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Boys' basketball: Elder 68, Moeller 66

-;-m:y Tribb;u for Tt:e Enquirer

JJ Grycko of Moeller tries to keep his dribble aiive while being hounded by Brian Hamrick of Elder dJring Saturday's Grea~er Catholic League showdown at Moeller.

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Raterman' s3 lifts Panthers at buzzer Off-balance shot caps 19-point rally for 14-0 team By Mark Schmetzer J..'nrjuir:r cm:tn'/Jutor

Paul Ratennan figured he didn't have f'nough time to pass the ball, which was just as well, since he couldn't find anybod}' open. So the Elder junior guard laur.ched an off-balance :i-pointer from the right v.ing in traffic. 111e shot sailt·d through the net at the buu;:!r to give the Panthers a 68-66 "'in in a Grcakr Catholic League South Division game at :\1ocllcr on Saturda~' night. "It's huge," said Raterm<m, who sank two :~-pointcrs in the fit:allO secor.ds to <.:a)J Elder's comeback from a HJ-point first-half ddir:it. "'lnis i~ the tottJ.!hcst place in the league 1o play." Elt!Pr, tlw Xo. 1 tt'am in the state A":o:odat('(l Press Division I poll ar:tl ~o. 2 in the Enquirer Division I area t·oaches' poll, remained w1defc>att'd at 14-0 overall and 8-0 in Uw GCLS. =-..1ocller, !\:'o. 4 in the area ' coache~· poll, fell to 11-3 and 4-2. Ratcnnan and sophomore center Kyle Rudolph each scored 20 points to lead fill' Panthers. Junior Troy Tabler scored a gaml'-high 22 for Moeller. Tiw game wa~ postponed from Dec. 16 becam;e of a water main

"I d1:dn't have time to pa,ss it off I couldn't find anybody open. " Elder imior guard Pa~ Raterman, wllo took an in bounds pass with 3l seconds left after Moeller had taken a 66-65 lead, dribbled upeourt llld hit the winning 3-pointer from the right wing in traffic as time expired

break at Moeller. The two teams meet again Friday at Elder. 'l11e Crusaders' upset seemed immineut when senior guard Andrew Gomez sank two free throws to give Moeller a 65-62 lead with 31.9 seconds left in the game. Ratcnnan responded with a 3pointer from the right v.ing with 10 seconds left to tie the score. Moeller !unior Teny ::\1artin made one of two free throws with 3.1 seconds left to give the Crusaders a 66-65 lead. 'Then Ratennan took the inbounds pass and dribbled furiously upcourt. "I didn't have time to pass it off," said Ratennan, who finished with 20 points. "I couldn't find anybody open." Mer Elder senior forward Marty Kersting opened the scoring with two free throws 19 seconds into the game, Moeller reeled off 13 unanswered points to take com·

mand quickly. Tabler scored six consecutive points during the run and 10 in the first quarter that ended with Moeller leading 2G-10. 'lne Crusaders led by as many as19-at33-14-with 5:14leftin the fir~t half before Elder put together a15-10mini-run tocutthc lead to 14 - at 43-29 - by halftime. TilC tcan1s combined to be whi~tlcd for 52 fouls. Moeller made 24 ofits 30 free throws. Elder went 14-for-23. Rudolph scored seven points in the third quarter, including a layup \',ith 4:16 left to cut the deficit to nine points, 47-38. Elder (14-0,GCLSB-OJ- ~('---:~.c:.: 411. ~. B:;-:."3:13 0 7, 2_; ~~:N_,~::-; u1.1. K1.c::-: ~t,2· 2 7. ;c?>~·~g·~ 114.

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HIGH SCHOOLS Coaches' basketball poll Bays'

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Team (firstoplace ~:. pa~)Prn. l t.amta weS! (iOJ - 1&-l -ur -- - f 2 ..Eider (2)

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IO.l.aSalle 11·7 ·29 10 Olllers: l.'.ount Healthy 5, S)"Camore 3, G!en Este 2. DIVISIONS II-IV Team Rec. Pb. Prn. 1. t'«lttll C<1liege Hill (15) 14.() ISO I 2. Taft 15-2 130 2 3. Wyoming 1~ 122 3 4.l.Ocl<land 14-3 77 4 5. Mildefia . l.24 70 G. 6. McNicholas 9-8 50 8

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High school boys' basketball

Moeller wins thriller against C-J 41-40 Enquirer staff reports

Mike Bennett found a cutting Troy Tabler for a layup to lift Moeller over visiting Chaminade-Julienne 41-40 Tuesday night. Chaminade-Julienne had a chance to tie or take the lead but missed the front end of a one-andone with five seconds remaining. Chaminade-Julienne shot 1~ of-20 from the 3-point line. Moeller shot 47 percent from the field for the game and was led byTablerwith14pointsandQuinn McDowell with 10. Teny Martin added seven points and seven rebounds for the Crusaders, ranked No. 5 in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll. Chaminade-Jullenne (J.3.51 - Scott 6 0 17, Potter 1 0 3, Johnson 10 2, Allen 2 0 6, Wortham 12 5, Dees 2 2 7. Totals: 13 4 40. Moeller(J.3.41- Gomez30 9, Bennett Oil, McDowell 4 0 10, Tabler 53 14, Martin 31 7. Totals: 15 5 41.

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12 12

15 10

7 9

6 10

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3-polnters: C10 (Scott 5, Allen 2, Potter, Wortham, Dees); M 6 (Gomez 3, McDowell 2, Tabler).

Summit Country Day- Mar.inger 1 0 2, Koepfer 5 0 12, Buckingham 3 0 6, D. Madden 3 0 3, Beny 2 0 4, P. Madden 5 112, Wilson 3 1 7, Cosgrow I 0 2. Totals: 212 48. Cincinnati Christian- Richmond I 0 2, Howard 1 0 2, Mann 30 6, Totten 2 2 6, Par1<er408, HenryO II. Totals: 11 3 25.

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. 3-polnters: SCD 4 (Koepfer 2, D. Madden, P. Maden).

Northwest 78, Little Miami 62

with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Sycamore (U-6, 7·5 GMCI - Battle 7 2 19, Mastruseno I 0 2, Peters 4 8 16, Mayer 4 4 12, Hancher 1 0 2, Buchberger 6 3 15, Upsey 1 0 2. Totals: 25 17 70. Fairfield (5-12, 3-91 - Frank 3 0 6, Mink 6 4 16, Roesch 0 2 2, Wilkerson 3 2 10, Scott 3 0 6, Riggins 50 11, Taylor 3 I 7. Totals: 23 9 58.

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Fairfield ...- - - 19 15 8 16 -56 3-pointers: S 3 (Battle 3); F3 (Wilkerson 2, Riggins).

little Miami senior forward Kings 83, Norwood 42 Danny McKeehan led with 23 points. Northwest junior center Senior guard Brett Kies scored Osunde Ekhator had 15. 32 points to lead Kings. Little Miami (W, FAVC-C 3-61 - McKeehan 7 6 23, Beerse 5 0 11, Wade 5 o 11, Lawrence 3 1 9, Hehl 2 0 4, Thompson 2 0 4. Totals: 24 7 62. ~ (U-6, 8-11 - Ekhator 5 5 15, Hicks 52 13, Bellamy4112, Davis 5010, Pleasant3 310, Eckerlin 2 2 6, Johnson 3 0 6, Young 2 0 4, Vilas 0 2 2. Totals: 29 15 7B. Little Miami--18 14 8 22 -62 ~................ 20 19 13 26 -711 3-pointers: L ?(McKeehan 3, Lawrence 2, Beerse, Wade); N 5 (Bellamy 3, Hicks, Pleasant).

Ripley 65, West Union 53 West Union junior forward Eric Richmond led with 17 points. West Union (10-7, SilL 5-61- Staggs! 0 2, Rtzpatnck 011, Pnce 10 2, Cox 50 11, Barr 3 2 7, Bennington 2 2 6, Morgan 1 0 2, Richmond 8 117. Totals: 21 6 53. Ripley (10-7, 7-41- Henschen 4 2 13, Mineer 4 2 13, woodward 2 410, Grooms 4 210, Fu~on 3 0.6, Hilderbrand 4 5 13. Totals: 2115 65. West Union ....._._ 12 13 7 21 -53

NCHWOOd (2·161 - Barbro 4 0 10, Maynard 3 0 8, Heneke 13 5, Baker3 3 9, Shank 10 2, Clar1< 10 2, Reynolds 2 0 4, Sinclair 1 0 2. Totals: 16 6 42. Kings (7-UI- Mexwell2 3 7, Ernest 2 0 4, Byrd 216, Stevens 2 0 4, Keller 4 3 11, Thomas 1 0 2, Kies 13 0 32, P. Hagee 2 0 4, Testerman 1 0 2, D. Hagee 3 2 B, Evans I 0 3. ' Totals: 33 9 BJ.

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26 83 3-pointers: N 4 (Barbro 2, Maynard 2); K 8 (Kies 6, Evans, Byrd).

Withrow 92, Aiken 89 (Oij · Sophomore guard Anthony McBride had 26 points, shooting 13-of-15 from the foul line~ Withrow- Maupin 3 1 7, McBride 6 13 26, Sallam 1 0 2, Frazier2 04, Henderson 30 7, Howard6316, Hlsle306, Bland 10 2, McCullon 10 2 22. Totals: 3219 92. Aiken - Hams 2 1 6, McCray 2 2 B, Howell 4 0 8,


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Lakota West, NCH poll champs By Tom Groeschen Enquirl'r staff u·riter

Lakota West coach Mike Mueller reluctantly accepted his team's No.1 preseason ranking back in November. North College Hill coach Jamie Mahaffey took his own No. 1 spot in stride. Between them, the two schools lost only once to a Cincinnati team. Lakota West (18-2) won The Enquirer final Division I boys' basketball area co~ches' poll voting Tuesday, after the F~rebirds were ranked No.1 all season. West's only loss to

Firebirds, Trojans lead respective divisions from start to finish a local team was to Oak Hills, which finished No. 5 in The Enquirer D-I poll. North College Hill (19-1) won the Divisions II-N poll for the second consecutive year, again by unanimous vote. NCH, led by junior superstars OJ. Mayo and Bill Walker, is ranked No. 4 nationally by USA Today. NCH was No.2 nationally before losing 88-74 to No.1 Oak Hill

senior center 1osh Chichester (11 points per game), who has DMSIONS II-IV signed a football letter with Team Rec. Pvs. Pb. 1. No. Collel!e Hill ( 13) 19-1 1130 Louisville as a wide receiver. 2. Taft 17-3 2116 Chichester also might play 3. Wyomin~ 18-2 3 93 basketball at U of L 17-3 4 65 4. Lockland NCH's Mahaffey, who said 5. Madeira 14-6 5 58 a mythical national title was 6. Purcell Marian 12-8 7 52 7. Rnneytown 13-7 6 50 among his team's goals, said 19·1 9 47 his team will shoot for its sec8. Georgetown 9. McNicholas 10-10 8 31 ond straight Ohio Division III 10. Clark Montessori 15-5 NR 12 championship. The Enquirer Olhen: Deer Pal1< 10 ll'oodward 10, Taia•ar.oa 10, poll title also goes into the Roger Beton 8. Ross B, Su,mit Couctl) Day 4, CHCA 4. Readong 4, New RIC~'I'Oil<l3. NCH scrapbook. "It's an honor that the city but I'm pleased to be voted recognizes us as being one of the better teams in our diviNo.I in Division I." Lakota West is led by 6-8 sion," Mahaffey said.

Final boys' basketball coaches' polls Team

DMSIONI

1. lakota West (8) 2. Princeton (2} 3. Elder (1) 4. Hughes 5. Oak Hills 6. St. Xavier 7. Mason 8. La Salle 9. lakota East 10. Moeller

Rec. Pvs.

