, a 6-2 sophomore, ter ath.letes ~Bill Poland and Digger proved to be a potent outside threat Bujnoch- to finish the football seaafter his call-up from the junior var- son. . . 1 sity late last season. "I tliinkwecan be as good as any GCL South team before the end of the season,• Schoenfeld said. "The Elder. COACH: Joe. Schoenfeld (12th challenge is to take what we have, build a good team defense and de· season, 169-87) termine how we can best help each LAST SEASON: 14-7 (first in other to be effective on offense." COACH: Scott Martin (ninth s~a- league) · ·--c.

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Season previews

Southern Buckeye Conference - American Division

Rockets favored to defend league crown 1 Clermont

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• POLL POINTS: 33 (four first place votes from league coaches) • COACH: Ken Tracy (seventh season, 72-51) • LASTYEAR: 16-5 (11-1 league) • KEY PLAYERS: G lan Lafferty, GAdam Nash, G Charlie Roberts • OUTLOOK: A fifth consecutive winniog season is on the Rockets' agenda as they attempt to defend their league title. CNE has a gem in lan Lafferty (16 points), who led all scorers last season as a junior. The guard will again make the difference, with the capability to drive the lane and score from 3-point range. , Adam Nash ( 11 points) and Charlie Roberts (10 points) add to the offense with the versatility to score from all over the court. Six-foot-five junior Scott ~hepherd (6 points) was plagued v;ith injuries during most of last season, but returned in the last four games to score double fig-

ures. Staying injury-free will be key to the Rockets, as Shepherd looks to be their dominant inside man. CNE's inability to play consistent defense and worll as a team could haunt them, but their knowhow and skill could put them at the top of the league once again.

2.•Greenfield McClain POLL POINTS: 27 • COACH: Rick Van Matre (21st season; 325-123 overall) • lASTYEAR: 18-5 • KEY PLAYERS: G Bill Cullom, F Ryan Cassidy, F Marl< Hunter • OUTLOOK: The SBC is in for a new brand of competition as formerly independent Greenfield makes its debut in the league. In addition to winning 10 consecutive sectional championships, the Tigers haven't posted a losing record since 1988. Coach Rick Van Matre anticipates another strong season with solid guard play and outside shooting experience on his side. Junior Bill Cullom will have few problems feeding the ball to

shooters as he strives to improve on his school record 6.6 assists per game. Six-five post player Cassidy (8 points, 7 rebounds) will worll his magic again on the inside after recovering from a broken foot that kept him out part of last season . Marl< Hunter (7 points) will join the tandem effort in the lane. Pulling down rebounds consistently and putting up inside points will be the Tigers' greatest tasks.

2.• Hillsboro POLL POINTS: 27 • COACH: J. R. Moberly (sixth season; 81-32 overall) • lAST YEAR: 12-10 (7-4 league) • KEY PLAYERS: G/F Derrik Haithcock, F Kyle Seeling, F Matt Marischen • OUTLOOK: Inexperience didn't stop the Indians from extending their winning streak to seven seasons last year, and the return players have the potential to keep the tradition going strong. Derrik Haithcock (11 points, 7 rebounds) has the most varsity

experience as a junior and will be the on-court leader. Kyle Seeling and Matt Marischen, both 6-5, will make travel through the lane difficult defensively. They combine for an average 20 points and 13 rebounds and will pose a double threat on the boards. Adam Zink (7 points, 3 assists) and Dlrll Burns (5 points) round out a core that could be problematic for SBC rivals. Ballhandling and shooting have held the Indians back in the past. Abundances of size and depth will keep Hillsboro fresh .

( New Richmond

• POLL POINTS: 14 • COACH: Rex Brooking (second year, 4-17; 57-35 overall) • lAST YEAR: 4-17 (2-9 league) • KEY PLAYERS: FJohn McMonigle, G Neil Howell, GJustin Fender • OunGOK: On the heels of a frustrating season (nine losses by five points or less). Coach Rex Brooking is looking for a turnaround from a group that's been

learning his system for a year. There are already noticeable differences in the Uons, starting with an increase in height. Four players are 6-4 or taller, which could put an end to the rebounding woes they had last season. They'll again be dangerous from 3-point territory with Justin Fender (13 points) back on the perimeter. Fender is closing in on the school record for 3-pointers. John McMonigle (11 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals) has the speed and tenacity to spur the offense and alternately step up the defense. Neil Howell (5.5 points) will help put points on the board with support from Brian Erdman (4 points). The Uons' biggest drawback is their lack of varsity experience. To snap a three-year losing streak, they'll have to convert on clutch plays and dominate the boards.

5. • Western Brown POLL POINTS: 11 • COACH: Bill Garrett (second season, 7-14) • LAST YEAR: 7-14 (4-7 league)

• KEY PLAYERS: F Matt Conrad, G Rusty Mid lam, C Ryan Melvin • OUTLOOK: Coach Bill Garrett is laying the foundation for a better Western Brown program but has accounted for obstacles along the way. The Broncos doubled their wins record last year alone and will continue to make a turnaround. Ryan Melvin (9 points, 7 rebounds), Rusty Midlam (7 points, 2 assists) and Matt Conrad (4 points, 4 rebounds) are the only returning players who saw significant playing time. Most of the 11-man roster will find playing time as Garrett worlls out an offensive combination. Depth could help the Broncos outlast their opponents. Lack of height could make inside play tough, but Western Brown will be able to take advantage of outside shooting opportunities.

6.• Bethel-Tate POLL POINTS: 10 • COACH: John Patrick (seventh year; 5B-70 overall) • LAST YEAR: 6-15 (6-6

league) • KEY PLAYERS: FJustin Gill, F Brian Cunningham • OUTLOOK: When the SBC expanded this year, the Tigers were bumped up to the bigschool division after spending their league tenure with the small schools. Coach John Patrick and company are planning for a season of ups and downs as they compete with bigger schools. Bethel's run-and-gun transition game hasn't changed and their speed is still a strong suit Brian Cunningham (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Justin Gill (6 points, 7 rebounds) are the Tigers' best bets for offensive power. Their inside game, which was lacking last year, could be jumpstarted by senior forward John Harvey, whose knee injury cut his season short Harvey's rebounding skills and aggressiveness will be much-needed assets to balance out the floor. Depth and good shooting are on the Tigers' side, although youth in an experienced division could be a problem.

Southern Buckeye Conference - National Division

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• POLL POINTS: 39 (three first-place votes from league coaches) • COACH: Brian Mudd (fourth season, 34-32; 34-32 overall) • lAST YEAR: 13-9 (7-5) • KEY PLAYERS: G/F Jimmy Brady, G Ryan Wilkinson, G Randall Davis • OUTLOOK: Six lettermen return from a Falcons team that finished tlird in the Kenton Trace Conference and advanced to the sectional finals. ainton Massie is a veter!ln v.t1en it comes to playing new sac opponents on their non-league schedule, and r.as a history with former KJC teams East Clinton and Blanchester. Senior Jimmy Brady was a big reason for the team's success last year, contributing 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Ryan Wilkinson (8 points, 3 rebounds), Randall Davis (7 points) and Brent Scherz (6 points, 3 rebounds) dominated the offense last year, and with another year under their belts, have the know-hO"N to up the ante. Lack of size and a strong inside presence are the Falcons' biggest

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concerns. They must use their assets, athleticism and depth, as they launch their SBC start as the primary preseason target

2. Georgetown

• POLL POINTS: 37 • COACH: Jerry Underwood (seventh season, 79-54; 79-54 overall) • LASTYEAR: 10-13 (6-6) • KEY PLAYERS: C Ryan Johnson, G Ryan Seesholtz, G Mike Foster • OUTLOOK: Fueled by a seasoned roster, the G-Men have the gas to make the climb from third place in the league to the top. Six-foot-seven Ryan Johnson (12 points, 6 rebounds) will be their strongest force inside. The G-Men also have the perimeter covered, thanks to the guard play of Ryan Seesholtz (14 points) and Mike Foster, who sat out part of last season with a broken wrist Underwood could have impact players in 6-4 Adam Rhoads, back from a sprained ankle, and 6-7 Moeller transfer Brandon Bannister. Height won't be a problem, but dtfficits in consistency and speed could slow down transitions.

3. Batavia

• POLL POINTS: 30 • COACH: Mike Hatfield (fourth season, 37-31; 63-70 overall) • LASTYEAR: 12-11 (9-3 league) • KEY PLAYERS: F Seth Ellis, G Brian Hennessey, G Jon Bailey • OUTLOOK: Known in recent seasons for their slow starts, the Bulldogs won only one non-league game during the regular season before exploding in the postseason and advancing to the sectional finals last year. Most of their victories came in the league, where they captured the National Division title. Though the majority of their experienced players graduated, Hatfield can rely on his seniors for leadership roles. Brian Hennessey's (8 points, 2 assists) speed and ball control will be pivotal in controlling the offense. Six-foot-four Seth Ellis (4 points, 4 rebounds) must be the mainstay in the paint for Batavia to be competitive for the title again. The loss of two leading scorers in the post position, in conjunction with a young core, could make for growing pains for the Bulldogs.

4. East Clinton

• POLL POINTS: 21 • COACH: Dusty Miller (fifth year, 45-43; 45-43 overall) • LAST YEAR: 2-19 (1-11) • KEY PLAYERS: GSchuyler Streber, G Nick Anderson, F Eric Parker, GTodd Surt>er • OUTLOOK: After winning the league championship for two straight seasons, the Astros struggled through their last year in the KTC. East Clinton looks to start the season off on a winning note as they delve into new conference play. Although they have eight seniors on their roster, few have significant varsity experience. Schuyler Streber (6 points) and Nick Anderson (4 points) didn't play most of the year because of injuries. The bulk of the offense will come from junior Parlier (10 points) and Todd Surber (8 points). Adam Carey and Josh Hiltert>ran, both 6-1, are slated to rna ke impacts from the post position., although a lack of height and rebounding could be problematic in the league and beyond. Quickness on and off the ball and sharpshooting from the perimeter could make the Astros a threat.

5. •WilliamsbuM POLL POINTS: -t'~ • COACH: Dan McKibben (first season) • LASTYEAR: 10-11 (5-7 league) • KEY PLAYERS: FJason Bainum, G/F Clay Moran • OunGOK: McKibben inherits a team that's struggled with inconsistency and depth over the years. Lack of significant varsity experience could again plague the Wildcats unless the six seniors on varsity can step up. Felicity-Franklin transfer Clay Moran (14 points) may be the sparll Williamsburg needs, using his skill in the lane and from 3-point range .. Jason Bainum will bolster the team from the inside with aggressiveness on both sides of the ball. Question marlls surround 6-8 center John Richardson, who only played half of last season, but McKibben believes the senior will be the difference in the inside game.

106-177 overall) • LAST YEAR: 5:16 (3-9) • KEY PLAYERS: G Jared Ballinger, C Ben Prewitt • OunGOK: A new league and a new season could be the formula Blanchester needs to replace memories of six consecUtive losing seasons. Coach Bennie Carroll cited mental attitude adjustments as the team's most crucial challenge as they move from the KTC to the SBC. Two year starter Ben Prewitt anchors a fairly inexperienced team. The 6-4 senior will join fortes with 6-4 junior Luke R<11 to defend the boards, although a past knee injury could leave R<11 in questionable status. The offensive worllload may fall on Jared Ballinger, whose offseason dedication makes him an ideal candidate for the role. Juniors TJ. Francis, Dave Tudor and Sinjen Miller have the potential to strengthen the Wildcats' weakest showing, perimeter shooting. Big wins early on could provide the confidence boost the team is looking for.

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7. Felicity-Franklin

• POLL POINTS: 12 • COACH: Bennie Carroll (third season, 5-37;

• POLL POINTS: 9 • COACH: Jon Crall (fourth season, 21-43; 21-43 overall)

• LAST YEAR: 8-13 (4-81eague) • KEY PLAYERS: C Brennan Easter, G Ryan Taggart, GJimmy Perllins • OUTLOOK: They haven't had a winning season in nine years and they haven't won their season opener in five years, but Felicity has the power to rewrite the books. Coming off their best record since 1992, the Cardinals will need to pick up where they left off to be a league contender. The key to success will lie with Brennan Easter (8 points, 6 rebounds), Jimmy Perkins (7 points, 5 assists) and Ryan Taggart (5 points). The loss of graduated leading scorer Brad Hatfield in addition to Williamsburg transfer Clay Moran, both double-figure scorers, leaves a hole that returning players must fill. Guard play, speed and game control could put the tempo in FelicitY's favor, which they will need to do to compensate for lack of height. The Cardinals have the potential to surprise, as they did last season when they defeated American Division opponent Hillsboro for the first time in school history.


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1-2'13, EWII\g Il-l 1·2 I, Hudson 4-11 2·3 10, Reid o-2o-o o. DeCiortq 1·3 o-o 2. Totals 34-90 15-20 89~ Booton .................... 24 31 24 zo-tt OrtMtdO ................-.23 24 Zt 11-lt 3-Polnl Goals-Boston 11).28 (Walker 5-16, Pierce 2·5, Anderson!·!, Strtekland 1-4, E.WHIIams 0-1, Johnson 0·1), Orlanda 6·30 (Garrtty 2-6, 2-B, Annstrong 1-4, Buechler 1-6, McGrady ll-3, Hudson 0·3). • ' HAWKS 10S, CAVALIERS 18 ATLANTA (10S)·Abclur·Rahlm 7-12 5-6 19, Glovet 1-6 1-2 3, MOI1amrned 7-12 2-3 16, Terry 3-8 2-2 9, EDa~s 6·15 O·O 15, Vaughn 3-4 2·2 8 , 1·2 2-2 4, Kukoc 8-11 7-8 24, Mottola 1·5 0·0 2, JohnSOn 2-4 1·1 5. TOtalS 39-79 22·26 105. CL!VEUND (18)-lo'uray 9-19, 1·2 21. Jones 7·15 o-o 17.-3-9 6-BI2, _ , 5-10 2-2 12. !'orSon 5-13 9-11 20. Coles 2-3 0·0 4, Skinner 1·2 2-2 4. R.Da· vis 2·8 2·2 6. Totals 34-79 22-27 96. AUanta ................... 21 32 20 27·105 Cleveland ............... 37 23 1f zo- II 3-Polnt Goals-Atlanta 5·15 (£.Da~s 3-5, Kukoe 1·2, Terry 1·3, ~r-Ral\lm 0-1, Glovet 0-2, Johnson ll-2), Cleveland 6·12 (Jones 3-6, Murray 2·3, Person 1·3). RAPTORS t1, utmiES 88 MEMI'IIIS (88)-l!altief 8-15 1·3 20, GasoiiH8 6-9 22, Wright 4·11 3·3 II, Buford 8-20 o-o 18, J.Wllams 3-15 1·2 7, Massenburg o-2 2-2 2. ~ 4-6 il-l s. Totals 35-87 13-20 88. TORONJO (11)-Peterson 8·12 4·4 18, A.Da~s IHS 4-4 20, OlajuwOn 4-10 2-4 10, Cartet 9-21 4-4 23, A.Wilams 3-8 4-4 10, Clark 0·4 4·4 4. Je.WIIIIams 2-4 o-o 4, Childs o-o o-o o, Curry l-4 o-o 2. Murray ll-0 o-o o. Total! 33-78 22·24 91. llornphls ................... 18 11 21 21-88 Taranto .................... 25 1S 31 11·11 3-Polnt Goals-Mempllfs 5-13 (Battler 3-5. Suford 2·5, J.v.lllams 0-3), TO<Onto 3-9 (Peterson 2-2, Carter 1·3, A.Wifllams 0-l, Clark 0·1, Curry 0'2). WEOII£SOAY JIMBERWOLVIS 71, CliPPERS 14 MINNESOTA (71)-Gametl 7·18 0-ll 14, Smith 2·7 2·2 6, NeslertMc 3-6 o-o 6. Brandon 4-1 1 o-o a. Szczerblak 9-16 0-0 20, Trent 0-4 1·2 I, Bllkrps 2-9 0-{) 6, Peeler 3-9 2·'2 8, Woods 0·2 ll-0 0, MitcheH 1·5 0-ll 2, Lopez 2·4 0-0 4. Totals 33-91 5-6 75. L.A. CLIPPERS (14)-0dom 2·3 1·2 6, Brand 6·13 4-4 16. lllowokandl 3-11 1·2 7, Mclnris 4·13 2-2 10, Piatkowski 9·14 1·1 24, Miles 3-8 0-l 8, Maggette 2·6 3·4 8, Richardson 5-7 0·0 14, Boy· ki'ls 1-1 0·0 3. Totals 35-76 12·16 94. Minnesota ................ 11 21 17 11-JI L.A. Clippers ........... 20 11 28 27 -t4 3-Polnt Goals-Minnesota 4-20

