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Covington Latin tennis star has won three straight regional singles titles in Northern Kentucky and was state runner-up in 1999 and a semi-fina list in 2000.

Won twice at the Division I state swimming championships in the l 00 freestyle and 200 individual medley and helped Ursuline repeat as state cham pions. Broke school record with 12 state championships for her career.

Led Holy Cross to first-ever tate soccer cha mpionship game. Led Northern Kentucky in scoring with 29 goals and 16 assists for a tota l of 74 points.

Lakota East soccer goalie will1eave school as Ohio's all-time leader in shutouts (42) and posted a career record of 49-2 1-10.

Led the state of Kentucky in scoring (25.9) this season and finished with 2,9 17 career points at Bishop Brossart. Won Miss BasketbaU honors, only the third Northern Kentucky gi rls' player to ever win the award.

Generally consid red one of the top players in Ohio, Matt finish ed fifth in Cincinnati in scoring at 21.4 ppg. and led Moeller to th e regional finals whi le earning first team Al l-State honors.

One of the area's mo t dominant golfers the past several years, this Wilmington senior won th Ohio tate championship her junior year and just missed a repeat last fall , fini hing second in a sudden-death playo ff.

Andy ran seventh at this year's Division I cross country state championship meet to help St. Xavier win their second cross country title in three years, and is also an outstanding performer on the Bombers' track team.

One of Cincinnati's elit runners the pa t several years, this Lakola East star won confer¡ ence, district and regional cross country indi¡ vidual titles, and capped it all off by winning the Division I state till in Columbus. Photos by Philip Groshong Photography, Mike Botts and Dan Beineke.

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Jayme Cramer

Taml Ransom

Matt Sylvester

Ciara Henderson

Swimming: St. Xavier High Scho ol Birthdate: 1/20/83 Graduatlng/GPA: 2001/4.0 Height/Weight: 6'1 "/180 lbs.

Swimming: Ursuline Academy Birthdate: 1 0/24i82 Graduating I GPA: 2001 I 4.2 Height/Weight: 5'10" /150 tbs .

Basketball: Moeller High Sc hool Birthdate: 6/4/82 Graduating: 2001 Height/Weight: 6'7 "/1 90 lbs.

Basketball: Boone County High School Birthdate: 1/14/83 Graduating Yr.I GPA: 2001/3.6 Height/Weight: 5'8 "/145 lbs.

Leadtng the St. Xavier Bombers to a hoped-for unprecedented 23rd Ohto State swim· ming champtonshtp ts sentor Jayme Cramer, last year"s Cincinnati Division I Mate Swimmer of the Year. At the recent 1Bth annual Southwest Ohio Swimming & Divtng Classic. Jayme set a Classic record In win· ntng the 200 butterfly (1 :50.09) and also took 1st in the 200 backstroke. A high school athletic and academic Ali-American, Jayme in last year"s Ohio state competi· tion took 1st in 100 Butterfly, 1st in the t 00 backstroke (in a state record 48: t 5). and helped hts learn to firsts in both the 200 medley and 400 frees·yie relays. A 2000 Olympic team qualifter. Jayme. whn also swims for the Anderson Barracudas, holds 3 Ohtu state and 8 national YMCA records. He will swim next year for Stanford University.

Holding 7 Ohio state swimming gold medals for the defending state champ Ursuline Academy is senior Tami Ransom . named last year as Cincinnati's Female Swimmer of the Year. In Ohio state competition last year, Tamt won the 200 individ· ual medley (2:01.94) and 100 freestyle (state record 50.87) championships. AI the recent 1Blh Annual Southwest Ohio Swtmming & Div1ng Classic, this aca· demlc honors student ftntshed 1st 111 the 200 tndtviduai medley (2: 05.97). Also a Clnctnnati Marlins· swimmer, Tami was a 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifi er and last March ftnished 8th In the world in the 400 tndfvidual medley at the short course world championships in Athens. Greece. She is the U.S. Junior Nattonals record-holder in the 200 freestyle (2:04.82) and will swim next year for Stanford University.

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One of Cincinnati's most prolific scorers is Moeller senior Matt Sylvester, averaging about 22 points a game. The 6'7' forward had big games In a recent San Diego tournament, scoring 29 against both DeLaSalle and Centennial high schools. and. back home. notched 25 vs. Princeton and Elder. As a sophomore. Matt played on the Crusaders· Ohio stale championship squad and was named to the state All Tournament team. As a jun· lor. he averaged 22 potnts. 8 rebounds , 2 blocks and 3 assists while earning 1st Team All Conference. City and District honors, and was named 2nd Team All Ohio. An AAU All Amencan, Matt has basketball blood· lines - dad Mike played for Moeller. University of Dayton and professionally In Italy. Matt will play next year for Ohio Stale University.

With more than I ,300 career points, Boone County senior guard Clara Henderson Is making a run at becoming the school's all-time leading scorer. capping a great prep career. Clara already holds the school record for ass1sts In a game (13) . Last season as a junior, she averaged 19 points. 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game while earning 1st Team All Northern Kentucky and honorable mentton All State honors. She also was named to the All Tournament team of the Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Strong games this season Include two 31· point games (Notre Dame and Cltnton County) and two 28-point games (Notre Dame and Oldham County) . She was also named MVP of the Lady Rebel Classic Tournament. In the fall, Clara will play basket· bail for Loyola University in Chicago.

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Ciara Henderson

Swimming: St. Xavier High School Blrthdate: 1/20/83 Graduating/GPA : 2001/4.0 Height/Weight: 6'1 "/1 BO lbs.

Swimmmg: Urs u line Academy Birthdate: 1 0/24/82 Graduating I GPA: 2001 / 4.2 Heigh t/Weight.· 5'10"/150 lbs.

Basketball: Moeller Hig h School Birthdate: 6/4/82 Graduating: 2001 Height/Weight: 6'7 "/1 90 lbs.

Basketball: Boone County Hig h Sc hool Blrthdate: 1/14/83 Graduating Yr.!GPA : 2001/3.6 Height/Weight: 5'8 "/1 45 lbs.

Leadtng the St. Xavier Bombers to a hoped-for unprecedented 23rd Ohio State swim· ming championship is senior Jayme Cramer, last years Cincinnati Division I Male Swimmer of the Year. AI the recent 18th annual Southwest Ohto Swimming & Divtng Classtc, Jayme set a Classic record in win· nfng the 200 bunerfly (1:50.09) and also took 1st in the 200 backstroke. A high IIOhool athlettc and academic All-American, Jayme in last year"s Ohto state com pelt· lion took 1st In 100 Butterfly, 1st in the 100 backstroke (in a stale record 48: 15}, and helped hts team to firsts in both the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. A 2000 Olympic team qualifier. Jayme, who also swims for the Anderson Barracudas. holds 3 Ohio stale and 8 national YMCA records. He will swim ne><t year for Stanford University.

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Holding 7 Ohio state swimming gold medals for the defending state champ Ursuline Academy is senior Taml Ransom , named last year as Cincinnati's Female Swtmmer of the Year. In Ohio state competition last year. Taml won the 200 individ· ual medley (2:01.94) and 100 freestyle (state record 50.87) championships. At lhe recent 18th Annual Southwest Ohio Swimming & Dtvmg Classic, thts academic honors student finished 1st In the 200 individual medley (2:05.97). Also a Cinctnnati Marlins· swtmmer. Tami was a 2000 U.S. Olymptc Trials qualifier and last March finished Bth tn the world in the 400 Individual medley at the short course world championships in Athens, Greece. She is the U.S. Junior Nationals record-holder in the 200 freestyle (2:04 .82} and will swim next year for Stanford University.

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With more than 1.300 career points, Boone County senior guard Clara Henderson is making a run at becoming the school's all-time leading scorer. capping a great prep career. Ciara already holds the school record for assists in a game (13}. Last season as a ju ntor, she averaged 19 points. 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game while earning 1st Team All Northern Kentucky and honorable mention All Stale honors. She also was named to the All Tournament team of the Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Strong games this season Include two 3 1· potnt games (Notre Dame and Clinton County) and two 28-point games (Notre Dame and Oldham County). She was also named MVP of the Lady Rebel Classic Tournament. In the fall . Ciara will play basketball for Loyola University tn Chicago.


Ciara Henderson Birthdate: 1114183 Residence: Burlington, Ky. Graduating Yr. I .JPA: 2001 I 3.6 Height I Weight: 5'8" 1145 lbs. Greatest Achievement: Div. I scholarship-U. Loyola of Chicago Parents: Mike & Diane Brothers: Shane (30),Chris (28) Favorite Movie: Coyote Ugly Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby Favorite Entertaher: Julia Stiles Biggest Influence: " My parents and coach Nell Fookes." Sports Heroes: foJichael Jordan, Becky Hammcnd Most Like to Meet: Michael Jordan Future Goal: " Be successful as a college athlete, student, and in my chosen career." With more than 1,300 career points. Boone County senior gu"rd Ciara Henderson is making a run at be::oming the school's alltime leading score ¡, capping a great prep 1 career. Ciara a ready holds the school record for assists in game (13). Last season as a jLnior. she averaged 19 lnts, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game while earning 1st Team All Northern Kentucky and honorable mention All State honors . She also was named to the All Tournament team of the Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Strong games this season include two 31point games (Notre Dame and Clinton County) and two 28-point games (Notre Dame and Oldham County). She was also named MVP of the Lady Rebel Classic Tournament. In the fall , Ciara will play basketball for Loyola University in Chicago.

Coach's Quote - "Ciara is an extremely talented and versatile guard. She can shoot the three, and penetrate and play off the dribble. She is as strong defensively as she is offensively. She is a great team leader, complete player, hard worker and a pleasure to coach." - Nell Fookes, Basketball Coach

Boone County H.1gh School "Boone County High School has a well-rounded and highly respected athletic tradition in all of its girls' and boys' sports ... Our athletic and academic programs complement each other very well." - Jay Mulcahy, Athletic Director Location: Florence, Ky. Year Founded: 1956 Principal : Mike Sander Alhletic Director: Jay Mulcahy Enrollment I Faculty: 1 ,343 I 82

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Nickname I Colors: Rebels I Columbia blue, grey, white & Navy blue Athletic League I Division: Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference

Birthdate: 614182 Residence: Loveland Graduating: 2001 Height I Weight: 6'7" /190 lbs. Greatest Achievement: Winning state championship in 99 Parents: Mike & Lisa Favorite Movie: He Got :>arne Favorite Book: Lords of Discipline Favorite Entertainer: Ch ¡is Tucker Biggest Influence: " My dad." Sports Hero: Michael Jordan Most Like to Meet: Michael Jordan Future Goal: Have a great career at OSU

One of Cincinnati's mo3t prolific scorers is Moeller senior Matt Sylvester, aV9raging about 22 points a game. The 6'7" forward had bi~ games in a recent San Diego tournament, scoring 29 against both DeLaSalle and Centennial high schools, and, back home, notched 25 vs. Ptinceton and Elder. As a sophom:xe, Matt played on the Crusaders' Ohio state championship squad and was named to the state All Tournament team . As a junior, he averaged 22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 assists while earning 1st Team All Conference, City and District honors, and was named 2nd Team All Ohio. An AAU All American, Matt has basketball bloodlines- dad Mike played for Moeller, University of Dayton and professionally in Italy. Matt will play next year for Ohio State University.

Coach's Quote - ''Mall is a highly skilled, athletic basketball player. He can play any position on the floor and he is a prideful, intense competitor." - Carl Kremer, Basketball Coach

Archbishop Moeller High School ''We are proud of the diversity of our athletic successes and the coaches and athletes who have made them all possible." - Dick Beerman, Barry Borman Athletic Directors

Location: Sycamore Township Year Founded: 1960 Principal: Dan Ledford Athletic Directors: Dick Beerman & Barry Borman Enrollment I Faculty: 890 I 60 Nickname I Colors: Fighting Crusaders I Blue, Gold & White Conference I Division: Greater Catholic League-South II


Moeller Basketball Moeller 75, De La Salle 56 Semifinal Game Torrey Pines National Prep Tournament

Sylvester keys Moeller in rout of De La Salle Article from San Diego Union-Tribune ENCINITAS -- Before the National Prep Classic, two players were placed in the spotlight, front and center. Concord De La Salle's Joe See, called by many the best shooting guard in the nation, and Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller's Matt Sylvester, one ofthe nation's top forwards. When they squared off last night, it was almost a draw in scorebook, but not on the court. Sylvester scored the first nine points of the game for the Crusaders, who jumped on top early and pulled away to upset De La Salle 75-56 in the National Division semifinals at Torrey Pines High. Moeller (5-2) moves into tonight's 7 o'clock championship against Corona Centennial, which defeated Dobson of Mesa, Ariz., 71-66. "This is a dream come true," said Sylvester, who scored 29 against the Spartans, ranked No. 1 in California and No. 8 nationally by Fox Sports. See finished with 30 of his team's 56 points but would take little joy in the individual effort, which came despite being slowed by tendinitis in both knees. It was the second loss for De La Salle against eight wins. Last year, De La Salle lost to Santa Ana Mater Dei in the National Prep Classic championship en route to the state title and a 31-1 record.

"This team is more athletic than last year's, but that team had better chemistry," said the 6-foot See. "The loss here last year was an awakening, so hopefully it'll be the same this year." Although See downplayed his physical condition, he was noticeably slower attacking the basket last night. His knees have not affected his three-point shot. Nor his floor play as he contributed five assists, three steals and five rebounds. De La Salle coach Frank Allocco marvels at his guard's play and courage. "His knees were so bad he was only able to practice a half-hour a day," said Allocco. "What Joe brings us is a steadying force, keeping everyone on an even keel. He never panics; he has ice water in his veins." He can shoot a little, too.

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Moeller Basketball Moeller 59, St. Ignatius 52 Quarterfinal Game Torrey Pines National Prep Tournament

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Football not the only success story at Moeller By Steve Brand UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

December 29, 2000

ENCINITAS-- Mention Cincinnati Moeller and thoughts quickly tum to football. The Gerry Faust-coached Crusaders teams of the late 1960s and '70s were as legendary nationally as Concord De La Salle has been the past decade. But ask true Moeller followers which sport has won an Ohio state title more recently, and the answer is basketball. That came two years ago and although Moeller football teams continue to go deep into the playoffs, no banners have been added to the collection recently. 1

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''When I came to Moeller in 1990, I said football wasn't our main competition; our competition wears different colored uniforms." It worked.

Moeller has won five Greater Catholic League titles in the past 10 years. In the first 30 years, the Crusaders won just one. And the college recruiters have learned to stick around after football season to watch a little hoops. To see players like Matt Sylvester, who recently gave Ohio State a commitment. Sylvester, a 6-foot-7 forward who is being called a young John Havlicek, led Moeller past San Francisco St. Ignatius last night, 59-52, and into the semifinals tonight. "We have a lot to prove in this tournament," said Sylvester, who followed up Wednesday's 20-point game against St. Augustine with 21 against St. Ignatius. "California considers us hicks but Cincinnati has great basketball and we represent Cincinnati basketball."

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Moeller Basketball Centennial 70., Moeller 67 Championship Game Torrey Pines National Prep Classic

Centennial Collects school's biggest win Article from San Diego Union-Tribune ENCINITAS-- It was, said Corona Centennial High basketball coach Val Popov, the biggest win in the school's history. "We're moving up," said Popov after his Huskies rallied from a 13- point deficit to race past Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 70-67 in the championship game of the National Prep Classic at Torrey Pines High. "This is a big step for us, a big step." University of New Mexico-bound Jamaal Williams quickly agreed with his coach after leading his team with a 27-point effort. His nine points during an 11-0 run after Moeller had taken a 52-39 lead completely turned the game around. "It was the biggest win in the school's history," said Williams, a 6-foot-6, 230-pounder who moves like a guard. "This is our biggest tournament victory ever, but there's more to come." Centennial opened the season ranked No. 19 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports magazine, but the Huskies are certain to move up after pushing their season record to a glittering 13-0 with the emotional

viCtory. The physical game saw 56 fouls called and Centennial took advantage by scoring 26 points from the free throw line. By game's end, three Moeller starters-- including tournament Most Valuable Player Matt :Sylvester-- were watching from the bench. The Crusaders (6-3) had used a pair of 8-0 runs to push the advantage to 52-39 with 2:48 remaining in the third quarter. Ohio State University signee Sylvester had scored 22 of his game-high 29 points in the first half and appeared unstoppable. But when Centennial went to what Popov called his "run and jump fullcourt press," the momentum; not to mention the tempo of the game, took a dramatic change. "We ran different guys at Sylvester-- finesse players, position players, power players-- to tty to wear him out and it worked," said Popov. "The big thing was (6-4, 210-pound) Bryan Gonzalez put a body on him and that seemed to slow him down." And the jump? "We went inside more and started rebounding, which we weren't doing in the first half," explained the Huskies coach. Still, the patient, disciplined visitors from_Cincinnati only a)peare~ mildgi~~~~:~' t:~g;~W~J t~: lead at 55-52 and using free throws ofthetr own to remam c ose w en a Crusaders to within one at 67-66. On the inbounds pass, Sylvester went for the steal and was whistled for his fifth foul. With him went any chance for a victory, although ~oeller was still only one back with 11 seconds to play before J.R. Reese hit two free throws for the winners. "They were able to get the ball to Williams," said Moeller c?a~h Carl Kramer. "It was a very physical game and with our three big kids in foul trouble, they went mstde. ,.

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made it 39-38 Elder with 54 seconds left. Sylvester answered with a 12-foot jumper in the lane with 39 seconds left. But Elder again responded. Coming out of a timeout, point guard Jake Bazeley got the ball at the top of the key, hesitated, then lofted a perfect alley-oop pass to a backcutting Schenke, who dunked with 25 seconds left. That created the possibility of Elder ruining Moeller's final game in the old gym. "It probably would have

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Monserez, Moeller ......•...... 20 Grog.v., St. ~avler ............ 20 Gl-ell, Amelia .•.•.......... 20 Veitl1. St. Henry ................ 24 Mo<an. F~icity .................. 20 Busam. Rnneytown ...•.....• 20 UnderWood, Hamilton .•••.... 20 Stade, Fairfield .•.••.........•.. 20 Washington, Wtthrow •....... 20 Fulks. Purcell Marian ......... 20 Davis. Wyoming ............... 20

251 250 250 297 249 248 246 246 245 244 240

12.6 12.5 12.5 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.2 12.2 12.0

266

268 265 264 238 238 327 327 262 260 260 259 260 232 259 258 257 256 205

Ave23.3 22.6 21.9 21.7 21.5 21.4 21.3 20.9 20.7 19.7 19.5 18.8 18.6 18.4 18.3 18.~

17.9 17.8 17.7 17.5 17.5 17.1 17.1 16.7 16.7 16.6 16.5 16.3 16.2 16.2 16.1 15.9 15.8 15.8 15.6 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.2 15.1 15.1 14.9 14.8 14.8 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.5 14.0 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.8 13.7 13.7 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.8

110 116 202 142 67 267 246 79 260 72 222 !57 102 220 193 68 105 56

60 26B 77 95 95 83 85 164 175 63

74.5 65.5 64.9 64.1 63.0 62.5 62.2 62.0 62.0 61.1 61.0

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Vollerding, Harrison •........ 73 Hill. Lakota East .............. 19 Hensley. Me~icholas ......... 28 J. Bramlage, Oi<le Helgl1ts .. 85 McGrath. Princeton ........... 44 lafferty, Clermont NE •......85 Gulett. Beftevue ............. 55 Fields. Winton Woods ....... 32 Tuke. Madeira .................. 37

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lalmon. McNicholas ......... 56 Nash, Clermont NE ........... 43 Quast, Cov. Calh .......•...... 31 Beucler, Eastern Brown ..... 66 Andrews, Homl~on •..........61 Kennedy, Sycamore .....•.... 20 Landes. Mariemont ......... 103 Halter. Milford .................. 49 Turner, Ripley ................... 29 Washington, Wllnrow •....... 65 Graves, lakota East .•....... 62 Runt. Falrneld ............•.... ..48 Huentng, Wyoming ........... 30 Monserez, Moeller .•..•.•..•..• 48 Morris, Scott ....................38 Harman. Mason ......•...••.... 25 DevEf. East Central .•....•.•.. 77 Wagner. Ross .................. 65 Hausfeld, Roger Bacon ..... 36 S. Tud«,Madeifa .•..•.•...... 37 Meyer, Amelia ..•.........•..•.. 23 Belting. Holy Cross .....•..• ! 00 Grogan, St. J<avler ............ 50 Drake, Goshen ............... 111 Sheldon, Strnmlt .............. 57 Fulks, Purtell Marian .•...•... 45 Baker. Simon Kenton •.•.•... 28 Stowers, Shnon Kenton ..... 91 Lonergan. Dl~e Heights .....52 Kroeger. Taylor ................. 59 Hite. Winton Woods ..•.•.... .45 Englemon, Holmes .....•.•.•. 45

3-point percentage Ployor, 5Uool Filii luke, Madeira .................. 29 Andrews, Western Hll:s .•.•• 31 Dennis, Dee! Pari< ...•.••.•..•63

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79 21 32 98 51

100

55 38 44 31 56 67 51 37 79 73 24 124 59 35 78 76 59 37 59 47 31 96 81 45 49 29 126 63 142 73 58 36 117 67 76 58 58

47.0 46.0 46.0 45.9 45.6 45.0

44.4 44.4 44.3 44.1 43.6 43.2 43.0 43.0 42.7 42.0 42.0

,ct_ 92.4 90.4 88.0 86.7

86.2 85.0 84.6 84.2 84.1 84.0 84.0 84.0 84.0 83.8 83.5 83.5 83.3 83.0 83.0 82.9 82.1 81.5 81.3 81.0 81.0 80.9 80.6 80.2 80.2 80.0 79.5 79.3 79.3 79.0 78.1 78.0 78.0 78.0 78.0 77.6

77.6 77.6 77.6

Rebounds Player, School I Horace, Western Hills ...•.•. 20 Wiliams, Taft ..................20 Walker. WOOdward ........... 20 Oyer, Summit ................... 15 Walker, Lockland .•....•..•.•.20 Edwards, WOOdward ..•..•.•. 18 Hatlleld. Felicity .•...•......... .20 Van 8uskirl<. Loveland ...... 20 Jackson. NCH ...................20 Norwell, Anderson ..•.•.••.... 20 Davis, Finneylown .....•.••.•. 16 Drake. Goshen .............•.• .20 Seward. ceo .................... 2o Wilson. Wilmlngton •..•••..•.• 20 Pistole, North Adams ••.••.•. 19 Neltner. Highlands •.......•.•• 22 Lenobel. Seven Hills .......... 20 Peterson, Western HIUs ..... 20 Darden. Withrow .............. 20 Brock, Simon Kenton ...•.... 25 Nagel, Moeller .•.......•.•...... 20 Mitchell, CCD .•.•................ 19 Guldup)l, Highlands ........... 20

lteb 243 240 234 155 215 191 211 205 204 192 152 182 111

177 173 214 170 171 170 204 164 153 161

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Andrews, Western HHis ..... 20 Engel, East Central ........... 18 s. Tudor. Madeira ............. 20 Stowers, Simon Kentoo ..... 25 Beucler, Eastern Brown ..... 20 Tumer. Taft ..................... 17

Washington. Withrow ........ 20 Peters, Mason .................. 20 Carr, Holy Cross •...••......... 22 Flehrer. Badin ................... 15 Daniels, Woodward ........... 18 Gartlner, CCO .................. 13 C. McCarter, Silver Grove .. 23 Rltldell, Anderson •••.••.•..... 18

AIt 156 129 132 165 126 117 115 96

110 110 116 78 94 68 118 90

Ave. 12.1 12.0 11.7 11.0 10.8. 10.6 10.6 10.3 102 9.6 9.5 9.1· 8.9 8.8 8.7 9.7 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.0

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5.5 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0

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60.0 59.8 59.5 59.0 59.0 59.0 56.9 58.8 58.0 58.0 57.9 57.9 57.8 57.6 57.3 57.1 57.1

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Ployer, School FilM Andenon, Wlnton Woods .. 82 Mitchell. ceo ....................76 Mils. Winton Woods .•....• 131 Aden, Reading ................. 91 Bengel. Elder •........••.•...•.•. 42 Norwell. Anderson .......... 167 MO<Shal. Ripley .............. 153 Edwards. Woodward ......... 49 Horace. Western HIUs .•... 162 Wlant, Oak Hills .............. 44 CristeHo. Simon Kenton ... 135 PhliiiPS. Roger Bacon ....•... 94 Jackson, Holmes ........•..... 61 Lye, S<ett ..................... 131 PistOle, North Adams ...... 113 SIJ!ton. Badin ................ ..40 Brlncl<, Badin .....•.............62 Mulln, Princeton .•.......•...•. 33 Lockhart, Wllhrow ............ 47 Brock, Simon Kenton ..•... 156 Smith. Western Hills ......... 45 lu<!Witk, Harrison .............55 Rice, Ross .......................55 Mays, lakota Wes1 .•.•.••.. ..48 Watson, Woodward ..•.•••.•• 49 TheiSing, East Central .......94 Tulle. Madeira •...•...••...... 100 Kngga, East Central ..•..•.•• 36

MML South Overall W L L 2 15 5 4 11 9 8 12 7 6 14 10 17 12,• 3

Hensley. McNicholas .........28 Peterson. Westem Hills .....23 Volkerdlng, H'""'on .........64 FrederiCk. Fairfield ............ 28 tfltz. cov. Cath. . ............. 31 Roberts. Clermont NE ......•.20 Shriver. St. ~avler ............. 12 !tinter. Winton Woods ....•. 12 Collar. Anderson ...............31 Bucler. Eastern Brown ....... 63 Gilles, Highlands ............... 17 Dick, Cozaddate .....•......... 32 Kist. Harrison ................... 18 Grogan. St. Xavier ........•... 40 Riley. Winton WOOds •......•. 41 R. Bramlage. Dixie Heights .16 Stowers. Simon Kenton .....33

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Andrews, Western HiUs ...•. 20 Jl. Horstman, Sliver Grove .• 23 Wiinams, Taft ..•....••.•....•.. 20

88 98 80

Tumet, Taft ..................... 17

64

4.2 4.0 3.8

Brockman. ClniJ. Chrlstlan .. 19 Lynch, Taft •.•.....•.•...•...•.•. 20 Davis, Wyoming ............... 20 Washington, Wllhrow •.•..... 20 Pence. Nollh Adams .........20 Eemlsse, Clntl. Christian .... 19 Nance, Wilmington .....•.•... 20

69 70 64 62 62 59 61

3.5 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0

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Blocks Player, Scltool Q Darden. Withrow .............. 20 Foster, Hllcrest ................ 13 Cornette, SUavter ..........20 Tren.z, Sycamore .............. 15 Hatfield, Felicity ................ 20 Neltner. Highlands ............ 22 Pistole, North Adams ..•.•.•. 19 Seward, CCD ....................20

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Moeller's Matt Sylvester (front), bound for Ohio State, was named one of the two best Division I prep players in the state. Horace and Winton Woods junior Robert Hite each were named to the All-Ohio third team. St. Xavier's Jordan Cornette received special mention. Jake Bazeley of Elder, Darryl Peterson of Western Hills, Paul Volkerding of

Harrison, DeForrest Riley of Winton Woods, Kevin Schappell of Loveland, and Justin Wilson of Wilmington all were named honorable mention. •

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basketball until September. I hurt my back playing baseball and sat out for a month." A more determined Bazeley showed up for basketball tryouts his sophomore year and earned a spot .on the junior varsity. "My brother (Mike) played as a freshman and sophomore but didn't make the varsity," Bazeley said. "When I came home and told Dad that I had made the team, he cried." But Bazeley played sparingly until the final five g~. Ironically, Bazeley was cut from the junior varsity baseball team as a sophomore, leading to his year-round dedication to basket.ball. Bazeley saw limited actioo on the varsity la$t seasoo, _tllaying behind

"B~lieve me, I know this is not a very popular decision " Seifert said. "Not in th,e comm'unity and not in this building. Jerry had the utn'lost feeling for Steve." The move saves the Panthers about $2 million but leaves them with three unpr~ven quarterbacks on the roster. Seifert said Jeff Lewis who has yet to start a game in 'five seasons, would go into training camp as the No. 1 quarterback and would be challenged by Daymeune Craig and Matt Lytle. He said he had to waive the 36-year-old Beuerlein to see if one of them can emerge into Carolina's quarterback for the future. Beurlein has had eight operations ip tha past 14 months. Five of them came after his career season in 1999, when he pasSed for an NFL-best 4,436 yards and 36: touchdowns in 1999 and m&de t~e Pro Bowl for the first time in his career.

·"As -iood as Jake is on offe(l,Se, he's also aggressive and hard-nosed on defense," Schoenfeki said .. "He's very vocal and a good floor leader. I. He can drive to the basket, pull up \IV I 00 for a short jwnp shot or hit the · . 3-~ter. He has weaknesses." Prior to the season, Schoenfejd -lt;l.lll offered Bazeley a challeq.ge, one he 'l"M~lsd Press thrill." accepted and achieved. · . · After watching Bazeley play "Coach challenged me to make . A.J. Chnstoff, most recentlr against St. X, Schoenfeld knew the first team in the (Greater Catholic linebackers coach at Southern Cali6-foot-3, 185-pounder would play an League)," Bazeley said. ''He tokl me fomia, is the new defensive coordiintegral role this season. it was mine if I wanted it." na:tor for the Cincinnati Bearcats. "The best thing that happened to· Bazeley's ballhandling slciliS will' Christoff, 53, also has served as Jake was playing beliind Sean and be challenged by Brookhaven, which defensive coordinator at Idaho, OrMike," Schoenf~ said. "~e was presses the entire game and tries to · ep, Stanford, Notre Dame and a_lways ~ agamst. them m prac- force the tempo. . Cobada. tlce! .which enabled him to learn the If Elder wms, the Panthers will the UC coaching !)OSition." play for the school's fourth state· · ~ Schoenfeld descri~ed Bazeley, .. c~973, ·~~ '93). oo are~k:: ~ who ..Bvera.ieS 13 .oomt.s and feu.:- SaturdaY.. the WRIIJr: lflile. ... ~-- ---- ---· -· . ble figures. When Rowland was hit in the head during the final game of the season against St. Xavier, Bazeley took over during the second half. . "We beat St. X by three points, and I ffi?n't miss a sho~ and had some assiSts," Bazeley said. "It was senior night, and that was a big

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COLUMBUS- Two players jrom high-profile programs headed for higher-profile programs took the top honors on the 2000-2001 Associated Press Division I boys All-Ohio high school basketball team announced Monday. Moeller's Matt Syivester, a 6foot-7 senior, shares the player of the year honors in the big-schoo1 division with Thomas Worthington's JJ: Sullinger. Syivester, who has sigoed to play next season at Omo State, averaged 21.4 'points and 7.5 rebounds a game while shooting 48 percent from 3-point range. Sullinger, a 6-5 senior. who will next play for Arkansas, had averages of 20.6 points, 8:8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.8 steals a gal'l)e. The coaches of the year in the division are Jed Dunn, who led Lyndhurst Brush to a 17-3 record and a league title, and Columbus Brookhaven's Bruce Howard, who guided his team to a perfect record, a No. l ranking in the final poll and state tournament berth, where it will play Elder. Western Hills senior Danny

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Hts numbers were down last season - he passed for 3,730 yards and 1~ touchdowns:- but.he played behmd an offens1ye line that allowed a league-high. 69 sacks. · BRONCOS : Denard Walker, one of the premier free-age~t cornerbacks on the market thts year, has ~greed to a six-year contract w1th the Broncos. . Walker, 27, has started 56 games in four years for Tennessee, including 15 last season. He has be~n among the Titans' leaders m passes broken up the past three seasons. . BUCCANEERS: Ryan Leaf. will try to jumpstart his career under a restructured contract. Leaf, the second pick in the 1998 draft who was released after three disappointing seasons with the San Diego Chargers, agreed to take a pay cut and remain with the Bucs, who claimed him off waivers March 2. Leaf's base salary for next season was scheduled to be $1.5 million. Without the new deal, ·which team spokesman Reggie Roberts said runs through .2003, the quarterback would have counted $2.8 mi~ion against the

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th~ team wouldn t owe ttitn:anythmg unless he made the:_1.!3m. RAMS-BUCS ·TRAO!•·"fhe St. Lou1s . Rams, Ioo k'm~''"to ,, fimd the parts to rebuild a, &fe_nse that gave up nearly 3(1,',~mts ~r game last season, @uired linebacker Jeff Goos,~~Jrom Tampa Bay. The Buc_caneers get the fifth-round pick"lli' the April draft in return. ·,J"'." JETS: Matthew H~tte, Minnesota's third wide r~~iver last season behind Midc;U~town native Cris Carter and'"Uandy Moss, signed a two-year.;,:contract with the Jets. ..;: DOLPHINS: Damon J.fuard, the Dolphins' backup -9.\Wrterback the past two yell~ .was released, three days aft~ the team signed Ray Lucasr1t&J>ack up starter Jay Fiedler. ,;,; " BILLS: Quarterba~;lk Alex Van Pelt re-signed ..yitb:.;·the Bills, taking over Doug~F~ie's spot as backup to Rob Johnson. Van Pelt spent the.,~ six seasons with the Bills. ,l;!e, was the second- and third~g.ring quarterback last year. ·~"'

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2000-2001 BOYS BASKETBALL ELIGIBILITY- JANUARY 10, 2001 THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE UNDER THE RULES OF THE OHSAA.

CLASS SR SR SR SR SR SR SR JR JR JR JR JR

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STUDENT/ATHLETE Byrnes, Scott Mahoney, Sean Monserez, Nicholas Nagel, Clint Silber, Jeff Sylvester, Matt Tabler, Tyler Hoffmann, Matt McGlone, Ryan Reisert, Jeff Schwertman, Jamie Wood, Jim Allen, Robert Bannister, Brandon Becker, Craig Begley, Michael Bowman, Jason Christie, Rob DeTemple, William Freeman, Chris Juenger, Andrew Kimener, Joe Stibich, Scott Thomas, Joseph Ayers, Erik Brackman, Andrew Bunch, John Carter, Blake Cleary, Bill Doyle, Brian Duncan, Josh Juenger, P.J. Klonne, Sean Lawson-Williams, Aaron McGrath, Ben McGuffey, Daniel Pugh, Max Smith, Zach Stovall, Tyler

BIRTHDATE 2/18/83 12/2/82 8/9/82 3/14/83 9/23/82 6/4/82 12/1/82 12/16/83 11/21/83 7/9/83 8/9/83 7/28/83 7/25/84 1/16/85 4/12/85 2/9/85 6/22/85 10/5/84 10/18/84 9/29/84 9/25/84 5/21/84 12/5/84 8/8/84 2/22/85 12/4/85 11/29/85 5/5/85 7/26/85 4/22/86 5/12/86 10/22/85 12/14/85 8/18/85 10/15/85 1/6/86 11/20/85 831-0091 10/19/85

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championship game, which Moeller won. "Matt had a pretty average freshman year, and he wasn't a great practice player in his sophomore year," Kremer said. "But when we asked him to do a lot, in our toughest games, he played his best. The great ones have that ability." Sylvester said he owes a great deal of that to his father. When Mike Sylvester played in Italy, his family went with him. It was during those years (from ages 6 months to 8 years) that Matt decided he wanted to play basketball for a living - and that Mike decided there would be no babying his son if the goal was to be reached. Both agree that father has been son's biggest critic- and his best influence. Matt is joining the family's tradition of athletic excellence. His. uncle Steve played for the Oakland Raiders, and his uncle Vince played football at the University of Cincinnati. Matt said that tradition is more a source of inspiration than of pressure. "I'm a Sylvester, a well-known name here," Matt said. "I don't want to walk off the court and have people saying: 'Oh, that's the Sylvester kid. People say he's the best in Cincinnati, but I don't

think he's much.' I don't want to leave doubts in anyone's mind.'' Sylvester doubted himself once. Invited to compete in the Nike All-America basketball camp after his sophomore season, he felt physically overmatched. But he eventually scored 24 points in a game, convincing himself he belonged. Matt announced in July he will attend Ohio State. As a junior last season, Sylvester averaged 21 points and seven rebounds a game and was named first-team all-city, but Moeller went just 10-11. Kremer said this season Sylves- ' ter will face the mounting pressure, the wrath of opposing fans and the temptation to try to do too much. He also said he's confident Sylvester will improve as a senior. That's because Sylvester isn't satisfied with one title and his individual accolades. "I want to go out and score more points than anyone else on the court, get more rebounds than anyone else and just try to dominate the game," he said. "We've won the state championship, but I was a sophomore, so that really wasn't my team. I want people to say I won it as a sophomore and was led, and I won it as a senior and was the leader. That would mean a lot to me."

Top returning players Player

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Noah Allen Malcolm Andrews Joel Cornette Mike Ferris Branden Fisher Josh Hausfeld Robert Hite Ryan Holmes Danny Horace Keith Jackson P.J. Mills Darryl Peterson DeForrest Riley Kevin Schappell Paul Sheehy Matt Sylvester Bret Underwood David Washington Danny Williams

Cincinnati CD Western Hills St. Xavier Colerain Mariemont Roger Bacon Winton Woods Talawanda Western Hills Purcell Marian Winton Woods Western Hills Winton Woods Kings McNicholas Moeller Madeira Wilmington Western Brown

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6·5 5·11 6·7 6·1 6·3 6·2 6·2 6·2 6·8 6·5 6-7 6·7 6·5 6-4 6·2 6-7 6·4 5·8 6·2

190 159 200 195 185 175 175 200

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Sylvester upholds family tradition Moeller star follows dad's footsteps By Dave Goldstein The Cincinnati Enquirer

Matt Sylvester has had a basketball in his hands since he was a baby, so it makes sense that he can do just about anything he wants with one now. Sylvester, a versatile 6foot-7 senior at Moeller, is considered the best high school basketball player in Cincinnati - an honor he seemingly was born to receive. His father, Mike Sylvester, was also a star at Moeller and played professionally for 17 seasons in Italy. He taught his son the perimeter skills not often associated with players his size, and now Moeller coach Carl Kremer has given Mattthe freedom to flourish, nqt confining his star to the inside. "If he gets the rebound, he knows he's allowed to just go with it," Kremer said.

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"He'll play what we call the four spot, but he'll handle the ball, post up and shoot 3s as well. He plays all facets of the game." Sylvester became a varsity starter in his sophomore year and began showing a knack for excelling in big games. He had a game-winning, buzzer-beating tip in the state semifinals and then scored 16 points in the state MIKE SIMONS/for lhe Cincinnati Enquirer

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When decision time arrives for Mike Fenis in cm·]y June, the 18-yea.J'old Colerain senior · baseball player expects to hit a horne run. "It's been.rny Iife-longdrearn to play professional baseball." Ferris said. "If I'm drafted, it will be hard to turn down, because it would be living out that cham." . Fcnis, considered one of tl1e two best senior high school baseball players in Ohio, expects to be drafted by a major-league team in the annual June runateur draft.

Blessed with a fluid swing, Ferris has signed a national letter-of-intent .to play baseball at Kentucky. But Fenis hasn't ruled out skipping college in favor . of immediately_ playing professionally if drafted in an early round and the signing bonus is Iight "It's not like football or basketball, where you can play one year in college and then turn pro," Ferris said. "In baseball, once you enter college, you must play for at least three yeru·s before turning pro." One l)lajor-league scout said Fenis is one of Ohio's best high school players. "A lot depends on what type of sp1ing Mike has at Colerain," the scout said. 'The scouts want to update his swing and see if he's hitting for more power." Colerain's first preseason

scrimmage against St Xavier ·he attended several national on March 19wasanexarnpleof. camps attended by more than the interest professional teams 350 scouts. have in Ferris. · · Another scout spoke in ''111ere were at least 14 pro- more glowing tcnns of Ferris fessional· scouts .at the. scrim- as a power hitte1: mage," Colerain baseball coach · · "What sets Ferris apart is the Chris Newton Said . .'1bis will. power he has· to any field," the be the case all season." scout said. "I've watched him A 6-foot-3, 200.pound senior . play three times and every center fielder, Fenis is expect~ ··game he hit the ball hard every ed to break most of the school's time." . offensive records this season. Fenis is awru·e hitting for a After .four games, Ferris high average is· only part of the already ·holds the school equation. Physical gifts records for career home runs power, foot speed and bat (24), runs scorecf (74), runs speed - and mental approach batted in (82) and doubles (25). are as crucial. . "Mike's a power .hitter; last "Evei'ybody has told me that yeru·, he had more h.ome runs my bat will get me drafted," and doubles. combined tl1an Ferris said. singles," Newton said. Ferris is batting .300 (3-forThe pressure of playing in 10) with. two homers and a front of scouts. every day does- double this. season He also n't bother Ferris. Last summer, has walked seven times.

"I draw a lot of walks because most pitchers throw the fastball low and away," Ferris said. "If they walk me, it doesn't seem to bother them. They'd rather see me running tci first than around the bases.. Even on a 3-2 or 3-D count, they .throw a fastball because if they hang a curve, I1l hit it out" Newton praised F'enis' character. "Every coach we've played against commented on how nice a kid Mike is to be around( .Newtm'). said. "We only have three players · back with varsity experience and Mike works well with tl1em. After practice, he stays around to \vork on his swing or hitting.· He shows the young The Cincinnati Enquirer/STEVEN M. HERPPICH kids what it takes to be suc- Colerain senior Mike Ferris takes batting p"ractice cessful." this week at the high school.

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statistics: 6-3 guard, once . cutfrom his fresh- . man basketball team, developed into honorable mention all-Ohio player in senior year. Averaged 13,4 for state runner-up Panthers.

6-7 senior forward averaged 21.4 points and led Crusaders to 18-5 record and Greater Catholic League South title. Named first-team AllOhio, shared Ohio player of the year award. Signed with Ohio State. ·

Bombers. Named special mention all-Ohio. Signed with Notre Dame.

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VItal statistics: In his 12th ( 156-144), he bounced back from first losing season in four years to lead Cavaliers to sectional and district titles.

6-3 senior averaged 21.5 points and led 'Mariemont to sec. tiona I title. Named second-team allOhio.

In his 16th season (284-86), he directed school to a share of seventh MVC title and first since 1994. 19-1 regular season lied 1992 state runner-up team for best mark in school history.

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Goshen Vutal statistics: 6-3 senior foiVIardjguard averaged 18.8 . points, 9.1 rebounds for Rams. Named third-team all-district.

· Woods, lakota .East; Darrell .Hunter, Middletown; Kelven Moss, Middletown; Nate Rusbosiri, Hamilton; Brandon Slade, Fairfield; David Hu1Zelman, lakota West; Lamont Robinson, Aiken. Phil Mahon, Elder; Joe Sears, Amelia; Chris Norwell, Anderson; Doug Monaghan, Colerain; Scott Benken, Elder; Doug Kruthaupt, La Salle; Eric VanBuski11<, loveland; Jordan Faulkner, Mason; Clint Nagel, Moeller; Mike Lee, Oak Hills; Tim Schenke, Elder; Dean Short, Mount Healthy; . Tim Oliverio, Oak Hills; Chris McGrath, Prineeton~ Brandon Turner, Taft; Norell Williams, Taft; Malcom Andrews; Western Hills; PJ. Mills, Winton Woods; Chris Washington, Withrow; DeForrest Riley, Winton Woods; BJ. Walker, Woodward; Nick Mon.sorez, Moeller; Scott Byrnes, Moeller.

Tony Fulks, Purcell Marian; Joe Kreke, Middletown Fenwick; Brian Marshall; Ripley; Jimmy Brady, Clinton Massie; Justin Dennis, Deer Park; Ken Brady, Reading; Jay Morelock, CHCA; Bret Noonan,Badin; Brandon Wagner, Ross; Jeremiah Wolf, Lemon Monroe; Adam Wylie, BethelTate; Justin Holthaus, Clermont Northeastern; John Oakley, · Uttle Miarni; Brian Chrin, McNicholas; Justin Cash, Norwood; Tim Kroeger, Taylor; Danny Williams, Western Brown; Jeff Davis, Wyoming. Rob Evick, Middletown Madison; Zac Busam, Filmeytown; Grady Rogers, Indian Hill; Robb Hern, Madeira; Phil Landes, Mariemont; Brandon Jackson, North College Hill; Derek Aden, Reading; Matt Burns, Middletown Fenwick; Tony McCormick, Middletown Fenwick; Joh Taylor, CHCA; Tim · earlier, Fayetteville; Allen Walker, Lockland; Nick Dyer, Summit Country Day; Myron Shelley, New Miarni.

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MILWAUKEE- President Bush will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as Miller Park formally opens tonight with a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Rain is forecast for the first evening opener in the Brewers' 31-year history not that fans have to worry about the weather. The crowning feature of the nearly $400 million stadium is a distinctive, seven-paneled roof that will be closed when the doors open. The Brewers tested things with two exhibition games last week before opening the season in Los Angeles. "It was important to get home and see the yard, take the curiosity 'out of the equation, get the butterflies out of our systems," center fielder Jeffrey Hammonds said. "How is this park going to plaY.? Can we, see? Are the fans going to come out? So, we know all that now.''· The roof, which sprung leaks during a storm following the second game, was sealed and passed a test when fire hoses were blasted onto the newly finished gutters and flashing. The final signage was put in place and the dugouts and railings touched up

Williamson doesn't blame delivery By Chris Haft Th,e Cincinnati Enquirer

Scott Williamson sounded halfway between acceptance and d~nial Thursday, less than 24 hours after learning he would need season-ending surgery on a torn ligament in his right elbow. "Mentally, it's hard to believe my season's over," said 'Williamson, who was too distraught to speak to reporters Wednesday." ... I watched a lot of guys faJl around me. I never thought it was going to happen to me. Right now it's really hard to say, 'Hey,. · (I'm) out for the season.' · Especially when my arm

When: 8:05p.m. today; Sunday. Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee. Radio: WLW-AM (700). TV: None. Records: Cincinnati 2-2, second place Central Division; Milwaukee 0-3 · (entering Thursday night), sixth place Central Division. Probable starters: Friday, RHP Rob Bell (7 -8, 5.00 ERA in 2000) vs. RHP Jeff D'Amico (12-7, 2.66); Saturday, RHP Pete Harnisch (0-0, 4.50) vs. RHP Jamey Wright (0-1, 1.29); Sunday, RHP Osvaldo Fernandez (1-0, 2.84) vs. RHP Jimmy Haynes (0-1, 24.00). The bats: Richie Sexson (.306, four homers. nine RBI) and Ron Belliard (.372) were Milwaukee's top hitters

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feels fine. I thint that's the toughest thing 'is for me right now, that t could walk out there, pickup a ball and throw it." · Williamson doesn't expect to receive any 'remarkable results when he undergoes further examinations for a second opinion at the behest of his agent, Jeff Moorad. Williamson said he'll probably see doctors in California sometime next week. Noted orthopedist Dr. james Andrews, who probably will operate on Williamson, has concurred with the findings of the Reds medical staff after seeing results of his MRI examination. "Obviously, you're hoping it's a foul-up. But (Dr. Tim) Kremchek's one of the best in the nation," said William-

son, referring to the Reds' team physician. "If he says it's torn, it's probably torn.''

Williamson's feelings again brushed both extremes when he addressed Williamson his reputation as a pitcher whose maximum-effort delivery would cause arm probleqJs eventually. He was both defiant ("I think you could sit there and tell every pitcher who picks up a ball, 'That guy's going to have arm problems.' ... Eventually, something's going to happen") and humble ("I've had to prove people wrong aU my lite; Everybody

said, 'Hey, lhe's going to blowout,' and! now I have. It's ~ind of m letdown, in a way.). Though Williamson said the injury didn't occur "on one pitch or anything like that," he added that the full-count fastball he threw Tuesday night to Adrian Brown that missed badly for ball four might have been suspect. Williamson (llso refused to . attribute his injury, which is technically a torn ulnar collateral ligament, to switching between starting and relieving during his professional career. "You can't pinpoint it on anything," said Williamson, the 1999 National League Rookie of the Year· as a reliever. Thursday morning, Williamson sought comfort by

chatting with his teammates. "We're all going to stick behind him and do whatever we can do for him,'' relief ace Danny Graves said. "I think if we seem really down about it, it'll make Willie feel worse. We have to do everything we can to keep his spirits up." Significantly, Williamson sought counsel from reliever M'ark Wohlers, who underwent the same extensive "Tommy john" surgical procedure Williamson will endure. "Patience, patience, patience,'' said Wohlers, summarizing his advice to Williamson. "I told him not to worry about his career but just understand that there's a lot of work that goes into rehab. It gets old quickly."

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pressure The Cincinnati Enquirer/ERNEST CO~EMAN Barry Larkin tags out Pittsburgh's Abraham Nunez as he tries to steal second fhursday afternoon. The Reds won 4-1 in tl}e series finale with the Pirates.

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you're doing pretty well." Doubts arose mainly be"It's a team thing," Des- cause Harnisch is the only sens said through inter- Red who has spent an enpreterjoutfielder Alex tire season in a starting Ochoa. "We know we have rotation. a good bullpen, but we Injuries have prevented (starters) know we have a Osvaldo Fernandez from job to do, too." . pitching a full year since So far, Cincinnati's start- 1996. Dessens became a ers ·have posted . a 2.84 regular member of the rotaERA whtle w~lkmg1 J~St tio~ only last July. Chris three batters m 25 /a m- Re 1tsma's a roolue· Rob Bell nings. Dessens became the . had to return to T~iple-A for fourth consecutive starter a refresher course last midto work at least six innings, season. lasting a season-high seven But the Reds haven't been innings while surrendering surprised by their starters' seven hits and Pittsburgh's success, because they've lone run. seen each one pitch effec"It's a good thing," said tively for str~J~hgs. Opening Day starter Pete "Anybody with decent Harnisch. "The guys will stuff who hits .hi§ spots is grab a little more confi- going to make out. in this dence. Every little bit league. We certainly have helps. There's not a lot of the guys who can do that," pressure on the starting manager Bob Boone. pitching. They don'texpect "If you compare our us to go seven or eight starters to others around innings like on a lot of the league, on paper, there teams, because so many are other clubs that might guys in tlae bullpen can have more quality," said throw the way they do. It's Wohlers, who backed up a huge plus. If your pitch- one of the best rotations of ers are going six or seven recent times when he innings early in April, played for Atlanta. "But 1

with green paint, - Tile Brewers' relievers decid~d the visitor's bullpen was roomier, so they switched from right-center field to left-center, where they can get a good view of home runs that clear the power alley, 370 feet from home ,plate. Giant posters of Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Rollie Fint:ers and Paul Molitor were hung in the atrium of the four-tiered, 42,500-seat stadium. On Thursday, statues of Aaron and Yount were unveiled on the home plate plazil out front. ''Aaron and Yount are two names that all fans think of mos·t when you mention baseball in Wisconsin," said commis-. sioner Bud Selig,· whose family controls the team. Aaron and- Yount helped Tile Associated Press Selig lobby state lawmakers CLEVELAND - In 10 in 1995 to build the Brewyears, John Hart built the ers their new ballpark, Cleveland Indians from a which has allowed the team baseball punchline into a to increase payroll and sign power. And now that he has young sluggers Richie the club on top, Hart wants Sexson and Geoff Jenkins to to enjoy the view. long-term contracts.· Hart, who inherited a The Brewers have two team that lost 105 games in lofty goals this season: to 1991, announced Thursday attract 3 million fans and to ·he will step down as Clevefinished with a winning rela.nd's general manager conl for the first time since Nov. 1 and be replaced by 1992. his assistant, Mark Shapiro. "This stadium is gor"I wanted to make sure geous," Hammonds said. this was the right time for "It makes you excited to the organization," Hart said during an emotional news "come out here. " conference at jacobs Field. . "There are no hidden agendas here. It's just the right time." against the Reds last year. Hart, 52, can be credited Outllelders Jeromy Burnitz and Geoff Jenkins homered four times apiece against the Reds in 20QO. i:he arms: Haynes had a 7.15 ERA against Cincinnati last year but somehow won both' of his starts. Wright had a strong effort on The Associated Press Opening Day at Houston, allowing just one run and five HOUSTON - Seattle hits in seven innings. SuperSonics forward Vin The rest: Milwaukee has Baker was dismissed from stood between the Reds and practice by coach Nate Me- · success in recent seasons. Millan after Baker argued The Brewers beat Cincinnati with him over fouls called two out of three to end the during a scrimmage. regular season in 1999, Baker was unhappy Mcpreventing the Reds from Millan made calls that went winning the National League against '13aker' s team during ' wild-card spot. Last August, the Wednesday workout, the after the Reds had won five Seattle Post-Intelligencer reof six, Milwaukee posted a three-game sweep at County ported. Baker stormed off Stadium.

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THURSDAY'S GA!VIES Toronto 11, Tampa Bay 0 Minne~ota 9. Detroit 5, 10 inn. New York 1, Kansas City 0 BaltimQre 2. Boston 1 Anaheim at Texas. night. . TDDAY'S GAMF.S Tampa Bay (Rupe 0-0) at Boston (Ohl<il 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (Mays 0-0) at Kansas C'1ty (Meadows 0-0), 2:05p.m. Detroit (Miicki 0-0) at Chicago (Parque 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Toronto (Loaiza 1-0) at New York (Parl<er 0-0), 7:05p.m .. Baltimore (Mercedes 0-0) at Cleveland (Burba 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Moyer 0-0) at Texas (Helling 0·1 ), 8:05 p.m. · Anaheim (Wise·0-0) at Oakland (Mulder 0-0), 10:05 p.m. SATURDAY'S GAMES . Toronto at New York. 1·.05 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland,_1:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 2:05 p.m. Minnaoota at Kansas C1ty, 2:05 p.m. Anaheim at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Tampu Bay at Boston, 6:05 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

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for much of Cleveland's success. He is under contract to remain with the club as a special consultant through 2005. Hart said he had been thinking about moving on as far back as two years ago. He first talked to Indians owner Larry Dolan last summer about stepping down but wcmted to arrange Shapiro's succession. Hart would not rule out returning to baseball as a GM with another team. "You never say never," said Hart, who lives in Florida during the offseason. The Indians are 789-621 (.560) since Hart, one of baseball's most active executives, became GM. Despite the success, Hart was been criticized for some moves and his inability to bring Cleveland its first World Series title since 1948.

Pete's strong. Ozzie's throwing the heck out of the ball. Reitsma's probably the most impressive 23-year-ofd pitcher I've ev. er seen. If he keeps his head level, he's going to be here for quite some time and win a lot of ballgames. He's extremely impressive - not only his stuff but also his maturity on the mound and his knowledge of what to do with his pitches." That description would fit bessens, who was 10-5 after joining the rotation in last season's second half. "I left some pitches up," he said. "Luckily, the hitters aren) as sharp_as they are in the middle of the season." Dessens suffered two bruises on his right forearm upon being struck by comebackers hit by Brian Giles in the first inning and Aramis Ramirez in the second. "Not once did I think about coming out of the game,'' said Dessens, who threw 64 strikes in 98 pitches. The Reds were thankful for that.

Bowden 'shocked' Reds general manager Jim Bowden has dealt with his Cleveland counterpart, John Hart, as mucn as any GM. But Bowden had no inkling Hart was stepping down. "I'm shocked and stunned," Bowden said. "He was one of the best general managers iri baseball over the last 10 years, ancl he was · a good friend and mentor." Bowden said Hart's mark is the way he kept the Indians winn'1ng over such a long period. "He's done a great job of putting a contending team on the field year after year," Bowden said. "He was very creative in signing young players to long:term deals." -John Fa1J

"It does wear on you," Hart said. "But it's a tough business. No one is flawless. You get caught in the drive to get the last missing piece. All ·of the decisions are tough."

Dmitri leads Reds in RBI of the nervous energy and everything else that goes into your first game, to be The Reds scored in only in a new stadium and open one inning Thursday, but it it up, and they're sticking was enough as Dmitri their ace out there ... " Young's three-run double off Pirates stark~r Jimmy AnETC.: john Riedling derson capp<ld a four-run earned Thursday's save, third inning in a 4-1 victory. but that wasn't because he Young, who's batting a· ro- .has replaced Graves as the bust .412 with a team-high closer. Manager Bob Boone six RBI, said he hasn't put · explained that he wanted to extra ptessure on himself to rest Graves, who pitchedgenerate runs while Ken Tuesday and Wednesday. Griffey Jr. has. been sidelined l!!i Graves telephoned Jawith his injured left ham- son K~ndall after Wednesstring. day night's game to apolo'' That's gjze to the Pittsburgh where expericatcher for hitting him ence comes above the earflap of· his in," Young batting helmet. Kendall acsaid. "When cepted the apology, knowyou're inexpeing Graves wasn't trying to rienced, you hit him with two outs and may be a little nobody on base. In fact, said Graves, "We mostly antsy with a guy in scoring Young talked about other things." position. But having an ap> liThe R~ds played their proach and a game pfan, you first errorless game of the can see everything develop season Thursday. Fielding in front of you." misplays led to ·a pair of Of his early success, unearned runs Monday Young said: ''I'm just seeing against Atlanta and three the ball well and getting more Wednesday against good wood on it." Pittsburgh. Young was doubtlessly B more glib for ESPN. Kenny OX score Avg. Mayne, one of the cable net- :~::':l' A: ~ Bl0 BB0 SOI .154 000.100 work's reporters, was at Cin- Keooanc 4 o ergy Field to craft a fanciful ~;:~;w"" i ~ 0I 00 02 •..154143 0 0 0 .181 feature on Ymrng's bid to bat ANRamiJezJh a o .400 for the S<:;ason. ~~:g,;~ i ~ 000.333 0 0 0 .Ill 000.600 Young and leadoff batter ANunezss 3 o Barry Larkin have formed a ~:,~~"P i ~ 000.000 000.000 0 0 0 nice combina_tion. They're Totals MWi~>insp o o 31 1 1 0 3 the only Redcs to have hit CineinrmU AB H 81 BB SO A~g. safely in every game. larkin ss 0 0 2 0 .538 1 DYoung lf-lb 4 I 3 0 0 .412 GRIFFEY UPDATE: Dr. Ochoa rl-lf 4 I 0 · 0 0 .278 Tim Kremch::ok, the Reds' Casey lb 4 0 0 0 1 .188 Ried!ing p 0 0 0 0 0 team physician, said Griffey A8oone3b 3 I 0 0 0 .188 0 0 0 I .444 3 is about "five to seven RMRivemd Reese 2b 1 0 0 0 .133 3 days" away from being able larue c 3 I 1 0 2 .111 Dessens p I 0 0 1 0 .000 to return to the starting WGuerrero ph I 0 0 0 0 .000 Wohtersp lineup. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 0 "Junior has really im- Tuckerrf Totals 28 5 4 3 4 proved," Kremchek said. Pittsburgh ................................... 000 100 000-1 7 2 "Now that the hype of Clnclnr~atl .............. ~ ...,.................. 004 000 0~-4 5 0 (1). £Wilson (1). LOB-Pittsburgfl 3, CincinOpening Day is over, we're nati 3.E-KendaU 28-DYoung (1). Hll-Giles ( 1) off Dessen5. RBis-Gi!es going to make very, very (1), D'l'oung 3 (6), larue (1), SB-Reese (1), CS-fiNunez (1). EWilson, DYoung, Casey. sure he can play every day. GIDP-ASrm•;n, RunnersJe~ in scoring posi~on-Cincinnati 2. Runners moved up-O~haa. DP-Pit.sbmgh 2; crncirmati 2. But like anything with a .PHtsbiUgh hamstring, you're not realIP H I! ER BB SO NP EP.A JAnderscn ly sure." l, 0-1 7 4 4 3 4 96 5.14 I 0 0 0 0 14 0.00 THE CHRISTENING: MWIIklns Cincinnati Watching everybody else IP H II ERBB SO NP ERA pitch this week could be Dessens W, 1.0 7 7 1 I 0 1 98 1.29 worth the wait for Wohlers 1 0 0 o a 1 ·11 O.OD Rledllng right-hander Rob Bell. S, 1 1 0 0 0 0 I 12 2.25 WP-MWllklns. Umpires-Home, Drake: First, He'U be the Reds' startJoyce; Second, Craft; Third, Miller. 1-2:33. Aing .pitcher for tonight's in- 20,482 augural game at Miller they s~ored Park, the Milwaukee Brew- How Reds third: Reese singled. Reese stole secers' retractable-roofed sta- ond. LaRue singled, Reese scored. Dessens LaRue to second. Larkin walked, laRue dium. Milwaukee ace Jeff walked, to third, DesSens to second. Young doubled, la· Rue scored, Dessens scored, larkin scored D'Amico will oppose Bell. Ochoa grounded aut. Yaung to third. Case) "I'm looking forward to grounded out. Boom~ grounded aut. 4 runs, ~ hfts, 0 errors, 1 left on. Reds 4, Pirates o; it," said BeU, who was 0-1 Pirates fourth: Kendall grounded out Van der Wal struck out. Giles homered. Ramlre. in two starts. against Mil- grounded out. 1 runo1 hit. 0 errors, 0 loft on waukee last )Vear. "On top Reds 4 Pirates 1.