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Academy (Va.) Saturday. Mueller said The Enquirer 5 71 poll title is his first in 19 sea6 52 sons in Cincinnati. Mueller 7 34 13-8 8 32 coached old Lakota High 13-7 9 30 School before the split into 14-6·10 25 East/West in 1997. Mueller's Others: Sycamore 2 Mount Hern':~ 1. Anderson 1. 1991 state runner-up and '92 state champion Lakota teams did not win Enquirer regularseason poll titles. ing peers," Mueller said. "We "What means the most is realize North College Hill is that it's voted on by my coach- the best team in Cincinnati,


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THE ENQUIRER

-SCHOOlS

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.~aoYS' DlrVISION I .'-ii(j4Jt.!!ll@;'.

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James ·Dews

Joe Schoenfeld

Josh Chichester

Adrlon Graves

Lonnie Hayes

Steve Pogue

LAKOTA EAST

ELDER

LAKOTA WEST

HUGHES

HUGHES

filst-team · all-state and GMC player ()f the year.

His team (22-3), ranked 11th in the preseason Enquirer area coaches' poll, rose to a No. 1 state ranking by Janual}'. It finished as a ~giooal finalist

1M senior· aVeraged 10.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, .2.6 · blocks, 2.2 stealS and 2.2 assists. He was second-team aN-state and first-team aN-district.

OAK HILLS. The senior averaged 14.9 points;·s.s .rebounds and 1.3 assists. He was special mention all-state and first-team aU-district

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avaaged 2. 7.9

. pointS, 4.4rebounds, tw() steals and t 7

assists. He was

, Thesenlor averaged 19.8

The Junior averaged 16.1

points, 9.7

points, five as-

rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1

sists, 4.8 steals and3.Hebounds. He was honorable mention al!-state and second-team all-district.

steals. He was special mention all-state and first-team all-district.

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FIRST TEAM

Kyle Rudolph

Travis Brown

Billy Allen

David Gedeon

Ben McGrath

ELDER ·ille sophomore

MASON lhe senior averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and

HAMILTON

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The senior

The senior averaged 13

The seniOr . averaged 15.3

Miaged 15.1 ·Poinls 89

reoounds and l . 5steals.

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second-team all-district and GCl SOOih player of the. year•.

· 2. 7 aSSists. He was

second-team aW-district and FAVC Bucl<eye playerofltle year.

£~;;~' SYCAMORE·

The s~nloc.

. veraged 16.4 Oill!S, 6.9 bounds and .1 assists. He was IJonoral>le ention 11-districtill!l rst-team ~MC.

steals and 1.3 blocks. He was , second·team . all-district and first- team aii-GMC.

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averaged 15.5 points, 4.2

Julian Wilkison

Bobby Austin ;

ANDERSON

LaSALLE Thejunior . averaged 13.2 poiOts, 6.1

The junior averaged 20.2 points, 3.8 assists aod reboundS. He was honorable mention aK-district and . fiJSt.team aM-FAVC Buckeye.

three

rebounds, 1.9

stoolS 611d 1.6 aSSists. He was honorable mentiOn aU-disti\CI and first·team aW-GCL South•

:PDinls, 4.8 rebounds, three assists and 2.3

rebourids, 2.6 assists arid 1.4

steals. He was

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third-team al·l·district and first-team aii-GCL South.

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FIRST TEAM~

FIRST TEAM

!David Buchberger

The junior averaged t7.3 pOints,. 7.7 · relxll.rnds, 4,8 1assists, 1.3

FIRST TEAM

Troy.Tabler MOELLER

·The junior

averaged 14. poln~

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rebounds, 3.6 · assists and 1.9 steals. He was honorabl!l mention aM-District and first-team aH-GCL South.

third-team

an~istrictand

first-team a~MC.

David Walker points, 10.5

rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1;5. blocks. He was honorable men· tion all-district and first-team aii-FAVC Buckeye.

Honorable mention Aiken ·- Raymond Chambers, Lionel Edwards, Phillip Bamett; Milford - AJ. Phillips, Eric Reese; Amelia - ~ick Davis, Salerno, Ben Elsen; Clay Taylor, Keenan Huff; Anderson- Matt Moeller- Terry Martin, Quinn McDowell, Shingleton, Ryan Tarvin; Colerain- Eugene Michael Bennett, Andrew Gomez; Mount Clifford; Elder - Pau-l Raterman, Brian Healthy- Wand Newman, Anthony Billups, Hamrick, ·Marty Kersting, John Bovard; Rayshawn Green, John Brown; NorthweltFairfield - Elliott Riggins, Matthew Mink; Todd Davis, DeMario. Pleasa·nt, Seth Glen Este - !<yle McCalla, Matt Eckerlin; Oak Hills - Mike Bardo, lyler Winegardner; Hamilton - Eric Graf, Justin McDonough, Alex Richmond, Justin Schultelss, Ryan Butler; Harrison - Andy, Steigerwald; Princeton • :Erra Bradshaw, White; Hughes - Yancey Gates, Marrion Robert Jackson, Dean tray Stevens; • Graves· · · St. Xavier- Walt Gibler,. Nick Wolf, Alex klnis - Brett Kies, Sean Keller; Lakota Albright; Sycimor:e - Robby Peters, Kyle East - Casey Kjos, Rafee Smith; l.aketa Battle; Walnut Hills- Dominique Hawkins; West.- Matt Karaffa, J.C. Casp.er, Vince Western Brown • Michael Smith, Drake Cook, J:odd Mayberry; La Salle -. Tony Williams; Western Hnts - Rafae-l CueNar, Schmid(, Be-n Martin, Dan Mcf:Jroy, Sean .Justin Austin; Wllll'llneton- Dennis Nance, He·nnessy; l.tblf10n~JoshShepl1erd, Derek Desmond Nance, l l McNair; Winton Heileman; tMJand - Bobb¥ Capobianco, WOC!ds - Ro~ Geralds, Taylor Bradlt;Y; Ross Siekman; !Wason- Matt Hunter, Andy, 'Withrow - Anthony McBride, Hak•m .Krusll.n.t TYler !.Yon; M!Gd!ttowll ~ Bl~l McCullar.


Lakota West starts season in top spot No~th

College Hill No. 1, too

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Enquirer staff writer

The telephone rang, and Lakota WestcoachMikeMuellerwasfully prepared with quips and quotes. "You've got bad news, right?" Mueller said. "You're going to tell me we're No.1, and that puts the target right on us." Yes. Mueller's Frrebirds are No. 1 in The Enquirer Division I preseason area coaches' poll, with four starters back from a team that went 19-4 and reached the district finals. North College Hill, to no one's shock,againisrankedNo.linDivisions li-N. OJ. Mayo, Ohio Mr. Basketball as a sophomore, returns to lead the Trojans' Division III state title defense. In Division I, Moeller and St. Xavier are ranked Nos. 2-3 after both reached the state Fmal Four last season. (St. Xwas state rurmer-up). Reigning Enquirer Division I poll champ Lakota East is No.4, and La Salle is No.5. Lakota West is led by S.foot-8 senior Josh Chichester, who has committed to play both football and basketball for Ohio State. Chichester averaged 13.1 points and 8.2 rebounds last season. West's Mueller is used to the No. 1 role. He won a state title in 1992 when Lakota was still one high school, and last season's team briefly was ranked Np. !locally. "We went out and lost our next game, as you recall," Mueller said. "I think this is another year where several teams are competing for the top spot" It probably won't be that way in Divisions li-N, where NCR's Mayo, Bill Walker and Keenan Ellis all are ranked among the na-

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Prep basketball polls Team

DIVISION I

1. Lakota We& (10)

Points

196 Moeller (2l 175 St. Xavier 3) 156 Lakota East (2) 117 La Salle 113 Hughes (4) 111 Witllrow 76 8. Oak Hills 62 9. Princeton 54 10. Mason 39 Others: 8der 31, Winton Woods 27, Hamilton 20, Anderson 6, Northwest 2. DMSIONS II¡IV

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Team

1. North Colle$ Hill (7)

Points

79 69 65 54 43 6.Anne~wn 42 7. St. Bernard 33 8t Madeira 24 St. McNicholas 24 10. Purcell Marian 23 Others: Reading 22, Georgetown 21, Summit Country Day 21, Cincinnati Country Day 19, Ross 12, Seven Hills 11, Cincinnati Christian 8, CHCA 6, Mariemont 5, Turpin 5, Indian Hill 3, Miami Valley Christian 3. 2. Wyoming (1) 3. Taft (2) 4. Roger Bacor. (2) 5. LoCkland (3l

tion's top 50 juniors by Scoutcom. NCH, rated No. 6 nationally by USA Today, will play five-time USA Today poll champion Oak Hill Academy (Va.) and local powers St. X and La Salle, among others. "Our kids look forward to the challenges," NCH coach Jamie Mahaffey said. "Every night, everybody is going to bring their championship game to us." Wyoming is No.2 in Divisions II-lVI. Taft, which lost by only seven points to NCH last year, returns much of its roster and is No. 3. Boys' prep basketball preview, C4-7


•· Com-ff PreSS U/2.-3/o~-

JRAVISBROWN •

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Senior- Guard

MASON

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IIISS The 5'10" point 'guard averaged nearly 10 points per game last season and should provide some experience at the point.

As the reigning Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division Player of the Year, Brown will be the primary focus of opposing teams this season. Page 6

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BRETTIIES

Page&

ROSS SIEKMAN

BEN MCGRATH

Senior.- Forward

Senior - Guard

LDUELANO

PRINCml Princeton High School's Ben McGrath averaged 8.4 points and3.7 rebounds per game last year for the Vikings.

Siekman returns after averaging 5 points game last and be asked to

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JOHNNYBRIVES Senior - Center

CINTI COUNTRY DAY starter

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TROYTABLER Junior - Guard

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DAVIDGEDEIN Senior - Guard I Forward

ST. KAVIEA ombers' yreturning arterwill lead the state runnerups this year. Page9

Tabler is the top returning scorer from last year's Crusader team, which reached the state semifinals. He averaged 9.2 points per game and shot almost 35 percent from three-point range. Page9

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JONNYRIEWALD Senior - Forward

CHCA

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ROBBYPETERS Senior - Forward

SYCIMIRE slcamore will rely on the strong inside play of Peters and David Buchberger to lead a team with


Moeller turns to young guns inside to keep tradition Nickname: Crusaders Head coach: Carl Kremer last year's record: 22-4 (l 0-2 Greater Catholic League, South) Conference: Greater Catholic League South Division By Kyle Burch Community Press Staff Writer

KENWOOD - After having multiple Division I college prospects on each team for the past two or three years, the Moeller Crusaders enter the 2005-2006 season with just four seniors and .____ _ ___.no real go-to player on the court According to head coach Carl Kremer, however, that doesn't mean his team won't be just as competitive. "We have a lot of talent on this club," Kremer said "Forthecoaching staff obviously we want these guys to realize their potential." If the Crusaders have one guy they will look to lean on it will be junior Troy Tabler. The 6-foot-5inch Tabler returns after being the third leading scorer a year ago averaging 9.2 points per game. He, along \\ith seniors Andrew Gomez and Mike Bennett, should open the year in the starting five and hope to help fill the void left by Ryan Childress, Tyler Dierkers and Patrick Watt. "We definitely think that Troy is a very talented player and I think that he'll ha\'e to play well for us to do well," Kremer said. "But what I really hope is that his game has matured in the off-season, 'cause that will make him a much better decision-maker when we go to him."