(Szczeotlak 2-4. 8llups 2-6, Lopez 0·1, Garnett ll-2. Brandon 0·3, Peeler 0-4), L.A. Clippers 12·18 (Piatkowski 5-6, Rich· ardson 4·5, Odom 1·1, Boyi<Jns 1-1, Mag· gene 1·2, Mcinnis ll-3). KNICKI 101, HAWKS 100 NEW YORK (101)- Sp-ew~l 9·18 5-B 25, Thomas B·ll 1-1 17. Camby 2·5 5-8 9, Jackson 6·11 4-4 17, HOuston 9-18 1-2 19. ~rrtngton 3·3 2·3 8. Knight 2·2 D-0 4, Anderson 1·5 0-0 2, El~ey 2-5 D-0 4. Totals 42-78 18-26 105. ATLANTA (100)- Glover 10-16 l-1 22, Abdur-Rahlm 5·15 10-13 20. Mohammed 4-9 4-5 12, Da~s 0-1 0-0 0. Terry 5-13 2·2 15, Va<Jghn 7·8 2·2 16. Bowdler 0-2 ll-0 o. Kukoe 3-7 9-1! 15, O.JOhnson O·l o-o o. Mottola O·t o-o o. Totals 34-73 21!-34 100. Now York ................ 28. 2t 13 25-108 AUanta ................... 19.30 17 34-100

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Today through Dec. 6 • Bengals: Sun., vs. Tampa Bay, I p.m. • UC football: Sat., vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 1 p.m. • Kentucky football: Sat., at Indiana, 1 p.m. • UC men's basketball: Sat., vs. Duquesne, 6:05 p.m. . • UC women's basketball: Sun., at Xavier, 2 p.m. • Xavier men's basketball: Sat., at San Francisco, 10 p.m.; Wed., at Purdue, 7:30p.m. • Xavier women's basketball: Sun., vs. Cincinnati, 2 p.m. • Miami men's basketball: Sat., vs. Wright State, 3 p.m.; Mon., at Evansville, 7:05 p.m. • NKU men's basketball_: Thurs., vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 7:45 p.m. • NKU women's basketball: Sat., vs. Salem International, 2 p.m.; Thurs., vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 5:30p.m. • Kentucky men's basketball: Wed., vs. VMI, 8 p.m. • Ohio State men's basketball: Sun., vs. UNC Wilmington, 5 p.m. • Mighty Ducks: Today, vs. Utah, 7:35p.m.; Sat., vs. Milwaukee, 7:35p.m.; Sun., at Milwaukee, TBA. • Cyclones: Today, vs. Peoria, 7:30p.m.; Sat., vs. Dayton, 7:30 p.m.

NHL standings EASTERN COIRIIINCE AU.dlcw L TOLPta IF tiA NY Islanders 15 5 4 I 35 75 61 NYR...... I5 9 2 I 33 80 74 Pllfladelphla .10 7 5 I 26 86 53 'Pilt-li)l .. IO 9 3 2 25 53 57 New Jersey .. 9 9 2 2 22 54 63 -stDIYialool Boston ........ 13 7 3 2 31 63 57 Toronto ....... 13 7 2 3 31 69 58 Montreal ..... 12 8 3 I 28 61 59 Ottawa ........ l2 8 3 0 27 78 59 Buftalc ....... 11 13 2 I 25 72 68 -stDIYisl091 Carolina ...... 12 10 4 2 3D 67 74 Tampa Bay . 10 12 I I 22 53 55 WashiJiillon.913 3 o 21 67 80 Aor1da ........ 8 14 2 3 17. 50 75 Atlanta ....... 5 15 2 2 14 51 94 WISTIRN c:otiFERENCE -oiDivlllon· WLTOLPIItlf'BA Deiroil ...... 21 3 1 t 44 92 60 Chl<al(o ...... 12 7 7 0 31 78 73 St.Lools ..... l2 6 3 1 28 83 54 Nashvllle ..... -913 3 0 21 65 69 Columbus .... 7 13 5 1 20 51 71

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Press' men's college basketllal pol, wlt1l tlrst-place votes In parentheses, records lhrough Nov. 25, total points based on 25 points for a tint-place vole throuli)l one point for a 25th-Pate vote and previous ranl<lng: lt-d Pta py 1. DIMe (67) ........... 4-ll 1,747 1 2. IllinoiS (3) ............ 5-ll 1,672 2 3. Mlssourt .............. 5-0 1,564 5 4. Arizona ............... 3-o 1,470 8 s. Maryland ............. 3-1 1,394 6 6. Aor1da ................ 2-1 1,297 7 7.1owa ................... 4-1 1,181 9 8. Kamas ............... 2·1 1,171 4 9. VIrginia ............... 3·0 1,105 ll 10. UCLA ................ 2·1 1,058 3 11. Stanford ........... 3-0 1,050 14 12. Syracuse .......... 5-0 1,024 1B 13. Kentutlly .......... 2·1 1,005 10 14. Oklahoma St ..... &-0 925 15 15. Boston College ... 3·0 886 17 16. Ba1 St. ............... 2·1 565 17. w. Kentutky ...... 4-0 513 21 18. Georgetown ....... 3-1 391 16 19. Saint Joseph's ... 2·1 382 19 20. Memphis ........... 4-2 359 12 21. Alabama ........... 3-1 349 22 22. Michigan St ....... 2·2 318 13 23. Marquette ........... 5·0 308 24. Fresno St. .......... 3·1 255 23 25. Wake Forest ....... 4·1 237 Others receiving voteso lnclana 223. Oklahoma 72, Soulhem Cal 70, Gonzaga 57,~ 51, ~tltut 41, Cloclrl• odl 32, Temple 28, Oregon 25, Mlssls· sippi 18, N.C. State 13, Tennessee 12,

Notre Dame 10, California 9, S. illinois 7, Arkonsas 8, Pem 6. Wyoming 8, 8atler 5, Mls~sstppl St 5, Aul>um 4, Texas 4, Utah 4, Cokxado 3, Miami 3, Minnesota 3, Utah St: 3, South Florida 2, Anny I, XaYier1.

Schedule TODAY EAST lehigh at Dartmouth. 7 p.m. Denver at Mantlattan, 1 p.m.

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Gates ..... 25 611101210 2 2 322 Edwards .. 18 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 Shaw ...... 36 5 10 5 6 8 3 4 116 Mltcholl ... 31 3 12 0 I 3 0 3 3 7 Huffman .37 7 13 2 2 0 2 2 5 18 Gerwig .... 18 I 2 I I l 0 3 0 3 Merritt ...... I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Haut ........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o Wlklns ..... 7 0 I 2 2 2 I 1 0 2 Bedlord .... 6 0 0 0 0 l 0 l 0 0 TI1omas ... 6 o 2 o o 0 1 2 3 o

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At Iowa Cit)' .First li-d La Salle vs. SMU, 6:45 p.m. Alabama St. at Iowa, 9 p.m. IICC.ffrey Clasale At FrftiiO, C•llf. Fllst ltouod Montana St. vs. AW FOfte, 8:30 p.m.

tlC RiverSide at Fresno St., II p.m. -xCirlsale At Hartford, COnn.

Third Place, 8•30 p.m. Cllamplonshlp, 8:30 p.m. Sparta• COc•..col• Claulc AI East LHaln&, Mich. First llaUftd lnd.·PIJr.·Ft Wayne at Michigan St., 6

Maner~i.!'..~c~~~ P~~HOn<• At A•es.low•

FlrstllotiiOd San Jose St. vs. Nebfaska-Dmaha, 6:30 Wis.-MiiWaukee at lowa St., 9 p.m. IAJUIIDAY EAST Hofstra vs. lona at MciSr1 Sqr Grein, Noon Penn at American U., 1 p.m. New Hampshire at BuffalO, t p.m. Boston U. at Holy Cross, 1 p.m. Stony Brook at Harvard, 2 p.m. St. Francis. NY at Qulmlpiac., 2 p.m. Fordham vs. St. John's at Madison Sqtlare Garden, 2 p.m.

Anny at Yale, 2 p.m. Bucknell at v.anova. 4 p.m. Penn St. at Temple, 4:30 p.m. Lafayette at Columbia, 7 p.m. Colgate at COrnell, 7 p.m. Sacred Hrt at F~ lliekinson, 7 wagner at Monmtutn, N.J .. 7 p.m. Canlslus at Sai1t Joseph's, 7 p.m. Mnt St Mary's, Md. at St. Frarclo, Po., 7 Ark.-Montltelo at West Vilglnla. J. p.m. Savannah St. at Pittsburgh, 7:30p.m.

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Alder at Towson, 8 p.m.

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UAB at Mu•ay St., 8 p.ni. Samford at Troy Sl, 8 p.m. Athens Sl at Alabama A&M, 8:30 p.m. L!X.Islina T""' at Jackson St., 8:30p.m. .. MIDWEST Stanford vs. Texas at the U. center. Noon Marlst at Bov.ln!! Green, l p.m. Gardner-Webb a! ~nsas St., 1 p.m. Birmlngham·Southem at Butle<, 2 p.m. Siena at CleVeland St., 2 p.m. lnd.-Pur.-lndpls. allndlana St., 2 p.m. Texas-Pan Amerfcan at MIMesota, 2 p.m. Grambling St. at Missouri. 2 p.m. Wls.·Green Bay at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. Notre Dame vs. DePaul at U. Cntr, 2:30 Boston College at Michigan, 2:30 p.m. WriCiot SL II lila.. (Ditlo~ a ,_.. w. Michigan at Detroit, 4 p.m. lncRana at S. Illinois, 4 p.m.

Youngstown St. at Chicago St., 5 p.m. lltiCIMIAe at Clularoatl, I p.& Tennessee Tech at E. Michigan, 7 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Chrtsti at - . . B Chattanooga at Kent St. 7 p.m . St. Bonaventure at Toledo, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at Dayton, 7:30 p.m. SOUthern Col at Bradley, 8 p.m. Augustana.•. at E. Illinois, 8 p.m. W. 11no1s at SE lltSsourt, 8 p.m. New Orleans at SW Missouri St., 8 p.m. N. Iowa at UMI<C, 8 p.m. SOUTHWIIT Tulsa at OraiRoeefts, 3 p.m. Saylor at Rice, 3 p.m. Illinois St. at Texas-san Antonio, 3 p.m. SW Texas at ~ F.Austin, 5 p.m. TCU at Texas Teth, 5 p.m. Wltlllta 51. at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m. FAR WESJ Kansas at Arizona, 2:30 p.m. Prairie VieW at Arizona St, 3 P.M. Ark.·l'lne Bluff at Washinl!lon St., 4 p.m. Cal St.-Fullerton at Wyomlnf!, 6 p.m. 11ootana Tech at ldali<> SL. 9 p.m. Alcorn St. at New Mexico. 9 p.m. UTEP at New Mexlto St.. 9 p.m. Pepperdlne at Utah, 9 p.m. St. Martin's at £. Waslitnglon, 10 p.m. Portland St. at Goruaga, 10 p.m. Boise St. at Idaho, 10 p.m. Santa Clara at Nevada, 10 p.m. Washinl!lon at San Diego, 10 p.m. Xs>ie< at san Francisco, 10 p.m. UC Da~s at UC Irvine, 10 p.m. St Mary's, Cal. at UC S. Salbara, l 0 8Ytl at Utah St., 10 p.m. cs Nortllrklge at San·Diego SL. 10:30 Georgia Soutllem at UNLV, 10:30 p.m. TOURNAMENTS llue a tlold Coca-colrl Clalllc A t - -.. Third Place, 6:30 p.m. Championship, 9 p.m. Fkst Marnanta Ctanle ltMIUicle,bltl .

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Women's Top 25 The top 25teams In The Assocl8lecl Press· women's college basketbal pol, with tint-place votes In parentheses, records lhrouli)l Nov. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vole througll one point for a 251h·place vote and prevfovs ranl<lng ....... Pta py I. ConnecliaJt (42) .. 5-0 1.098 I 2. Tennessee (21 ..... 3-o 1,054 2 3. Oklahoma ........... 5-ll 1,002 3 4.Vanderbllt ........... 6·1 964 4 S.lowa Sl ............... 3-0 880 6 6. louisiana Tech ..... 2·1 861 5 7. Stanford .............. 4-ll 845 7 8. N.C. State ............ 4-{) 751 10 9. Texas Tech .......... 1·1 748 8 lD. Purdue .............. 3·1 702 II II. COlOrado ........... 5-1 625 14 12. Baylor ............... 4-ll 621 13 13. Georgia ............. 2-0 488 .16 14. Duke ................. 3-2 481 9 15. Colorado St ....... 4-0 447 20 16. Michigan ............ 3-1 359 19 17. Old Dominion ..... 2·1 236 17 . lB. LSU ................... 3-ll 229 19. Florida ............... 2·2 228 12 20. Wh;consln ......... 2-1 203 23

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MUybe you've heard. There's a player in the state basketball touriullnent who's a genuine freak of nature, a guy who has spread so much insonmia among the coaching fraternity that he's probably received a thank-you note from Sominex. There is really no good way to handle him. He's a mismatch waiting to happen, a throbbing migraine about to come your way. He's a guy who's definitely in aleague of his own, a kid who can · take a game into his own two hands and work it, shape it, mold it like a piece of clay. He is so strong off the dribble he makes you feel like moss-covered rock. He could find the . open man in a crowded elevator or wiggle into a · crack of open space and beat you with his shot. He's only a junior, but he can take his game just about anywhere he wants to: Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan State, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Mississippi -his coach can't even remember all the names. He's so good that Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson called his coach 10 minu.tes before a recent NCAA Tournament game. LeBron James? Oh, yeab. Now.that you mention it, I guess lw's pretty good, too. We were talking about Brookhaven point guard Andrew Lavender, the biggest 5-foot-7 point guard this state has ever seen.