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Sonics forward Baker dismissed :from pra.ctice ties at McMillan, who virtually ignored Baker and concentra ted on the scrimmage. Later, Baker told The Seattle Time.s he regretted the confrontation, which he said was borne of frustration over the team's dim playoff chances entering Thursday night's game against Houston. "I \vas frustrated, and Nate was," Baker told The Times. "I think of Nate as a friend, as well as a coach. He knows my '

"I was in the wrong completely. I shouldn't have showed my emotions that way." KINGS: Sacramento activated guard-forward Nick Anderson on Thursday and placed rookie forward Art Long on the injured list. Anderson, in 'his '12th NBA season, had been sidelined since Feb. 18 with lower back spasms. He has only played in 18 games

Long, signed by the Kings to a series of short-term contracts starting Feb. 18, has appeared . in nine games. He is sidelined with patella tendinitis of the right knee. WARRANT FOR ROZlER: An arrest warrant was out Thursday for Clifford Rozier, a former NBA first-round draft pick and Louisville player, in the theft of· a deputy's car.

theft auto was issued Wednesday. According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the car was the personal vehicle of a deputy who reported it stolen Mareh 28. It was found at a gas station later that same day. Rozier was arguing with his brother. Cykabie Rozier, at the gas station, and employees there called au· thorities. By the time deputies arrived, Clifford Rozier

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The Cincinnati Reds have traded three starting pitchers since the All-Star · break. The trend suggests surplus. The truth is scarcity. ' Denny Neagle,Ron Viilone and Steve Parris were. not.really expendable. They w:ere just expensive. They l!.t~,gone because the Reds cannot afford everything tney need and prefer to . . splurge on position players and scrimp on pitching. "At our payroll level, you have to get a certain. amount of perfOl1IJ:,(lhCe for :. every dollar you ~~end;" .-__ ) said Doc Rodgers{the Rec:Js'f assistant general manage!'; J' · "If Y()t!'re goci~ · ingt6getiO• wins (from a pitcher), you try to do it with a guy making $500,000 in" Tim stead of $2.5 Sullivan million." · Twentygame winners are essentially out of reach. Mike Mussina, one of two elite starting pitchers on the free agent. . market, is reportedly close to signing a co11lfr~ct With the New YorkYankees.that -. could pay him in excess oL $15 million a year. That's more than the combined salaries of the 11 pitchers who appeared on the Reds' Opening Day roster last April.

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i'I'his was isainf6ra: not Stanford. It was November basketball, not March. Yet Xavi~r got its blue blood pumping Tuesday · night and its .young. blood saved the day. Rookies Romain Sato nnd Lionel Chat- · mers rallied the Musketeers to a 65-55 virtocy over stubborn Samfotd. Sa to was'' sublime. He scored all of 'his team-high · 17 points in the second half, · and his 16 nolbounds tied Brian Grant's single-game XU freshman record. Chalmers had 13 points and added. a team-high five assists. "They bot~ took a huge step forward i tonight," XU . · coach Skip Prosser said. While it looked mortal for 35 minutes, XU (3-0) had a stirring finish. Ten consecu, tive pgintscby Sato in a stretch rallie4 them from a 52-51 deficit t6 a 61-52 lead, and-XU helq, ~he Bulldogs to one basket iri the final 4:19. "Seventeen and 16? Man! That's a . tat line. right. :!junior Kevin ...

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(ormula for frustration As things now.stand,. .the Reds' starting rotation is Harnisch and hope... Neagle, Parris and Villone made 74 starts for the Reds last season, and their prospective replacements are either raw or rumors. Rob Bell, rushed up from Double-A last year, has more major-league starts, at age 23, than any other Reds pitcher but Harnisch • and Osvaldo Fernandez. This is a formula for frus7 tration. Though there are exceptions, inei!Jerienced · starting pitching is a good way to get beat. Neither Bell, Elmer Dessens nor . Scott Williamson has pitched as many as 150 major-league. innings in one season. The p'ayroil-driven trades· ofNeagle, Villone, Parris, Eddie Taubensee and Chris Stynes have helped to stock the Reds' farm system, but the team's pitching strength is still in numbers rather than names. · Perhaps the payroll cuts have been made to clear salary space for someone such as Millwood. If not, the Reds may have traded three arms for a future with no legs; ' ... ,_·--

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Defending state champs are usually voted No. 1 to start the following season. But that wasn't the case · this season in The Enquirer's Division I preseason boys pasketball poll 1 in which Western Hills was tabbed the team to beat.: · St. Xavier,' :the Division I defending st~te champion, finished third: behind Moeller; Withrow artd Elder rounded out thetopfive. Four teams niceived firstplace votes in the Divisions II-IV poll. McNicholas edged Division' II state runner-up Purcell Maria~ for No. 1, followed by Ma4eira, Roger Bacon and NortjfCollege HilL Coach LaniUs Timmons' Western Hills squad received 20 of 28 first-place votes based on the return of the

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entire starting lineup, which the outset as a result of the includes three major-college Rockets' ranking. signees: Danny Horace (Miami), Darryl Peterson (Akron) and Malcolm Andrews But Stricker has sufficient (Wright State). talent,Ied by veterans Paul First-year McNicholas . Sheehy, Geoff Hensley, Bricoach Pat Stricker, Jerry an Chin and Jarrod Lawhon. Doerger's onecyear replace-. ment, will feel the heat from

Prep previews Over the next three days, The Enquirer will preview the boys high school basketball season: Today: Enquirer preseason Top 10 polls · Thursday: Preseason top player and players to WiltCh Friday: Team-by-team capsules.

3. St. Xavier(3) 178 4. Withrow 165 5. Elder 129 6. Winton Woods 120 7. Colerain 55 8. Oak Hills 56 9. Hamilton 51 10. Princeton 45 Others: Woodward, Loveland 43; Anderson 30; Milford 27; La Salle 25; Lakota West 20; Middletown, Mason·, Hughes 5; Amelia 4; Harrison, Northwest, Fairfield 1. Divisions 11-111-IV 1. McNicholas (5) 110 2. Purcell Marian (4) 100 3. Madeira (2) 83 4. Roger Bacon (2) 75 5. North College Hill 51 6. Reading 41 7. CHCA35 8.CCD34 9. Wyoming 33 10. Badin 32 Others: Finneytown 21; Cf:ermont Northeastern 17; Ne.w · Richmond 15; Indian Hill 12; Hillsboro 10; Ross 7; Sum,mit Country Day,Turpin 4; Goshen, Bethel-Tate, Wilmimgton, 3; Lebanon 2; Batavii.>, Kings 1. (First-place votes in parentheses)

Ross tailback Way le~ds 'Divi&ion Ill All-State honorees _ . 17UJ OlniJinnati Enquit·m· . Ro~s tailback Mike Way,

a 6-foot, 160-pound senior who rushed for 1,822 yards and scored 194 points, was named to the Associated . Press Division III All-State football team Tuesday.

quit before,'' UC cqach Bob }Iuggins said. "Ifs, a fivepoint game with five minutes to go. I have ne-Ver had a team just lay down and say we can't win 'before; that's a first in 20 years. We just stopped playing.... We're equally inept at both ends right now. We're just not doinga whole lot right."

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__ Al-though Way was the(only Cincinnati player earn-1 ing first-team Division III, recognitiqn, four Cincinnati Division 'IV players Were named to the first team. Kellen Campbell, Finneytown's senior tailback who

rilshed -foi· 1,313 'yhrds and See'ond-team Division III stored 256 points, and Wyo- offensive honors were m.ing senior tackle Scott Gutt- awarded to Ross' Tony Buman eamed offensive honors. lach and Purcell Marian's Linebacker Isaac Barr,' a Kevin Brosch; New RichBianchester jUnior, ~d Madei· ,-mond:s Matt Godsey and ta lineman Ryan Pattison ·'Brian Morton earned defenclaimed defensive honors. sive honors.

Sam. Roberts (Blanchester), P.J. Pope (Wyoming), Ross Ballinger (Mariemont), Tom Puma (Badin) and Joe Webb (Badin) .were named Division IV second-team. II All-State rosters, 04

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For sheer, sustained ineptitude, the Bengals franchise may meet its match Sunday when the Arizona Cardinals visit. Arizona (3-9) may be the one franchise that can outstrip the Bengals (2-10) for long-term futility. The Cardinals have been at it longer, NFL:.s..,char.teL -·- , Tl1e Ben·c

in 80 years., The run by the Brown family, have none iw3? years. The Bengals do have two Super Bowl appearances (1981, '88). But since 1990, Arizona and Cincinnati are the two worst teams teams in the NFL. The Benga:ls are 54-118 (.314 winning percentage) since 1990. The Cardinals are second worst at 61-111 (.355). Consider this statement: -"Make no mistake, the malfeasance starts at the top. It truly is a mom-andpop operation, with i1o outside business interests keeping it flush as with. other league owners." · Cardinals? Or Bengals? Cardinals, in this case. T.he above passage was written recently by an Arizona Republic sports reporter. But it also could apply to the Bengals, a family-run organization that won't accept outside help and hire a football expert, such as former Steelers GM Torn Donal10e, as general manager. The Bengals, until further notice, are run by Mike Brown. There are many common threads between the teams, starting with the presidents. Bill Bidwill has moved his team twice, from Chicago to St. Louis in 1960 and then to Phoenix in 1988. Brown said he would move the Bengals unless he did not get a ·new stadium. Voters approved it. Bid will threatened· to move the Cardinals if he did not get a new stadium in Phoenix. Voters approved a new $335 million stadium earlier this month. · Both teams have re\varded their fans with poor football. · The Bengals are 1-5 in new Paul Brown Stadium this year, including a 48,28 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. See BENGALS, Page DS

NFJ:s worst records since 1990 not including expansion teams (Includes 2000 season) !.Cincinnati 54-118 {.3,1<4),i·:·'r 2.Artzona 61-111 (.355) 3. New England 71-101 (.413)


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Many coaches look at the No. 1 ranking in The Enquirer's preseason boys basketball poll as the kiss of death. Western Hills has to bear not only the local pressure but also the statewide, spot· light, having received the ·.No. 1 state ranking in sever. a! publications. Coach Lannis Timmons' · Mustangs.received 20 of the ·: : 28 first -place votes in The .: . Enquirer's Division I· polL ·: , Moeller was second, fol: lowed by defending state . champion St. Xavier. McNicholas edged .: , 1999-2000 Division II state . runnerup Purcell Marian for No. 1 in the Divisions II·IV poll, foilowed by Madeira and Roger Bacon. The top four teams all received first -place votes. Western Hills returns 11 .letter-winners, including three major-college pros:pects. Danny Horace, a 6-foot-9, · 225-pound center, has com.mitted to Miami; senior guard Darryl Peterson is headed for Akron, and point guard Malcolm Andrews. has .signed with Wright State.

Division I 1. Western Hills: In addition to the three Division I signees, Phil Smith, a 6-6 senior guard, will be watched closely by recruiters. The Mustangs' only weak~ ness last season was inconsistent outside shooting. If Peterson and Smith hit from long range, West Hi should have few problems against most local teams. 2. Moeller: The Crusaders' roster is loaded with ".: :familar names, including .some with famous ties.

Ohio State-bound Matt Sylvester, the son of former European pro basketball player Mike, heads the list, along with Tyler .Tabler, the son of former major-league basehall player Pat. Jeff Silber, a 6-6 senior who committed to UCLA for volleyball, will play basli:etball for Moeller, as will Nicholas Monserez, the brother of Butler point guard Mike. The Crusaders should win the Greater Catholic" League . South title. 3 .. St. Xavier: Although . coach Scott Martin's team ~S:2:.2ii:.ii:225:2¢.~'-"-"'--'-'--'---'-'-'-~__::;z:::~~~ was !llt · hard by graduation, . The Cincinnati Enquirer/CRAIG RUTILE the Bombers will be competitive, Jed by Jordan Cornette Malcolm Andrews, Western Hills' 5-foot-11 point guard, has committed to play in (Not~e Dame) and Steve Calc college at Wright State. West Hi already has three major-college signees. !aha~ (Dartmouth). Riley, who averaged 22 10. Princeton: .Coach for a Spartans team that also 4.' Withrow: A 15-.7 re· and 10 assists, will Paul Andrews disagress with returns Dan Huerkamp, points cord last season wasn't good enough for coach George join highly touted junior Rob- the ranking, saying the Vi- Mike Meridy, Casey Land Jad<son, and improvement is ert Hite (15.9 points), P.J. kings "lack height and depth and Andy Holt. Mills (15 points, 7 rebounds) and have very few experi5. North College Hill: on the way. enced players." Rebouding from a 6-15 sea. Blessed with a veteran and Byron Fields. If Riley plays up to expec- Divisions: .II•IV son will be easy for a Trojans team, Jackson will build team that returns Duron around inside players Pierre tations, look for Winton Woods to make ·a run at 1. McNicholas: The Moore (10 points), Jermel Darden (6-9) and Raymond pressure that goes with the Turnage (7 rebounds) and Garth (6-6) and outside No. 1. 7. Colerain: The Cardinals No.1 ranking is hard on a Alex Kemphaus (3 assists). shoo~ers Chris Washington will challenge for the Greater first-year coach, and that's 6. Reading: The addition and Will Jeffries. Miami Conference titleJ what Pat Stricker faces. of transfers DeShawn Wynn 0~ paper, the Tigers appear Coach Jim Walther will . It appea rs the Rockets and Derrick Aden adds to have enough talent.to climb field an experienced tearn have the ta1ent to-Jive'·up tO ·strength and depth tO the to the top of the polls. that· includes Mike Ferris (18 their ranking with Paul SheeBlue Devils. 5.1 Elder: The Panthers pomts, 7 re bounds) and hy (12 points), Geoff Hensley 7. CHCA: Sophomore couldcontend-for the No..l Doug Monaghan--(H-points;-"(5 7 poiritsJ;--Briart Cliin (8 center Luke Trehz holds the ranking, or' quickly could 6 rebounds). . points) and Jarrod Lawhon key for CHCA which returns · · ) · ; drop 1out of the running. . If· t he supportmg cast Of (5.5 pomts the top plners. Jay Morelock_ (12 points, 3 Coach Joe Schoenfeld will David Finney, MiChael Da· 2. Ptj.rcell· M~ -ian: assists), Jason Hunter and field· an experienced team, in- vis, Jon Daft, Joe Bertram, Keith Jackson, a 6-5 ~~nior Sam Shaw. . Sk 1 d D 'd L' f d/ ' h ' . 8 c· . . c' cluding Scott Benken, Mike Bnan e .an avt 1es orwar center w o comm1t• mcmnatt · ountry • t ed, t ed t o-Xavier, · mus t shoulder Day: The Ind'Jans ' st reng th Mahon, Jake Baseley, Tim comes th _ rough as expec the Cardinals will flourish. the scoring burden for a Cav- will be at guard, with seniors Schenke and Phil Bengel. "The team must not rely 8. Oak Hills: Although aliers team that lost four Noah Allen (19 points) and Ma·tt Cohen (10 poi'nts). on one or two guys to Tim Oliverio and Mike Lee starters to graduation. 3. Madeira: Coach Jim 9. Wyoming: Jeff Davis score," Schoenfeld said. "We are the only returning start·· have a lot of returning play- ers, coach Mike Price's team Reynolds·..is two victories and Geoff Tollett are the only returning players from a ers who gained valuable ex- should challenge Colerain in away from 200. Bret Underwood (14.6 Cowboys team that was 16-8 perience and had productive the GMC. Look for part-time start- points, 6:8 rebounds) ahd last season. suntmers. We have no major ers Ross Wiant, Tom Price Robb Hern (13.8 points, 7.4 10. Badin: Coming off a weal\nesses." 6, Winton Woods: Most and Chris Lipps to step up. rebounds) are Madeira's 3-18 season, second-year 9. Hamilton: The Big mainstays. coach Fred Hesse predicts coar::hes weren't aware when 4. Roger Bacon: Josh improvement although the voting that DeForrest Riley, Blue have returning letter a 6,5, 190-pound guard from winners Josh Andrews, Rob- Hausfeld, a 6-3 senior for- Rams return only Bret Louisiana, had transfered to hie Ballinger, Nate Busbosin . ward who averaged 19 Noonan and Bret Fiehrer and Jon Smith. points, willbe the foundation and are Without seniors. Winton .

·•Rosselot ·twins carry Fayetteville to· win 7, Doll 3 7 13, Poynter 2 3 8, Smith 3 3 9, HI'!JS - p.att'I Wh't I e SCOred Rapklng 52 12, Joyce! 13. Totals. 17 19 55. 17 points for the Cavaliers. Ross ................:............. 6 .12 14 10·42 Identical twins Holly and PURCELL MARIAN (44) • Hale 2 3 7, Taylor ........................... 10 19 11 15-55 3~polnters: A-Bowman 2. T-Neldhard, Heather Rosselot combined Finne\! 2 0 4, P. White 7 3 17, Reese 4 0 8, A. White 3 0 6, Qualters 1 0 2. Totals: 19 6 44. Poynter. Records: T 1~0, R·o-J-. for 33 points, seven steals SEVEN HILLS (241 • Hoffhelmer 1 o 2, · .1111 Hamilton 53, Winton J ·o 2, Robertson 1.0 2, Flore 0 1 1, W d H and five assists, as Fayette- Burton Hanlon 102. Millwrallh 5 111. Mlrkopulos 10 00 S 46, ·at. amilton ville downed Clermont 4 ~~~:.~~f;.~1;/:.:.~~:~:.:.:~o ~~- 17 4_44 The Warriors sank n of 12 Northeastern 62-38 Tuesday seven Hills .....:............... 1 4 2 12·24 free throws in the fourth 3-polnters• None. Records. s 0-2, P2-a. ql,larter. at CNE. The victory was coach lilt Turpin 7 4, BethelWINTON wooos (461 - Reicher 4 o s, Tate 42, at Bethel-Tate - Johnson 52 12. Bot 12 5, Burton3 0 6, Tinsley 3 Tobby Sheets 200th. 4-7 second-quarter run 1 7, Jackson 3 o6, Davis 1o2. Totals: 20 546. Fayetteville (62) - Holly Rosselot 10 5 A 2 HAMILTON (53j' ~Delong 3 7 13. Brose1 25, R. White 6 3 15, Stockman 1 1 3, Crous·e 2 triggered by Jennifer Heno 2 2, Marshall a 521. Booker 124, Fox 1o2; 0 4, B. White 1 1 3, Heather Rosselot 3.2 8, Call Brown 2 3 7, Vance 1-2 4. Totals: 16 21 53. 022, Hufford 102. Totals: 24 13 62.' 13 pointS Sparked the WlntonWoods ............... 16 11 9 8-46 Clermont Northeastern (38).- Roy 9 5 SJey\ Spar to :ns. Hamilton ....................... 4 15 15 18-53

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Totals: 13 11 38.

. Fayetteville .................. 19 14 12 17-62 Clermont NE .................. 13 11 ~ 5-38 3-polnters: C-Roy. Records: F 1·0, C 0·1.

TURHN (74)- Ameu 6117 Cummings 3 17, Pau" 10 44, Biser 20 4, Hensley 4313, Fox40B.Andersoni13.Maue5212,Page2 0 4, Olots~h 1 0 2. Totals: 28 12 74. BETHEL-TATE (42)- Barker 4o8, Burton ~~,:- ;·~'~. 35~~~5ec~li~s i. 3s~~d~/~~noo t Totals. 14 13 32. 2 ~~T~:,::r;i~·:::::::::::::::::::. ~ ~ ~~ ~~=~~

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Ill! Seton 77, Walnut , Hills 32, at Seton - The . Saints took a 20-5 -lead and :.never looked back, with Ju3-polnters: T-Arnett 4, Hensley 2. B-Can· M!::RCY (50}- Mullen 1 0 3, Obert 2 0 4, lie Robbins scoring a game- ter. Rccvrds: T 1-0, B 0·2. Zerllla ~ 4 14, Dehne 2 0 4, ·Heintz 2 0 4, M. ;high 17 points. 1111 Oak Hills. 3 8, Clavler7 317,J.Catvler204. TotaiS•21750. ' WALNUT HILLS (32)- Anile 102, Burlew P . 3 ·0 k H'll · SYCAMORE (48)- Frank 306, Goure 10 nnceton 5 , at a I S 2, Schwerdtmann 3 0 6, Kimmey 10 a 26, ' ·52 12, Greene 2 0 4, H-eisey 0 2 2. Marsh 2 0 4, Turner 2 o 6, Wilson 1 o 2. Totals: 14 4 32. - Danielle Dietrich sank'two Totals: Bogenschutz 102. 16 2148.02, Evil! 24,. Pennington · SETON (77) - Day 2 6 10, Hyde 1 0 2. Kelsey 4 1 9, Kenney 3 2 9, leonard 2 1 5, A. free throws with three sec- Mercy ....................... 9 6· i4 12 9-so Meyer 1 2 4, D. Meyer 1 0 2, Robbins 8 1 17, ............... 10 10 13 ,8 7-48 Onds remaining tO Jift the Sycamore Schiller 6 2 14, Thayer 0 1 1, Welch 2 0 5. 3-polnters: M:-Mullen. S-tl.lmmey 6. ReTotals• 30 16 77. Highlanders. cord" s 0-1, M1-0. Walnut Hills ................... 5 14 5 B-32 During the final two min1111 Midd. Madison 49, Seton ............................ 20 12 17 28-77 3-polnters: 5-_Welsh. W- Turner 2. Records: utes of the game, Oak Hills National Trail 42, at Na5,1.·0, Ill Hillsboro 60, Wash- sank: five of six free throws, tiona! Trail - Lindsey Delington Court House 43, inclu.ding two by Michelle scamp scored six points during the final 90 seconds to at WCH - Tara Walker Holmes.. (35)- Bradshaw 339, Duncan lift the Mohawks. scored 11 points in the 3 0 6,Pll!lNCETON Jromes 2 0 4, Davis 3 1 B, McNamara 11 3, MIDD. MADISON (49) - Nance 1 2 4, fourth quarter and con- Whltfle!P.Ilt 3, Simons 1 0 2. Totals: 14 6 35. Short 1 o 2, Norvell 3 o 6, Delscamp 4 1 10, E. o,M HILLS (38)- Cornelius I 24, Laug 2 Kroger I 0 2, H. Kroger 4 10 18, Young 0 I t, trolled the boards with 13 3 7, Grmss 1 0 2, Dietrich 3 5 11, Sauers 1 2 4, Snowden 2 0 a. Totals: ·16 14 49. NATIONAL TRAIL (42)- Unger 52 112, rebounds, rallyirig the Indi- Holme5:3 4 10. Totals' 1116 38. Prlnceto• ...................... 7 lO 8 l0-35 Morgan 2 0 4.Fox 1 02, Crull! 0 2, Trautwine 5 . ·ans past the Blue Lions. Oak Hills ........................ 1 9 8 14--38 f 11. Miller 102, Jennings 2 15, Wise 114. a~polnters: P-DalJls. Records: 0 1-0, 1-0 Totals: 16 5·42. ': -HILLSBORO (60) - Bayless 125, Hess 7 GMC: P0·1, 0-1 GMC. Mldd. Madison .............. 13 U 10 15·49 ·.:2 17, Butler 2 1 5, Marsh 0 1 l, Wright 1 4 6, , Blair 3 0 6, Cannon 1 2 4, Wa!k:er 6 4 16. Totals: 1111 Taylor 55, Ross 42, NatlonaiTrall ................ u 2 16 13·42 .21166a. Christy Doll Wlse 3.fe~~r~::·MMI:g~'~'g~p, Snowden 2· N'" WASHINGTON CH (43) · Stewart4 Ill, at Taylor ,Nance 3 0-7, Bart 3 0 6, Metals 3 4 10, Oesterle came off the bench and 1111 Fairfield 56, Tala· ·1 ·0 3. Totals: 16 7 43. "Hillsboro ............... :....... 16 9 10 25·60 scored 13 points, and fresh- wanda 31, at Talawanda· Washington CH ............ 10 17 4 12·43 3-polnters: H-Bayless, Hess. W-Stewart 2, man Kate Rapking added 12 Ashley Davenport scored 12 ~.:~ance, Osterle. Records: H 1~1, W 0-1. for Taylor. points for the Indians.

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FAIRFIELD (56)- Buczek 2 1 5, Hanck 2 2 6, SwinK 1 0 2, Stubbs 2 0 4, _Adkins 2 0 4, Smith 3 3 9, Davenport 4 3 12, ~eller 2 1 5, I 2

Carty 24. Hanuck 15. Total" 21 13 56.

·TALAWAND:A·{31)- Miller 1 0 2, Bulach 1 • t · t ] d- SCPA 24, Keehjner I 68, Paternlte 102, Jacquemln pOlO S 0 ea . 317, Reimer 10 2, Bo,:er 12 4, Stevens I 02. SCPA (52) - Spickard 9 524, Brunls 3 3 Totals. 10 II 3L 9, Hill! 02, Hoemschemeyer 0J I, Mlntamakt3 Fairfield ........................ 11 15 12 18·56 19, John o 22, WIHiams 0 11, Gordon 12 4.

Talawanda .................... 4 15 4 s ..u 3-polnters: F-:-Davenpart. Records: F 1~0, T

Totals: 17 15 52. AIKEN (36) - A. SaHerwhlte 0 1 1, T. 4 ~~d 3 1

Satterwhite 21a, Hodge 4210, Walker 204, Ill! McNicholas 62, St. 6 316:. Dickerson 1o2, Gerber o2. Totals. Ursula 4 7 - Senior for- scPA .............................. 15 5 18 13-sz ............................... 9 6 8 13·36 Ward Ashley Clark Scored Aiken3-polnters: S-M!ntanlakl 2, Spickard._ Re-26 points: and pulled dOWn cords. 5 1·0, A 0-1. 16 rebounds to lead the 1!11 Western Hills 46, Rockets. i Norwood 26 - Shaney TolMcNiCholas outscored liver and Damise Edwards the Bulldpgs 20-9 in the · each hit a 3-pointer to spark second quarter to take con- an 11-0 first-quarter run for trol. ' West Hi. ST. URSULA (47)- Beck 022, Schroeder 2 WESTERN HILLS (46)- S. ToiUver 4 010, 0 4, Naltner 72 16. Grogan 3 0 7, Ueb~ o 2 2. R. Tolliver 50 12, Banks 204, Goodrich 306, Mahon 4ota; Connaughton 22 6. Totals: 18 s 47. Edwards 3 3 11, Burnan 0 I I, Funk '1 o 2. McNICK (62)- Rammer 1 0.2, B. Clark 4 0 Totals: 18 4 46. 10, A. Clark 12 22~ J. Brevlng 306, Oberschmldt NORWOOD (26)- Evans 3413, Elilott I 0 4 1 9, It Breving 4 1 9. Totals: 28 4 62. 2, Kassem 1 0 2, CoiUns 1 0 2, McCaUa 3 1 7. St. Ursula ....................... 23 9 B 7·47 Tota~' 9526. McNicholas ................... 11 20 10 15·62 Western Hills ................ U 9 12 14•46 1-l.

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Ill Goshen 50, New lllll Mariemont 51, FelicRichmond 25 - The War- ity 38 _Liz Kauffman scored riors forced 10 first-quarter 18 points and Liridsey Rogers turnovers to take a 17~3 added 16 for Mariemont. The lead. warriors opened a 25-15·h(\1£Amanda Bitzer led' Gotime lead and were never challenged in the second half. shen with 20 points. ' NEW RICHMOND (25) Coslet 0 2 2, Loving 328, Curtiss 11 3;01geromlno I 02, Hom 022, FELICITY (38)- Belli 02, Wehrum I 02,

Blair 3 o 6, Boys 1 o2. Totals: 9 7 25.

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GOSHEN (50)·· Marsh t 0 2, Jay 102, Can. Hall 0 22. Totals. 14 8 38. Polly 135, Phillips 259, Scott 6012. Bitzer 7 . MARIEMONT (51) - Kauffman 7 3 18, R. 420. Totals: 18 12 50. Potts 2 1 5, Whlttelsey 1 0 2, Perry 2 o 4, L Ne:w Richmond,.,;.,,.......... 3 9 7 6-25 :a~~- \2t~S:B~~wr; 1 01.2 •• Hook 1 0 2, Rogers 5 05 Goshen .....~ ..................... 17 7 10 16-50 3-pointers' G-llit7er 2. Records. NR 1-1, G1-o. Felicity .......................... 5 10 12 U-38 . ., Ursu.II'ne- 54 , Glen Mariemont .................... n 14 n 15-51 m 3-polnters: F-Easter, Keller. M-Kauffmann. Este 39 -Sophomore Jack~ Records. Fo-1, M1-o. ie Obert scored 11 of her 18 Iiiii CHCA 53, Milford points in the second half to 40- CHCA opened a 34-20 help Ursuline. halftime lead en route to the URSULINE.(54)- Obert 1318, Klein 3o victory. Jill Trenz led CHCA 9, Blackburn 1o 2. Burke 2o4, Davren 2 a 4, with 14 points, followed 'by Polimeni 2 0 4, Walker 4 1 9, Shives 1 2 4. Totals: 22 654. 12 from Robyn Shipley. GLEN EST£ (39)- Kools 011, Dorsch 30 CHCA (53) -Shipley 50 12, Snyder 204,

7, Pennington 0 1 1, Riley 7 3 18, Appleton 1 0 2, Gee 2 0 6, Nlckllm 0_·4 4. Totals: 13 9.39. Ursuline .......................... 2C: 9 ·14 "11-54 Glen Es1e ......................... 11 8 11

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that's giving me confidence," he said. Said Prosser: "It's not pretty, and we talk about tweaking (the stroke) a little By Neil Schmidt · bit.. But thafs pretty mpch The Cincinnati Enquir~Fr Alvin Brown shoots from the way it's been." PRICE RETURNS: Ju· the hip but not from the lip. His free-wheeling on-court nior forward Lloyd Pri'ce style is balanced· by locker made his first appearance room diplomacy. of ·the season Tuesday, Xavier's fourth-year junior playing eight minutes and guard has made the most of totaling two points and two his reserve role. Though rebounds. He missed the passed over for a starting first two games after spot in favor of younger players, Brown hasn't pouted or spraining an ankle Nov. 16. "I still have pain, but it's pressed for a promotion. "I'm just trying to come a level I've got to get used into the games and do as to," Price said. "When much as I possibly can,". he you've got.the love (forthe said. "Whether I'm starting game), you've got to play or coming in off the bench, it through it. It's more painful doesn't make any difference not to be able to play tlian as long as I get on the floor to play and be hurting.",..; and contribute." Price said he isn't certain Brown has totaled 19 if he'll be able to increase points in 32 minutes, making seven of 10 shots. His scar- his· playing time soon. ing average is 6 _3 ppg, com- Samford m!g at I) at r a I to tp pared to 6.5 last year, but Slayers ...... 36 7 14 1 2 4. 3 5 2'17 ......... 38 9 15 0 0 8 5 3 4 25 _he's making- do with fewer Jones Sachse ...... 19 1 4 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 Weaver ..:... 40 1 8 0 2 7 3 2 0 3 minutes: 10.7, compared Felton ........ 34 1 5 0 2 2 3 1 3 2 _with 17.8 last year. Harper ....... 24 I 1 1 2 2 2 3 I 4 Gardner ....... 1 0 0 0 0 0- 0 0 a 0 He is perfecting the spark- . Skypal0 ....... a I 3 0 0 2 0 4 2 2 plug role he hac) last season, when he .scored. in double ~~!~"Ji~'b~~~.f.~ 5f.: 2 8 2 ~ 19 2013 55 figures nine times. Xavier m !g at It at r a 1 to tp "I've been pleased," coach sato Frey ...........34 33 45 109 42 s2 166 31 24 oo nto w..,-:::::::::32 3 6 4 6 1 1 2 6 to Skip Prosser_ said. "He's Chalmers ...39 s to 2 2 1 s 1 4 13 done a good J-ob for us A big McAtee ......30 2 s 2 4 3 2 3 ·2 6 . voung ......... .4 o 1 1 3 1 o o o 1 plus for him is his ability to Brown ........ 13 2 3 2 2 t o 1 ·1 6 d"ff - Price ............a 1 2 o o 2 o 1 o 2 1 1 fi~~s.~evera 1 erent post- sutler .........: o 2 ~ ~ : ~ : ·~ ~ Totals ....zoo 22 4817.24 381215 13 es Brown's unorthodox shot, Team Rebounds- 2. .. whl"ch he releases ·from his 27 55 """"""'"'""""'""''""'" 28 . , , . I-I h Samford xavlor ......................................... 28.37-- 65 watst, IS tmprovmg. e s ot Attendance-ta,250. 3-polnt gonls-samford 48 tWO yearS a d 399 11-33 {Salyers 2~4, Jones 7·13, Weaver 1-6, ·3 go an · Felton a-3, Harper 1·1, Skypapa o-2); xavier last"Th year.f 4-14 (Frey o-2, sato 3-6, Chalmers 1·3, McAfee ·' 0·2, Young 0-l). Technical fouls-none. Officialse act Its falling now, BuddyMayborg,EricAndersan,JohnlaRocca.

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UC: Ijogan hopes to snap slump From Page D1 UC has lost back to back . only once in the past fiveplus seasons; that was a three-game slide in February 1999. Logan is hardly the· only cause of conce.m. UC is being ·outrebounded and is shooting only .176 from 3point range (.176). The Bearcats have more turnovers (38) than assists (35). Among the five starters, , Logan is the only one averaging in single digits (8.0 ppg). He averaged- 8. 9 points as a· freshman and 9.8 last season. "I just think with Steve it's mental, because his preparation. before the game has been excellent," LeGree said. Logan has come early to practice and stayed late. He has watched video with assistant coach Dan Peters and talked at length with the coaches. He admittedly has beer. moody. '~f everybody in the stands sees that I'm not shooting the ball good, you think I don't know Tm not shooting the ball good?" Logan said. "I'm my biggest · critic. I'm so hard on myself it's unbelievable. That's probably why I'lm not knocking down shots;; I've got to learn how to re~lax. "I know I'm in a slump, but I can't p;ut my head down. That hampens. All I'm going to do is work my way out of it. My game is going to come back. I'm not giving up. I've come too far to give up;" His body language tells a lot. Courtside observers can see Logan's head shake or his face contort in anguish with each missed shot during games. He feels like he's

No. 22 UC at No. 24 Dayton. · When: 7:30p.m. today Where: UD Arena (13,455), Dayton 1111 Records: Dayton (2-1 ), uc (2-1) 1111 TV: Channel 19 1111 Radio: WLW-AM (700) 1111 Tickets: Sold out 1111 1111

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against Dayton. 1!1121-4: UC's series lead-~; since 1974-75. lllll 9-6: UC's series lead at · UD Arena. letting down the team. "You see him shoot the ball so well in practice:," backcourt mate Kenny Satterfield said. "Any game now, he'll probably explode for a lot of points." Said LeGree: "You've g9t · to fight through it. It's going to take some time. Yml!-ve got to figure it out yourself. There's nothing a coach can tell you when you're a good shooter and you're not making shots. He ·just has to believe in himself."

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Bethel-Tate breaking school pitching records By Shannon Russell Cincinnati Enquirer

Statistics: 13.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.4 apg.

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Bethel-Tate coach Dottie Kirker can't believe her eyes when .she glances at the crowded stands .between liullngs. . The Tigers haven't ~d a winning season in :five years, nor have they won a Southem Buckeye Conference title under Kirker. Yet ·the bleachers are jammed with everyone from diligent parents to gawking middle schoolers fresh from their own practices. The spectators - Kirker included - just haven't watched a player quite like sophomore pitcher Ta[yn Beck. ' "I've never seen a pitcher so aggressive and fast that's so young, and we've never had anything like that here. We're in dreamland," Kirker said. As a freshman, Beck drew attention as the city leader in strikeouts with 227. She pitched · 126 innings in 18 games and walked only 26 batters. ' This year she has contin, ued the trend, striking out 46 batters in Bethel's ·first three wins. She already owns every school.pitching record, most recently improving on most strikeouts in a game (18, in a :3-0 win over · Clermont Northeastern) .. · "I think I've grown a little bit as a pitcher since last year, especially because now I know what to exp~ct (on varsity)," Beck said .

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West-Chris Mays, Dale Smiley, Brian Este-Mike Clust. Ty Blair; LaChappelle, Dan Aiken-Durrell Jackson, DeGrace; La Salle -John Hamilton-Jon Smith, Justin Phoenix; AmeliaThe teams are based on Thinnes, Justin Orr, Mike Joe. Smith, Matt Firestone; Josh Couch, Nick Schachleiter; Lebanon-Ty selecbons by the Enquirers Stevenson, Bryant . Anderson-Marcus Merchant, Tyler Pritchard, Tom Groeschen and consulThompson, Ryan Patzwald; Jackson, E.J. Underwood; tations with local coaches. Tommie Ault, Jordan · Harrison-Paul Volkerding, Colerain-David Lies, Michael Ruther; Hughes- Langston; LovelandAdam Walther; ElderBrandon Williams; Kings- James Cripe, Eric Andy Wellendorf, Rick . Chris Hill; MiddletownVanBuskirk, Stan McCoy, Drew Lauderback, John Wiehe, Mike Kroeger, Darrell Hunter, Chris Nick Kowatsch: Walters, Taylor Garvin; Stephen Miller, David Lakota East-Dustin Hill, Mason-Kyle Peters, Sean Rooinson; Milford-Justin Turner; Fairfield-Jeremy Comos, Jordan Faulkner, Bradley; Mueller-Josh Willis, KG. Frederick; Glen Scott Wyckoff; Lakota

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· Honorable mention Badln...;David Shull, Kevin Brown, Bret Fiehrer; Batavia-Jo.n Bailey; Bethel-Tate-Justin Gill; Blanchester-Ben Prewitt; CHCA...., :· Ty Morelock, Jeff Hager; CaliisleMatt Salyer; Cincinnati ChristianRavone Uttlejohn; Cin. Country Day-Brian Carraway, Sam Bortz; Clark Montessori-Sam Georerhane, Odell Johnson; Clennont Northeastern-Adam Nash; Clinton-Massle-Jimmy

Brady, fiyanWilkinson; Courts of Prnise--,Q'Bryan Moon; Cozaddale Baptisleo<Jeremy Dick; Deer ParkGory Blllile, Dustin Schaffer; Eastenl Brown-Warrick Chambers, Anthony Johns, Josh Carlisle, Adam Bolender; East Clinton-Eric Parlier, Schuyler Streber; Edgewood-Alan · Weber, Scott Shepherd; Fayettevi~le-Jason lies; FelicityJimmy ~rkins; Fenwick-Mike Kleingers: Finneytown-Mark Hawkins, Eugene Partridge, BJ. Lambert; .Franklin-lach Dezarn, Andrew Noble, Luke Wolfinbarger;

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Goshen-Nathan Blevins, Chris Manchester~Grant Palmer, Justin Rigdon; Mariemont-Phil Landes, Helton; Georgetown-Ryan Seesholtz; Greenfield McClain-Bill Eric Clemons, Robby Brown; McNicholas.,.-Dan Burridge, Geoff · Cullom; Harmony-Robert Downs, Hensley, Rob Stamper; Middletown Virgus Trapp; Hillsboro-Derrick Christian-lay Cochran; Haithcock, Anthony Beverly; Indian MiddletoWil Madisan-Shane . Hill-Joe Haarman, Sean Slattery, Richardson, Zach Lawson; MonroeOllie Kendall, Mike Sweeney; Jacobs-Kyenes Mincy, Don Pringle; Sean McMonigle, Roland Hamilton; Landmark Christian-Mick New Miami-Myron Shelley, Josh Shannon, zach Ellis; llitle Miami- Moore; New Richmond-Justin John Oakley, Kevin Albertson; Fender, Brian Erdman; North l.oCkland-Donte Farley; Lynchburg- Adams-Brock Pistole; Alan Toile; Clay-Matt Allen; Madeira-Steve North College Hiii-D'Andre Tudor, luke Trenz, Dan Luther;. Fitzhugh, Patrick Victorian,, Branden

Duncan, Roo Christie, Jim Walnut ,Hills-George Wood; Mount HealthyHailstock, Zach West; B.J. Walker, Rico Lofton, Western Hills-Steve B.J. Flowers, Robert Banks, Stevie Horton, Perkins; Northwest-Ryan Andrew Mathls, Leonard Kelly; Oak Hills-Ryan Taylor; Wilmington-Chris Bookwalter, Justin Ray; Thirey; Winton WoodsPrinceton.-Derrick Jones, Byron Fields, Kenny Jarrell Williams; St. Smith; Withro;w-Drew Xavier-Mike Heekin, Mike Crawford, Percy Hurt; Hurley; Sycamore-Steve Woodward..;.Raymond Kennedy, Evan Pierson; Edwards, Shenazar Willis, Talawanda-Bobby Alex Armstrong, Mike Winkler, Travis Pierce; Bess.

Jackson, Alex Derksen, Duron Moore; Norwood-Dustin Cash, Jon Prues, Matt Marksbury; Peebles. Adam Carroll, Michael Cheesbro, Lear McCoy; Pun:ell Marian-Tony Fulks, Billy Finnell; Reading-Derek Aden, Keith Hershberger, Pat McGinnis, Jamie Schwertman; Roger Bacon-Monty St Clair, David Johnson; Ripley-Justin Fulton; Ross-Kevin McBreen; St. Bemard...,.Anthony Rose; SCPAMaverick Powell; Seven Hills-Alex Derkson, AJ. Burke; Shroder. Tanyen Pearson, Rashon Cheatham;

Springboro-Ryan Te-;1ts, Brian Alge, Jason Francis; Summlt Couliby Day-Nick Dyer,Jack Deardorff, Alex lieman, John Falconi:Tim O'Brien; Taft-Mike Price, Marrez Famble; Taylor-Patrick Montague, Ryan Hoffman; Turpin-Chuck Storck; Waynesville-Kellen Shank, Matt Letts; Western Brown-Rusty Midlam; West Union-Sean Inman; Whiteoak-DougHaul\e, Josh Stacy, Jeremy Stacy, :.-\lien Crabtree; Williamsburg-John Richardson; Wyomirtg-Kevin Weybright, Chris Huening.

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Coach's' son out to prove h 's worthy hard on harder than anyone "Cutting kids is something MADEIRA: Mustangs first else to throve myself." I never like, and when your. basemanKyle Fields is one of when Dad insisted the son is involved, you want the the hottest hitters in town, assistant coaches make final decision made by somebody less than six months ·since cuts, lh¢ wanted no special else," Phil said. "I talked to being injured in a highly pubtreatment for Casey. my assistants about Casey, licized traffic accident. Cas:ey never missed a and I said, 'Don't just keep Fields, a senior, is batting By Tom Groeschen weighlilUfting session during him because of me.'" .652 (15-for-23) with . two The Cincinnati Enquirer the off-o~ason, but that dedicaAnd now, Casey is a factor homers and 16 RBI entering Wednesday. Casey Reichle is the lion wunted only so much. · for the Lancers. coach's son. The La Salle "Wl\l4n the coaches all did ''You always like left-handOn Nov. 18, Fields suffered pitcher knows he must earn their final raangs, my dad had ed pitchers, and lie keeps the a badly broken leg in a vehihis keep, just to avoid the razz- me the lowest of any of them," ball down," Phil said. 'The big de crash before a Bengals ing. · Casey said. "But that's OK It . thing is location, and he tries game at Paul Brown Stadium. was about baseball, and I to do that." A paraplegic driving a car 'He has. Reichle, a junior left-han- understand. I had to earn it." Come on, Dad. You are unequipped for his disability der, is the son of Lancers head There was some precedent proud, right? sped through a red light, "I just remember 10 years killing a 15-year-old Mason coach Phil Reichle. Casey here, too. In 1991, Casey's Reichle earned the victory brother Robb Reichle was cut ago when Robb made the boy and injuring five pedestriwhen La Salle beat Cleveland from the La Salle team team," Reichle said. "He got ans including Fields. Villa Angela-St. Joseph 11-1 despite his dad's presence as to play some, and one day Fields, a Division IV allduringthe season's first week, an assistant coach. Robb there was a picture in the state second-team choice as a · in Casey's varsity debut. Reichle returned as a junior paper of him sliding· into football defensive end, had "It's hard, because a lot of in 1992 and made the team. third base. I still have that surgery for his leg injury. He Phil Reichle remains an picture hanging above my still has a 15-inch rod in his kids think I made it just because I'm the coach's son," objective fatl1er, as much. as desk. And now Casey has right leg. ~---Cas_e_y,_cs_ai_d_._"I_h_a_v_e_to_w_or_k_a_s_·_p,_o_s_sible. earned his j_o_b_."---"-~~~-'-'H_e_'s_d_o~n_e_an __in_c_r_ed_ible

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job rehabbing and recovering from his accident," Madeira athletic director Jim Reynolds said. "I think the doctors thought he-wouldn't be able to play baseball this year.· It's a great story." SHOWCASE: The annual Coaches Showcase tournament returns next weekend (April 20-21) with a new format, featuring 38 area teams at multiple sites. · "I think this is the largest Showcase we've had," said Milford coach Tom Kilgore. "We sometimes run into rain, but hopefully with everything on the same weekend we can get it all done." · There will be five brackets, witfi Division I schools mostly grouped together and Divisions II-IV playing each other for the most part. McNicholas artd Wyoming will; "play up" into the

Division I bracket. . The tournament is sponsored by the Southwest Ohio Baseball Coaches Association <and . has changed forma1ts through the years. It was once known as the 'Pournament of Champions, femturing the city's various lea1gue champions from the. previous season. · This year's finals will be at Roselawn Park on Sunday, with five bracket champions to be crowned at noon (two games), 2:30p.m. (two games) · and 5 p.m. (one game). . The Enquirer will publish the tournament schedule later this. week.

Tom Groeschen compiles weeldy baseball notes for the Enquirer. E-mail tgroeschen@enquireJ:Com. ·

in a way it's kind of odd to hear. It's just me outthere.:' . Beck has .five pitches in · her repertoire but thinks her curveball is most dangerous. She isn't sure whether her technique. ot' speed stumps batters, or both. Her pitches have been clocked at 61 mph.: Keeping Beck healthy is Kirker's top priority. As Bethel's only pitcher, Beck . ·is slated to pitch every inning for the rest of the season, and an injurywould.be devastating to the program. 'We're dead meat without Taryn," Kirker said. !'In the past, we. more or less did without pitching and relied on our defense to ;be competitive." Beck has seen the growing crowds and has heard about her pitching reputation but would rather foquson a team-oriented winning effort. She doesn't ev:en know her ERA (2.14 entering Wednesday). COO KIN' . UP WINS: little Miami pitcher Lauren Cook hasn't stopped groy.ring, literally or figuratively. Coach Mike Frith wouldn't be surprised if the 5-foot;11 junior tacked on a few m~hes and became a more do;minating defensive force. · "In the offseason, she started a strength and coordination program that helped her out With speed and velocity," Frith said. "She's still getting stronger." In the Panthers' first five games, Cook had 74 strikeouts in 33 innings. She pitched three consecutive no-hitters. Despite a 6-0 lbss to Ross, Cook posted an i.mpressi.ve ().55 ERA.

STATE Of MIND: State runner-up and preseason Division I favorite Hamilton defeated Greater Miami Conference foe Fairfield 5-4 in 10 innings the third game of the year. Hamilton; last ousted the Indians in the regional semifinals. Coach Steve Heckman anticipates another strong season from a team 1hat graduated two seniors. Led by junior pitcher .K;ltie Halcomb, the Big Elue went 4-1 in their first five games. They face Fairfeld again April 24.

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two:: By Michael Peri'y "It's nice to get started The Cincinnati Enquirer good," he said. "I've been The University of Cincinfeeling pretty good all nati athletic department has spribg. Sometimes you get a new No. 2 man: Dean Bilresults;· sometimes you lick, the athletic director at don't." Lamar University in BeauEncarnacion at one time mont, Texas, the past five was considered one of the. years, was hired as deputy best prospects in baseball. director of athletics at UC. As a 23-year-o!d in 1999, he "We considered a lot of hit ·19 horne runs, drove in people," UC athletic direc74 'runs and stole 33 bases. tor Bob Goin said Thursday. "He's got a chance to be a "I wanted a guy with a lot of special player," Boone said. experience. That's what "It takes some gHys longer stood out. He's well-versed to ,mature. Hopefully, he's in athletic administration. · • . . _ The Associated Press/GENE J. PUSKAR coming into his own;· I know . He's got a solid background. Reds star~er Jtmmy ~aynes delivers a pitch on the way to the Reds' 3-2 victory he's awfully dangerous." He's going to oversee every While Encarnacion carried over the:Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night in Pittsburgh. facet of the internal operathe offense, right-harder tion of the department.'' Jimmy Haynes followed awThe obvious question: ful:first start with an awfully With Goin's contract expir_good second. one. · Haynes ing June 30, 2003, is Billick (1,1)' went 6 1/3 innings, althe heir apparent to the job? lowing the two runs on· six That was not the intent of hits. He struck out six and the hire, both said. walked one. "This is an associate," "I was able to hit my spots Goin said. "It's my appointtonight," Haynes said. "That ment. I don't hire athletic was the big difference. directors- that's not my job The bullpen followed - I hire assistant ADs. The Wednesday's four innings of president (Dr. Joseph Stescoreless relief with 2 % inger) hasn't even met him.'' nings of shutout ball Thursday. Danny Graves got the

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there willbe a Jot more." Encarnacion got the Reds on the board with a bolt out · toright-center to lead off the second inning. . "I'm seeing the ball and hitting it," Encarnacion said. "Sarne approach." The lead didn't last through the inning. Haynes walked Aramis Ramirez to · start the Pirates' third. An out later, Kevin Young hit his· second horner of the year, driving a 0-2 pitch out to left-center field. ·The Reds carne right back in the fifth. Jason LaRue hit a smash down the left-field line. For some reason, La-· Rue ran straight through the first . base bag. Had . he turned',che would nave-likelyhad a double. Haynes tried to sacrifice LaRue to second. But Haynes' bunt landed , right in front of the plate. Catcher Kendall easily miiled LaRue at second. BarryLarkin followeciand. pulled a double into the left field corner. Encarnacion singled to left. Haynes trotte~ home, and Larkin motared around . from second just in time to beat the throw and make it a 3-2 game. Bl BB so Av~· AB R Clndnnatl

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Said Billick: "1 really the U.S. Modern Pentathlon haven't given it much Association for the U.S. thought. Bob was upfront Olympic Committee for 31h · with me about his future years. plans. I'm gojng to come up Ill Sports infonnation dithere and do the very best rector at Bucknell in 1965. job that I can do, and whatII Sports information di~ ever happens, happens. rector at the University of Whatever talent I have, I' rn Pittsburgh in 1966, begingoing to bring to the table ning a 27 1h-year ~tint at the and work for Bob and the school. He was associate university." AD and the. department's Billick, 60, who is sched- No. 2 administrator for his uled to start May 1, re- final 11 years and twice· was places John Sheffield, a interim athletic director. close friend of Go in's who 11!1 Stadium coordinadied after a battle with can- tor/consultant at the Unicer in February. versity of Louisville for five Goin said he was unable . months in 1993, helping lay to put the job search "on the groundwork for the capthe front burner" until the ital campaign that raised Bob Huggins-to-West-Vir- $14 million for. the conginia saga came to a con- struction of the school's new football stadium. · clusion. Once he focused on the . The new job is good for task, Goin · was struck by Billick personally and proBillick's 37 years. of experi- fessionally. His mother died ence in athletic administra- .in December, and he will be tion. closer to his 89-year-old fa·At Lamar, Billick hired ther, who lives just outside former Marquette coach of Pittsburgh. Also, his wife, Mike Deane, completed who' has worked in televithree capital improvement sion sales in Pittsburgh, Mi·projects, guided the school ami and San Antonio, has a through full NCAA certifica- chance to return to a major tion and eliminated a television market. $1.4 million operating defi"Professionally, it's a cit. great opportunity to work Billick, a 1963 Penn State with Bob (Goin)," Biliick graduate, also served as:. said. "I'm really excited II Executive director of about it.''

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For all the injuries the Reds had last year, they never had seven players on the disabled list as they do currently: Player · injury Date on DL Date eligible to return right elbow Jose Silva March 21 April6 Lance Davis left shoulder March 21 Apri16 ·Seth Etherton right shoulder March 21 May 30 John Riedling right shoulder March 26 April I 0 Juan Castro left hamstring March 29 April II Ken Griffey Jr. right knee April8 Apri123 Kelly Stinnett right elbow April 11 April 21

PITTS:8URGH- Backup catcher J\elly Stinnett becarne the seventh Red to go on the di~abled list this season when he was put on the 15-day DLbecause of a sore right elbow.. The Reds called up Corky Miller from Triple-A LouisReds vs .. ville. · Stinnett .played in only one .. game this year; he started and 1111 Where: Veterans went O-for'4 April5. Stinnett Stadium, Philadelphia · had surgei:y on the ·elbow • 1111 When: 7:05p.m: Sept.7 to remove bone chips today, Saturday; I :35 p.m, and relieve pressure on the Sunday. ulnarnerv~•. and the soreness ' "·1111 Radio: WLW-AM is related to the surgery. (700). "We thorght it wouldbe a Ill TV: .Saturday, Fox · day or two," Reds manager SportsNet. 1111 Records: Reds 5-'4, Bob Boone. said. "But it just third place in National League didn't come around." Stinnett, who hit .257 with Central; Phillies 5-5, tied for nine horne runs and 25 RBI second place inNL East. . 111 The arms: Todaylast season, was placed on the RHP Chris Reitsma (0-0, DL retroactive to April 6. 1 .80) vs. LHP Randy Wolf Miller will start one of the (0-0, 0.00); Saturday- RHP ·games in Philadelphia this Joey Hamilton (0-0, 2.25) weekend. vs. RHP Robert Person (0-1, · Miller, 26, went from non- 2.77); Sunday- RHP Elmer drafted free agent to big-lea- Dessens (0-2, 4.22) vs. guer in three years. The RHP Vicente Padilla ( 1-1, Reds called him up last year !.50). lliil The bats: The Phillies when Stinnett was hurt, and even though Miller hit only were 11th in the NL in runs 0 0 0 i~: 4 I Larkin ss .184 with three homers and scored entering ThUrsday. 3 0 I 5 I JEocamacion cf seven RBI in 17 games, he Pat Burrell is responsible for 0 1 0 .263 4 0 Case1lb 0 2 0 2 0 AB0one3b impressed Boone with his two of the team's wins with 0 0 I :i!i 4 ·a Dunn Jf.ff 0 0 0 0 0 -· · defensive skills. · walk-off homers. He and Graves p 0 0 I Scott Rolen each have 3 0 . RMateorf :~~~ Boone gave Miller high 0 0 1 TaJIOI pti.lf I 0 three home runs on the 0 0 0 :l~: 4 0 · 1Walkel2b marks for calling games. · season. Bobby Abreu is 0 0 0 0 0 Dawkins pr·2b "He did. a real good job," hitting .385. 0 0 0 .Joo 4 0 LaRue c 0 0 I' 3 I JHa~nes p .ooo. Boone said. "He has a good 0 0 0 1111 The rest: The Reds 0 0 GWhle p 0 0 0 .25P I 0 BCia~ rl feel for things." were 2-4 against the a 3 5 Totals as a The qutistion about Miller Phillies last year, but PlltSburgh AB R H Bl BB SO .~1:! is: Will he 'hit enough? Cincinnati took two of three ABrowncf 4 0 0 0 0 0 He showed he could hit at in a Sept. 25-27 series In Reildal!c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .oa1 BG1Iesll 4 0 0 0 0 0 :l:l Louisville, where .he was bat- Philly when the Phillies were ARamirez3b 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 ll1 .Mackowiakrf ting .421 with a home run still in the playoff race. I\Young1b . 4 1 3 2 0 1 :~~ and five RBI when he was Beiljaminss 3 0 0 0 0 1 ANunezph I 0 0 0 0 0 lci; . called up. to help win games." R~e2b 4 o 2. o o 0 "I was really feeling comPINEDA SUSPENDED: JAndersonp 2 0 0 0 0 0 Aoo Rlosph o o o o o o fortable," Miller said. · Reds reliever Luis Pineda CWils1>nph l 0 0 0 0--0 :~:~ UrJCOinp 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Reds called up Miller was suspended for three .Fe!lfop 0 0 0 0 0 0 over Jesse Levis, who has games and fined an undis'totals 3427216 ~nclnnatl 000 120 000-3 B ·1 . rnore big-league experience closed amount for hitting Pll!slwrgh 000 200 000.-,2 T I and had a better spring. · Chicago Cub ,Todd Hundley. E-Dawkins U), Benjamin ~1), lOS:.Cincin.nati 9, Pittsburgh 6. 2B-lar1<!n 11), JV;.rlker 215), Kendall(2), Reese "Corky was crushing the with a pitch April3. (2), HR-KYoung .(2) off JH1l¥nes: JEricarnacion (3) off ball in Louisville," Reds gen- · After the incident, which JAnderson. RBis~JEIIcamac!on 3 (8), KYoung 2 (5). CS~A­ Boone 121. !\Young 121. era! manager Jim Bowden emptied both benches, Pi1RuMers left in scoring positiort-Cinc!nnat! 5 {L.arllin, said. neda said he Was not trying C~~ 2, Dunn, 1Walker); Pittsburgh 3 (ABrown, BGiles, Reese). Levis was 0-for-5 at Louis- to throw at Hundley. · Rurmers rno~ed uP-Casey. ville. -Hundley was the fifth of DP..PltSburgtll {Kendall end Ben)!mln). Cincinnati Miller was surprised to six batters hit in the series. IP H R ERBB SO NP ERA · JHaynes get the call. Chicago's Jeff Fassero hit _ 2 2 1 6 102 6 23 W, J.1 6\1 o o o o 10 o.oo "You expect to be wherev- three Opening Day. GWhlte 1 \1 GravesS, 3 u 7 er you're sent for at least a . Pineda probably will apI \1 1 0 0 0 0 12 rnonth;"' he said. "But like peal. If he doesn't, the susPittsburgh IP H R ER 88 50 NP ERA Bob talked about in spring pension begins today in JA.rtdcrson l "l·l 7 6 3 3 3 2 99 3.29 training, you have to be Philadelphia. · Lincoln I 0 0 0 0 2 10 0.00 . ready to help the team when MORE PINEDA: Pineda .Fetters I 2 0 0 0 •J 23 0.00 188-off JAnderson (ABoone) I. HBP-by Fetth~y call you. I'm here to try bounced back from his 11ters (larkin), -2:37. A-12,795 (37,898).