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ROSTER Year Name Greg Wnek 12 Chris Frank 11 Andrew Gomez 12 12 Michael Bennet 10 Matt Roberts Vito Sylvester 12 11 Greg Jones Jl Lanham 11 11 Chedrick Cherry 11 Phil Schneider 10 Quinn McDowell 11 J.J. Grycko Troy Tabler 11 Terry Martin 11

With Thbler, Gomez and Bennett patrolling the outside for the Crusaders, the inside responsibilitywill be given to a group of young but talented players. That group includes J.J. Grycko, Terry Martin, Matt Roberts and Phil Schneider. While none of those played a significant amount for last season's state final four team, they average 6 feet 8 inches and 210 pounds between them. "A lot of our success will hinge on our young, big guys and how well they adjust to our league and the type of schedule we play," Kremer said. "We should be strong on the perimeter, but we're going to have to work on getting our big guys ready to play, particularly on defense." Moeller annually plays one of the toughest schedules in the area and that is no different this season. Besides playing in the ultra-com-

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Mceller junior forward Terry Martin gives the Crusaders some size inside.

pentive GCL South, the Crusader5 :n a toema-nent in St. Louis durwil also face Hughes, Hamilton, :ng t:1e Christmas holiday. ClEveland St. Ignatius, Alter, War,i:J.;:::-.h~c~~-~- t;Ye~s.c:··· rer. Harding as well as competing 576-S~:h;

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2005-2006 BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Moeller senior guard Mike Bennett

Dec. 2 vs. Hamilton@ Xavier TBA Dec. 9 at Purcell Marian, 8 pm. Dec. 10 St. Ignatius Dec. 16 Elder, 8 p.m. Dec. 20 Hughes Dec. 2 at S:. Louis Tourn , TBA Dec. 28 at St Louis Tourn., TBA Dec. 29 at St Louis Tourn , TBA Jan. 6 at La Salle, 8 p m. Jan. 10 Western Hills

Jan. 13 at Badin, 8 p.m. Jan. 15 vs. Warren Harding at North Canton Hoover, 6 p.m. Jan. 20 St. Xavier, 8 p.m. Jan. 27 Roger Bacon,:8 p.m. Jan. 31 at Alter Feb. 3 at Elder, 8 p.m. Feb. 7 Chaminade-Julienne Feb. 10 La Salle, 8 p.m. Feb. 14 McNicholas Feb. 17 at St. Xavier, 8 p.m. Games at 730 p.m unless noted.

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HIGH SCHOOLS

High school roundup

Lakota West tops La Salle Moeller beats Hamilton in Hoops Prep Fest opener Totals: !6 6 40. lludlng - - · - -

Enquirer staff reports

Senior Josh Chichester had 16 points to lead Lakota West past La Salle 53-47 Friday night in the National City Hoops Prep Fest at Cintas Center. Lakota West is ranked No. 1 in .,.Ute Enquirer Division I area coach~- E!s' poll. t

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l.iSIIei0-11- Schmidt 3110, McElroy 0 4 4, Austin 3 3 !0, Hennessy 3 0 8, Hams 1 0 2, Martin 4 513. Totals 14 !3 ~~ Lakobl West 11.01 -Chichester 7 2 16, ·Cook 2 3 7, Maybeny 2 0 4, Karaffa 4 0 8, Glass 2 2 6, Schloemer 3 612. Totals 20 !3 53. l.aSIIe---HO 11 9 11 16- -47

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18 ~ 6 11 8 15 -40 3-polnte!S: R 7 (R. Davis 5, Taylor, Smith); N 2 (M\IIspaugh, Barbro 1).

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Amelia 62, Clermont Northeastern 47 CNE I0-11- Teny 0 II, Rosselot 3 3 10, McKeehan 4 I 12, Whitecotton 113, Clem 1 0 2, Voshelll13, Moore 419, Slusher 2 3 7. Totals: 16 II 47 ARiella 11.01 -Sprague 2 7 II, Huff 12 5, Moore 0 4 4, Taylor 6 3 17, Couch 2 0 4, Davis 4 0 9, Schweinhart I 0 2, Adams 3 I 7, Cox 0 3 3. Totals: 19 20 62 CNE .........- ........_. 8 12 6 21 -47

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Gleli Este 63, Batavia 53

• David Walker scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Glen Este. Jake Santel was the leading scorSophomore guard Quinn Mc~~~ell had 15 points to lead_ Moel- er for Batavia with 22 points. Glen Este 11.01 - Walker 7 II 25, Winegardner 4 0 8,

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Guard Troy Tabler added 12 ints, seven rebounds and four assts for Moeller (1-0), which is rand No. 2 in the area poll. ~ · Guard Billy Allen had 21 points to lead Hamilton (0.1).

Slater 2 0 4, Wilson 3 7 13, McCalla 3 0 8, Peny I I 3, Schwalback 0 2 2. Totals: 20 21 63. llalaYia 10.11- Kerber 14 6, Denman 0 2 2, Avery 3 0 6, Sante! 7 4 22, Strine II 3, Bradbum I 0 2, Ha11ow 3 5 12. Totals: 16 16 53 · Glen 18 10 16 19 ~

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Elder &8, Western Hills 46

Mlllanll1·2, GMC 0.11- Owens 0 11, Goodwin 1 o 2,

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Elder I1-0I-HamrickBI 17, Bovard 2 0 4, Raterman 11 3, Jones o 2 2, Holmes 113, Ke!SUng 4 210, Johnson 16 s,

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FOOTBALL: Harrison coach Dick Nocks will not have his contract renewed, after 13 seasons on the job. Harrison went 3-7 this season and 67-54 overall under Nocks.

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Franklin 70, LitHe Miami 6l

Franklin 11·01 - Dwyer 1 2 4, Hunt !13, Jones 7 2 16, Hom 2 o 4, Lakes so 16, Keaton u o 21. TotaJS: 3o s 10. Utile Miami 10.11 - McKaehan IS 8 39, Bee!Se 2 0 4, . . 1 2 31 31

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Mount Healthy 65, Woodward 40 Woodwlrdi0.11-Mosleyi02,Long44!5,Thompson

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Indian HilllOO, Shroder 90 (Ol)

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Kentucky girls' basketbCUI ..H ·- ~nior Megan Prlce had 30 points anq junior Tamara Sneed had 21 as visiting Newport got past Bellevue 65-62. Price had eight of Newport's nine 3-pointers. . Nowpoi111-11- Sneed 51121, Bowling I 0 3, Price 10 2 30, Bivens 3 0 6, Feldhouse 2 15. Totals: 1714 65. Bollevuei0.11-Lay409, Slater102, Reynoids421!, Kilgore 6 216, MerrittS! 17, 8ell2 3 7. Totals: 25 8 62. Newport-..- ••" 20 19 17 9 -65 Bellevue _ _.___ . 10 .. 18 ·.15 _19 -62 3-~inte!S: N 9 !i>flfe Sowilnl!);; B 4 --(K!rgorei~, \ay, Reynolds).

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Ryle 57, Oldham County 45

Shroder senior guard]ames Millen had 40 points. Ryle was led Carrie Fay who had I 148 Shawn F"unamore scored 27 Indian Hill senior guard Andrew 27 points including four 3-pointers. j Moeller 11.01 - Bennett 5 0 10, Sylvester 1 1 3, I Schneider3 0 6, McDowell4 415, Gryco3 2 8, Tabler2 812, points and grabbed 13 rebounds to Keriakes had 36 points and senior Lindsay Melton led Oldham in 3 5. Totals: 19 18 59. forward Michael Scherpenberg scoring with 25 points, 19 of them ---151214 7-48 lead Deer Park. St. Bernard was able to get back added22. coming in the second half. --14 16 15 14 -59 llldWn iii 11-01- Keriakes 10 16 36, Scherpanberg 6 7 Oldhom ~ 10-21-WestO 2 2, Schuh 113, George I ·3-~lnte!S: H 7 (Allen 4, Fowler 2, Graf); M3 (McDowell3). in to the game behind Ben Haar- 22, Donovan 215, Spatz 10 2, Bone kern per 4 918, Husky 3 5 . 0 II, Russ 0 II, J. Farrow 0 2 2, Melton 9 5 25, Huckbale 3 2 II, Hendricks 1 4 6. Totals: 27 42 100 8, WeSieyO 2 2, Ragelend 0'11. Totals !317 45. man's 15 fourth-quarter points, but Roger Bacon 54, Lakota East 43 Shroder 10.11- D. Jones 2 0 5, Walton 50 12, Millen 17 Ryle 11·11 -Gienkler 2 0 4, Fay 7 9 27, Ohneck I 0 2, Claudius Delaney went 12-of-13 6 40, Waltley 3 I 7, McGee I 0 2, Dicks 0 II, Davis 4!9, Schuh 102, Mclelsh'13 5, Domell2 2 6, WU!zelbacherl 02, I Tolliver I 0 2, M.Jones 4 412. Totals: 3714 90. Pa!Shall2 15, Harmeling 0 4 4. Totals 1719 57. I Junior guard Chad Koester led from the line in the auarter. Indian 1111............ 12 22 14 32 20 -100 Oldlwa--·-· I 7 11 11 16 -45 SLBemardi0-11-Bettis 113,i'lells6114, Crank2 3 7, I Roger Bacon with 17 points in a Na- Granger4 Shroder -·-·"'""" 17 27 18 2q 10 . -911 Ryle - - - - 412, Haarman 115 30, Bushel'l'an 10 2. Totats:25 15 22 5 15 -57 14 68. '3-~lnte!S: IH 4 (Scherpenberg 3, Bonekemper); S 4 (Walton 3-~inte!S: 0 2 (Melon 2); R 4 (Fay 4), gonal City Prep Fest game. Deer Pork 11.01 - Rascona 0 1 I, Finamore 8 4 27, 2, Jones, Millen). • Lakota East senior guard James McHone 31 7, Hamson 2 2 7, Barthelmas 113, Wllp 4 311, Simon Kenton 58, Reddish 114, Delaney 21216, CareyO II. Totals: 2!26 77. bews had 30 points. St. Bemard ...,____ 10 18 . 9 31 -68 Taft 81, Dayton Meadowdale 59 ll...uton 10.11-AIIen 6 521, Boseman 0 II, Butler2 0 4, Fath215, Fowter2 28, Graf205, RaUiff12 4. Totals: 1511

beer Park 77, St Bernard 68

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Rapr lllcon 11.(1) -Simpson I 0 2, Koester 54 17, Nolan 3 I 5, Vanover I 0 3, Stevens 3 0 6, Robinson I 0 2, Rocco 2 2 6, Dully 3 5 II. Totals !8 13 54 l.akobiE'alti0-11-A. Pashlll3, Smith 306, C. Pashll 0 2, Dews 12 3 30, Kjos 1 0 2. Totals: 18, 4, 43 Ra&w 111con - - 16 .to 16 12 -54 takala Eesl--· 9 11 17 6 -43 3-pOinteiS: RB 4 (Koester 3, Vanover I); LE 3 (Dews).

Goshen 49, Wilmington 37 WlmM&Iooii0-11 - Rypert I 0 2, Brewer I 4 6, Den. Nance 2 0 4, James 3 0 8, Stewart 2 0 4, Des. Nance 5113. Totals: 14 5 37 Golhon 11.01- Hugtles 6 4 21, Braun 0 II, Greer 2 0 5, 2 10, Koch 6 0 12. Totals: 17 8 49. lnPon8 0 12 17 -37 --4 19 13 13 -49 ·~lnte!S: W4(Des.Nance 2, James2); G8 (Hughes 5, Greer,

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*iddletown Madison 65, Preble Shawnee 52

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Summit 63, Cin. Christian 37 Summit Country Day was led by senior guard Pat Madden with 16 points and 10 rebounds, along with junior point guard Dan Cosgrove who added 15 points and eight assists. Cincinnati Christian forward Tyler Totten tallied 16 ooints. Cincinnati Christian I0-1, M9c 0.11-Richmond I 0 2,

Mann 2 0 4, Radomski 0 2 2, Totten 4 8 !6, Thomas 113. Parl<er I 0 2, Henery 2 0 5, Randle I 0 2. Totals 1212 37. Sunnlll1.0, MVC 1.01-Meinlnger 4 412, Koepfer 2 0 5, Buckingham 3 0 6, Shannon 0 2 2, Albertson I 0 2, P. Madden 6 3 16, Wilson 13 5, Cosgrove 3 9 15. Totals 20 21 63. Christian ......_ • 7 15 9 -37

e Middletown Madison sopho- an. guard Nathaniel Harney had Somunlt.---·--- 10 19 17 17 career-num 30 points, and senior 3-~inte!S: CC !(Henery); SC 2 (Koepfer, Madden). McGuire tied the Whiteoak 75, with 16 assists. Milford Christian 40

Trent409, Byrd033,Messer3 2 8,Cottlngon5 616, 408, Hale2 48. Totals: IBIS 52. ......_,.._, 11.01- Barl<er2 2 7, Weidle 114, Arend 3 I 9, Hamey II 5 30, Miller I 0 2, Bennett I 2 4, McGuire 2 59. Totals: 2116 65. ' Preble 17 14 7 24 -52 11 15 15 24 -41

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ark Montessori 76, Wiliamsburg 35 Zack Gibbs led Clark Montessori with 18 points, 16 rebounds and blocked shots. Wyly added 17 points for Montessori.

w.-sbu1J 10.11- Wiley 13 6, Sipple 2!6, Mosgan 4 , Ross 2 I 7, Hines 3 2 8. Totals: II 7 35. a.t< Mont.ooori 11.01 - Hughes 3 0 6, Wyly 8 0 17, I 2 0 4, Gibbs 9 0 18, Ellison 5 2 12, McNulty 2 0 4, 112 04, Ramsey! 02,Solomon3!7,Ande!Son 102. 3 76 1112 3 9-35 20 19 22 15 -76

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ceo 11.01- Moorelock 9 2 25, Felous 0 II, Eden 13 5, ves 7 825, Seward !46, Reed31 7, Noroloh03 3. Totals: 2 72. Belhoi-Talai0-11- Gelter!3 5, PangalloO II, Smith 7 1 3 21, Miller3 3 9, Ma!ShaU 5113, Roberts03 3, Jones I 02. 1 Totals: 17 14 54 ceo ___"__ 19 16 20 17 -72 1I Bethel....._ _ _ 13 15 13 13 ~ I 3-~lnte!S: C 8 (Moorelock 5, Graves 3); B 6 (Smith 4, I Ma!Shall2).