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"I thinkDrew iS defiafter halftime. He finished 1vith seven assists and three st~als, but more important, molded a close nitely one of the top five junior point guards in the game into his image, creating offense due way or anotherforthe last 12 minutes. country," Brookhaven , coach Bruce Howard said. · "Drew is very hard to guard and very unsiiJ:fish "I always trust himto do and all of our kids really believe in his decisionthe rightthing,Fmgoingto · making," Howard said. "I just don't want to overwin or lose with the ball in coach him. I thought the best thing that we dl!i in his hands.'' the latter part of the game is put the ball in his Yesterd;iy,Howard put hands and let him play off whatever decision l)e made based ou what they did defensively." , , the ball in Lavender's Even with a great player like Lavender, this hands in the Division I seHUNTER isn't an easythingfor a coach to do. mifinals and the Bearcats . Howard had several chances to set up a play·. won. Brookhaven's 85-80 and didn't. When Brookhaven got the ball backi overtime victory over LakewoodSt. Edward with the score tied and 23 seconds left in regula;L[ was a nice reversal from a semifinal bust last tion, Howard was content to let Lavender drib~ ' year, but it is hardly anything new. Brookhaven ble out the clock and decide what to do. That is 26-1. Lavender, the Bearcats' gnat-quick point Lavender missed a three-pointer at the buzzer didn't shake Howard's faith; he had the ball in guard, has been beating people biggerthan he is since he was, well, just a little guy; Lavender's handS all through the OT and the game was never out of his control. "I wa8 pi:i.ymg 12-and-underAAU when I was 7 years old," Lavender said. "Everybody has He scored from the foul line six secondS into always been bigger than me. We went to down overtime, penetrated and fed Dantae Patterson to a tournament in Atlanta, Ga,'That's the first -~Jar a 13-footer 40 seconds later and followed a time I ewx had 30 points." .; Shaun Carrieythree-pointer with a 15-foot runLavender had 20 points yesterday, allbuttwo ;nei:' to keep theBearcats up by three. With 1:47

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Eastern Brown.· He also blocked six shots, al· though the official box score mysteriously creditReady (23-4) will play Clear Fork for the ed him with one. state title at 5 p.m. today. "As long as (the Warriors) noticed, t11at's all "I told the kids at halftime that I've seen them that matters," Brown said when told of the overplay three times and they're not going to quit," sight. , Ghiloni said. "They could live on the.West Side of ·. Columbus. They were not going to die." Brown, a warrior in the paint all season, was only his team's third leading scorer yesterday His players would have had every reason to (James Ball scored 28 and Dashon Harper had dismiss that as mere coachspeal<. 18), but his presence loomed large and consistent. Ready had thoroughly dominated Eastern "Justin, he's a man in there," Silver Knights Brown (24-2) in the first 16 mihutes. The Silver coach Bob Ghiloni said. "I've been jumping on Knights scored the first 10 points of the. game him every single day for·the last four years be-· and built leads of 24-2 and 37-8. Eastern Brown cause I felt all along he could take over games like scored the next 10 points, but when I)ashon he did tonight, not nec'"ssarily in terms of scoring Harper hit a 15-footer and then a three-pointer but with his presence areJund t11e basket." to end the first half with Ready ahead 42 ..!8, the . Brown, who has made gigantic strides since his second half seemed a formality. junior season, often felt singled out by his intense After all, Ready had scored ·almost 11t will, coach because of his laidc-backpersonality. making an amazing 18 of 23 shots from tile field "There have been a few times where we (78.3 percent). Harper had sliced through the haven't gotten along the best," Brown said, "but I defense for 11 points and was even more effecknow he pushes me a lot harder than the other tive with his passing. guys because he sees a lot of potential in me." Thanks largely to Harper's feeds, James Ball Ghiloni said he· and assistant coach George scored 15 of his career-high 28 points in the Hamlin boldly challenged Brown to assert himself first quarter. Eastern Brown had no answer for more for Ready to make a serious tournament Ready's 6-foot-7 center Justin Brown, who was run. a force scoring, rebounding and blocking shots.· "I told them at halftime that I thought we "About three or fom· weeks ago, we sat down and told him it was tin1e to step up and he's been were pretty inthnidated in the first half," Warall over the place ever since," Ghiloni said. riors coach Rob Beucler said. "We didn't play "We didn't care so much about the scoring and as aggressively as we normally do." rebounding, just in tenus of being more physical, That changed. Eastern Brown opened the playing a little harder and concentrating better. second half playing extremely physical fullcourt mancto-man defense, and that flustered He's our only big kid and when he's a dominant force in the middle like he was today, it allows Ready. The,·Silver Knights, who had committed oruy five tjl,rnovers in the first half, had nine our perimeter defense to go out farther and create more havoc." turnovers ·in the third quarter as their lead · shrank to 5747. Brown's sterling effort certainly impressed Eastern Brown coach Rob Beucler. "We lost our poise a little. bit," Ghiloni said. Neai.C. Lauron I Dispatch "Basicatly, going in we told our kids he was an But Ghiloni never lost faith. in his players. They played so much in the off-season and had Ready's Justin Brown (44) and James, Ball atte!llpt to wrestle a rebound.away from an Eastern' impressive rebounder,'' he said. ".His scoring and shot-blocking ability surprised us' a little. He defitheir mettle tested by Ready's tough practices Brown player during the Silver Knights' 80-62 win·in a Division Ill state semifinal._ nitely made us alter our shots." that he was confident they'd pull out of the throws - to build the lead to 67-53 with 4lf ' Harper finished with 18 points and Brown The usually mild-mannered Brown - who has downward spiral. · · .· signed with Division II West Liberty State- even When Eastern Brown's Anthony Johns con- minutes left. Eastern Brown never got closer had 15, R.J. Beucler; the coach's son, led Eastern had to be restrained by Harper after being tackled verted a turnover into a layup to make it 60-53 with than 12 again. "There was no panic," Ball said of weather- Brown with 25 pofuts after maldng only 2 of 10 on a hard foul in the fourth quarter. 6: 13left, that seemed anything but assured. "Some of their post players were trying to get But the comeback took a toll on Eastern ing Eastern Brown's rally. "I knew we'd be fine. .shots from the field in the first half. Johns scored Brown as well. The Warriors got into foul trou- We've been on the other side of it. We ·came all16ofhispointsafterhalftime,mostlyonbaskets physical vvith us, so I had to be just as physical off turnovers from his pressure defense. back,"Brown said. ble and their exertion began catching up to back from 14 with five minutes left." Ball made 9 of 11 .shots from the fieldfor othem. sblacldedge.@diSpatch.com Ready went on an 8-0 run - six ou free . Ready, which was 26 of36 (72.2 percent).

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14myear. .old Cornley keeps Brookhaven close with stellar play in first half By Bill Rabinowitz

Must be a transfer. That's what· Ron Lewis thought when he first saw Jamelle Comley play. No way a kid that big, that polished could be a freShman. But the 6-foot-5, 217-pound Comley is. He won't even turn 15 until next month. "He's just a baby," Comley's father, Hank, said with a laugh. Some baby. It would be a stretch to say that Brookhaven

wouldn't have defeated Lakewood St. Edward in the Division I state semifinals last night withe.· out Comley. After all, Comley didn't even playthefourthquar-· ter or overtime because of a migraine headarlle. But it is also true that Brookhaven's task down the stretch would have been tougher if Comley hadn't made an impact earlier with his powerful post moves, a dimension the Bearcats lacked last year. . . . . ,· 'Comley scored 11 points, including six of the Bearcats' last eight points before halftime to keep them from trailing worse than 32-27 at the break. "He was real important," Lewis said. "For a

freshman to step up in a big game when nobody Comley's athletic ability is matched by his else wa'l ... he carried us (fora while)." ' academic prowess. He's a 4.0 student. Last night was no fluke. Cantley averages9.5 "His parents have done areal nice job of encourpoints and a team-high 11.2 rebounds. · aging him to be we,ll-rounded," coach Bruce "He amazed me the first day Isaw him," Lewis Howard said. said. "I didn't thin!< he was a freshman. I thought he Last year, Comley had to watch Brookhahad transferred in. I can't believe he's oruy 14:" ' ven's disappointing loss in the state semifinals Brookhaven didn't exactly break Comley in from the crowd. slowly. All season long, he has' guarded the op- . "It was hard,". Cantley said. "Back then, I felt posing player's top big man. I could have been areal big help down low. How good can he be? "I'm going to try to help make it happen this "As good as.he wants," Lewis said. "He.could year for us, especially for our seniors." · go from high school straight to the NBA if he works hard, and he has a great work ethic." brabinowitz@dispa:tch.com

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and Charlotte), this March tnmPit everhad. . • ·•;I~; llil NCAA TO LOOK AT'-Tl" RADE · -'- The NCAA DiVision I Basketball Committee wiii ,:-meet next week in Atlanta to discuss tile confrontation between Matt· l!;l\ris-' · tensen of Duke and referee Bruce Benedict after the Blue Devils' :loss /'1 tofudiana. Christensen, a 6-foot-10 se'mor, blocked Benedict - a former -_n]a: · jar-league catcher - from leaving the court and yelled at him amid the celebrating Hoosiers. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski pulled . Christensen away from BenediCt. . . . Christensen was not mad~ avMable to the media after the: game. Benedict left the arena before ·he could be reached. . 1111 TV RATINGS RISE CBS' broadcast Thursday night of Duke's loss and other regional senljfin;l.l games drew the highest preJimlc nary TV ratings for the program iil nine years. The network's telecast was watched in 7.9 percent of homes _iri the top 55 u.s. media markets, up from 7.3p~rcentayear~o.· This year's ratings were the best since 1993, when CBS'· telecast of the regional_ semifinals aver<\ged~a large-market9.0 rating. Pre!iillin~ ratings measnre viewership ' iJ!. about two-thirds of the 105.5 nilllion U.S. homes with TVs. Nationitl ratings will be available next week __ The first part of CBS's .· brqa~~ cast, Indiana's upset over Duke· and" Oldahoma's win over Arizona, was watched ill8.5 percent of homes,; up from 7.5 percent for that time slot last year. 1n the second half, from 10 p:m .. to 12:30 a.m., CBS drew a 7.4 rating for Missouri's win over UCLA and, No. 12 seed Kent State's wrrr~o~er No. 3 seed Pittsburgh. That wiis tfp' from last year's' 7.1 preliminary 'rift-''

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SAN JOSE, Calif. . Hollis Price left the NCAA Tournament last year · with an opponent's tooth in one of his elbow. This spring, Oklahoma's star guard is one game from a more pleasant reward. Strong outside shooting has been the talk of the West Regional, where two teams from the physical Big 12 showed plenty of finesse in reaching t.he final eight. -The Sooners (304), on an 11game winning streak, are big favorites in the final today against the Tigers (24-11), the first 12th seed to get this close to the Final Four. · Price, a year removed from his gruesome collision with · Indiana State's Kelyn Block, hit six threepointers in Oklahoma's win over Arizona on Thursday. Later, Missouri's Kareem Rclsh and Clarence Gilbert poured in four three-pointers apiece while beating UCLA. :we know they can shoot the lights out, but we have to try to match them and then stop them," Price said. "Since we both know we can both shoot, I think it will come down to which team plays defense." Price was good in the semifinals - but so was Rush, a preseason AllAmerican who once struggled under high expectations but has emerged to lead Missouri's unlikely run. Rush scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half against UCLA. The winner Viill become the first Bigl2 team to make tl1eFinal Four since the conference adopted its current form in 1996-97. Though .Oldahoma and Missouri have met every year since 1920, both coaches say their familiarity doesn't make the task any easier. "You'd think it would cut down on preparation time, but you're still up until 4 or 5 in the morning watching videotape and trying to find an edge," Missouri coach Quin Snyder said. , A year- ago last week, Price and 'Block got tangled up as Price went for a Hiyup late in the Sooners' loss. Price's elbow crashed into Block's mouth, · chipping three ofBlock's teeth and teara irlg Price's triceps tendon. ; After three operations and sev-

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with the ball machine. He got stronger Ready's ·Bob Ghiloni was coach .of the. . shoot. jumpers· than to try to dnbble from the time he spent in the weight year on the team, whlch is composed of . through or pass over defenders." schools in Franklin and its six contigu·The versatility of Scott, a 6-foot-6 room." The Notre Dame siguee averaged ous counties. . .· • . . forwardheadedtoDayton,eausedrnis22.0 points, 5.9 assists, 4.0 rebounds Wimbley averaged 26.6 points, 6.0 · IIllitches galorefor opponents. ·. ~tiayer of the year, all'ild and 2.8 steals per game for a Coffman rebounds and.4.7 assists. . . . • Scott has been selected to play in. Ready's Bob GhiDoll'll.i is the team that went 21-4 and captured its "Tehran is a guy you can count on the Ohio'Kentucky all-star game and '": of tl)le year. second consecutive Division I district for 20-plus every gan1e and he does so the North-South game. .. · Marcus Adams (South); B.J. Almon (Eastmoor Academy); Robert .-.I unselfish manner," West coach ·. "That's his trademark," ReyuoldsBalawajder(Evangel Christian); James Ball (Ready); Mike Bean (Hartley); championship. He committed just 32 in !By Steve Blackledge turnovers. Bob Guthrie,said.•. ·.. . .. burgcoachChrisRidersaid. "ije'sabig .· .•··Kevin Boozer (Marion-Franklin); Julian Boyd {Whetstone); Steve Calhoun Dispatch Sport~ Reporter He set game (46) and career (1,628) Lewis has embraced the sixth man guy who can post you up, take you off · (Tree of Life); Jeff Carroll (Watterson); Greg Castle (Groveport); John scoring maries. role for BrookJ;taven.mtJ.Ch ofthe sea-. · the dribble or shoot the three-pointer. · ' Chappeii.(West); Darren Clark (Jonathan Alder); Tom Coleman (Westerville "Chris makes an average high- son and still averaged18Apoints,10.2 He's got a lot of things going for him South); Jamelle Carnley (Brookhaven); Richard Cox (Licking Heights); Joe To say that Ctuis Quinn was sidelined 21J2 months after foot surgery last school basketball team a very good one rebounds and 3:lstea1Swhile shooting and-Should be even more effective at Davis (Thorn as Worthington); Dan Delucia (Watterson); Andrew Dempsey Mayrnight be a slight exaggeration. by all the things he brings to the table," 62 percentfrorri the field. He has signed :the next level." . .· ... ····.·: ·•· (Liberty Christian); Andrew Dunn (Columbus Academy); Trey Fausnaugh • While the Dublin Coffman senior Bornhorst srud. with Bowling Green. ·. ·.. . . . . Ghiloni guided Ready (22-4)to its • (Westfall); Brandon Foust (Brookhaven); Devin Fulk (Licking Valley); A.J. ~ 'pqint'guard was unable to play on the . . . J11aw.}vond~tiJQ._'X Quiun_willfit-int<L_ __.:yv~gJ,s..th~~gJ.,priority_)m~: •.11.4~-pen:r&catholi<J- Le~e.~ci}~Pico:Y:"' : ~~?.ff9q;j,{~Jg~g~;;l91bGurne}~Mike:..Gillia~tmyeN.alley.);:Jack • '--: ~<rtllilmer1\Af:FciiCWI;nell1steanseized- tlie rmx at l,\[otre Dam:e With current Ron and when your J;>est player or one. .onship sm~e 1979 and tts first state···. ·Gillum (Berne Umon); Andrew Good (Bexley); Matt Gray (Worthington •:•th~ :Opportunity to ·make subtle freshman point guard Chris Thomas. of your best players ma1<es such an 'tqurnament appearance since 1973. . Christian); Ross Gruenwald (St. Charles); Adam Hale (Upper Arlington); ,'irrlprovements in his all-around game. "I'll do whatever I can to help the )lllSelfish decision, the rest of the guys " .:}Even with six consecutive >vir\ning .·.Jon Harmon (GranviHe); Justin Henderson (Westerville South); Troy Hines' :"The only thing it hurt me in was all team, even if that means backing up can't help but fall in line,". Brookhaven ~easons, Ghiloni's record in 15 seasons· . :.:(~outh); Klay Johnson (Linden); Keenan Jordan (Hamilton Township); Matt ' these: national (position) rankings Chris or spelling people at the two coach Bruce ijoward said. ... · . · ·.· .·· atReady isl63-167. . .. • . .'.Kavander (Liberty Union); Matt Kirby (Upper Arlington); Andrew MiHer ' beCaUse they didn't get to see me play," guard spot," Quinn said. . Harper av~mged' 22:5, poinis.:3:5; ?~'\Ve w;edto be so bad, lfelt lucky·· · (Fairfi~ld\]nion)i ~i8hard Mullen (Franklin Heights); Danta Patterson ; Quim\ said. "But I got some things done "A lot of teams are going more with steals and 3.0 a8sists; and shot 50 per- '· jw;Ho •be. able to buy a ticket to the ·(Brookhaven); Brian;Pulliam (Granville); Casey Rainier (Fairfield Union); ,: dUring that time. The time off adually three-guard offenses and two guys at cent from three-point range, where he state tournament," he quipped,. Kalen Recob (Oientangy); Floyd Reece (Columbus· Academy); Adam ·"n:ilitle'me appreciate how much I love the point. Kansas basically has three made 78 treys. He had 1,414 career "I told the kids after we won the Sichko (Grandview); Jordan Sickinger (Delaware Christian); Jimmy Stern Jh!? gilffie." · . guards who handle the point. I'm not points entering the state tourriament. regional, there is nothing you cail.'t (Hilliard Darby); Craig Stewart (Circleville); Nate Stough! (Millersport); ,, oQ1llim, the 2002 Dispatch-Agonis really that concerned. Chris is similar "DI!Shon has adjusted his game and accomplish the .rest of your lives. This Raymond Strain (Delaware Christian); Nick Switzer (Worthington Christian); :'club PJayer of the year, used the time to me in that he makes people around become a much better perimeter was all done with . hard work. Simeon Talley (Centennial); Tyler Teter (Westerville South); Dustin Ultican '.off constructively. him better.llook forward to playing in shooter this year," Ghiloni said. Regardless how things turn O\)t this . (Pickerington); Chris VanSchepen (Tree of Life); Will Wagner (East); Dustin , :"Even though he couldn't play for a . the same backcourt with him." "Because we don't have the comple- weekend, this. season was, soiTiething Welch (Logan Elm); Kyle Wellman (Bloom-Carroll); Adam Wells · while;hestillcoulddosomethingswith Joining Quinn on the first team are mentary big scorers that we had the ourkids, our school and our eoriunu' (Lakewood); Ernie Wheelwright (Walnut Ridge); Brandon White (Bexley); :the ball," Shamrocks coach Tony Tehran Wimbley of West, Ronald Lewis last couple years, a lot of teams are run~ nitywill remember forever:': Dustin Wilkins (Berne Union); Lamarr Williams (DeSales); Jimmy Wooten · Bo'rnhorst said. "I know he spent some of Brookh~tven, Dashon Harper of ning at Dashon. I think he decided that · · ··· (Hamilton Township). '•,fuue on those deep three-point shot<> Ready and Doug Scott of Reynoldsburg. it's a lot easier to bounce off picks and