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pitch, 10-ball performance Saturday with 11/s innings of no-hit relief Wednesday. "Like I said, everyone has· a · bad day," Pineda said. Pineda struck out the side in the siXth and reached 96 mph on the radar gun. "That's the way I throw," he said. ''My: arm was·-tight·· the last few we,eks. It's loose now. I don't .like the cold weather. Last night, the weather was good." · Pineda throws 96 -mph and makes it look easy. "He's so smooth it's a sneaky 96," Bbone said. "It seems faster.'; , LARKIN ATTOP: Barry Larkin was in' the leadoff spotThursday .for the first time this season. The Reds still will allow Larkin to nurse the strained. rib cage muscle on his left side. Boone plans to pull him ifthe Reds get a sizable lead or fall far behind The Pirates started lefty Jimmy Anderson. Is the plan to hit Larkin first against lefties?; "I don't have a plan," Boone. said. Boone is searching for an order with Ken Griffey Jr. out. Thursday, .it was Larkin, juan Encarnacion, Sean Casey, Aaron Boone, Adam Dunn, Ruben Mateo, Todd Walker and jason LaRue . · It was the first time Aaron Boone hit higher than sixth in the order. Bob Boone considered him for second as well. "Aaron and Encarnacion are interchangeable," he said. "Both of them could hit leadoff, too." Aaron hit leadoff as a college junior at Southern Cal. "I set the stolen-base record," he said. "Twenty-six. Broke Don Buford's age-old record." DOWN ON THE FARM: Ty Howington thr,ew a onehit game in Double-A Chattanooga's 4-1 victory over ·west Tennessee Wednesday. Howington, the Reds' No. l pick in 1~.99, struck out seven and walkedone.

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Coach Charlie Coles said if his Miami job: "I am where I want to be, doing what I want to do."

Coles: Loyalty rewarded From Page C1 sentiment; that Miami's record must improve but that Coles' loyal(y to Miami and the Mid-American Conference were too valuable to overlook. "''m not ecstatic with seventh- and eighth-place MAC finishes, but I had to look more into it with student conduct as well as the . respect in the community and his desire to be here at Miami;" Ma turi said. Maturi has made it a practice to lock up coaches' cootract issues before their seasons begin, to minimize distractions. He already extended football coach Terry Hoeppner's contract through 2005 earlier this year. Coles' team faced enough distractions this past season, including the dismissal - and ultimately the reinstatement - of senior Alex Shorts in late

February, in the heart of the MAC season. Overall, Coles' tenure has been successful. Since taking over for Herb Sendek in · 1996, Coles has guided Miami to i07 victories and two NCAA Tournament appearances, including the school's only Sweet 16 appearance-in 1999, after which Coles signed the deal e.:->tended Thursday. He ranks third in school history for wins and is sixth in winning per~entage (.578). . "When we went (to the Sweet 16), I had an inquiry from anothe~ school (for a job)," said Coles, who also played for Miami from 1962-65. "They told me, 'You might never get back here' and (that) I should leave whiie I had ·the chance. Well, maybe we will never get ·back, but itis my dream to (get back to the Sweet 16) and be at Miami.''

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Dixon, Terps feted by Baltimore fans .Doliboa denied another year at Wright State

thought of giving up. That's a message the senior is hoping to deliver to yourig P<~ople. "Always believe ln yourself," said Dixon, MVP of the Enquirer wire services Final Four. BALTIMORE - juan WRIGHT STATE: The Dixon looked out of his NCAA has denied <tn extra aunt's City Hall office win- year of eligibility f'or Cain dow, watching hundreds Doliboa, closing the 6gather to celebrate with the foot-7 forward's ca~'ee·r. NCAA champion Maryland "The only thing better · than playing one )year at Terrapins. The All-American guard Wright State could hr:ave been reflected on the road he playing two," Dolibo;a said. traveled from a troubled life Doliboa, out of Sp11mgboro in Baltimore to national High, transferred to) Wright State from the University of prominence as an athlete. "It's a special day, some- Dayton last season. I. • . thing that I've dreamed of A:t issue was whether Tife Associated Press lez, a- t_wo-t. irne American Triple-A Iowa to· take the disc1osed amount for exces- for a 1ong time, •' Dixon said. Cam · D ol'b 1 oa, wh o suffere d : ARPNGTON, Texas - League MVP. roster spot of Kyle Farn~ sive arguing during Florida's "I'm from the Baltimore ar- a back injury at Dayton and The Texas Rangers' Juan Gonzalez had an MRI ex- sworth, who broke a bone home opener Monday. ea, and we were able to played only seven games Gonzalez was placed on the am artd saw a hand specialist in his foot while warming Right-hander Kevin Olsen accomplish something spe- there as a junior, had been ],5-day disabled list Thurs- Wednesday, and the tear was up Wednesday; also was suspended three cia! for the state of Mary- given the requisite five my because of a torn muscle found in fiber between -his Farnsworth, on the 15c games and fined for inten- land, and now I'm getting a years to play four. ii his right hand. thumb and index finger. day disabled list retroactive tionally throwing at and hit- lot of support from a lot of FLORIDA: Coach Billy ; Gonzalez was injured "It's swollen right in the to April 10, is expected to ting Philadelphia's Marlon Baltimoreans.'' Donovan, 36, .agreed in prinyhen he was. jammed on a muscle, almost like a little miss four to six weeks. He Anderson last Friday. Dixon spoke while his ciple to a two-year contract ATHLETICS: Starter aunt, City Council President extension Thursday. Terms $ving against Oakland a· pulled hamstring," general had a 0.00 ERA with two yeek ago. manager John Hart said. strikeouts in 1% innings Mark Mulder left Thurs- Sheila Dixon, sat nearby be- of the extension have not be ; "It's surprising, because The move is retroactive this year. day's game against Texas hind her desk. She was sur- finali?.ed. The two years will i's the first time in my ca- to Wednesday. MARLINS: Manager Jeff after four innings because rounded by posters reading. be added on to the $6 rnileer that my right hand has CUBS: . Chicago called Torborg was suspended for of.tightness in his left fore- "Juan-derful.'' lion, five-year deal Donovan --"-lnwthwe::rr:~::edi.L.Jmlill:!e.-'·-·---"'slllaillld-l.lGoOan:nzz;;a'-'---'un Carlos lz~mhr:moL.Irfr:ao:o:mL-.:tJ::<U!IlTOL.<n.o.m""' ~nd fined '.,~DL.llJJJO""'-...:a"-lr:Ilmo__ _ _ ~------J?,_i_x_on__said he never . sigr~ed in 2000.

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Shannon Russell

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During fall soccer season, Xavier student Rob Bakker longs for an open eourt and a good game of Atlantic 10 tennis. When spring tennis season arrives, hi~ imagines the thrill of Muskies men's soccer. Bakker spends ·his time juggling academics with Division I soccer and tennis, and he wouldn't have it any other way. "It seems pretty normal to me because I've been playing · these sports all my life. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have them -' I'd probably have too much free time," Bakker said. Bakker doesn't just cornpete in soccer and tennis; he has set Xavier athletic -precedents. He's the first male athlete on record in 20 years to compete in multiple sports, and he's the first male athlete in school history to win all-conference honors in two sports. Bakker earned first-team Atlantic 10 honors last spring after posting successful tennis records in singles (15-4) and doubles (10-6).As a rnidfielder, Bakker earned another all-conference firstteam honor in the fall after . contributing two goals and 10 assists. Tennis coach Jim Brockhoff said chances are good that Bakker will be firstteam all-A-10 again. Bakker, Xavier's No. 1 singles player, is undefeated in Atlantic 10 singles play (5-0). He'll compete in the Atlantic 10 Tennis Championships starting today in Pittsburgh. "This has been our goal all year - to win the conference - and I think we have a legitimate shot at it," he said. A native of Beverwijk, The Netherlands, Bakker originally committed to Xavier to play soccer for coach Jack Hermans, also from The Netherlands. Bakker struggled to give up tennis, and eventually, he. sent Brockhoff a video showcasing his tennis talent in hopes of land1'ng a spot on the team. "As soon as I saw that tape, I couldn't wait for him to get here," Brockhoff said. "It's such a delight to watch him play. Besides having talent, he has that desire. He doesn't want to lose." Bakker has a bachelor's degree in management and will graduateinMaywithanMBA..

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Boys basketballl200~-2001 preview GREATER MIAMI CONFERENCE outlook: This looks to be a very exciting season at the top of the league. Riurteams received a preseason first-place vote, with Colerain narrowly getting the edge as favorite.

l Colerain (3) ....~. 72 The cardinals finished 11-n last season but are loaded with talent Seniors Mike Fenis (18 ppg, 7 rpg) and Doug Monaghan (11 ppg, 6 rpg) are coming off excellentjuniorseasons and should be ready to step up even more. Senior David Rnney (5 ppg, 5 rpg) and junior Michael Davis (5 ppg, 3 apg) need to go from complementary pla)ers to leaders.

2. Hamilton (3) .... 68 Hamiltonwill use speed arld defense to overcome a lack of Size. The Big Blue return three starters, including Josh Andrews (12.4 ppg,) one of the top guards in the area. Junior Nate Rusbosin (6.2 ppg) should improve after starting as a sophomore.

3. Milford (1) ...... 58 The Eagles' fourth-place finish last season was the schoors highest since joining the GMC. Coach &nie House will rely on four returning starters and six letterwinners. · Senior guard Adam Meranda is the leading returning scorer at 13 points a game, while 6-foot-8 senior center Zach Strief averaged eight rebounds per game. Senior guard Anthony Robertson (3 apg) should increase his scoring average.

4. Oak Hills (1) ••.•..49 . The Highlanders return two starters and three others who've started at least one game. lim Oliverio (12 ppg, 7 rpg) and Vlike Lee (4 ppg) are the team eaders, but the strength here is :lepth. No player will dominate.

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Xavier. Jackson averag:!d 16 points a game•. Brandon Reid, Tony Fulks, Adam White, Jerald Cooper and Trent Calloway should all · play significant minutes.

Outlclok: McNicholas coach Pat Stridker will start his varsity coaching career on the hot seat - the Rockets are picked as the team to beat in the GCL North. · · Kettering Alter is expected to challenge McNicholas with Division· II state runner-up Purcell Marian given an outside chance. The league outlook with co ache?' votes:

4. Roger Bacon ....20 The Spartans may be the most underrated team in the GCL, but have four returning starters. Josh Hausfeld, a 6-foot-2 junior, averaged 19 points a game .and was im Enquirer ailstar. The other starters: Dan Huerkamp (4 apg), Mil<e Meridy Jr. (8 rpg) and Casey Land (6 rpg)

1. McNicholas (2) ••31 . The Rockets have six returning lett~rwinners, but Paul Sheehyiis the key. .. Sheehy, a 6:foot-2 guard, was honorable mention aiiSouthwestDistrict after averag.ing 12 points and four rebounds a game. He made 54 percent of his field goals, 80 percent of his free throws and 42 percent from 3-point ran!Jl. Brian .Chrin (8 ppg), Geoff Hansley (5 ppg) and Jarrod Lawhon (5.5 ppg) and Bryan Cupito (4 ppg, 2 apg). Stricker, an assistant under Jerry Doerger the past 10 years, takes over this season as Doerger sits out a suspension.

5. c~~Ji.&Jme12 Six consecutive losing seasons could come to an end for coach Joe Staley's Eagles. Chaminade-Julienne will go to. perimeter players Eric Krueger (12 ppg) and Charles Gray (5 ppg, 3.5 apg) with sophomores Peavy Nathan (6-foot-6) and Jermiel Atkins (6-foot-5) carrying the load on the inside.

Coming off a 3-18 season, the Rams are Undergoing a Paul Sheehy (25) of McNicholas is a key player for . youth movement and will rely the Rockets this season. strictly on sophomores and juniors, have all performed well in pre- ond in the state in Division II , Bret Noonan is the only season scrimmag:ls and will fill last season bullost seven sen- returning starter while Bret . three of the vacancies created iors from that team. Fiehrer also lettered. · by graduation. The Cavs do return the best Juniors David Mergy, Chris player off that team - 6-5 Sutton and Zach Marcum· swingman Keith Jackson;who played well during preseason . has committed to play at scrimmages. The Cavaliers finished secThe Cincinnati Enquirer/MIKE SIMONS

Adllm Waleskowski is the Knights' only returning starter, but he's a good one. The 6-8 Walesl<owski, who signed to play a! Rorida State, averaged 12.7 points and 13 rebounds per g;:1 me. ;, . . His supporting cast ;s big, quicl< and strong. Jeff Penno (6-5), Troy Jones (6-4) and Doug Pen no (6-5)

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Today the Enquirer takes a look at the upcom-. ing girls basketball season. Each league outlook has coaches' first-place votes .(If any) in parenthesis. Total points follow each team. The schedules and rosters for each team can be seen online at enquirer.com beginning today. The league previews were compiled by the Enquirer sports staff. M~AMI

VALLEY CONFERENCE

Ouiloolc: There is a logjam at the top of the MVC, where three schools received at least one vote as the preseason conference favorite.

seasons, and it has a seniordominated group with which to do so. · Nick Dyer (14 ppg, seven rpg) Is a returning all-league performer. Topher · Sheldon returns after scoring 10 points per game last season. The team will have seven seniors and only one sophomore.

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Veteran coach Ralph Kemphaus, who has 341 career victories, last season suffered his first losing season (6-15) Seven Hills is bracing for a since 1975-76. It was only the drop after going 15-1 and winsecond losing season in 25 ning the league last season. years for NCH. This team has only four senBecause of transfers, injuries iors and will play four sophoand eligibility problems, the mores. David Sprafka and Dan core of the team was seven Lin are expected to step up and .sophomores. They should bene- be leaders. fit from the experience. Nine of NCH's 13 players started at least one game last St. Bernard looks a have a season, led by guard Duron Moore (10 ppg), forward Jermel better season than the 7-13 Turnage ( 7 rpg,) and. guard Alex record (6-10 in the MVC) from a.year ago. · Kemphaus (3 apg.) NCH has depth, quickness and experience but still lacks an 7~ outstanding go-to plqyer. · First-year coac~ Kevin Lakes thinks New Miami can build on last season, despite winning only two games. ~ay A trio of returning seniors be the focal point of the ceo returns two starters - should both guards -from <l team that team: forward TylerTusing (9 ppg, finished a close second in the 5 rpg,) guard Thomas Roberts (6.3 ppg, 3.2 apg,) and guard league last season. . Noah Allen (19 ppg) .shot 40 Mike Hampton (7.3 ppg, 1.7 percent from 3-point range steals per game) are experienced. If New Miami can win some while Matt Cohen (10 ppg, 6 of the close games it dropped rpg) can also play down low. Guard Danny Gardiner is a last season, it can break its transfer who could make an streak of eight consecutive losing seasons. immediate impact.

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have been varsity pla)ers the previous two seasons, Jonathan Woods (9 ppg, 5 rpg, 2 apg) leads the senior @tlup, along with Stephen Graves.and lim Day. Craig Williams (8 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg) tore his ACL during the football season, but could be able to contribute by February.

6. Middletown ......44 With six lettermen returning, Middletown is another experienced GMC team. Seniors Leroy Adams, Kelven Moss and Kevin Helvey will lead the backcourt. 6-5 junior Mark Robinson will man the paint

7. Lakota West......34 'Aest will need 15 ~ng;ters to ~ up quickly if it's to mati::h last season's second-place league finish. · David Hutzelman (3 ppg, 3 rpg) is the team's top returning pla)er a.nd will have to make the · transition to go-to guy. Despite the inexpertence, there is hope :the 'N squad went 16-41astseason.

7. Princeton ........ 34 Princeton lost the key compo-: nents of last season's league championship team. Including Erik Daniels, who is now playing for Kentucky. Chris McGrath (7 ppg, 3 apg), a reserve capable of playing the point or shooting guard, and 6-5 forward Marc Jones (4 ppg, 2 rpg) figure to be the team's top threats, The Vikings could get a boost from 6-3 Regis Heams, a transfer from Woodward.

9. fairfield............ 19 The Indians return several key players from a competitive team from a year ago. Eight of the Indians' 13 losses last season were by six or fewer points. Rrst-year coach Matt Wissman will rely on seniors Brian carpenter (11.3 ppg,),,Kevin Ruhl ( 7.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg) and Billy Tegge · (3.8). Each player saw signiflcant playing time last season.

10. Sycamore........ 15 Sycamore is one of the few teams with significant size- seven players stand taller than 6·2, including 6-5 inch, 240-pound senior Nick Baker. First-year coach Rob Matulla says the team will work hard, but may lack the experience and outside shooting needed to climb out of the cellar

·-;;·MdtngrTylel"'lalJie~ff"':l~-=:mamnsitte;-OlJtliWithout-seye~ar- ·Mollen-aM]unlllr.JififVolp1l.~. Silber, Scott Byrnes, N;ck . players fromlast season's ]lin· · · Monserez, Sean Mahoney ahd iorvai'sity stepping up, the transfer Clint Nagel to to the Bombers could struggle list of experienced players against GCL opponents. Coming off a 10_11 season makes a very potent squad: and being picked to finish last · · .... ·' · in the GCL may be the motivauon the Lancers need to take The Pa.nthers, who return It to the next level · Repeating as Division I state five experienced players and However, coach Dan champions will be a tough task three promising juniors, appear Reming's team has only three for a Bombers team that grad- to have the talent to make a seniors (Doug Kruthaupt 13.5 uated three starters and four run for the tiUe. ppg, Andy Bucheit 8 ppg, Jeff key substitutes·. · · Scott Benken, a 6~6, 200Hyle 3.5 ppg) to build around. ·Jordan Cornette, a 6-7, pound senior who averaged The Lanpers wi)l be a good 200-pound senior who signed . 9.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, shooting team but will lack a ,with Notre Dame, will shoulder Tim Schenke (&6) and Phil big man in the middle, along ·· much of the scoring burden. Ben@l (6-7), give Elder a big . with depth.

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. . ( . 3. Elder ................10 1. Moder (3'I ......15 2. St Xavier 1) ....12 . Finding a weakness on a big, talented and experienced Crusaders team would be difficult but coach Carl Kremer lists tile weaknesses as incon~ sistent outside shooting and i:herrlistry. . Pu~ting aside the trivial matters, Moeller will field a talent,

INDEPENDENTS AND OTHER SCHOOLS South ll!l~Wi$i®B'i OuUook: Defending South DMsiori co-champions Middletown Rmwic~ and Talawanda are expected to oattle for the title again, while Franllllri has an outside chance to coriten~.

. 1. Tai.awanda {2) ......18 Ryan Holmes, the Butler CountY· Player of the Year last season, Is the Braves' pnly returning startnr. As a junior, he averaged 16.4 points, five rebounds and more than three assists. Jamal Stirtmire, a transfer from ·Columbus East, gives Talaw!lnda another proven player to go with seniors Mark Cagwin, RustY Bennett, Jesse Tharp, Tate ProW!? and Josh Barker.

Bauer is excited about an .experienced Cougars squad that is loaded with returning players. · Look for Chris Simpkins (9 ppg, 3.6 rpg), Bobby . Gibson (6.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Evan Wirtiey (4.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg), Chris Vennefron (2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2 apg) and Scott Shepherd (3.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg) to play major roles.

North Division Outlook: Four returning starters is the main reason why Springboro is picked to battle defending league champion Dayton Carroll for the title. ·

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Dethroning the Patriots will be a tough task with senior .center Marc Ring dominating in the middle. Point guard Nate Littlefield Fenwick has experience, controls the tempo and runs the heigiJt and speed. · .· defense out front. coach Pat Kreke's team returns Charlie Martin ,(8.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg), Joe Kreke (10 ppg, 4.9 Career assists leader Damon apg),, Tony McCormick (5.6 ppg, Francis, along with his brother, 3.0 iliJPg) and Matt Bums (10.2 Jason, will provide the offense for a ppg,.:3.1 rpg) from a16-8 team. Panther team that will also .feature Greg Westbeld, Cole Ellis, Drew l.F~anklin Benseler and Randy Johnson. Thiis could be the season. the Wildicats make a nun at the MML The Vikings could play the role title. Vhe WiJtJcat.s have eight senof spoiler with Barry Coleman ( 15 iors, led by Josh Miller (6-6). ppg), Matt Muncy (12 ppg), Zac Huffman'(6 ppg, 3 rpg), Thomas Horton (7 ppg, 5 rpg) and Quincy First-year coach Mark Gaffney, a former Xavier University asSis- Moore (8 ppg) returning.

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tant coach, inherits a team with two experienced guards, Jeremiah Dayton Stebbins will try to build Wolfe and Sean McMonigle. Wolfe averag:ld 7.6 points and on its 7-13 (4-9 in the MML) re@J2.8 rebounds while McMonigle Iar season a year ago. averaged 6. 7 points and 4.3 rebounds.

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Cincinnati Christian Transfers Marques Irving and Rundle Brockman will join returning veterans Tim lowe and Josh Eernlsse to form a team loaded with quickness; depth, balance and leade'rship.

Clinton-Massie Kent Hackney (8.5 ppg, 4 rpg), Bill Gibson (6 ppg, 5.5 rpg) and Jimmy Brady ( 7.1 ppg) are th\! players who must come through for a Falcons team looking to improve 9n last season's 7-14 record.

East ©~ntral Basketball is king in Indiana and Bill Theising ( 14.6 ppg, 6 rpg), Justin Gesell (12.2 ppg) and Jordan Dever (3.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg) are the players who must come through to bring home the crown.

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West Carrollton looks to improve The Rocl<ets roster on its 5-15 (3-10 in the MML)' . includes 10 seniors, with Former Fairfield coach Dave record last season. Tim earlier, Kyle Icard and

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Madison This could be the season that a talented Mohawks team surfaces as a Division Ill contender. Look for Bob Evick (12.2 ppg, 6 rpg, 3.3 apg), Shane Richardson (9 ppg, 5.5 rpg), Jared Rager (9 ppg, 4.4 rpg) and Zach Lawson ( 8 ppg, 6 rpg) to lead the way.

SCPA Former Woodward High and Univerity of Dayton standout Chip Jones will be at the helm of a Raiders team that lacks height, experience and proven players.

Whiteoak· First-year coach Pat Hines (former Mariemont head coach) inherited a team with seven veteran players that claimed the school's first district championship last season. Return starters Ryan Barnett and Justin Michael will lead the way for a team wh.ose tallest player is 6-foot-3. This lack of size will be offset by speed and make Whiteoak competitive in the Southern Hills League.

..history. The. team l.ost its pest scorer, rebounder, passer and defender but does return some talent Jay· Morelock ( 12 ppg, 3 apg), Jason Hunter (54% from the field) an_d Sam Shaw (2.4 ~~~~~~er game) should be the

·.team, that finished fourth mt.he league and reac~ed the th;rd round ?f the sect10nals. . Semor Allen Walker and JUnior Raymond Biesbr~ok are the only return;ng vars;ty players from last season.

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Coach Eric Coulter thinks 6Four freshmen and three foot-7, 220-pound Luke Trenz could be one of the best sopho- sophomores received quality minutes on a young team more big men in the area. last season, so expect this year's version to be :much improved. · Zach Ellis (9 ppg) and Summit hopes t\:l snap its Andy Sasser (4 rpg) should streak of four consec;utive losing be the leaders of the team.

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CINCINNATI H.lllS lEAGUE Outlook: There is;n't a doubt Madeira is the tearni to beat in the CHL as the Mustangs are the unanimous choice to repeat. However, Reading alld Wyoming can't be counted out of a race \hat could go down to the final week.

1. Madeira (8) ~..... 64 The Mustangs hav'.l the best of both worlds: a strong inside game and excellent outside shooting. Bret Underwood {14.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg last season), Rob Hern (13.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg) and Brandon Konieczka (5.4 ppg) will handle the inside duties. Junior Dan luther, a 6-foot-5 center who averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds for the JV team, also will contribute. Point guard Steve Tudor, the son of former Oak Hills coach Sonny Tudor, has excellent shooting range and can penetrate. Adam Burch (7.3 ppg, 4. 7 apg) also is a capable scQrer.

tion, coach Chuck Grosser's Wildcats will rely on several untested players, including freshman Mark Hawkins and sophomore Ryne McCormick. lithe Wildcats are to challenge for the league title, seniors Zac Busam, Cory Davis,· Drew Riehle and Ryan Smith must step up and provide leadership.

5• IVIC!ll' ill! • ~o 2~ lemon&........ u Learning how to win will be the most. difficult task for a Warriors team loaded. with senior talent, quickness and Inside scoring. . Branden Fisher (18.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg), Reid Clasen (7.8 ppg,A.1 rpg) and Joe Denker (6-2, 225 pounds) will be underneath as Pliil Landes (7.4 ppg) and Matt Weissman (7.7. ppg) shoot from the outside.

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Outside shooting could be a problem for a Yellowjackets team that will be strong on the inside with Alex Thinness· (8 ppg, 6 rpg) and Tim Kroeger (4 ppg, 3 rpg). ·····~ ·. Ryan Richmond (5 ppg, 3 apg) Football star D~S}ilawn Wynn, is the only senior guard and wll.l 6-1, 210 pounds, ts. expected to need to provide leadership until play a major role for.· coach Rich several promising tuniors · and Bensman's team. sophomores gain experience. Another transfer, !Berrick Aden, a 6-5 sophomore, i$; expected.lo ~ contribute along wilth veterans · The Braves not only have expeKenny Brady, FranHiie Edwards, Pat McGinnis, Craig \Wilking, Andy rience, speed and decent height Brinck, Scott Lawsolll and Keith but aIso Wally Vickers, Sycamore's former coach who Hersch berger, tumed the Aviators around. Grady Rogers (10 ppg, 5 rpg), along with Andrew DeBord, must play Although Wyoming graduated key roles for the Braves, who must six seniors who accounted for 56 adapt to Vickers' agreesive style points a game, the Cowboys will of play. field a strong team with the addition of football players Pat Dennis (6-4, 240) and Scott Guttman The Wildcats went 2-19 last (6-5, 210). Senior guard Jeff Davis (4 ppg, season but will be vastly improved 3 apg), 6-6 sophomore Geoff with four starters returning. Senior Tollett, junior P.J. Pope and junior guard/forward Justin Dennis (14 John Gale add depth to an ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg); Cqry Burke ( 10 ppg, 5 rpg), Brandon Hickey (6 already talented team. ppg, 4 rpg, 4.5 apg) and nm Rovekamp (6 ppg, 5 rpg) give Deer Park enough talent to pull a · A team decimated by adua- few s~rprises.

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overtime. Barry took a 1-0 lead in the first half off a Jenny Nilsson goal. NKU's Adrienne Cavender (Turpin) tied the game with two minutes left in the first half off an Amanda Trout assist. Less than a minute into the second half, Trout gave NKU a 2-1 le~d with a goal off a Tricia Ruark (Seton) assist. At the 51minute mark, Betsy Moore (McAuley) scored on a penalty kick. -Jeanna Martin (Seton) and Ruark added two more goals· to hand Barry its first loss.

Tiger voted PGA's best Enl]uirer staff, wire reports JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Tiger Woods was voted by his peers as the PGA Tour player of the year Thursday after setting new standards in major championships and money, and providing unforgettable shots along the way. It was the third time in the past four years that Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Award, the most of any player since the award began in 1990. He earlier won the PGA of · America player of the ·year award, which is based on points. Tour members selected Paul Azinger for comeback player of the year after he led all the way in winning the Sony Open in Honolu/ lu, his first PGA victory since_he was diagnosed with lymphoma in his shoulder in 1993. Michael Clark, who won the ·John Deere Classic, was voted rookie of the year. 1111 In Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sergio Garcia, nestling his iron shots within .close birdie range most of the day, crafted a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead in the Williams World Challenge. Woods, host of the 12-player tournament, was tied .with Fred Couples at 68. ·

NKU soccer in title game

The Northern Kentucky University women's soccer team (21-1-2) beat previously undefeated Barry University (18-1) Thursday night and advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday. NKU will play UC-San Diego, which defeated defending national champion Franklin Pierce 2-1 in

Agassi in Masters semifinals

last with the Chicago Cubs. Negotiations for ,a contract extension are at a standstill, and the two sides remain far apart. But · Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, said Thursday he's still optimistic they'll reach a deal. "Sammy wants to stay; they want him. He's an important part of the club," Katz said. Sosa, who turned 32 on Nov.l2, is signed through next season and will make $12 million next year. He's believed to be looking for· a six-year deal worth around $100 million. The Cubs, though, have offered a reported $l 7 million.

LISBON, Portugal - Andre Rockies talk to Neagle A · li d · hi d DENVER - For the second gassJ re e on s game an some help from the others to . time in three days, the Colorado reach the semifinals of the Mas- Rockies spoke with a high-profile ters Cup. Marat Safin didn't even left-hander. Denny Neagle, who have to play to advance. lives· about 45 minutes west of · Agassi beat Yevgeny Kafelni- Denver, met with Rockies general . kov 6-1, 6-4 in. an impressive manager Dan O'Dowd on Thursperformance. And when Gustavo day. The ·meeting came two days Kuerten defeated Magnus Nor- after O'Dowd flew to Houston to man 7-5, 6-3 in the last match recruit free f}gent Mike Hampton. Neagle went 15-9 with a 4.52 · Thursday, the mathematics of the . round-robin format gave Agassi a· ERA for the Reds and New York Yankees la:;;t season. place in the ·semifinals. Safin was assured of a place in Jesse Owens awards the last four when Alex Corretja ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. beat Lleyton Hewitt 3-6, 7-6 (3), Olympic champions Angelo Taylor 6-3. · Today Safin plays Pete Sampras. and Stacy Dragila were selected If the 20-year-old Russian wins, he Thursday to receive the Jesse will become the youngest player Owens award as the year's outstanding track and field athletes. ever to finish the year as No. 1. Sampras has to beat Safin to Dragila .won the first Olympic advance to the semifinals of the women's pole vault title and broke season-ending tournament, which the world record five times. Taythe American has won five times. lor, 21, won the 400-meter hurIn case of Safin's victory, dles in Sydney and was part of the Kuerten, his only challenger, will winning 1,600-ineter relay team. not be able to collect enough points to dislodge the Russian Ducks lose Rodgers from the No. 1 spot. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks right wing Marc Rodgers was placed on Sosa wants to stay Cub injured reserve Thursday with a CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa · torn anterior cruciate ligament doesn't want next season to be his (ACL) in his right knee.

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·Boys basketballl2000-200 1 preview FORT ANCIENT VAllEY CONFERENCE: Buckey~~s Division emerge as a key contributor.

Outlook: Selecting Winton Woods as the team to beat in . the FAVC Buckeye Division was an easy decision by league coaches. Coach David Lumpkin's Warriors not only return four letterwinners but· have also added DeForrest Riley, a versatile 6-foot-5 forward/ guard who transferred from' Louisana. Anderson should pose the biggest challenge to the Warriors, while· Mason could develop into a contender.

LWinton Woods (6) 62 The Warriors graduated 11 seniors from Iast season's Enquirer coaches' poll Division I championship team that went 20-0, but are still talented: Enquirer All-Stars Robert Hite (15.9 ppg) and PJ. Mills (15 ppg, 7 rpg) return and will be joined by Riley, who averaged 22 points and 10 assists last season.

2. Anderson (2) ....55 The Redskins return three starters from a 10-10 team, the best of which is All-FAVC guard Kenny Riddell (14 ppg, 4.5 apg). J.D. Collar and Steve Kosky also started.

3-point range. Amelia lacks size and needs a point guard to Greg. Richard, who has a emerge. 63-43 record in five seasons, must mold a young team if he 6. Glen Este ••••••••••28 hopes to extend the school's This senior-laden team will streak of winning records to be quick and deep, but l.acks 11. .. size and strength on· the The Comets must rely ·on boards. three seniors 6-foot-6 Tyler Enquirer all-star Mike Crain, Jon Culp and Nate Clyburn (9.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg,) Decker. Mike Rieck (8.3 ppg,) and Chris Tieke (7.2 ppg) will Harrison •••••.•••••• have to lead if Glen Este Six letter-winners return wants to climb in the standfrom a Wildcats team that ings. went 7-7 in the league. Northwest.......... Paul Volkerding (10.9 ppg) . and Mike Myers (38% 3-point Hit hard by graduation, shooting) are two of four jun- the Knights will play a fastiors who received varsity play- break offense and full-court ing time last season. The press to offset the inexperiWildcats play only two seniors. ence •. Junior swingman Ryan ·Amelia· .............. Kelly is the only returning Two starters return from a starter from last season's Barons team that finished 11-11 team. second behind Winton Turpin ..........,....~.11 Woods last season. Senior captain Matt Short on experience and The Cincinnati Enquirer/MIKE SIMONS Smith will be joined by size, the Spartans are quick · Robert Hite of Winton Woods looks to pass at a recent Ryan Gladwell (11.9 ppg) with good perimeter shooters. practice. Hite was an Enquirer all-star last season. and Ron Scott; an outJunior Nick Maull (10.5 Coming off a great summer all-time leading scorer and standing shooter who aver- ppg, 2 rj)g,2 apg) was second · AAU season,! Chris Norwell, the current Northern Kentucky aged 12.1· points while team aii-FAVC as a sophobrother of Adam, the school's University player, should also shooting 42 percent from more.

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MGtching last seasons 10-12 record may be tough for a team that lost six of its top eight players to graduation, including its top four scorers. Eddie Pritchard (3.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg) is the only returning starter. Senior Steve McConnaughey (1.1 ppg) was last year's seventh Go·she·n· man but should benefit from the . • ................ ·The Warn·ors have been the· increased minutes. doormats of the FAVC for years, but second-year c?ach Mike • 0rw00 ............ Young ,hopes to ?UIId on last _It could be a~ other long seaseasons 10-10 fimsh. . son for an lndtans team that

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Brad Mallon (2 ppg). Look for Batavia to be an outstandOutlook: nie voting was close, with ing shooting team that is very pthletic defending NatiOnal Division champion but lacks size on the inside. Bethel-Tate edging Batavia and Georgetown as the favorite to win the Georgetown league. Four-year starter Craig Waits and two-year starter Mike Foster are the Bethel-Tate only players with varsity experience The ligeJS have much work to do on a roster that includes six sophodespite being. the pick to win the mores and four juniors. league. They lost three key starteiS to graduation rrom last seasons league Williamsburg .......... champion and this yea(s team has only Coach ' Pat Dubbs has only; one three senioJS. starter back, but the Wildcats roster is Andy Hesketh, a 6-foot-1, 175 · pound 5\)nior who averaged eight points filled with upperclassmen. Guard Chad WClrd averaged nine and five rebounds last year, must take over the leadeJShip along with Matt points per.game. He'll be joined by five playeJS who are 6-3 or taller. CUnningham, a defensive specialist Williamsburg ligures to get a boost from senior fOrward Mike McKibben, Batavia .who missed last season with a kriee After starting last season with six injury. He was a starter as asophomore. consecutive losses, the Bulldogs came on strong, winning nine games down Felicity ...................... the stretch, including1Wo in th.e sectionThe Cardinals could play the role of al tournament Senior Matt Faris (10 ppg, 7 rpg, 3 spoiler in the SBC behind Brad Hatfield apg) is expected to p!INide leadeJShip (10 ppg) and Clay Moran. However, fur a Bulldog team that also returns coach Jon Crall's team must use speed Matt Wilson (7 ppg), Brian Hennessey and outside shooting to offset a lack of (5 ppg), Jantsen. Dunn (6 ppg) and height.

Outlook: Although 'Mlstem Hills and Withrow are picked to battle fur the championship, Woodward and WCllnut Hills Hills won't f¥J down . without alight With three playeJS already commiting to major · colleges, and a strong bench, Western Hills also claimed the No. 1 ranking in 7he Enquirer's DMsion I poll.

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LWestern Hills (4) ......;...~.......39 Mustang coach Lannis Timmons sounded a warning that shouldnt be taken lighd}( 'The kids haved executed well and played hard in preseason scrimmages; Timmons said. 'Unlike last season, they're not concerned about who scores or worrying about playing time. They just want to win: The core is three, playeJS who have signed to play college balll Darryl Peterson (Akron), Danny Horace (Miami) and Malcom Andrews (Wright State). Phil smith and Michael Hadnot also are in the . starting lineup.

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appealS to have the tools to challenge Western Hills. The ligeJS have plen1y of quickness despite having seven playeJS who are 6-foat-3 or taller. Chris Washington (13 ppg, 5 apg) and Will Jeffries (13 ppg, 9 rpg) were both first-team allleague playeJS. . The Cincinnati Enquirer/CRAIG RUTILE 6-8 ce~r Pierre Darden (8 ppg, 8 IJlg and six American Division Derrick Haithcock, a 6-3 sopho·Western Hills' Darryl Peterson goes blocks) was honorable mention al~league. more guard who averaged six points, Outlook: After finishing second in will team with Zach Bloom, Matt 6-6 Raymond Garth (5 ppg, 5 IJlg} will also through dribble drills at a practice. the .American Division · behind Marischen, Tyler Walker and Clint contribute. · class academically, will run the show. Hillsboro last season, Clermont· Williamson. Norell Williams (13 ppg, 13 rpg) will be in Northeastern is favored to win. The Indians' strengths will be ~ a. ••••••• ~ charge of grabbing the boards and making the outDefending champion Hillsboro is depth and size. Amove up to Division I may hurt the Bulldogs' let passes needed to keep this team on the move. expected to challenge the Rockets, record, but if their four freshmen can adjust, while New Richmond has an outside New Richmond ..... they'll still make some noise in the QCC. Mount Healthy .........~.......... chance to disrupt the standings. · Adriel Makonnen (10.2 ppg,) Alex Armstrong The same players who led the Mount Healthy looks to improve upon its 7-13 (8.9 ppg,) and Raymond EdwardS (5.6 ppg) are record (5-9 in the QCC) from a year ag:J. Uons football team to a 10-0 regular the top returning playeJS. season lead the way in basketball. There's good reason why the The Bulldogs also have fOur playeJS who Matt 'Godsey (5 ppg, 5 apg) will . Rockets were picked tO prevail. transferred into the program, including .BJ. team with Matt Armbruster, John Coming off a single-season McMonigle and Bret Wiseman in an The Big Red faces a rebuilding year after Walker .from Hughes and Mike Daniels of school record 18 wins, coach Ken' effort to overcome a lack of experilosing its entire starting lineup and returning Lockland. Tracy's team returns four players who ence early in the season. only three lettermen. combined to average 32 points. The top players should be seniors Muneer 4. Walnut Hills ......................... Two all-league players, lan Lafferty 4. Western Brown ...... Salaam, Brandon Williams, Jason Hargrove The Eagles will be , a smaller squad than (13.4 ppg) and Justin Holthaus (7.4 and Carl Whitehead. · · usual, but depth and quickness make them danThis is a Broncos team that could · ppg), will team with John Thacker Coach Mark Brackman will have to guide gerous. (6.1 ppg) and Jake Allen (5.2 ppg). surface as a contender. his team through a difficult schedule the Returning lettermen Lawrence Wilson (8.3 Danny Williams, a move-in from .The only apparent weaknesses are Big Red plays six of the top 10 teams in ppg, 3.5 apg), Eric Robinson (8 ppg, 2 apg, 4.1 a lack of senior leadership and size Piketon, where he averaged 15 DMsion I. rpg,) and Reshon Bonner (4. 7 ppg, 3.5 rpg) will points, gives coach Bill Garrett an with no player taller than 6-foot-4. need to. take on larger roles. impact player who is capable of turn8. Aiken .~ .......•.~~..•.........•............9 ' llsboro (2) 15 ing around the program. 2• Hl · .......... Richie Patton (10 ppg, 4 rpg) and This will be avery )Uungteam, but one with raw Although the Indians lost four point guard Dustiri Hutson (3 apg) Without aplayer taller than 6-3, Taft will want to talent to work with. · starters to graduation, coach J.J. also will play key roles. The Broncos Lamont Robinson (9 ppg, 3 apg) and Chris run, run and run some more. Moberly is confident the fiVe return- lack height but are ·loaded . with Guards BrandonTumer (12 ppg, 4.7 apg) and Tayior are the only senioJS on ateam that could play senior Dexter Daniels (5_pJ)g, ~:a apg), No. 1 in his three freshmen and fOur sophomores on vaJSi1y. '· ·l_ng=-l_ett_e_rw_i_nn_e-'-r5_c'-'an_g:_et_i_td_o_ne_._...:q:!:u::::ic.:::kn=ess=·:. : a: .:.nd=-··.: :.ex!:.pe:: :ric: :en:: :c: : ed:.Jpr.:.:layers=:: .·

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Akili Smith was driving ;vest on eastbound G Street ll'hen he ·was pulled over by Jolice Thursday morning in ian Diego. Could have happened to nyone. It was 1:37 a.m., fter all, and one-way treets.cim be tricky in road. daylight They can et nick:ier, too, after a coule of cocktails. When Smith emerged om his 2001 Mercedesenz Si:)300, the officers on .e scene. picked up the :ent of akohol on his ·eath: They subjected the incinriati Bengals' $56 milm quarterback to a field >briety test and then ;corted him to the county il, where he failed a breath test and was booked. This.is not the sort of story a footballteam wants told about its preTim sumed savior. It is, instead, a story th<jt :hould jJrompt the Bengals o start stockpiling suitable tlternatives. Wbefe have you gone; icott Mitchell?

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The final g<!llie in Moeller's original gym will stand as one of its most memoCrali~le.N l Senior center nt. age .put back shot in · traffic in athe\nissed final second, giving Moeller a 42-4 1 victory over Elder Friday night before a sellout crowd that included most of Moeller's basketball history. More than 150 former . varsity players and seven of

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the school's eight' varsity coaches witnessed a game • that puts Moeller (14-4,\8:2 . · Greater Catholic League South) w1"thin a· g. arne 'o·f clinching its first GCL South · title since 1998. · "I just knew I had to get in position in case something happened," Nagel said of his thoughts when Nick Monserez put up a shot from the

· · cornet with fiye seconds r~~· Sylvester, whbhadsc6rect' i:nainirig. ",4.s soon ~s it went all niiJe of Moeller~s pdints · p; I saw.. •.·.itw.a.s I0qg~" . ·•·•···.··. il;l. t)le. fi. nal q.·uarte·r·, to th. at:· : . Tli~:: ball ';@ss¢ct, 'eyery/::' point, the firstthoic~to hi · ' · k h t ng and landed in a crowd ta e t e s hot. But he was on the far side of the basket. closely guarded and passed "Clintjustgrabbed it. It was the ball to Monserez, who a 50"50 thing, and . he was open in the corner. outjuniped. ·the guy;" said "J· thought we played .Mo.ell,(:)r's"Ivlatt Sylvester, great defense. We didn't let :whc:h had ·a' garrie'high 22 Sylvester take the. shot," Elpoints':'.and rune re5oimds/ der coach Jo'~-•:..Schoenfeld • ' • 1• u.

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Welcome to town, Temple. And to the crossroads. It's where Xavier sits each February, anxious about its postseason plans. But the Owls, who visit Cintas Center today for a nationally televised game, are unfamiliar with this ·uncertainty. Temple has made 11 consecutive NCAA ToumanJents, 16 of the past 17. At 14-10 (8-2 Atlantic 10), it begins today a three-game tour of the A-ID's best: at XU (8-2 A-10), at St.Joseph's (8-1) andat Massachusetts (8-2). · "We know this stretch is pretty much going to determine our postseason (destination)," Temple junior guard Lynn Greer told reporters Thursday dter a 91-58 beating ,of George Washington. ''Temple always goes to the (NCAA) Tournament. We're never out nf it."-: Temple's problem is facing a team with both a ranking and resolve. The

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each earn share The Cincinnati Enq1tirar Oak Hills and Batavia each clinched shares of their respective leagues Friday night. · Oak Hills beat host Hamilton 51-43 in overtime to . inJprove to 1J-1 in their first year in the Greater Miami Conference.· Mike Lee scored nine points in overtime despite playing with a sprained ankle. Oak Hills can clinch the league outright If d with a victory over Mi or or Princeton. Batavia clinched at least a

share of the SBC-National with a 60-51 victory over Georgetown. Craig Henne!!- · sey made seven-of-eight fourth quarter free throws ~o seal the outcome. Batavm ~b=h-Smith-lasl-fallrLip---- •.. closes--SBC jll4-ag ,u.u;u..._ pincottis convinced a Bethel-Tate. intent on reuv1.utu.Ja)( -+-uu.Lu .. a ..heartbreaking.. .loss .....: ___ _young quarterback )earns The Miami Y alley c_qnferc. more by doing than by ence was not decided on FriWednesday at St. Joe's. · watching, ·and he believes day night. The contest be"We can't afford to lose, not tween 'Cincinnati Hills Smith still represents the if we're going where we W(li]L Bengals' long-term solution. Christian Academy and Cinto go," XU junior Kevin Frey · That said, the Bengals' cinnati Country Day was said of XU's NCAA hopes.. best short-term solution is postponed due to moisture A loss would make this the to sign a veteran quarteron the floor. CHCA will win first time in five seasons XU the league outright with a back as Akili insurance.-. has multiple home losses; soiT_Jeon~ who can step m if victory, while CCD can pull XU has won 57 of its last 60 home games. It would be just Sm1th fads to st~p up. Th~ . into a first-place tie. A make~engalshave srud they w11l up date will be decided later. the second time XU suffered s1gn such a player, but the Loveland clinched a secback-to-back losses since only quarterbacks they ond straight Fort .Ancient February 1996. hav_e un.der co~tract m:e . Valley Conference Cardinal And it would drop XU to Sm1th and the n~expenDivision title with a 79-52 fourth place in a league likely . to gain only two or three 'enced Scott CoVJngton. VICtory ovet... K"ngs 1 . Kev1·n NCAA bids. No talks with Mitchell Schappell led the Tigers with "It's too critical - at 19 points. home, on national (TV)," XU 'The obvious candidate is Senior center Bret UnMitchell; who started three sophomore David West said. derwood scored 19 points of the Bengals' four victo"We need this one." and grabbed 10 rebounds to ries last year yet has had no XU, 32nd in the RPI, is in a lead No. 3 Madeira to a serious negotiations since three-way tie for second in the 63-56 victory over Deer. the season ended. If A-10 with Temple (46 RPI) Park. unsigned, Mitchell and UMass_ (7 ~). Don't rule Ripley clinched the becomes a free agent out the Owls. Two seasons Southern Hills League with a March2:· ago, they started 6-6 but end73-45 victory. over West "I haven't tall,ed to anyed up.in the Elite Eight. ·Union. one at all," agent Tony . · "I'd be very surprised. if Agnone said Friday. 'That Ill! High school coverage, we could make (NCAAs)," surprises me a little bit.. It's Temple coach John Chaney 02-3 not mi.e of those things that said. "We've stumbled in keeps ine up at night, but could have wori." games usually, if you want a player, A seven-game losing you make a concerted streak, Te\llple's longest in effort before the free agent 25 seasons, wasn't the worst Keyword: Preps period starts." of it. · Find the latest prep The Cincinnati Enquirer/BRAND! STAFFORD The plice of persuading news and scores, plus a Western Hills' Danny Horace shoots over Withrow's Raymond Garth during the first quarter Friday night at the a player to forego free look back at the season at See XU, Page D4 agency. Is often prohibitive, Shoemak~r Center; Horace scored 20 points and Darryl Peterson added 23 as Western Hills won 79-67. Cincinnati.Com. and the market for Mitchell rriay not require the Bengals to act hastily. Given their saliiry cap room, it might be possible to . upgrade the position with a different free agent. Given Smith~s salru-y, though, the Bengals may be reluctant to said. "The winning gave us bid boldly for another quarBy Michael Perry confidence." teJback The Cincinnati Bn.quir(fl" Thus, Mitchell might not But they have stumbled There are a couple things recently, losing three of. be the.be.st man available, When: 4 p.m. today · When: 1 p.m. today " Southern M)ssissippi coach their last four games, includ~ but he.!Ilight be the best fit Where: Hattiesburg, Miss. Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington James Green ,could not have Records: USM (16-6, 6-4 C-USA), Records: Mississippi State 12-8 . "I talked to Coach (Dick) ing to Tulane, the second~ LeBeau.at the Senior Bowl," anticipated: uc (15-7, 5-4) (3-6 SEC); Kentucky 14~7 (7~2) lowest rated team in the 1. His team's 10-1 start, TV: Ch. 19 Agnone said, "and I asked TV:Ch.64 leagu~. Wednesday night. including a November victo- Radio: WlW-AM (700) hinJ flat-out about Scott. He Radio: WSAI-AM (1530) The Green Wave 'Shot 43 ry over then-No. 15 Arkan· Preview, D4 said h(?d'!ike to have hinl free throws in that game. sa,;, the school's first win back, and,Scott would like · USM has dropped to to stay there. He's obviously over a ran!ked team since .when that happens. Golden Eagles seemed to No. 67 in the RPI and has January 1991. enjoyed his time there. He "We needed .to learn how have a good shot at a third ~he worst strength of sched2. His players' struggle likes the. organization. He. berth, with a 15-3 record ule among C-USA teams win after we won." to The Associated Press/PAUL KIZZLE. with success. likes the,team." (114). (5-2 Conference USA). Southern Mississippi (16-6, NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt (left) and his son; "We've never won 16 , Plu9, ,he doesn't drink. Southern Miss is 11/2 "We were a team that was Dale Jr.; take a break Friday afternoon during the 6-4"C-USA), which plays host games at this point in the games _behind National Diviopening day of practice at Daytona International hungry, really hadn't proved to the University of Cmcinnati year and had everybody E-mail: Speedway. The two front-row positions for the talking about us and saying today, has been to the NCAA a lot and felt like we needed sion leader Memphis. UC tsullivan@enquirer. com. Feb. 18 season-opening Daytona 500 will be how good we are," Green Tournament only twice - and to, and I thought our guys (15-7, 5-4) is one game bedetel:mined today (1 p.m. Ch. 19, 45). 05 said. "Well, people start to not in 10 years. were focused and played well IIIII ESPN, NASCAR in dispute, 05 put a target on your back Just two weeks ago, the through that stretch," Green 1

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St. Xavier bounced back from a . three-game losing streak. and kept its Greater Catholic League South title hopes alive Friday night. The Bombers,· rated No. 6 in the Enquirer's

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Kruthaupt, who had 14 points for the Lancers. LA SAIJ.E (41) -Thinnes 205, Kling 2o 4, Buchelt 30B,:Hyte 4o 10, Kruthaupt 62 14. Totals: 17 241:; ST. XAVIER (59) - Grogan 6 0 14, Cor· nette 3 3 9, Bast 3 0 7, Shriver 3 0 8, Nolan _0 1 I, Heekln 308, Retzlnger 204, Cashen 24B. Tolals: 22 859. La Salle """"""'":........... 12 10 12 7-41 SL Xovlei ............;........ 12 14 IG 17-59 3-polflters: l-_ Buchelt, Hyle 2,r Thinnes. S -

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(4·7 GCL South}, S!5·4 (8·3 GCL .South). !'Ill Ro.ger Bacon 54, Badin 41 - Monty St. Clair scored six points in the second quarter and Casey Land scored six in the first quar-

ter to ld Roger B11con. St. Cr finished with 12 points, e only Spartan in double lures. Davi.Shull paced Badin with 1Ooints. BADIN 0 - !lergy 2 1 5, Oswaid I l 3,

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Marian 39 - The Knights, who clinched. the GCL North title Tuesday, continued to roll. Senior center Adam Waleskowski, who is headed to Florida State, had 11 r~­ bounds and 20 points. Keith Jackson and freshman Billy Finnell paced the Cavaliers with eight points each. PURCELL MARIAN (39) - Rnn~l 2 4 8, White 1o2, Fulks 3o6, Elliott 3o6, Jackson 2 4 B, Reid 102, Cooper 1 13, Pilgrim I 0 2, Calloway 1 0 2. Totals: 15 9 39.

ALTER (51) -Freshwater 0 2 2, D.Penno 2 2 6, J.Penno 1 0 3, Waleskowsk17 6 20, Jones 2 3 8, Rubio 1 0 2, Laumann 3 2 9. Kmllllnger 0 ·t 1. Totals: 16 16 51. Purcell Marian ................ 5 8 8 · 19-39

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Irving scored 19 point&•oand grabbed nine .rebmmas: for the Cougars. Senior forward Josh-Boiling led the· Lions \:;,it~; 22 points. RIDGEVILLE (51) - Bolting 9012, T~kel I 3 5, Hayes·2 05, Geiger 237:MeHamey l 0 2, Crowder 2·2 6, Bell l 0 2, Hoflin'""t 0 2. Totals: !9851. _':.., CINCINNATI (59) - Eernlsse I. S 6,

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Western Hills, the No.2 team in the Enquirer's Division· I coaches poll, took an early lead and never gave it up, cruising to a 79-67 victory· over Withrow Friday · night at Shoemaker Center. Senior swingman Darryl Peterson scored 23 points and senior forward Danny Horace added 20 for the Mustangs; ' "Our strategy was to go inside as much as possible," said Western Hills coach Lannis Timmons.·· Honic'e and Peterson teamed to score 13 of Western Hills' 15 first-quarter points. · "We wanted to take ·highpercentage shots and hit the boards," said Horace, who also had a game-high 11 rebounds. "We wanted to take it to them," said Peterson. "We were focused." Withrow was led by Pierre Darden with 14 points. WESTERN HILLS (79) - Andrews 3 II 17,

13·6 IP'3 QCC). 1!.11 Woodward 68, Walnut Hills 61, at Shoemaker Center - Woodward was 25-of-51 from the field in the prst half and took a 16-point halftime lead. Junior guard Keoni Watson s~ored 22 points to lead · the Bulldogs. Adriel Makonnen added 14 and Alex Armstrong 11 for Woodward. Lawrence Wilson scored a game-high 23 points for the Eagles. Woodward's bench outscored Walnut Hills' 17-1. WOODWARD (68) - Daniels l 35, Bryant 2 1s, Wotson B222, Armstrong 34II, Johnson 1 1 s, Walker 3 2 8, Makcnnen 6 1 14. Totals: 24 14 @. WALNUT HILLS (81) ·• Bonner 6 0 13, Lamkin~ 0 5, Robinson 50 II, Slayton 228, William• 0I 1, Wllsllll 7523. Totals: 20 861. Woodward .................... 23 14 15 18-68 Walnnl Hills .................... 6 15 18 22-61

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by injuries. Nate Rusbosin played with a severe..ll.flkle sprain suffered on ~"l!.~ay during the B~g Blue~~"~pset over St. Xav1er. OAK HILLS (51}· Prke 4110, lee 3614,

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HAMILTON (43) • Andrews 0 2 2, Under· wood 8 3 19, Jackson 2 2 7, SmUll' I 3 5, RusboSin I l 3, Williams I I 3, Sal !!!We>.20 4. Totats: Oak Hills151243. ........................... B14 f;.J,1J3-51 Hamllton ............................. 4 ~~ ~0 ~ 5-43 3~po1nters: 0-Lee 2, Price, RlchmoJ:Jci. H~~ Jackson. Records: OH 15·3, !H.GMC;-1113·5, n-3GMc. ;Q;,.