McNicholas 58, Loveland 44 l.o¥lland 10.11- Texiera 20 5, Dowd 306, B. Woznlak2 0 4, Duke 3 0 7, Siekman 3 2 9, Ca~bianco 4 5!3. Totals: 17 7 44. McNicholas 11.01- Foltz2!0 15, Cooper2!5, Schmidt 5114, Roblnson317,Stamper2 2 6, Holmes2 3 7,Zerhusen I 0 2, Thomas 1 0 2. Totals 18 18 58. Lowland--13 8 5 18 ..... I McNicholas--9 11 18 20 -58 1 3-~inte!S: L 3 (Texiera, Duke, Siekman); M 4 (Foltz, Schmidt I 3).

Reading 54, Norwood 40 Rob· Davis led Reading with 19 ' Points, including five 3-oointers.

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Meadowdale 10-1, SOPI. 0-11-Bold I 0 2, Attlln 4 I 9, Wortham II 4, Napier 4 4 14, Peake 2 0 4, Jenkins 5 3 15, McClendon !3 5, Lee I 0 2, Ragg 3 0 6:Totals 22 12 59. Tllft 11.0, SOPI. 1·01 -Gray 8 0 23, McKinney I 3 5, Torbert 3 19, Kinley 0 2 2, Bradshaw 12 4, Prather I 0 2, Benton 0 3 3, Russ 54 14, WMe 6 6!8, Richardson 0 II. Totals 25 22 8!. Mudowdale--11 9 21 18 -59 Till------··-·-24 9 34 14 -61 3-~inte!S: OM 3 (Jenklns2,Wortham);T9 (Gray 7, Torbert2).

LCNB Cage Classic At Waynesville Waynesville 49, Clinton-Massie 39

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Falrftold 10-1, GMC 0.11 -Chance 2 2 6, Unk 3 0 8, Coyle 0 II, Williams 0 2 2, Browning 114, Sames I 0 3, Kuns !03.Totals8627. s,camore 12.0, 1·01-lve!S 31 7, Nesbitt3 2 9, Standen 114, Quick 12 5, Tepe 3 2 8, Marrow 4 311, Hammergeren 2 2 6. Totals 17 13 so. Flirfteld---·10 3 9 5 -27 s,c- ..~...._....... 18 17 7 8 3-~inte!S: F5 (Unk 2, Browning, Sames, Kuns); S3 (Nesbitt, Quick, Standen).

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South Durbom 12·1, EIAC 1-11- Legge o2 2, Wheat 3 2 B,Johnson 168, Pettit215, Rollins 5 212, Redwine 02 2, liettmeyer 2 0 4. Totals: !3 IS 41. ' ' East Cenlriii0-1, 0.11- Reisiger 114, Wilhelm 1 4 6, Hartman 2 3 7, SilvaU 113, Daugherty !3 s, Oete!S 1 o 2, Callahan 2 0 4. Totals: 9 12 31. South Dearborn ..._, 11 8 9 13 -41 Eesl c.tral .........." 10 4 7 10 -31

Bennett 4 0 9, Kius 7 I 15, Folke!S I 4 6, Schulte 6 5 18, Lackmeyer 2 2 6, Deeds I 0 3. Totals: 24 12 63 Turpin - ..·--"'"' 6 13 4 9 ·32 12 18 19 14 ~ 3-~lnte!S: A3 (Bennett, Schutte, Deeds); T (Utte!Ski).

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Lakota West 60, Colerain 50

Talawanda 6l, Ross 40

Lakota West sophomore guard Amber Gray had 17 pOUl · ts and 10 rebounds to lead the F"trebirds.

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Tlllwanda 11.01- Wilhelm 1 710, Lagarde 3 3 9, Hansel 205,Prltikln259,0verton4310,Mock8117,Ciayton!O 2· Totals: 2119 61 . Ross I0-11 - Reppert 3 2 9, Hiler 0 4 4, Tracy I 0 2, · Colerain 1~, GMC 0.11- Co!llello 4 315, Focke 3,2 8, Mechler 3 4 10, Hopkins 0 5 5, Witt 4 2 !0. Totals: 10 19 40 ' Grogan 2 o 6, Ho~ s 515, Coombs :1 d 4, Vorderbrueggen o2 1~ 13 12 25 -61 2. Totals: 1612 50 · T..........."'"Ross ••_ ... ,..._...... 11 9 10 ' 11 -40 l.akola Weoti3-0, 1.01 ~Elkins 4 2 1!, Dombart 2 0 4, 3-~inte!S: T 3 (Wilhelm, Hansel, Overton); R 1'-(Reppart). , Gray 8 117, Rhoads 2 0 4, ·Lee I 0 2, A. Whitenack 2 I 5, Johnson 4 1 9, Dugan 3 2 8. Totals: 26 7 60. 1 !i Colerain-7 20 12 . 11 -SO l.akola west __ _:_ 12 13 22 13 -40

Northwest. 83, rmneytown 73

DeMario Pleasant scored a game-high 27 points, and Todd Davis added 10 points and eight rebounds for Northwest. 1

2 0 5~ ~~~~~:~dialn~~:~m. J~tfn~~~e6 B, Okafor s 111. Sibe~ 1 10 24. Totals: 2s 13 73. ~ 11.0I-Hicks56!7, Bellamy5013, DavisS o 10, Ecke~ln 2 2 6, J.Johnson 1 o 2. Pleasant 713 27, Young 1 o 2, Ekhator 1 2 4, Smith 1 o 2. Totals: 2s 23 83. FlnneytDWn ...._ .._ 12 11 21 29 -73

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Ridgev.llle Chn"stian 501 New Ml"aml" 47

Now Miami 10.11 -PeaiSOn 5 0 10, Forch 6 1 17, J. McDaniel I 0 2, Isaacs I 0 2, Ake!S 3 I 8, Williams II 3, Davidson 3 0 6. Totals 20 3 47. Rldpvlllo Christian 11.01 -FISh 3 1 1, v1... 3 1111, Buchanan 2 59, Donley I 0 2, Conaway 216, Bonardl3 2 9. TOtals 14 20 50.

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Calvary Christian 47

~Muoio- Coffman 5 214, Stone I 0 2, Frey 81 17, Carroll2 2 6. Totals: 16 5 39. Waynnyllle- Jones 5112, Violette2 2 7, Patton 3 0 7, Clifton 57 17. Totals: 17.1149. · Cliodon Muoio""""' 5 10 13 11 -39 w.,................... 15 3 11 18 -49 j-~inte!S: CM (Coffman 2); W 4 (Jones, Violette Jones, Patton).

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Simon K.nton 13-01 - Conley I 2 4, Tolliver 5 0 10, Stowe!S 2 0 4, L Figgens 52 13, C. Figgens 4 6!4, Grizzell6! 13. Totals: 23 II 58. HMoCati!I0-11- Klei 3 2 10, Schultz 113, Cutter 2 2 6, Mile 3 3 9, Cundiff 2 2 6, Simms II 4. Totals: 12 1138. Simon~--14 14 14 16 -58

Kentucky boys' basketbaU Campbell County 87,

Girls' basketball Sycamore 50, Fairfield 27

MillordChrlslllni2·11-Ballentine2 06, Lowery60 12, Childe!S 6 6 18, Norton 1 0 2, Griffin 1 0 2. Totals 16 6 40. 11.01-Bradds 317, Bamett 10121, Nicely2 0 4, Hauke 317, Setty317, Cox4 0 II, Kibler61!5,Jonesl 13. Totals 32 6 75. Millard ••"""""_'_" 13 9 6 12 -40 15 29 16 15 -75 3-~lnte!S: MC 2 (Ballentine 2,); WO 5 (Cox 3, Kibler 2).

Newport Central Catholic 38

3-~inte!S: c 6 (Comella (Grogan 2); L I (Elkins).

Princeton 75, Lakota East 47

Brett White scored 16 points and Adam Huenefeld added 15 to lead Campbell County. Tyler Baker led Calvary Christian with 17 points.

Calvaty Chrlsllln 10.21- Henry 4 3 II, Baker 7 0 17, Bamforth 3 0 6, Ranagan 4 0 II, Farano 0 2 2. Totals: 18 54 7 Campbe11Co.l2.01- Parl<s 2 0 6, Schmidt2 2 7, Eten I 0 2, Clines 4211, Ve!St2 0 5, Whlte64!6, Huenefeld 6115, KramerO 4 4, McCain 4111, Walker 5010. Totals: 321487. Calmy .._ ..___.. 5 15 12 15 -47

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Silver Grove 53, MaysviUe Sl Patrick ,52 Silver Grove junior Corey Pelle sank a free throw with 6.8 seconds. Corey Pelle had 20 points, while his brother, senior guard Justin Pelle, had 23 points and seven rebounds.

SIIYerGiove 11-11- J. Pelle 9 4 23, Faulkner I 0 2, Allen 20 4, C. Pelle8 3 20, Wiseman 102, Ward I 02. TO\Bis: 22 7 53, St. Patrlc:ki0-21- Englep 3 06, AndeiSOn 3 39, Owens 4 413, Yeary 2 3 7, Estill6 0 16, Newton 0 II. Totals: !811 52. Silver 11 14 9 19 -53 St. Patrick----12 12 14 14 -52 3-~lnte!S: SG 2 (J. Pelle, c. Pelle); P 5 (Estill 4, !M!ns).