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II •P,OLL POINTS: 46 II COACH: Steve Gentry (first season) Ill! LAST YEAR: 14-6 regular season (11-3 league) 1111 KEY PLAYERS: G-F Drew Crawford, G Greg Cannon 11!1 oun.ooK: lhe CroSStown ·Shootout takes on a whole new meaning as xavier product Steve Gentry takes over for long-time coach George Jackson, who spent 20 years with the Tigers before joining louis Orr at Seton Hall. To mount the anticipated challenge to former BearcatTerry Nelson's'Western Hills team, Gentry must find replacements for Pierre Darden, who led the area in blocked shots last season, and playmaking guard Chris Washington.lhey were two of eight seniors on last years team, which finished eighth in'tl1e- 1 I' Enquirer's Division I coaches poll. Withrow has two returning starters in Percy Hurt, a 5-11 shooting guard, and Phonta Williams, a 6-foot swingman. Gentry is counting on key contributions from little-used Drew Crawford,. a 6-foot senior swingman whose brothers Rodney and Jason are former Tigers, and 6-5 senior center Greg Cannon, a transfedrom Purcell Marian. . 'Greg is going to have to help us in the middle: Gentry said. 'We're expecting big things out · of him~ Junior Terrell Woods is the projected starter at point guard.

4.1tiWoodward POLL POINTS: 37 (1)

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· llll POLL POINTS: 17 II COACH: Mike Herald (sixth season, 42-58; 95-115 overall) IIIII LAST YEAR: 3-18 (1-13 11/l IASTYFAR: 10-11 (6-8 league) · QCC) 1111 OUROOK: Five players llli KEY PLAYERS: CRaymond! have transferred to Walnut Hills, EdWards, GAiexArrnstrong an infusion of new talent that IIIII OUROOK: Three starters: has coach Mike Herald feeling return forthe Bulldogs, led by 6-foot-6, 230-pound junior cem- optimistic. "We have good depth at all . ter Raymond Edwards, who fell I positions and improved shootjust shy of averaging a doublec ing skills; Herald said. · double last year with 10.1 · Center George Haiistock, a points and 9.2 rebounds per 6-4 senior, is among Walnut game, Hills' top newcomers. Senior · Edwards, who carries a 3.8 grade-point average, is one of . guard Chris Williams, junior forward Terrelllmgram, junior three returning players who guard Chad West and sophoaveraged in double figures in more forward Zach West are the scoring last season. Senior other new Eagles. Keoni Watson, a 5-8 guard, is lhey'll bolster returning playthe top returning scorer after· ers such as senior guard Scotty . averaging 11.7 points last seaLamkin, who averaged 5.8 son. Alex Armstrong, a 6-1 points per game last season, guard,. averaged 10.3 points. and senior forward Isaiah Even though Edwards is one Stayton, who averaged 5.3 of two 6-6 Bulldogs, coach Jim ~--=Leon"-'c,...onsiders size to be amon~~ points per game. II COACH: Jim Leon (12th season, 193-87)

Ill! COACH: Rich Ross (first season) II LAST YEAR: N/A llli KEY PlAYERS: F, Cameren SettleS (10 ppg, 10 rpg; Tristan Norris (6 ppg, 12 rpg) 1111 OUTLOOK: Gameren Sett!~i (10 points, 10 rebounds) and mstc-,1 Norris (12 rebounds). are b<dl.

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Bo~s basketball

·Season previews

Miami Valley· Conference

avored Trojans hop~ to. avoid ·low start L North College Hill

II POLL POINTS:' 81 (nine firstplace votes from league coaches) Ill COACH: Ralph Kemphaus (16th season, 243-116,353-171 overall) II LASTYfAR: 14-8 (12-41eague) II KEY PLAYERS: C Branden Jackson; F D'Andre Fitzhugh. 1111 OUTLOOK: The success of the football team (regional cham pionship game) could lead to a slow start for aTrojan team loaded with depth, experience and quickness. Center Branden Jackson, a 6-5 senior, aveiaged 7.l points and .10.1 rebounds last year. Forward D'Andre Fitzhugh, a 6-3 junior, averaged B.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Six-foot senior Alex Kemphaus, the son of coach Ralph Kemphaus, will run the offense. Duron Moore, a 6-foot senior guard, is the main outside threat Kemphaus said that defense and outside shooting must improve for the Trojans to climb past cochampion Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and claim the MVC championship.

2. Cincinnati HHis Christian Academy

Ill POLL POINTS: 70 1111 COACH: Eric Coulter (fifth season, 46-39; 46-39 overall), II LASTYfAR: 18-3 (15-11eague) Ill KEY PLAYER: GJay Morelock Iilii OUTLOOK: The Eagles lost 11 players from last year's MVC co-champions, including Luke Trenz, a 6-foot-8 center who transferred to Madeira. However, coach Eric Coulter returns senior guard Jay Morelock (16.8 points), considered one. of the best players in the league, along with lightly used Luke Hitchcock, a 6-foW 3 forward who is vastly improved. Jeff Hager, a 6-foot-5 center who averaged 20 points far the JV team last year, must step up in the middle for the Eagles to challenge NCH for the league title. CHCA could get off to a slow start until Morelock is completely healthy. Morelock suffered a broken arm in the final football game of the season.

3. 1111Seven Hils POLL POINTS: 56 Ill COACH: Richard Derkson (first season)

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llil LASTYfAR:I2-11 (8-8 .senior forward Nick Dyer, 6-5, 220league) pounder. Dyer, who averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds last ~ar, will 11!1 KEY PLAYER: GAlex Derkson Ill OUTLOOK: Richard Derkson, a control the inside. The top perimeter players are guard Jack Deardorf, farmer standout on Northern Kentucky University's first teams from swingman Joe Sanzere and guard Tim O'Brien.AIIareseniors. 1971 to 1975, moves up to head 'There's nothing like experience: the Seven Hills varsity after seven McBride said. . seasons as junior varsity coach. Although McBride picks Summit Alex Derkson, a 6•1 junior and the coach's son, is theonly returning · to finish in the middle of the pack in the.MVC, don't be surprised if the starter. Junior guard Mark Mitchell and 6-6 senior post player Ben Reed Silver Knights challenge for the championship. saw some varsity action last year. Despite these obstacles, Derkson remains confident that the Stingers' Iilii POLL POINTS: 51 experience at the guard positions, 1111 COACH: Howard Brownstein along with good quickness and speed, will be enough to compete in the MVC. (17th season, 284-86; 346-103 overall) Iilii LASTYEAR: 22-2 (15-lleague) Iiiii KEY PLAYER: FBrian Garrawa; Iilii POLL POINTS: 51 .. llli! OUTLOOK: With 15 winning IIIII COACH: Walt McBride (first records in his 16 seasons at the season) school, coach Howard Brownstein Iilii LASTYfAR: 7-13{6-10 . has developed high standards at league) CCD. But by any measure, last seaIilii KEY PLAYER: F Nick Dyer son was a terrific one, with a 15-1 Ill OUTLOOK: Senior leadership, league record, a share of the MVC height and experience are the strengths of a team that must adapt championship and a run to the district championship game. to McBride, a former Silver Knight and Xavier University standout But CCD lost all five starters frcm McBride has a solid anchor in that team, and seven seniors in all.

5. Cin. Country Day

4. Summit Country Day

Only substiMe Blian Carraway has much varsity expelience. On the inside, CCD has decent size in Kurt Smith (6-3), Andrew Podorf (64) and Martin Leonard (6-6).

6. New Miami

II POLL POINTS: 43 ll1l COACH: Kevin Lakes (second season, 8-13; 8-13 overall) Ill LASTYfAR: 8-13, (6-10 league) II KEY PLAYER: FMyron Shelley II OUTLOOK: Optimism is running high that the Vikings will post a winning record after 13 straight losing seasons. One of the reasons is the return of Josh Moore, ·a 6-foot-5 junior center who missed the 1999-2000 season after knee surgery. · Also back are Myron Shelley (15.3 paints) arid Tony Payne, forwards who will give New Miami one of the best inside trios in the league. If senior guards Mike Womacks and Chris Durhan and juniors Ryan Davidson and Rodney Miller deliver from the outside, New Miami should climb over the .500 mark.

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II POLL POINTS: 26

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!l!!l POLL POINTS: 35 (live firstplace votes from league coaches) 11i11 COACH: Mike Ferone (18th year, 291-200) 1!1'11 LASTYfAR: 20-2 (13-0) II KEY PLAYERS: G Kevin ' Schappell, CJames Cripe, F Eric Van Buskirk Ill OUTLOOK: The Tigers are the unanimous choice to repeat as FAVC Cardinal champions for the third consecutive year. Last season Loveland breezed through league play undefeated (13-0) and will have a chance to do the same this year. ' Coach Mike Ferone, in his 18th . year, is nine wins_short of his 300\h cereer victory. It should come midway through the season. Few teams can match up against Loveland's size and skill. Northern Kentucky-bound Kevin Schappell is the top returning player in the league. Schappell averaged 20:7 points and 4.1 assists per game. Post player James Cripe, a 6-11 senior, has verbally committed to play at Dayton next year. Junior Eric Van ·· Buskirk (6-8), who averaged 14.2 points and 10.3 rebounds, is already being heavily recruited. Loveland has it all this year: Size, depth and the ability to score .both inside and out Once some earlyseason injuries heal, the Tigers should start rolling.

2. Ross POLL POINTS: 26 1!11

li COACH: Paul Fernandez (3rd year, 26-18) · II LASTYEAR: 14'8 (10-4) . l!ll KEY PLAYERS: FWarren Sizemore, G Kevin Hutson, GKeVin McBreen lllll OUTLOOK: Coach Paul . Fernandez has guided Ross to back.to-back winning seasons; last year's 14-8 mark was one of the best in school history.

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ine Rams return several key players frOITl last season. Guard Kevin McBreen (10 points, 3.5 rebounds) is the toP returning scorer. Forward Warren Sizemore.(9.6 points, 4.3 rebounds) and guard Kevin Hutson (4 points, 3 rebounds) also conbibuted last year. Fernandez will use speed as a fucus to a team that has limited height and depth in the post

3.· 1'Kings 1 POLL POINTS: 22 II COACH: Brent Allen (3rd year, 14-29) . 11'i1 IASTYfAR: 1-20 (1-13) IIlii KEY PLAYERS: CJohn Waiters, G/F Br)ian Gayhart. FTaylor Garvin 1'1 OUTLOOK: The Knights suffered t11rough one of the worst seasons in school history 'last season. FAVC coaches are predicting a much improved squad this year. c Led by Taylor Garvin (12.6 points, 5 rebounds), John Walters and Bryan Gayhart, Kings is picked to finish in the top half of the league. Waiters, a 6-4 junior, came on strong last season, averaging 12 points over the Knights' final 10 games. Gayhart, a 6-5 sophomore guard, averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds. Bath are attracting interest frcm tllvision I colleges. 111e most noticeable difference this soason will be physical: Last year, head coach Brent Allen felt opposing teamc> were able to wear down the Knigh~~. This season, Kings players are on averaga two .inches taller and 20 pounds heavier than last year. EXpect solid post play from a more physical lineup along with timely outside shooting. Experience and depth could be problems.

Armstrong, G Marquis Nance, FZach Grave Iilii OUTLOOK: Coach Jeff Stevenson is building a winning tradition at Wilmington. The Hurricanes have P.Osted two straight consecutive winning seasons. Wilmington has been the stiffest· competition for league favorite Loveland the last two years. The Hurricanes are the only FAVC Cardinal team to beat Loveland in· the last two season. Senior center Jake Armstrong (6.6 points, 5.1 rebounds) and junIor Zach Grove continue to progress. Stevenson will need increased output from his post players to compete for a league title.

3. IllWilmington POLL POINTS: 22

S.Norwood POLL POINTS: 15

-IIIII COACH: Jeff Stevenson (3rd Year, 115-143) Ill LASTYfAR: 13-9 (8-6) II KEY PLAYERS: CJake

·Ill COACH: Jack Bouldin Iilii. LAST YEAR: 2-18 (2-12) II KEY PLAYERS: GDustin Cash, FJon Prues, F/C Chad McQueen

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named first team aii-FAVC last year ence should make the Indians a much after averaging 10.4 points a game. more competi1ive team. Baulding will · Uttle Miami will rely on guard play with little size in the post The Panthers rely on a deep junior class to move have one player taller than 6-2. Norwood closer to the .500 rna~. Seniors Dustn Gash, Jon Prues arid Chad McQueen will be tri-captains. The . lill POLL POINTS: 7 6-4 Gash averaged 15.7 points, 5.2 II COACH: Michael Young (5th rebounds and 3.1 assists last year. year, 98-106) Ill LAST YEAR: 12-11 (6-8) Ill KEY PLAYERS: F Nathan II POLL POINTS: 14 lli1l COACH: Rob Blanton (22nd ·. Blevins, G/F Chris Helton, GKevin Bell II OUTLOOK: The Warriors will year, 250-202) · rebuild after losing 75 percent of I'll! LASTYfAR: 6-15 (4-10) Ill KEY PLAYERS: GJohn Oakley, their offensive output to graduation. Senior leadership will be key with GKevin Albertson . Ill OUTLOOK: La'st season the eight on the roster. Seniors Nathan Blevins (9 points, 6 rebounds), Chris Panthers experienced growing pains because of inexperience. This season, Helton (7 points, 3 rebounds) and Kevin Bell (6 points) will have to pick coach Rob Blanton returns seven up their production from last year seniors who saw significant varsity The team will be built around playing time last year. Look for Uttle Miami to be a more mature ball club. speed and outside shooting. Goshen lacks is height with the tallest player Senior John Oakley will lead a on the roster listed at 6-foot-3. soiid group of guards. Oakley was