HAMILTON It wasn't until Friday morning that "ll · Oak HI s seruor~ guard Mike Lee received permission from his doct:or to play GMC ' "', ,., against Hamilton in the ~ Greater Miami Conference llil Colerain 70;vBycashowdown. more 47- Doug Moiiaghan Lee, the Highlanders' lead- had 19 points and':'l:l.. reing scorer with a 15-point · bounds to lead the ctu:'<lifla]s. average, suffered a sprained The Cardinals ·hit 70 knee ligament in practice percent of their 3~pplilters Monday. He scorw nine points with Michael Davis hltting in overtime, giving Oak Hills, four ofthe team's nine., ranked fourth in the Enquirer's Steve Kennedy Jlii'ced Division I poll, a 51-43 Victory Sycamore with 20 PQ.ifi..t~. · '3·fJ9lnters: W - Watson 3, Armstrong, Maover the Big Biue before a RnneycoLERAIN (70) -Davis 5o 14, Aker 2o4. 20 4, Daft 3 0 i', Lies 3 1 "1-1Bertram 21 konncn, WH - Wilson 4, Stayton 2, Lamkin, CIOWd 0 f abOUt 1,800. 5, Monaghan B019, Sinclair I 13; Walther I 2 Bonner, Robinson. Records: W 8-9 {6-6), WH . ke.d t0 finiSh· 10 ' urth ill · the 4. Biegel 1 0 3. Totals: 28 5 70. +I."".L" ' 2·15 (0,11). PIC SYCAMORE (47)- Serota 1 Q."2fSchwerdt· 11 Taft 67, Aiken 50 ..., Greater Miami Conference, mann 2o5, Shewmon 1o 2, KennerlY 6 420, o2, Roberts 22c,, Matthew?21'!f, Saker Senior point guard Brandon the Highlanders clinched at Hull! , The Cincinnati Enquirer/BRAND! STAFFORD 2 15. Tolals: 17 847. . "u"''' Tumer hit two of his five least a tie for th(l title. colerain ........................ 20 u •• 16-70 , ail"..cd Oak Hills sycamore ...................... 4 a::t4 21-47 3-pointers and· scored 10 Western Hills' Phil Smith tries to keep the ball inbounds as Withrow's Ahmad Hamilton tr 3~polnters: C-Davls 4, Daft,. Monaghan 3, • points in the first quarter on Lockhart defends Friday night at the Shoemaker Center. by one game coming into Fri- Biegel, S-Schwerdtmann, Kennedy 4-c"'"' day and is. now two games Ill!! Milford 4 7, F.hltfield. hiS way tO a Career-high 28 Madden 30 6, Phoenix I l 3, Jacks;n 40 B, h 3 · . ' th th" d pointsfor the Senators. Higgins 215, Taylors (11: Totals: 23 4.so. t ree -pomters m e 1r got all its points from se- behind with two games left. 44 - Senior cen:tt;t~.~Zak 167)- Turner 10 3 2s, w1111ams 2s quarter when the Big Red niors on senior night., Juni.or. guard Mike Price JO, TAFT Lee. opened overtime with Strief hit a layup ..·-with a l.ynch 2 1 6, Huff 2 1 5, Daniels 1 0 3, Price t k t j f j · MT. HEALTHY {45) ... Flowers 4 0 9, Love 1 Taylor o 2 2, Hadnot 1 2 4, Peterson 9 5 23, addedj12 points for the Sen- 43 12, catdwell o11, Duffy:! o2.ro1ats: 22 oo con ro o a c ose game. o2, Gntfln I 03, Per~ns 3o8, Short 52 13, a 3-pointer from the corner minute left to give f@tferd a Banks 1 4 7, Smith 3 0 6, Horace 5 10 20. ators.i . ts s1. Darrick ·Solomon paced Lofton 5 0 10. Totals: 19 2 45, 1 Totals: 22 34 79. , . . Aiken ........................... 12 . 12 12 14-50 the Big R~d with 23 points, HUGHES (70) - Salaam 4 I II, Whitehead , for a 41-38lead. Robbie Bal- 45-411ead, and seni'ot"guard WITHROW (67} • Hurt 205, Crawford 3 I 6 0 14, Hargrove 4 a 8, Solomon J 1 123, Valls linger scored for Hamilton, Adam Meranda fbl'iq,wed 7, McGuire 227, Washington 3613, lockhart I Sen,tors Lamont Robmson .. '"'k"";";t ........ T ........ i'.....215 1L4 'lh'f 15-1 617 making 1·.1 of his' 17 shots'. each Price. . poners: - umer· Danes, 24, Jefhles 2I 5, Darden 6214, Garth 52 12. and Chris 6 0 14. To!als: 31 270. ' but Lee picked up an assist with two free throws :-with , .Taylor . Records: A·4·14 (2·10 'QCC),ync'T9·9 (B·4 . . MI. Totals: 24 16 67. Healthy ................... 12 10 12 .11-45 . Carl WJutehead and RaWeSlein Hills ................ 15 20 20 24-79 scored 11 points to lead the · Qcc). -•--Hug~~~liite;~;··;:;;;~Fi~;:;e;s~5 Grlf~n. 2~er~~;~ on the next play, getting the 28 seconds left. Withrow .......................... 8 I& I& 29·67 · Falco.4~~ .·. . · . · .... . II Hughes 7Q, Mou~t lll~ne Vail~,ea~h added _14 Short. ., a~polnt_ers: WH :-_Banks. w:- l:lurt, _McGuire, H-Salaam . 2, Whitehead 2, Vails 2. Re· ball inside to Tim Qliv~ri(), K.C. Frederick lffi three washington. Records: WH !4·4 (12·0 QCC), w · AIKEN (50)- Robtnson s i 11, Smith 30'6·, "7 Healthy· 45: ="'Hughes'•"hlt-· pomts for ' Hughes;··· whtch cciidS!- MH g.:g [QCC 6~6)-,- W7-~JO- {4-S): who scored on a ·layup. .... ·6f"his-five·'3"pointers'.irl theLee followed with a jump first quarter to h~1P.'.'Fair­ shot with 1:03 remainingand field to an early lead:··followed with four consecuSenior. guard JoijJii!lter tive free throws during the sc?red -a g?me-~?~'J:~ 16 final 27 seconds. pomts for Mrlford. ,.lJ:"eeder_.' _/ "It wasn't only me to- · ick ~inished. with l,)t;QJ:)ints J.,polnters: D - Dennis 4, Hickey. M- S.. t"tle. , I 15, Richards 2 26, Bell 03 3, Cochran 4918, ferty 38 !4, Barringer 3 19, Shepherd' 54 16, Tudor 3, Bui'ch. Records: 0 3~15 (1~11 CHL), M 1 -• . i• Dlcker$on 3 0"6, Haddix 1 o 3, Anaker 52 12, Thacker 4 3 12, Allen 6 0 12, Roberts 3 3 9, night," Lee said. "It was a on frve 3-p01n1:ers. .::..~.. 17·1 (ll·l CHL). WESr UNI~N (45)- Willett 022, Cox I 0 Hicks l 0 2. Totals• 2217 65. 4 5 13, Holthaus 1 0 2. Totals: 29.24 87. FAIRFIELD (44) • \\1111s 205,.Iegge I 03, II F • t 57 3, R,Young I .2 4, Armstrong I 0 2, lynch B3 DAYTON JEFFERSON (BS) • Slaughter 4 o Nash NEW RICHMOND (69) - Blakley I 3 6, team efforf" · . Gllinn 1 13, Fred.,lck 50 15, Slade 5'0 12, . . lll ll ey 0 Wll > · 20, K.Cooper I,0 3, Totlei 0 2, J.Cooper 20 4, B, R. Shedd 32!, Carpenter B2 !8, Q. Shedd Howell 2 6 10,- McMolilgle 8 s 24, Jones 1· 4 6, Hamilton led throughout · Ruhr 3o6. Totals: 11 144. .· ':.. Taylor. 42 - s.enior guard Downs I I 3, Blanton 0 I I, K.Young 0 I I. 11 527, Slovens 2I 5, Ware l 02, Thomason Fender 8 0 20. Anntlruster 4 11 19, Berry 2 0 4. MILFORD (47)- Meranda 25'10,"Haller 6 1 Totals: 16 10 45. 4 0 8, Ober 4 0 8. Totals: 37 10 85. Totals: 26 32 B9.' · most of the fourth quarter, IS, Bode 1o2. Lehman o11, Huestifan 2o4, Drew Reichle recorded his RIPLEY·'(73)- Malone l 02, Tumcr 306, Middletown Christian ... 11 11 18 25-65 Clermont Northeastorri ................................ ·but the Highlanders came strief s 214. Totals: 11 9 47. • St c"areer double· double ·tO · Taylor2 0 5, Cracraft 3 2 S,Benjamln 22 7, Dayton Jelleieon ......... 11 27 25 22-85 27. 19 16 ~7 8-87 fII . Fairfield ............................ 16 4 7 17·44 Teegarden,3 3!1. Fulton 306, Marshalli6 012, 3·polnters: M·Balles 2, Cochran, Haddix; New Richmond ......·19 15 26 19 fQ ...89 from behind to take a 38-36 · Milford ............................ 9 I!<• JP, ,14-47 The Cincinnati Enquirer lea·a the Wildcats. Rarmery 5o 11, White 2o s. Totals: 30 7n. o-R. Sheed. Records:.M 3·14; o 11·3. 3-polnters: C-Barrlnger 2, Shepherd 2, 'th 13 5 d . 3-polnters: F- Frederick 5, ~raife 2, Willis, . d a game- Ripley WoetUnlon ................... Je 10 247 19 12:16-45 b Reichie score ,; ......................... .14-n · ""F ... el'"t 1c1 y 51 , H'll 1 s a- Thacker; N-Biakley, Fender 4. Records: c 14-4 Iead ·WI . SeCOn S re- Tegge. M- Halter 3, Meranda. R~ccJ!!.s: F9·10 (9·1 SBC); N 4-14 (2·B SBC). maining on two free throws 17·8 GMCJ, M7-lo 14-9 GMCJ. , "" Craig Hennessey made high 12 points and added 10 Teeg;;f,~n~~r~~:,~-~~~j:r~~hFia~nc~~~h1~; ro 49 - Brad Hatfield made llll Talawanda 61, by Steven Werg<1crs. l!l!l Lakota East 56.;;.; La·· seven of eight free throws in rebounds for Finneytown, Records: wu 1·16 (l-12 SHL), R15·2 (12·1). a basket with, 56 seconds to But E.]; Underwood kota West 52 - J.P. ~Hen­ the fourth quarter and Bata- which placed four players in · /11111 Blanchester :46, play to give Felicity a 50-49 West C.ari:ollton 56 via clinched at least a tie for doubl(~ figures. East Clinton 45 - Adam· lead and the Cardinals' first-, Rusty Bennett hit three free scored with 2.3 Mconds re- .derson hit a layup at t\J(!}:buzzthrows in the final minute to maining, taking the ball on er to give the Thund"erhawks the Southern Buckeye ConSetlior center Timothy Kasten made a free throw ever win over Hillsboro. the outcome. seal ference National title with a Kroeger led Taylor with ·with 2.8 seconds remaining Hatfield finished with a the perimeter and driving in the lead at halftime~ O.ustin The Braves got hot from for an off-balanct.;d layup to Hill led_ East with 15':pnints. 60~51 victory over George- nine points. to win the game. Jeremy game-high 24 points. Ryan town on Friday night. TAY~OR (42) _Richmond 114, Rininger 1 Lansing tied the game with Taggert made a. free throw the field in the second .half, send the game into overtime. Davr? Hutz~lma'l'! led Batavia pulled away.after 9,46,Hotrrnann215,Bozlch30G,Kroeger31 a free throw with 3.5 sec- wr"th 10 s.econds. to play to enabling the comeback. Ta"We were our worst ene- West w1th 15 pomts,,~ ' Thinnes 2 2 6, Monta~e 2 l 6. Totals: 14 10 Craig Waits of Georgetown 42. · onds remaining. Lansing ice the win. Jawanda shot 65.2 percent my," Hamilton coach Larry 1o~~~!:1 E,m~6ciai~1WJJvilJidgr~~~ • t es klns FINNEYTOWN (67) ·Reichle 50 12, Haw· · • d th e secon · d f ree fouIed out WI"th £tOur mmu Matt Maris chen led from the field in the second Allen aid.. "We not a JittJe· Woods 30 6,WEST Carroll(52) 20-4.Smiley Totals:~za 56. 5 1 11 , Busam 4 3 11 , Davis 2 0 5, mrsse 0 . · • LAKOrA t,p 3, Mcln· to play. Partrldge4oB,McCormlckso 10. Totals:254 throw but Blanchester Hillsboro with 13 points. half compared with 25.8 · over-anxmus m the fourth tosh 43 It, Alles t 24, Raulln 3of\.M.ays 11 Joe Fairs paced the Bull- ~~ylor .......:....................... e 18 1 u-42· knocked the ball out of HILLSBOR0(49)-Walket204,Zmk24 percent in the first· half. quarter, and when we pene- ~· ~~-lzelman 7 I 15, Buhrtage ,4 0.~::'qtals: 21 dogs with 19 points and Hen- FlnnoyJown ..................;.. 9 18 13 17-57 bounds. 8,0 6,Hitchcock 42!0. Will[amson I 24, Seeling 3 u:;2o. u-s6 Matt Jacobs led Talawan- trated, we didn't take care 3~polnt~rs: T Kroeger 2, Montagu~; RiehM Marischen 6.113;·sums 2 o 4. Tota_ls: 20 9 . of , L.L. East West........................... ......................... 13e 10 . 13. . 16-52 nessey finished with 17. mond, F- Reichle 2, Davis. Records: T5·12 (3·9 Lansing led all scorers 49. da with 19 points and 13 t he ba11 . I t hink 0 ak Hills JS 3·polnlers: LW-Smlley, Raulln·z.·tE-Htlt 2, · d h G M CHL), F lO·l (7·5 CHL). ; 'th · FE11CI1"Y (51) -Taggert 1 3 6, little 1 1 . area, · Graves '9);'LE !O·B 15 pomts. . Wmts pace t e - en , -. 4, Perkins 419, Hatlleld 10 124, Morano 22, rebounds and Ryan Holmes one Of. the top tearns m IG·BJ. 2. Records: LW 9-9 (GMG'..5...... 111 Reading 64, Indian WI EAST CLINTON with 16 points. (4.~) • Pinkerton l 0 2, · Easter 0 22. CoUins 204. Tot~s: 18'10 51. · Iilli Middleltow.I't."~"59; Hill 55 - Center Kenny streber 2o 4, Hllterbran 3s 12, caiey 3o 6, Hillsboro ....................... 11 10 17 11-49 added 16 points, all in the and Lcongtatulate them." BATAVIA (60} • Wilson 32B, Hennessey 4 . . IJ d h d Godlove 10 2, Parker 4 0 8, Surber 5o 11. Felicity ......................... 11 11 11 18-51 second half. Hamilton took the lead Princeton 55 -. ";D1frrell 9 17, Faris 8 3 19, Klump I 0 2, Ellis I 02, Brady contra e t e secon Totals: 19 645. ' '3-polnters:F-Taggert, little, Hatfield 3. Re· WEST CARROLLTON (56) • Gaddis 204, MailowGEORGETOWN 328, Bailey I(51) 24.•Totals: 21 18260. 15, cords: F7·11 Seeshcltz 2 7, half, Sc.·on'ng· 17 of hr"s 23 Ka t BLANCHESTER 24BH 4(46)II _Prelansing4 26.I R . (SBC • 4·7), H10·9 (6·4). Carpenter I o2, Jan des 7I0 25, Foster 64 is, early in the third quarter and Hunter's uncontes~d" layup Dennls4212,GHIUth306,Watts6216,Bell points. Reading outscored tJ'fi'Tolals:l;m;46l ' witt IO, oy 1111 Middletown Fen- Williams 0 1.1, Shane 4 a 8. Totals: 20 15 56. held it until Oak Hills tied at the buzzer clinched the (61) • Prows I 02, Winkler ! 25, Holbrook I 3s. Totals: 17 II 51. East Clinton .................... 14 u 10 14 96-45 Batavia ......................... 16 · 10 12 22-BO the·Braves 20-11 m· the sec-. Blanchester II 16 46 wick .54, Edgewood 44 - 3. 29,TALAWANDA Pierce 206, Holmes 63!6, Bennett 33 the game at 36-36 before win for the Middies.~':" Georgetown ..................u 11 u 17-51 ond quarter to take control. 3·polntar~f.Ec·~s~;b~~.'B-Lansrng2,Ha7nm Fenwick -utiliied .a full court 9, Jacobs 8 3 19.-Totals: 23 11 61. going ahead 38-36, setting Kelven Moss had''<! Jf<ime3-polnters:BG"Seeshollz, 2, W~ts 2, .. The :BlUe Devi1S SeaIe d . Jerermy 2. Records: s 4·13, West CarroiUon ............ 10 IS 14 19-56 the stage for Underwood's high 15 points and ~unter Bell. Records: (SBC B·4), GTDennis 8·11(5·6). Lanstng ..... Btanchester up J·wtth 1 mtn- nian-to-man defense to force Talawanda .................,;..12 6 20 23-61 .3~polnters: WC-Jandes. T-Winkler, Pierce Ill North College Hill the outcome .from the foul ute left.... .Jere~y • . 34 turnovers. . field goal. had eight points and -10 reRecords: WC 5·14 (MML 2·10), T 84, Landmark Christian line, sinking 13-of-16 fourth . Ill Williamsburg 70, Eight different Falcons 2,10·8Holmes. "Our strategy on defense bounds for the Middles:·· (8·4). wasn't to take away HamilPRINCETON (55) - r:. Bro"J! !ft'u, M. .55 ..:.Junior forward Victor quarterfree throws. Beth.:;l-Tate 65. CO'-':) - scored, led by senior guard · "de shot but to keep Jones ~w~r 1o 2, Turner led NCH with 17 Andrew DeBord paced The Trgers came out With a Tony McCormick with ·11 Girls ton's outs! McGraths I313, o7,J.o.Wllllems Brown:,5 o3 2,14,O..<ares 3o6. them from pen· etr.d tin'g, " Oak Totats: 24 s 55.. ·.159) • Wll!l;fms) ·, points and seven rebounds. Indian Hill with 20 points. 13-~ run to start. the game. points. MIDDLETOWN 05 ' llll Calvary Christian Sophomore forward READING (64) -Lawson 1o2, McGinnis 2 SeJ!!Or guard Chris Gregory EDGEWOPDI44) -Gtbson 136, Peny2 o 66, Christian Center Hills coach Mike Price said. Thompson 1 13, Hunter 32B.,]!lrey 1o2: "W did · · Moss 7 0 15, C. Robinson 3 2 B. Mams 3 o7, D' Andre Fitzhugh triggered 59, Wynn I 24, Hershberger 3814, Brady 8s had two three-pointers and ~~;~~~n: ~ ~. ~~~:,;b:~ ~ V: Wltley 4o B, e a pretty g\)O(j jOb, but Glover 20 4, M. Robinson 3 I LTotals: 25 6 23, Wilking · center Ad MIDDLETOWN FENWICK (54) -. Halcomb Academy 1 7, Lady Cougar a 29-10 run scon.'ng 10 of Totals: tB 27'I 624.4, Brinck I 0 2, Aden I 4 6. semor · am Wy1ie Underwood is a great player ~~inceton ...................... 14 9. -i7:.. 1s-ss INDtAN HILL(55) Rogers SCOred seven Of hr' S 13 32o06,5, Kreke Munafo' ! I 4, McCormick 50 II, Martin Classic at Calvary Christian and was hard to stop." Middletown ................... 1o 18·'"1T-·14-59 his 14 points in the third 5o 10, Haarman 329,-DeBord sweeney64 3120, 7, Kendetl 3 0 7, Ktatngers 4 I 9, Bums 4o9, Lisa Van Berkel passed . S1.OWed Williams, 3-polnters: M-WIIIIams,. Moss,' Adams. P306, Meyer ,I 03. Totals: 21 755. points during' the run. Greg- Schwoo t l 3. Totals: 23 354. Ham!'ltOn aJSO Was McGrath. Records: M 9·9' (GMC' 8·4). quarter for the Trojans. Reading ......,.................. 12 11 20 21·64 .h d hi h . Edgewood ..................... e · u 10 17-44 the 1,600-point mark for Dan Celenza pace.d the Indian Hlll ..-.................. 12 9 11 23·55 ory a a career g seven Middletown Fonwlcl< ..... 17 15 12 10-&4 3-polnlers: R-Brady. !-DeBord 4, Haarman, three-pom·ters for the game 3-potnters: E-Gibson, Perry, Shepland: F· and Sarah Woods her career Eagles with 19 points. Meyer. . . . . Halcomb, Munafo, McCormick, Kreke, Bums. Re· and Carianne Curry each re~ LANDMARK CHRISTIAN (55)- Ellis 205, IIIII Mariemont 78, Wy. The '\;Vildcats came ba~k cords: F14"5· Pu'ray!02,Chamberlln!02,Gollghtly5212, omm'g 0 _Branden Fr'sh- With t.heir own 14-0.run.m !Ill Middletown Madi- corded double-doubles to Sasser 1o 2, Larkins 1o 2, Cetenza 9 o 19, 51 B k 'll 37 shannon5 o u. Totals: 2s 2ss. er scored 11 of his 24 points the second 9-uarter. ~eruor son • roo VI e - lead the Lady Cpugars into 1 30B~~:~~r~~~~!~:~~Lo ~~lM~o~;~~~~~ in the first quarter as Marie- for;.vard Mrk~ McK~bb~n Senior guard Rob Evick the championship game · of 5mrtll5 o 10, VIctorian 2 1s, Turnage 3o 6, m·ont J"um.ped out to a 21 _5 scored 12 of his 21 pomts. m scored 10 points, grabbed their own tournament. 11 Fitzhugh 1 a 14, Jackson 3 o s. Totals: as 2 84. 10 rebounds and had 11 · Woods scored a gameFrom Page D1 Landmark Christian ...... 15 13 10 17-ss lead and never looked back. the fourth quarter for. the been the worst loss]'ice ever North3~polnters; college HmL~~lfls, .........Cetenza, l4 20 Shannon; 29 21-&4 Phils :Landes also ·scored Wilcats to. put them back 10 assists · high 18 points and compiled ·experienced," S)r.IY-ester N~ fir t t ' Iford the bl Mohawks' f th made it 39-38 Elder with 54 said. "My dad was-:liere; all. ~~~~~~ull~si!t'~ir~cJ~oore, victorian. Re- 24 for the Warriors while contention. The Tigers had s np e- ou eo e sea- 12 assists. Curry hauled in seconds left. the alums were in ~h.'i':tr~use. CHL Chris Huen:ing paced Wyo- a .chance to win the game so';,oomoivN MADisoN (SIJ- Manis 1 o 15 rebounds to go with her Sylvester answered with a We wanted to sh<:Jwmthem ..; M d • 6 3·· n· ming with 15 points. ·With a last second shot, but 3, Evlck 4210, Berclill o2, Richardson 2o4, 10 points. Van Berkel ... a etra .. , . eer s 2t4 ' R T01as: 1 1a 12 51 · scored 11 points to reach 12-foot jumper u1 the lane this is still the pla~ft,.where (60)- Gale 33 10, Davis 20 £a!·1e d tO COnvert, sending lawsonBROOKVILLE ag(37}er 4 8 tB Park 56 -.Senior Center 4• T0WYOMmNG II tt 3 2 a 8 k1 13 w bri""t 2o 4 Furs· 259, Lindsay 2 with· 39 seconds; left. But championships are made." e • rue ' ey "'' ' the game into· OT o 5, Stephan 1 o 3, Ferrl~l 4o 10, Wolf 113, 1,610 for her career.· Bret underw0 . od SC0 red a Huenlng "15, Henthorn 1 2 4, Jacobs 2 0 4,1 • ' I 02' TOta Is: 13 6 37·. Clark 306 6,1 Hawley I 02. Totals: 24 9 60. WILLIAMSBURG (70} - Acevedo 50 !2, . Hemm eri ch205' cuInee Elder again respo».1ded. will Calvary Christian Elder, which could:hq,ve tied . game-high .19 points ..and MARI£!IIONT (78)- Wilson 1o3, Gray 2o Balnum 3 5 11, vance 3 2 9,. wood 4 5 !3, Mlddlotown Madlaon .... 104 II3 19 17 13-51 11• 37 play Rose Hill Academy of 4, Keys 2 1 5, Clasen 30 6, Asher 10 3 24, Carter 0 I I, Clayton 0 1 !, Poole 1.0 2, Brookville ...................... Coming out of ·a timeout, . 3·POinters: pulled in 10 reboundS tO , Weissman 24 9, Landes 512 24, Mellen J 0 2, McKibben 8521. Totals: 24 !9 70. M·Manls, Rager 2; B·Lindsay, Ashland, Ky., in the champi- point guard Jake Bazeley got Moeller atop the GGivSouth standings with a victc:my~ fell to Amls o·t I. Totals: 26 2! 78. BETHEL TArE (65)- Gill I 46, Wylie 6 l Stephan, Ferrlell2, Hemmerich. Records: M8·10 I ea d t h e M UStangS, t he Wyoming ....................... 5 22 11 22-60 13, Hesketh 50 11, Hauser 2 27, B.Cunnlng· i3·5SWBL): BG·li(H SWBL}. .onship game at 1 p.m. to- the ball at the top of the key, 12-6' and 6-4 1n leak\110-;play. No.3 team in The Enquir- Marlemont .................... 21 21 13 23-78 ham 12 7, Gregory 7o21. Totals: 23 965. !Ill New Richmond 89, day. hesitated, then lofted a per- Guard Mike Mahon::k:d the er's D!'VI"s!'on II-IV co" aches Fisher,3·polnters: W-Gale, Huenlng2. M-Wilson, Wllllamsburg ...... ,... 12 l7 13 19 9-70 Clermont Northeastern Weissman, Landes 2. Records: M 14·4 Bethel Tate ............ 23· 11 15 12 4-65 CHRISTIAN CENTER ACADEMY (17)· with 10 poiRt&.• poll. (CHL9-3); w 6·12 (3·9). ·k th 3H·polnlers: W-Acevedo 2. Vance, BT-Hes- 87 (OT) _ Junior forward Lane 2 a 4, Cha.l 0 2, Pandorf 4 3 11. Totals: 7 fect alley-oop pass to a back- Panthers ELDER (41) -Miller I 0 2.,sPZ1l"1 339, 3 17. . e , auser, Gregory 7, Re<ords: W 9·10 {4·7 . J h M M . I d cutting Schenke, who dunked DEER PARK (56}- Burke 6 113, Ruther· Other·S sac), BT 6·1216·5). o n c omg e score Benken· 3 o 6, Schenke 2 1 5, .M!1~on 4 o 10, CALVARY CHRISTIAN (66)- Moran 20 4, Bengel 339. Totals: 16 741 ....... ford-1 0 2, Drew 1 0 2, Wletmarchen 1 0 2, • ·D · htot f he. Lions ' 10over- Woods 8 2 18, Blaine 1 0 2, Stephenson 2 0 4, with 25 .seconds left. Beckmanto2;Hickey421l,Dennl~t60!G, · · ,..· ay t on J e ff erson· e1g MOELLER (42)- Tabler l 02,-Bymes I 02, Krumpe!man 2 0 4, Adams 5 2 12, c. Curry 50 That created the possibili- Monserez 2 0 4, Nagel 3 2 B, Sylvester.,lQ o 22, · Rovekamp 328. Totals: 23 s ss. ?' !'Ill Ripley 7 3, West 85, Middletown Chris- time points to g· ive the 10, Van Berkel3 4 11, Hunt 0 J 1. Totals: 28_9 McGlone 2 0 4. Totals: 19 2 42:'""" MADEIRA (63) - Tuke 408, s. Tudor 53 U • 45 Th Bl · 6G. ty of Elder ruining Moeller's ts, Burch 2 o 5, Luther 1o 2. Hem 3 1 13, mon . e ue)ays tian 65 - . Jefferson im- Rockets their first league Chrls11an Center Academy ... 6- 6 s o... u Elder .............................. 15 "' .•s. 11-42 Moeller .......................... 12 ·6o~3 10-41 Calvary Christian ............ 22 7 18 19-68 Underwood9 1 t9. Totals:u241111 s:i.13 1s-se clinched ~the. Southern Hills prove d t o 11 final game in the old gym. Deer ParL................... . -3. , . • . 1oss t hi s season. 3·polnt goals: E - Mahon 2; Ml~:S~ester 2. · 3~polnters: Cal. - Van Berkel. Records: CCA ."It probably would have Records: E12·6, 6·4; M1·1-4, B·2'1llll' South. 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Matt Sylvester scored 22 points to lead Moeller past LaSalle. 67-51 Friday night, giving the Crusaders the Greater· Catholic League South championship. Senior Clint Nagel added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Moeller, which is ranked No. 3 in The Enquirer's Di-

r~Win vision f area coaches poll. MoeJler outrebounded LaSalle .31-21. Senior guard Jeff· Hyle led LaSalle with 12 points. LASAU~ (51)- Thinnes 3 0 8, Buchelt Petit 1 0 ~; Hyle 50 12, Krulhaupt 2 5

40 10, 10, Schacklleter 3 1 7, Orr 1 o 2. Totals: 19 6 51. MOEUJni!G7)- Byrnes 4 3 12. Monserez 50 13, Wood 2 0 4, Nagel4 3 11, Sylvester 9 3 22, McGlone~ l 5, Totals: 26 10 67. LaSalle .........., ............... U 16 17 7-51 Moeller ......................... 13 21 18 15-67 3-polntar~:: L- Thfrines 2, Buchert 2, Hyle, Kruthaupt; M· Qurns, Monserez, Sylvester. Records: L 7-13 (A-8 GCL South): M 16-4 (10-2 south).

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sr. XAVIER (U2J, callahan 3 2 9• Grogan Shrin led the Rockets, the season-high 27 .pol·.l·n·ts "our · 12 points. '' l' adde d With No. 2 team in The Enquir- steals and four assiists: ~ , D' . II S h f Purcell Marian, ranked sci"''" er s !VISions -IV coaches op omore onward Jer- No.4 in The Enquirer's Dipoll, with 11 points. miel Atkins. led C!haminade ~!a.~.~:.~.:::·::.::~::·:'~' ~~ ~: 1t~~ KETTERING ALTER (63). Kohls 3 3 9, o. with 15 points. visions Il-JV . COacheS poll, 3-polnlers: E·~roeger, Mahon 2. X.Callahan, Penno 3 6 12, J. Penno 3 0 6, Waleskowskl51 made four free thrOWS late Basl2, Cashen 3, Heekin. Records: E 14-6 (GCL 11, Jones 52 14, Rubio 1 0 2, Loumann 4 1 9. ROGER BACON (55) - Bo;;k 1 0 2 John1 1• Hausfeld B 7 27 • Land 3 o 6 8-4), x 14-6 (8-4J. Totals: 24 13 ss. son in the fourth ·quarter to seal Huerkamp 1 0 2, Meridy 4 o 8, 1\)7lck 4 0 8, st: !Ill Kettering Alter 63, MCNICHOLAS (45)- Hensley 1 o 3, cuptto ctatr o 1 1. Totals: 21 9 55. the win. 3 1 9, Sheehy 3 0 8, Coates 0 2 2, Brunetti 0 1 CHAMJNADE-JULIENNE (~G) • Aikins 6 1 •h } McNIC oas 45- Senior I.Lawhon248,Huber113,Shrln5011. 15,Beach204,Johntgan103,1\rueger2410, 1 Junior Bret Noonan forward Trey Jones scored ~~~!;~~~ :~::; ............. 13 20 u 19·63 ~~o~ l61 s, satuke 1 o 3, Thomo, 3 o 6. Totals: scored 13 points for Badin. 14 points t:o lead the McNicholas ...................15 15 10 7·45 RogerBacon .................15 l~ a 1s-ss PURCELL MARIAN (55) - Finnell 3 6 12, 3:po!nters· K Jones 2· M Cuplto 2 Sheehy Chamlnade-Jullenne ...... 12 :U 10 13-46 Fulks 4 3 12, Eliott 1 1 3, Jackson 8 4 20, 3-polnlers: R· Hausfeld 4 C- !Iikins 2, Kni'ghtS. Alter, WhiCh trailed 2, Hen~ey. Re~ords: M 12:8 (7-7 GCL): Cooper 1 0 2, Pilgrim 2 0 4, Calloway 1 0 2. by two points after the fJ'rst ... Roger Bacon 55, Krueger 2, Johntgan, satuke. R~ords: R 13-7 "' (8·6 GCL North); C 5-15 (2-12 GCL Nc:~ .. Totals: 20 14 55. BADIN (48) - Murgy 1 I) 2, Oswald I 0 3: quarter, outscored Mi:Ni- Chaminade-Julienne 46 1111 Purcell Marian 55, Sutton 4 3 11, Brown 1 o 2, Noonan 5 o ·13; cholas 20-15 in the second - Bacon, the top-ranked Badin 48 - Senim Keith Rehrer 2 2 7,- Shull 1·1 3, Brlnck 3 1 7. Totars: 18748. ··'to take a 33-30 halftime team in The Enquirer's Di- Jackson finished with a Purcell Marian ............... 10 22 9 14-SS ............................. II· 8 6 18"48 lead. visions II-IV coaches poll, game-high 20 points for the Badin3-polnters: P· Fulks; 8· t)swa!d, Noonan 3 Junior forward Brian was led by Josh Hausfeld's Cavaliers, and Tony Fulks Flehrer. Record: 8 1-19 (0-14 GCL North):'. " 1 4 0 8, Cornelle 7:; 17.'3ost 2 2 8, Williams 1 0

2, Heekln so 7, casne.rs o 13. Totals: 2s 7 62. ELDER (671 11'1/l,,r 1 o 2, sazetey 2 4 8, 8enken 3 6 12. 4 4 12, Mahon 2 3 9, Kroeger 9 3 22, Benge.! o 2. Totals: 22 22 67.

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1!11 Waynesville 66:;: Middletown Christl.an 38 - The Eagles broke loose for 41 points in the second, half to break open a close' game. MIDDLEfOWN CHRISTIAN (38)- Balles 1 2 4, Belt 2 3 7, Cochran 10 0 23, Dickerson 2 0 4. Totals: 15 5 38. WAYNESVILLE (66)- Stubbs 2 0 6, Jones 1 1 3, Benton 5 0 10, Whipp 4 0 9, Sesslar 2 0 5, Shank 3 0 6, Letts 4 2 1o, wood 1 o 2, Castle 50 ll,llnd<Juer 1 0 2, Scunlon 1 0 2. Totals: 29 3 66. Middletown Christian •••• 10 10 :10 8-38 Waynesville .................. 16 9 ~!0 21·66 3-polnters: MC-Cochran 3;·W~Stubbs 2, Whipp, Sesslar, Castle. Records: W 13-7, MC 3-17.

ll!l Middletown Madi· son 55, Dayton Oakwood 53 - Shane Richardson scored 18 points and Rob Evick scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead · the Mohawks. Ryan Foley scored a game-high 22 points, .15 of those in Oakwood's fourthquarter rally:

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MML II Talawanda 68; Lemon-Monroe 44 - Senior guard Ryan Holmes scored a season-high 25 points for the Braves. ~IONROE (44) • Wolfe 3 4 10, NcMonlgte 6 2 17. Majors 1 1 3, Miller 1 2 4, Hunt 1 4 6, Jackson 2 0 4. Totals: 14 13 4.4 TALA WANDA (68) ·Prows 52 12, Winkler 3 1 9, Richardson 0 2 2, Cagwln 1 1 3; Holmes lO 1 25, Bennett 5 0 12,- Tharp 1 1 3, Jacobs 1 0 2. Totals: 26 8 68. · Monroe ......·.................... 14 !5 4 11-44 Talawanda ................:... 16 17 23,· 12-68 3-po!nters: M-McMonlgle 3, T-Wiilkler 2, Holmes 4, Bennett 2. Records: M 1·12;· T 11~9 (9·4 MML). ·

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·Kobe Bryant took the last shot, the three from the corner that would have won Jt for the LA Lakers. Two Indiana Pacers came f!yillg .at his face. Beneath the · basket, Shaquille O'Neal was shouldering Sam Perkins like a bale of hay. Bryant never looked for · · O'Neal, who shouldn't take it personally. In j:he last two minutes, Kobe didn't look for anybody. His last shot missed. Indiana beat the · defending world champions, llG-109. "We missed our last couple shots," was Shaq's take on the final few minutes. "We were just shooting jumpers." "I thought I had a pretty Paul Age: 49 good look on Car: No.3 GM Daugherty that last one," Goodwrench Chevrolet Kobe Place of birth: Kannapolis, N.C. ·decided. . Personal: Wife, Teresa; · "Do you want the ball at children: Kerry (ARCA ·the end?" someone asked driver), Kelly, Dale Jr. O'Neal. (Winston Cup driver), "I sure': do. I've been Taylor. . saying that all year." Career racing earnings: To which· Br-yant replied, $41,411,551 'They plugged the lane." Nickname: The · And so it goes with the Intimidator Lakers. It must be hard defending a title when Care~r .you're also a case study for ·Psychology 101. · Winston Cup Tension is human champion: 1980, '86, .· Shaq is tl1e reigning Man. '87, '90, '91, '93, '94/ Owner of three Winston Kobe is the Man wannabe. Cup car~: Dale Jr., Steve The NBA allows only one Park, Micl1ael Wa)trip Man per club. It's in the Americall Driver of the rules. Year: 19fJ7, :94 The Lakers would be a whole lot better if O'Neal and Winston Clip Rookie of theYean1979 Bryant ditched their egos Only drivor to win and acted like tean1mates. rookie of the year and Play nice. Don't fight Share. .a Cup championship in 'Ibis is what we say. back-to-back seasons: But think about it Would 1979 and '80 you? . , .· First Winston Cup You're at your omce, start: Mayi25, 1975, where you share a tii:le with · · Charlotte Motor a colleague. Only, you think Speedway;i earned . $2,425 as he finished you:re better than he is at 22nd in World 600. what you do, and you've got First victory: April the record to prove it Plus, you've·been around longer . 1,1979, Bristol Motor

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt got his wish. He wanted more drama in the Da:ytona 500. To get it, he agreed to more danger. This is the deal race drivers make. To fill the stands, to inlprove the spectacle, they push the envelope with escalating risks. Because Daytona was_ too dull last year; Sunday it was too deadly. Less than 25laps after a harrowing 21-cat·crash- an accident exacerbated by NASCAR's technological tinkering Earnhardt was killed in a last-lap, head-on collision with a concrete wall. The superman of stock cars was 49 years old, seven times the Winston Cup champion and, in the estimation of NASCAR Chairman Bill France Jr.; • . . . . . . The Associated Press/GREG SUVINO "the greatest Dale.Eam~ardt'scar (31 grazed §terling Marlin's car (not pictured), crashed into the wall at the fourth turn going abOllt 180 driver in the mph\oind was hit by f<E!h Schrader (36). The accident happened a half-mile from the finish of the NASCAR season-opener. history of the sport." . Dale Earnhardt raced cars the way Jim ·. ~~f:· .. , bumps .and .• bold challenges,. unexpected· Brown ran ii · - ··He,~ommanueu.•c: -·~ ~ftertheraceivas·over, oet:·t:>; it?' "' ·-· moves and even an obscene gesture to a . with a football --+ as if daring 2000. Winston 500, You'reyoung and gifted. .greenwokie. .----. ~-;-·-·-·-·'""Opptmerrtsi:u-ctosshispath;.-f-··-·-· . 1h,~ard~things didn'tlook Talladega, Ala; . You spentayear deferring · Some 200,000 fans W1tnessed Earn- He protected his position ·:::: First driveb to reach to your colleague's Man- · very good but, man, . hardt's 17te Associated Press black No.n 3 Chevrolet slam into a with all the subtlety of a · $30 millioh in earnings hood. Now you want yours. wall and careen into the infield during an 3,00(}-pound straightarm. Earnhardt. You figure he'll (1997) : DAYTONA·BEACH, Fla.He was That's Kobe. Can you First driver of any kind: . The Intimidator, the Man in Black, and bounce right back. Your first accident on the last lap of the race. A few Rival Rusty Wallace called blame him? hours later came the terrible news. At age him "Ironhead." Race fans to appear on a Wheaties right to the end, Dale Earnha~dt was every We're questioning O'Neal 49, possibly the best-known figure in refe~red to him, with awe cereal box' thought is, hey, he'll probably daredevil who drew miibit the brusque and Bryant for attitudes as .•' :i : -·: :;_ -.--;·);~·:·:. :·:· motorsports history was gone. and reverence as, 'The •:.Jions to his sport. human as tears. You try . come back next week at "My_ heart is hurting right now. I would Intimidator." ' · • · Earnhardt, the driver people either staying magnanimous when · In NASCAR's rise from a loved or hated - but had to watch either ·Rockingham and beat us all.' rather be any place right this you don't think you're num~ers·· way-'died Sunday at the Daytona 500, a regional circuit to national Jeremy Mayfield, NASCAR driver getting what's due to you. race he spiced up with his trademark prominence, Earnhardt was See EARNHARDT, P"'ge 02 · ·From Dale Earnhardt'~ Especially if you're rich and Winston Cup career:·· its most promiri~11t star. He idolized and used·to getting won 76 races on 'the Winston :1 .. your way. Dale Earnliardt · NAS\';AR driver Cup circuit, including the Number gfDaytona '500 O'Neal played seven Jr. (right) ahd Kyle !petty 1451 199.8 Daytona 500, and· wins (1988) seasons to win a ring and an his ,father fs hl!1gged by pocketed more than $40 MVP award. He comes back watch from· ·6 Dal~ million in prize l;!lOney. He,):·~· this season, he's just renting Place on NASCAR!si' ···the pitarea .E;arn'hardt (3) guessed not long agotpatM, space in Kobe'swodd. Kobe all-time win list, eight on Thursday. befo:re .the had four or five good years : ~ works harder than anyone .behind C~le Yarborough Junior, who Daytona 500. . left in hinl. . .· . .· .· .· . . . 'iii!;., in the offseason. His talent · finished· Petty is driving He looked his .oldse1f• ~1. shoots off him like sparks. Most wms m one second' to his son . • Sunday, fendillg.off passes Plus, he can shoot a free season (1987) ... A.d. a"'· · with forcefu.l.blocking·, · Michael. ... scar.,. throw. He wants his turn at Waltrip at the Adam was • - · leading the racefour times 17 playing king. Daytona 500 killed iri a 'before: crashing lessthari a Number of different If the Lakers had a third mile from a third-place on Sunday, tracks Earnhardt won last· crash wheel, it might be easier. As at during his career rode with his year during a it is, Kobe and Shaq own the • father in the Busch series show. Everyone else is 26 See SULLWAN', Page 03 ambulance to practice furniture. ,. Number of years the hospital. session in on circuit Iii! No drivers seriously hurt New Jackson no factor in crash that involves 34' Hampshire. Number of victories for 21 cars, 03 Phil Jackson, the Zen Earnhardt at Daytona Man coach, is paid lots of Speedway, the rnost of Daytona money to figure this out any driver 16: Number of years Michael But Jackson never had this' · Wall!ip has' raced on the Winston problem in Chicago, where Cup circuit The Assolliated Press Longest!race. streak there was never a 1 and a friend and his new car owner, thought we could. protected by Earnhardt Jr,: 463: Number of career Winston Cup without a VIctory, . lA,onlyal. DAYTONA BEACH, was killed in a last-lap crash. Waltrip started 19th in the and the elder Earnhardt, who · starts it took for Michael Waltrip to snapped ~hen he won The closest comparison Fla. - Minutes after: tillting Waltrip got the best 43-car _field and mtwed into fended off a series of challeng·win his first race ..., Sunday's 500 Dayto~a in 1998 to Shaq-versus-Kobe was chance of his career over the contentJon ~fter a laite 21-car. ers . as the t . d to 1::': Number of years it took Waltrip's the checkered flag in the paywinter when Earnhardt hired wreck, taking the lead .for;,:, ,, . . Y ne Magic and Kareem. Abdul. ~6 older brother, Darrell, to win Daytona tona 500, the great&'st · moWaltrip as a teammate to Dale good 16 laps from th'e (:pd. / :;;;their own last::lap,battle. Jabbar resented Johnson's ·Numb:ecof wins. 161.783 mph: Average speed for ment in his career; ·.Michael Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Park fame. The difference was, "I could n~ver have won "I couldn't believ-e it was 428 . winner Michael Wall!ip, 16 mph Waltrip was ali butforgotten. on Dale Earnllardt Inc. Magic passed the ball. . playing out," Waitrip said. "I 'without Dale Jr,,·• he added. slower than the race record set in Elation over his first victo"l thought it might be too finally believed I was going to "I could never.hav;e wonV{ithNobody in the league can .1980 ry in: 463,/starts tumedto bold or &ragging to say .we win with five to go." guard O'Neal straight up, · out 'the belief. of Dale St?' 49/14: Number of lead · gtief as word came th~t Dal~ ·could win it in ourfirst race as lhrough most of theJate· ..:_.:_'·''-"--_;_~4.:..: which oug}itto qualify him ~h~r>a~><>i m mber of different race ·Earnhardt, Waltrip's longtime a team/' Waltrip said. "But I going Waltrip1s flanks were for hands-doWn. Man-hood, On Sunday, O'Nealworking . against the 9QG-year-old / ·:

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a:r'cats lose lead, game in OT

By Michael Perry The University of Cincinnati blew a golden opportunity Sunday night to own one of the best records in Conference USA play. Instead, the Bearcats squandered a 14-point firsthalf lead, lost to Marquette 66-63 in overtime and. now need help if they ani to win a sixth consecutive C-USA regular-season title. The Bearcats (17-8) saw a three-game winning streak The Cincinnati- Enquirer/CRAIG RUDLE corne to an end. They are 7-5 UC coach Bob Huggins yells at his players during overtime. in .Conference USA and tied ,The Golden Eagles outscored the Bearcats 10-7 in OT.

with Charlotte for second place in fue American Division, one game behind Marquette. UC is also one game behind Mar. quette, South Florida and Memphis for the best record in the league. Marquette (13-10, 8-4) defeated UC for the second time this season. When UC junior Steve Logan hit a 3~pointer with 5:18 left in the first half, it put the Bearcats ahead by 30-16. Marquette trailed by nine at halftime but outscored UC 22-9 to open the second half. Brian Wardle's. 3-pointer with 12:40 left gave the .

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Area powers . start; road to ColumbUs B.Y·Dave SCh0tte

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Winton Woods is The Enquirer's coaches poll champion following its 20-0 season, but beginning Tuesday, those credentials won't mean much. "It's like starting over," Warriors <mach David Lumpkin said referring to the sec~ tiona! boys basketball tournament. Undefeated for the second consecutive season, the pressure will be on Winton Woods to avoid another early postseason exit. The Warriors lost to Hamilton in the second game of.the sectional last year. . . · '· "A lot · ot'people spoke about us getting. beat by Hamilton in last year's. tournament," Lumpkin 'said. "They said we were medioere but Hamilton had a tremendous tournament run and played good basketball at the right time." However, the road to the final four in Columbus will be tough, not only in Division I but also in Division II and IV where the majority of the state's top · 10 teams are from Southwestern Ohio. "In my opinion, any of six or seven (Division I) teams from Cincinnati could win the regional and go to state," said Moeller coaeh Carl Kremer, whose Crusaders won the Greater Catholic League South championship. "We have a great group of seniors and we're pretty confident. I truly believe our league is the best in Ohio and to win it is an accomplishment."

Another GCLS . team to watch is 'St. Xavier, the defending Division I ,state champion. Although the Bombers (14-6) finished in a secondplace tie with Elder in the GCLS, two of their key players, jordan Cornett and Steve Callahan, have been plaYing hurt and will again in the tournament. Western Hills, ranked No.2 in the final poll, brings a 10~game winning streak into the sectional. Due to a request by the players, Western Hills drew into the same bracket with Winton Woods and could play the Warriors for the Oxford upper bracket championship on Friday, March 2. 'iff it was my choice, we woOldn't ·be in the bracket with Winton Woods because I have a lot of respect for David (Lumpkin) and the ·program," Western Hills coach Lannis Timmons said. "The kids believe in eaeh other and that's where they wanted to play. I gave them the opportunity to pick and that's why we're in with Winton Woods." Elder is another team that seems to excel at tournament time. Moeller's Kremer calls coaeh Joe Sehoenfeld's team, which twice up~et the state's. top:ranked tellm (St. Ignatms and St. Xavier), "dangerous.". Another contender is Ocik H.ll)s, the Greate~ Miami Conference champwn, and rurlner-up Hamilton. And hOW about Loveland, .a team th~t finished with a 19-l recora but was snubbed at the seeding meeting.

Another question to b~'an"\ ·swered is how McNiCholas · will respond in the Division II tournament without veteran Jerry Doerger, suspended this season by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Traditionally, the. Rockets play a schedule filled with Division I opponents, then make a deep postseason run. Although Kettering Alter would appear to be the team to beat in Division II, Roger Bacon, Purcell Marian or Clermont Northeastern could make a run. In Division III at Sycamore, Cincinnati Hills League rivals Madeira, Reading and .Mariemont are the teams to beat. Ripley, the No.4 seed, could also challenge. Six of the top 10 teams in the Associated Press Division IV poll are from Southwestern Ohio, including Cincinnati Hills Christian· Academy and Cincinnati Country Day. "This is an unbelievable region," said CCD coach Howard Brownstein, whose Indians went 19-1. "In my opinion, this is the strongest field in the 16 years I've been at the school.". Besides CCD and CHCA, No. 1-ranked Maria Stein Marion Local, Cedarville·, South Charleston Southeastern, Minster and Reedsville Eastern are enterea in the Southwestern tournament. CCD's core of six seniors led the team to a 19-1 record, tying the 1992 team for best in school history. CCD history.

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St. Xavier .............................................. 48 b t 'II < I bt . (3) W. Liberty Salem s10n 8. Withrow ................................................ 37 team u wr 1ee even e 6:30p.m. Wednesday I - - - - - - - , . - - - - - , Roger Bacon won the Di- 1 ~:~~~;~~~;:::::::::::::::::::':::::::::::::::·:::::::: ~~ ter next season when we vision II-IV poll, using a late oHio DIVISioNs U·IV IFINALJ have senior leadership. Mid. Madison LRogersacon(ISJ ...................... ~.·~....~i2 Besides. Rite and _Ril~y, season run to pa?s McNieholas, Purcell Manan and Ma- 2.r,1<Nicholas .....................:..................... ls9 the Warnors start JUnwr 8p.m. de ira for the honor. ~: ~r~~~~M!:J;;;·:::::::::::::::::::::·.::::::::::.::::. l~ guard Byron Fields, senior March 2 1 1 . "This has been a great ~: ~~.~~t~.~~ .. .~l..::·:::.:.:·:.:::::.:·.:·:::::::.:·_lgg center P.J, Mills and junior group of kids," Winton 7.CierrnontNE ............................:............. 79 Dante Hunter. 1:30 p.m. Woods coach David Lumpkin ~:~~:,;;0'~!·::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::'::: ~~ All of the Warriors' start1-----, March 3 said. "They are very talent- 1o.NorthCollegeHIII ................................... 28 ers average nine or more 7:30p.m. ed and did what We asked KENTUCKY Roc Pis. points a game. Feb.28 9l ........................... lo8 them to do. They worked 2.J.Ca.Jngtoncathollcl Unlike last season when NeWPort C. Cath. (2) .............................. 99 ( 1) Kettering Alter hard and sacrificed to 3. scou .................................................... 9o the Warriors werep't voted · Division IV at Loveland achieve the team goals." ~:~,:::~;rliiin'io~·::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~~ No.1 until the final poll, they Springboro was the last u.7, Campbell Highlands .............................................. 49 took over the top sp_ ot three County ........................:.......... 41 Division Ill at Sycamore team to have back-to-hack u. o1x1e Heights ........ ;................................ 38 weeks ago from defending 2 unbeaten regular season - · 1~·. ~l;:;~r~;s;;;t::::·::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::. ~ state Champion St. Xavier. (4) Ripley 1997-98 and '98-99. INDIANA Coach Bill Brewer's Roger "It was obviously an enjoy- 1. East central (I4J ....................... ~~~... ~"8 Bacon team finished· with a Deer Park able time but there was a lot 3.2• Batesville ............................................. 189 13-7 record and was second Milan (5) ...........................c.................. 184 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday of self-imposed pressure," 4. Jennings co. 13J .................................... 169 behind Kettering Alter m the 1 1 6:30p.m. Springboro coaeh Troy Hoi- ~: ~~~~~;~~r~. ~ .::::::: :::::::::::::::::: :::·~~ . Greater Catholic League (2) Cin. Country Day 7 p.m. March2 trey said. "I know exactly ~:~~~~~,~~awe·::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::: ~~ North Division. 6:30p.m. Thwrsday Feb.28 Indian Hill what Winton Woods went 9,Frankllnco ....................,...................... 68 The Spartans last won New Miami through. They carried the 10' south oearbom .................................... 31 The Enquirer's poll champi8 p.m. Tuesday Summit C<Juntry Day 6 :3 ~ p.m. F~b. 27 - - - - - - ' burden every time they ran onship during the .1997-98 Felicity 8 p.m. Thursday on to the floor." · season. Lebanon also had back-to- helped make the team even Slowed by injuries at the Clark Montessori; back undefeated seasons better. start, the Spartans lost their "DeForrest is the reason firrst th ree games but re(1975-76 and '76-77) when 5:30 p.m. Friday Holtrey's father, Ron, we're as good as were are grouped when leading scorer (2) Reading --~fuyetteville coached the Warriors. this season," Lumpkin said. Josh Hausfeld, injured during 8p.m. 8 p.m. Feb. 28· SCPA Middletown holds the Ohio "The success that we had football season, returned to Harmony Communi Monday record for the most consecu- comes from tremendous hal- the lineup. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Friday tive regular season victories ance on the perimeter." · Like Winton Woods, the Lockland Batavia at 76 (1955·58) when Jerry A 6-foot"5, 190-pound ju- Spartans start four juniors. 7 p.m. 8p.m. · Lucas was the star player. nior forward/guard, Riley is "Roger, Bacon may be the March 1 March 2 Finneytown Although the Warriors re- an excellent outside shooter best team in Cincinnati next 8:30 p.m. Friday 8 p.m. WednesdaY turned four starters, the ad- and ·that ·took pressure off year," Moeller coaeh Carl KreSeven Hills 6:30 p.m.-Feb. 28 St. Bernard 6:30p.m. dition of DeForrest Riley, a Rooert Rite, a 6-2, 175- mer said. 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he sat front-and-center Sunday before the race. moment than here," said race He wore an open-faced helmet winner Michael Waltrip, who and shunned some of NASCAR's drove a car owned by Earnhardt. other basic safety innovations. He "It's so painful." said the restrictor plates Earnhardt's statistics - 76 vic- NASCAR- used to slow speeds at tories, seven Winston Cupdcham- its fastest tracks were for sissies, · 1 p10nships, that ong-awaite victo- and refused to don a new-wave 500 in 1998 - Head And Neck Safety (HANS) ry at' the Daytona don t come c1ose to camp1ete1Y brace that has recently been . thi t te11mg s s ory. touted as a way to lessen impacts. Rather, the image does. Earnhardt was more than One of the most-repeated : mean, tough and sullen. He was a quotes in NASCAR history dealt winner who still felt he .could with what it felt like to try to hold challenge the field every week. off The Intimidator with one lap He raced like it Sunday, bumpremaining: . "There is no worse ing Sterling Marlin off the lead sight than seeing Dale Earnhardt early in the race, trading paint in your rear-view mirror." with rookie Ron Hornaday a few Dressed in black and sporting a laps later and moving past another bushy moustache that was once rookie, Kurt Buseh, then flashing nearly singed off, Earnhardt was an obscene gesture as he passed. an intimidating figure who went · Even drivers on other circuits after what he wanted. Notjust on were intimidated. the speedway, but in the business In the International Race of world, in NASCAR's front office Champions on Friday, IRL driver ,..<,.:] ;n tba r"loo

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aside, and out of contention, to get a piece of the lead. But Earnhardt avoided wrecking and when the race was over, he drove up behind Cheever and spun him out on the infield. It was a move Earnhardt never would have thought twice about. had he made it, but Cheever 11•as apologetic,after the race. "The la.st thing I. need is a feud with Dale Earnhardt," he said. The race that may have encap- · sulated Earnhardt's career came in 1995 at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he turned the highbanked, half-mile oval into his own personal battleground. Early, Earnhardt was sent to the back of the field by NASCAR officials for knocking Rusty Wallace into a wall. Half the crowd cheered, the others booed. The Intimidator also clashed with Derrike Cope and Lake Speed, leaving the No. 3 car looking like. something that be-

But Earnhardt wasn't through. Charging back into second place in his taped up Chevrolet, he ran into the back of leader Terry Labonte as they came off the final turn. Labonte spun out as he took the Checkered flag, still the winner but battere d and bruise d by Earnhardt's persistence. Earnhardt began to steady his once-shaky· relationship with Dale Earnhardt Jr., the son who will take over·his mantle much sooner than anyone ever figured. Mter finally triumphing at the Daytona 500 in 1998, after 19 failures, pit crews, drivers and owners stood atop their cars and applauded wildly. No other driver could command sueh respect. "This one tops them all," The Associated Press/CHUCK BURTON Earnhardt said after that victory. Dale Earnhardt fans pause by a makeshift memorial outside the "It puts the icing on the cake." • He won five more races after- headquarters for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., near Mooresville, N.C. ward and finished second last year ~n the Winstop, ..Cup point stand-~·

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;wa_nts It's not about the money. That's what we hear all the tune when athletes sign their ·multimillion dollar contracts. · _' It's always about taking care of their family, being-in familiar sur- :(oundings 9r reciprocating loyal, :ty. Maybe' there's a restaurant in towri they like or maybe they just can't. bear to leave their favorite radio sta·Baseball's old-boy network is dead. The same managers aren't being tion. · recycled anymore. Six teams enter spring training with new managers. Money? No big deal. Four are rookie skippers and the other two - the Reds' Bob Boone and the It's as if the .,.~. . . . . ~--._; cash were the Phillies' Larry Bowa- also bring fresh ideas and new vigor. _last item negotiated, a throw-in .after_ everything else has been By Tony Jackson agreed on. Post staff reporter ,. Whenever a professional ath;. lete says it's not about the money, Six major-league teams, the Reds included, will go to · .you can bet that it is. spring training with new managers next week A quick But in the case of Bengals runperusal of that list suggests there was a clear pattern to ning back Corey Dillon, when he clubs' hiring practices during the winter. . ·declares ·his lack of concern over Four of the six are first-time big-league skip_.·finances, he might just mean it. pers. A fifth, Philadelphia's Larry Bowa, is managing in the majors for the first time ·. :· "I've got money," Dillon said since hewas fired from his first job, in San . ·r.eclmtly. "Everybody in the Diego, 13 years ago. And the last one, · league's got money. It's not a Cincinnati's Bob Boone, also )las had just .. money thing. This game is about one previous job, and the Reds hired him winning." only after they failed to reach contract - , Dillon has this crazy idea agreements with potential first-timers about wanting to play in the SuWillie Randolph and Ron Oester. per Bowl. .Imagine that. Playing Baseball's infamous old-boy network .for the Bengals and dreaming the one that for so many years allowed the , ,about the Super Bowl. . likes of Dallas Green, Jim Fregosi, Davey Talk about deluding yourself. Johnson and, yes, Jack McKeon, to keep The Bengals' All-Pro running popping up in various cities around the back will become a free agent league- is so five minutes ago. March 2 and the one thing he's With the game entering a new century, looking for above all else as he there is apparently a move toward new decides where he'll play next year m:ll\agers. Three of the six are older - is a.commitment to winning.. thM 50, meaning this isn't necesWhich is why, if this Were trusaTI.ly a youth movement. lyoan open competition, the Rather, it appears to be more a Bengals wouldn't have a shot at movement toward fresh ideas. retaining their best player. This P,ind in many cases, it's an effort organization is about a lot of to reward those who have paid · .things- turning a healthy profit, their dues to get here. ,alienating season ticket holders, Here is a brief look at each of drafting poorly, players being ,the six new managers: arrested for DUI - but winning ! : isn't among them .. Bob Boone, Reds Fortunately for the Bengals, The last of the six to-be hired, the system allows them to desigBoone, formerly a special assistant. nate Dillon with a transition tag to Reds general manager Jim that gives them the right to keep 'Bowden, waited patiently. him if they match the most lucraThe R~ds, meanwhile, tried to tive offer from another franchise. . See MANAGERS on 78 Without that leverage, Dillon would aimo:St surely play somewhere else next year. With it, they _ have at least a_ fighting chance to :·-~-keep him.····>· --~-~,;..--,..--~~::.:-:...---+-c.:----~ But with this club; take nothing for granted. The Bengals would seem to have everything Dillon could ·want. They have a beautiful new atadiuin with modern facilities. , They play on a forgiving grass _field. And they have enough money available under the salary cap to enable them to match just about any offer Dillon might receive. But they still have a mighty difficult time talking about winning with a straignt face. One of the first steps they've taken in their bid to demonstrate their commitment to excellence is to make a lowball contract offer to center Rich Braham, one of the guys who blocks for Dillon - the piayer they want to keep so desperately. That has to be somber news fcir Dillon, who has spent the past four years getting bruised and battered week after week only to look up at the end of the game and see that his team lost again. _ And Dillon has been here long enough to understand that when . free-agent time-rolls around and · the Bengals embark on their lais· sez-faire approa,ch t!l improving their roster, the top free 11gents .won't want to play in Cincinnati because they know the same . thing he knows: that playing for -this club means watching the .playoffs on ·Tv. _The Bengals~ust completed -their second straight 4-12 season to make them 11-38 during the _past three years. ·· Apparently, that suits them just' fine. Instead of cleaning house with an entirely new coach·ing staff, instead of infusing the .,_ organization with new blood by hiring a general manager, they merely shuffled a few folks around and bring in a new offensive coordinator. Dillon isn't asking the Berigals to. show him the money. He can s,ee the money all the way from his home in Seattle. The money win find him. '· What Dillon wants above all else as he weighs his future is for .. the Bengals to show him a sign, any sign, that if he re-ups with them for the long haul, he won't be staring at 4-12 for the rest of his career. ·,.It's the one thing the Bengals can't offer. . : Bill !{ocb can be reached at 392-2810 or bkoch@cincypfJst.com.