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Newport 88, Bellevue 55 . Newport senior forward James Glenn led with 17 points, while teammate Antonio Uanes has 16 points.

lltwpaot 11.01- Hesch I 0 2, Llanes 6116, J. Jones 3 I 9, Glenn 7117, M.Jones408, Thomas 5010, Atkins 6116, Mclntosch I 0 6, Young 2 0 4. Totals: 35!4 88 llellevuei0-11- Wight 6 6!9, Kilgore 5113, Haynes 2 3 7, Janson 2 0 5, Riley2 2 6, Grant! 02, Carelock I 02, Baker 0 II. Totals: 19 13 55 Newport ........,____ 18 20 20 30 -88 Bellevue .... _ ..___ 11 15 14 15 -55

3-pointe!S:·N 4 (Uanes, J. Jones, Glenn, Atkins); B4 (Kilgore 2, Lesslee Mason-Cox led Prince- Janson, Wight). ton with 22 points and had eight rebounds. Brianna Sanders added 17 Oldham County 47, Ryle 45 points, going 8-of-10 from the field. Robbie Lykes led Ryle with 18 Casey Keefer led Lakota East points. Oldham Co.l1.01- Dunlap 3!9, Koebel31 7, Payne 21 with 17 points. l'ltncelciiii3-0, 1.0 GMCI- Bridge 6 0 12, Watkins I 0 5, Daniels 3 12 18, Pehlke 0 II, Potts II 3, Vinson 2 0 4. 2, Vlcl<e!S 1 0 2, Bent 0 2 2, Oyer 1 4 7, Sande!S 4 3 II, Williams 4 3 11, Mason-cox 10 2 22. Totals: 3112 75. Lakota East 1~. 0.11- Lambert 3 o 6, Keeter 6 s11, AmedroO II, Edwards 102, Powell4110, Hicks 2 0 4, Bailey 2 o 4, oa~and 11 3. Totals: 19 1 41. l'rince4ion __ ........... 25 19 11 20 -75

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High school basketball roundup

Hughes gets past Moeller in overtime , f~ 8.,) c-¡ j;,?.j:::. Enquirer sta reports

Junior forward Antonio Barron scored with 30 seconds left in overtime to help Hughes defeat host Moeller 57-55 Tuesday night. Moeller is ranked No. 3 in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll; Hughes is fifth. Hughes senior guard Adrian Graves, who had 13 points, made a game-tying 3-pointer in regulation. Junior guard Lonnie Hayes finished with a team-high 25 points and seven rebounds for the Big Red. Moeller was led by sophomore guard Quinn McDowell, who had 14 points and five rebounds. llulhos 15-11-Gates 5111, A. Graves6 013. M. Graves 2 0 6. Barron I 0 2. Hayes 10 2 25. Totals: 24 3 57. ~ (3-1)- Gomez 2 2 6, Bennett 2 0 5, Schneider 1 0 2, Mc0owell5 314, Grycko I 0 2. Tabler 4 4 13. Martin 4 5 13. Totals: 19 14 55. Hucbes ..._ _ 14

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·Moelhir 78 G1JQ IZ.j 11/ o:r ' 77 (Ol) Cle. St. Ignatius Moeller senior guard Andrew Gomez hit a game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to list Moeller. Gomez finished with 11 points and five assists and senior guard Troy Tabler went 15-of-19 from the foul line to contribute 20 points and five assists. Moeller went 27-for-35 from the free-throw line. Senior forward, Rudy Kirbus netted 29 points for St.Ignatius. SL Ignatius (2·11-Thompson 50 1!, McElrath 2 2 6, Paluf 4 210, Kirbus 116 29, Whitney 0 11, Rosinski 7 3 20. Totals 29 14 77. MoeSer (3-0)-Gomez 3 2 11, Bennett 3 2 10, Roberts 408,Jones 113, Schnei<ler2!5, McDowell2 2 7, GfYcko :i 2 8, Tabler 2 15 20, Martin 2 2 6. Totals 22 27 78. • St. Ignatius......... 15 8 22 24 8 -77 Moeller ............... 15 17 17 20 9 .-78 3-pointers: 515 (Rosinski 3, Thompson, Kirbus); M 7 (Gomez 3, ·sennett 2, McDowell, Tabler).


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Moeller overpowers McCluer N. By Joe Hams SPECIAL TO THE POST-DISPATCH

Friday, Dec. 30 2005

FRONTENAC The big question heading into the Chaminade Holiday Basketball Tournament was Whether anybody could beat No. 1 seed Cincinnati Moeller. The answer was no. Moeller beat No. 2 seed McCluer North 54-40 for the tourney title Thursday. Terry Martin led the way with a game-high 21 poin1s and Troy Tabler added 15 for the Crusaders. "They are like a well-oiled machine," said North coach Randy Reed. "They are one of the best teams in Ohio. lfs a big state with a lot of talent We knew it would be a tough game."

North fell to 6-21. Kenzie Burke and Torres Roundtree each scored 14 poin1s for the Stars. Reed said his team couldn't adjust to Moeller's physical style. "You don't see that type of physical play in Missouri," Reed said. "The leaning, the elbows, that tenacious play -you can't play that way in Missouri. Irs more of a finesse game." Moeller broke it open in the third quarter, ou1Scoring North 13-4. Five Crusaders scored in the quarter. Moeller took a 37-25 lead into the fourth and led the rest of the way. North raced to an early 6-0 lead to start the game. The run was sparked by North's defense, which forced eight first quarter turnovers. Torres Roundtree capped the run with a steal and a dunk. "I think our defense was the key," Burke said. 'We used our defense to make great offense." Moeller quickly found its legs and scored the next seven points. The Crusaders pulled ahead in the second quarter. Martin led the way with eight points in the frame and Moeller Jed 24-21 at halftime. ''They're as quick as any team we've played against," said Moeller coach Carl Kremer. "What I'm proud about is that we took that haymaker right to the jaw at the start but we just settled dOWn." Moeller improved to 6-1. Winning big tournaments is nothing new for the Crusaders. Moeller won the Ohio state title in 1999 and 2003 and made the final four last season. Kremer said these types of trips help with team unity. "One of our goals is to build a community," Kremer said. "Trips like this, and â&#x20AC;˘ we do this every year, builds that community." North can take something away from the Joss. "Jfs a tough Joss, but we definitely can learn from it," Burke said. "We just have to take it one step at a time. n Moeller rolled into the final beating Parkway North 64-38 in the first round and John Burroughs 67-25 in the semifinals. North knocked off Hazelwood West

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Boys' basketball: Elder 68, Moeller 66

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JJ Grycko of Moeller tries to keep his dribble alive while being hounded by Brian Hamrick of Elder during Saturday's Greater Catholic League showdown at Moeller.

Raterman's3 lifts Panthers at buzzer Off-balance shot caps 19-point rally for 14-0 team 1

By Mark Schmelzer Enquirer contributor

Paul Raterman figured he didn't have enough time to pass the ball, which was just as well, since he couldn't find anybody open. So the Elder junior guard launched an off-balance 3-pointer from the right wing in traffic. The shot sailed through the net at the buzzer to give the Panthers a~ win in a Greater Catholic League South Division game at Moeller on Saturday night "It's huge," said Raterman, who sank two 3-pointers in the final10 seconds to cap Elder's comeback from a 19-point first-half deficit. 'This is the toughest place in the league to play." Elder, the No. 1 team in the state Associated Press Division I ;:><>ll and No.2 in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, remained undefeated at 14-0 overall and 8-0 in the GCLS. Moeller, No. 4 in the area coaches' poll, fell to 11-3 and 4-2. Raterman and sophomore cent2!r Kyle Rudolph each scored 20 points to lead the Panthers. Junior Troy Tabler scored a game-high 22 for Moeller. The game was postponed from Cec. 16 because of a water main

"I didn't have time to pass it off I couldn'tfind anybody open." Bder jgier lll3'd PU Ratii1UI, • took • iniMmds pass with 3.1 seconds left lfter Moeler had taken a 66-&Siead, Hbled upcut and lit the wiiiJq lttinter frtm the rWrt wq il traffic as tile eXJi'ed

break at Moeller. The two teams meet again Friday at Elder. The Crusaders' upset seemed imminent when senior guard Andrew Gomez sank two free throws to give Moeller a 65-62 lead with 31.9 seconds left in the game. Raterman responded with a 3pointer from the right wing with 10 seconds left to tie the score. Moeller junior Terry Martin made one of two free throws with 3.1 seconds left to give the Crusaders a 6fM>5 lead. Then Raterman took the inbounds pass and dribbled furiously upcourt. "I didn't have time to pass it off," said Raterman, who finished with 20 points. "I couldn't find anybody open."

After Elder senior f01ward Marty Kersting opened the scoring

mand quickly. Tab!er scored six consecutive points during the run and 10 in the first quarter that ended with Moeller leading 26-10. ':he Crusaders led by as many as 19- at 33-14- with 5:14left in the firs< ha1fbefore Elder put together a 15-10 r.Uni-run to cut the lead to 14 - at 43-29 - by halftime. The teams combined to be whi:;;tled for 52 fouls. Moeller made24ofits30freethrows. Elder , went 14-for-23. Rudo:'ph scored seven points in the third quarter, including a layup with 4:16 left to cut the deficit to nine points, 47-38. Elder(JA.O,GCLSI-0)- Hamrtck419. Bovan:t 3 0 7. Ratennon81 :n. HolmesO II. Ke!Silng2 2 7,Johnson 114, Rudolph 6 8 2C. Totals: 24 14 68. MooleriD·3,4-2)- Rack 103, Gomez 14 7. Bennett 3 0 6, Poberts 0 2 2, Schneider 2 0 4, McDowell I 3 6, GIYCkO I 0 2. TaMr 7 7 22. Martin 3 8 14. Totals: 19 24 68.

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Tabler's layup with ':03 left in OT lifts Moeller over St. X En:!~r ~t£ ~~

Junior guard Troy Tabler made a layup with three seconds left in overtime to lift host Moeller over St. Xavier 54-52 Friday night. Moeller, ranked No. 6 in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, came back from a 1,2-point fourth-quarter deficit. St. X is No.4. Tabler had 19 points, four steals and three assists. St. Xavier sop homore Walt Gibler had 18 points. St. X 19-31 -Sherer 0 2 2, Gedeon 4 7 15, Rles 2 0 5, Gibler 5 71B. Budde 2 0 4, Wo~216, Albrtght02 2. Totals: 1519 52. Moeller (10.21 - Bennett 1 0 3, Sylvester 1 0 2, McDowell5 316, Grycko 10 2, Tabler 7 419, Mallin 5 212. Totals: 20 9 54. St. X............- - 11 15 13 9 4 -52 Moeller -............. 8 9 12 19 6 -54 3-pointeiS: X 3 (Ries, Gibler, Wolf); M 5 (McDowell 3, Bennett. Tabler).

North College Hill 95, Seven Hills 50 Juniors Bill Walker and 0.]. Mayo com]?ined for 40 points to lead No.1 North College Hill. Seven Hills sophomore guard Drew Ko hn led all scorers with 27, including six 3-pointers. :North Colltlp HiD 114-01 -Glover 3 0 6, Davis 3 1 7, Waltoer9 021, Butler306, Pal1<s2 2 6, MayoB119, Leary2 4 9, [vans 6 113, Ellis 4 0 B. Totals: 40 9 95. Se¥en Hils (3-71- Grtmme 10 2, Temin 10 3, Kohn 10 127,lohnson306, Wojda 12 4, Mohammed 102, Del1<son 2 0 4. Schultz 10 2. Totals: 20 3 50. Notth Coles• Hill.... 35 18 18 24 -95 Sm!tt Hils __ ,,, 13 11 13 13 -so 3-poinl!liS: NCH 6 (Walker 3, Mayo 2, leary); SH 7 (Temln, 1\ohn 61.

Aiken 65, Dayton Belmont 63 Sophomore forward Raymond Cllambers scored at the buzzer to lilt Aiken. Senior guard lionel Phillips scored 26 points to lead Aiken. illayiH Belmont- Trapps 10 2,Jones 10 2, Roundtree 4 2 l!l. Cu,.,ingham 2 2 6, Brown 5 112, Bennett 1 2 4, Will·.aOls 4 C B, Smith 4 2 10. Watts 3 0 7, Mocre 1 0 2. To~s 23 9 53. Mien (!1-6, SOPI.-N 3-31- Harris 10 2, McCray 10 3, HoweiU 0 2, Taylor 419, Armstead 1 0 2, Stevens 5 111, Phillips 10 4 :>6, ChambeiS 4 2 10. Totals: 27 9 65. Dayton Belmont - 16 24 9 14 63 Aillen ...... _ _ _.. 4 20 15 26 65

3-poirrte.: D 2 (Brown, Watts): A 3 (Phillips 2, McCray).

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Bradshaw 50 10, Prather 0 2 2, Benton 2 0 4, Russ 4 2 10, White 6 0 13. Totals: 27 4 64. Meadowdale- Napier4 514, Lee 113, Spidell5 515. Appelin 2 0 6, Wortham 3 2 9, Bolds 2 0 5, Embry 2 0 5. Totals: 1913 57. Taft ..___,.......... 18 22 12 12 -64

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Lakota East 52, HamiHon 44 ~.Mota East(8-4,GMC7·11- Smith 3 3 9, Strautman 2 0 4, Dews 10 3 25, Kester 2 0 4, Kjos 4 2 B. Totals: 21B 52. Ha-(6-5, 4-31- Fowler 10 2, Fath 10 2, Graf 50 12, Powell4 0 B. Butler2 711, Brown 419. Totals: 17 B 44. Ukota 18 13 11 10 -52

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North Adams 54, E. Brown 53 NorlhAdams(13-0,SHLS.OI- Manning31 7, Copas 5 3 16, Unger 2 5 10, Bolender 0 1 1, Edingfield 2 0 5, Hughes 3 0 6, Bo~on 10 2, Hickey 2 1 7. Totals: 1B1154. Eastern Brown (6-7, 5-21 -Neall 0 3, Beucler 0 55, Hauke 0 2 2, Gosche 4 0 11, Kinder 0 2 2, Michael 50 10, Dabe 113, HendeiSOn 7 3 17. Totals: 1B13 53. 13 12 13 16 -54 Eastern Brown--· 16 12 10 15 -53 3-pointeiS: N 7 (Copas 3, Hickey 2. Unger, Edingfield); E 4 (Gosche 3, Neal).