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2. Anderson

Ill. POLL POINTS: 34 II COACH: Frank Brandy (10th year, 95-95) l!ll LAST YEAR: 14-7 (11-3) Iii! KEY PLAYERS: CChris NoiWell, GRyan Patzwald, F/G Marcus Thompson

rebounds) and Robert Harman (10 II OUTLOOK: .The Redskins return a strong ca·re of players, but the points, 4 rebounds) are among six biggest queston is whether they have letterwinners returning. Faulkner and Combs were first-team aii-FAVC enough to compete for the league selections last year. title. With a relatively young team, lila of Mason's big@St strengths are Anderson may still be a year away. balanced scoring and ag@eSSive man-toAnderson will focus on their star center Chris Norwell. Norwell, a junior, man defense. Alack of size is a concern. is a Division I collega prospect and ·SOU 111 one of the top returning players in the llli POLL POINTS: 27 league. He averaged 21.3 points and Iilii COACH: Kevin Wentz 9.8 rebounds as a sophomore. (7th year, 65-64) Ryan Patzwald showed great l!lil LAST YEAR: 10'11 promise as a freshman and will be II KEY PLAYERS: GPaul the top 3-point threat for the Redskins. Marcus Thompson is a . Volkerding, FBill Ludilick, GMike Myers lllll OUTLOOK: The Wildcro could be · good inside-outside·threat and wi II thebi~surpliseinthelea@e.Hanis.m help provide senior leadership. ~nished 10-111astseason l'lilll ayot!llg Look for Anderson to be one of. team and lost nobody to !fc!duation. the best shooting and defensive Harrison returns nine lettermen .teams in the league. Another great from last year and has eight seniors season from Norwell will help them on the roster led by guard Paul compete for the league title. Volkerding. Volkerding averaged 19.3 points last year and hit 41 percent II POLL POINTS: 28 of his 3-point attempts. Ill COACH: Greg Richards The Wildcats won't be afraid to (7tl1 year, 74-53) launch the 3-pointer. Volkerding, Nick II LASTYEAR: 12-9 (9-5) Kist and Mike Myers combined to hit 1111 KEY PLAYERS; G Robert 99 3-pDinters last year. Hanison will Harman, F Sean Combs, F/G Jordan also feature a strong inside attack. Faulkner Coach Wentz returns four players 61111 OUTLOOK: Mason was surfoot-5 or taller, led by Kevin McDonald prisingly successful last year, posting (6-9) who averaged 6 points and 4.5 a winning record and finishing third rebounds as a sophomore. in the. conference with eight first-year va1sity players. Now, the challenge is 1111 POLL POINTS: 27 to take. the next step. II COACH: Craig Mazzara .The Comets return three players . who averaged more than 10 points a (8th year, 87-63) Ill LASTYEAR: 11-10 (8-6) game last season. Six-foot-3 Sean Ill! KEY PLAYERS: GJoe Smith, F Combs (.10 points, 7 rebounds), 6-4 Jeff Meyer, GJon Toerner Jordan Faulkner (13 points, 6

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1111 POLL POINTS: 60 (4 firstplace votes from league coaches) Ill COACH: Jim Heynolds (12th seasQn, 157-92; 217-125 overall) II LASTYfAR: 19-3 (12-2 league) · IIlii KEY PLAYER: F Robb Hem; G Steve Tudor IIIII OUTLOOK: The three-time defending CHL champions will field the tallest and most experienced team in the CHL and are expected to repeat · Mustangs senior furward Robb Hern (14 paints, 7 rebounds) is one of five players 6-faot-5 or taller. Cincinnau Hills Christian Academy transfer Luke Trenz, a 6-foot-7, 225pound junior, adds additional size on the front line. Steve Tudor (7 points, 6 assists), the son of former Oak Hills head coach · SonnY Tudor, will start at point guard. Reynolds points to a lack of quickness as a weakness with tradi.· tian, pride, size and height strengths.

1 1111Reading POLL POINTS: 60 (4)

I'll! OUTLOOK: After a two-year hiatus, Craig Mazzara returns to coach the Barons. Amelia is in search of its 10th consecutive winning season and eighth under Mazzara. Guards Joe Smith and Jon Toemer and forward Jeff Meyer all return to the starting lineup. Smith averaged. 14 points last season and Meyer averaged five points and four rebounds. Defense and a winning tradition are key to· the Barons' success. Weaknesses include rebounding, depth and learning a new system. . ~.IL..,a.4 U \11 au ~L"* li!l POLL POINTS: 14 I'll! COACH: Tom Jutze (3rd year, 88-82) lllll LASTYEAR: .11-9 (7-7) · IIlli' KEY PLAYERS: GTy Blair, G David Mattei, F Mike Clust II OUTLOOK: The Trojans have · shown steady improvement under third-year coach Tom Jutz: Last season was the school's first winning season in five years. Jutze and his squad will have their work cut out for them this season, with little varsity experience or size to work with. Glen Este will focus on speed at all posiuons to make up for lack of size. Senior guards Ty Blair and David Mattei will lead the young tearn.

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7. lilfiTUI'POLL IJiill POINTS: 10 il!l COACH: Jerry Couzins (first year; 223-121 overall) li LASTYfAR: 1-21 (0, 14) l!iil KEY PLAYERS: None

5. IiiiiMariemont POLL POINTS: 33 _llll COACH: David Wainscott (fourth season, 26-41; 26-41 overall) Ill LASTYEAR: 18-5 (11-3 league) 1111 KEY PLAYER: GPhil Landes IIIII OUTLOOK: The Warriors lost eight players from last year's 18-5 team, including CHL player of the year Branden Fisher. Replacing them won't be easy. But coach David Wainscott has a good player to turn to in point guard Phil Landes, who at 6-6 is Qlessed with extraordinary size for · his position, particularly in the smaller-school CHL. Landes was a first-team all-league pick lastyear. Despite the lack of experience factor, Wainscott is confident that· the Warriors will be competitive on the inside with Eric Clemons (6-6), Robby Brown (6-6) and Wally Raines (6:4) in the lineup. ·

6. IIIndian HiU POLL POINTS: 27

Ill COACH: Wally Vickers (second season, 10-12; 120-118 overall) season, 138-87; 138-87 overall) Iilii LASTYE'AR: 10-12 (6-8 l!!i LAST YEAR: 16-5 (11-3 league) · league) · •· i, 1!1'11 KEY PLAYER: GOllie Kenda)l · II KEY PLAYERS: F/G Kenny Ill OUTLOOK: After a year of Brady, F/C Derek Allen adjusting to new coach Wally Vickers, II OUTLOOK: 111ere are good and with a valuable year of experireasons why the Blue Devils are ence for a sophomore and four junpicked to challengti for the league · iors, the Braves may be ready to championship for the second conmake· a run at the upper half of the secutive season. league. Indian Hill finished strong Four starters return, led by 6-4 last year, winning four of its last five. senior swingman K~nny Brady (15 Five veterans, who averaged a points) and 6-5 junior forward/center combined 32.5 points, 12.3 . Derek Aden (12 polnts): Also back rebounds and 4.9 assists, give are senior guard Keith Hershberger Vickers the needed firepower to play and senior point guard Pat McGinnis. with the likes of Madeira and Moeller transfer Jamie Schwertman, a Reading.. 6-foot-2 senior, has stepped in and Junior forward Ollie Kendall ( 11 won a starting position.· points, 4.5 rebounds) is expected to Coach Rich Bensman also has provide needed leadership, as well talented players ready to step. in. as a deadly outside touch - he's a Reading has six straight winning sea- 42 percent 3-point shooter. Center . sons already, and there's no reason Joe Haarman, a 6-6 senior, will proto think this won't be No.7. vide some size inside. Seniors Mike . Sweeney, Sean Slattery and Garrett · O'Reilly will help out on offense. B·~OLL POINTS: 45 g· COACH: Tony Gentry (third season, 23-21; 23-21 overall) IIlii POLL POINTS: 17 1!1'11 COACH: Jeoff Gabbard (first 11!1 LASTYfAR: 7-14 (3-11 league) season) g, LAST YEAR: 4-17 Ill KEY PLAYERS: GJohn Gale, F Josh Clark (1-131eague) Iilii KEY PLAYERS: G·cary Burke, Ill OUTLOOK: A year ago, with just three players with varsity experiFTim Rovekamp 1111 OUTLOOK: The Wildcats will ence, the Cowboys struggled. Now, be a s'mall team with good outside eight returning players have a taste of the big time, and Wyoming is shooting and depth. ready again to make a run at the t6p Guard Cory Burke (17 points) is of the CHL. · the key to the offense. He'll need Guard John Gale (11 pointS, 4 some help from forward Tim assists) will be charged with running Rovekamp (8 points) and guard Joe the offense. For a school its size, Weitmarschen, both seniors. Jay Wyoming has good size inside with Lampe, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior 6, 7 Geoff Tollett, a junior, and 6-3 center, must not only rebound but Josh Clark, a senior. Clark averaged 8 also score. Same for Chad O'Reilly, a points and 6 rebounds last year. 6-4 sophomore. Adjusting to firstBarry Winston, a 6-3, 185-paund year coach Jeoff Gabbard's philosophy poses another obstacle. junior who transferred from Tennessee, could help light away. IIlii COACH: Rich Bensman (9th

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seek third· straight le 111!1 POLL POINTS: 40 (five first. place votes from league coaches) 1111 COACH: David Lumpkin · (7th year, 170-71) 11!1 LAST YEAR: 21-1 (14-0) 111!1 KEY PLAYEI;lS: GRobert Hite, G-F DeForrest Riley . lllll OUTLOOK: Winton Woods . enters the season in search of its third straight league and city tities after posting two straight undefeated regular seasons. The Warriors are the unanimous pick to repeat as FAVC Buckeye champions for a third time. Winton Woods returns nearly its entire lineup from last year. The only significant loss is center Pl Mills. Back are starters Robert Hite (17.8 points, 6 rebounds), DeForrest Riley ·(13.5 points, 5 assists), Byron Fields and CJ. Anderson. Hite has already signed to play at Miami (Fla.) and Riley is going to Penn State; they give the Warriors arguably the best backcourt in the . state. Anderson, a junior, is already being heavily recruited by macy Division I schools. Winton Woods has excellent size, speed, depth and scoring ability and · the Warriors look poised to repeat as city champions.

8. Landmark Christian

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1. Winton Woods

9. Lockland

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season, 14-26; 14-26i•overall) · 2.5 assists) will run the offense. Matt IIIII LASTYE'AR: 7-:!!.'3 (6-10 Douglas, a 6-foat-3, 300-paund cen- . league) · ter, should add muscle inside. · 1111 KEY PLAYER: FTyrone Walker Junior forward Mick Shannon (7.5 1111 OUTLOOK: Due to a lack of points, 5 rebounds) and junior forward inside players, coach Kent Varies has .ian Golightly (8.6 paints, 3.8 rebounds) · moved guard Tyrone Walker, who's should help the offensive ~unch. · just 5-11, to forward. Randy Fuson, a 6-4 junior, takes over at center. 1111 POLL POINTS: 21 Without much size, St Bernard 1111 COACH: Steve Farquhar (third will try to speed up games and ere-· season, 17-27, 17-27 overall) ate havoc on defense. 'We have four 1111 LASTYfAR: 3-18, (2-14 inexperienced guards, but they're very league) quick; Varies said. II KEY PLAYER: Donte Farley; Noah Spears, Eric Bowen, Anthorw Raymond Biesbrook Rose and Matt Westfall will handle 111e II OUTLOOK: The leadership of guard duties. The Titans havent won a league 1itle since 1971-72; 111ey appear junior paint guard Chris Pittman will be the key for a Panther team that to be at least another )ear awfJj. lost only one player to graduation. Four other starters are back. II POLL POINTS: 23 Senior Raymond Biesbrook (8 Iilii COACH: Ed Davis (second points, 7 rebounds), a 6-foot-2 forseason, 3-18; 176-83 overall) ward, will team with sophomore Corey Iilii LASTYEAR: 3-18 (2-14 Farley (6-2, 175 pounds) on the league) inside. Dante Farley (13 points, 5 I'll! KEY PLAYER: G Zach Ellis, F rebounds) heads a group of talented Mick Shannon, F ian Golightly guards who shoot well frcm the outIll OUTLOOK: Developing a winside. ning mentality is one of the biggest Lockland gained valuable experitask facing coach Ed Davis, who took ence in a difficult (3-18) season a over the program at midseason. year ago. Big teams will still cause Senior guard Zach Ellis (6.2 points, them problems.

Iilii OUTLOOK: Jerry Couiins, . whose Mariemont teams produced 223 wins and just 121 losses, comes out of a five-year coaching retirement to take over the basketball program atTurpin, where he's also an assistant principal. . Couzins' task won't be easy. The Spartans went 0-20 in the regular season last year before beating Norwood in the sectional tournament Couzins takes over a team with eight seniors, but most have limited varsity experience. The biggest challenge for Couzins could be instilling in his team the belief they can win. Guard Brian Brunetti, a 5-7 senior who scored 11 points in the win over Norwood, is back. And senior center Mike Vessels, who suffered a broken leg last season, returns.

8. Northwest

lllll POLL POINTS: 6

llill COACH:Tom Orth (2nd year, 100-71) 1111 LASTYEAR: 2-19 (2-12) II KEY PLAYERS: GWill Walker, GRyari Kelly II OUTLOOK: Only twO players return frcm a disappointing 2000-01 season. Will Walker (8 points) and Ryan Kelly (12 points, 3 assists) both started and will be called upon to lead a young team. Kelly averaged 12 points and 3 assists and was named . second team all-league last season . Kelly averaged 8 points a game. The Knights will need immediate · production from an athletic underclass to become competitive.

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8. IllTaylor POLL POINTS: 10

II COACH: Kyle Haney (third 1111 POLL Pmlm'S: 39 season, 14-29; 27-46 overall) 1111 COACH: Olluck Grosser (fifth IIIII LAST YEAR: 8-14 (4-10 sea§On, 12-9, 51-39 overall 1111 LAST YEAR: 12-9 (8-6 league) IIlii KEY PLAYERS: G Patrick league) Montague, G Ryan Hoffman II KEY PLAYERS: GE~gene Ill OUTLOOK: Taylor gat off to a Partridge, C Ryne McCormick Iilii OUTLOOK: The Wildcats are . tenible start last year, losing its first seven before getting things straighton a roll of three straight winning ened out That second-ha~ success is seasons, their longest such streak in 20 years. They have the talent to not what coach Kyle Haney will try to build · only make it four straight, blit also to on and 111e Yellowjackets look to end a streak of six straight losing seasons. challenge the league favorites. TheYellowjackets' strength will be F1ve veterans return for Rnneytown, at the guard positions: Seniors led by. 6-1 senior guard Eugene . Patrick Montague and Ryan Hoffman Partridge and 6-7 junior i:enter Ryne return, and junior Neil Rininger could McCormick. Point guard BJ. Lambert, be a threat from outside. Montague, another senior, 11ill run the offense. who averaged 8 points, was one of David Lee, a 6-5 sophomore the CHI:s m6st improved players over transfer from LaSalle, will add heft the course of last season. inside.

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favored despite being neW:· 1 L.ebanon 1111 POLL POINTS: 67 (seven

first-place votes in MML-conducted balioting) · 1111 COACH: Dave Merchant (25th season, 317-202; 341-220 overall> 1111 LAST YEAR: 17-6 (11-3 FAVC Cardinal) 1111 KEY PlAYERS: F-GTy Merchant, GTommie Ault. F-C Jordan Langston, F-G Tyler Pritchard Bill OUROOK: The new kid on the block also is favored to claim the championship. The Warriors, who played in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division last season, made the move to the Mid-Miami League and immediately were installed as the favorites. .'This season, we will be as strong as we were last year, but with a much tougher league and non-league schedule; said longtime coach Dave Merchant, who's turned in eight consecutive winning seasons, averaging 16 wins each. Lebanon lost two starters from · last year's team, but 6-foot-2, 175pound senior guard-forwardTy Merchant and 6-2 senior guard

Tommie Ault should help make up the difference. Two sophomores, 64 forward-center Jordan Langston and 6-3 forward-guard Tyler Pritchard, also should help pick up the slack.

2. Miamjsburg

Ill POLL POINTS: 57 (3) 1111 COACH: Frank Back (2nd

season, 10-12,43-64 overall) 1111 LAST YEAR: 10-12 (6-7 MML North) Bill KEY PLAYERS: G Matt Muncy, FAdam Remillard Bill OUTLOOK: second-year coach Frank Back believes the Vikings have as good a chance as any team In the MML North, even though they've suffered through three consecutive losing seasons. ·An six teams have a chance to win,' Back said. Miamisburg's chances are enhanced by the return of 6-2 senior guard Matt Muncy, a firstteam all-league p'1ck last season, and 6-3 senior forward Adam Remillard, who earned honorable . mention last season. However, they are two of just five returning letterwinners.