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r Crusaders· lead the GCL South By Kevin Gol!een. Post contributor

The Moeller High School basketball team took the shot Elder coach Joe Schoenfeld wanted the Crusaders to attempt in; the waning seconds of Friday night's _ Greater C'atholic League South showdown at Moeller. · Crusaders coach Carl Kremer was shocl):ed his star senior forward, Matt Sylvester, didn't take that final shot when he had an opportunity. So wl:iat else should happen ·out that an overshot three-pointer by Moeller senior forward Nick Monserez be_ pulled down by senior center Clint Nagel and put back in just before the final buzz. er to give the Crusaders a 42-41 win .against the Panthers. "As soon as it went up, I knew it. was long," said Nagel of Monserez's shdt. "I thought I had three or four seconds left, enough for a shot fake." Said Schoenfeld: "It's a fate kind of thing. We played great de-fense on that play. You don't want Sylvester taking that final shot and beating you." TJ:le Crusaders, ranked No. 2 in The Post's Ohio=area Division I poll, are 14-4 overall and alone atop the GCL South at 8-2. Fifthranked Elder (12-6) dropped to 6-4 in the league after suffering its second straight loss. The Panthers fell to McNicholas, 68-65, in overtime Tuesday. Moeller made 19 of 40 shots in the game, while Elder hit on 16 of 35. Sylvester tallied a game-high 22 points, while senior guard Mike Mah~~eO.::EUler..:¥fu. clO-i~oints.-::.:~;:.~-

Moeller seemed to have taken· · ··· control with a 38-34 lead with two mjnutes left. But a turnover and subsequent basket by Elder senior guard Tim Schenke made it a two-point game with 1:44 remain· ing. Sylvester missed an open three-pointer on Moeller's next possession, allowing Elder a · chance to tie the score. Panthers senior center Phil Bengel grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled wh:lle scoring on the put-back. He made his free throw, giving Elder a 39-38 advantage with 54 seconds left. Sylvester answered 12 seconds later, dropping in a· one-handed shot while cutting across the iniddle of the lane to regain the lead for Moeller, 40-39. After calling a timeout, Moeller came out and tried to_ pressure the ball hard. Bad move as Schenke took an alley-o6p . pass

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Bob Huggins has coached three of the last five Conference USA _Player of the Year recipients and 13 first-team all-league selections. The names of Kenyon Martin Pete Mickeal, Danny Fortson and Nick Van Exel ~e inscribed in nearly every corner of Shoemaker Center. Another could be added this spring, and it might not be that of sophomore point guard Kenny. .Satterfield. Though Satterfield is a John Wooden Award candidate an increasing number of others believe hi~ older teammate, guard Steve Logan, is the pulse of the te(l.m and a ~trong candidate for C-USA Player of the Year honors.

Without a question," Huggins said. "Since league play started, I don't know anyone ·· who has been better than he has." . As UC prepares for today's game at Southern Mississippi, there is little question that Log!ln has gone from a sopho- . . more thrust into a starting role to a domi' nant player capable of controlling a game. · Part of it has to do with his experience. Part of it has to do with his deceptive quickness. ·Part of it has to do with his ability to score points three at a time. Most of it is his. pool-shark like demeanor. "Stevie reminds me of those old-time ABA players, gTeat body control, great Se_e UC on 9B

>- L~s Ang~les Lakers star Kobe Bryant, nght, IS nursmg an injured shoulder but he won't miss Sunday's NBA His teammate;Shaquille the game with an injury. >- Today's evel"!ts (on 1NT) "''"'u't:<l slam-dunk championship, c.ontest and other contests. .· >- Sunday's game will be Y'' .•.. ,_ 6 p.m. on NBC. Story, Page 48.

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'Junior- forward Robert Hite scored seven of his 20 points in the first quarter to jump-start Winton Woods to a 69-47 win against Turpin in a boys' Fort An· cient Valley Conference Buckeye game. Winton Woods, No. 1 in The Post's Division I Ohio-area poll, is the only unbeaten team, boys or girls, in the area. ·Senior center P.J. Mills_ led the Warriors· with 19 points and 10 rebounds. TURPIN (47): Walters 7 0 17, Matteucci 2 o4, Seibert 4 0 9, Maull2 2 8, Zimmerman 3 0.-7, Rheude 1 o 2. Totals 19 2 47. WINTON WOODS (69): D. HunterD 1 1, Anderson 3 2 8, McCurdy 2 0 4, Fields 2 0 4, Riley 4 211, Hite 8 3 20, Lattimore 0.2 2, Mills 9119. Totals 28 11 69. . _ Three.point goals: W\\1-Rile~.Hte. T-Walters 3, Mau!l2, Seibert, Zimmerman. Records: Wmton Woods 18.0, 14-0 FAVC Buckeye; Turpin 0-18,0-14. JV: Winton Woods, 62-50.

WILMINGTON 64, GOSHEN

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WILMINGTON (64): Harris 1 o·3, Nance 306, Hinman 4 0 11; Grove 6 0 12, ,\rmstrong 3 0 6. Wilson 10 4 24, Halley 10 2. Totals 28 4 64. • GOSHEN (4•1): Drake 6 1 15, Bellt 0 2, Blevins 1 2 4, Smith 4 0 9, Carnwell11 4, Helton 2 1 6, Gulley 1 0 2, Hannah o2 2. Totals 16144. Three-point goals: W-Hinman 3, Harris. G-Drake 2, Smith.}~omwell, Helton. Records: Wilmington 10-6,8-4 FAVC Cardinal; Goshen 8~10, 5-8. JV: Wilmington, 56.-30.

GLEN ESTE 58, . NORTHWEST 4() - The Trojans hit five three-pointers in the second quar' ter, including three by senior forward Mike Reick. 8 22 13 15-58 ,

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t. X Senior Mike Grogan scored 1.4 points and made two of five three-point attempts as the defending state champion St. Xavier Bombers broke a three-game losing streak by beating LaSalle, 59-41, Friday night in a Greater Catholic League matchup. Notre Dame-bound senior Jordan Cornette, playing with an injured knee, blocked three shots for the Bombers, who are ranked No. 8 in The Post's Division I Ohio-area poll.

Xavier University-bound senior forward Keith Jackson and freshman Billy Finnell paced Purcell Marian with eight points each. · Purcell Marian, ranked No. 6 in . The Post's Ohio-area Division II-IV poll, drops to 5-7 in the Greater· Catholic League North Division. ·

WYOMING (60): Gale 3 3 10. Davis 2 0 4\rolletl3 2 8, Bruck 1 1 3, Weybright 2 0 4, Huening 6 115, Henthmi 1 2 4, Jacobs 2 0 4, Clark 3 0 6, Hawley 1 0 2. Tolals 24 9 60. \ MARIEMONT (78): Wilson 1 0 3, Gray 2 0!,. Keys 2'15, Clasen 3 0 6, Fisher 10 3 24, Weissman 2 4.9, Landes 1:12 24, Merten 1 0 2, Amis 0 1'1. Totals 26 21 78. · ·.. · Three-point goals: M-Landes 2, Wils01;~ Fisher, Weissman. W-Huening 2, Gale. Records: Mariemont 14~: 9-3 CHL; Wyoming 6-12,3-9. JV: Mariemont won.

MID-MiAMI LIEAGIJE TALAWANDA 61, WEST CARROLLTON 56 - Junior Matt Jacobs scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and senior Rusty Bennett was 3-for-3 from the free-throw line in the final minute to ice the game.

MADEIRA 63, DEER PARK 56 Senior center Bret UnderVIOod scored 10 points in the first quari13r to pace PURCELL MARIAN 5 8 8 .18-39 WEST CARROLLTON 111 13 14 •19-56 ' at ALTER , 10 9 11 21·51 Madeira. atTALAVIANOA 12 6 20 23-61 . PURCELL MARIAN (39): Finnell 2 4 8, White 1 0 2, Fulks 3 0 6, Madeira never let Deer: Park get WEST CARROlLTON (56): Gaddis 2 0 4, Carpenter l 0 2, Elliott 3 0 6, Jackson 2 4 8, Reid 1 0 2, Cooper 1 1 3, Pilgrim 1 0 2, 7 10 25, WiiHams 0 1 1, Shane 4 ~ 8. Tota!s 20 1.5 56. closer than five points 1n \he fourth JandasTALA Calloway 1 0 2. Totals 15 9 39. WANDA (61}: Prows 1 0 2, W1nkler 3 2 9, P1erce 2 0 6, ALTER {51): Freshwater 0 2 2, D. Penno_2 2 6, J. Penno 1 0 3, quarter. · Holmes 6 3 16, Bennett 3 3 9, Jacobs 8 3 19. Totals 23 t 1 61. Wa!eskowski 7 6 20, Jones 2 3 8, Rubio 1 0 2, Laumann 3 2 9, Three-point goals: T-Winkler, Pierce 2, Holmes. WC-Jandes Knellingar 1111. Totals 16 16 51. Underwood finished witM9 pbints Record!3: Talawanda 10-8,8-4 MML; West Carrollton 5-14,2-10. JV: Three-point goals; A-J. Penna, 'Jones, Laumann. Records: Alter West Carrollton, 45·34. · and 10 rebounds and junim' forward 17-1, 1H GCL.North; PM 10-6,5-7. JV: Alter, 61-55. L~ SALLE 12 10 12 7-41 Robb Hern added 13 point; and 12 FRANKLIN 55, LEMON-MONat ST. XAVIER 12 14 16 17-59 rebounds to lead the Mustargs. ~·'-ROE 40 - Senior forward Jason LA SALLE {41): Thinnes 2 0 5, Kling 2 0 4, Buohelt 3 08, Hyle 4 0 CINCINNATI HILLS LEAGUE ttl, Kruthaupt 6 214. Totals 17 2 41. Junior point guard Steve Tudor Butcher led Franklin with 18 poihcfr,,_:;.--' ST. XAVIER (59): Grogan 6 0 14, Cornette 3 3 9, Bast 3 0 7, FINNEYTOWN 57, TAYLOR 42 _:_ chipped in with 16 points fo1 Madei- and 10 rebounds. Shrtver 3 0 8. Nolan 0 11, Heekin 30 8, Retzinger20 4, Cashen 24 8. Totals 22 B 59. Senior guard Drew Reichle notched ra. With the win, Franklin improves Three-point Qoals' SXCGrogan 2, Bast, Shriver 2, Heekln 2. his first career double~double, scoring. L-Thinnes, Bucha1t 2, Hyle 2. Records:. St. Xavier 15-4, 8-3 GCL; Senior shooting guard J1,1stin to 7-10 overall and 5-6 in the Mid-MiLaSalle 7-12,4-7. JV: St. Xavier, 56-311. · 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Dennis scored 16 points for Deer ami League. ROGER BACON 54, BADIN 41 Mark Hawkins and Zac Busam Park. EDGEWOOD 54, FENWICK 44 - . Sophomore . center Monty St. Clair both added 11 points. DEER PARK 11 17 13 15-56 The Falcons lost just their second scored six of his 12 points in the secat MADEIRA 19 13 15 16-63 6 18 7 11-42 Mid-Miami League game of the sea, ond quarter to lead Roger Bacon. 9 18 13 17-57 DEER PARK {56): Burke 6 113, Ruthertord 1 0 _2, vrew 1 0 2, Wletmar~chen 1 0 2, Beckman 1 0 2, Hickey 4 211, il.,·.,is 6 0 16, son, as Edgew?od improved to 7:10 TAYLOR (42): Richmond 11 4, Rininger 1 4 6, Hoffmann 2 1 5, Senior forward Casey Land added · Rovekamp 3 2 8. Totals 23 5 56, Bo2ic~ 3 0 6, Kroeger 31 9, Thinnes 2 2 6, Montague 21 6. Totals 14 overall and 4-7 m the league. FenWick MADEIRA (63): Tuke 4 0 8, S. Tudor 5 316, Burch 20 5, Luther nine points, including six in the first 1042. 1 0 2, Hern 3 713, Underwood 9 1 19. Totals 24 11 63. . is 13-5 overall and 9~2 in the MML. FINNEYTOWN (57): Reichle 50 12, Hawkins 5111, Busam 4 3 quarter, for the Spartans, ranked No. -11,,Davis Three-point goals: M~S. Tudor 3, Burch. OP-Dennis 4, Hickey. 2 0 5, Partridge 4 0 a. McCormick5 0 10. Totals 25 4 57. Records Madeira 17-1, 11-1 CHL: Deer Park 3-15, 1-11, JV: Madeira 1 in The Post's Division II-IV Ohio· · Three-point goals: T·Aichmond, Kroeger 2, Montague. Fwon. ·NON-LEAGUE Reichle 2, Davis. Records: Finneytown 10~7, 7·5 CHL; Taylor 5-12, area poll. 3-9. JV: Flnneylown, 54-45. . READING 64, INDIAN HII.1L 55CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN 59, BADIN MARIEMONT 78, WYOMING 60 Reading center Kenny Brady scored RIDGEVILLE CHRISTIAN 51 - Juat ROGER BACON - Senior forward Branden Fisher 17 of his 23 points and Reading hit 18 nior Rundle Brockman had 15 points, BADIN (41): Mergy 215, Oswald 11 3, Suffon 2 0 4, Noonan 4 o 9, Flehrer 1 0 2, Marcum 1 2 4, Shull5 0 10, Brinck 2 0 4. Tolals 18 4 scored 11 points ip th~ first quarter of 21 from the free-throw line in the five steals and nine rebounds and ju41 ' ROGER BACON (54): Hausfeld 2 3 7, Bock 1 14, Holt 2 06, second half to break open a two-point nior Marques Irving added 19 points to pace Mariemont.· Land 3 3 9, St. Clair 4 4 12, Bush 1 0 2, Mendy 11 3, Wyrick 3 0 7, · Phillips 2 0 4. Totals 19 12 54. Junior point guard Phil Landes halftime .lead. and nine rebounds. Three-pOint goals: RB-Holt 2, Bick, Wyrick. 8-Noonan. Re· READING scored a career-high 24 points and RIDGEVILLE CHRISTIAN 8 13 8 22-51 cords: Roger Bacon 12-6, 7-5 GCL'North; Badin 1-16, 0·12. JV, at INDIAN HILL at CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN 8 16 14 21-59 Badin;59-53. was l2,of-13 from the free,throw line; READING (64): Lawson 1 0 2, McGinnis 2 5 9, Wynn t, 2 4, RIDGEVILLE CHRISTiAN (51): Boiling 9 0 22, 1ickel13 5, Hayes ALTER 51, PURCELL MARIAN Fisher finished with 24 points. Hershberger 3 8 14, Brady 8 6 23, Wilking 1 2 4, Brinck 1 0 2, Aden 1 4 2 0 5, Geiger 2 3 7, McKarney 1 0 2, Crowder 2 2 6, Bell1 0 2, Hoban 18 27 64 ' · · 1 o2. Totals 19 8 51. . . 39 ·~ Florida State-bound senior cenSophomore guard Chris Huening 6. Totals INDIAN HILL (55): D'eBord 6 4 20, Rogers 5_0 10, Haarman 32 9, CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN (59): Eernisse 1 3 6, McQuiddy 11 3, Sweeney 3 1 7, Kendell3 0 6, Meyer 1 0 3. Totals 21 7 55.' ter Adam Waleskowski dominated · scored 15 points for Wyoming. Gill ens 1 0 3,· Brockman 3 915, Irving 58 19, Garretsof12 0 4, Coats 2 Three-point goals: A-Brady. IH-DeBord 4, Haarman; Meyer. 3 7, Lowe 1 0 2. Totals 16 24 59. the Cavaliers in the. low-post, scpring Records: Reading 11-1, 16-2 CHL; Indian Hi:l7·11\ 4--8. JV: Re.ading, Three-point goal;5: C9-Ee!n~sse, Gille.ns, lrylng. R,C:-Bolling _4. 47-34. . 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds; Kayos. Records: Cinc1nnah Chnstian 8-9, R1dgev1Ue C,hnstian 6·11.

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GLEN ESTE (58): Reick 4 0 it, Blair 1 4 7, Mattei 3 4 11, Bryant 11 3, Clyburn 3 0 6,1ieke 2 4 8, Dlebel5 0 20, lanneUi 1 0 2. Totals 20 13 58 .. NORTHWEST (40): Parks 10 2, Wallace 1 0 2, Walker 10 2, Dulli 3 0 9, Mos,; 6 0 12, Kelly 21 5, Maxwell3 0 6, Nicely 10 2. Totals 18 1 40. Three-point goals: GE-Reick 3, Blair, Mattei. N-Oulli 3. Records: NorthWE•St 2-17,2-13 FAVC Buckeye. JV: Glen Este, 56-48.

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ANDEIRSON 60, AMELIA 46 Sophomore center· Chris Norwell and senior guard Kenny Rid· dell combined for 43 points to rally Anderson. · ~

Junior forward John McMonigle scored eight. points in overtime, including hitting two free throws with 9.9 seconds left, . to give New Rich· mond an 89,87 win Friday night against Clermont Northeastern in a boys' Southern Buckeye Conference matcl)up. Senior guard Brian· Blakley sent the game .. into., overt) me by hittinga three-pointer \~ith 4.4 seconds left in regulat.ion to tie the score at 79. . McMonigle led the Lions with 24 points and 13 rebounds, a:nd senior forward Matt Armbruster added 19 points and 12 rebounds.

AMELIA at ANDERSON AMELIA (46): M. Smith 0 .2 2, J. Smoh 5 0 10, Scott 6 0 15, Denman 1D2, Gladwell6 315, Meyer 1 0 2. Totals 19 5 46. ANDERSON (60): Collar 3 0 6, Riddell7 0 18, Turer 0 11, Thompson 1 1 3, Hirsh 0 2 2, Hayden 0 2 2, Norwell11 3 25, Kosky 1 1 3. 2310 60. Three-point goals: AM-Scott 3. AN-Riddell 4. Records: Anderson 11-6, 10-3 FAVC Buckeye; Amelia 10-9, 7-6. JV: Anderson: 47~33. • ·

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HARRISON (58): Volkerding 8 5 24, Kist 3 0 6, Brech 3 2 8, Myers 3 2 9, Ludwick 11 3, McDonald 4 o8. Tofals 22 10 58. MASON (64): Combs 3 3 10, Peters 1 2 4, Owens 2 3 7, Decker 4 09, Faulkner41 9, CU!p 2 3 7, Harman 6118. Totals 2213 64. : Three-point goals: H-Myers, Volkerdlng 3. M-Combs, Decker, Harman 5. Records: Mason 10·8, 8-5 FAVC Buckeye; HarriSon 8·9, 5·7. JV: Mason, 57-51 OT.

LOVELAND 79, KINGS 52Loveland clinched its second straight FAVC Cardinal Division title. KINGS at LOVELAND

CLERMONT NORTHEASTERN 27 19 16 17 08-87 at NEW RICHMOND 19 15 26 19 .10·89 CLERMONT NORTHEASTERN (8n Laflerty 3 8 14, Barrmger 3 1 9, Shepherd 5 416: Thacker 4 3.12, Allan 6 0 12, Roberts 3 3 9, Nash 4 5 13, Holthaus 1 0 2. lotals

29 24 N'rw RICHMOND (69): Blakley 13 6, Howell2 610, McMonigle 8 8 24, Jones 1 4 6, Fender B 0 20, Armbruster 4 1119, Berry 2 0 4. Totals 26 32 89 . Three-point goals:- NR-Fender 4, Blakley. CNE-, Barringer .2, Shepherd 2, Thacker. Records:.New nlchmond 4-.14, 2..S SBC; Clermont Northeastern 14A 9·1. JV: N"' Richmond, 71-67.

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' KINGS (52): Stewart 1 0 3, Lauderback 0 2 2; Cossman t' 2 4, Gayhart 2 0 4, S. Davis 41 9, Stephenson 1 0 2, C. D"'is 2 0 5, Garvin 3 3 9, Walters 4 210, Wank 1 2 4. Totals 19 12 52.

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LITTLE MIAMI (39): Johnion 1 tl 3, Albertson 2 0 4, Oakley 6 0 14,McVey 4 0 8, Kaser 3 0 6, Prttchard 124. Totals 17 2 39. ' ROSS (45): estes 0 2 2, McBreen 3 1 9, Hutson 2 0 4, OVerton 1 0 2, Wagner 5 2 14, Sizemore 1 2 4, Alee 4 2 10. Totals 16 9 45. • Three-point goals: LM-Johnson, Oakley 2, McVey 3. R-McBreen 2, Wagner 2. Records: Ross 12·6, 9-4 FAVC Cardinal; Utile Miam\5-13, 4-9. JV: Ross, 56·34.

MIAMI VALLEY CONFERENCE NORTH COLLEGE HILL 84, LANDMARK CHRISTIAN 55 ;Junior Victor Turner scored a game-high 17 points. LANDMARK CHRISTIAN at NORTH COLLEGE HILL

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, . LANDMARK CHRISTIAN (55): Ellis 2 0 5, Purdy 1 0 2, Chamberlin 1 0 2, Golightly 5 212, Sasser 1 0 2, Larkins 1 0 2, Celenza 9 0 19, Shannon 50 11. Totals 25 2 55. " - NORTH COLLEGE HILL (84): ~emphaus 3 0 8, Turner 71 ·17, Allen 3 o 6, Moore 5 Q\ '1 1,·Smith 5o 10, Victorian 2 1 6, 'fumage 3 0 6, Fitzhugh 7 0 14, Jackson 3 0 6. Totals 38 2 84. ' Three-point goals: NCH-Kemphaus 2, Turner 2,.Moore, VIctorian. L-EIUs, Celenza, Shannon. Records: North College 'Hill 11-6, 11-3; Landmark Christian 3-14, 2-12. JV: North _Gollege Hill, 55-32.

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: 'ST. BERNARD (64): Schnelle 1 0 2, Spears 2 1 5, Walker :6113, Hollman I 0 14, Turner 215, McNay 4 211, Fuson 30 ,6, Frazier 3 2 8. Totals 28 7 64. , · LOCKLAND (54): Cox 2 1 6, Pitlman 1 0 3, Collins 1 0 2, ,Biesbrook 0 3 3, Farley 1419, Walker 9 3 21. Totals20 11 54, .-. . Three-point goals: SB-McNay. L-Cox, Pittman, Farley.· •Records: St. Beniard 5-12,4-9 MVC; Lockland 3-15,2-12. '

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Elder's Rick Wiehe battles for a rebound during the first half of Fridats GCL South g?me at Moeller> The Cn.isacjers won, 42-41, to stay in first place in the league. ·

oeller: Gym's farewell suniably take _the final shot From :I.B in the lane. ··But when Elfrom senior guard Jake Ba- · der's defense C\)llapsed . zeley and dunked the ball quickly on .Sylvester, he with 26 seconds left to put passed out ·to Monserez in the Panthers back up by the corner. one. The small but loud El· "If l was open for the der cr:owd, which packed three, I was going to take it,'' one corner of the gym, went said Monserez .... But Jake wild. Bazeleymade a great recov"That was a great job on ery and came rushing out at their part," said Moeller me and forced me to rush coach Carl Kremer of the the shot. Luckily, Clint was pass. "Obviously, getting out there." after them Wru? not wise." It was the final game at Moeller's overflowing Moeller's gym. The school crowd got the final chance will be opening a new 1,350· to celebrate, though. seat gym next season. . The final play called for a To signify the event, sevquick· handoff at the top of en of the school's eight the key between Moeller se- all-time head coaches and a nior guard Scott Byrnes and large group of basketball Sylvester, who Would pre- alumni - including :(ormer

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MOELLER (42): Tabler 1 0 2; Byrnes 1 0 2, Monserez 2 0 4, Nagel 3 2 8, Sylvester 10 0 22, McGlone 2 0 4. Totals 19 2 42. . Halftime: Elder, 42·41. Three-point goals: E~Ma~ hon 2. M-Syivesler 2. Records: Elde,r 12-6, 6·4 GCL South; Mo,emer 14-4, 8-2. ·

WILLIAMSBURG 70, BETHEL-TATE 65 - Senior forward Mike McKibben scored four points and _senior guard Chad Wood was _4-fOl~-6 · from the free-throw lme m overtime to give Williamsburg the win. Bethel,Tate senior guard Chris Gregory missed a desperatioq three-pointer at the end of regulation ~fter a McKibben basket tied the _score. 12 17 13 19 23 11 15 12

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FELICITY (51):Tagga~'1 3·6, Little 11 4. Perkins 4 1 9, Hatfield 10 1 24, Moran 0 2 2, Easter 0 2 2. Collms 2 0 4. Totals 1810 51 Three-point goals: F-Hatlield 3, Taggart, Little. · Records: Felicity 7-1i. 4~7 SBC; Hillsboro 10-9,6-4. JV: Hillsboro won.

QUEEN CIT\' CONFERENCE TAFT 67, AIKEN 50- The Senators hit five three-pointers en route to a 21-point first quarter. Senior point guard Brandon Turner sank five treys to lead Taft with 26 points.~ AIKEN at TAFT

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AIKEN (50): Robinson 51 11. Smith 3-0 6, Ma9den 3 0 6, Phoenix 1.1 3, Jackson 4 0 8, Higgins 2 1 5, Taylor. 51 11. Totals 23 4 50. TAFT (67): Turner tO 3 28, Williams 2 6 10, Lynch 2 1 6, Huff 2 1 5, Daniels 1 0 3, Price 4 3 12, Duffy 1 0 Caldwell 0 1 I. Totals 22 15 61. Three-point goals: T-Turner ~· Lynch. Daniels, LY.nch. Records: Tall 9-9. 8-4 QCC; A1ken 4-14, 2-10. JV: . Atken. 51-48. .

WOODWARD 68, WAlNUT HILLS .61 in Shoemaker Center at UC - Senio.r shooting· guard Keo.ni Watson hit three three-pointers and senior forward Adriel Makon-- · nen made another on four:: str-aight po.ssessions in the· final 1:30 of the first quarter· as Wo.odward· pulled away. Senior point guard Law-.' renee Wilson scored a ca··reer-high 23 points for Walnut Hills. · WOODWARD . WALNUT HILLS

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. WOODWARD (68): Daniels 1 3 5, Edwards 4 1 9,-: Watson 7 0 18, Armstrong 3 4 H. Johnson 1' t 3, Walker". 3 2 8, Makonnen 6 114. Totals 25 12 68. , WALNUT HILLS (61): Williams 011, Stayton 2 2 6:, Wilson 7 523, Lamkin 2 0 5, Bonner 6 0 13, Aobinsof! 5011. Totals 22 a61. T~ree·polnt goals; W-Wat5on 4, Armstrong, Ma~' konnen. WH-Wilson 4, Stayton 2, Lamkin, Bonner,. Robinson.· Records: Woodward i 2-6, 8-4 QCC: Walnut . Hills 2-16, 0;12.

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MOUNT HEALTHY (45): Flowers 4 0 9, Love 1 0 2, Grillin 1 0 3, Perkins 3 0 8, Short 5 213, Lofton 50 10.• _ Totals 19 2 45. HUGHES (70): Salaam 4 1 11, Whitehead 6 0 14. Hargrove 4 0 8, Solomon 11 1 23, Vails 6 0 14. Tolals 31 210. Three-point goals: H-Sala~m 2,Whitel1ead 2, Vail~ 2. MH-Ffowers,. Griffin, Perk1ns 2,. Short. Records: Hughes 7-10, <\.8 QCC: Moun! Healthy 9-9, 6-6. JV~ Mount Healthy, 48-45.

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Sylvester tip-in but that is as close as it · got. It was the only basket of the half for Matt Sylvester of Moeller and Jordan the 6-foot-7 Ohio State-bound senior forCornette of St. Xavier may have been the ward, thanks in large part to the defense headliners in Friday night's Greater Cath· of the 6-8 Cornette. Sylvester had 11 olic League South showdown but St. Xa- ·. points to go along with three blocked vier's Mike Grogan certainly Qidn't play shots. Cornette- headed to Notre Damesecond fiddle. responded with 16 points and six blocked A senior guard, Grogan· . drilled two shots, including three against Sylvester. three-pointers from the same spot in left He ended tne· game with a breakaway corner late in the fourth quarter to help slam. The Post's top-ranked Obio:area Division "The momentum was with Moeller for I team erase a ·12-point Moeller lead and go on to a 63-5~ home win in front of a three quarters but it came our way in the packed house of 2,300 at Dick Berning fourth," Cornette :;aia. "We were helping Gym. St. Xavier outscored Moeller; 29-10, a lot on Sylvester"early and left their guys open. Anyoody can bit open shots and in the final quarter. The Bombers remain undefeated at 5-0 that's wp~t· they did." overall and 3-0 in the GCL South, while Following a three-pointer by Moeller No.· 4 Moeller falls to 2·2 and 1-1 in the senior guard Jim Wood that made it league. Both teams·shot 52 percent from 32-18, the Crusaders didn't score for the the field and each made eight treys. Re- final 3:29 of the game. Their last three · bounds w~re equal at 17 each and turn- possessions resulted in two turnovers · overs were minimal (Moeller eight, St. and a missed shot while St Xavier scored Xavier six). The difference was when and seven points to close out the half. from where Grogan bit his shotS. "I thought they extended their pres"I struggled early in the game to· find sure (in the fourth quarter) and we quit my shot," said Grogan, who finished with going inside," Moeller coach Carl .Kremer 14 points, including four treys. "We lost said. "It didn't seem like they missed a so much off of last year's te~ that I shot in the fourth quarter. They got great wanted to step up. We've got to have looks and, to their players' credit, they more than just one guy step up for us and bit them." I was open on those shots." MOELLER 19 13 12 10-54 10 15 11 2J-&3 The first of his fourth-quarter bombs It ST. XAVIER MOELLI!II (54): Byrnes 50 ll, Monserez b 114, Nagel2 3 7, Sylvester gave St. xaVier a 51-:iO ·lead with 2:40 left 50 11, Wood 1 3 11. Totals: 21 4 54. to play. It was the Bombers' first lead of ST. XAVIER (&3): Callahan 3 0 8. Groa•o 4 2 ' ', CG1nette 6 4 16, Bast 2 the game. His second shot made it 56-50· 15, Retzlnger4110, ShrlverO 11, Wi•'ir.·o <v 2. Totals 23 9 63. Hallllme: Moeller, 32-2~. Three-pobtt goals: M-Monserez 3. Wood 3, with 1:27 left. Byrnes, Sylvester. X-Grogan 4. Cailahao 2, Bast, ~!Zinger. Records: The Crusaders got to within four Moontr 2·2, 1-1 GCUl, SL XaYief .)-(). U. JY. Moener, ol-:.~. ·, Post contributor

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St. Xavier's Jordan Cornette launches a shot against Moeller. The Notre Damebound forward scored 16 points and blocked shots in the Bombers' 63-54 win.


St. X defeats Moeller SPORTS • SECTION B

St. X rallies to win 63-54 No. 1 Bombers ;overcome 10-point 'Moeller 1 le~ · (27_1~ t)O By Dave Schutt

1'he OincinMti Enquirer

St. Xavier, ranked No.1 in

The Cincinnati Enquirer's I,Division I poll, rallied from a

l10-point deficit to defeat jNo. 4 Moeller 63-54 before a capacity crowd. Friday at St. X. "We played as a team, and they played more as individu;als," St. X senior Jordan Cornette said. "We were down 10, but you didn't see ,any of our players with their heads down. We knew we could come back." ' lt was Cornette, Mike Grogan and Steve Callahan who came through down the stretch for the Bombers. They combined for 19 points as St. X outscored Moeller 29-10 in the fourth quarter. Moeller appeared to have the game well in hand late jn the third quarter, leading 42-32. But Crusaders coach Carl Kremer went into a stall, which proved fatal. "This reminded me a lot of last year's Elder game," Cornette said. "We trailed most of the game, and they slowed it down. We then came back to win it." Coming out in a press to start the fourth quarter, St. Xavier forced three quick turnovers, whiclt_the Bomb-

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MOEUER (14) ·Byrnes 50 II, Monserez 5 I 14. Wood 4 0 11, Nagel 2 3 7 Sylvester 5 I 11. Totals: 21 4-10 54.

ST. XA01ER (&I)· callahan 3 0 8. Grqgan 4 2 14, Cornette 6 4 6, Shrtver 0 I I, Wlffioms I 0 2, Bast 2 0 5, Retzlnger 4 I 10, Cashen 3 I 7. Totals: 23 9-14 63. Moollor .......................... 11 11 12 10·54 St. Xavlor ........................ 10 11 I 21-11 3-polnt goals: M-Bymes, Monserez 3, Wood 3, Sylvester. SX-Callahan 2, Grogan ·4, Bast, Retzinger. Records: SX 5-Q, 3-Q GCL; Moe 2·2, 1·1 JiCL.


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Otl)ers to watch (In alphabetical order): Anderson 2-2, Hughes 2-1, Lakota East 2-1, Lakota West 3-1, La Salle 1-2, Loveland 3-1, · Mason 2-2; Milford 2-1, Princeton 2-1, Talawan. da 2-2, Woodward· 2-2.

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2. Purcell Marian, 2-13. Madeira, 3-0 • 4. Clermont Northeastern, 4-0 5. Cinti Hills Christian Acad., 5-0 6. Franklin.~3-0 · · · 7. Roger Bacon, 1-2 • 8. Reading, 0-0 9. Cincinnati Country Day, 2·0 10.. Wyoming, 2-1· ·

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Uuckeye dreams come trUe for Moeller Sylvester pieRs osu over UC and ,Xavier ;,-t.f;PO

By Sean Keeler Post staff reporter

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Truth be told, Matt Sylvester pictured himself a Buckeye a year and a half. ago. Sylvester. was a sophomore on the Moeller boys' basketball team that won the Division I state title at Ohio State University's new Schottenstein Center. In between games at Columbus, he would marvel at the building's NBA feel: The high-tech kiosks situated at the arena floor entryways, the murals trumpeting the greatness of Buckeyedom, the wall-to-wall skyboxes. Yet, the fans were close to the floor, just like they should be for intense college and high school games. And they were loud. Dang loud. Geez, this would rock, Sylvester thought to. himself. One day, in between games, he turned to Moeller coach Carl Kremer, ·star struck. "I love this place," he told Kremer. "I would love to play here every day." . . ·· · Starting next summer, he'll get that chance.

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named the Greater Catholic League's Co-Player of the Year. He was a first-teamer on the 20QO All-City and All-Southwestern Ohio sqoods and was first-team All-Tournament during Moeller's title run in the spring of '99. Credit some of Sylvester's early commitment to former Ohio State player Devon Smith, who befriended Sylvester during his half-dozen visits to Columbus. Sylvester said he felt he was destined to become a Buckeye when he recently ran. into ,Smith in, of all P,laces, a basketball camp ~ Utah. · · •.

"I said, 'Devon, what are you and he said the same thing to me," ~vlvAdAr recalled with a laugh. "It was an sell job." Sylvester is the second major GCL star to commit to a major program outside of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Sylvester's friend and AAU teammate, Jordan Cornette of St. Xavier, gave an oral commitment to Notre Dame earlier this year. "We talked about (our chClices) on AAU ·trips," Sylvester said. ''When he early, I decided I wanted to commit _early, too." BRUCE CRIPPEN(fhe Post

Moeller High's MattSylvester, middle, announced Monday afternoon that'he.will play basketball at Ohio State following his senior year at Moeller.


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Matt Sylvester has had a basketball in his hands since he was a baby, so it makes sense that he· can do just about anything he wants with one now. . Sylveste.r, a versatile ~foot-? seruor at Moeller~ IS considered the best h1gh school basketball player in Cincinnati - an honor he seemingly was born to receive. His father, Mike Sylvester, was also a star at Moeller and played professionally for 17 seasons in Italy. He taught his son the perimeter skills not often as-· sociated with players his ·size,, and now Moeller coach Carl Kremer has given Mattthe freedom to flourish, not confining his star to the inside. "If he gets the rebound, he knows he's allowed to just go with . it," Kremer said.

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"He'll play what we call the four spot, but he'll handle the ball, post up and shoot 3s as well. He plays all facets of the game." / Sylvester became a- varsity starter in his sophomore. year and began/Showing knack for excelling in big games. He ~ a game-winning, buz?er-beating tip in the state semifinals and then scored 16 points in the state MIKE SIMONS/For The Cincinnati Enqulre1

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From Page C1 think he's much.' I don't want to . . . leave doubts in anyone's mind.'' .championship game, which Moe!Sylvester doubted himself once. . Invited to compete in the Nike ler won. "Matt had a pretty average All-America basketball camp after freshman ~ear, and ~e :vasn't a his sophomore season, he felt great pract1ce player m his sopho- physically overmatched. But he more year," Kr~mer said. "B~t eventually scored 24 points in a when we asked him to do a lot, m game convincing himself he beour toughest games, he. played his · longed. Matt announced in July he will best. The great ones have that ability." attend Ohio State. Sylvester said ~e owes a great . As a junior last season, Sylvesdeal of that to his father. When . ter averaged 21 points and seven Mike Sylvester played in Italy, his rebounds a game and was named family went with him. It was dur- first-team all-city, but Moeller ing those years (from ages 6 went just 10-11. months to 8 years) that · Matt Kremer said this season Sylvesdecided he wanted to play basket- ter will face the mounting presball for a living - and that Mike sure, the wrath of opposing fans decided there would be no baby- and the temptation to try to do ing his son if the goal was tQ be too much. He also said he's confireached. Both agree that father dent Sylvester will improve as a has been son's biggest critic - and senior. his best influence. That's because Sylvester isn't Matt is joining the family's tra- satisfied with one title and his dition of athletic excellence. His individual accolades. uncle Steve played for the Oak- · "I want· to go out and score land Raiders, and his uncle Vince more points than anyone else on played football at tlie University the court, get more rebounds than of Cincinnati. Matt said that tradi- anyone else and just try to domition· is more a source of inspira- nate the game," he said. "We've tion than of pressure. won the state championship, but I "I'm a Sylvester, a well-known was a sophomore, so that really name here," Matt said. "I don't wasn't my team. I want people to want to walk off the court and saY. I won it as a sophomore and :-tave people·~aying: 'Oh, that's the was led, and I won it as a senior Sylvester kid. People say he's the and was the leader. That would )est in Cincinnati, but I don't mean a lor to me."


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, After a year of rebuilding following t,he 199.9 state chai:iii)ionship, the Crusaders hope to make. some ~ajor noise again this.season. · "We ·have a great charice at being a good team," said head coach Carl Kremer. "We have a · lot of kids back and a lot of talent : ·at the fo~r and fiye spots." · . Matt ~ylvester returns _at power forward~· The highly tout-. ed 6-foot-7_ senior signed with Ohio State and looks to be one of the top scorers in Cincinnati for a second straight year. : ~e is joined up· front by. 6- · foot-.7 ·center Clint Nagel,· who comes in fr.om Loveland: :t-l'agel' is popular with several Division. II coJleg~s and should be .a. key· scorer right a'way. _ Another_important .factor_for. the Crusaders is the· return of point :guard Scott Byrnes;- a three-year varsity play~r· who, missed inost of last.~eason with a back injury. · ; "He's a key to the. team's iong-term success," Kremer said. Nick Monserez and Tyler Tabler ~h~te up· tlie p_eiimeter. Monserez, 6-foot-5, looks to be .. . the starting two guard.. .. .. · Christmas t? New Ye~:s for the Kremer predicts the Greater : Nike 'Prep Classic. . The Catholic League will' not ge~ any ·crusaders._will face fol;Jr of the· easier. He has the team Slated .for top teams in the nation during, a holiday !_I:ip to _San Di~g~oiD: ·the t<:)urnament. · :. .... . · ,. ·

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DIVISION I BOYS' ~KETBALL FIRSTllAM . NAME Jawad Williams MATT SYLVESTER J.J. Sullinger Devin Green Mark Raabe Roy Hall Chris Quinn

Moeller senior shares Ohio honor The J!ssociated Press

COLUMBUS- Two players from high-profile programs headed for higher-profile programs took the top·honors on the 2000-2001 Associated Press Division I boys All-Ohio high school basketball team announced, Monday. Moeller's Matt Sylvester, a 6foot-7 senior, shares the player of the year honors ii). lhe big-school division with Thomas Worthington's j.J. Sullinger. Sylvester, who has signed to play next season at Ohio State, averaged 21.4 points and 7.5 rebounds a game while shooting 48 percent from 3-point range. Sullinger, a 6-5 senior who will next play for Arkansas, had averages of 20.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.8 steals ' a game. The coaches of the year in the division are jed Dunn, who led Lyndhurst Brush to a 17-3 record and a league 'title, and Columbus Brookhaven's Bruce Howard, who guided his team to a perfect record, a No. 1 ranking in the final poll and state tournament berth, where it will play Elder. Western Hills senior Danny

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NAME SCHOOL HT. YR. SCORING Ronald Lewis Cols. Brookhaven 6-4 Jr. 17.2 ppg Dennis Springs Tol. Scott 5-5 Sr. 15.5 ppg Tol. Libbey 5-10 Sr. 18.9 ppg Jamaal Mays Chris Harrell Euclid 6-2 Sr. 22.3 ppg Aaron Nichols Cleve. Glenville 6-4 Sr. 21.1 ppg Terence Dials Yngs. Boardman 6-8 Sr. 16.8 ppg DANNY HORACE Western Hills 6-6 Sr. 21.1 ppg ROBERT HITE Winton Woods 6-2 Jr. 17.5 ppg Atl"tens 6-2 Sr. 22.5 ppg Wade Martin • PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: MATT SYLVESTER, Moeller; J.J. Sullinger, Worthington. • COACHES OF THE YEAR: Jed Dunn, Lyndhurst Brush; Bruce Howard. Cols. Brookhaven.

LOCAL SPECIAL MENTION Jordan Cornette, St. Xavier.

LOCAL HONORABLE MENTION Jake Bazeley, Elder; Darryl Peterson, Western Hills: Paul Volkerding, Harrison; DeForrest Riley, Winton Woods; Kevin Schappell, Loveland; Justin Wilson. Wilmington. ·


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' flfSt half. He nailed a three-point goal with 4:13 left in the period to make it 27-23. Jim Wood scored. for Moeller to cut it to two points. ; Jake Bazeley banked in a pull-up jumper and Mahon connected on back-to-back threes to make it 35-25. "We got behind and we had to gamble," Kremer said. "We can guard Mahon one-onone, but we had to chase the ball around. When you have to gamble, Mahon is a guy who can stick the dagger in your heart. He did." Bazeley led all scorers with 16 points, including a petfect 6-for-6 from the freethrow line. Sylvester's 15 led Moeller, while fellow senior Nick Monserez added. seven. Scott Byrnes and Sean Mahoney each scored six, jeff Reisert had three, 'Wood two, and Tyler ¡ Tabler one. Moeller finishes the season with a GCL championship and an 18-5 record. "We're not going to reach our ultimate goal, but later on we'll try to remind them of all we did accomlish," Kremer said. "It has been a tremendous senior ~lass. They will \ alwavs be part of our program."


Moeller orwatd picks Ohio St. O'Brien, arena help Sylvester commit early By Dave Schutte .2. tJ41"l 17ze Cincinnati Enquirer

After Moeller High won 1the 1999 Division I state basketball championship at Ohio State's Schottenstein Center, Matt Sylvester made a.decision. 1 "Matt told me that he'd I like to play his college bas1ketball in this arena," ' Moeller coach Carl Kremer said.'-'~It didn't surprise me that he chose Ohio State." Passing over offers from Xavier, Dayton, Cincinnati, Michigan State, Utah and North Carolina S t a t e , Sylvester announced ManClay an oral commitmen~Jo 1 Ohio State.

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Elder breezed into Saturday's District final against the Crusaders with an impressive 60-35 victory over Colerain in the Cincinnati Division I upper bracket sectional finals at UC's Shoemaker Center Monday night. . The Panthers, 17-6, got 17 points from Tim Schenke and held Colerain to 25 percent · shooting in the first half. Moeller, 18-4 and the GCL South champion, won both regular-season games. The game is 1 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena. . "We're just ready right, now," Schenke said of Moeller.;. "We just have to play with the: intensity like we have the last, three games." ; The other District title game' will pit defending state champion St. Xavier against Vandalia-Butler, which beat Troy in overtime Monday, at 7 p.m. at UD. The Bombers, 17-5, advanced .bY beating Withrow 59-43 In· Monday's second game. "We're right where we want to be," said senior guard Steve Callahan.

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bounds, two steals and a pair of assists against Colerain. Fellow senior Scott Benken Tim Schenke didn't hesijust six points but had scored tate with his smile or his aneight assists and five reswer. bounds. "We're ready for this Schenke scored five of Elgan1e," said the Elder senior forward, looking ahead to Sat- der's first seven points, includurday's 1 p.m. district final ing a pair of high flying dunks. Senior point guard JakeBamatchup with Moeller. "We don't need anything to get us zeley delivered a perfect alleyoop pass that Schenke caught up for this one." · The sixth-seeded Panthers while cutting· baseline and 07-6) earned a third shot at threw down for Elder's · first Moeller this season with a points. His steal and slam 60-35 dismantling of unseeded while being fouled with 4:34 Colerain {14-9) for the upper left in the opening period bracket sectional champion- made it 7-5, and he added a ship at the University of Cin- layup with 44 seconds to go in cinnati's Shoemaker Center the quarter to give Elder the lead for good, 9-7. Monday night. Elder also limited Colerain· Moeller, the No. 3 seed in the sectional tournament, beat senior guard Mike Ferris, the Eldet twice during the regillar leading scorer in the Greater season en route to winning its Miami Conference at 14.9 sixth Greater Catholic League points a game, to. eight points South championship iQ nine on two-of-seven shooting. Schenke supplied most of seasons. That included a lastsecond 42-41 win last month at that pressure. Moeller. "We just tried not to Schenke, a 6-foot-6 senior give him open looks," said Elforward, led all scorers with 17· der coach Joe Schoenfeld. "As points while adding five re- soon as he caught the ball, Post staff reporter

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COLERAIN (35): Finney 2 04, Oafl1 0 2. Monaghan 5112. Davis 306, Ferris 228, Aker 102, BeigeiO 11. Totals 14 4 35. ELDER (60): Schenke 7 3 17, Mahon 4 2 13, Bengel 1 0 2, Bazeley 5 2 12. Benken 3 0 6. Wellendorl 1 0 2, Volpe 2 0 4, Kroeger 1 0 2, Roberto 1 0 2. Tolals 25 7 60. Three-point goals: C-Ferris 2, Monaghan. E-Mahon 3. Records: Colerain 14-9, Elder 17-6.


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Moeller senior forward Matt Sylvester has been providing the Crusader faithful·with heroics for the past three seasons. Sylvester once again delivered as he tipped in a missed shot with 1.9 seconds left to give the No. 3 seed Crusaders a 61-60 overtime win Friday night against No. 7 seed Hamilton at Miami University's Millett Hall. Sylvester put on a dominating performance, finishing with 34 'points on 12-of-17 shooting and · added eight rebounds. '1- Sylvester also hit a free throw With seven secbnds left to force the overtime. Moeller will play March 10 at 1 p.m. at Xavier University's Cintas Center against the winner .of Monday night's Elder vs. Colerain upper-bracket sectional at the University of Cincinnati. · MOEllER HAMilTON

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OXFORD - Nick Monserez came up with the def~nsive play and Matt Syl~est~r delivered the crushing blow in Moeller's 61-60 o\•ertime victory over Hamilton in a Division I basketball sectional final at Millett Hall . ·. Friday night. :with the Crusaders trailing 60-59 and 10 seconds remainiQg in overtime, Monserez stole the ball at midcourt and cfrove to the basket, _but niissed an off-balance shot. : A trailing Sylvester, who would finish with 34 points, gi-abbed the rebound and scored on a four~foot jump sh:Jt with .one second remaining, enabling the No. 3 seeded Crusaders to avoid the upset. :"I was going to foul, but I d~cided to take a swipe at the ball," Monserez said. "I somehow got a piece of the ball and grabbed it." · :The heroics by Monserez and Sylvester climaxed a·nipand-tuck fourth quarter after tfie Big Blue erased a 36-25 Crusaders lead midway through the third quarter: :sylvester, a 6~foot-7 senior who will play at Ohio ~ate next season, also came up big with 34 seconds remaining in overtime, nailing . a:3~pointer to cut the deficit ftom four points_ to one. ·"We didn't have to dribble \

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break. With Hamilton leading 25-24 at halftime, Moeller opened the second half on a 11-0 run, fueled by two 3pointers by Tyler Tabler and . five points from Sylvester. HAMILTON (60) - Andrews 5 4 16. Under· wood I 0 2. Smith 5 4 14. Rusbosln 7 2 18, Couch I 0 2, Ballinger 3 0 8. Totals: 22 10 60. MOELLER (61) - Tabler 2 2 8, Symes 2 2 6. Monserez 2 0 5, Nagel 2 I 5, Sylvester 12 6 34, McGone I I 3. Totals: 21 12 61. Ham1Hon ......................... 13 12 14 13 8·60 Moeller........................... 10 14 18 10 9-61 3-polnters: M-Tabler 2. Monsere~o Sylvester 4. H-Andrews 2, ~sbosln 2, Ballinger 2.


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By Kevin GOheen Post contributor

The Moeller High School bas· ketball team took the shot Elder coach Joe Schoenfeld wanted the Crusaders to attempt in the waning seconds of Friday night's 3reater Catholic League South' ;howdown at Moeller. Crusaders coach Carl Kremer was shocked his star senior for· ward, Matt Sylvester, didn't take that final shot when he had an. opportunity. · ~ · So what else should happen but that an overshot three-pointer by Moeller senior forward Nick Monserez be pulled down by se· nior center Clint Nagel and put back in just before the final' buzz· er to give the Crusaders a 42-41 win against the Panthers. · "As soon as it went up, I knew it was long," said ;Nagel of Mon· serez's shot. "I thought I had three or four seconds left, enough for a shot fake." Said Schoenfeld: "It's a fate kind of thing. We played great defense on that play. You don't want Sylvester taking that final shot and beating you."

The Crusad~rs, ranked No. 2 in The 7Post's Ohio-area Division I poll, are 14-4 overall and alone atop the GCL South at 8-2. Fifthranked Elder {12-6) dropped to 6-4 in the league after suffering its second straight loss. The Panthers fell to McNicholas, 68-65, in overtime Tuesday. Moeller made 19 of 40 shots in the game, while Elder hit on 16 of 35. Sylvester tallied a game-high 22 points, while senior guard Mike Mahon le~ Elder with 10 points. Moeller seemed to have taken control with a 38-34 lead with two minutes left.. But .a turnover and subsequent basket by Elder senior guard Tim Schenke made it a two-point game with 1:44 remaining. Sylvester missed an open three-pointer on Moeller's next possession, allowing Elder a chance to tie the score. Panthers senior center Phil Bengel grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled while scor·-ing on the put-back. He made his free throw, giving Elder a 39-38 advantage with 54 seconds left. Sylvester answered 12 seconds later, dropping in a one-handed shot while cutting across the ,mid· dle of the lane to regain the lead · for Moeller, 40-39. After calling a timeout, Moeller came out and tried · to::pressure· the ball hard. Bad move, as Schenke took an alley-oop pass ;1..-10 See MOELLER on 2B- ul

Moeller: Gym's farewell From lB from senior guard Jake. Bazeley and dunked the ball with 26 seconds left to put the Panthers back up by one. The small but loud Elder crowd, which packed one corner of the gym, went wild. · "That was a great job on their part," said Moeller coach Carl Kremer of the pass. "Obviously, getting out after them was not wise." Moeller's overflowing• crowd got the final chance to celebrate, though. The final play called for a quick handoff at the top of the key between Moeller senior guard Scott Byrnes and Sylvester, who would pre-

sumably take the final shot in the lane. But when El· der's defense collapsed quickly on Sylvester, he passed out to Monserez in the corner. "If I was open for the three, I was going to take it," said Monserez. "But Jake Bazeley made a great recovery and came rushing out at me and forced me to rush the shot. Luckily, Clint was there." It was the final game at Moeller's. gym. The school will be opening a new 1,350seat gym next season. To signify the event, seven of the school's eight all-time head coaches and a large group· of basketball alumni - including former

high school All-Americans Mike Sylvester (Matt's fa· ther), Byron Larkin and Mike Monserez (Nick's brother) - attended the game. . "That's an in·the-trench, hand-to-hand style game typical of the GCL," Kremer said. "I'm really happy for Clint because he does so much of the dirty work underneath." ELDER • 15 7 9 10-41 at MOELLER 12 6 13 11-42 ELDER (41): Miller 1 0 2. Bazeley 3 3 9. Benken 3 0 6, Schenke 2 1 5, Mahon 4 0 10, Bengel 3 3 9 Totals 16 7 41. MOELLER (42): Tabler 1 0 2, Byrnes 1 0 2. Monserez 2 0 4, Nagel 3 2 8, Sylvester 10 0 22. McGlone 2 0 4. Totals 19 2 42. Ha!Hime: Elder. 42·41. Three-point goals: E·Ma· hon 2. M-Sylvester 2. Records: Elder 12-6, 6-4 GCL . South; Moeller 14-4, B-2.

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Peaking Panthers oust Moeller By Carey Hoffman Eni[Uirer contributor

.. DAYTON- Elder's conVincing 55-40 victory over Moeller Saturday in a Divi~on I district championship gani.e boils down to two inspired runs, two personnel mismatches and the confi4erice. of 3-point specialist Mike. Mahon. ·i All of ~t framed by a tenaCi(iu'S effort from what may b~ ..JI}e best ·fundamental te'ahi. defense still standing Jri ihe Ohio tournament. '} ''They are getting better ~v'¢rY' game," Moeller· '~6'ath Carl Kreiner said of Elder: ''Give Coach Qoe) Schoenfeld and their players credit - they have really evolved into their personnel very well." Elder (.18-6) advances to the Division I regional semifinals ag-:<inst Spring'field South at 6:15p.m. Thursday at Xavier's Cintits Center. ·The Panthers, \vho lost .~to GCL South champ Moeller (18-5) .twice in the regular season, have found winning ' formulas . on both·· offense and defense. , ''All year, different guys have stepped·. forward," Schoenfeld said. "None of them are superstars, but we say if ordinary players can make the ordinary plays every time, this team can be extraordinarv."