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CHCA - Richardson B 0 19, Hall 0 2 2, Browne 11 4, PeteiSOn 12 4, Bamhart30B, Scovanner!O 2,Colyer102, Riewald 2 0 4, Chacksfieid 12 4. Totals: !B 7 49. CCD (5-51 - Morelock 4 2 13, Felous 1 2 4, Eden 7 5 20, Graves 4 513, Bernstein 10 2, Seward 3 0 6, Nordloh 11 3. Totals: 2115 61. CIICA---.. ·-·-· ceo _______ _ 14 8 17 10 -49 9 16 18 18 --61 3-pointeiS: CHCA 6 (Richardson 3, Browne, Barnhart 2); CCD 4 (Morelock 3, Eden 1).

Talawanda 75, Edgewood 54 Talawanda- Wilhelm 2 0 6, Even 10 3, Neuman 12 4.. Lagarde 2 B12, Hansel4 0 12, Pritikin B 6 22, Mock 2 0 4, Claytor 4 4 12. Totals: 24 20 75. Edgewood (3-81- Thomas03 3, Oehler2 0 6, Bennett 2 0 4, Stewart 2 0 4, Braun 0 11, House 2 4 B, Bradley B 6 .28. Totals: 1614 54. Tallawanda---· 25 17 20 13 -75 Edcewood .......,_,,, 7 9 23 15' -54 3-pointeiS: T 7 (Hanse14, Wilhelm 2, Even); EB (Bradley 6, Oehler2).

Grllfld. McClain 72, London 40 London (6-8, SCOL 2-51 - Howard 4 1 9, Hill 3 4 10, Gossard 50 10, Pollock 3 110, Heinlein 0 11. Totals: 15 9 40. Goeenlleld McClain 113-0, 7-01 - Wisecup 4 0 12, Howarc 12 4, Rose 10 2. Orr-Zody 10 2, Lyle o!!,Jackson 9 7 25, Webster 54 15, Schottlekotte 2 16, McNeal2 15. Totals: ~5 16 72. 13 10 40 9 8 15 23 16 72 Greenfield Mcaain 18 3-pointeiS: L 1 (Pollock): G 5 (Wisecup 4, Webster, Schottlekotte).

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Ma-(11·2, FAVC--BII-11-Lyon 113, Hunter 3 0 6, Kruslingll3, Conn 9 0 23, Heatherty102, T. Brown 3 411, Z. Brown 1 0 2. Totals: 19 6 50. Anda-soa (4-7, 2-61 -Correll! 0 2, Mackzum 1 0 2, Shingleton 2 0 4, TaiVin 4 0 B, Uttleton 419, Wilkison 3 0 7, Coburn 11 3.,___ Totals: 16 2 35 Mason __ 6 15 7 22 -so 216 611-35 3-pointeiS: M 6 (Conn 5, T. Brown); A 1 (Wilkison).

Dunbar n, Hughes 67 (OT) Dmlbarl12·2, SOPI.5-0I- Williamson 10 2, Cock 11 6 30, Benson 10 2, Cole 7 0 15, AndeiSon 2 0 4, Pogue 10 4 24. Totals: 30 4 77. Hughes lU-3, SOPI.3-21- Hayes 3 2 B, M Graves 52 15, A. GravesB119, Gates 11023, Taylorl02. Totals: 2B 5 67. Dunbar................. 17 18 17 11 14 -77 Hughes - - - - - 14 20 15 14 4 --67 3-pointeiS: 03 (Cock2, Cole); H6(M. Graves3, A.Graves2, Gates).

Deer Park 63, Indian Hill 53 Deer Park (12·11 - Rascona 2 0 4, Finam01e 6 0 16, McHone 12 4, Harrison 5 4 14, Gocdwm 1 0 2, Wilp 1 0 2, Reddish 113, Delany 6 4 lB. Totals: 23 11 53. Indian Hill (3-81 - Kereiakas 2 2 6, Lucien 1 0 3, Ambrose 3 0 7, Scherpenberg 5 0 12. Spatz 1 0 2, Bonekemper6 014, Husky 3 2 B, Hendrtcks 011. Totals: 21 5 53. Deer Park--11 18 15 19 --63 Indian Hll ......--.. 14 19 9 11 -53 3-pointeiS: D 6 (Finamore 4, Delany): IH 6 (Scherpenberg 2, Bonekemper, lucien. Ambrose).

McNicholas 59, Roger Bacon 55 McNiel< (6-6, 3-51 - Foltz 2 6 12, Cooper 5 3 13, Schmidt 2 16, Robinson 0 6 6, Stamper 7 0 14, Holmes 13 6, Thomas l 0 2. Totals: !B 19 59. Roprllacon (4-8, 2-6GCLJ- Simpson 10 3, Koester 4 010, Tingl• 419, Nolan 7115, Rocco 5010, Duffy 31 7, Hilling 0 11. Totals: 24 4 55. McNick .....- ....-.. 11 11 · 13 24 -59 Bacon ..........____ 19 11 14 11 -s5 3-pointeiS: M<'Nick 4 (Foltz 2, Schmidt, Holmes); Bacon 3 (Simpson, Koester 2).

Mariemont 57, Finneytown 55 (OT) Mariemonll5-7, CHL2-61- Holcomb 7 4 20, Baird 4 0 9, Dever5111, Hamme1SmM2 2 6, SizerO 2 2,Jordan 3 2 B, Henson 0 11. !otals: 2112 57. F'.mettown i7·5, 5-31- Ganida 10 2, Ramsey 3 2 B, Thornton 2 2 6, Jar.kson 1 0 2, Jeffries 9 2 20, Okafor 3 2 B, Sibert 3 3 9. Total": 22 11 55. 15 13 13 10 6 -57 F'llll1e)'lawn ......._ 7 16 18 10 4 -ss 3-pointeiS: M 3 (Holcomb 2, Baird).

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Stivers 76, SCPA 55 SCPA- McCray! 13, Seay 319, Avant 6 0 14, Keyes 1 0 2, Richardson 7 0 !7, Roberts 3 4 10. Totals: 216 55. Sllven· Townes lO 122, Jackson 10 2, Hud~ 6 0 12, McQuire 2 0 4, Winforc 0 11, Holloway 113, HarreliB123, Gula 10 2, AndeiSOn:; 0 7. Totals: 32 4 76. SCPA -·---........... 6 18 14 17 -55 llaytm 22 27 12 15 -76 3-pomteiS: SCPA 7 (Seay 2. Avant 2,_Richardson 3); DS B (Townes, Harrell 6, Andetson).

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foday's top game

Elder, Moeller set for GCL showdown By Mike Dyer Er:rwil-er staff writer

·when Moeller coach Carl Kremer des~Tibes Elder, he is reminded of the 2001 state runners-up. "(Elder) has great chemistry,". Kremer said. 'They play the game ·with great intelligence. We very m::ch understand how well we hm·c to play to win." Elder, ranked No.1 in the Associated Press Division I state poll, vi~.;its its Greater Catholic League South ri\'al at 8 p.m. today. The game is sold out Elder (14-0, 8-0) defeated visiting Chami.nade-Julienne 53-51, and Moeller (11-2, 4-1) defeated Roger Bacon 81-24 Friday night. While Elder coach Joe Schoenfeld acknowledges the fair comparison tc 2001, neither he nor Kremer can r~member the last time Elder dcfea!ed Moeller. Schoenfeld knows better than to under•'stimate ~1oeller, which has won or shared the GCL South title nine o~ the past 13 years. The Crusaders were co-champions with St. Xavier last season. Toni:{ht's game originally was schedllied for Dec. 16 but was postponed due to a water main break at Moeller. The teams will play each other noo week (Feb. 3) at Elder. It's a schedule neither coach desires. ''V'Ie scrambled around to find a date," Schoenfeld said. 'The next five days will be equally tough on us. I hav·~n't seen ~1oeller (since last scaso:J.) .~ The Pa1thers are led in scoring and rebotnding by 6-foot-6 center Kyle Rudolph (15.5 ppg. and 8.5 rpg:). In Tuesday's 59-56 win at Altrr. Rudolph had 28 points on 13of-lri shootng from the field. Jmtior g mrds John Bovard (5.2

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ppg and 2.7 apg) and Paul Raterman (7.8 ppg and 2.9 apg) also have been consistent Senior forward Marty Kersting is Elder's best defender. Those players and a strong bench have been key areas for Elder, Schoenfeld said. "We've had some very close games at Purcell (Marian) and Alter," Schoenfeld said. "I think in a good way they are not worrying about the (state) poll. They are worrying about how many games we have in a row, as well as our league." Moeller junior Troy Tabler is averaging 15.4 points and 3.3 assists. Junior forward Terry Martin averages 11.4 points and 6.2 rebounds and has been clutch late in games. "I think Troy is one of best all-

around guards in the city," .Kremer said. "He defends and handles the ba:l well. His overall play has been off the charts." Senior point guard Andrew Gomez (5.4 apg.) has provided needed vocal leadership, and sophomore Qcinn McDowell (9.1 ppg. and 3.3 rpg.) has had clutch shooting, including three 3-pointers in the focrth quarter against St Xavier. Though Moeller has had more talent in recent years with the likes of .Andrew Brackman (North Carolina State) and Josh Duncan (Xavier), Kremer believes Elder deserves theN o. 1 state ranking now. "... Any team that is (undefeated) in the GCL this late in January, you have to take your hat off to than. They have won in some tough gyms," Kremer said.


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Rival coaches share respect By Kyle Burch Community Press Staff Writer

Without respect, rivalries wouldn't exist. There would be no Duke-North Carolina without an appreciation by omi program for what the other has accomplished. Michigan-Ohio State? That would be just another game if not for the knowledge of the history between the two and the understanding of what makes the game so special. . The respect is enjoyed at all levels. It can be found in players past and present who have participated in such rivalries. · It can be seen in the.fans who pride themselves with bragging rights should "their'' team come away with a victory. And it starts with the coaches. The individuals who drive their programs toward every game with equal amounts of vigor and substance, but realize the importance in such meetings which draw such emotion from everyone involved. Moeller and Elder high schools sit in similar situations on opposite sides of the city. Both are private Catholic schools, bo¢ compete in the ultra-competitive Greater Catholic League South division. For (at least) two nights a year both basketball programs meet in one of the fiercest rivalries in the area. Fierce rivals equals undue respect. At the height of this respect are two coaches who have been involved in this rivalry for 15 years- Carl Kremer at Moeller and Joe Schoenfeld at Elder. "I have total respect for Joe and what he has done at Elder," Kremer said. "He is certainly one of the best (coaches) in the state."