Western Ohio league) 1111 OUTLOOK: Fairborn joins Bill POLL POINTS: 40 (1) Lebanon as a new member of the Bill COACH: Troy Holtrey (11th league. The player third-year season, 161-59; 161-59 overall) coach Todd Grimm projected as 1111 LAST YEAR: 19-3 (13-0 being the most athletic of the league) Skyhawks transferred to Alabama, 1111 KEY PlAYERS: Jason but Fairborn should get help from Francis, Ryan Teets 6-2 senior guard Renaldo Smith, 1111 OUTLOOK: Six of the top a transfer from Riverside seven players graduated from last Stebbins. year's. division champions. The The Skyhawks are dee·p in the one player returning from that backcourt. Besides Smith, they team is 5-11 senior Ryan also have Michael Booker, a 5-9 Franklin, a first-team all-league junior who started at the po·lnt pick.last season. laSt season, andTerence Riley, a Three juniors- 6-3 Ryan Teets, 6-2 senior who started some 6-3 guard Kyle Morris and 6-foot games and played in all last seapoint guard Brian Alge - are son. expected to move into the starting Grimm also must work with a lineup. smaller lineup after glllduating "We have a team that is capa- one 6-8 player, another who was ble of shooting the ball very well," 6-5 and two who stood 6-4. said coach Troy Holtrey, who is "We're not as big as we've been in concerned about inexperience, the past," Grimm said. size and strength.

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1111 POLL POINTS: 39 (1)

Bill COACH: Todd Grimm (third year, 10-3:2; 10-32 overall) 1111 LASTYEAR: 5-16 (1-13,

5. 1111Dayton Carroll POLL POINTS: 34

1111 LAST YEAR: 11-10 (7:6 league) Bill OUROOK: No information was provided by the school.

6. Riverside>StebbinS;!~ Ill POLL POINTS: 20 . . t: Ill COACH: Keith Culley (sev-

enth season, 60-66; 154-181 ;,: overall) Ill LAST YEAR: 12-9 (7-6 league) Ill KEY PlAYERS: CDwight e: Holmes, GSteve Mclemore . Ill OUROOK: Two starters, 6-5: junior center Dwight Holmes and .;: 6-1 senior guard Steve Mclemore, return to give the Indians the looki: of a darkhorse. , Holmes earned honorable mel} tion on the Associated Press Division I Southwest Ali-District ... team after leading Stebbins with s: 18 points and 9.2 rebounds per : gaine. He also was a first-team all' league pick. · '' Mclemore averaged 7. 7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. The :. remaining starters and top ·t reserves will come from the group' of 6-1 senior forward Marvin , Winkfield, 6-4 senior center David" Durrant, 6-1 junior forward Darren'· Jackson, 6-foot junior guard Mike'~ Stogsdill, 5-9 junior guard Mike 1 Foucht. ·

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. Roger Bacon's Frank Phillips averaged 13.5 points a game last season for the 18-8 Spartans.

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"We have lots of good, young ond season, 6-15; 71-70 overall) Vallet. Relatively good size energy and good quality young 1111 LASTYEAR: 6-15 (3-10 should mean Improved 1111 POLL POINTS: 70 (10 first1111 POLL POINTS: 47 (1) players;• coach Pat Kreke said. league) rebounding, Bauer said. ·, place votes in MMl-conducted 1111 COACH: Denny Ferguson "But we only have one returning 1111 KEY PLAYERS: F scott balloting of league coaches) (second season, 8-13; 21-44 letterman. We're unproven at Shepherd, c Alan Weber 1111 COACH: John A. Brinck overall) every position but one:' 1111 OUTLOOK: Second-year Ill POLL POINTS: 15 (second season, 11-10; 11'10 1111 LAST YEAR: 8-13 (6-8 Kreke expects Ska\iey, a juncoach Dave Bauer is optimistic Ill COACH: Tim Kellis (first overall) league) ior transfer, to be an impact about reversing th\l fortunes at season; 283-131 overall) 1111 LAST YEAR: 11-10 (9-4 1111 KEY PLAYERS: CBen player for Fenwick this season. A Edgewood, which ttas suffered Ill LAST YEAR: 4-17 (1-12 j league) Wolfe, C Andrew Noble · pair of 6-foot-3 sophomore cen- through 14 conseautive losing league) · Ill KEY PLAYERS: G Bobby 1111 OUTLOOK: The Wildcats are ters, Art Bidwell and Peter seasons. · Ill KEY PLAYERS: F Sean Winkler, CMatt Jacobs expected to compete for the diviRouster, are the Falcons' tallest The Cougars need quick McMonigle, GRoland Hamilton •i IIIII OUTLOOK: Four of the top sion championship despite losing players. development from several young 1111 OUTLOOK: Tim Kellis ·) six players return from a Talawanda eight seniors from last year's m players to get that job done. becomes the Hornets' fourth ~ team that finished second last team. The three seniors on this • -ne5 "With only two varsity players coach in four yearS after replacing solid starting lineup. • · d yea r's roster ·1nc1ude 6-6 cent er · 0 season, 1eavmg t he Braves p01se 1111 POLL POINTS: 42 returning from last year, much former Xavier assistant Mark If the young inside players come d 4 Ad ,.., POLL POINTS·. 35 (five firstto take the next step. Ben Wolfe an 6- center n rew Bill COACH: Ryan Grove (first will be expected of several newGaffney. .•.! ... through, it will make it much easier J · d B0 bb w·10 kl N0 bl He takes over a program that'S place votes from league coaches) for a solid group of guards. umor guar · Y er e. season) comers;· said Bauer, who led 1111 COACH: Bill Brewer (ninth averaged 10.7 points per game, 1111 LAST YEAR: 5-15 regular Edgewood to more wins last sea- produced just 18 wins over the 1111•...n. . season,ll0-80, 110-80 overall) while senior center Matt Jacobs If n 1"~\ season (2-111eague) son than in the previous two past seven season. 1 1111 LAST YEAR: 18-8 (8-6 llll POLL POINTS: 18 checked in with an average of 9.4 Bill POLL POINTS: 45 1111 KEY PLAYERS: nja combined. Kellis can count on 6-3 for- \ rebounds. Also back is senior Bill COACH: Pat Kreke (13th 1111 OUTLOOK: After back-toThe two returnees are 6-3 ward Sean McMonigle, who aver,, league) 1111 COACH: Jerry Doerger (26th guard Ch ns · Rea gh • wh o so h t 45 ·3 season, 147-123 ; 147-123 over- . back 5-15 regular-season . 1111 ·KEY PLAYERS: GJosh senior forward Scott Shepherd aged 13.9 points and 4.1 season,363-199,433-229overall) tf 3· · 1st II) ·Hausfeld, FBeckham Wyrick, F-G Bill LAST YEAR: 13_9 (7_7 percen rom -pomt range a a records, expectations are rising and 6-5 junior center Alan rebounds a game last season. · 1 Frank Phillips. ) season. . _ 1111 LASTYEAR: 20-6 (11-2 . for the Pirates under first-year . Weber. Bauer also is hoping that 8iso.returning.is 5c11junior,guard. • __ IIII.OUTLOOK: A-yea~ ago, the---- -~~~~e KEY PLAYERS:F Bnan Cniin' - - -...-The..returnmg,play~~s.should be-M~L.Soutl1-) -- -~~ -.. ---- c- ---coactr-Ryarr Gtov~; Whif repla-ces -- ·s:foot senior-giia rd- Steve Turner Chris Hunt, who averaged 5. 7 ·-. i Spartans came together and made a GGeoff Hensley. • ' bolstered by the addttion of 5-9 1111 KEV PLAYER: G Mike Dan Gerhard. West Carrollton is sharp after sitting out last points and two assists per gameJ run deep into the tournament, but 1111 OUROOK: After sitting out last JUniOr gua(d Justin Freedman, who Skailey • moves from the North to the season with academic difficullast season. couldn't figure out a way past league season, veteran coach Jerry Doerger was hampered by a shoulder 1111 OUTLOOK. The Falcons South after Lebanon rejoined the ties They are two of six players injury last season.· lost nine seniors from last sealea,e. _ · . . .. rival Kettering Alter. Alter beat Bacon is ready to· return to the helm of the Second-year coach John son's league champion and Rapid growth IS needed from returning from iastyear's team; in theJeague and the regional title varsity.. Brink's primary concern is lnexpe- regional finalist. This season? • three sop_homores: 6-foot guard Joining Huntin th.e backcourt is 6game, and went on to win the Although the Rockets lost several rience along the front line after Two freshmen, six sophomores 1111 POLL POINTS: 35 (1) Ryan Williams and 6-3 forwards 1 senior guard Roland Hamilton, a Division II state championship. key players to graduation, forwan:! Jacobs. and no seniors. 11 COACH: Dave Bauer (secBrian Hangbers and Aaron transfer student. The talented Spartans return the, Brian Chrin (14 points) and guard entire starting lineup from that team, Geoff Hensley (10 points) are back. including two and possibly three one key loss: Bryan Cupito, quarterDivision I college recruits, and a junback of the football team and a twolor, ~foot-8 Monty St. Clair, who is · ' year starter in basketball, told rated among the best centers in his Doerger he would not pl11j1 basketball class in the state. this se~son. Guard Josh Hausfeld, who has 'HO was a very good player;' orally committed to Miami, averaged Doergorsaid. 'He was a potential ali 14.6 points and shot 38.3 percent leaguo player." from 3-point range last year. 0t11er returning players include Swingrnan Beckham Wyrick, a North seniorguards Dan Burridge, Nick (4-12 league) Carolina-Wilmington recruit, averaged Schmidt and Joe Hamnann, and jun227-144 overall) 1111 LAST YEAR: 1o-12 (6-1o • 1 1111 KEY PlAYER: F/C Justin 5.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, and ior forward Rob Stamper. Forward Nic Bill ·POLL POINTS: 98 (eight league} Bill POLL POINTS: 70 (1) Bill POLL POINTS: 39 Bradley swingman Frank Phillips (13.5 Dyment, a 6-1 sophomore, also first-place votes from league coachBill KEY PLAYERS: F Derrick Bill COACH: Mike Price (10th 1111 COACH: Jlm Walther (fifth Ill ounooK: Last season points, 4.5 rebounds) is getting looks might contribute. es) Jones; FJarrell Williams. season, 147-72; 147-72 overall) season, 45-39, 231-161 overfrom 1).1 and 1).11 schools. was tough for the Eagles, who '.llll1l 1111' COACH: Larry Allen (fifth IIIli OUTLOOK: The Vikings' 10lllll LAST YEAR: 16-5 (14-2 ali) The Spartans also have David lost seven of 14 games by a • f'lll Qll un season, 57-37; 77-60 overall) 12 record marked their first losing league) 1111 LASTYEAj:!: 14-9 (9-7 combined total of just 15 points. Johnson back at point guard. As a 1111 POLL POINTS: 12 IIi' LASTYEAR: 17-6 (13-3 . season in Paul Andrews' 10 years 1111 KEY PlAYERS: CSteve league) They suffered lour buzzersophomore, Johnson had only 28 1111 COACH: Randy Reeder (first. league) as head coach. Wergers, FRoss Wiant Bill KEY PLAYER: G David turnovers in 26 games. There's depth beating losses. Coach Ernie ' . 1111 KEY PLAYERS: G E.J. Woodward transfer Mike Bill OUROOK: Oak Hills dornilies with 6-1Leonard Bush, a 69 percent season) House hopes some early suc1111 LAST YEAR: 16-8 (7-7 Underwood, FJon Smith, G-F Nate Daniels, the VHiings' starting quar- nated the GMC a year ago, but was 1111 OUTLOOK: This will be a cess will help his players' confifield-goal shooter, and post player Rusbosin terback in their playoff football. hit hard by rebuilding season ·for the dence. Nate Wyrick, a three-year varsity play- league) 1111 KEY PLAYERS: GTony Fulks, F 1111 OUROOK: There's good rea- season, will be counted on to graduation. The Cardinals with senior guard The Eagles' interior game er. Mike Pilgrim son why the Big Blue has been make an immediate ··mpact in the lack of a go-to David Lies the on\ eturn•·ng should be improved, with five ounooK: Longtime assistant. players 6-foot-3 or taller, includ: • Iii . Ran'"'dy Reeder steps up to the picked as the team to beat in the backcourt. Forward Derrick Jones scorer is the starter from a teamy rhurt by 1111 POLL POINTS: 28 (1) GMC: Four starters are back, and (8 points. 5 rebounds) is the top biggest obstagraduation: ing 6-.7 Justin Bradley and 6-3 1111 COACH: Joe Petroceli (38th Cavaliers' top job, and has a good the team adds returning scorer. cle that the Sophomore guard Adam Jon Lehman. Bradley, only a junseason, 660-196, 660-196 overall) blend of senior leadership and talentJosh Couch, the Sophomore guard Jarrell Highlanders Walther, an outstanding ior, is the orily returning player Bill LAST YEAR: 25-2 (12-2 ed underclassmen. in his first season. program's best Williams (5 points, 2 rebounds) rnustover. perimeter shooter who's who played varsity ail of last league) Senior guard Tony Fulks, a top junior varsity will direct an offense that features come. Only already drawing interest from season. Lehman, who split time 1111 KEY PLAYERS: F Doug Penna; scholar-athlete who will attend Brown player last seagood outside shooting and quickfive players Wergers Division I· colleges, will join between varsity and JV, Is a good of the ivy League next year, averaged son. ness but lacks a big man in _the have any varsiLies on the outside but the · rebounder. Dave Kohl s; JaCk·Knell1·nger 12.6 points for last year's district 1111 OUTLOOK: The 2000-01 Guard E.J. middle. · ty experience. inside players are small and Juniors Greg Stepp and Nick Knights won more games, 25, than champion team. Forward Mike Underwood Ross Morin, a 6-foot-7 freshVeteran coach Mike Price will inexperienced. Connor, both good perimeter 6 7 20 any team in school history on their Pilgrim, a · • 0-pound senior, (13.4 points), a rnan, will play varsity and the look to post players Ross Wiant (6 Competing in the GMC with shooters, have won the starting , way to the Division il.state chamaveraged 6·2 points. Point guan:! Billy football player Vikings hope he can help right points. 4 rebounds) and Steve a front line of players 6-foot-4 guard positions. · h. it Ait r' th'rd title Rnnell averaged 4·7 assists. bound for Ohio State, is a good away. 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Hard-nosed Nate Rusbosin (9.1 (16th season, 21 0-112; 47 4Justin Ray and Ricky Cornelius, 1111 COACH: Rob Matula (secII LAST YEAR: 12-10 (7 -9 ; 246 overall) line will have good size with 6points), a 6-foot-3, 205'pound must also contribute. and season, 6-16; 30-36 overall) league) . foot-5 forward Dave Penna (7.3 swingman, is one of the better 1111 !.ASTYEAR: 11-11 (6-10 1111 LAST YEAR: 6-16 (3-13 Ill KEY PLAYER: F Dustin Hili 11 points, 3.3 rebounds), 6-5 Dave Bill POLL POINTS: 10 defensive players in the city. Jon league) r .~ league) Ill OUROOK: Last year wa~ Kohls (11 points, 6.8 rebounds),' 111 COACH: Fred Hesse (third Smith (10.7 points), a talented 6llill KEY PlAYERS: G Dale • II" 111e 1111 KEY PLAYER: Fsteve a big one for the Lakota East : 6-5 Jack Knellinger (5.9 points, season, 5-37; 5-37 overall) foot-5 junior, adds additional Smiley; F Chris Mays 1111 POLL POINTS: 44 Kennedy program: The first winning reco!d 3.0 assists) and 6-6 sean 111 LAST YEAR: 2-19 (0-14 rebounding and scoring strength on 1111 OU1lOOK:The Firebirds 1111 COACH: Matt Wissman 1111 OUTLOOK: The Aviators in boys basketball in school hiSFitzpatrick. league) the inside and perimeter. packed a number of storylines (second season, 10-11; 10-11 are small (only; one player bigtory. · : · t b'g coac h Dav1"d Dav1s· has some A Iac k of a damman It's the guard positions that will Bill KEY PLAYERS: GBret • man ·m into last season's 11-11 finish: overa II) ger than 6-2) c:nd inexperienced make or break the Knights. Chris Noonan; David Shull the middle appears to be the only They started 9-3, then were hit by 1111 LASTYEAR: 10-11 (8-8 (only one retur:ning starter). reinforcements as he trie$ to ; Swanson, Tim Raderstorf, and 1111 OUTLOOK: Playing without a weakness. a wave of illnesses and injuries league) Forward SteNe Kennedy, a 6- build on that success. Craig Justin Freeman will battie for the senior last season should pay divi~ and lost seven straight, then won Bill KEY PLAYERS: GJeremy 2 junior, will cmry the leaderWilliams, a 6-6 senior, returns starting spots. dendsfor a Ram team that should two games in the tournament Willis (7. 7 ppg) ; G K.C. Frederick ship burden. s~~cond-year coach alter missing last season with a before a last-second loss to (6 ·7 pPg) · torn knee i'g t 63 ·o be vastiy improved. 'We've played Rob Matula also will look for I amen · - sem r · well in the scrimmages; coach Fred 1111 POLL POINTS: 73 Withrow. 1111 OUTLOOK: Fairfield will try help from Mi.ke Matthews, a 6-4 Evan Persing, who suffered from 1111 POLL POINTS:.22 Hesse said. "There's a big difference 1111 COACH: Bob Nocton (sixth Based on preseason sc~mto build upon the success they senior, and Ross Sferra, a 6acute bronchitis.last year, also 1111 COACH: Joe Staley (second between kids who are juniors and season, 51-59; 228-167 overall) mages. the Firebirds may be the enjoyed late last season. The foot junior. senior guard Danny . returns healthy. season, 10-12; 88-98 overall) sophomores and kids who are senBill LAST YEAR: 13-10 (10-6 most underrated team in the Indians went 7-3 in their last 10 Gardiner, a transfer from Guard Dustin Hill, a 6-2 jun111 LAST YEAR: 7-14 (2-12 iors and juniors. · league) GMC. regular-season games and lost to summit Country Day, could help ior, is the top returning scorer (8 league)· Point guard Bret Fiehrer, who 1111 KEY PLAYERS: GEric Guards Josh Zieverink and powerful Western Hills in the tour- out. · points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists): Bill KEY PLAYERS: FMark directed the offense and.led the GCL Johnson; G Darrell Hunter. John Allshouse transferred from nament The-Aviators' strengths are Other key contributors will be Johnagan; GMatt Trick North with an average of 5.0 assists, 1111 OUTLOOK: The Middies will Lakota East, giving coach Mike The Indians may have the aggressiveness and team chem- junior post player Jeff Day, soph1111 ounooK: If preseason scrim- is one of the key returning players. field one of the quickest and most Mueller added firepower. league's best trio at the guard istry. After a 6-16 season, they omore guard Jeremy Salleee and mages are an indication of what to Guard Bret Noonan (11.5 points) experienced teams in the GMC. Guard Dale Smiley (7 points,· positions with Jeremy Willis (7. 7 need to learn how to win. junior· guard Scott Wyckoff, expect, look for the Eagles to cha~ and 6-6 junior post rnan David Shull Four starters are back. 4 assists) will lead the offense. points), K.C. 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points to start the game. Jessica Fielder scored 10 and Darnise Edwards added nine in the first quarter. Fielder finished ·with a game-high 23 ·points.