./' Elder looked ·ordifiary in a hard time getting good the first five minutes Sat-· looks at the basket," Kre-. urday, falling behind 11-3. mer said of his Ohio StateBut ·then came the bound star, who averaged Panthers' first big run, a ~1.4 points per game this 14-0 burst that put Elder year. ahead 17-11 with 5:27 left He was Moeller's only , in the first half.. double-figure scorer Satur: Moeller came back to cut day, finishing with 15 points. 1 the lead to 22-21 at half, On the other end, Elder's but in the second half, El- Mahon was getting looks but der simply refused to give not any points. He missed his up points. Moeller scored first five shots, including a on'ly · two baskets in the routine 15~footer with Elder first 11 minutes of the sec- ahead 24-23 in the middle of ond half. the third quarter. But his With 6-foot-7 Elder for- sixth try - a high-arching ward Tim Schenke denying . 3-pointet with 4:12 left in Moeller star Matt Sylves-. the third - was on the monter the ball, Sylvester ey, as were back-to-back 3didn't get his first basket of pointers later in the quarter. the second half until two Mahon's scoring broke the minutes were left in the . _game open, giving Elder a game. 35-25 lead after three quar"Our whole team relies ters. . on defense. I think we're But with five Elder players the best defensive team in scoring eight or more points, the city," said ~lder point the offensive credit was guard Jake Bazeley,· who spread around. Bazeley led had 16 points, a pair of the way by using his 6-3 · steals and five assists. · height to take Moeller's · "They're very, very smaller guards to the basket, good defensively. Matt had while Schenke added 10


Moeller slips past Big Blue in D-I sectional action ----_ BY-JAMES WEBER 2'"·'"f;"' ·''CoNTRIBUTOR.''"'\·

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Area high school basketball had mixed results in their marches to glory. Moeller got past the Division I sectional touma!I!-ent, while Madeira was an upset vic' tim in Division lll. · ' Moeller used its All-American heritage to pull off a dramat. ic finish on its way to the district tournament. The Crusaders edged Hamilton 61-60 in overtime March 2 at Miami University's Millett Hall. Senior Matt Sylvester, headed to play for Ohio State next year, scored five of his 34 points in the final 30 seconds. of overtime, including a short jumper with one second remaining for the winning points. The son of 1970 grad Mike Sylvester teamed with 1999 grad Mike Monserez's brother Nick · for a thrilling finish. With Moeller trailing 60-56, Sylvester drained a three-pointer to pull the Crusaders within a point. Then, with less than I 0 seconds left, Monserez attempted to foul a Hamilton player at midcourt but ended up stripping the ball cleanly. Monserez drove to the basket and missed a tough shot, but Sy Ivester rebounded and made · the game winner. . The,. Crusaders averted a what-if scenario that could have haunted th~m, as they were distracted by a bus ride to Millett Hall that took much longer than · expected. Moeller's learn bus was caught in notorious Oxford traffic partially deated by the megahyped wcs'tern Hills-Winton Woods game that preceded them, partially caused by a short traffic light in nearby Millville. The Crusaders did not arrive until ncar the end of the first game causing their contest with Hamilton was delayed.

Sylvester was the only Crusader in double. figures, with Tyler Tabler adding eight points, Scott Byrnes six, and Monserez and Clint Nagel five. Moeller goes on to the University of Dayton Arena for a district championship game at 1 p.m. March 10. The opponent will be the winner of the March 5 contest between Elder and Colerain that took place after Suburban Life deadlines. Elder won its previous two sectional games by more _than 30 points. It would be the teams' first meeting since a dramatic one-point Moeller win in the final game at Moeller's original gymnasium. Colerain upset fifth seed Oak Hills in the first round of the section~! tournament and then beat Mt. Healthy 61-50 in the semifi· nals. A victory puts Moeller in the regional semifinals March 15 at Xavier Vniversity's Cintas Center. The regional final is slated for March 17. In the semifinal, Moeller would play the winner of the 3 p.m. Saturday game at UD Arena, which would be either Springfield South, Lebanon, Clayton' Northmont, or Centerville. Madeira fell victim to upsetminded Ripley, losing 74-57 in a Division III sectional final Feb. . 28 at Sycamore High School. Madeira, the top seed in the draw, was eliminated by the fourth seed, ending its season at 19-3. . Bret Underwood led Madeira with 17 points. Rob Tuke had 16 points, and Robb Hem chipped in 11. Madeira trailed by three points at halftime, then was outscored 19-15 in the third period to trail 49-42. Ripley pulled away in the fourth quarter.

MARK D. Morz/STAFF Moeller High School's Matt Sylvester reaches around the Hamilton High School defense for the reverse layup. Sylves~er scored 34 points to help the Crusaders wi111 a Division I sectional title March

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l-.;t5'..-bl LEADING SCORERS Player, School

FREE·THRDW PERCENTAGE

G 2FG 3FG FT TP Avg.

Schappell, Loveland ..... 13 89 21 Sylvester,Moelle< .~.11 NA NA Norwell, Anderson ....... 12 104 . 0 Paterson, West. Hills ... 11 109 15 Fis"her. Mariemont ........ 12 93 8 Allen, ceo .................... 11 70 9 Burl<e, Deer Pari< ......... 11 67 5 Drake. Goshen ............. 12 40 27 Horace, Western HIUs ... 11 88 0 Short. M. Healthy ........... 7 24 17 Jackson, PurcelrM ....... 12 NA NA Dyer, Summit ............... 10 66 4 Hfte, Winton Woods ..:.. 12 69 15 Underwood, Madeira ... 14 85 0 Voll<erdlng, Harrison ..... 12 · 30 30 Knrthaupt. La Sele ....... 14 NA NA PhHllps, R. Bacon ......... 12 NA NA DeMiS, Deer Pari< ........ 11 25 32 Lenobel, Seven Hills ..... 12 66 10 Ferris. Colerain ............ 14 51 22 Tumer. Taft .................... 9 34 18 Hem, Madeira .............. 14 85 1 Moran, Fel~............. 12 36 25 Hatfield, Feli ........... 12 53 19 Lofton. M. Hea y ......... 7 42 1 Francis, Springboro ...... 13 NA NA Smith, Amelia ............... 13 55 14 Butcher, Franklin ......... 11 NA NA Slade, Fairfield ............. 14 75 4 Cash, Norwood ............ 12 46 18 Morelock. CHCA .......... 12 43 14 Wylie, Bethel-Tate ........ 12 63 7 BradY. Reading ............ 11 50 7 Hyle,"La Sah ............... 14 NA NA Scott, Amelia ................ 13 20 38 .WoHe, Lemon-Monroe .. 10 NA NA Holmes, Talawanda ....... 9 NA NA Cornett~. St. Xavier ...... 14 NA NA Williams, Taft ............... 12 60 2 Ha~er. MUford .............. 13 34 23

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Sheehy, McNicholas .... 13 McMonigle, L.·Monroe. 10 Hausleld, R. Bacon ...... 10 Grogan. St. xavier ....... 14 Bazeley, Elder .............. 13 Moss. Middletown ....... 12 Tuke, Madeira .. :........... 14 Simpkins, Edgewood ... 11 Graves, Lakota East ..... 13 Monserez, Moeller ..- 13 Woods, Lakota East .... 13 Oliverio, Oak Hills ......... 11 Taylor, CHCA ............... 12 Kroeger, Taylor ............ 13 walker, Lockland ......... 11 Kelly, Northwast........... 13 Faulkne<, Mason .......... 12 Bums, Fenwid< ............ 11 Amburgy, Lebanon ...... 10 Riddell, Anderson ........ 10

NA NA NA NA NA 63 49 NA 45 NA

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53 68 48 61 65 0 NA NA NA NA 41 6 27 · 16

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62 303 23.3 NA 233 21.2 41 249 20.8 25 228 20.7 42 246 20.5 • 49 216 19.6 61 210 19.1 85 226 18.8 54 200 18.2 26 125 17.9 NA 207 17.3 28 172 17.2 22 205 17.1 66 236 16.9 45 199 16.6 NA 225 16.1 NA 190 15.8 23 169 15.4 22 184 15.3 42 210 15.0 21 135 15.0 36 209 14.9 32 179 14.9 13 176 14.7 16 103 14.7 NA 188 14.5 32 184 14.2 NA 156 14.2 36 198 14.1 23 169 14.1 40 168 14.0 16 167 13.9 32 153 13.9 NA 193• 13.8 25 179 13.8 NA 137 13.7 NA 123 13.7 NA 191 13.6 23 163 13.6 38 175 13.5 36 188 13.4 64 174 13.4 NA 174 13.4 NA 134 13.4 NA 133 13.3 NA 184 13.1 NA 170 13.1 16 157 13.1 24 182 13.0 NA 142 12.9 47 167 12.8 NA 166 12.8 38 185 12.7 34 140 12.7 14 150 12.5 45 161 12.4 14 136 12.4 28 158 12.2 NA 146 12.2 NA 134 12.2 21 121 12.1 18 120 12.0

LEADING REBOUNDERS Player, School

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WIIHams. Taft ...................................... 12 Wall<er, Lockland ................................ 11 Hatfield, Feli~ .................................. 12 Dyer, Summft ...................................... 10 Vanbuskir1<, Loveland ......................... 13 Horace. Western Hills ......................... 11 Jackson. North College Hill ................. 12 Darden, Wrthrow ................................. 13 Norwell, Anderson .............................. 12 Davis, F"onneytown .............................. 11 Drake, Goshen ..................................... 12 Lenobel, Seven Hills ........................... 12 Smith, Ham!Hon .................................. 12 Seward. 11 Martin, Fenwick .................................. 11 Lofton, Mount Healthy .......................... 7 Nagel. Moeller ............!-.................... 13

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141 125 135 113 140 119 126 132 117 104 108 104 102

94 93 59 108 105 88

11.8 11.4 11.3 11.3 10.8 10.8 10.5 10.2 9.8 9.5 9.0 8.7 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.1 8.0

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGES Player, School (Min. 4 att. per game played)

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Diebel. Glen Esle ................. 11 31 Norwell, Anderson ............... 12 104 Mitchell, 10 41 Aden, Readill!j .,.................. 11 45 Ludwid<. Hamson ..... .".......... 12 38 46 Sylvester, Moeller ......~ ... 11 Peterson, Western Hills ....... 11 124 Horace, Western HiMs .......... 11 140 42 Jones. Prtnceton .................. 11 Jasen, Mariemorrt .............:... 12 40 Philips. Roger Bacon .......... 12 71 Taylor, CHCA ...................... 12 68 Mills, Wonton Woods ............ 12 . 70 Wian~ Oak Hils ................... 12 37 Mays, Lakota West .............. 12 34 Bieck, Gien Este .................. 11 31 Huesman. Milord ................ 13 36 Finney, Colerain ............. ~ .....14 58 Smfth, Hamitton ................... 12 • 44 Hite, Winton Woods ............. 12 84 Tuke, Madeira ...................... 14 49 38 Garth, Withrow ..................... 13 Hern, Madeira ...................... 14 85

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46 159 63 70 60 74 200 226 69 66 118 113 118 63 58 53

62 100

76 146 86, 68 153

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67.4 65.4 65.1 64.3 63.3 62.2 62.0 6).4 60.9 80.6 80.2 60.2 59.3 58.7 58.6 58.5 58.1 58.0 57.9 57.5 57.0 55.9 55.6

Player, School (Min. 2.5 all per geme played) Votkerdl~,

Harrison ............ 12

Cox, Fran lin ........................ 11 Raulln, Lakola West ............ 12 Fields, Winton Woods .......... 11 Halter, Milford ...................... 13 Washington, Wrthrow .......... 13 Landes, Mariemont .............. 12 Monserez, MoeHer ...!!... ..... 13 · Amburgy, Lebanon .............. 10 Graves, Lakola East ............ 13 Ruhl, Fairfield ....................... 14 Mils, Winton Woods ............ 12 Grogan, St. Xavier : .............. 14 Hyle, La Salle ........................ 14 Lawhon, McNicholas ........... 11 Benken, Elder ...................... 13 Morelock, CHCA .................. 12 Irving. Cin. Christian ............. 10 Francis, ~ngbOro ............. 13 McConn , Fenwid< ........... 11 Kroeger, Taylor .................... 13 Drake, Goshen ..................... 12 Cohen, ceo ......................... 1 Seward. ceO ....................... 11 Stephenson, Kings .............. 1Q. Sco1t. Amelia ........................ 13 Benseler, Springboro .......... 13 Diebel, Glen Este ................. 11 Bazeley, EJd;r ...................... 13

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G Ftm Fta Pet. 45 47 28 26 38

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48 54 43 21 47 30 29 36 35 27 26 40 25 67 28 45 65 24 29 35 25 25 28. 52

56 64 51 25 56 37 36 45 44 34 33 51 32 86 36 58 84 31 38 46 33 33 37 69

91.8 88.7 87.5 86.7 86.4 85.7 84.4 84.3 84.0 83.9 81.1 80.6 80.0 79.5 79.4 78.8 78.4 78.1 n.9 n.8 77.6 77.4 77.4 76.3 76.1 75.8 75.8 75.7 75.4

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THREE-POINT GOAL PERCENTAGE Player, School (Min. 2 all per game played) Sylvester, Moeller ...... ~.... 11 Tuke, Madeira ...................... 14 Hensley, McNicholas ........... 13 Blair, Glen Este .................... 11 Grogan, St Xavier ....,.......... 14 Merchant, Lebanon ............. 10 Jones, Princeton .................. 11 Dennis, Deer Pari< ................ 11 Pelerson, Western Hills ....... 11 Anderson, Western Hils ...... 11 Collar, Anderson .................. 12 Gray, Martemont .................. 11 Reagh, Talawanda ................. 9 Voll<erding, Harrison ............ 12 Kreke, Fenwick .................... 11 Moran, Felicity ..................... 12 McGrail], Prtnceton ............. 11 Gregory. Bethe~ Tate ........... 12 Adams. Middletown ............... 9 Landes, Mariemont .............. 12 McMonigle, Lemon-Monroe 10 Scott, Amelia ........................ 13 Weathers, Oak Hills ............. 13 Riley, Winton Woods ........... 12 Hausfeld, Roger Bacon ....... 10 Lewis, Loveland ................~. 13 Sheehy, McNicholas ............ 13 Hoft, R~Bacon ............... 12 Riddell, rson ................ 10 Hatlleld, Feli~ ................... 12 Benseler, Springboro .......... 13 Bums, Fenwick .................... 11 Partin, Loveland ................... 13 Smiley, Lakota West ............ 12 HaHer, Milford ...................... 13 Simpkins, Edgewood ........... 11 Schappell, loYeland ............ 13 Tieke, Glen Este ..................... 8 Drake, Goshen ..................... 12 Bucheft, La Sale .................. 14 Weissman, Martemont ......... 12 Konieczka, Madeira ............. 14 Fredertck. Fairfield ............... 14 Thompson, Anderson .......... 12 Morelock, CHCA .................. 12

G Fgm Fga 17 20 23 13 34 14 21 32 15 16 22 14 14

27 35 43 25 66 28 43 66 31 34 47

30 30 66 23

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10 25 18 36 13 10 12 38 11 22· 13 11 25 18 16 19 11 28 17 23 23 20 21 7 27 18 9 15 11 20 t4

58 42 86 31 24

29 93 27 55 33 28 65 47· 42 50

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74 45 61 62 54 57 19 74 50 25 42 31 57 40

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63.0 57.1 53.5 52.0. 51.5 50.0 48.8 48.5 48.4 47.1 46.8 46.7 46.7 45.5 43.5 43.1 42.9 41.9

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41.4 40.9 40.7 40.0 39.4 39.3 38.5 38.3 38.1 38.0 37.9 37.8 37.8 37.7 37.1 37.0 36.8 36.8 36.5 36.0 36.0 35.7 35.5 35.1 35.0

THREE.f>OINTERS MADE Player, School

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Dennis, Deer Pari< .................. 4 ........... 11 Votkerding, Harrison ........................... 12 . Bums, Fenwick ................................... 11 Grogan, St. Xavier .......,...................... 14

30 28 34

Mahon. Elder .......................:.............. 13

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Sheehy. McNicholas ........................... 13 Smiley. Lakota West ........................... 12 Jones, Princeton ................................. 11 Holmes, Talawanda .............................. 9 Knrthau~ La Sale ............................. 14 Hensley, McNICholas .......................... 13 Hafte<, MU!ord ..................................... 13 Collar, Anderson .................................. 12 Riley, Wmton Woods .......................... 12 Simpkins, Edgewood .......................... 11 Thompson, Andersen ......................... 12 Washington, Wrthrow ......................... 13 Schappell, Loveland ........................... 13

25 23 21 17 25 23 23 22 22 20 20 21 2t

· Riddell, Anderson ............................... 10 Ho~. Roger Bacon .............................. 12 Cash, Norwood ................................... 12 Sylvester, Moeller .............._............. It

16 18 18 17

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Player, School

Francis, SpringbOro ............................ 13 105 Andrews, Western Hills ...................... 11 77

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79 71 70 80 65 59 44 57

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Oicksen. Seven HUis ........................... 12 Mattei, Glen Este ................................ 11

48 43 50 61 44 49 . 44

8.1 7.0 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.2 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.1 4.0

OFFENSIVE AVERAGE Winton Woods .................................. 74.8 North College Hill .............................. 70.3 CCD ................................................... 70.3 Madeira ............................................. 69.8 Glen Este ...........................................68.3 Loveland ........................................... 67.7 Mason ............................................... 65.4 Middletown ....................................... 63.5 Princeton ........................................... 63.5 Bethel-Tate ....................................... 63.2 Ro~Jer Bacon ..................................... 62.1

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Anderson .......................................... 61.3 McNicholas ....................................... 61.2 Withrow ............................................. 60.4 CHCA ....................... :........................ 60:4 Moeller....... ~ ................................. 60.2 Elder.................................................. 60.0 Lebanon ............................................ 59.6

Division I SCHOOL, RECORD ...................LAST 1. St. Xavier,14·1 ............................ 1 2. Winton Woods, 13·0 .................... 2 3. Moeller, 9-4 ......,........................ 3 4. Elder, 10·4, .................................. 4 5. Oak Hills, 11-3 ............................. 6 6. Western Hills, 9-4 ........................ 5 7. Loveland, 13·1.. ........................... 7 8. Hamilton, 10-3............................. 8 9. Colerain, 9·5 ............................. NR 10. Lebanon, 9·2 ...................., ....... NR Others to watch (In alphabetical order): Amelia 7-6, Anderson 7-5, Glen Este 8-5. Harrison 6-6, Lakota East 7-6, Lakota West, 9·5, Middletown 7-7, Mason 7-6, Mount Healthy 7-6, Withrow 9-4.

Divisions II-IV SCHOOL, RECORD ...................LAST 1. Madeira, 13·1.............................. 2 2. McNicholas. 9-4 .......................... 1 3. Roger Bacon, 8·5 ........................ 4 4. Reading, 10·2 .............................. 6 5. Clermont Northeastern, 12·3 ...... 3 6. Purcell Marian. 8·6 ...................... 5 7. Cin. Hills Christian, 12-1.. ............ 7 8. Springboro, 12-2 ......................... 9 9. Mariemont, 10·3.. ,..................... 10 10. Fenwick, 9-4 ................................ 8 Others to watch (In alphabetical order): Cin. Country Day 1H, Fin· neytown 5·5, North College Hill 7-6, Ross 7-5, Seven t-lills 6·6, Williamsburg 7·7, Wilmington 8·5_. Polls compiled by The Post's prep sports staff. Records are through Tuesday.

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St. Xavier ........................................... 59.1 Colerain .................................. .-.......... 59.1 Deer Park .......................................... 58.8 Oak Hills ............................................ 58.5 Goshen .............................................. 58.5 Amelia ............................................... 58.4 Lakota West. ..................................... 56.3 Harrison ............................................ 55.8 Lakota E&st... .......... .-......................... 55.1 Purcell Marlan ................................... 55.1 Summit Country Day ......................... 54.2 Fairfield ............................................. 53.8 La Salle............................. :............... 53.3 Milford ............................................... 53.1 Wilminwon ... :................................. :.. 52.0 Seven ills ................................ :....... 52.0 Sycamore .......................................... 50.5

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Landmark Christian .......................... 47.1 Badin ................................................. 46.9 Kings ................................................. 45.5 Norwood ........................................... 44.3 DEFENSIVE AVERAGE

CHCA....................................... : ........ 44.2 St. Xavler ...........................................44.3 Seven Hills ........................................ 45.0 Lebanon ............................................ 45.7 Elder.................................................. 47.7 cco ...................................................48.9

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Winton oods .................................. 49.8 Loveland ........................................... 50.8 Roger Bacon ................ .-.................... 51.5 \.. Moeller ........... ~.................. : .......... 51.8 La Salle............................................. 51.8 McNicholas ................................ :...... 51.9 North College Hill .............................. 53.6 Mariemont. ........................................ 54.5 Norwood ................. :......................... 54.9 Summit Country Day......................... 55.0 Glen Este........................................... 55.2 Purcell Marian ................................... 55.2 Withrow ............ :..........................: ..... 55.4 Anderson ............................. ~ ........... 55.7

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BOYS BASKETBALL (through Saturday) Leading scorers Player, School G Ju. Dick, Coz. Baptist Bapt ....9 Sylvester, Moellar .•.............. 13 Holden, Fayetteviie ............. 13 Dietrich, Oak Hills ................. 13 Purdon, CovCath ................... 14 Boyce, Woodward ................ 14 Easter,Feliclty ...................... 12 Fisher, Mariemont ............... 13 Wilson, Lloyd .......................... 12 Stout, Eastern Brown .......... 12 Cory, Anderson ..................... 13 Alien, CCD ............................... 12 W. Richmond, Silver Grov .... IS Ryan, Bishop Brossart .....:... 15 Gardner, Fimeytown ........... 11 Schappel, Loveland .............. 13 Daniels, Princeton ................. 13 Pulliam, Lawrenceburg ....... 12 Hausfeld, Roger Bacon ........ 13 Cooper, Purcel ...................... 13 Miller, Bethe~ Tate ................ 13 Drake, Goshen ....................... 13 Horstman, Silver Grove ...... 15 Welch,ln<ftanHtl ................... 11 Monday, Wyoming ............... 12 Crew, Seven HiNs .................. 11 Eaglin, Bellevue .................•..• 16 Peterson, Western HiHs __ ,... 13 Ferris, Colerain ...................... 13 M. Volkerding, Harrison ...... II Thompson, Finney town ....... II Kelsey, Elder .......................... 12 Je. Dick, Cozad dale Bapt ........9 Brumett, North Adams ....... 11 Stephenson, Conner .............. 12 Hile, Winton Woods .............. 12 McCarter, Silver Grove ....... 15

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TwiUey, Coz. Baptist ............... 9 Washington, Wilmington ...... 12 Huellemeier, Wai.-Verona .... IS Stowers, Simon Kenton ....... 16 Trebes, CHCA ··········-······-···.11 Hasan, Middletown ............... 12 Wynn, Lockland •......•............. 10 Messmer, Highlands ............ 10 Allen, Pendleton Co.· .............. l3 Holmes, Talawanda .............. 12

138 181 225 254 164 ' 178 148 148 191 176

248 296 · 292 286 289 289 235 251 231 231 248 228 279 276 203 238 235 217 234 233 233 230 256 188 203 184 264 215 214 182 182 196 145 176

189 188 233

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Gesell, East Cer:lral .............. ll Seiter, Bishop Brossari ........ IS Jamison, Lloyd ·...................... 14 SmaHey, Peebles ................... 12 Swearingin, Ripley ................ II Jackson, Holmes ................... 16 Nash, Clermont NE ............... 13 Love, St. Henry ..................... 13 Hern, Madeira ....................... 12 Munlin, Lockland ................... II Jackson, Purcell .................... 13 Drury, Madison ..................... 12 Kampe, Dixie ......................... 16 Dunn, Lakota West ............... 13 Drane, Seven Hills ................. 11 Muhammad, Loveland ......... 13 Dyer, Summit .........•............. 10 Riddell, Anderson .................. 13 Lehman, Wyoming ............... 12 Echerivei,New Richmond ... 12 Berter, Reading ..................... 11 Hendrix, Woodward ............. 14 Guidugli, Highlands ................ 13 Dennis, Deer Park ................ 12 Marshall, Ripley .................... 11 Hauck, Eastern Brown ........ 12 Theising, East Central .......... ll

27.6 22.8 22.4 22.0 20.6. 20.6 19.6 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.1 19.0 18.6 18.4 18.4 18.3 18.1 18.1 18.0 17.9 17.9 Barraco, Milford ................... 11 17.6 Williams, Tall ........................ 13 17.1 Riggenstein, Ripley ............... 11 17.1 Holbleln, Sycamore .................8 16.9 Philips, Western Brown ...... 14 16.7 Hornbach, La Salle ................ 13 16.5 16.5 · Rulapaugh, Milt. Christ.......... 9 Cary, Turpin ........................... 13 16.5 Larkin, St. Xavier .................. 13 16.5 Washington, Withrow .......... 12 16.5 Houpe. Ross ........................... 11 16.3 Lloyd, Clermont NE .............. 13 16.1 Walter, Sycamore ................ II 16.0 Feldman, Holy Cross ............ 16 15.8 CarroH, Peebles ..................... 12 15.7 Wagner,Ross ......................... ll 15.5 J. Richmond, Silver Grove ... IS 15.5 Brown. Princeton .................. 13 15.3 Cooper, Little Miami ............ 12 JS,J Gladwell, Amelia ................... 12 15.1 15 0 Diagne, Seven Hills ..............:.11 Gilpin, Coz. Baptist. ..............•... 9 14.9 Boyd, Georgetown ................ 14 14.9 Livingston, Mason ..................9 14.8 Spurlock, Milt. Christian ........ 7 14.8 Buckler, Walton-Verona ...... 15 14.8 Evick, Madison ...................... 12 14.7 Moran, Felicity ...................... 12 14.7

162 219 203 175 159 229 172 184 170 156 184 169 224 182 154 181 139 180 166 165 152 192 178 164 151 163 149 148 174 147 107 186 173 120 172 172 158 158 158 144 207 ISS 155 192 166 154 154 141 115 178 102 89 189 152 151

14.7 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.5 14.3 14.3 14.2 14.2 14.2 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.0 14.0 13.9 13.9 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.6 13.6 13.5 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.1 13.1 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.6 i2.6 12.6

Field goal percentage Player,Schoot FGM Benken, Elder .........................32 Turnbow, Woodward ........... 33 Hottman, Lawrenceburg ..... 55 Berry, New Richmond ......... 19 Neltner, Higlllands ................. 22 Wilson, Lloyd ..........................98 Ruth, Bishop Brossart ..........50 Graman, Fairfield .................. 47 Larkin, St. Xavier ..................70 T. Johnson, Conner ............... 29 Muhammad, Loveland .........81 Theising, East Central ..........65 Slrief, Milford ........................40 Gladwell, Amelia ....................56 PuKiam, Lawrenceburg .......88 Crislello, Simon Kenton ........62 Meyers, Harrison ..................26 Bramlage, Dixie ..................... 76 Muehlenkamp, Highlands .... 46 Knott, Georgetown .......:....... 67 Thompson, Finneytown ...... .76 Mils, Winton Woods .............63 Hunter, CHCA ........................31 Dyer, Summit .........................58 Pistole, North Adams ........... 52 Sturgil, Hamilton ·-················51 Morellon, Lawrenceburg .... 20 Messmer, Highlands ............. 54 Dr one, Seven Hils ................. 68 Clyburn, Glen Este ••.............. 46 Bryan!, Winton Woods .........33 Bean, Wilmington .................. 33 Stowers, Simon Kenton ....... 87 Hern, Madeira .......................65 Busam, Finneytown ····-········31 Lahey, Georgetown ..:........... 28 Luther, Moeler ·-·········'·········35 L~wls, Winton Woods ..........37 ·Tieke, Glen Este .................•.. 25

FGA

Pet. 45 71.1 48 68.8 81 68.0 28 67.9 33 66.7 148 66.2 76 66.0 72 65.0 108 64.8 45 64.4 126 64.3 103 63.0 64 63.0 89 62.9 141 62.0 100 62.0 42 62.0 124 61.3 75 · 61.3 110 61.0 127 60.0 105 60.0 52 60.0 98 59.0 88 59.0 86 · 59.0 34 59.0 93 58.1 117 58.1 80 58.0 , 57 58.0 57 58.0 154 57.0 112 58.0 53 58.0 48 58.0 61 57.4 . 65 57.0 44 57.0

Three-point percentage Player, School FGM Andrews, western Hils ....... 25 Bill, East Central .....................9 Brown, Conner ....................... 11 Je. Dick, Coz. Baptisl...........:.26 Todd,BetheHale .................15 Stout, Eastern Brown .......... 21 Chrin, McNicholas ................ 16 Mahon, Elder ..........................27 Hendrix, Woodward _.......... 24 Bowerman, Loveland .,......... 17 Bowerman, Lovel..id ........... 17 Ramirez, Madeira ................. 16 Allen, CCD ...............................28 Parker, Lakota West ........... 10 Dausch, Lawrenceburg ....... 18 Chaney, Lakota West .......... 16 Wilson, Wilmington ............... 11 Sylvester, Moeller ................. 16 Wilson, Walnut HiRs ............... 10 Moran, Felicity ...................... 23 Dietrich, Oak Hils ................. 27 Lafferty, Oermont NE ........ 20 Koop, St. Henry ..................... 12 Love, St. Hetvy ...................... 17 Messmer, Highlands ............. 12 Feldman, Holy Cross ............ 46 Holt, Roger Bacon ................. 17 Scott, Amelia ..........................23 Perkins, Harrison ···········~······15 Dooley, Madeira .................... 27 · J. Richmond, Silver Grove ....45 Purdon, Cov Calh .................. 29 Stamper, Bethel-Tate .......... 11 Tackett, Western Brown .... 11

FGA

Pet.

40 15 19 47 28 40 30 52 48 35

60.0 60.0 57.9 55.3 54.0 53.0 53.0 51.9 50.0 48.5

35 33 58 21 38 35 24 35 22 51 61 45 27 38 27 105 39 53 35 64 107 69 26 26

48.5 48.5 48.3 48.0 47.0 46.0 46.0. 45.7 45.4 45.1 44.3 44.5 44.4 44.7 44.4 43.8 43.6 43.4 43.0 42..2 42.1 42.0 42.0 42.0

Free throw percentage

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'FTM Player, School Andrews, Hamilton ...............37 Dunn, Lakota west ............... 35 Moran, Felicity ......................32 Chrin, McNicholas ................. 18 Candella, Lakota West ......... 17 stephe.nson, Conner .............. 31 Holdaway, Easter'!, Brown .. 14 Gardner, Finney town ...........58 Scott, Amelia .......................... 19 Cooper, Purcel ......................85 Fenton, North Adams ........... 18 Huerkamp, Roger Bacon ..... 30 • Schappel, Loveland .............. 56 CarroU, Peebles .....................36 Dyment, McNicholas ............ 16 Popelar, McNicholas .... ,_ .., .. 16 Lonergan, Dixie .....................26 Harris, Bellevue ..........l, ......... 41 McQuade, Cov Calh .............61 Kelsey, Elder ..........................45 Stout, Eastern Brown ........ ..45 Hendrix, Woodward .............38 Beucler, Eastern Brown ...... 17 Willis, Fairfield ....................... 17 Huellemeier, Walton-Vera ... 71 Hern, Madeira .......................40

Crew, Seven Hils ...................40 Horstman, Silver Grove .......36

FTA

39 38 35 20 19 35 16 67

22 98 21 35 66 43 19 19 31 49 73

,,~ 46 21 21 88 ·SO 50 45

Pet.

Gastrighl, Holy Cross ........... 28 Jefferies, Wifhrow ................ 28 Kampe, Dixie .......................... 46 Cooper, Little Miami ,., ......... 38 Sylvester, MoeUer ...........,....64 Howard, Dixie ........................34 Dooley, Madeira .................... 26 Muehlenkamp, Highlands .... 56 Hayes, Reading ......................38 Walter, Sycamore ................. 25 Richardson, Lebanon ............ 37 Coppage, Simon Ken ton .......55 Ruth, Bishop Brossart .......... 27 Snyder, McNicholas .............. 14 He !field, Felicity .................... 20 Larsen, St. Xavier ................. 16 Graves, Lakota East ............ 49 Nagel, Loveland .....................37 Swearingin, Ripley ................ 30 Sheehy, McNicholas ............. 23 Enzweiler, Bishop Brossa ..... 19 Dausch, Lawrenceburg ....... 16

35 35 58 48 81 43 33 71 49 32 48 71 -35 18 26 21 71 49 39 30 25 21

80.0 80.0 79.3 79.1 79.0. 79.0 78.9 78.9 78.0 78.0 77.1 77.0 77.0 77.0 76.9 76.2 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0

Rebounds Player, School G Peterson, Western Hills ....... 13 Horace, Western Hills .......... 13 Boyce, Woodward ................ 14 Wilson, Lloyd .......................... 12 Williams, Taft ......................... 13 Welch, Indian Hill .................... 11 Torlone, CCD .......................... 12 Hauck, Eastern Brown ........ 12 Hetfield, Felicity .................... 12 RuJapaugh, Mllf. Christ.. ..........9 Wilking, Reading .................... 11 Trebes, CHCA ........................ 11 M. Votkerding, Harrison ...... 11 Buckler, Walton-Verona ...... 15 Oiagne, Seven Hills ................ 11 Smith, Western Hlns ............. 13 Grani,Georgetown ............. 14 Brinck, Reading ..................... 11 Howard, Western Brown .... 14 Drake, Goshen ....................... 13 Husband, Kings ..................... 12 . Monday, Wyoming ............... 12 MarshaU, Ripley ..................-11 Brumefl, North Adams ........ 11 Lewis, Winton Woods ............7

95.0 92.0 91.4 90.0 90.0 88.6 88.0 86.6 86.4 86.0 86.0 85.7 85.0 84.0 84.0 84.0 83.9 83.7 83.6 83.3 83.0 82.6 81.0 81.0 Assists 80.7 G• 80.0 .. Player, School 80.0 ;, Andrews, Western Hills ....... 13 80.0 ' Kirchgassner, E. Central ...... ll

Reb

Avg.

187 190 183 146 153 130 131 131 129 98 115 114

14.3 14.6 13.1 12.2 11.8 11.8 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.5 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.6 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.1

113

153 112 130 139 108 135 122 102 110 101 100 64 As!

152 125


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Post staff report

( Moeller clinched the Greater Cath· otic League title for the sixth time in the last nine years with a 67-51 win against La Salle on Friday night. The Crusaders were led by senior Matt Sylvester, who scored 22, and senior forward Clint Nagel, who had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. MOELLER 81 LA SALLE

13 21 18 15-67 11 18 17 7-51

MOELLER (87}: Byrnes 4 3 12, Monserez 5 0 13, Wood 2 0 4, Nagel4 311. Sylvester 9 3 22, McGlone 21 5. Totals 26 10 67. LA SALLE (51): Thinnes 3 0 8, Buchell4 0 10, Petil1 0 2, Hyte 5 0 12, Kruthaupt 2 5 10, Schacklleler 3 1 7, Orr 1 0 2. Tolals 19 6 51: • Three-polnl goats: M-Bymes, Monserez 3, Sylvester. L-Thinnes 2. Buchell 2, Hyte 2. Krut.~aupt. Records: Moeller 16-4, 10.2 GCL: LA Selle 7-13, 4:S. JV: Moeller, 61·57.

~ Moeller 69, Sycamore 36 - Matt Sylvester scored' 13 of hi's 17 points in the first half as Moeller took a 36-7 halftime lead. Tyler Tabler added 12 points for the Crusaders. SYCAMORE (36) - Render 10 2, 0. Hull 1 13, Baker 0 2 2, Oppliger 0 2 2, Henderson 2 3 7, Showman 10 2, Holbein 10 2, Waller 0 2 2, M. Hull3 2 9, Smith 2 1 5. Totals: 11 13 36. MOELLER (69)- Tabler 50 12, Byrnes 2 3 7, Mahony 1 2 5, Monserez 3 0 7, Luther 2 2 6, Silber 1 1 3, Sylvester 8 0 17, McGlone 1 2 4, Rossteld 2 1 5, Reisert 1 0 3. Totals: 26 11 69. Sycamore _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 6 13 16-36 Moeller-~-----15 21 15 18-69 :J.polnlers: 5-M. HIA. M-Tabler 2, Mahony, Monserez. Sylvester, Reiser!. Records: M 8·8, s 4·12.

MOELLER 56, ST. XAVI-· ER 50 - The Bombers made only 18 of 48 field goals and were outscored 13-5 in the second quarter. Junior forward John Kuntz led the Crusaders with 13 points. Senior led the

II Moeller 61, Purcell Marian 51 ...:. Josh Duncan scored 10 fourth quarter points to help Moeller, ranked No. 10 in the Enquirer's Division I coaches. poll, past Purcell, ranked No. 5 in Divisions II-IV. Duncan finished with 23 points to lead all scorers. MOELLER (81) • Christie I 6 8, Wood I 2 5, Duncan 7 6 23, Reisert 4 4 12, K101tz 4 I 9, McGlone 2 0 4. Totals: 17 21 61. PURCELL MARIAN (51) - Woods I 0 2, Smith I 0 3, Annen 3 5 11. Fulks 4 6 15, Bibb I ' 0 2, Pilgrim 9 0 18. Tolals: 18 II 51. Moellor .......................... 8 l2 It 22-81 Purcell Merlan ............. 14 14 13 10-51 3-polnlers: M-Wood. Duncan. PM-Smllh, Fulks. Records: P 2·2, M 1·1.

MOELLER 44, LA SALLE 41 La Salle went on an 8-0 run in the third quarter behind two tm·ee·,oo:lnters from


Area powers. start l-oad to· Columbus i

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Ano~er GCL? team watc~ IS St: ~a~er, the

to Another question to be ande- swered is how McNicholas . . . fend1ng D1v1stOn I .state will. respond in the Division · Wmton Woods IS The En- champion. II tournament without veterquirer's ~o~c~es poll champiAlthough the Bombers an Jerry Doerger, suspended on follow1~g,1.ts 20-0 season, (14-6) finished in a second- this season by the Archdio~ut beglnnt.ng Tu,esday, place tie. with Elder in the cese of Cincinnati. those credentt~ls won t mean GCLS, two of their key playTraditionally, the Rockets much. · \ · ers Jordan Cornett and play a schedule filled with · "It's like starting over," Ste~e Callahan have been , Warriors coach David Lump- playing hurt and will again in Division I opponents, then ~n said referring ·~o the sec- the tournament. ' make a deep postseason run. ttonal boys basketball tourwestern Hills; ranked Although Kettering Alter nament. \ No. 2 in the final poll, brings would appear to be the team Undefe~ted for the .second a 1o.game winning streak to beat in Division II, Roger consecutive season,. the into the sectional. Bacon, Purcell Marian or pressure will. be on ~mton Due to a request by the Clermont Northeastern Woods to av01d. another early players, Western Hills drew could make a ruri. postseason ex1t. The· War- into the same bracket with In Division III at Sycariors lost to Hamilton i~ ~e Winton Woods and could play more, Cincinnati Hills second game of the sectional the Warriors for the Oxford League rivals Madeira, las.~ year. \ upper bracket championship Reading and Mariemont are A .lot of ~eople spoke on Friday, March 2. the teams to beat. ' abou~ us. gettmg b~at by\ "If it was my choice, we Ripley, the No.4 ·seed, Hamtlton tn last year s tour- wouldn't be in the bracket could also challenge. · · nament," Lumpkin said. with Winton Woods because Six of the top 10 teams in "They said ~e were medio- l. have a lot of respect for the Associated Press Divicre but Hamilton had a tre- David (Lumpkin) and the sion IV poll are from Southmendous tournament run ptogram," Western Hills western Ohio, including Cinahd played good basketball at co~ch Lannis Timmons said. cinnati Hills Christian the right time." '~The kids believe in each Academy and Cincinnati However, the road to the other and that's where they Country Day. · fmal four in Colu!llbu~ ~~II be want~d to play. I gave them "This is an unbelievable tough, n?t o~l~ .m D1vtston I the opportunity to pick and but also m DiviSIOn II and IV that's ~hy we're in with region," said CCD coach where the majority of the Winton Woods." Ho~ard Brownstein," whose state's top 10 teams are Eldet: is another team that ln~l~ns w~nt. 19-1. In my from Southwestern Ohio. seems 'to excel at• touma- optruon, this IS the strongest ' "In my opinion, any of six ment time. Moeller's Kre-' field· in the 16 years I've or seven (Division I) teams mer calls coach Joe Schoen- been at the school." from Cincinnati could win feld's team; which twice Besides CCD and CHCA, the regional and gu to upset the' state's top-ranked No. 1-rariked Maria Stein state," s.Wd M_9eller coach team (St.'· I~natius and St. Marion Local, Cedarville, Carl Kremer, wliose C'ooad- Xavier), "dangerous.", . South Charleston Southeasters won 1Jle Greater Catholic Another contender is Oak ern, Minster and Reedsville League South championship. Hills, the Greater ·Miami Eastern are entered in the "We have a great group of Conference 1champion, and Southwestern tournament seniors and we're pretty runner-.up Hamilton. And CCD's core of six seniors. confident. I truly believe our how about Loveland, a.team led the ·team to a 19-1 releague is the best in Ohio and that finished with a 19-1 re- cord, tying 'the 1992 team to win it is an accomplish- cord but was snubbed at the for best in scho9l history. ment" seedingmeeting. ' CCD history.

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St. Xavier ............................................8 Elder.................. .6 LaSalle............ .. ........... .4

2 ·3 4 7

14 15 12 7

4 5

11 14

9

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12 11 10 11

Cincinnati Christian .............................................8

10

Player, School

LAST

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4

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LEADING SCORERS

1. Roger Bacon, 12-7...................... 1 2. Madeira, 16-2.............................. 3 3. McNicholas, 12-7........................ 2 4. Reading, 15-3 .............................. 4 5. Purcell Marian, 11-8 .................... 6 6. Clermont Northeastern, 14-4...... 5 7. Gin. Country Day, 18-1.. .............. 9 8. Springboro, 17-2 ......................... 8 9. Gin. Hills Christian, 16-2 .............. 7 10. Ross, 12-7 .......... :.... ,................_. 10 Others to watch (In alphabetocat order): Fenwick 14-5, Finneytown 10-8, Mariemont 14-4, North College Hill 12-7. Polls compiled by The Post's prep sports staff. Records· are through Tuesday.

School

14 10 7

INDEPENDENTS AND OTHERS

Divisions II-IV poll '

Conference W L

Overall W L

4 4 6 12

G 2FG 3FG FT TP Avg,

Schappeii,Loveland ..... 19 Fisher, Mariemont:....... 18 Norwell, Anderson ....... 18 Sylvester, Moeller.~.. 16 Horace, West. Hills ....... 15 Wilson, Wilmington ...... 18 Drake, Goshen ............. 18 Allen,CCO .................... 17 O~er, Summit ............... 15 Hote, Winton Woods ..... 19 Volkerding, Harrison ..... 18 Short. Mt. Healthy ........ 17 Kruthaupt, La Salle ....... 19 Jackson, Purcell .......... 17 Lafferty, CNE ............... 17 Underwood, Madeira ... 18 Burl<e, Deer Pari< ......... 17 Hatfield, Felicity ........... 19 Dennis, Deer Park ........ 17 Smith, Amelia ............... 19 Francis, Springboro ...... 18 Faris, Batavia ............... 19 Robinson, Aiken ........... 18

90 150 158 NA t-IA 134 58 103 102 103 42 NA NA NA 48 106 89 95 38 81 NA 85 NA

Hern, Madeira .............. 18 Lenobel, Seven Hms ..... 18 Shelley, New Miami ..... 18 Holmes, Talawanda ..... 18 Brady, Reading ............ 18 Lee, Oak Hills ............... 19 Cash, Norwood ............ 17 Ferris, Colerain ............ 15 Mills, WlntonWoods ..... 19 'Wolf, L.-Monroe ........... 17 Phillips, R. Bacon ......... 18 Walker, Woodward ...... 16 Morelock, CHCA .......... 17 McMonigle, L.-Monroe.17 Hausfeld, R. Bacon ...... 16 Wilson, Batavia ............ 19 Butcher, Franklin ......... 17 Oliverio, Oak Hills ......... 17 Walker, Lockland ......... 17 Farley, Lockland .......... 17 Bazeley, Elder: ............. 18 Monaghan, Colerain .... 18 HY.Ie, Le Salle ............... 19 Roley,.Winton Woods: ... 19

106 89 105 NA 89 21 74 31 118 NA NA NA 62. NA NA 95 NA 91 102 89 NA

31 9 1 NA NA 10 39 11 4 30 54 NA NA NA 34 0 5 27 54 22 NA 18 NA

1 16 3 NA 10 28 22 22 0 NA NA NA 21 NA NA 18 NA 0 0 2 NA 64 15 NA NA NA NA

60 63 69 NA NA 79 92 69 54 43 67 NA NA NA 82 63 74 25 28 41 NA 61 NA 54 42 38 NA 58 96 33 45 37 NA NA NA 52 NA NA 22 NA 53 28 46 NA 38 NA NA

415 390 388 339 316 377 325 308 268 339 317 294 320 286 260 295 267

296

286 289 241 295 270 269 268 267 267 266 278 247 217 273 245 258

229

239 239 226 266

236

235 232 230 242 241 253 252

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Landes, Mariemont ...... 18 Irving, Cin. Christian ..... 16 Scott, Amelia ................ 19 Cornette, St. Xavier ...... 19 Kroeger, Taylor ............ 18 Monserez, Moeller-~- 18 Grogan, St. Xavier ....... 19 Fulkner, Mason ............ 18 Moran, Felicity ............. 19 Cox, Franklin ................ 17 Riddell, Anderson ........ 16 Gladwell, Amelia .......... 19 Kelly, Northwest.. ......... 19

41 NA 28 NA 58 NA NA

62 44 NA 49

62

77

191 NA 52 NA 21 NA NA 2 36 NA 26 0 9

21.8 21.7 21.6 21.2 21.1 20.9 18.1 18.1 17.9 17.8 17.6 17.3 16.8 16.8 16.5 16.4 15.7 15.6 15.6 15.2 15.1 15.0 15.0 14.9 14.9 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.6 14.5 14.5 14.4 14.4 14.3 14.3 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.0 13.9 13.8 13.6 13.5 13.4 13.4 13.3 13.3

1U 96 235 13.1

NA 35 NA 54 NA NA 57 41 NA 20 68 48

210 247 247 233 230 242 227 237 211 196 232 229

13.1 13.0 13.0 12.9 12.8 12.7 12.6 12.5 12.4 12.3 12.2 12.1

LEADING REBOUNDERS . Player, School Williams, Taft ...................................... 16 Horace, Western Hills ......................... 15 Walker, Lockland ............................., .. 17 Hatfield, Felicity .................................. 19 Jackson, NCH ..................................... 18 Oyer, Summn ...................................... 15 Van Busklrl<, Loveland ................-........ 19 Norwell, Anderson .............................. 18 Jacobs, Talawanda ............................. 18 Faris, Batavia ...................................... 19 Drake, Goshen· .................................... 18 Wilson, Wilmington ............................. 18 Seward, CCD ...................................... 18

Lenobel, Seven Hills ........................... 18 Nagel, Moeller ....................;,-........... 18 Monaghan, Colerain ........................... 18 Sm~h. Aiken ........................................ 18

150 8.3 149 8.3 144 · 8.0 132 7.3

Hite, Winton WOods .... Co"ar, Anderson . Riddell, Anderson

....... 19 ... 18 .. 16

30 28 26

1.6 1.6 1.6

ASSIST LEADERS FIELD-GOAL PERCENT AGES ,

American . Clermont Northeastern ........................9 Hillsboro ...............................................6 Western Brown ...... :............................ .4 New Richmond .................................... 2 National Batavia .................................................8 Bathe~ Tate ..........................................6

1 Winton Woods, 19-0 .................... 1 2: Moeller, 15-4 ......... ~ ............... 2 3. Oak Hills, 16-3 ............................. 3 4. Elder, 13-6 ................................... 5 5. Western Hills, 15-4 ...................... 6 6. Loveland, 18-1... .......................... 7 7. Hamilton, 14-5 ............................. 4 8. St. Xavier, 15-4 ............................ 8 9. Anderson, 13-6 ........................ NR 10. Withrow, 12-6 ............................ 10 Others to watch (in alphabetical order): Amelia 10-9, Colerain 12-7, Glen Este 11-8, Harrison 10-9, · Lal<ota East 11-8, Lebanon 13-5, Mason 11-8, Middletown 10-9, Talawanda 10-9, Wilmington 12-6.

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14 15

G Rebs Avg. 189 167 186 201 189 153 191 176 174 179 162 161 157

11.8 11.1 10.9 10.6 10.5 10.2 10.1 9.8 9.7 9.4 9.0 8.9 8.7

G Assts. Avg.

Player, School Player, School (Min. 4 att. per game played) Anderson, Winton Woods .... 19 MitcheM, ceo ....................... 17 · MiMs, Winton Woods ............ 19 Norwell, Anderson ............... 18 Aden, Reading ..................... 18 Wiant, Oak Hills ................... 15 Horace, Western Hills .......... 15 Rice, Ross ........................... 18 Phillips, Roger Bacon .......... 18 Brinck, Badon ....................... 18 luke, Madeira ...................... 18 Taylor, CHCA ....................... 17 Ludwick, Harrison ................ 18 Mays, L.akota West .............. 19 Walker, Woodward .............. 16 Hite, Winton Woods ............. 19 Clasen, Mariemont .............. 18 Huesman, Milford ................ 18 Hem, Madeira ...................... 18

G Fgm Fga 78 66 118 159 79 42 120 49 92 54 89 90 50 46 g8 133 56 48 107

105 101 184 249 125 68 195 81 154 91 152 156 87 80 171 234

100

86 192

Pet.

74.3 65.3 .

64.1 63.9 63.2 61.8 61.5 60.5 59.7 59.3 58.6 57.7 57.5 57.5 57.3 56.8 56.0 55.8 55.7

Voli<erdin~ Harrison ............ 18 Cox, Fran lin ........................ 17 McGrath, Princeton ............. 17 Landes, Mariemont .............. 18 L.awhon, McNicholas ........... 16 Nash, CNE ........................... 17 Hyle, Le Salle ..................... 19 Haher, Milford ..................... .-18 Graves, L.akota East ............ 19 Lafferty, CNE ....................... 17 Monserez, Moeller ............... 18 J. Francis, Springboro .......... 16 Bazeley, Elder ...................... 18 Ruhl, Fairfield .................... ~.. 19 Wagner, Ross ...................... 18 Grogan, St Xavier ............... 19 Drake, Goshen ..................... 18 Morelock, CHCA .................. 20 Peri<ins, Felicity .................... 18 Kroeger, Taylor .................... 18 McMonlale, L.-Monroe ·........ 17 D. Francos, Springboro ......... 16 Hite, Winton Woods ............. 19 Owens, Mason .. 17 Tudor, Madeira .................... 18

G Ftm Fta Pet. 67 75 38 96 50 43 47 47 59 82 47 33 73 44 62 50 92 52 51 54 61 75 43 36 37

72 83 44 112 59 51 56 56 71 99 57 41 91 55 78 63 116 66 65 69 78 97 56 47 49

93.1 90.4 86.4 85.7 84.7 84.3 83.9 83.9 83.1 82.8 82.5 80.5 80.2 80.0 79.5 79.4 79.3 78.8 78.5 78.3 78.2 77.3 76.8 76.6 75.5

THREE-POINT GOAL PERCENT AGE Player, School (Min. 2 ott. per game played)

G Fgm Fga

Pet.

Tuke, Madeira ................. .-.... 18 25 45 55.6 Landes, Mariemont.. ............ 18 19 37 51.4 Dennis, Deer Pari< ................ 17 54 106 50.9 Hensley, McNocholas ... .... 18 25 51 49.0 Svtvester, Moeller .. .......,.. 16 21 44 47.7 oberts, CNE ... . .. . ... 17 20 42 47.6 Gregory, Bethel-Tate 185~ 123 Adams, Middletown 1425 55 Reagh, Talawanda ......... 1419 42 Kendall, _,: Indian Hill .... 1817 38 Grogan, St. Xavier .... 1940 90 Collar, Anderson. 1828 63 Jones, Princeton. 1726 159 Volkerding, Harrison ...... 1854123 Riley. Winton Woods ...... 1940 93 Frederick, Fairtield ...... 1923 55 Merchant, Lebanon ........ 1720 48 Hausfeld, Roger Bacon ........ 1623 56 Partin, Loveland ....... 1928 70 THREE-POINTERS MADE Player, School Dennis, Deer Peri< ............................... 17 Gregory, Bethel-Tate .......................... 18 Volkerding, Harrison ........................... 18 Scott, Amelia ..................... :................. 19 Byms, Fenwick ................................... 18 Francis, Springboro ............................ 16 Mahon, Elder ...................................... 18

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Riley, Winton Woods .......................... 19

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Holmes, Talawanda ............................ 18 Sheehy, McNicholas ........................... 18 Adams, Middletown ............................ 14 Kruthaupt, L.a Salle ............................. 19 Hinman. Wllmincrtorr:: ......~ ................... 18

143 121 121 108 101 58 88 68 79 91 86 78

Graves, L.akota East ........................... 19 McGinnis, Reading .............. 18 Davis, Wyoming ................................. 18

82 75 75

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8.9 6.7 6.7 6.0 5.6 5.3 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2

OFFENSIVE AVERAGE Winton Woods.......

............................... 74.7

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FRE!i-THROW PERCENTAGE Player, Schoof (Min. 2.5 att. per game played)

0. Francis, Springboro ...................... 16 Tudor, Madeira .................................. 18 Kreke, Fenwick ..... .. .......... 18 Ellison, ceo................ .. ....... 18 Peters, Mason .................................... 18 Gardiner, CCO ..... .. ................ 11 Burch, Madeora ................ 17 Foehrer, Badon . ... ... ... 13 Riddell, Anderson ..... 16 Riley, Winton Woods .......... .. ... 19 Holmes, Talawanda .............. .. .. 18 Cox, Franklin........ .. ... 17

G 3-ptrs. Avg. 54 56 54 52 46 42 41 42 39 40 40 36 34 36 35 32 25 32 31.

3.2 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7

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Amelia................ .. ................................. 57.1 New Miami............ . ................. :......... 55.7 Lakota East... .............................................................. 55.5 Wilmington......... .. ... 55.4 Lakota West......... .. .......... 55.2

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Northwest...... .......................................... 48.0 Badin. .. ........................................................... 47.7 DEFENSIVE AVERAGE

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vision I area coaches poll. Moeller outrebounded LaSalle 31-21. Senior guard Jeff Hyle led LaSalle with 12 points.

Elder beats St. Xavier in overtime The CindnnaU Enquirer

Matt Sylvester scored 22 points to lead Moeller past LaSalle 67-51 Friday night, giving the Crusaders the Greater Catholic League South championship. Senior Clint Nagel added 11 points and 10 Tebounds for Moeller, which is ranked No. 3 in The Enquirer's Di-

LASALLE (51) - ThiMes 3 0 8, Suchelt 4 0 10, Petlt I 0 2, Hyle 50 12. Kruthaupt 2 5 10, Schacklleter 3 I 7. Orr I 0 2. Totals: 19 6 51. MOELLER (87) - Byrnes 4 3 12, Monserez 50 13, Wood 2 0 4, Nagel4 3 II, Sylvester 9 3 22, McGlone 2 I 5. Totals: 26 10 67. LaSalle ..........................11 18 17. 7-51 Moeller ......................... 13 21 18 15-87 3-polnters: l· ThiMes 2. Budlelt 2. Hyle, Kruthaup~ M- Bums, Monserez, Sylvester. Re· to<ds: l 7-13 (4-8 Gel South); M 16-4 (10-2

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and Craig Cashen traded 3pointers in the final minute to send the game into over-

time. Tim Schenke hit one free throw to break the tie and Elder, ranked No.5 in The Enquirer's Division I coaches poll, never trailed again. Kroeger came off the bench in the second quarter for Elder to go nine-nine from the field for a gamehigh 22 points. Scott Benken and Tim Schenke each had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers. Jordan Cornette led No. 6 St. Xavier with 17 points.

.SoutJ~t,_~hampionship ST. XAVIER (82)- Callahan 3 2 9, Grogan 4 0 8, Cornette 7 3 17. Bast 2 2 8, Wll:lams I 0 2, Heckln 3 0 7, Cashen 50 13. Totals: 25 7 62. ELDER (67) - Mlller I 0 2, Bazeley 2 4 B, Benken 3 6 12, Schenke 4 4 12, Mahon 2 3 9. Kroeger 9 3 22. Bengel I 0 2. Totals: 22 22 67. SL Xlvler ............... 17 13 12 14 5-62 Elder ...................... 8 17 15 18 11-67 3-polnters: E-Kroeger. Mahon 2. X-Canahan, Bast 2, Csshen 3. Heekln. Records: E 14-6 (Gel B-4). X 14-6 (8-4).

Shrin led the Rockets, the season-high 27 points, four added with 12 points. No. 2 team in The Enquir- steals and four assists. Purcell Marian, ranked Sophomore forward J er- No. 4 in The Enquirer's Dier's Divisions II-IV coaches poll, with 11 points. · miel Atkins led Chaminade visions II-IV coaches poll, KETTERING ALTER (83) - Kohls 3 3 9. D. with 15 points. · made four free throws late Pemo 3 6 12, J. Pemo 3 0 6, Waleskowskl 5 I BACON (55) - Bock I 0 2, John· II, Jones 52 14, Rubio I 0 2, loumaM 4 I 9. son 0ROGER I I. Hausfeld B 7 27. Land 3 0 6. in the fourth quarter to seal Totals: 24 13 63. Huerkamp I 0 2, Merldy 4 0 8, Wyrlck 4 0 B, Sl (45) - Hensley I 0 3. Cuplto Clair 0 I I. Totals: 21 9 55. the win. • Kettering Alter 63, 3 I 9,MCNICHOLAS Sheehy 3 0 B, Coates 0 2 2, Brunetti 0 I CHAMINAOE-JULIENNE (46) - Atkins 6 I McNicholas 45 - Senior I, Lawhon 2 4 8, Huber I I 3, ~hrln 50 II. 15, Beach 2 0 4, Johnlgan 1 0 3, Krueger 2 4 I0, Junior Bret Noonan 15 9 45. Poole 2 I 5. 5aluke I 0 3, Thomas 3 0 6. Totals: forward Trey Jones scored Totals: 17 6 46. Kettering Alter ............. 13 20 11 19-83 scored 13 points for Badin. Roter Bocon ................. 15 10 12 18-55 ................... 15 15 10 7-45 14 points to lead the McNichol•• PURCELL MARIAN (55) - Finnell 3 6 12, Chomtnode-Julleane ...... 12 11 10 13-48 3-polnters: K-Jones 2; M·Cuplto 2, Sheehy Fulks 4 3 12. El!lott I I 3, Jackson 8 4 20, 3-polnters: R- Hausfeld 4; C· Atkins 2. Knights. Alter, which trailed 2, Hensley. Records: M 12-8 (7·7 Gel). Cooper I 0 2, Pllgrlm 2 0 4, CaHoway I 0 2. Krueger 2. Jotmtgan, 5aluke. Records: R 13-7 by two points after the first • Roger Bacon 55, (8-6 Gel Nerlh); C 5·15 (2-12 GCL North). Totals: 20 14 55. (48) - Murgy I 0 2, Oswald I 0 3, quarter, outscored McNi- Chaminade-Julienne 46 II Purcell Marian 55, SUltonBADIN Brown I 0 2, Noonan 5 0 13, cholas 20-15 in the second - Bacon, the top-ranked Badin 48 - Senior Keith Flehrer 24 23 7,II.ShuH I I 3, B~nck 3 I 7. TotalS: 16 7 48. to take a 33-30 halftime team in The Enquirer's Di- Jackson finished with a Parcell Marian ............... 10 22 9 14-55 18 8 I 15-41 lead. visions II-IV coaches· poll, game-high 20 points for the Badfn , ............................ P· Fulks: 8· Oswald. Noonan 3. Junior forward Brian was led by Josh Hausfeld's Cavaliers, and Tony Fulks Flehrer.3-polnters: Record: B 1-19 (0-14 GCL North).