The compliments emanate just as freely from Schoenfeld. "Carl does a great job," Schoenfeld said. "I think the Southwest DisSchoenfeld trict as a whole has benefited from what he has done with Moeller in the past. It helps whoever comes out of our district gain respect." The two programs are in the midst of a weird scenario which· has them squaring off on consecu~ tive weekends. Elder took the first contest this weekend at Moeller, when Panther junior Paul Raterman drained a three-pointer at the buzzer for a 68-66 win. . Now instead of moving on; the crosstown rivals are staring at another showdown with bigirnplications. They will play Friday at Elder. Both Kremer and Schoenfeld admit that they didn't even think about what would become of their annual matchups, 15 years ago in their first meeting. But they sure relll:ember the meetings after the fact. When asked to name ·some of the most memorable games they both cited the last game played at Moeller's old gym. The Crusaders Clint Naples hit a last-second shot which sent the Panthers home dispirited, but left the Moeller faithful ecstatic. They also both mentioned a playoff win for Elder in 2001. The Panther victory avenged two regular-season losses to the Crusaders and catapulted Elder to a state finals appearance. In 10 years, Saturday night's game may come up in a similar

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conversation. As . most assuredly, respect. · ' "Moeller has been sort of the standard the last few years for what you want to build towards," Schoenfeld said. "Having to play

them back-to-back like this is get in the gym for these kind. of tough, but it's equal for both of us." games there is some kind of spe"You gotta prepare for every cial feeling." game with the same 'intensity," kburch@communitypress.com Kremer said. "We try not to pre576-8255 pare any differently but once you


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Panthers win CCL South Win first title since 2002 when La Salle upsets St. Xavier By Tom Groescben Enquirer staff writer

The Pit was rocking and Elder was rolling, and the combination was too much for visiting Moeller on Friday night Elder beat t.1oeller 57-50, and in the process the Panthers clinched their first Greater Catholic League South basketball championship since 2002. How loud was The Pit? Just ask Moeller coach Carl Kremer. "I haven't seen this place like this in 10 years," Kremer said of Elder's purple-shirted fans. "It's a credit to (Elder coach) Joe (Schoenfeld) and their players. Every time it seemed we were on the verge of coming back, they made big shots.~ Elder (16-1, 1(}.() GCL South) locked up the league title with two weeks remaining in tl1c season. That's rare in the tough GCLS, but ~1ocller and St Xavier both suffered their third league losses Friday night with just two league games remaining. \Vord spread quickly outside the Panthers' postgame dressing room tl1at La Salle had upset St. Xavier, which guaranteed Elder's league title. "That's good. Then we didn't back into it," Schoenfeld said. "Our defense got us going tonight, and that's how it is \vhen we're playing well. I'm proud of our kids.~ Elder is ranked No. 2 in both the Division I state poll and Enquirer area poll and was coming off its first loss of the year, 62-51 at Oak Hills on Tuesday. Moeller (12-4, 5-3 GCLS) is ranked No.5 in the Enquirer area poll, and the Crusaders were out for revenge after losing at home 68-66 to Elder last Saturday. But Elder steamed to a 9-0 lead and was never headed. The Panthers got up by as many as 12 points andheld on after Moeller cut it to three, 49-46 with 1:18left. From there, Elder made eight straight free throws. Senior guard Brian Hamrick led Elder with 15 points. Hamrick said Elder was determined to bounce back from tl1e Oak Hills loss. "Y.le were more pumped up more than ever, after losing," Hamrick said. "We wanted to get back on the floor right then. It brought us back down to earth a little." Hamrick helped key an Elder defense that forced Moeller into 19 turnovers. Elder itself committed 13 turnovers and shot just 41.7 percent from the floor. Moeller shot 43.2 percent But Elder's defense helped limit Moeller to just

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ward Terry ~1artin with 22 points. Martin was a perfect ll-for-ll from the field- mostly inside shots- and also had six rebounds. Junior guard Troy Tabler had 11 points, six rebounds. six steals and four assists for Moeller. Schoenfeld said that Elder, after a tough stretch of four games over the past week. got back :o basics. "We were conccntn1ting maybe too much on the otl1er ·:earns and

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'GCL South Elder clinched the South division, so tonight will be a tuneup for next week's sectional tournament The Panthers (17-2, 10-1), ranked No. 3 in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, hosts No. 8 La Salle (12-7, ~3) at 8 p.m. Elder defeated Colerain 66-33 Tuesday night Sophomore Kyle Rudolph is averaging 15.2 points and 8.6 rebounds for Elder. Moeler at St. Xavier: Senior guard Michael Bennett scored a season-high 19 points to lead ¡ Moeller over McNicholas 67-53 Tuesday night Senior David Gedeon had 11 points in the Bombers' 7345 win over Alter. The Crusaders (14-5, 7-4) defeated St X 54-52 in overtime ]an. 20. Junior Troy Tabler averages 14.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists for No. 10 Moeller. Walt Gibler is averaging 14.9 points and 1. 7 blocks for No. 6 StX

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Moeller senior guard Michael Bennett had a season-high 19 points as host Moeller defeated McNicholas 67-53 Tuesday night. The Crusaders, ranked No. 10 in The Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, play at No. 6 St. Xavier at 8 p.m. Friday. McNicholls (10.91- Foltz 2 612, Cooper 317, Yards 1 0 2, K. Thomas 1 2 4, Barren I 0 3. Robinson 2 0 4, Stamper3 410, Ross,! 02, Zerhusen 113, G. Thomas 3 0 6. Totals:: 18 14 53. Mooller(14-51- WoekO 11, Gomez2 0 5, Bennett 7 3 19, Schnelder2 04, Mc0olliell3 09, Tabler3 411, Martin 5 3 13, Wulker 10 2, Rack 113. Totals: 2412 67. McNicholls ·-··--··· 8 18 5 24 -53

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Senior guard Nick Wolf scored 16 points to lead St Xavier over visiting Moeller 64-53 Friday night Sophomore center Walt Gibler added 14 points for the Bombers, ranked No.6 in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll. Moeller (1~, CCL 7·51- Rack 2 0 6. Bennett 10 2. Sylvester! 03, McOoweiiS 216, Tabler3 411, Manln 6315. Totals: 18 9 53. SL x..lor (16-4, 9-31 ·Scherer I 0 3, Gedeon 4 0 10, Rles 12 5, Glbler6214, Veith 2 04, Budde3 06, Wo~3 716, Aluise 1 4 6. Totals: 2115 64. Moeller ......._._ 11 14 12 16 -53 SL x..lor - -

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Steve Pogue OAK HILLS The senior averaged 14.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He was special mention all-state and first-team all-district.

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The senior averaged 27.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, two steals and 1. 7 assists. He was first-team all-state and GMC player of the year.

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The senior averaged 10.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 2.2 steals and 2.2 assists. He was second-team all-state and first-team all-district

The senior averaged 19.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals. He was special mention all-state and first-team all-district

The junior averaged 16.1 points, five assists, 4.8 steals and 3.1 rebounds. He was honorable mention all-state and second-team all-district.

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The sophomore averaged 15.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He was· second-team all-district and GCL South player of the year.

The senior averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2. 7 assists. He was second-team all-district and FAVC Buckeye player of the year.

The junior averaged 17.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks. He was second-team all-district and first-team aii-GMC.

The senior averaged 15.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals. He was third-team all-district and first-team aii-GCL South.

The senior averaged 13 points, 4.8 rebounds, three assists and 2.3 steals. He was third-team all-district and first-team aii-GMC.

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The senior averaged 16.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.·1 assists. He was honorable mention all-district and first-team aii-GMC.

The junior averaged 20.2 points, 3.8 assists and three rebounds. He was honorable mention all-district and first-team aii-FAVC Buckeye.

The junior averaged 13.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.6 assists. He was honorable mention all-district and first-team aii-GCL South.

The junior averaged 14 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals. He was honorable mention all-district and first-team aii-GCL South.

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Honorable mention Aiken - Raymond Chambers, Lionel Phillips, Eric Reese; Amelia - Nick Davis, Clay Taylor, Keenan Huff; Anderson - Matt Shingleton, Ryan Tarvin; Colerain - Eugene Clifford; Elder - Paul Raterman, Brian Hamrick, Marty Kersting, John Bovard; Fairfield - Elliott Riggins, Matthew Mink; Glen Este - Kyle McCalla, Matt Winegardner; Hamilton - Eric Graf, Justin Schulteiss, Ryan Butler; Harrison - Andy White; Hughes - Yancey Gates, Marrion Graves; Kings - Brett Kies, Sean Keller; Lakota East - Casey Kjos, Rafee Smith; Lakota West - Matt Karaffa, J.C. Casper, Vince Cook, Todd Mayberry; La Salle - Tony Schmidt, Ben Martin, Dan McElroy, Sean Hennessy; Labanon- Josh Shepherd, Derek Heileman; Loveland - Bobby Capobianco, Ross Siekman; Mason- Matt Hunter, Andy Krusling, Tyler Lyon; Middletown - Bill

Edwards, Phillip Barnett; Milford - A.J. Salerno, Ben Elsen; Moeller- Terry Martin, Quinn McDowell, Michael Bennett, Andrew Gomez; Mount Healthy - Wand Newman, Anthony Billups, Rayshawn Green, John Brown; Northwest Todd Davis, DeMario Pleasant, Seth Eckerlin; Oak Hills - Mike Bardo, Tyler McDonough, Alex Richmond, Justin Steigerwald; Princeton - Ezra Bradshaw, Robert Jackson, Deantray Stevens; St. Xavier- Walt Gibler, Nick Wolf, Alex Albright; Sycamore - Robby Peters, Kyle Battle; Walnut Hills- Dominique Hawkins; Western Brown - Michael Smith, Drake Williams; Western Hills - Rafael Cuellar, Justin Austin; Wilmington - Dennis Nance, Desmond Nance, T.J. McNair; Winton Woods - Rod Geralds, Taylor Bradley; Withrow - Anthony McBride, Hakim McCullar.


Boys' basketball roundup

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Junior guard TroyTabler made a layup with three seconds left in overtime to lift host Moeller over St. Xavier 54-52 Friday night . Moeller, ranked No. 6 in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, came bacl} .from a 12-point fourth-quarter. deficit. St X is No.4. · Tabler had 19 points, four steais and three assists. St. Xavier sophomore Walt Gibler had 18 points. St. X (9-31 - Sherer 0 2 2, Gedeon 4 7 15, Ries 2 0 5, 'Gibler5 71B, Budde 2 0 4, Wolf216, AlbrightO 2 2. Totals:

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North College Hill 95, Seven Hills 50 Juiuors Bill Walker imd OJ. Mayo com'Qined for. 40 points tp lead No.1 North College Hill. . Seven Hills sophomore guard Drew Kohn led all scorers with 27, including six 3-pointers. North Conpge Hill (14-01 -Glover 3 0 6; Davis 3\ 7,

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Taft 64, Meadowdale 57. Taft (12-11- Gray 4 0 12, Torben·3 0 7, Revels 3 0 6·,

Bradshaw 5010, Prather02 2, Benton 2 04, Russ4210, White 6 0 13. TotalS: 27 4 64. Meadowdale- Napier 4 514,lee 113, Spldel/5 515, Appelin 2 0 6, Wortham 3 2 9, Bolds 2 0 5, Embry 2 0 5. Totals: 19 13 57. Taft;____ 18 22 12 12 ~ 21 Mead~le-2 22 12 -57 3-polnters: T6 (Gray 4, Torbert. White); M 6 (Napier, Appelin 2, Wortham, Bolds, Embry) .

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Lakota East (S-4, GMC7·11- Smith 3 3 9, Strautman 2 0 4, Dews 10 3 25, Kester 2 0 4, Kjos 4 2 B. Totals: 218 52. Hamilton (6-5, 4-31- Fowler I 0 2, Fath 10 2, Graf 50 12. Powel/4 0 8, Butler 2 7 11, Brown 41 9. Totals: 17 8 44. Talawanda- Wilhelm 2 0 6, Even 10 3, Neuman 12 4., Lakota East-18 13 11 10 -52 . Lagarde 2 812, Hansel4 012, Plitikin B 6 22, Mock 2 0 4, HamHion ....._ _ 12· 7 .. , 14 11 -44 Claylor 4 4 12. Totals: 24 20 75. Edgewood (3-81- Thomas 0 3 3, Oehler2 0 6, Bennett 3-pointers: L£ 2 (Dews 2); H 2 (Graf 2).2 04, Stewan2 04, BraunD 11. House2 4·8, Bradley8 6 .28. Totals: 1614.54. · TalaWanda·-·--· 25 17 20 13 -75 1 Edgewood............... 7 9 23 15 -54 3-polnters: T 7 (Hansel4, Wilhelm 2, Even); E8 (Bradley 6, tlorth Adams 113-0, SHL 8-01- Manning 3 1 7, Copas Oehler 2). 5 3 16, Unger 2 5 10, Bolender 0 1 1, Edingfield 2 0 5, Hu;ifles 3 0 6, Bohon 10 2, Hickey 2 1 7. Totals: 181154,. Eastern Brown (6-7, 5-21- Neall 0 3, BeuclerO 55, Hauke 0 2·2, Gosche 4 0 11, Kinder 0 2 2, MichaelS 0 !0, Dabe 113, Henderson 7 3 17. Totals: !B 13 53; London (6-8, SCOL 2·51- Howard 419, Hill3 4 10, North Adams-- 13 12 13 16 -54 Gossard 50 10, Pollock 3 110, Heinlein 0 11. Totals: 15 9 40. Eastern Brown-- 16 12 10 1.5 -53 Greenfield McClain (13-0, 7·OJ , Wisecup 4 0 12, 3-polnters: N 7 (Copas 3, Hickey 2; Unger, Edingfield); E 4 Howard 12 4, Rose 10 2, 0"-Zody 1 02,lyleO !!,Jackson (Gosche 3, Neal), 9 7 25, Webster 5 415, Schottlekotte 2 1 6, McNeal2 15.