TM Cincinnati Enquirer Patti White scored 12 fourth-quarter points enabling Purcell Marian, ranked No. 2 in the Enquirer's Divisions II-IV poll, to upset Mercy, ranked No. 3 in Division I, 43-36. White hit all eight of her free throw attempts in the closing minutes to seal the outcome. She finished with 16 points.

WOODWARD (25)- BUfKin 0 I 1, Daniels 0 1 1, Ferguson 4 2 12, Smith 3 1 9, A. Bufkin J 0 2. Totals: 8 5 25. WESTERII HILLS (78)· S. Tolll'er 3 4 10, R. Tolliver 3 2 8, Houston 50 10, Russia 2 0 4, Wl\son 1 s· 5, Edwards 6 1 14, Burnam 2 0 4, Relcer 9 5 23. Totals: 32 15 78. Woodward ...................... Z 17 2 4-25 Western Hills ................ 25 17 21 15-78 3-polnters: Wo,-Ferguson 2, Smllh 2. WHEdwards. Records: WH 1-1, Wo 0~2.

1111 Batavia 48, BethelTate 32 - Batavia scored eight unanswered points midway through ·the fourth quarter to break open a dose game. Jennifer Wehrman led the fourth-quarter rush. with six of her gamehigh 17 points.

PURCELL MARIAN (43) - Hale 3 0 6, Finne!! 2 5 9, White 3 10 16, Reese 1 2 4,

Shuckman 1 0 2, White 3 0 6. Totals: 10 17 43. MERCY (38)- Sknen~nger I 0 2, Brenner 3 1 9, Heine I 0 2, Delme 3 0 7, Dangle 5 111, Wlrulgllt 2 0 5. Totals: 16 2 36. Purcell Marian ................ 10 13 4 16--43 Mercy ............,;................ 14 16 8 B-38 3·polnters: M-Brenner 2, W!nrlght, Dehne. Records: M 0·2, PM 2·1.

BATAVIA (48)- Entrun I 0 2, Grisby 3 1 7, Stout 4 0 8, Lowe 6 2'14, Wehrman 8 0 17. Totals: 22 3 48. · BETHEL·TATE (32)- Burton 1 0 2, Dunn 4 0 8, Stamper I 0 2, Stockton 2 0 5, Beck 2 0 4, Collins 2 0 4, Miller 3 0 7. Tota~: 15 0 32. Batavia ........................... 13 8 10 17·48 Bethel-Tate ...................... 9 8 11 4•32 3-polnters: Ba-Wehmlan. BT-Miller, StocKton. Records: ·aa 2-0, BT 1-1.

IIII.McNicholas 70, McAuley 64 (2 OT) Sophomore point guard LauThe Enquirer/BRAND! STAFFORD ren Branson hit five free throws in the second over- Mercy's Allison Simendinger (right) gets the ball away time to give the Rockets, . from Purcell Marian's Sandra Hale, who falls back on Mercy's Beth Dangel in the first half Thursday at Mercy. the No. 1 team in the Enquirer's Divisions II-IV ·Goshen ..................... 13 10 9 8 9-49 Northwest ....................... 12 14 11 6-43 coaches poll, the win over 3~polnters: lM-Balser, Joumeay. G- Tedrick, Anderson ...................... 12 20 24 12-68 Jones, Marsh. Records: G 2-1 (FAVC 1-0), lM 3-polnters: A- Gruber, leazy, Luparlello 2, the Mohawks. 0-3 (0-1). Gearhart, Deeds. Recl)rds: N 1·1 (0·1 FAVC .Buckeye), A 1-0 (1-0 FAVC Buckeye). McAuley sophomore forII Felicity 40, BlanIIIII Taft 47,Hughes 45 ward Jackie Masur hit a 3- chester 25 - Carrie Keller pointer at the buzzer of reg- scored 13 points,. and Katie ....: Courtney Turner hit two ulation to force the first Wehrum added 10 for Felic- free throws with one second left in the game to give Taft overtime. McNicholas junior ity. FELICITY (40) - Keller 6 I 13, Lynch 2 0 the win. Crystal Clark led all guard-forward Betsy Clark 4, Wehrum 4 2 10, Bell 3 2 9, Wacks 2 0 4. scorers with 22 points. hit a 15-foot jumper with Totals: 17 5 40. TAF7 (47) - Clark 7 6 22. Jennings 2 0 4, BLANCHESTER (25) • Burrouglls 3 2 8, seven seconds left to force Sturglll2 0 4, Coleman 0 11, Mann 3 5 11, Fay HIU 0 2 2, Turner 1 2 5, Sneed 1 1 3, Jamison 1 0 2, Dunlap 2 1 5, Rogers 2 0 4. Totals: 16 '12 0 1 I. Totals: 8 9 25. the second overtime. 47.

McAULEY (64)• Hyle I 0.2, Masur 52 !G, Hoffman 6 1 15, Frey 2 4 8, Koenig 2 0 4, Miller I 0 2, Rosing 8 117. Totals: 25 8 64. McNICHOLAS (70) - Clark 4 1 9, Bauer 3 5 11, Branson 1 57, Cheek 2 0 4, Oberschrrildt 4 2 10, Brevlng 13 3 29. Totals: 27 16 70. McAuley ................18 7 U 18 6 4-~4 McNicholas .......... 21 6 19 8 6 10•70 3-polnters: MeA - Masur 4, Hoffman 2. Records: MeN 2-1,-McA. 1-1.

1111 Mason 51, Amelia· 32 - Junior Britnl Lak;~s scored nine points in the first .quarter to pace Mason to a 15-7 lead. Lakas fin. ished with 19 points. AMELIA (32) - Shields 0 1 1, Votapek 1 0 2, Brown 1 0 2, GHiesple 1 0 3, Stelnmet2 1 0 2, Emmert 4 7 15, C. Cammercsl 3 I 7. Totals:'ll 9 32. MASON (51) - Stein 0 2 2, Wetzel 3 2 8, lakas 9 o 19, Blevins 2 o 4, Mms 51 11, Lower 1 5 7. Totals: 20 10 51. Amelia ............................ 7 13 8 4·32 Mason ........................... 15 10 11 15·51 3-polntors: A-GIUesple. M-Lakas. Records: M 1-0, A 0-2.

IIIII Lakota West 44, Princeton 38 - Alicia Montgomery sank four free throws in the final 40 seconds. Lakota West led by 12 with 3:45 remaining before the Vikings cut the lead to two with 40 seconds to go. · Dariielle Duncan led Princeton with 18 points. 1

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1111 Goshen 49, Little Miami 43 (OT) - Kelly . Murphy and Anna Wainscott each hit field goals in the last 30 seconds of overtime. Stephanie Journeay led Little Miami with 21 points. LITTLE MIAMI (43) - Werden 1 2 4, McDaniel o 2 2, MeNess I o 2, Wyllo 1 6 S. Balser I 0 3, Joumeay 7 6 21, Hubbard I I 3. Tolals: 12 17· 43. GOSHEN (49) - Murphy 1 0 2, Morsh 3 4 11, Jones 4 o 9, Tednck 1 o 3, Wainscott 1 o 2, Brock 0 2 2, Pels 2 I 5, Gallimore 1 0 2, Phlll~s 53 13. Totals: IB 10 49. Little Mlaml .............. l2 10 13 o 3-43

Felicity ............................. 9 8 11 12·40 Blanchester .......................6 6 8 5-25 3-polnters: F-8011. Records: F 1-1 (SBC 1-0), B.0-3 (0-1).

IIIII Winton Woods 41, Turpin 30 - Tahmeeka O'Neal hit four 3-pointers en route to scoring a gamehigh 14 points for Winton Woods. ; Angela Arnett led Turpin with 11 points. WINTON WOODS - O'Neal 50 14, Brown 0 2 2, Johnson 1 0 2, Logan 0 6 6, Tipton 1 0 2, . Tinsley 2 0 4, Jackson 4 2 10, Davis 0 1 1. Totals 13 11 41. TURPIN - Arnett 4 2 11, Cary I 0 2, Folino 1 0 2, Maue 2 510, Watts 3 0 6. Totals 11 7 30. Winton ...................................14 9 6 12-41 Turpin ...........................;......,••• 4 10 9 7·30 3-polnter.s: W-O'Neal 4; T-Amett 1. Records: WW 1-1. Turpin 0·2. ·

1111 Fayetteville 80, Manchester 34 - Senior forward Hillari Call scored a career-high 20 points for the Rockets. Fayetteville placed five players in double figures for the second time in two games. · MANCHESTER (34) - Bowman 3 2 8, Sparks 1 0 2, Ta. Rolph 3 0 6, K. Cluxton 0 ·2 2, Keysor 2 0 4, S. Cluxton 2 0 4, n. Rolph 0 1 1, Butc;her 3 1 7. Totals: 14 6 34. .. FAYEnEVILLE (80) - He. Rosselot 5 1 11, Ho. Rosselot 2 6 10, Stockman 3 0 6, Thompson 1 0 2, White 4 2 10, Pope 2 o 4, Barber 1 13, Daniels 1 o 2, Perry 3 4 12, Call 7 2 20. Tolals: 29 16 80. Manchester ...................... 4 10 9 11-34 Fayetteville ................. 24 22 23 · U-60 3-polnters: F - Call 4, Perry 2. Records: M 0-1 {0-1 SHL), F 2-0 {1·0 SHL).

Reading 62, Deer' Park 51 - Senior center Cristi Lawson scored eight of her 13 points in the first half. She and Megan Murphy tied Deer Park freshman point guard Amanda Ruble for game-high scoring honors with 13 points each. 1111

DEER PARK (51)- Caudill 0 55, Nally 3 0 7, Dryer 2 0 4, May 2 0 4, Hou.ston 4 0 8, MISklmens 5 0 10, Ruble 4 4 13. Totals: 20 9 51. READING. (62) - Me. Murphy 4 5 13, Slppola 2 15, MI. Murphy 4 3 12, Dixon 3 1 7, E~ 2 2 6, Miller 1.0 2, Gee I 1 4, Lawson 5 3 13. TOials: 22 16 62. Deer Park ....................... 8 14 12 17 ..51 Reading ........................ 16 16 19 11-62 3~polnters: D- Nany, Ruble. R- MI. Murphy, Gee. Records: D 0·2 {0·2 CHL), R 2'1 (1-Q CHL).

1111 Peebles 55, Ripley 51 -Justine Kremin hit two free throws with 18 seconds remaining to seal the outcome. Alisha Brandenburg led all scorers for Ripley with 20 points. Sara Scott scored 15 for Peebles and Megan Reed added 12. RIPLEY (51) - Crum 3 0 8, Campbell 7 4 18, Brandenburg 6 5 20, Hornsby 1 1 3, Whaley 1 o 2. Totals: 18 10 51. PEEBL.ES (55)· Ajan 1 0 2, Klemln 2 2 6, Jones 4 0 8, Holbert 0 3 3, Ungar 2 0 5, Scott 6 3 15, Reed 3 5 12, Reed 2 0 4. Totals: 20 14 55. Ripley .....: .................... 12 10 17 12-SS Peebles ......................... 15 16 8 16-55 3-polnters: R-Crum 2, Brandenburg 3. PUnger. Records: R 0-2, P 1·0.