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BY JAMES WEBER CoNTRIBUTOR · EASTSPORTS@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM Moeller High School has always been proud of the family aspect of its athletic and academic programs. Of how sons follow fathers and brothers joins brothers. At no time was that more evident than on Friday, Feb. 9, when the Moeller athletic family said goodbye to its original gymnasium. The occasion was the final home basketball game of the season - the last one in the facility before the Crusaders move into a new gym next season. This year's Crusaders look like a fitting team to close the facility .. Two of its current team members are related to past Moeller basketball All-Americans -Matt Sylvester to his father, 1970 graduate Mike; and Nick Monserez to his brother, 1999 grad Mike. Several other players in the. program had fathers play for Moeller, and several coaches have previous Moeller ties as well. "You have a lot of tradition and continuity here," said Mike Sylvester, who after his Moeller days made a name for himself at the collegiate, Olympic and professional levels. "There's my family, Buddy Bell's family, the Larkins. There are a lot of people who have seen their sons through here, add my grandsons will probably go here. Moeller is pretty young, but we're starting to get that tradition." With a dramatic 42-41 win over Greater Catholic League rival Elder, ·the Crusaders took a big step towards the eighth league championship in school history. Moeller is 14-4 and 8-2

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in the GCL South, a half-game ahead of St. Xavier entering the week. Moeller played at Roger Bacon on Feb. 13 and will go to La Salle on Feb. 16. The Crusaders will clinch at least a tie for the league title with one win. While it wasn't Moeller's prettiest game of the year - the Crusaders trailed by 10 points in the second quarter - the end result was a picture Moeller fans will remember for years: After a tense, back-and-forth final two minutes, Moeller trailed by a point entering its final possession. Sylvester- who had 22 points, nine in the fourth quarter -took a. handoff from Scott Byrnes and drove to the lane. He was closely guarded, however, and passed to Monserez in the comer. The guard launched a three-pointer. The shot missed everything, but senior center Clint Nagel was there to catch it. He muscled his way for a layup, which went in as the buzzer sounded. The gymnasium turned to bedlam. "Clint Nagel will always be remembered as the one who made the last shot in this gym," said Moeller head coach Carl Kremer. "It's a great moment." More tpan 150 Moeller bas-. ketball alumni were in attendance, many wearing specially made golf shirts. The group included three of the school's four All-Americans in the elder Sylvester, Mike .Monserez and Byron Larkin (1994 alum Bobby Brannen was not able to attend). "It just feels great being here," said Monserez, now attending Butler University in Indianapolis. "I haven't had a chance to meet a lot of these guys. It was great to see my l;>rother play.".

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Many of the old guard of Moeller High School basketball assembled for the'flnal game In the school's old gym. Here, former coach Jerry Doerger watches the proceedings next to his former player Mike Sylvester, the first of Moeller's four All-American hoopsters and the father of current Crusader star Matt Sylvester.

The AU-Americans and seven of Moeller's eight all-time head basketball coaches were brought to the floor for a halftime ceremony. (The lone coach not in attendance, Dave Hammer, was watching his son play for St. Xavier). After the game, two Moeller graduates were drew the chance to take a commemorative final shot at each basket, a half court try for $5,000. Both attempts missed. But the memories flowed. "This was fantastic," said Bill Daily; the program's first head coach in 1961. "What a way to go out. When we started, we played three games before we even had baskets here. At the time; this gym seemed so big. It seems real small now." Members of the 1970 team, leCl by Sylvester and coached by Jerry Doerger, wer!! also reminiscent. That team tied the 199495 squad with an all-time schoolbest 21-3 record, which also· matched the 1998-99 state champions for the most single-season wins (21-6)>

The 1969-1970 team also had an 18-game winning streak which is still the school record. "We would get together every summer and it's amazing how the stories never changed," said Greg Sander. "We were all close. We hung out together off the floor and did everything together. Mike (Syfvester) could have scored a lot more than he did. He sacrificed for the team." "We had seven guys, and all seven got (college) scholarships," said Doerger. the exiled McNicholas High School head basketball coach serving a oneyear suspension. "When you get your· sixth and seventh man a scholarship, the coach's job is easy. We were good enough to win at state." The school counts more than 350 varsity games in the gyrnnasium. The last two, including a similarly intense last-second win over St. Xavier the week before, are added to a long line of moments that will live on well after the new building is chris.tened. The 1970 team remembers a multiple-overtime .victory over


;;. --.. Jl-f ~ 0 I MARK D. MOTZ/STAFF Moeller High School senior Matt- Sylvester leaps up to defentil against Elder High School during the last-ever game In Moeller's gym. Sylvester was the star of the show; scoring 22 points In a 4241 victory. Clint Nagel (32) scored the wlnnl111g points as time expired, !rebounding an air ball and laying It ln. ¡

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Dayton_ Roth in whkh both teams had 100 points and Moeller's Al Elian scored a career-high 30 points. Roth had two guards who would eventually play in the NBA, including Sylvester's future roommate at the University of Dayton, Donald Smith. Mike Monserez- remembered a victory during the 1997-98 season over a Roger Bacon squad with future college players Eugene Land and Brandon

Mcintosh. Both teams scered in the 90s. Kreiner closed the gym as the sc[tool' s winningest head coach with 174 victories, including five GCL titles in 11 seasons. He has won two-thirds of his games at Moeller. "I really respect this school," he said. "And to ~ave all these guys here means a lot to me."


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Greater Catholic League. • Moeller 67, Roger Bacon 49- The Crusaders made 24 of 30 free throws, including 16 of 22 in the fourth quarter, to clinch at least a tie in the GCL South division with St. Xavier. Matt Sylvester led Moeller, No. 3 in the Enquirer's Division I poll, with a gamehigh 25. ·points. Scott Byrnes and Jirti:Wood each added 10 points. "- · Roger' Bacon, No. 1 in Divisions II-IV, was led by Josh Hausfeld with 14 points. Moeller can win the league outright with a victory Friday against La Salle. MOELLER (67) L Tabler 0 2 2, 8)'11\es 3 3 10, Mahoney 0 2 2,.'Monserez 3 1 8, Wood 3 2 10, Reisert 0 2 2, Nagel 0 3 3, Schwertman 0 2 2, Sylvester 9 6 25, McGlone 1 1 3. Totals: 19 24 67. ROGER BACON (49) - Hausfeld 7 0 14, Johnson 2 0 6. Newton 2 0 4. Land 3 0 6, Sl Clair 0 2 2, Huerl<amp I 0 3, Bush 1 0 2, Merrldy I 1 3, Phmlps 1 0 2, 1'/yrlck 2 1 7. Totals: 20 4 49. Moeller ......................... 11 17 14 25-67 R. Bacon .......:............ _. 10 11 8 20-49 3·polnters: RB·Johnson 2, Wyrlck 2, Huer· kemp. M·Bymes, Monserez, Sylvester. 1'/ood 2. Records: RB 12·7 (GCL 7·6), M 15·4 (11·2).

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III. Elder breezed into Saturday's District final against the Crusaders with an impressive 60-35 victory over Colerain in the Cincinnati Division I uppet bracket sectional finals at UC's Shoemaker Center Monday night. . The Panthers, 17-6, got 17 points from Tim Schenke and · held Colerain to 25 percent shooting in the first half. Moeller, 18-4 and the GCL South champion, won both regular-season games. The game is 1 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena. "We're just ready right now," Schenke said of Moeller.:. "We just have to play with the intensity like we have the last three games." :, Tl).e other District title game will pit defending state champion St. Xavier against Vandalia-Butler, which beat Troy in overtime Monday, at 7 p.m. at UD. The Bombers, 17-5, advanced by beating Withrow 59-43 \n ·Monday's secondgame. "We're right where we want to be," said senior guard Steve Callahan.

Panthers anticipating rematch with Moeller J-~·0/ By Kevin Goheen

bounds, two steals and a pair of assists against Colerain. Fellow senior Scott Benken Tim Schenke. didn't hesitate with his smile or his an- scored just six points but had eight assists and five re· swer. bounds. "We're ready for this Schenke scored five of El· gaq1e," said the Elder senior der's first seven points, includforward, looking ahead to Saturday's 1 p.m. district final ing a pair of high flying dunks. Senior point guard Jake Bamatchup with Moeller. "We don't need anything to get us zeley delivered a perfect alleyoop pass that Schenke caught up for this one." · while cutting baseline and The sixth-seeded Panthers (17-6) earned a third shot at threw down for Elder's first Moeller this season with a points. His steal and slam 60-35 dismantling of unseeded while being fouled with 4:34 Colerain (14-9) for the upper left in the opening period bracket sectional champion- made it 7-5, and he added a ship at the University of Cin- layup with 44 seconds to go in cinnati's Shoemaker Center the quarter to give Elder the lead for good, 9-7. Monday night. Elder also limited Colerain Moeller, the No. 3 seed in the sectional tournament, beat senior guard Mike Ferris, the Eldet twice during the regi.llar leading scorer in the Greater season en route to winning its Miami Conference at 14.9 sixth Greater Catholic League points a game, to. eight points South championship iz:l nine on two-of-seven shooting. Schenke supplied most of seasons. That included a lastsecond 42-41 win last month at that pressure. Moeller. "We just tried not to Schenke, a 6-foot-6 senior give him open looks," said El· forward, led all scorers with 17· der coach Joe Schoenfeld. "As points while adding five re- soon as he caught the ball, Post staff reporter

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Moeller senior Matt Sylvester, stretching at a practice, is now 6 feet 8 and hopes to lead the Crusaders to a second state title. His father, Mike, top right, played at Moeller in 1969 with Mark Daniel and coach Jerry Doerger.

Boys' basketball Division I poll TEAM 1. Western

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rowing up in Troy, Ohio, Carl Kremer was a diehard Dayton Flyers fan, which means that he'll never forget the game Mike Sylvester had against UCLA in 1974. It was the year the Bruins' 88-game winning streak was fmally interrupted and the year Dayton, behind 38 points that the senior from Moeller High School cpaxed out of some inner reserve and a cool left-handed jump shot, took John Wooden's team to three overtimes in the NCAA Tournament. After that, Kremer lost track of Sylvester for a while. He knew that the feisty forward's brother,

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been cultivating since the kid could catch a rolled-up sweat sock. "Catching," says the senior Sylvester, "is an underestimated skill in basketball. ''When¡ Matthew was little, I'd throw him sweat socks for hours at a time. We'd play until he could catch 30 in a row, and I'd make sure somehow that he missed one so we could keep going. Even if he got to 30, he'd say, 'Let's do it again.'" Even at 6 feet 8, the young Sylvester has retained the touch he learned so early, but he is not a point guard anymore. Kremer, the Moeller coach, hasn't budged him from forward since he put the

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Northeastern 8. Reading (12-10) 9. Cincinnati (18-5) Counby Day 10. Cincinnati (15-6) Hills Christian


• Moeller ·59, Badin 42 - Matt Sylvester, playing his first game since being suspended two games by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, scored 11 of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter to rally the Crusaders. Nick Monserez' s 3-pointer at the end of the first half tied the game 23-23. Monserez finished with a season-high 21 points for Moeller, . the No. 4 team in the Enquirer's Division I coaches poll. Sylvester, who was suspended for an altercation earlier in the season, also had 11 rebounds, and Monserez grabbed eight for Moeller. David Mergy led Badin with 12 points. 1...,. ;1 ~ "1Si BADIN (42)- Mergy 52 12, Oswald 2 0 4. ·Sutton 4 0 8. Brown I 0 2. Noonan 4 2 10. Shull 1 0 2, Brlnck 2 o 4. Totals: 19 4 42. MOELLER (59) • Tabler I 0 2, Byrnes I 0 2. Monserez 8 4 21, Wood 2 I 5. Nrgel 3 0 6, Sylvester II 0 23. Totals: 26 5 59. Badin ................._.-.... 12 1Z 10 8-42 Moeller ..............____ 13 11 19 1$-51 3-polnters: M - Monserez, Sylvester. Records: B 1-13 (0·9 GCLN), M 9·4 (4·2 GCLS).

• Moelle·;· ·56, St. Xa~ vier 50 =..Rob Christie . made a pair of free throws : with 1:01 remaining to give Moeller a 54-46 lead. The : victory avenges a 67-66 . double-overtime loss to St. · Xavier in Moeller's first game in its new gym.· The Bombers, ranked No. 10 in the Enquirer's poll, suffered through their worst shooting night of the year. St. Xavier made 18 of 48 shots (37 percent) and hit just three of 16 (ISpercent) 3-pointers. )osh Kuntz paced Moeller with 13 points and Josh Du~qn added 11. Mike Heekin led St. Xavier with 14. MOELLER (56) • CMstle 2 4 8, Wood 0 I I, Juenger 2 I 5. Becker 0 I I. Duncan 3 5 II Reisert 2 0 5, Brackman 2 0 4, Kuntz 4 5 13: McGlone 2 4 B. Totals: 17 21 56. . ST. XAVIER (50)- Uplon 2 3 7. Csshen 4 ' 0 9, V/QIIams 5 I II, Wolf 2 0 5, Heekln 4 I 14. Gay 0 2 2, lprkln 0 2 2. Tolals: 18 II SO. Moellor ......................... 15 13 17 11-51 St. Xnvler ;... ~............... 13 5 21 11-SD 3·polnlers: M-Relscrt. SX-Cashen. Wolf, Heekln. Records: M 9·7 (GCL 5·4) SX 10·7 (6-4).

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Sylvester keys Moeller ·in rout of De La :Salle By Steve Brand, srAF'F' WRITER ENCINITAs- Before the National Prep Classic, two players were placed in the spotlight; front and center. Concord De La Salle's Joe See, called by many the best shooting guard in Moeller 75 the nation, and Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller's De La Salle 56 Matt Sylvester, one of the · nation's top forwards. When they squared off last night, it was almost · a draw in scorebook, but not on the cowt Sylvester scored the :first nine points of the game for the Crusaders, who jumped on top early and pulled away to upset De La Salle 7~56 in the National Division semifinals at Torrey Pines High. Moeller (~2) moves into tonight's 7 o'clock championship against Corona Centennial, which defeated Dobson of Mesa, Ariz.; 71-66. 'This is a dream come true," said Sylvester, who scored 29 against the Spartans, ranked No. 1 in·California and No.8 nationally by Fox Sports. See :finished with 30 of his team's 56 points but would take little joy in the individual effort, which came despite being slowed by tendinitis in both knees. It was the second loss for De La Salle against eight wins. Last year, De La Salle lost to. Santa Ana Mater Dei in the National Prep Classic championship en route to the state title and a 31-1 record. 'This team is more athletic than last year's, but. that team had better chemistry," said the 6-foot See. "The loss here last year was an awakening, so hopefully it'll be the same this year." •Although See doWnplayed his physical 'condition he was noticably slower attacking the basket 'last night His knees have not affected his three-point shot Nor his floor play as he contributed five assists, three steals and five rebounds. De La Salle coach Frank Allocco marvels at his guard's play and courage. "His knees were so bad~ he was only able to practice a half-hour a day," said Allocco. ''What Joe brings us is a steadying force, keeping everyone on an even keel. He never panics, lie has ice water in his veins." He can shoot a little, too. Allocco noted that in one game he tossed in six long-range :field goals, two mor;. t}lan last night "He's a great shooter, he doesn't miss- even in practice," said Allocco. see didn't argue. "Each time I shoot a three, I expect it to go in," said See,' who long agocommitted to Oregon State. Sylvester is going to Ohio State.

Sylvester's 29 carry Moeller over Milford 75-52 By Ryan Waldheger J.-.21 ;_ill The Oincinnati Enqm:rer

• Moeller 75, Milford 52, Division I at Millett Hall - Matt Sylvester scored 13 of'his gamehigh 29 points in the .second quarter to help the second-seeded Crusaders, break open the game. Moeller hit all sevell of its 3-pointers in the first half. Jon Halt~r led the Eagles· with 15 points. MOELLER (75)- Tabler 3 0 7, Mahoney I 0 2, Monsere.z 6 3 17, Wood I 2 5, Retserl'l 0 2, Nagel 3 I 7, ~=~ ~ ~ 4. Sylvester 12 2 29, McGlone 1 o 2.

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· • M~elle~ 54,' Sycamore 46 - The Crusaders used a pressing man-to-man defense to limit the Aviators to 12 field goals. Sophomore forWard J~sh Duncan scored 10 of his game-hirh 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a breakaway dunk with 2:15 left to give Moeller a ninepoint lead. Duncan also collected 12 rebounds. Junior forward Steve •Kennedy led Sycamore with 17 points. . Moeller retains possesston of the Old Oaken Bucket, which goes to the winner of the annual game between the neighborhood rivals. SYCAMORE (48)- Sferra 0 4 4, Jo. Uvlng. ston 0 I I, Grendel 0 I 1, Pierson 3 3 9. Rubenstein I I 3, Je. Livingston o 2 2 Kennedy 5 5 17, Kirkendall I 0 2, Schoen! I 0 2, MaJ. thews I 3 5. Totals: 12 20 46. MOELLER (54) • CMstle 2 2 6. Wood 1 0 3, Juenger 2 I 6, Becker 3 0 9, Duncan 8 2 20, Reisert I I 3. Klmener I 2 4, Kuntz o 2 2 ~cGione 0 I I. Tolals: 18 11 54. ' ycamore ...................... 9 13 11 13-41 Moeller ........... - ......... 12 14 u 17-54 3-polnters: S-Kennedy 2. M-Becker 3, Duncan 2.Wood, Juenger. Records: S 11·4. M 10·7.


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Moeller High Sclllool's Clint Nagel goes to the basket for two of his 12 points against the St. Xavier High Schoo! defense · in front of a capacity crowd at the second-last game to be played In the Moe gym. The Crusaders didn't disappoint the home faithful, conting up with a 64-62 victory. Nagel finished added nine rebounds and a key blocked shot in the last minute. Mike Sylvester led ~oeller with 18 points ..

• Moeller.-62, Chami· nade-Julienne 52 -Josh Duncan scored 11 fourth quarter points, inCluding ·g. of-10 from the foul line. to . lead the Crusaders to their first victory in the .Brisben Family Edueation Center. The Crusaders their opened . their new gym with losses to St. Xavier and McNicholas. . . . .. ~ · .· . Mter a · sluggish ,)tart; Moeller began its comeback late 'in the third quarter: 1 Andre.w Backman- hit a 3. Pcliilter 'at the end of the

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Elder Crusaders lead the GCL South z.f to[ c:>/ By Kevin GOheen Post contributor

The Moeller High School basketball team took the shot Elder coach Joe Schoenfeld wanted the Crusaders to attempt in the waning seconds of Friday night's 3reater Catholic League South' ;howdown at Moeller. Crusaders coach Carl Kremer was shocked his star senior forward, Matt Sylvester, didn't take that final shot when he- had an opportunity. - ~ · So what else should happen but that an overshot three-pointer by Moeller senior forward Nick Monserez be pulled down by senior center Clint Nagel and put back in just before the final buzzer to give the Crusaders a 42-41 win against the Panthers. · "As soon as it went up, I knew it was long," said ;Nagel of Monserez's shot. "I thought I had three or four seconds left, enough for a shot fake." Said Schoenfeld: "It's a fate kind of thing. We played great defense on that play. You don't want Sylvester taking that final shot and beating you."

The Crusadlilr&, ranked No.2 in The _)'ost's Ohio-area Division I poll, are 14-4 overall and alone atop the GCL South at 8-2. Fifthranked Elder (12-6) dropped to 6-4 in the league after suffering its second straight loss. The Panthers fell to McNicholas, 68-65, in overtime Tuesday. Moeller made 19 of 40 shots in the game, while Elder hit on 16 of 35. Sylvester tallied a game-high 22 points, while senior guard Mike Mahon le_d Elder with 10 points. Moeller seemed to have taken control with a 38-34 lead with two minutes left .. But .a turnover and subsequent basket by Elder se· nior guard Tim Schenke made it a two-point game with 1:44 remaining. Sylvester missed an open three-pointer on Moeller's next possession, allowing Elder a chance to tie the score. Panthers senior center Phil Bengel grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled while scor·-ing on the put-back. He made his free throw, giving Elder a 39-38 advantage with 54 seconds left. Sylvester answered 12 seconds later, dropping in a one-handed shot while cutting across the .middle of the lane to' regain the lead for Moeller, 40-39. After calling a timeout, Moeller came out and tried · to.-. pressure· the ball hard. Bad move, as Schenke took an alley-oop pass t·lb See MOELLER on 28- ul

Moeller: Gym's farewell From 18 from senior guard Jake, Bazeley and dunked the ball with 26 seconds left to put the Panthers back up by one. The small but loud Elder crowd, which packed one corner of the gym, went wild. · "That was a great job on their part," said Moeller coach Carl Kremer of the pass. "Obviously, getting out after them was not wise." Moeller's overflowing• crowd got the final chance to celebrate, though. The final play called for a quick handoff at the top of the key between Moeller senior guard Scott Byrnes and Sylvester, who would pre-

sumably take the final shot in the lane. But when Elder's defense collapsed quickly on Sylvester, he passed out to Monserez in the corner. "If I was open for the three, I was going to take it," said Monserez. "But Jake Bazeley made a great recovery and came rushing out at me and forced me to rush .the shot. Luckily, Clint was there." It was the final game at Moeller's. gym. The school will be opening a new 1,350seat gym next season. To signify the event, seven of the school's eight all-time head coaches and a large group· of basketball alumni - including former

high school All-Americans Mike Sylvester (Matt's father), Byron Larkin and Mike Monserez (Nick's brother) - attended the game. . "That's an in-the-trench, hand-to-hand style game typical of the GCL," Kremer said. "I'm really happy for Clint because he does so much of the dirty work underneath." ELDER . 15 7 9 10-41 atMOELLER 12 6 13 11-42 ELDER (41): Miller 1 0 2. Bazeley 3 3 9. Benken 3 0 6, Schenke 2 1 5, Mahon 4 0 10, Bengel 3 3 9. Totals 16 7 41. MOELLER (42): Tabler 1 0 2. Byrnes 1 0 2. Monserez 2 0 4. Nagel 3 2 B. Sylvester 10 0 22. McGlone 2 0 4. Totals 19 2 42. Halftime: Elder. 42·41. Three-point goals: E-Mahon 2. M-Sytvester 2. Records: Elder 12-6, 6-4 GCL _South; Moeller 14-4. 8-2.

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High proflle. That would be a good term to use for the first-· \ team members of The Post's AU-Metro boys' basketball teams, especially in Division I. Of the 10 players, four-have signed to play at Division I college programs next season and two others are juniors who will probably be in the same situation next year. The other four were the main catalysts in leading their teams to a combined 63-17 regular-season record. Matt Sylvester of Moeller and Branden Fisher of Mariemont are The Post's Players of the Year in Division I and Division II-IV, respectively. Sylvester was the third-highest scorer in the area, at 21.4 points per game during the regular season, while Fisher edged him out for the second spot

behind Loveland's Kevin Schappell with .a 21.5 average. Schappell, who averaged 21.7 points per game, was named to the second team in Division I. Sylvester is one of the four Division I signees, along with Western Hills' Danny Horace (Miami), Jordan Cornette of St. Xavier (Notre Dame) and Purcell Marian's Keith Jackson (Xavier). He's going to Ohio State after being named co-Player of the Year in the state by the Associated Press. The Crusaders won the Greater Catholic League South championship and a sectional crown but were beaten in the district fmal by Elder. Fisher's play, which earned him Player of the Year honors in the Cincinnati Hills League, helped the Warriors to their fust sectional championship since 1995. Mariemont had won just two games in the 1998-99 season and

BASKETBALL ALLSTARS: Moeller forward Matt Sylvester and Mariemont's Branden Fisher will play in the boys annual North-South AllStar games next Sunday at Otterbein College. The Ohio State-bound Sylvest~r averaged 21.4 points this seas'Jn and vas named fin.tteam all-state in Division I hy the Associated Prt!ss. Fisher averaged 21.8 points for Mariemont, the Division Ill sectional H- I - 0 i champion.

only six in 1999-00. At 6 feet 4, Fisher was a tough matchup on the offensive wing and on the perimeter of the Mariemont's 3-2 zone. Elder's win against Moeller was just one on the way to the Division I state fmal, where the Panthers lost, 49-46, to Cleveland St. Ignatius. Coach , Joe Schoenfeld's group wasn't highly thought of individually ' but played tough defense and utilized several size mismatches it could create with its lineup. Schoenfeld is The Post's Division I Coach of the Year and Eric Coulter is the Division II-IV Coach of the Year for the job he has done at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. He took over at CHCA four seasons ago. His first team won just two games , but this season the Eagles went 18-2 in the. regular season and tied Cincinnati Country Day for the Miami Valley Conference title.


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Fantastic finish for Moeller By Carey Hoffman Enquiri!T" riJ'Iltrihul.or

The final game in Moeller's original gym will stand as one of its most memorable. Senior center Clint Nagel put back a missed shot in traffic in the final second, giving Moeller ·a 42-41 vic-. tory over Elder Friday night before a sellout crowd that included most of Moeller's basketball history. More than 150 former varsity players and seven of

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the school's eight vatsity corner with five seconds re-coaches witnessed a game maining. "As soon as it went that puts Moeller (14-4, 8-2 up, I saw it was long.'; Greater Catholic League The ball missed everySouth) within a game of thing·and landed in a crowd ~linching its first GCL South ·on the far side of the basket. "Clint just grabbed it. It was title since 1998. . "I just knew I had to get'. ~ 50-50 thing, and he in position incase" something outjumped the guy," said happened," Nagel'said of his Moeller's Matt Sylvest~r,. thoughts when Nick Mon- who had a game-high 22 serez put up a shot from the points and nine rebounds.·

Sylvester, who had scored all nine of Moeller's points in the final quarter to that point, was the first choice to take the shot. But he was closely guarded and passed the ball to Monserez, who was open in the corner. "I thought we played great defense. We didn't let Sylvester take the shot " Elder coach Joe Sch~nfeld

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said .. "We forced a bad shot, an airball, and if it hits the rim, we win." Elder stunned the crowd by recovering from a 38-34 deficit in the game's final two minutes. The Panthers first got a short jumper from Tim Schenke and then, following a Sylvester miss, Elder center Phil Bengel got an offensive rebound, scored and was fouled. His foul shot See MOELLER, Page 02


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Some of the city's best high school basketball players-have already signed with college programs. Others are so young that · they haven't even earned their drivers' licenses yet, proof enough that talent > Boys' sectional · comes in all kinds of shapes, tournament brackets. sizes and ages when it Page 4C comes to high school hoops. The Post takes a look at four of the top playe~s in the . · city this year as the boys' basketball sectional tourna· ments begin today - Finneytown .freshman Mark Hawkins, Anderson sophomore Chns Norwe~l, Loveland junior Kevin Schappell and Moeller semor Matt Sylvester. See PREPS on 4C

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C•thct fup Performers: F Austin Mitchell, Cincinnati Country Day (In the Indians' ··, 3o win JVert:HCA. the senior scored 11 points to help ceo avenge its lone loss of the season. He then came back against North College Hill to score 19 points and pull down 10 rebounds In a 57-50 road win); C Chris Norwell, Anderson (Totaled 47 po1nts and 20 rebounds in wins over Harrison and Amelia); G Phil Landes, Mariemont (Made 11-of-16 shots and 18-ol-19 free throws In scoring 44 points In the Warriors' upset of Reading an I win over Wyoming. He also added eight rebounds and eight assists); F Brad Hat•ielu, Felicity (Scored 64 points In three games, while pulling down 32 rebounds, blocking 10 shots and making seven steals. Against Fayetteville, he had 28 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and five steals); G Justin Wilson. Wilmlng1on (Had 80 points as the Hurricanes went2-1 last week, beating Kings and Goshen and dropping a llve·polnt loss to state-ranked washington Court House); G Paul Volkerding, Harrison (Scored 24 points against Mason and 25 against Turpin, Including going 10-of-11 from the foul line); C Matt Armbruster, New Richmond (Had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Lions upset SBC-Ieading Clermont Northeastern, 89-87, In ov~rtlme last Friday).

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MOELLER SENIOR MATT SYLVESTERSylvester committed to play at Ohio State University before the season even started, but. that didn't stop the 6-foot-7 forward from concentrating on his last high school season. Sylvester is fourth in the citY in scoring, averaging 21.2 points per game. His 22 points Friday in a win against La Salle helped the Crusaders (16-4) clinch their sixth Greater Catholic League title in the last nine years. A state championship, like ~the one he was a part of in 1999, would be the perfect ending to· a stellar high school career for the threeyear starter. Sylveswr and the rest of the Crusaders will have a week to prepare for the first step to that goal, earning a first-round bye in the Division I sectional tournament. Moeller, the No. 3 seed, plays the winner of Milford and Northwest on Feb. 27 at Millett Hall on the campus of Miami University. LOVELAND JUNIOR KEVIN SCHAPPELL - Before his family went on .a vacation to Hawaii several years ago, Schappell had to do some research. Not on the most popular beaches or best restaurants; Schappell wanted to make sure he could find a YMCA where he could play basketball.


Moeller bids fond farewell · . . . . . cl - r r..r;.·· ar he banners came to bfe: Hangmg ev.er vigilant, the blue field~ covered in golden letters and tnm · came down off the walls' and appeared in living flesh before the masses. Many ghosts of Moeller High School basketball past were eminently present, looking to the future as. th~ Crusaders closed their former home court Feb. 9 with a 42-41 win against Elder High Sch9ol. "This is cool," said one of the ghosts, a certain Byron Larkin. Larkin, of course, is a Moeller immortal on the court and on the gridiron, earning All-American status in both football and basketball before he graduated in 1984. · My first memory of the Moeller gym dates back to Larkin's senior year - I was a St. Xavier freshman then when he and St. X' s Jeff Wolf staged an epic one-on-one game within the game. If memory serves, Larkin finished with 31 points, Wolf with 28. When we could tear our eyes away from the

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warmups," he said. ~'And when the game started, I sat as flU' away from the . coach as I could, the furthest spot at the end of the bench." The game started. Purcell ju.mped to an early nine- or 10-point lead and coach Dave Hammer was pacing the sidelines, looking for a way to stop the bleeding. Larkin was looking for a way to disappear. ' "I was looking away and praying, 'Please don't put me in,' he said. "I was scared to death." Sure enough, Hammer stood in front of the quivering sophomore. "Larkin, get in there," he hollered. "So I go in and I take a shot," Larkin said. "It rolled around on the rim and I could hear my mom up in the stands, kind of going 'Ooohh, ooohh,' trying to help it go in." It didn't. But Larkin's next shot did. And the next. And the next. By the time the game ended, he had 29 points.

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The final game in Moeller's original'gym will stand as one of its most memorable. Senior center Clint Nagel put back a missed shot in traffic in the final second, giving Moeller a 42-41 victory over Elder Friday night before a sellout crowd that included most Moeller's basketball history. More- than 150 former varsity players and seven of

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the school's eight varsity corner with five seconds recoaches witnessed a game maining. !'As soon as it went that puts Moeller (14-4, 8-2 up, I saw it was long." Greater Catholic· League The ball missed. everySouth} within a game of thing and landed in a crowd clinching its first GCL South ·on the far side of the basket. title since 1998: . "Clint just grabbed it. It was "I just knew I had to get a 50-50: thi~g, and he in position in case something outjumi>ti4 the. guy," said happenel;l," Nagel said of his Moeller's ·Matt Sylvester, thoughts· when Nick Mon- . who .had:· a game-high. 22 serez put up a shot from the points and-nine 'rebounds.· • Moeller 76, Syca· more 43 - Moeller's defense led to 19 points off turnovers, and .the Crusaders built a 37-point lead in fl' 1 the fourth quarter. Senior forward Matt Sylvester led the Crusad- ~ ers with 20 points.

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said. "We forced a bad shot, an airball, and if it hits the rim, we win." Elder stunnea the crowd by recovering from a 38-34 deficit in. the game's final two minutes. The Panthers first got a short jumper from Tim Schenke and then, following a Sylvester miss, Elder center Phil Bengel got an offensive rebound, scored and was fouled. His foul shot See ~DELLER, Page_ 02

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. d·shot:;1.-[tJ-(}{ on Iast-secon ·~·~."':· From Page in . . made 1t 39-38 Elder w1th 54 seconds left. Sylvester answered with a 12-foot jumper in the lane with 39 seconds left. ~ut' Elder again responded. Coming out of a timeout, point guard Jake Bazeley got the ball at the top of the key, hesitated, then lofted a perfeet alley-oop pass to a backCutting Schenke • who dunked with 25 seconds .left. .• • , That created the· poss!billt Y 0 f Elder ruining Moeller's final game in the old gym. " . It probably would have

been the worst loss:t~ve.ever experienced," Sil'.Y'E!ster said. "My dad was here; all. the alums were in Ui&house. We wanted to show." them this is still the place:.where championships are rrr:rde." Elder, which could· have tied Moeller atop the GCL.vSouth' standings with a victoty.;-fell to 12-6 and ·6-4 in leagu~ play. Guard Mike Mahon "led the Panthers with 10 po~ts;; ELOER (41) - Miller 1 o 2. BlzeJ.ey 3 3 9, Bcnken 3 0 6, Schenke 2 I 5, ~R)o'il 4 0 10,

. Bengel 3 3 9. Totals: 16 1 41. • h.:!:> MOEllER (42)- Tabler I 0 2"oJmes I 0 2, Monserez 2 o 4, Nagel 3 2 s, Sylv~it,ei"lo o 22. McGlone 2 o 4. Totals: 19 2 42..• -. Elder .............................. 15 .7 ... ~. 11-42 Moaner ..........................12 e 13 10-41 3-polnt goals: E - Mahon 2; M ··Sylvester 2. Records: E 12-S, 6-4; M 14-4, 8·20CL South.


BOYS BASKETBALL STAYS Leading scorers Player, Sc~oot G McCarter, Silver Grove ...... 21 Chran, Mid. CMstian ......... 15 Dick, Cozaddale ............... 16 Schappel. Loveland .......... 19 Fisher, Ma!1emont ............. 18 Norwell, Anderson ............ 18 Sylvester, Moeller ............. 16 Horace, Western HIHs ....... 18 Twilley. Cozaddale ............ 16 Wilson, Wilmington ........... 18 Stout, Eastem Brown ........ 18 Marshal, Ripley ..........:..... 17 Drake, Goshen ................. 18 AHen, ceo ...:................... 17 Beucler, Eastern Brown ..... 18 Gullett, Bellevue ............... 19 Peterson, Westem Hils ..... 18 Belling, Holy Cross ........... 20 Volkerdlng. Harrison ......... 18 Short,MI.Healthy ............. IS Thompson, Scott .............. 23 Kruthaupt, La Sale ........... 19 Jackson, Purtell Marian ..... 17 Underwood, Madeira ........ .!a Dever, East Central ........... l7 Horstman, SRverGrove ..... 21 Tumer, Taft ..................... 15 Hollmann, 51. Bernard ....... 18 Burl<e,DeerParl< .............. 17 Dennis, Deer Part< ............ 17 Brock, Simon Kenton ........ 23 Halfleld, Felicity ................ 19 Ryan,.Bishop Brossart ....... 23 Stowers, Simon Kenton .....23 J.Bramalage, Dixie Helgllts.22 Robinson, Aiken ............... IB Hem, Madeira .................. !8 Faris, Batavia ................... 18 Brady, Reading ................. 18 SheRer. NewMiaml.. ......... !8 Calhoun, Harmony ............ 10 Love, St. Henry ................. 22. Lee, Oak Hlls ................... 19 Ferrts,Coleraln ................. l5 Cash, Norwood ................. 17 Wylie. Bethel·Tate ............ 18 Walker. Woodward ........... 18 Phillips, Roger Bacon ......... 18 Pistole. North Adams ........ 18 Hausfeld, Roger Bacon ..... 16 Morelock, CHCA ..............:.I7 O!lverto, Oak Hills ............. 17 Wilson, Batavia ................ 18 Walker, Locklar1 ............. 17 Lewin, Covington Cath ...... 20 Farley, lockland ............... 17 Monaghan, Colerain .......... 18 Bazeley, Elder .................. 18 Smith, Aiken .................... 18 Hyle, La 5sle ................... 19 Sheehy, McNicholas .......... IB Balles, Mid. Chrtstlan ........ 16 Tuke, Madeira .................. 18 WIUiams, Taft .................. 18 Lye, Scott ........................23 Irving, Cln. Christian .......... 16

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Player, School FTM Volkerdlng, Harrison .........67 HIM, Lakota East ..........·..... 19 Calhoun. Hannonr ............ 21 Wiliams, Hughes .............. 28 J.Bramalage, Dixie Heights .82 Gulett, BeUevue ...............51 McGrath, Princeton ........... 38 Landes, Mariemont ........... 96 Hensley, McNicholas .........25 Tuke, Madeira .. :............... 36 • Beucler, Eastem Brown ..... 64 Lawhon, McNicholas ......... 50 RaUIIn, Lakota West ......... 38 H)'le, La 5sfte ................... 47 Halter, M'lfor)l .................. 47 Gtaves, Lakota East ......... 59 Hausfeld, Roger Bacon ..... 29 Quast. Covlnl:ton Cath. .. ... 24 Kennedy, Sycamore .......... 19 Monsercz, Moener .....:~... 47 Gregory. Bethel-Tate ......... 23 Turner, Ripley ...................27 Butler, New Miami ............ 32 Dever, East Central ........... 68 Washington, Wllhrow ........ 59 Hannan, Mason ................ 24 Huenlng, Wyoming ........... 29 Bazeley, Elder ..................73 Morris, Scott .................... 36 Moore, N. College Hll ........ 20 BeiUng, Holy Cross ........... 90 Wagner, Ross ..................62 . Drake. Goshen .................92 Morelock, CHCA ...............52 Grogan, St. Xavier ............ 50 Kroeger, Taylor .................54 Mlgnery, Eastem Brown ..... 21 Cain, Bellevue ...,.............. 21 Partin, loveland .........: .....28 EngJernon, Holmes .......... .45 Taylor, Aiken ....................24 C. Lonergan, Dixie Helghts .. 47

"A 72 21 24 32 94 59 44 112 29 42 75 59 45 56 56 71 35 29 23 57 2B 33 40 84 73 30 36 91 45 ·25 113 7B 116 · 66 63 69 27 27 36 58 31 61

Pet. 93.0 90.4 BB.O 88.0 87.2 86.4 86.3 86.0 86.0 85.7 85.3 85.0 84.4 84.0 83.9 83.0 83.0 82.8 82.6 82.0 '82.0 81.8 81.2 81.0 80.8 80.0 80.0 80.0 80.0 BO.O 79.6 79.5 79.3 79.0 79.0 78.3 77.8

77.7 77.7 77.6

77.0 77.0

Rebounds Player, School 0 Callloun, Harmony ............ 10 Walker, WoodWard ........... 18 Horace, Westem Hills ....... 18

Rob 124 221 215

Avg. 12.4 12.3 11.9

t-ii-4'/ Steals G. Player, School Harvey, Eastern Brown ...... 19 Copas, North Adams ......... 20 Campbeft, Ripley .............. 19 Sebastian, Landmarl< ....... 20 Ho)'les, Wyoming .............. 20 Jaeger, Landmarl< ............ 20 Kauffmann, Mariemont ..... 20 Duncan, CMnton-Massle .... 20 McHwralth. Seven HIHs ...... 20 Burrows, Eastem Brown ... .'19 McClanahan, West Union ... 19 Blair, New Richmond ......... 20 NoRen, Lakota East .......... 19 Spickard, SCPA ................ 18 Brewer, Mt Healthy .......... 20 McClung, Kings .................20 KIR, SCPA ........................ 19 Hallman, Holmes .............. 21 Polly, Goshen ....................20 Wilson, Walnut Hils .......... 20 Bashford, Cln. Christian .... 19 A. Gerwin, Taylor .............. 20 S. Meister, Northwest ........ 20 Roy, Clermont NE .............20 Votapek. AmeBa ...............20 Rlntamakl, SCPA .............. 17 Verlleaghe, Wyoming ........ 20 Davis, Prtneeton ............... 20 Groll, Madella ...................20 Retcher. Winton ~oods .... 18 Shipley, CHCA ..................20 Ells, Indian H1l ................. 20

Assists Stl 104 104 96 99 96 96 96 93 92 86 83 83 BO 74 81 77 74 BO 76 76 69 72 69 71 70 58 68 66 63 61 61 61

Ave. 5.5 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.2 4.2 '4.1 4.1' 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.B 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1

0 Pl~yer, Sc~ool Lewis, Lynchburg .............. 20 Trenz, CHCA ....................20 Schmidt, Walton-Verona ... 20 Wood, CNnton-Massle ....... 20 A. 5sbastlan, Landmarl< ... 20 Emerson, Cln. Chrtstlan ..... 19 Mcllwralth, 5sven Htus ...... 20 Loving, New Richmond ...... 20 Hook, Mariemont .............. 20 Lux, Harrison ....................20 Holden, Roger Bacon ........ 20 Rise, Goshen ....................20 A. Clarl<, McNicholas .........20 McCanhy, Wyoming .......... 20 Lowe, Cln. Christian .......... 19 John, SCPA ...................... 15

Blk 110 89 75 65 65 63 63 64 61 58 59 58 56 49 41 30

Aw,;. 5.5 4.7 3.B 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.1 2.0

wunams, Taft .................. !& Walker, Lockland ............. 17 Hatfield, Felldty ................ 19 Jackson, N. College Hill ..... 18 Van Buskirk, Loveland ...... 19 Edwards, Woodward ......... 16 · Norwell, Anderson ............ 18 Pistole, North Adams ........ IB Drake, Goshen ................. 18 Darden, Withrow .............. 18 Seward, ceo .................... !& . Wlson. Wilmington ..... :..... 18 Nagel, Moefter .................. 18 Peterson, Western HIUs ..... 18 Dotson. Eastem Brown ..... 18 Srock, Simon Kenton ........ 23 · J.Bramalage, Dixie Heights .22 Monaghan, Colerain .......... 18

20B 186 201 189 .191 161 176 164 162 160 157 156 149 150 147 183 175 144

Blocks

11.6 10.9 10.6 10.5 10.1 10.1 9.8 9.1 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.6 B.3 8.3 8.2 8.0 8.0 8.0

Ployer, School Q And<ews. Western Hills ..... 18 Engel, East Central ........... 17 S. Tudor, Madeira ............. 18 Stowers, Simon Kenton ..... 23 EIHson, ceo ..................... !& Malone, Ripley .................. 17 Beucler, Eastern Brown ..... 18 Tumer, Taft ..................... 15 Peters, Mason .................. 18 Rowers, Mt. Healthy ......... 17 Washl~gton, Withrow ........ 18 Burch, Madeira ................. 17 Tumer, Ripley ................... 17 Flehrer, Badin ................... 13 Daniels, Woodward ........... 16 Gardiner, ceo .................. 11 Carr. Holy Cross ............... 19 McCarter, Siver Grove ...... 21 Rlddefl, Anderson ............. 16 Fabiani, St. Henry ............. 22 Wilson, Walnut HIMs .......... 17 Tegge. Fairfield ................ 19

Aat 140 117 121 148 108 102 104 86 101 93 97 88 89 68 81 55 95 105 79 101 77 86

Ave. 7.7 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.0 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.5

Stl 79 72 B5 59 38 63 56 50 58 54 56 51 39 54 54

Awg. 4.3 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

Blk 96 74 37 42 52 53 46 46

Ave. 5.3 4.0 3.7 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.6

Steals Player, School G Andrews, Western Hills ..... 18 WIIUams, Taft .................. 18 Horstman, Sliver Grove ..... 21 Turner, Taft ..................... 15 McClendon, Hanmonr ........ ! o Lynch, Taft ...................... IB Brockman, Cln. Christian .. .! 7 Choran, Mid. Christian ....... 15 Pence, North Adams ......... 18 Eemlsse, Cln. Chrtstlan ..... 17 Washington, Withrow ........ 18 Mitchell, ceo .................... 17 Hunter, CHCA ................... 13 Davis, Wyoming ............... 18 Nance, Wilmington ........... 18

Blocks Player, School G Darden, Withrow .............. 18 Cornette, SL Xavier .......... 19 Calhoun, Hannonr ............ 10 Trenz, Sycamore .............. 14 seward, ceo .................... 18 Hatfield, Felicity ................ 19 Trenz, CHCA .................... 17 Pistole, North Adams ........ 18

Boys poll ;;..... j J.-

DIVISION I {) j Rec Pts. I. Winton Woods (14) .... 19-0 164 2. Western Hills (4) ..... 14-4 154 5. Moeller .................. 14-4 140 4. Oak Hills ................ 16-3 118 3. Elder ...................... 12-6 I 00 6. St. Xavier ............... 15-4 96 7. Loveland ................ 18-1 68 8. Hamilton ................. 14-5 52 9. Withrow .................. 12-6 50 I 0. Colerain ........... :..... f2- 7 16 Others: Anderson 12, Lebanon 12, Woodward 6, Taft 2.

GCL South Team Moener...................... St. Xavier.................. Elder......................... La Salle.....................

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B 6 4

2 3 4 7

Oweroft W L 14 4 IS. 4 ·12 6 7 12

GCL North . Team ' Kettering Aller............. Roger Bacon .............. McNicholas.'............. .. Purtell Marian.., ......... Cham.-Juliepne......... . Hamilton Badin ........ ..

Leaeue W L II I 7 5 7 5 5 7 I II 0 12

Overall W L 17 I 12 6 12 6 10 8 5 12 I 17


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Moeller senior Matt Sylvester, averaging about 22 points a game. The 6'7" forward had big games in a recent San Diego tournament, scoring 29 against both DeLaSalle and Centennial high schools, and, back home, notched 25 vs. Princeton and Elder. As a sophomore, Matt played on the Crusaders' Ohio state championship squad and was named to the state all-tournament team. As a junior, he averaged 22 points-8 rebounds-2 blocks-3 assists while earning 1st team all Gonference, city and district honors, and was named 2nd team all Ohio. An AAU All American, Matt has basketball bloodlines -.dad Mike played for Moeller, University of Dayton and professionally in Italy. Matt will play next year for Ohio State University. Coach's Quote- "Matt is a highly skilled, athletic basketball player. He can play any position on the floor and he is a prideful, intense competitor." -Carl Kremer, Basketball Coach

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Birthdate: 6-4-82 Residence: loveland Graduating!GPA: 2001 Height/Weight: 6'7"/190 lbs. Greatest Achievement: Winning state championship in '99 Parents: Mike & lisa Favorite Movie: He Got Game Favorite Book: lords of Discipline Favorite Entertainer: Chris Tucker Biggest Influence: "My dad." Sports Heroes: Michael Jordan Most Like to Meet: Micha~l Jordan Future Goal: Have a great career at OSU

Location: Sycamore Township. Year founded: 1960 Principal: Dan Ledford Athletic Directors: Dick Beerman-Barry Borman Enrollment-Faculty: 890-60 Nickname-Colors: Fighting Crusaders /Blue-White-Gold Conference-Division: Greater .Catholic League -South/1


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li:AOING SCORERS Player. School

G 2FG 3FG FT TP Avg

Schappell, Loveland ..... 17 Fisher. Mariemont ........ 16 Norwell, Anderson ....... 16 Horace,West.Hills ...... 15 Sylvester. Moeller ........ 15 Wilson. Wilmington ...... 15 Allen,-'ICD .................... 14 Hlte;Win1on Wood5 ..... 16 Drake, Goshen ........... 16 Dyer, Mariemont .......... 15 Volketding, Harrison ..... 15 Jackson, Purcell M....... 15 Kruthaupt, LaSala ....... 17 Undeiwood, Madeira ... 16 Burne. Deer Pam ......... 15 Dennis, Deer Pam ........ 15 Lee. Oak Hills ........... 17 Woll, L.-Monroe ........... 13 Holmes, T•lawanda ..... 16 Francis. Springboro ...... 16 P'iilllps,R.Bacon .......... 16 Hern. Madeira .............. 16 Peter5on. West. Hills .... 15 Cash, Norwood ............ 17 Hatfield, Fe~clty ........... 16 Ferris, Colerain ............ t5 Wylie, Bethel-Tate ........ t6 ·Smith, Amelia .............. 17 :Wilson, Batavia ............ 15 Brady, Read•ng ............ 16 Hausleld, R. Bacon ...... 14 Mills, Winton Woods ..... 16 Faris, Batavia .............. t5 Butcher, Franklin ......... 15 Sheehy, McNicholas .... 16 Riley, W111ton Woods .... 16 McMonigle. L·Mollfoe. 13 Oliverio. Oa~ Hills ........ 16 Morelock, CHCA ........ 15 Scott, Amelia ................ 17 Monserez, Moeller ....... 17 Moran, Felicity ............. 16 Kroeger, Taylor ............ 15 Cornette, St. Xavier ...... 18 Hyle, La Salle ............... 17 Walker, Lockland ......... 16 Fartey, Lockland .......... 16 luke. Madeira .............. t6 Monaghan, Colerain .... 17 Halter, M1llord .............. 16

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111 134 139 120 NA 102 89 89 50 84 36 Nfl NA 92 77

35

48 NA NA Nfl NA

97 68 74 73 31

90

74 75 76 NA 95 57 NA NA 39 NA 60 54 25 NA 41 51 NA NA NA NA 54 62 39

29 8 1 0 NA 10 11 24 33 4 42 NA NA 0 5 45 24 NA Nfl Nfl NA

1 18 22 22 22 8 18 14 8 NA 0 15 NA NA 36 NA 0 18 48 NA 32 16 NA NA NA NA 23 12 27

74 383 22.5 57 349 21.8 60 341 21.3 79 319 21.3 NA 317 21.1 64 298 19.9 60 271 19.4 40 290 18.1 89 288 18.0 53 268 17.9 58 260 17.3 NA 254 16.9 NA 284 16.7 81 265 16.6 69 235 15.7 25 230 15.3 90 268 15.2 NA 197 15.2 NA 242 15.1 NA 241 15.1 NA 241 15.1

42 32 33 20 45 26 39 21 49 NA 34 51 NA NA 36 NA 47 45

239 222 247 232 2t7 230 241 2t3 225 197 224 210 210

223 222 181 207 207

35 229

NA 226 35 213 50 200 NA 238 NA 224 NA 211 NA 211 34 211 38 222 46 205

14.9 14.8 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.4 14.2 14.2 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.0 14.0 13.9 13.9 13.9. 13.8 13 8 13.5 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.1 12.8

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.. ::::::: Graves, Lakota East... .. 17 55 Washington. Withrow ... 17 35 11

14 59 211 t2.4 27 53 210 12.4

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Taylor, CHCA ............... t5 82 0 17 181 12.1 Bazeley, Elder .............. 16 NA NA NA 192 12.0 Bums, Fenwick ............ 15 NA NA NA 160 12.0 LEADING REBOUNDERS

G Rebs Avg

Player, School

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167 11.1 173 10.8 Hatf161d, Felicity .................................. 16 172 10.8 Van Buskilt<, Loveland ........................ 17 175 10.3 153 10.2 156 9.8 144 9.6 150 9.4 Darden, Withrow ................................. 17 154 9.1 133 8.9 139 8.7 145 8.5 128 8.5 136 8.0 128 8.0 112 8.0

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FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE

G Ftm Fta Pel

Player, School (Min. 2.5 att. per game played) Volkerding, Harrison ............ 15 Riley, Winton Woods ........... 16 Cox, Franklin ........................ 15 Lawhon, McNicholas ........... 14 RauHn. Lakota West ............ 17 Graves, Lakota East ............ 17 luke, Madeira ...................... 16 McGrath, Prtnceton ............. 15 Washington, Withrow .......... 17 Landes, Mariemont .............. 16 Halter, MRford ...................... 16 Hyle, La Salle ....................... 17 Monserez, Moeller ............... 17 Hite, Winton Woods ............. 16 Andrews, Hamltton .............. 17 Drake, Goshen ..................... 16 wagner, Ross ...................... 16 Ruhl, Fairfield ....................... 18 Grogan, St. Xavier ............... 18 Owens, Mason ..................... 15 Bazeley, Elder ...................... 16 Perl<lns, Felicity .................... 16 Kroger, Taylor ...................... 15 Morelock, CHCA .................. 15 francis, Springboro ............. 16 Tudor, Madeira .................... t6 Faulkner, Mason .................. 16 Celenza. Land. Christian ..... 15 Benken, Eldet ...................... 16 Stephenson, Kings .............. 17 Diebel, Glen Este ................. 15 Mnls, Winton Woods ............ 16 Seward, ceo ....................... 15

58 36 67 43 37 59 34 33 53 78 46 45 47 40 45 89 52 44 50 30 66 40 50 45 75 34 54 36 39 39 51 34 40

62 40 75 50 43 69 40 39 63 93 55 54 57 49 56 111 65 55 63 38 84 51

93.5 90.0 89.~

86.0 86.0 85.5 85.0 84.6 84.1 83.9 83.6 83.3 82.5 81.6 80.4 80.2 80.0 80.0 79.4 78.9 78.6 784 64 78.1 58 77.6 97 77.3 44 77.3 70 77.1 47 76.6 51 76 5 51 76.5 67 76.1 . 45 75.6 53 75.5

luke, Madeira ...................... 16 era~. Glen Este .................... 15 Hensley, McNicholas ........... 16 Dennis, Deer Pam ................ 15 Bennett, Talawanda ............. 16 Colar, Anderson .................. 16 Jones, Prtnceton .................. 15 Adams, Middletown ............. 14 Landies, Mariemont .............. 16 Reagh, Talawanda ............... 14 Volkercfong, Harrison ............ 15 Riley. Winton Woods ........... 16 Hausfeld, Roger Bacon ....... 14 Gregory, Bethel-Tate ........... 16 Moran. Feli~ ..................... 16 Sheehy, McNicholas ............ 16 Lewis, Loveland ................... 17

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Oakley, Little Miami ............. 16 Scott, Ameia ........................ 17 Schappell, Loveland ............ 17 Washington, Wrthrow .......... 17 Partil, Loveland ................... 17 Cox, franklin ........................ 15 Cossman, Kings .................. t7 McGrath, Prtnceton ............. 15 Raulin. Lakota West ............ 17 Fredertck, Fairlield ............... 18

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Graves, Lakota East ............ 17 Bums. Fenwick .................... 15 Morelock, CHCA .................. 15 McBreen, Ross .................... 16 Francis, Spri~boro ............. 16 Hite, Winton oods ............. 16

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19 24 45 14 28 24 25 15 19 42 36 19 44 32 32 17 19 19 13 48 29 27 24 16 16 20 30 18 19 21 14 40 18 33 42 24

39 38 49 92 29 60 52 55 33 42 95 83 44 105 78 79 42 47 48 33 123 75 70 63 42 42 53 60 48 51 57 38 109 50 93 119 68

59.0 50.0 49.0 48.9 48.3 46.7 46.2 45.5 45.5 45.2 44.2 43.4 43.2 41.9 41.0 40.5 40.5 40.4 39.6 39.4 39.0 38.7 38.6 38.1 38.1 38.1 37.7 37.5 37.5 37.3 36.8 36.8 36.7 36.0 35.5 35.3 35.3

ASSIST LEADERS Player, School

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Graves, Lakota East ........................... 17 Manville. Loveland ............................. 17

64 72

68

8.9 69 6.7

62 5.4 5.2 5.t 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.7 44 4.4 4.4 44 4.3 4.2 4.0

THREE-POINT GOAL PERCENTAGE Player, School G Fgm Fge Pet. • (Min. 2 alt. per game played) - - - - - -

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New Richmond ............................................................68.8

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Mariemont.. ................................................................. 62.9 Moeller ........................................................................ 62.5 Anderson .....................................................................62 2 Elder............................................................................ 61.9

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McNicholas ................................................................. 61.3 CHCA........................................................, ................. 61.2 Withrow ....................................................................... 60.6

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AmeHa ..........................................................................57.7 Harrtson.......................................................................57.1 Deer Park. .................................................................. 56.9 Goshen ........................................................................ 56.8 Purcell Marian ......' ...................................................... 55.6 Ross ............................................................................ 55.3 La Salle ........................................................................53.8

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Landmarn Christian .....................................................48.3 Badin ........................................................................... 47.7 Northwest.. .............................. :................................... 47.0 Norwood......................................................................44.6 Kings ........................................................................... 44.5

THREE-POINTERS MADE

G Assh. Avg.

Francis. Springboro ............................ 16 143 Tudor. Madeira ................................... 16 110 Kreke, Fenwick ................................... 15 100 Ellison. ceo ........................................ 15 93 0 92 .. ::::::::::::::::::::::::: 83 Burch, Madeira ................................... 15 77 Riddell, Anderson ............................... t4 69 F~ehrer. Badin ..................................... 11 54 Gardiner. CCD ...................................... 8 39 Holmes. Talawanda ............................ 16 75 Mattei. Glen Este ................................ 15 71 60 71 70 53

OFFENSIVE AVERAGE Winton Woods ............................................................. 74.6 Madeira ....................................................................... 70.9 CC0 ............................................................................. 69.1

Player, School

DEFENSIVE AVERAGE

G 3·ptrt· Avg.