HUGHES (45) - F. Johnson 1 0 2, Davis 3 1 7, Everson 3 1·s, Watts 4 210, Moore 3 o 6, S. Johnson 1 10 12. Totals: 14 14 45. Taft ................................... 12 6 21 8-47• Hughes ........................... S3 13 · 9 10-45 3-polnters: T - Clarlc. 2, Turner: H - Everson. Records: T 2-0 {1·0 QCC), H 1-1{0·1 QCC),

1111 Milford 70, Lakota East 67 - Milford built a 1 0-point lead midway Ill Indian Hill 7 5, Finthrough the fourth quarter neytown 36 - Senior and held on for the victory. guard Erin Schmitt scored Lakota East cut the lead to 11 of her game-high 23 · three, but a last-second 3points, including · three of point attempt fell short. her four 3-pointers, in the . . The Cincinnati E11quirer/BRANDI STAFFORD Junior guard' Kara Gudfirst quarter for Indian Hill. Mercy's Rebecca Rutherford and Purcell Marian's Keri Finnell bottle for the ball for FINNEYTOWN (36) - Bond 2 2 6. Neher I mens led Milford with 35 2 4, Schmidt 5 1 15. Reisner 2 o 4, Hosmer 0 1 the first halfThursday night at Mercy. points, and Kelly Kinder 1, Gardllk 1 2 4, Behler 1 0 2. Totals: 8 8 36. INDIAN HILL (75) • Slattery 'I 0 2, Ellis 1 added 17. Kinder scored 0 1 2 1 ~. f~~v~ ~ ~:: i~~~·g ~ 3~~o~i.:~~~"rf i 6. ~~~;;~-~~;.--:::::::::.:::::::::.~~---\ 2 points for Sycamore. Arms~~~f~ ur~~~~~!~~ i i~n~~~~e/o ~ ~: seven in the fourth quarter .. 10, H. Reising 0 11, Pederson 2 0 4. Totals: 31 3-polnters: C- Wood. Records: C 1-1 (1-0 HAMILTON (47)- DeLong 3 0 8, Riegert 3 Torres 3 2 S. Caplinger 3 1 7. Tota~: 10 11 33. 9 75. MVC), S 1·1 (1-1 MVC). 0 6, Marshall4 0 8, Benson 8 1 17, Slanary 3 0 NORTH ADAMS (62)- Davis I 0 2. COp85 Lakota East was led by Erin Flnneytown ......................... & 17 s s-36 1111 Alt 5 A St U 1 6, Young t 0 2. Totals: 22 1 47. 5 I 13, Robertson 1 3 5, Simpson 6 0 12, Brown Lee's 17 points. Indian HIU ..................... 21 15 21 19•7S er ""' • rsu a SYCAMORE (56)- Jes. AIZwllson 3 I 7, 4 0 9, McCI~lan 5 212, Hickey 419. Totals: 26 3-polnters: F - Schmidt 4. 1 - Schmitt 4. 49 - Senior guard Jenn Sto- Kimmey 4 3 12, erum 2 1 6, Jen. Fllzwllson 3 o 1 62. MILfORD (70)-lllnder 55 17, Wilkens 1 Records: F 0·1(0·1 CHL), I 2·0 (1·0 CHL). rer hl't three of. four free ~~t~s:.l 261 i 2t65SShuiler 3 I 7, Steiner 0 2 2. West Union ...................... 7 9 SO 7-33 2 4, Gudmens 8 15 35, Williams 0 3 3, Clayton 1111 Syc 56 H North Adams ...................20 9 12 2S-62 2 0 4, Gardner 3 1 7. Totals: 19 26 70. . am ore • am- throws in the last minute to Hamilton .............." ....... 14 11 12 10-47 3-polnters: w-Ed~ngton. wnrette. NA-coLAKOTA EAST (67)- Lee 6 5 17, Williams ilton. 4 7 - Senior center Sycamore ...................... 19 9 16 12-56 pas 2, Brown. Records: NA 1-0, wu 0'2. 4 2 10, Marshall 0 3 3, Estes 9 3 21, Wyckoff 4 3-polnters: H-DeLong 2. s-Kimmey, Crum. 1111 Oak Ht"lls 59, Cole- 2 10, Wllhrow 2 0 4, Heger 1 0 2. Tota.ls: 2615 help Alter hold off St. UrsuRecords: H 1-1 (GMc o-tJ, s 2-o II-OJ. M andy Ebel scored 14 67. . . ' points to lead the Avil!tors, Ia: Storer. led _all s~orers .1111 Seton 67, Roger Ba- rain 34 -Michelle Holmes 'MilfOrd ........................ ,.17 13 21 19C70 East .................. 13 19 ··16 .. :19~~7 the No.6 tearn in Division I. Wlth 14 pomts~_m<:;lup111ii(7:"_con 41. 7'· Julie Robbins hit scored seven of her game- Lakota 3-polnters!- ·M-Kinder 2,- Gudri"leJlS- "4.--. Re~ Sophomore Jessica Benison of-8 free throw. shooting. AI- three 3-pointers and scored high 16 points in the second cords: M 3·0 {GMC 1·0), LE 0-1{0-1). led all scorers with 17 t_er was 20-of-26 from the 11 points to push Seton to a quarter, when Oak Hills 1111 Harrison 59, Glen points for the Big Blue. lme; St. Ursula was 5-for-6. 21-5 first-quarter lead. Rob- used a full-court press to Este 42 - Freshman BritST.URSULA(49)-Beck205,Schroeder b' fi"hd 'h32 · pO!OtS, · t Cl · 212 HAMILTON (47)· Delong 3 0 B, Riegert 3 4 o B, Natter 1 0 2, Grogan 50 11, Ballinger 1 o lOS liDS e Wlt OU SCOre 0 eram .. · ney Brooks hit all three of 0 6,.Marshall.4 0 8, Benison 81 17, Flanary 3 0 3, Mahon 5 213,Paulln 2 3 7. Totals: 20 5 49. . and Mary Kelsey added 13 COLERAIN (34)- Ught 1 0 3. Schmlthorst her 3-pointers in the first 6, Young 1 0 2. Totals: 22 1 47. ALTER (54)- Davis 1 2 5, DeMange 1 o 2, . • 2 0 4, Echoles 3 3 10, Ues I 0 2, Mahler 1 I 3, SYCAMORE (56)- Jes. Fllzwllson 3 1 7, Thompson 3 3 9, Storer 3 7 14, Carg\e 3 2 s, SETON (67) • Welslll 1 3, ~elsey 2 7 13, Klettke 2 0 4, Grace 2 2 6, Andrews 1 0 2. quarter and scored 15 of her Kimmey 4 3 12, Crum 1 1 4, Jen. Flt2WIIson 4 0 Hausfeld 4 2 10, Sprouse 1 4 6. Totals: 16 20 Murray 1 3 5, Hyde 1 0 2, Sclllller 2 2 6, Marnell Totals: 13 6 34. B, Ebel5 4 14, Bogenschutz 1 0 2, 5huller 3 1 7, 1 o 2. WIIUams 1 2 4, Robbins 12 4 32. Totals: OAK HILLS (59)- Martini 1 0 2. Sauers 2 ·game-high 21 points. 54. Steiner 0 2 2. Totals: 21 12 56. st. ursula ........................ 14 18 .11 6-49 21 15 67. 0 5, Jefferson 2 0 4, Hamilton 1 o·2, Drapp 2 0

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W B estern fOWn 76 , 11111 Madeira 51, WyoClinton Massie 49 - Ash- Roge;_~~~~e~s':"s~li~i;~y-'2,5Ro~~n;: :S~ii!t ming 28 - Senior center ley Wesley scored 28 points rey; Byrd. Records: RB t-1, s 2-o. Lindsey Barnhart scored six and Ashley Silvis added 16. IIIII Wilmington 41,of her game-high 18 points cLINTON MASSIE (49J - Gusun 1 o 2, Ross 24 - Stephanie Dell angano 2 o 4, Ferrall 4 o s. Wilkinson 2 o 4, o. d 11 pom · t ' W'l in the second quarter to Farrell 2 o 4, sams 2 o 5, wood 6 2 14, Atchley score s tor · 1spark Madeira, the No. 3 2 o6, Dabe 1 o2. Totals: 22 2 49. rnington. WESTERN BROWN (76) - Wesley 12 4 team in the Divisions II-IV 28, Ash. Sllves B 0 16. SmRh 1 0 2, Spencero 2 WILMINGTON (41)- Stewart 3 0 6, Dens coaches poll, to the win over 2. Hcckstok 14 6,7Am. snv1s 3 2 9, Hartman o 1 ~o~!;.;T 1~ i ~c~~~~n1o3 ~. ~~.;'P~v~ ~ g1: 1. Totals: 3113 6. Totals: 19 1 41. the No. 4 Cowboys. Clinton Massie .............. 8 15 12 14 -'~ 9 . ROSS (24)• Wesley 2 o 4, Bowman 4 o 8, · · · t · d Am Western Brown ............. 20 - 20 18 18-76 Weisbecker 1 0 2 Abbott 1 1 3 L ng 3 1 7 Seruor pOlO guar y 3-polnters:. CM-Sams, Atchley 2. WB-Am. Totals: 11 2 24. ' ' a e ' Mackris scored all four of Silvis. Reco.rds: WB 1-l(SBC 1·0), CM 3-1{0-1). Wilmington ....................... 11 8 7 15-41 Ill Mariemont 59 Tay- Ross .................................. 4 s s 9-24 her points in the second I 38 L' K ff. 3-polnters: W-Dell, Hinton. Records: w 2-1 tzt aud mann IFAVC 1-01. R o-210-11qua.rter, and she had eight or ' L'bb 1111 W 1 t H"ll 51 A" assists and seven rebounds scored 17 pom s an 1 Y a nu 1 s , 1Brown added 11 ·for the ken 2 6 _ The Eagles in ~v~M~!~~)-Anderson307,Wirtz1 Warriors. pressed in the second quar02,Verhaeglle124.Harrlst02,Vance1o2. Mariemont. outscored ter. to spark a 19-3 run. Bell4 0 8, C. Loper 0 3 3. Totals: 11 5 28. MADEIRA(51)-Mackrls204,Barnhllil Taylor 14-2 in the first WALNuTH1LL5(5S)-Fennell215,La0 3, Sotelo 3 1 7, Groll 4 2 10, Davis 3 I 7, d I k d Jeunesse 3 1 7, Marsh 3 0 6, Kelsey 2 0 4, Gratsch I 0 2, Barnhart 9 0 18. Tolals: 23 4 51. quarter an never 00 e Sadler 5 3 13, Martin 2 0 4, Oarr 3 0 6, Thomas Wyoming ....................;..........7 7 8 s-28 b k ' 3 2 s Totals· 23 1 51 Madeira .......................... 10 18 9 S4-51 ac . AIKEN (ZS)- Hodge 4 3 11, Carter 3 3 10, IIIII

Campbell 2 0 4, Edwards 0 1 1, Dakin 3 1 7. Totals: 19 5 43. ANDERSON (66) • Kaiser 1 0 2, Gearhart I 0 3, Deeds 9 0 19, Gruber 3 5 13, leazy 50 12, Kelly 1 2 4, Miller I 0 2, Bove 0 1 1, Lupariello 3 I 9, Williams 1 0 2, Coburn 0 1 1. Totals: 25 10 68.

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NEW MIAMI(14)- ~sher 1 o 2, Broshear 3 0 7, l'lllffltt 1 o 2, Faulkner I o 2, Ritchie o 1 1. TotalS:: 6 1 14. NORTH COLLEGE HILL (75)- L Johnson 5 I 12, Lovette 2 0 4, s. Johnson 2 2 6, Mll!er 11 o 22. Hotthklss 4 o 9, Dukes 1 2 4, Flynn 9 o 18. Totols: 34 5 75. New Miami .................., ... 2 3 3 6-14 North College Hlll ........... 24 25 20 6-75 3-pornters: NM-Broshear. NoH-L Johnson, Hotchkiss. Record" NCH 2-o, NM o-1

HARRISON (59) - Helcher 1 0 3, S.,8rooks 3 1 9, D. Brooks B 2 21, May 2 o 5, Deaton.a 2 8, LUX· 5 1 11. Totals: 23 6 59. . . . ~LEN ESTE (42) -link 50 10, Oo~sch 2 0 5, Thomas 2 0 4, Pennington 2 0 6, Riley 3 1 8, Gee 2 0 5, Appleton 2 0 4. Totals: 18 142.

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1111 Edgewood 39, Fenwick 37 - Edgewood outscored Fenwick 28-11 over the second and third quarters. EDGEWOOD (39)- Landis 5 6 17, Bennett 2 2 6. Bunger 11 3, Edens 6 113. Totals: 14 10 39. FENWICK {37) - Stonecash 7 1 16, Smith 2 0 4, Bidwell! 0 2, Martin 3 0 6, ~nna 2 3 7, Downs 1 0 2. Totals: 16 4 37. Edgewood ........................ 4 14 SO 7-39 Fenwick ,,••,,..........., ..., •• 8 6 5 18-37 3~polnters: E .. Landis. F - Stonecash.

Iiiii Brookville 37, Middletown Madison 32 Kentucky (OT) - M"ICe h Jl e Sml'th h't IIIII Henry Clay 60, 1 four free throws in overtime Notre Dame 56 - Henry to lead Brookville to the Clay used balanced scoring • and pressure defense to . MARIEMONT (59) • Hauffmann 4 8 17, T. Satterwhite 1 2 4, A. Salterwhite 0 1 1. W!O. Martin 2 0 4, Brumm 113, Potts 14 6, Pember Totals: 8 9 26. MIDDLETOWN MADISON (32)- Kroger 5 knock off the Pandas in the 2 1 5, Brown 5 I II·, Sheaffer 0 1 I, Badenes I Walnu1HIIIs ...................... 6 S9 17 9-5S o 12, sword 1 o 2, Rager o 2 2. Norvell 3 1 7, 0 2. Totals: 20 16 59. Aiken ...............................:.4 3 to 9-26 McGulre·l 1 3, Snowden 2 2 6. Totals: 12 6 32 first round of the, Lady Reb-. TAYLOR (38)- Neldhard 1 2 4, A. Gerwin . 3-polnlers: A-Carter. Records: A 0-2. BROOKVILLE (37)- sagester 1 0 3, Mltn3 3 11, Doll 2 2 6, Miller 3 4 10, Joyce I 0 2, 1111 North Adams 62, son 2 0 6, Stephan 0 1 1, Westerman 2 0 5, el Classic at Boone County. NOTRE DAME (58) - Hanser 4 4 12; LeinThinnes I 0 2, Rogers 0 2 2, Rouster 0 1 1. Butler 4 3 11, Smllh 3 4 tl. Totals: 12 8 37. Totals: II 14 38. West Union 33 - McKen- Madison .......................,... 8 7 5 8 4-32 Inger 4 0 10, Albanese 0 2 2. Witte 4 2 10, Wachs 4 o 8, Baker 2 o 4, Flschesser 6 0 10. Marlamont .................... S4 17 11 17-59 I d N th Ad Brook•lllo .................;.... 12 8 4 4 9-37 Taylor ..............., .......,... 2 lS 9 14-38 Zle OpaS e Or amS 3-polnters: M - Kroger 2. B - Mltrlson 2, Totals: 23 8 56. CLAY (60)- Currens 1 0 2, COlumCCD (62) - Wood 3 3 10, Geier 2 0 4, Recor~toin~:i: :;r:g,uffman. T-A. Gerwin 2· With 13 pointS, 10 StealS and ~~stern>an, Smith Sagester. Records: M I· I, B bus 4HENRY 1 12, Carlisle 3 2 9, Alclus 4 4 13, Wilson 2 16, Hill I 3 5, Tobin 4 5 13. Totals: 19 16 60. ~~~~r~u ~~~~; N .~·. ~~~rds 2° o·~: 1111 Sycamore 56, Ham- nine rebounds. Jalynn MeIiiii Western Hills 78, Notre Dame .................. 11 12 14 19"56 comlsar2o4.Totars:28562. ilton 47 ..:. Senior center Clellan and Bethany Simp- Woodward 25 _Western Henry Clay ..........,••, ..... 11 15 13 21-60 3-polnters: N - Leininger 2. H - Columbus ST. BERNARD (11) - Mason 3 2 8, Burk· h dd d 12 . hardt o 1 1, Prather 1 o 2. Totals: 4 311. Mandy Ebel scored 16 son eac a e pomts. Hills scored 10 unanswered 3, Carlisle, Ale ius, Wilson. Records: N 0-2, H 1-o.

Anderson 68, Northwest 43 - Junior forward Quincey Deeds scored 14 of her game-high 19 points in Anderson's de3-polnters: W - Anderson. M - Barnhill. {1·0 CHL). cisive third quarter. Fresh- Records: W t-1 (0·1 .CHL),,M 2-0 St. Be·r1111 CCD 62 man Alison Lupariello nard 11 - The Indians scored five of her nine forced 3 5 turnovers and points in the third quarter. il d 31 1 · h NORTHWEST (43)- Jared 5 1 1t, Cross 2 comp e stea s m t e I 5, Meister 4 0 8, BeWley 2 1 5, Brlgllt 1 o 2. win.' 1111

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