. Dennis. Deer Pam ............................... 15 Scott, Amelia ............................. .. ..... t 7 Gregory, Be1hei·Tate ....................... 16 Volkerd111Q. Harrison ........................... t5 Francis. Spr.~boro ........................... 16

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Drake. Goshen ...........................~ ........ 16 Sheehy. McNicholas ........................... 16

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Hite. Winton Woods ............................ 16 Hensley. McNicholas .......................... t6 Hinman. Wilmington ............................ 15

45 48 44 42 42 36 36 38 35 33 33 32 32 31 30

28 25 29 24 24 24 23

3.0 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3 23 2.1 21 2.t 2.1 2.0

20 19 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 t.5

CHCA .......................................................................... 42.9 St. Xavier..................................................................... 46.0 CCD ............................................................................. 47.1

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Moeller........................................................................ 53.0 La Sal1e ........................................................................54.1 McNicholas ................................................................. 54. t Anderson .....................................................................54.4 1

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Mariemont.. ................................................................. 55.8 Norwood ..,...................................................................55.9 Glen Este .....................................................................56.1 Harrlson .......................................................................56.6 Mason ......................................................................... 56.8 Madeira ....................................................................... 58.1

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FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGES Player, School (Min. 4 alt. per game played)

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Anderson. Winton Wood5 .... 16 61 Mitchell, ceo .................. 14 60 74 Aden, Reading .................... 16 Norwell, Anderson ....,.......... t6 140 Mills, Winton Woods ,........... 16 95 Wiant, Oak Hills ..... .'......'..... 13 40 Ludwick, Hamson ........... 15 46 Phillips. Roger Bacon .......... 16 86 Bnnck, Badtrl .................. 16 49 Mays. Lakota West ............. 17 43 Taylor, CHCA . .... .. ........... 15 82 113 :::::::·::::: 51 Owens. Mason .................... 15 36 Huesman. MKiord ................ 16 43 D•ebel, Glen Este ................. 15 . 44 Smtth, Hamltton ................... t7 63

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83 88 113 217 150 68 77 145 84 74 142 197 89 63 76 78 112

Pet.

73.5 68.2 65.5

64.5 63.3 60.6 59.7 59.3 58.3 58.t 57.7 57.4 57 3 57.1 56.6 56.4 56.3

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w 15 11 tO 10 5 1

1 5 6 7 10 15

14 4 13 4 12 4 6 •• 11

Division I SCHOOL, RECORD

LAST

1. Winton Woods. 17-0.................... 1 2. Moeller, 13·4 ............................... 3 3. Oak Hills, 14-3 ............................. 4 4. Hamilton, 13-4 ............................. 8 5. Elder, 12-5 ................................... 5 6. western Hills, 13-4...................... 6 7. Loveland, 17-1.. ........................... 7 8.. St. Xavier. 14-4 ............................ 2 9. Colerain, 11-6 .............................. 9 10. Withrow, 12-S ........................... NR · Others to watch (in alphabetical order): Amelia 10·8, Anderson 11-6, Fairfield 9-9, Glen Este 9-6, Harrison 8-B, Lakota East 9-8, Lakota West, 9·8, Lebanon 11-4, Mason 9-B. Mount Healthy 9-B, Wilmington 11-5.


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ers.wm a No. 2 Moeller's · late steal helps · stop No. 6 St. X By Tom Croeschen ,71w Ciurh111111i f:nquirrr

The big· guns made their, expected noise, as did the Moeller home crowd. But it was the supporting actors who shone in Moeller's thrilling 64-62 win o:ver i St Xavier Friday night. ., ·Moeller fonvard Mat} Sylvester (Ohio State-bound) ·Jed the Crusaders, ranked No. 6 j in the Enquirer's Division I ' coaches poll, with 18 points as Moeller (12-4, 7-2 Greater Catholic League) strengthened its claim to first place in the. Greater Catholi~ League South Division. St. X forward Jordan Cornette (Notre Dame-bound) scored 20 points - all in an amazing second half - to lead the No.2 Bombers (14-3, 7-3). Cornette didn't ~tart because of a torn memscus in his left knee suffered last Friday, and he took .a while to get warmed up Fnday. "They're a great team and showed great resiliencf, but I give our guys credit for hanging in there," :tv.foeller coach Carl Kremer said. Sylvester and Cornette were expectedly great, but · Moeller prevailed with big gaines from several others: • Senior guard Scott Byrnes made a steal and driving layup with ,35 seconds to go, giving Moeller· the game's decisive score: • Senior forward Clint Nagel had 12 points and nine rebound~ and put the defe~­ sive clainps on Cornette m the final minutes. • Junior guard Jimmy Wood came off the bench to score 12 points, and senior forward Nick Monsercz had 10. · St. X rallied from several 12-point deficits to take the lead. in the fourth quarter. But Moeller had too much · depth and too much boost from the sellout crowd.

Moeller: Edges St. Xavier . From Page 01) - J-() I With the game tied 62-62 · another clear shot. and St. X playing for the last St. X coach Scott Martin The action got overheated shot, Moeller's Byrnes darted said his team showed great with 4:52 left, when an alter- in front of a Bombers pass just resolve, with Cornette cation under Moeller's bas- above the 3-point line. He playing with a large knee ket involved several players ·drove for i:he clinching layup brace. Also, regular point from both teams. Kremer as Moeller's student section, .guard Steve Callahan (ankle) was among those rushing in which filled one side of the did not dress. · to break it up, and the refer- gym, jumped and screamed "Good teams have to overees consulted for several and waved its shirts. · come that, but I'm still pro!Jd minutes before calling off~eiByrnes said the previous of what we did," Martin said. ting fouls, plus a technical Moeller-St. X game, in which "Our kids didn't quit, in a foul on Moeller. Moeller lost a 10-point lead tough place to play." The ramifications could be "We played man (defense). in losing to the Bombers in the· whole game, and we December, was hanging in felt: in today' s District I tournament seedings. were tired there at the end,"- the air. "Hopefully this helps us," Kremer said. "That's when I "It was in the back of my think our crowd put us over mind," Byrnes said. "I didn't Kremer said. "It could have. the top." · want them to wait to get that a huge impact on the draw." ST. XAVIER (82) - Gtogan I 4 6; Bast 4 0 9; Moeller led by 12 points on last shot, so I took a chance Shriver I 2 4; Heeki1 2 0 5; Cornette 9 I 20; Wiliams 2 I 6; ~ashen 4 3 12. Totas; 23 II 62. several occasions, the last time and made the steal." MOEUER (84) -Tabler 2 0 5; Byrnes 3 I 7; Monserez Nagel 5 2 12; Sylvester 7 3 at 45-33late in the third quarIn the· final seconds, Cor- 18; Wood 34 22 I12.O; Totals; 24 10 64. ter. But St. X rallied behind nette launched a 3-pointer St. Xavier ...................... 10 12 21 19-82 Moeller .......................... 18 13 11 16-84 Cornet~e to take the lead early that just missed. A St. X 3-polnters; StX-Cornelte, Bast, Williams, Cashen; Moe-Monserez 2, Wood 2, Ta· in the fourth period, and from player tried to tap in the ball, Heel<ln, bier, Sylvester. Records; SIX 14·3 (7·3 GCL there it see-sawed. but the Bombers couldn't get South), Moe 12·4 (7·2).

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IMoeller hangs On this time Crusaders top St. X; . lead G.CL with Elder By Kevin Goheen . Post contributor

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. The memory was still fresl;l in the minds of Moeller's basketball 'players. · '· · The memory of letting a 10-pQint fourth-quarter lead slip away in a 63-54 loss at St. Xavier in December. · ·The rematch at Moeller Friday night was almost a repeat. . Moeller had as much as a 12-point lead in the third quarter only to see St. Xavier come back to take the · iead in the fourth quarter. This time, though, the Crusaders fought back. After a steal and layup by senior guard Scott Byrnes with 34 seconds left and a final St. Xavier three-point attempt by senior forward Jordan Cornette that was off the mark, the Crusaders had themselves a 64-62 win. · The victory puts Moeller, 12-4 and ranked No. 3 in The Post's Ohio-area poll, in a first-place tie with Elder for the Greater Catholic League South lead. with a 7-2 record. Secofid-ranked St. Xavier, despite 20 second-half points by Cornette, falls. to 14-3 overall and 7-3 in the· league with its ~econd consecutive loss. Asked about another fourth-quarter collapse, Moeller senior forward Matt Sylvester said: "It crossed my mind a little." The Ohio State-bound Sylvester led the Crusaders with 18 points. "We've been practicing all week with playing with a lead," he said, "and then Scotty came up with that big steal." Byrnes' heroics capped a wild fourth quarter that saw six ties, a near bench-clearing brawl and three technical fouls called.


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a Win Jackson's theft lifts Hamilton p~st Moeller By Mark Schmetzer Enquirer. contrilnttor

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Moeller coach Carl Kremer's assessment was that his youthful Crusaders played "pretty good basketball" for 30 minutes. Actually,' it was more like 31 minutes, 40 seconds. But Moeller faltered in the last 20 seconds, turning over the· ball twice and allowing the Hamilton Big Blue to come. from behind and post ;t 58-56 win in the i-wireless Invitational Hoops Classic at. Xavier University's Cintas Center Friday night. Hamilton senior forward Bryant Jackson intercepted Moeller senior guard Jim Wood's pass near the Crusaders' free throw line and went· all the way for the · uncontested layup that gave the Big Blue a 57-56 lead with 16.8 seconds left. "I was going . to try to dunk it, but I knew I would· get in trouble if I tried," said the 6-foot-1 Jackson, who scored six points. The Cincinnati Enquirer/CRAIG RUTILE

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• Moeller 77, McNicholas 71 (OT) - Jarrod Lawhon hit three free throws with 18 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Moeller is now tied for first place with St. Xavier in the GCL South. · MOELLER (77) • Tabler 3 I 9. Byrnes 0 8 8, Monserez 10 1 23, Wood 2 0 5, Neagel 4 o 8, Sylvester I 0 4 24. Totals: 29 14 77. MCNICHOLAS (71) - Hensley 3 I S;Cuplto 3 0 7. Dyment 3 2 9, Sheehy 6 2 19, Lawhon 2 3 8, Chtll19 0 20. Totals: 26 8 71. Moeller ·-·..--......... 17 18 11 17 11-77 McNlcbolll .... """" 8 13 14 25 10,. 71 3-potnters: M·Tabler 2, Monserez 2, Wood; Mc·Seehy 5, Chrln 2, Lawhon, Dyment, Cuplto, Hen_:;l:v:_~~rds: ~ ~-~. (4-:4 GCL). _ • '

-,__........,.- ...... . . -• Moeller.62, Elder· 50 - Nick Monserez scored 10 of his 12 points in· the fourth quarter to lead Moeller to the comeback victory. The Crusaders trailed I 40-34 after three quarters. Monserez was .• 7-for-8 1 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and scored all12 of his points in the second half. j- l--4- l Moeller's Matt Sylvester was 10-for-2Lfrom the field on his way· to a game-high 25'points. · .........,,....

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\ :, MARK D. Mm:z,/STA!'F Moeller High 'school senior center Clint Nagel (32) soars past Paul Sheehy (13) and Jarod Lawhon (23) of McNicholas High School l'or an easy Crusader bucket Jan. 26 at McNick. Moeller got 24 points from Matt Sylvester and 23 from Nick Monserez to help the Crusaders to a 77-71 overtime victory.


DIVISION I

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GMC Team OakHIIIs.................... Hamiton................... Colerain.................... Middletown................ Fairfield..................... Lakota East............... Lakota West.............. Princeton................... MAford...................... Sycamore..................

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FAVC Buckeye Team Winton Woods........... , Anderson.................. Mason ...............,....... Glen Este................... Harrison.................... Amelia..................... Northwest.................. Turpin.......................

League W L 9 0 6 3 6 3 5 4 5 4 4 5 I B 0 9

Overall W L 14 0 B 6 8 6 9 5 7 6 7 7 .I 14 0 14

FAVC Cardinal Team Loveland................... Lebanon.................... Ross......................... Wllmlnglon................ Goshen..................... LUlie Miami................ Norwood.................... Kings........................

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Boys poll

BOYS :STANDINGS

I. Winton Woods (9) 14-0 105 2. St. Xavier (I) ........ 14·2 85 3. Western Hills (I) ... 10-4 79 4. Oak Hills .............. 13-3 71 5. Elder ................... I 0-4 65 6. Moeller .... ~ ....... 10-4 56 7. Loveland ............. 14-1 50 8. Hamilton ............. 11-4 32 9. Withrow ............... 10-5 29 I 0. Colerain .............. I 0-6 14 Others: Lebanon 7, Walnut Hills 6, Anderson 3, Lakota West I , Glen Es~e I , Mason I. DIVISION II-IV

Rec Pts. I . McNicholas ( 14) ..... 9-5 196 2. Madeira (4) ......... 14-1 189 3. Roger Bacon (2) ..... 9-5 144 · 4. Purcell .. : ............... 9-6 141 5.CHCA(1) ............. 13-1130 6.Reading(l) ......... l2·2 116 · 7. CNE .................... 13-3 I 05 8. CCD ............... : .... 12-1 90 9. Mariemont ........... I 0-4 56 I 0. N. College Hill ........ 8-6 22 Others: Ripley 13,. Ross II, Springboro (I) II, Summit I 0, Finneytown 9, Wyoming 4, Seven Hills 4, Fenwick 4, Eastern Brown 3, Batavia 3, Whiteoak 2, Georgetown I , Wilmington I. KENTUCKY

Rec Pts. I. Cov. Catholic (5) ... 13-4 2.Scott(2) .......... :... 17-2 3.NewportCC(2) ... :.17-4 4. Simon Kenton ...... 13-4 5. Conner ................ 13-2 6. Highlands ............ 12-4 7. Campbell Co .......... 9-4 8. Dixie Heights ....... 11-6 9. .St. Henry ............. I 0-7 I 0. Bishop Brossart ... 12-8 Others: Holmes 7, Ryle 3, Boone CountY I·.

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Pts. I . East Central ( 18) .......... 278 2. Batesville (5) ............... 248 3. Jennings Co. (2) ........... 222 4. Milan (3) ...................... 219 5. Southwestern .............. 163 6. Madison ...................... 126 7. Greensburg .................. 118 8. Madison Shawe .. .. .. .. .. .. 89 9. Lawrenceburg .... ........... 48 I 0. Franklin Co .................. 39 Others: South Dearborn 23, North Decatur 13.

Leading scorers Player, School G C. Mccarter. Sliver Grove .. 15 Cochran. Mldd. Christian ... II Schappell, Loveland .......... 15 Asher. Mariemont ............. 14 Sylvester, Moeller .. ~ ...... 12 Norwell, Anderson ............ 14 Horace. Westem Hills ....... II Marshall, Ripley ................ 13 Dick. Cozaddale ............... II Allen. ceo ....................... 13 Stout. Eastem Brown ........ 14 Twilley. Cozaqdale ............ 11 Wilson. Wilmington ........... 13 Drake, Goshen ................ .14 Jl. Horstman, Silver Grove .. 15 Oyer, Summit ................... 12 Peterson. Westem Hills ..... II Belting, Holy Cross ........... 16 Jackson, Purcell Ma~an ..... 14 Beucler. Eastem Brown ..... 14 Thompson, Scott .............. 19 Hlte. Winton Woods .......... 14 Wiliams, WestemBrown .. 16 Underwood, Madeira ......... 15 Voll<erdlng, Harrison ......... 13 Holmann. St. Bernard ....... 14 Kruthaupt. La Salle .......... 16 Burke, Deer Park .............. 14 Phillips. Roger Bacon ........ 14 J.Bramlage. Dixie Heights .. 18 Ryan, Brossart ................. 19 Dennis. Deer Park ............ 14 Pistole. North Adams ........ 14 Fa~s. Batavia ................... 13 Wolf. lemon-Monroe ........ 13 Stowers, Simon Kenton ..... 18 Wilson. Batavia ................ 13 lafferty, CNE ................... 16 J. Francis, Springboro ....... 15 Brock. Simon Kenton ........ 1B Holmes, Talawanda .......... 12 Hem, Madeira .................. 15 Dever. East Central ........... 14 lenobel, Seven Hills .......... 13 Ferrls.Coleraln ................. l5 Mms. Winton Woods ......... 14 Hatfield, Felicity ................ 15 Richardson. Mid. Madison .. 14 Wylle, Bethel Tate ............ 14 Cash. Norwood ................. 15 J. Smith, Amelia ............... 14 Butcher. Franklin .............. 12 lee, Oak Hlfts ................... 15 Moran, Felicity .................. 15 SheUey. NewMiaml ........... l4 Stevenson. Scott .............. 19 McMonigle. Lemon·Monroe 13 Oll~o. Oak Hills ............. 13 · Sheehy, McN'ocholas .......... 14 Hausfeld, Roger Bacon ..... 12 Seesholtz, Georgetown ..... IS Riley, Winton Woods ......... 14 Hyle. La Salle ................... 16 Cornette, St. Xavier .......... 14 Brady, Reading ................. 14. Scott, Amelia ................... 14 Monserez. Moeller .... :~.... 14 Morelock, CHCA ............... 14 Thelslng, East Central ....... 14 Lewin, Cov. Cath .............. 15 Halter. Milford .................. 13 Bazeley. Elder .................. 14 luke, Madeira .................. 15 Slade, Fairfield ................. 16 Richmond. Silver Grove :.... 16 \.Lye, Scott ........................ 19

Pis 390 256 328 303 257· 290 228 263 221 260 274 214 247 264 273 219 200 283 244 242 323 237 271 247 215 230 260 228 221 285 298 220 217 199 197 273 196 242 227 268 175 220 206 190 217 202 215 200 200 213 198 170 210 210 196 264 181 lSI 193 165 206 190 218 191 191 189 189 189 189 206 175 187 199 213 214 250

Avg. 26.0 23.3 21.9 21.6 21.4 20.7 20.7 20.2 20.1 20.0 19.6 19.5 19.0 18.8 18.2 18.2 18.0. 17.7 17.4 17.3 17.0 16.9 16.9 16.5 16.5 16.4 16.3 16.3 IS.B IS.B 15.7 I 5. 7 15.5 I 5.3 15.2 15.2 15.1 15.1 IS. I 14.9 14.8 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.5 14.4 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.2 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.0 14.0 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.8 13.8 13.7 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.4 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.2

Fa~ey. Lockland ............... 13 san. Mldd. Christian .......... 12 Grogan. St. Xavier ............ 14 Monaghan. Colerain .......... 15 Davis, Wyoming ............... 13 Muncy, Miamisburg ........... 13 Waits. Georgetown ........... 15 Englemon, Holmes ........... 16 Cristello. Simon Kenlan ..... 18 Woods, Lakota East ......... 15 Kelly, Northwest ............... 15 Graves. Lakota East ......... IS · Moss, Middletown ............. 16 Washlnglon, Withrow ........ 15 Irving, Clnti. CMsUan ........ 12 Riddell, Anderson ............. 12 Kroeger, Taylor ................. 14 Taylor, CHCA ................... .14 Pence. North Adams ......... 14 Faulkner. Mason ............... 14

170 157 184 196 171 169 194 205 226 186 184 185 197 184 146 145 170 169 168 168

13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.8 12.6 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.2 12.2 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 12.0

Field-goal percentage Player, Schoel FGM Anderson. Winton Woods .. 54 Zans. Hughes ................. ..48 Mltchen. ceo ....................52 Aden. Reading .................64 Bla~. Glen Este ................. 30 Marshall. Ripley .............. 110 Mills, Winton Woods .........BS Sutton, Badin ................... 30 Norweii,Anderson .......... 122 Ludwick, Harrison ............. 41 Horace, Westem Hills ....... 88 Brock, Simon Kenton ...... Ill Lye, Scott ........................99 C~stello. Simon Kenton ..... 94 Jackson. Holmes .............. 34 Bengel. Elder .................... 28 Roberts. CNE ~ ..................41 Diebel, Glen Este .............. 42 Clasen, Mariemont ........... 47 Veith. 51. Henry ................ 78 Sylvester. Moeller ,.,..... 106 Philips. Roger Bacon ........ 81 Wiant. Oak Hills ...............37' Knlgga, East Central ......... 34 luke, Madeira ..................52 Pistole. North Adams ........ 88 Teegarden, Ripley ............. 35 Wilking, Reading .............. 29 Taylor. CHCA .................... 76 Huesman, Milford ............. 36 Johnson. Georgetown ........ 71 Sm~h. Hamilton ............... 54 Brady, Reading .................65 Evlck, Mid. Madison .......... 44 Rieck, Glen Este ............... 36 Hlte, Winton Woods .......... 94 Rice. Ross .......................29 Owens. Mason ................. 33 Finney, Colerain ................59 Mays, Lakota west ........... 35

FGA 75 66 76 94 46 172 135 48 195 66 140 179 160 153 56 47 61 70 78 131 194 138 63 58 89 152 60 · 50 131 62 124 95 115 78 64 168 52 59 106 63

PeL 72.0 72.0 68.4 68.1 65.0 64.0 63.0 63.0 62.6 62.0 62.0 62.0 61.9 61.0 60.7 60.0 60.0 60.0 60.0 59.5 59.0 59.0 58.7 5B.6 58.4 r 58.0 58.0 58.0 58.0 58.0 57.0 56.8 56.5 56.4 56.0 56.0 56.0 55.9 55.6 55.5

3-point percentage Player, School FGM Sylvester, Moeller ..~ ..... 17 luke, Made~a .................. 22 Hensley, McNicholas ......... 24 Grogan. St. Xavier ............ 34 Egger, Dixie Heights .......... 16 Blair, Glen Este ................. 18 McGinnis, Reading ............ 10 Dick, Cozaddale ............... 29 Dennis. Deer Park ............ 43 Peterson. Westem Hills ..... 15 Jones, PMceton ............... 23 Collar. Anderson ............... 26

FGA 28 37 44.

66 31 35 20 59 89 31 48 55

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Hill, Holmes ..................... 22 Roberts. Clermont NE ........ 15 McGralh, Princeton ........... 18 Demls. Deer Park ............ 32 G<egory. Bethel-Tate ......... 36 Landes. Mariemont ........... 10 Adams, Middletown .......... 13 Longeran. Dixie Heights ..... 10 Landes. Mariemont ........... 10 Stevenson. Scott .............. 49 C. McCarter, Sliver Grove .. 34 Stephenson, Conner ......... 39 Scott. Amelia ................... 38 Weathers. Oak Hills .......... II Huellemeler. Walton ......... 24 Riley. Winton Woods ......... 22 Richardson, Mid. Madison .. 10

BOYS BASKETBALL STATS Leading scorers Q PIRyer, Sehool C. McCarter. Sliver Grove .. 13 Schappet, Loveland .......... 13 Sylvester, Moeller .. ~ .... II Norwell, Anderson ............ 12 Asher. Mariemont ............. 12 Marshall. Ripley ................ II Dick. Cozaddale .................9 . Burke. Deer Park .............. 11 Twilley, Cozaddale .............. 9 AMen. ceo ....................... 11 Huellemeler, Walton .......... 16 Wilson. Wilmington ........... 13 Drake. Goshen ................. 12 ~ Horstman. Silver Grove .. 13 Dyer. SCD ........................ I 0 Gullett, Bellevue ............. 14 Jackson. Portell Marian ..... 12 H\te. Winton Woods .......... 12 Belling, Holy Cross ........... 14 Underwood. Madeira ......... 14 Volkerding, Harrison ......... 12 Thompson. Scott .............. 17 Wilson. Batavia ................ I o Love. St. Henry ................. 16 Krulhaupt. La Salle ........... 14 HeUmann. 51. Bernard ....... 13 SJephenson. Conner ......... 14 Phll!lps. Roger Bacon ........ 12 Richardson. Mid. Madison .. 12 T. Johnson. Conner ........... 14 Dennis. Deer Park ............ 11 Lenobe\, Seven Hills .......... 12 Ryan. Bishop Brossart ....... 16 Pistole. North Adams ........ 12 Lafferty. Clermont NE ....... 14 J Bramlage. Dixie Heights .. 15 Ferris, Colerain ................. 14 Dever. East Central ........... 13 Moran. Felicity .................. 12 Hem. Madeira .................. 14 Stowers. Simon Kenton ..... 15 Brock, Simon Kenton ........ 15 1

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Faris. Batavia .................. I 0 J. Smith. Amelia ............... 13 Slade. Fairfield ................. 14 Cash. Norwood ................. 12 Seesho\U, Georgetown ..... 13 MiUs. Winton Woods ......... 12 Walls. Georgetown ........... 13 Wylie. Bethel-Tate ............ 12 Brady. Reading ................. II Scott, Amelia .................. 13 Hyle, La Salle ............. ,... 14 Cornelle. St. Xavier .......... 14 Engleman. Holmes ........... 14 Halter, Mil lord .................. 13 Eisenmenger, St. Henry ..... 14 Monaghan. Colerain .......... 14 Lee. Oak Hi!\s ................... 13 Sheehy. McNicholas .......... 13 Hausfeld. Roger Bacon ..... 10 Richmond. Silver Grove ..... 14 Thelslng. East Central ....... 13 Moss. Middletown ............. 12 Grogan. St. Xavier ............ 14 Baze\ey, Elder .................. 13 Tulle. Madeira ................-.14 Monserez. Moellel ...~.... 13 Lye, Scott ........................ 17 Graves. Lakota East ......... 13

.Pta 348 303 233 249 246 222 IBI • 210 177 216 306 247 226 237 180 245 207 205 240 23~

199 2B2 163 260 225 207 223 190 185 216 169 184 243 182 210 226 210 195 179 209 221 220 176 247 144 184 198 169 183 169 IBI 167 153 179 193 191 191 175 189 188 174 174 133 187 171 157 1B4 170 IB2 166 218 167

Ave. 26.7 23.3 21.2 20.B 20.5 20.2 20.1 19.9 19.7 19.6 19.1 19.0 IB.B 18.2 18.0 17.5 17.3 17.'1 17.1 16.9 16.6 16.6 16.3 16.3 16.1 15.9 15.9 IS.B 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.3 15.2 15.2 15.1 15.1 15.0 15.0 14.9 14.9 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.5 14.4 14.2 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.1 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.B 13.8 13.6 13.6 13.5 13.5 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.3 13.3 13.2 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.0 12.B 12.8 12.8

Washington. Wrthrow ........ 13 Woods, Lakota East ..••..... 13 Oliverio. Oak HIUS ............. II Johnson. Georgetown ........ 12 M. Johnson. Conner .......... 14 Wagner. Ross .................. 12 Kroeger, Taylor ...........;..... 13 Stephenson. Watton ........... 16 Walker, Lockland ............. 11 Cristello, Simon Kenton ..... 15 Pence, North Adams ..::..... 12 Faulkner, Mason ............... 12 Moore, Slanehesler ............. 5 Riddell. Anderson ..........•.. I 0 ..

165 165 140 152 178 150 161 199 136 1B4 146 146 . 61 120

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Phillips. Roger Bacon ........ 71 Jackson. Holmes .............. 30 Brock. Simon Kenton ........ 93 Clasen, Mariemont ........ :. .40 Veith, St. Henry ................ 75 Mills. Winton Woods ......... 70 Merldy. Roger Bacon ......... 16 Bengel. Elder ....................27 Crlstello. Simon Kenton ..... 77 w;ant, Oak Hills ............... 37 Johnson. Georgetown ....... 68 Teegarden. Ripley ......,...... 24 R. Bramlage. Dixie Heights .62 Davis. Flnneytown ............ 42 Hlte. Winton Woods .......... 84 Kanlgga. East Central ....... 31 C.. McCarter, Sliver Grove 115 Overton, Ross .................. 24 Evick. Mid. Madison .......... 41 Tuke. Madeira ................. .49 Theising. East Central ....... 68 Stowers. Simon Kenton ..... 78 Sylvester, Moeller ....._. .. as Garth, Withrow ................. 38 O'Toole. Dixie Heights ....... 34 Hem. Madeira .................. B5 Rice. Ross .......................21 McDonald, Hamson .......... 30

FGA 70 119 !59 63 70 147 60 4B 126 139 41 69 51 liB 50 154 66 126 118 27 46 130 63 116 41 106 72 146 54 201 42 72 B6 120 140 151 6B 61 153 38 55

Pl1yer, School F1M Volkerdlng, Harrison ........ .45 Tuke. Madeira .................. 24 M. Johnson. Conner .......... 44 Raulln. Lakota West ......... 28 Huellemeler, Walton ......... 86 Fteld., Winton Woods ....... 26 Halter. Oak Hills ............... 3B Daniels. Walton ................ 25 Nash. Clermont. NE ........... 30 J. Bramlage, Dixie Heights .. 51 Washington. Withrow ...... ..48 Gregory, Bethel-Tate ......... 17 Landes. Mariemont ........... 54 Monserez. Moeller - ...... 43 Graves. Lakota East ......... 47. cetenza, Landmark ........... 29 owens. Mason ................. 24 Roy. Blanchester .............. IB Lafferty. Clermont NE ....... 71 H<te. Winton Woods .......... 22 Engleman. Holmes ........... 44 GuHett. Bellevue ............... 35 McGrath. Princeton ........... 22 Belting, Holy Cross ........... 68 Ruhl. Fairfield ................... 30 Mills. Winton Woods ......... 29 Wagner. Ross ..................45 Hyle. La Salle ...................35 Grogan, St. xavier ............ 36 Morris. Scott .................... 28 Scott. Amelia ...................25 Dever. East Central ........... 50 Stephenson, Conner ......... 38 Brock. Simon Kenton ........ 34 Lawhon. McNicholas ......... 27 Benken. Elder ...................26 Schenke. Elder ................. 22 Engel. East Central ........... 26 Franks. St. Henry .............. 1B Meyer, Amelia .................. IB Partin, Loveland .... - ......... IB Baker. Simon Kenton ........ 2B Irving. C\ncl. ChrlsUan ....... 25 Hamm. Blanchester :......... 21 Kroeger. Taylor ................ .45 Cohen. ceo ..................... 24 Drake, Goshen .................65 Cuplto. McNicholas ........... 20 Stevenson. Scott .............. 52 S. Tudor, Madeira .. :........... 26 Seward, CCD ....................29 T. Johnson, Conner ........... 60 C. McCarter. Sliver Grove .. 84 Stowers. Simon Kenton .... .48 Weissman, Mariemont ...... 21 Bazeley, Elder .................. 52

FGA 27 35 43 66 59 26 43 74 110 47 50 30 66

Pet 63.0 57.1 53.0 52.0 SO.B 50.0 48.8 48.6 48.2 46.8 46.0 47.0 45.0

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7 4 3

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13 10 9 6

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GCL North Team Kettering Aller .......... .. McNicholas .............. .. Puree\\ Marian .......... .. Roger Bacon ............ .. Cham.-Ju!ienne .•••...•.. Hamilton Badi~..........

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nA 49 27 50 32 99 30 44 29 35 59 56 20 64 5t· 56 35 29 22 B7 . 27

54 43 27 84 37 36 56 44 45 35 '33 63 48 43 34 33 28 33 23 23 23 36 32 27 58 31 B4 26 68

34 3B 79 Ill 64 2B 69

Rebounds Player, School I Walker. Lockland ............. II Oyer, SCD ..........:............. 10 Hatfield, Felicity ................ 12 VanBuskirk. Loveland ....... 13 Jackson, NCH ................... 12 Darden, Withrow .............. 13 T. Johnson. Conner ........... 14 Norwell. Anderson •• :•.•.•..•• 12 Davis, Anneytown ............ II Johnson, Georgetown ........ 12 Drake, Goshen ..•.............. 12 . Pistole. North Adams ........ 12 Lenobel, Seven Hills ....•..... 12 Smith, HamUton ............... 12

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Nagel, Moeller .......:~ .... 13 Wilson, Wilmington ........... 13 Srock, Simon Kenton ........ 15 Burke, Deer Park .............. 11

FT percentage

PeL 71 4 65.5 65.4 65.0 64.3 63.9 63.0 63.0 62.0 61.9 61.0 60.B 60.0 60.0 60.0 60.0 60.0 59.5 59.3 59.0 59.0 59.0 5B.7 58.6 58.5 5B.5 58.0 57.5 57.4 57.2 57.1 57.0 57.0 56.6 56.0 56.0 55.8 55.7 55.6 55.3 55.0

3-point percentage Player, School FGM Sylvester, Moeller ....~.... 17 Tuke. Madeira .................. 20 Hensley. McNicholas ......... 23 Grogan. St. Xavier ............ 34 Day. Feiclty ..................... 30 R. Bramlage, Dixie Heights .13 Jones. Princeton ............... 21 Moran. Felicity ..................36 Hatfield. Felicity ................ 53 Collar. Anderson ............... 22 Dick. Cozaddale ............... 23 Gray, Mariemont~: ............. l4 Volkerdlng Harrison ......... 30

44.9 44.0 42.8 42.3 42.0 42.0 41.9 41.7 41.7 41.5 41.4 41.1 40.9 40.7 40.7 40.0 40.0

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Field-goal percentage Player, School FQM Anderson, Winlon Woods .. 50 T. Johnson, Conner ........... 7B Norwell. Anderson ...... ,... 104 Mitchell, ceo .................... 41 Aden. Reading ............... ..45 Marshall. Ripley ................ 94 Ludwick. Hamson .............3B Sutton. Badin ................... 30 Pistole. North Adams ........ 7B Lye. Scott ........................ 86 Gramer. Bellevue .............. 25

49 34 42 66 86 24 31 24 24 118 82 85 93 27 59 55 25

Pet. 92.0 88.9 88.0 B7.5 86.9 86.7 86.3 B6.2 86.0 B6.0 B5.7 85.0 84.0 84.0 B3.9 82.9 B2.7 8,.0 82.0 Bl.5 Bl.5 Bl.4 81.4 81.0 81.0 80.6 B0.4 80.0 80.0 80.0 79.B 79.4 79.2 79.0 79.0 79.0 79.0 7&.9 7B.3 78.3 78.3 7B.O 7B.O 7B.O 77.6 77.4 77.3 77.0 76.5 76.5 76.3 75.9 75.6 75.0 75.0 75.0

Reb 125 113 135 140 126 132 140 117 104 112 108 104 104 102 94 109 lOB 106 121 88

Avg. 11.4 11.3 11.3 10.8 10.5 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.5 9.3 9.0 8.7 B.7 B.S B.5 B.3 B.3 B.2. B.O 8.0

AIt 96 70 94 80 66 77 76 76 56 65

Ave. 7.4 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.B 5.8 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.B 4.8 4.B 4.B 4.B 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.1 4.1

Assists Player, School I S. Tudor. Madeira ............. 14 Ellison, ceo .,................... 11 Stowers, Simon Kenton ..... 15 Washington, Withrow ........ 13

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Evlck, Mid. Madison .......... 13 c. McCarter. Sliver G<ove .. 13 Malone, Ripley .................. 11 Burch, Madeira ................. 13 Fabiani, 51. Henry ............. 16 Peters, Mason ......:........... 12 Riddell, Anderson ............. 10 Kemphaus. NCH ..........: ...... 9 Aehrer, Badin .....................9 Riley, Winton Woods ......... 12 carr. Holy Cross ............... 14 Medved, Scott .................. 17 M. Johnson, Conner ........;.14 McGinnis. Reading ............ II Tegge,.Falrfleld ................ 14 Derkson. Seven Hills ......... 12 Lonergan, Dixie Heights ..... 15

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59 48 44 43 57 68 79 63 50 61 49 62

Steals Pl•yer, School G ~- Horstman, Sliver G<ove .. 13 Kemphaus, NCH .................9 Pence, North Adams ......... 12 Brockman. Cincl. ChrisUan .II washington, Withrow ........ 13 Eem\ssy, Cine\. ChrisHan .... 11 Turner, Ripley ................... 11 Wilson. Wilmington ........... 13 Collar. Anderson ............... 12 Faulkner, Mason ............... 12 Hudgens. Conner .............. 14 Mitchell. ceo .................... 1o Nance, Wilmington ........... 13

51 31 41 36 40 35 34 41 36 36 42 30 39

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A••· 3.9 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

Blk 80 60 36 35 35 26 30 35 24 24

Ave. 6.1 4.3 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.0

Blocks Pl•yer, School G Darden. Withrow .............. 13 . Cornette, St. Xavier .......... 14 .lohnson. Georgetown ........ 12 Hatfield, Felicity ................ 12 Trenz, Sycamore .............. 12 WaJk,Y, Lockland ............. II Thelslng, East Central ....... 13 Day, WaHon ..................... 16 Smith, Hamilton ............... 12 McDonald, Harrison .......... 12


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_ __(! Bramlage, Dl<le Heights .12 ---------------------------RiddeN, Andmon ............. 13 Hunter, Winton Woods ........ 7 Hausfeld. Roger Bacon ..... 11 ! Grogan, Sl Xavier ............ 25 Roberts, Clermont NE ........ 10 Division I , .. Callahan. St. Xavier •.•..•.... 10 127 12.7 Demls. Deer Park ............ 21 I . St. Xavier (9) ................. 90 Graves. Lakota East ........... 9 113 12.6 Volkerdlng. Harrison ....: ...• 19 2. Winton Woods •...•...•....•• 71 Player, School G. pta Avg. Thompson. Anderson ...•...•.. 8 tOO 12.5 Wolfe. Monroe ................... 7 2 Western Hills 71 C.McCarter,SIIverGrove ... 11 277 27.7 Gale .. Wyomlng ....... ,...........S 100 12.5 Crain. Mason ....................26 • W'th ... : ............. Schapell, Loveland ...........'.. 9 192 21.3 Moran. Felicity ....................8 100 12.5 Lewis, Loveland ................ 11 4 • I row ...:.;.:: .................. 56 AHen, ceo .........................7 147 21.0 Walls, Georgetown .............8 99 12.4 Dick, CotaddaJe ............... 17 5. Moeller ......................... 55 Sylvester. Moeler ... ::::'...... 10 210 21.0 Hunter. Middletown ........... II 126, 12.4 Kreke, Fenwick ...................5 6. Hamilton ....................... 36 Norwel. Anderson ..............8 166 20.8 Underwood, HaiTillton .......... 9 112 12.4 Hensley, McNicholas ......... 15 7 Elder 32 Dick, Cotaddale .................7 140 20.0 Hunte<. Middletown ........... II 136 12.4 Lawson, Mtd. Madison •....•... 5 ... Fisher, Mariemont ......... :... 10 199 19.9 Pence. North.Adams ........... 8 98 12.3 Combs. Mason : .................. 7 • L 8 • ove 1an ............. • ........ • 24 MarshaH Ripley ..................8 154 19.3 Jones, Princeton ................. 8 98 12.3 9. Oak Hills ........................ 20 Drake. Goshen ...................9 171 19.0 Brady. Reading ................... 6 74 12.3 10. Anderson ...................... II Horsrman, Sliver Grove ..... II 205 1~.6 Crlstelo, Simon Kenton ..... 12 146 12.2 Richardson, Mid. Madison .. 10 Reagh, Talawanda ............ 12 Others· Harrison 9 La Salle Jackson. PurceH Marian ....... 9 164 .18.2 Blevens, Go5hen .................9 110 12.2 p · t • W d ' d Kruthaupt, La Salle ........... 10 182 18.2 D. Francis, Springboro ........6 73 12.2 Riley, Winton Woods ......... 17 8 • nnce on 7 • oo war 4 , Burke. Deer Park ................ 7· 127 lB. I Fulks, PurceN Marian ........... 9 110 12.2 Gregory, Bethel-Tate ......... 28 Lakota West 2, Milford 2, Thompson. Scott .............. 13 217 lB. I Scott. Goshen .................. 11 133 12.1 C.McCarter, SNver Grove ... 25 Colerain 2, Amelia 1. Underwood, Made!Ja .......... 9 163 IS. I Taylor, CHCA .....................& 97 12.1 • Slmpl<lns, Edgewood •...•... 16 Scott. Amelia ...................26 • • • Twilley. cotaddale .............. 7 12s 17.9 DIVISIOn ll·IV Dyer. Summit ..................... 5 B9 17.8 Armstrong, Woodward ........ 5 Holt, Roger 8ac:on ............. 16 l.McNicholas(ll) ........... l42 Ctogan.St.Xavler ............ IO 177 17.7 Player,Sc~ool FGM FOA Pet. 2. Purcell Marian (2) ......... 135 Simpkins. EdgewoodM .........t.Os 14 1 17. 6 Picard, Hughes ................. 16 21 78.0 168 16.8 watson Woodward . • Richardson. Mid. ad 1son .. 34 49 69 4 3 • M a d erra ........ ............... 9 8 Volkerdlng, Harrison ........... 8 131 16.4 Anders~n. Winton w~~;;·::3s 57 6S:7 4. Clermont NE .. .. . .... ..... .. . 82 Hlle. Winton Woods ............9 147 16.3 Hesketh, Bethel-Tate ........ 44 66 66.6 5. Reading .................. ; .... 81 Tumer,Taft ....................... 7 114 16.2 Knlgga.EastCenlral ......... 23 35 66.0 Player, School FTM 16· 1 Ludwick, Harrison ............,29 M. Johnson, Comer ..........33 6. Cin. Country Day ........... 73 Crain. Mason ......................8 l29 44 66.0 Hatfield. Felicity ..................8 128 16.0 Walker. Woodward .... :...... 53 81 65.4 Fabiani. Sl Hervy ............. 11 6 • Roger B aeon .. .... .... .... .. 73 Lenoble, Seven H'ills ............ 9 143 15.9 Pistole. North Adams ........ 50 77 64.9 Volkerdlng. Harrison ......... 30 8. CH~A (2) ...................... 71 Dennis. Deer Park ..............7 Ill 15.9 Aden. Reading ................. 24 37 ·.64.9 Co•. Franklin ....................25 • 9. Mane mont (I) ...... ........ 70 Jollnson. Conner .................9 142 15.8 Norwel, Anderson ............70 109 64.2 seward. ceo .................... 15 158 15·8 McDonald. Harrison .......... 24 D. Francis, SpllngborG ...... 42 10. North College Hill .......... 34 Eisenmenger. St. Henry ..... IO 38 63.0 Cohen. ceo ..................... 20 Others: Springboro (I) 18 J. Francis. Sptlnc gboro, ......... 96 194 155.77 Clasen, Mariemont ...........34 54 63.0 • Stephenson. omer ........... 41 1· T Johnson Conner 50 80 62.5 J. Bramlage, Dl•le Helghts .. 45 Fenwick (I) 17, Georgetown I 0, Love. St. Hervy ................. 11 173 15.7 c~plto, McNicholas :::::::::::22 35 62.0 Fields, Winton Woods ....... 19 Seven Hills 9, Finneytown"9, Hem. Madeira ....................9 142 15.7 Merrtdy, Roger Bacon ........ 13 21 62.0 HUe, Winton Woods .......... 19 Landes, Seven HHis .......... 51 Wyoming 9, Whiteoak 8, Kings . Pllllllps. Roger Bacon ........ 1100 115556 1155.56 Tuke. Made!Ja .................. 29. 47 61.7 . . • . ferris, Colerain ................. · Johnson Georgetown ........ SO 82 61.0 Hensley, McNicholas ..,...... 12 7, Wrllrams_burg 5, Ross 5, Little J. Bramlage, Dixie Helghls .. l3 200 15.4 Brock. Simon Kenton ........ 76 · 124 61.0 J. FranciS, Springboro ...... .17 Miami 3, Rrpley 3, Badin 2. J. Smith, Amelia ............... 10 152 15.2 Mllchell. ceo .................... 17 28 60.7 Barker, Simon Kenton ....... 22 Goshen 1. Dever, East Central ........... 10 151 · 15.1 R. Bramlage, Dl<le-Hefg!lts.SS 9l . 60 4 HueMlg. Wyoming .......... .II · Lafferty. Clermont NE ....... 10 151 IS. I Nagel, MoeAer .................. 37 62 60.0 Benl<en, Elder ................... 17 Kentucky Seeshollz, Georgetown , ...... 8 120 15.0 Phillips, Roger sac:on ........60 100 60.0 owens. Mason ................. 16 -179 14.9 Davis, Flnneytown ............ 27 45 60.0 Monserez, Moeilef ... ~ .... 31 I. Newport CC (6) ............... 60 Brock, Simon Kenton ........ 12 Plslole. North Adams .......... B 117 14.6 Luther Madeira 12 20 60 o Morelock, CHCA ...............31 2. Conner .......................... 53 Woods. Lakota East ........... 9 131 14.6 Veith. st. Henry ::::::::::::::::49 82 59:8 Mills, Winton Woods ......... 24 3. Simon Kenton (I) ........... 51 Richmond, Silver Grove ..... II 160 14.5 MaBhall, Ripley ................65 109 59.6 lllst, Herrlson .....................9 4. Highlands ...................... 45 RideN. Anderson .................6 87 14.5 Bateley, Elder ..................48 , 82 59.0 Schwab, Fenwick .............. 13 130 14.4 Bengel, Elder ........... - ....... 19 32 59.0 Engel, East Central ........... 21 5. Covington Catholic ......... 43. Haller. Milford ....................9 14 14.3 Chtln McNicholas 38 64 59 o Lawhon. McMcholas ......... 27 6. Scott ............................ 33 Fulkner. Mason ...................8 Wiliams, Taft .................. 10 143 14.3 c~steno. Simon K.;;i;;;;·:::::61 103 s9:o Horsrman, Silver Grove ..... 21 7. Dixie Heights ................. 31 Stevenson. Scolt .............. 13 184 14.2 C.McCarter, Silver Grove ... 92 156 59.0 Morrls, Scott ....................21 8. Campbell County ............ 18 Wolfe, Morvoe ...................6 85 14.2 Taylor. CHCA ................... .46 78 59.0 Lattimore. Winton Woods .... 8 85 14.2 Elsenmenget. St. Hervy ..... 62 106 58.5 M.Smlth, Amela .............. .12 9. St. Henry ....................... 15 McMonigle, Monroe ............. 6 Georgetown .......... 8 113 14.1 Nash Clermont NE 35 60 58 3 Meyer. Amela .................. 16 I 0. Silver Grove ................... II Johnson. Hyta. La Salle ................... 10 141 14.1 Allen' ceo ........... 54 93 sa· I Sateley, Elder ..................41 I 0. Bisht"p Brossart ............. I I Slade, Fairfield ................. 11 154 14.0 Lye, Scott .:::::::::::::::::::::::59 102 57:8 Stevenson. Scott ...,..........43 Othe:,;: Boone County 5, Bateley. Elder .................. 10 140 14.0 MIHs, Winton Woods ......... SO 87 57.5 Gladwell, Amelia ..............38 Stowers. Simon Kenton ..... 12 167 13.9 Day, FeHclty ..................... 12 21 57.1 C.Mccarter, Silver Grove ... 68 Ryle I. Davis, Wyoming .................8 Ill 13.8 Brlnck, Badin ...................29 51 57.0 liVIng. Cln. ChrlsHan .......... II Indiana Thelslng. East Central ....... 10 138 13.8 Relzlnger, Sl Xavier ......... 13 23 57.0 Hyle, La Sale ................... 27 1 138 13.8 Sbaw CHCA 26 46 57 0 Franks, Sl Henry .............. 15 I. Milan (12) 7-2 .............. 149 Watson, Woodward .......... 10 110 13.8 Jacks;.,, NCH·:::::::::::::::::::2s 49 s7:o Washington. WithroW ........ 26 2. Batesville (2) 7-2 .......... 132 'Holmes. Talawanda ............8 Mills, Winton Woods ........... 9 124 13.8 Daniels, Woodward ........... 17 30 S6.7 Drake, Goshen ........ - ...... .48 3. East. Central (I) 7-3 ..... 119 wagner, Ross ....................9 122 13.6 owens Mason 13 23 56 5 Jeffries, Withrow .............. 17 4. Jennings Co. (I) 8-4 ..... 112 Cornette, Sl Xavie( .......... 10 136 13.6 Teegarden. Rlpl~y·:::::::::::::23 41 se:1 Grogan, St. Xavier ............ 18 Morelock, CHCA ................. 8 107 13.4 Thelslng. East Central ....... 54 97 56.0 Gesell, East Central .......... 14 5. S. Dearborn 6-3 ............ 85 Sheehy. McNicholas .......... 10 133 13.3 Symes MoeHer ................ 27 48 56.0 Lafferty, Clermont NE ....... 39 6. Southwestern 6-4 . .. ...... 77 Cash.Norwood ...................B 107 13.3 Hunter:WintonWoods ...... l4 25 56.0 SeiUng. Holy Cross ........... 35 7. Greensburg 6-4 ............ 67 Moss. Middletown ............. 11 145 13.2 Sylvester, Moeller .............85 151 56.0 Wagner, Ross ..................34 McGrath. Princeton ............. 8 105 13.1 .· 8. Madison 5-5................ 37 Reagh, Talawanda ............ 17 Monaghan.coleraln_ ........ to 13o 13.o Brock, Simon Kenton ........ 27 9. Jac Cen Del 5-5 ............ 31 Beltktg, Holy Cross .............9 117 13.0 GM FQA p t. Cuplto. McNicholas ........... 17 I 0. Madison Shawe 5-4 .. .... 29 M. Johnson, Conner ............9 116 12.9 Pt•rer, School _F c Turner, Taft ..................... 21 Scott. Amela ................... 10 128 12.8 Sytvesler. Moeler ............. 16 25 64.0 Fronvneyer, Holy Cross ..... 16 Others: Connersville 26, South Nash. Clermont NE ........... 10 127 12.7 Senseler. Springboro .......... 7 II 63.6 Egan. Holy cross .............. 16 Decatur 7, N. Decatur 6, Butcher, Talawanda ............ 6 76 12.7 WilliS, Harrison ,_,...............6 / 10 60.0 Franklin Co. 2, S. Ripley I.

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Pet. 91.7 91.7 90.9 89.2 88.2 87.5 87.0 86.5 86.4 86.4 86.0 85.0 85.0 85.0 85.0 85.0 84.2 • 84.0 84.0 82.8 81.8 81.3 81.0 81.0 81.0 80.8 80.0 80.0 80.0 80.0 . 79.6 79.2. 79.0 79.0 79.0 78.9 78.8 78.7 78.3 78.0 78.0 78.0 '77.8 77.3 77.3 77.0 77.0 77.0 76.2 76.2

Rebounds Player, School Q Phillips, Goshen ................ 11 Buskirk, Loveland ...............9 Darden, Withrow ................9 Hatfield, Felclty ..................8 Williams, Taft ..............: ... 10 Johnson, Georgetown .......... 8 Walker. Woodward ........... 10 Jackson, NCH .....................9 T. Johnson. Conner .............9 Norwell, Anderson ..............8 seward, ceo ......................7 Burke, Deer Pari< ................7 Jeffries, Withrow ................ 9

Reb 134 108 100 8B 109 86 lOS 92 91 78 64 63 81

Assists Player, School Q D. Francis, Springboro ........ 6 EMison, ceo ....................... 7 Derkson, Seven HKts ........... 9 Stowers. Simon Kenton ..... 12 Kreke, Fenwick ...................8 Washington. Withrow .......... 9

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Davis, Wyoming .................8 Burch, Madeira .......... :........ 8 Engel, East Central ........... 10 Turner, Ripley .....................8 Malone, Ripley ....................& Hamphaus, NCH .................6 Daniels, Woodward ........... 10 M. Johnson, Comer ............ 9 Me<lved, Scott .................. 13 RHey, Winton Woods ........... 9 Cohen, ceo ....................... 6 Ctavas, Lakota East ........... 9 Tumor, Taft .......................7 Tegge, Fairfield ............... .11 Robertson, Milford ..............9 Fabiani, St. Hervy ............. 11 Peters, Mason ....................8 Flchrer, Badin ..................... 5 Manville, Loveland ..............9 Lonergan, Dixie Heights ..... 13 Burke. Deer Park ................7 R!ddel. Anderson •............... 6 SuMage. Lakota West ........ 9

Aat 51 53 35 82 49 55

~~. 41 41 54 43 42 32 52 45 63 44 29 52 34 52 41 49 36 22 38 52 28 24 36

Steals Pl•rar, School 0 Polley, Go5hen ......... ,....... 11 Horsrman, Sliver Grove ..... 11 Fu!kner. Mason ...................8 Marsh, Goshen ................. 11 Brockman, Cln. ChrlsHan ...... 7 Kamphouse. NCH ...............6 Weissman, Mariemont ...... 10 Hunter, CHCA .....................8 Davis, Wyoming ................. 8 Washington. Withrow .......... 9 Demls, Deer Park ..............7 Pence, North Adams ........... 8 Hudgens, Conner ................9 . Whllehead, Hugtles ........... 10

12.2 12.0

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11.0 10.9 10.8 10.5 10.2 10.1 9.8 9.1 9.0 9.0

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8.5 7.6 7.0 6.8 8.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.1 5.1 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0

SU 44 44 30 40 25 20 31 25 27 28 21 24 27 30

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Blocks Player, Sc~ool Q Darden, Withrow ................9 MltcheR, CCD ...................... 6 Jollnson, Georgetown .......... 8 Trent, CHCA ......................8 Seward, ceo ...................... 7 Hatfield. Felicity ..................8 Wiliams. Hu~ .............. ! o McDonald. Harrison ............ 8 Rise, Goshen .................... 11 Phillips, Goshen ................ II Thelstng, East Central ....... 10

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Monserez bring name, game to Moe Bv

JAMES WEBER CONTRIBUTOR

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------·--·-·-- ·· When Matt Sylvester served a two-game suspension for an a!Lercation on the court, it tame down to other Crusaders to step up. Without Sylvester -a senior forward for Moeller High School's varsity basketball team and one of the city's leading scorers - the Crusaders had to adjust. They think they did so effectively. "We knew we had to be more patient and play together as a team," said starting guard Nick Monserez. "When Matt is in there, he takes most of the shots, so we knew we had to work the ball around a lot more." Monserez, a 6-foot-5 senior, has stepped up his game recently and taken on a bigger leadership role. In Moeller's second game without Sylvester last week against Kettering Alter, Monserez led the team with 19 points inc'luding three baskets from three-point range. The Crusaders still fell to undefeated Alter, the top ranked Division II team in the state and leader of the Greater Catholic League North. But it only was by a hard-fought four-point margin, 50-46. Sylvester returned for the Jan. 19 home contest against Hamilton Badin and collected 23 points. Monserez continued his offensive prowess with a seasonhigh 21 to lead Moeller to a con-

vincing win. Moeller is now 9-4, and 4-2 in the GCL, with the four losses coming to teams who have only lost one game between them. . "We knew we had to get back on track," Monserez said: "We knew we couldn't have another loss in the GCL." "I think our guys believe they can win without Matt," said Moeller head coach Carl Kiemer. "We have a lot of talent. We played Alter right down to the end, and we've lost to some pretty good teams.'' Monserez has been a key player for the Crusaders, scoring from all over the comt and averaging 7.5 rebounds a game. "He's been steady for us all season long," Kremer said. "The amazing thing about him is he gets all those rebounds from the two-guard spot." Monserez takes rebounding seriously. "I've been pretty happy with the way I've played this year," he said. "I've been playing pretty hard, and that's how I judge the way I play. l doh't look at how many points I score. I go out to get rebounds, do some scoring <:lnd play defense." Monserez knows defense is a key to Moeller's success. "We have a lot of talent on the defensive end," he said. "If we can really commit to defense, we'll go a long way." Monserez is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Mike, who led the Crusaders to the 1999 Division I state title from the point guard slot. Mike

then went to play basketball for Notre Dame last season before transfen·ing to Butler University in Indianapolis. · Mike Monserez practices with the team at Butler but is prohibited from playing this season due to NCAA transfer rules. He has come to town to see several Crusader games this year. "He helps me out a lot," Nick Monserez said. "He's always there to help me. He gives me a lot of tips." On the court, the brothers don't have much in common besides a name. "They're totally different styles," Kremer said. "Nick's more athletic than· Mike. Mike goes between the free-throw lines and sets everything up. He has the ball in his hands all the time. Nick goes from the freethrow line to the rim and is a great shooter, too." The younger Monserez is one of several talented Crusaders who hope to take the team a long way. Scott Byrnes has played a solid point guard; 6-foot-7 Clint Nagel is at center, helping the team with his size and all-around game. Tyler Tabler, Sean Mahoney, Jim Wood, Jeff Reisert, Jeff Silber, Matt Hoffmann, Jamie Schwertman and Ryan McGlone also contribute on the varsity roster. "We're one of the teams that really has a chance to be strong in the tournament," Kremer said. "Like everyone else, we have to gel at the right time to play our best basketball in March."


Kettering Alter ~~~s off. Moeller Doug Perro sank consecutive free throws in the closing minutes to give Kettering Alter, ranked No.1 in The Associated Press Division II state poll, a 50-46 victory over Moeller at Moeller. Playing without leading scorer Matt .Sylvester, suspended for two games by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for an altercation vs. Walnut Hills, Moeller fell behind 28-19 at halftime. Nick Monserez led Moeller with 19 points. ALTER (50) - J. Penna 4 2 10. D. Peno 0 11 11. Jones 3 0 7, Kohls 3 1 7, Waleskowskl 6 · 3 15. Totals: 16 17 50. MOELLER (46)- Byrnes 2 2 7, Mahoney I 0 3, Monserez 6 4 19, Wood 2 0 4, Silber 0 2 2, Nagel2 3 7, McGlone I 2 4. Totals: 14 13 46. Alter .............................. 11 17 7 15-50 Moeller .......................... 1f 8 14 13-46 3-polnters: A-Jones. M-Byrnes. Mahoney, Monserez 3. Records: A 11-0 (GCL-N 6-0), M 8·4 (GCL·S 3·2).

• KETTE.RING . ALTER 5C( MOELLER 46 - Senior Adam Waleskowski scored 11 points· in the second·quarter as Alter, No. 1 in the Associated Press Division II state poll, opened up a nine-point halftime lead. The Crusaders played their second straight game without senior forward Matt Sylvester, who was suspended after his involvement in an altercation ...._against Walnut HiYs. , ~ "Matt made a bad choice," ~ M?eller coach Carl Kremer ~ sa1d. "We support the choice )... oft~e official to eject him." Co~sidering Tuesday's 0 ~game y;as decided by just four points, the loss of . Sylvester loomed large for Moeller. ·"You're playing without one of the best scorers in the city," Kremer said. "You can't even really think about that, it's just ,part of the game. Whenever you lose a· great player it's a factor."

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