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McNicholas 59, Roger Bacon 55 McNick (6-6, 3-5) - Foltz 2 6 12, Cooper 5 3 q, Schmid\216, Robinson 0 6 6,Stamper 7 014, Holmes 13 6,Thomas 1 0·2. Totals: IBI9 59. · Roger Bacon (4-8, 2-6 GCLI- Simpson 1 0 3, Koester 40 !O,Tingle419,Nolan 7115,Rocco5 010, Dufly317, Hilling 0.11. Totals: 24 4 55. McNick---·11 11 · 13 24 -59 Bacon·---·--' 19 11 14 11 -55 3-pointers: McNick 4 (Foltz 2, ·Schmidt. Holmes); Bacon 3 (Simpson, Koester 2). ·

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Mariemoril (5-7, CHL 2-61- Holcomb 7 4 20, Baird 4 Dever5111, Hammersmith2 2 6, Sizer02 2,J9rdanJ 2 14 20 15 14 4 -67 . 09, 8, Henson 0 11. Totals: 2112 57. · · · 3-pointers: D3 (Cook2, Cole); H 6 (M. Graves 3, A. Graves2, F'mnejlown (7·5, 5-31- Canida 10 2, Ramsey 3 2 B, Gates). Thornton 2 2 6, Jackson 1 0 2, Jeffries 9 2 20, Okafor 3 2 8, Sibert 3 3 9. Totals: 22 11 55. Mariemont-·-· 15 13 13 10 6 -57

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Pta,aroftheyear: RaymarM(]rgan, Canton McKinley.

Coaches of the year: Dave Hoover. Canton McKmley; Jonn Cotman, Lancaster; Everett Heard, Bedford. SECOND TEAM: CllldiHter, LAikota West, fi.8, or.; 10.8; William Buford, Tol. ~bbey, 6-5, soph., 22.; Jonathan Dunn, Tol. StJohn's, 6-3, sr., 19.1: Darryl Roberts, Tol. St. Francis, 6-0,sr., 18.1 Mario Edwards, Mass. Washington, 6-2, sr., 16 7 Kosta Koufos, Canton GlenOak, 7-1, Jr., 24.0. TIIIRD tEAM: Lamar Skeeter, Kettering Fairmont, 5·10. Jr..19.9; Kyle Uglltner, Tol. Scott, 5-8, sr. 16.3: Marcus PaMo;er, Canton McKinley, 5-8, sr., 11.0 Kenny Frease. Mass. Perry, 6-11, soph .. 18.6; Matt Streng, Upper M1ngton. 6-2. sr .. l9.7; Chris \'lngllt. Trotwood-Madison, 6-7, Jr., 16.5. SpodoiJeff Cumberland, Cols. Brookhaven; Mike Hams. Cols Marion-Franklin; Adrlo• GravRt Hughes; Steve Pogue, Qak Hils: Delvon Roe, Lakewooa St Edward; Kyle Brown, StrorgsVJIIe. Rudy Ku'bus, Cle·Je. St Ignatius; Kyle Ca1ola, Parma Normandy; Alex SlJIII· van. Pamesv111e R1vers1de: Thaddeus Gibson, Euclid; Louis Tumblin, Elyria; Danny Hoskins. Lora1n Adm1ral K1ng, William Thomas, E. Cleve. Shaw: Tyrone Boiden. Cleve JFK; Da1twan Epp.nger, Garfield Hts M1chael Pofl'im, Mass. Washington; N1ck Sales. Barberton. ErricK McCollum, Canton GlenOak; Bnan MorroVt, Stow; Ricky .Jackson, canton McKinley; Adam Gries, Fre'T'IOntRoss.

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DIVISION II FIRST TEAM: Daequan Cook. DaytCJn Dunbar 6-foot-5. senior, 25 6 points per game: Jon 01eb1er, tJpper Sandusky, 6-7, Jr., 35.5; Jimmy Langhurst, Wt!lard, 5-11. sr., 30.9; Marcus Johnson, Akr. SVSM, 6-3, sr., 18.3; Ltnc Rottman, WoosterTriway, 6-2, sr.. 16.7: Dente Jackson, Greenfield McClain, 6-5, jr., 28.7; Sean Elliott, Canal Winchester, 6-1. sr, 26.1: .ftndy Kilgore, Dresden Tn-Valley, 6-6, sr., 19.6, Tyler Sparks, Olmsted Falls, 6-4, Jr., 21.4; Joe Davis, War· rensv1ile Hts., 6-0, sr., 28.1 P\ayer of the yean Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar Coaches of the yeer: Sam Davis. New Albany: Greg Vaughn, Zanesville Maysville; Steven White. Akr. Buchtel; Keith Snoddy, Wooster Tnway. SECOND TEAM: Mike Fout, Cols. Hamilton TVtp., 6-5, sr.. 22.4, Andfew Bobalik. E. Llvef'l)Ool, 6·2, sr., 25.8; lluth While, Taft, 6-2, sr., 23.2, E'an Blak;!, Circleville Logan Elm. 6·2 sr .19.0. Kyle Hallook, Sandusky Perkms. 6-1. Jr.. 21.D. Rydell Brooks. Akr. Buchtel, 6-1, sr.. 27.5. TIIRD TEAM: EhJar. Allen Cols DeSales. 6-4 Jr.,11.0, Jake Worley, New Albar.y, 6-5. sr .18.5: Greg Borojev1ch. Cols. Centennial. 6-6. sr, 2D 8; Damellfft. D(]11e•. 6-3, Kellen Zawadsk1, T,pp Cit) Tippecanoe. 6-3. jr., 16 8; Jamie Breneman, WoosterTri.,..ay, 6-D, sr., 17.7: Arltwon Ervin., CantonS., 6-2, sr .. 17.0: Kodey Haddox, Zanesville, 6-1. Jr., 15.1.

Spoeiallvan Smtth, Zanesville MaysvJIIe; Dar. M11leson. Cadiz Hamson Cent; Jason McKeegan, Wintersville 1nd1ar. Creek; Matt Spears, Carrollton; Danny MeKMUn, Liltkl MIHII; Brian SCott. Day Cham;nade-Julienne; Myles Trempe, St ParisGraha'Tl Jared Larson, Lane. Fairfield Union; Corey Cottrell. Chill. U'l 1ota: Tirrell Cumbenand, Hillsboro; Alex Barth, Vincent Wal""en; Andlony Hitchens, Ch1llicod1e; Reid Arnold. Jackson; Joe Caruso, Rocky River; Trevor Wenzel!, Bay Village Bay: Colin Voreis, Vermilion: Rudy E~·ans, C!e·

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Elijah Cunningham, Cols. Beechcroft; Terrence Pearsoo, Cols. Mifflin, Kent Pnce. Plam Crtv Jonatl:an Alder, Ronn1e Steward, Cols. Eastmoor ACad ; Scott Tllom:~s, Delaware Buckeye Val.: MattWareh1me. New ConcoKI John Glenn; Chad West. Dresden Tri-VaiJey. Logan Aronhalt, Zanesville: Justin Linscott. Cambridge: Sen Hodkinson. Cadiz Harrison Cent.. Bryce Sanbom. Dover: David Swanson, Warsaw R•\'er View· Zach Cmlaros, Steubenville; All ron Pogue. Day. Dur'lbar, ConnorWebef, W)'ollltnc; Danny Brunner. Kettering Alter; Steve Oees. Day. Chaminade-Jullen'lP.; Sc:allleSibori,,....,.....;EddleGray,Taft Kyle Reichelderfer, CircleVIlle Logan Elm: RJ Brown. Cif· ciEVille; Chris Givens. Chillicothe. Corey Wtli~e Chill Umoto, K.C. ChristJan. Ironton Rock H111: Justin Hilton Waverly;. Dustin Guthrle, McArtnur VlntDn Cour.ty: Chase Burge, Lane. Fairfield umon; Dan Callahan, Chagnn Falls; A.dam Johnson. Perry: Andy O'Keefe Perry; Andrew W1egafld, Ober11n F1relanos: B.J Baran. Bay Village Bay: Julian Mangano Painesv11ie Harvey: PalJ! R1ce Huntmg Val. Univ. Schoo!: Cory Emenne. O!msteo. Fails: Alex Richey, Geneva: Devonne Joh'"lson. Pa1resv111e Harvey: Shalle Young, Belort w Bra'lch; Mike Rounsavall, Canfield; Nate Ogg, Canal Fulton NW; Cory Bourqum. CantonS.; Brandon Sho1, DrN!IIe: Dustin Opalka, Cortland Lake\i1ew: Edd1e MackieWICZ, Cortlar,d Lakeview Matt Warren. Copley. Chns Bl>'ms, Alliance; .Jerem1 Martin, Canton nmken Donald Garth,Akr. Buchtei;Josn Calver. Shelby; Adam Johns, St. Marys Memonal; Sam Bastiar., To1. Cent. cath. Chris Villalovos, Wauseon; Shane .Johnston. Norwalk

Boys' basketball pairings Ohio COLUMBUS, OhiO (A.P) - Pamngs for tt1e 2006 boys state DaskettJall tournament tD be played at Val· ue Cit) Arena:

DIVISION I Semifinals Can. McKmley (23-2) vs. Tol. StJohn's (21-5), Fnday, 5:15p.m.; Trotwood-Madison (20·5) vs. Lancaster (24-:), Friday, B 30 p.m. Championship: Saturday, 8:30p.m.

DIVISION II Semifinals Woostet"Triway (25-0) vs. Cols. DeSales (19 6) Friday, 10:45 a.m.;Akr. SVSM (21-3) vs Day. Dunba' (24-2), Fnday, 2 p.m. Championship: Saturday, 5:15p.m

DIVISION Ill Semifinllls Archbold (21-4) vs. North College Hill (24-1), Thursday, 5:15p.m.; Cle. VASJ (20-6) vs. Wheelersbuill (23-2), Thuoday, 8;30 p.m. Chsmpionsh\p: Saturday, 2 p.m. I

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Troy Tabler figured to sleep well Friday night after his near triple-double for the Moeller basketball team. Tabler, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, had 10 points and led Moeller in rebounds (10) and assists (nine) as the visiting Crusaders beat Purcell Marian 7353 in a Greater Catholic League game. "Troy is a guy who has to do a lot for us," Moeller coach Carl Kremer said. "He played a lot of minutes (27 of a possible 32), and as a point guard he led us in rebounding. That's a testament to his competitiveness." Tabler is Moellers top returning scorer (9.2 ppg last year) but has ~hduiaered' ari ¡ even larger burden in the Crusaders' first two games. Tabler, normally a shooting guard, has filled in at the point while senior Andrew Gomez has missed the season's first two games for what Kremer called "a team issue." "I need to score for us, but I don't need to be firing up shots all night," Tabler said. "We have good balance. We have a lot of scorers, and I think you saw that tonight" Moeller indeed had five doublt?digit scorers, including sophomore forward Quinn McDowell (15), senior guard Michael Bennett (13), junior forward Terry Martin (12), junior center JJ. Grycko (11) and Tabler (10). Moeller, by Kremer's own admission, lacks the big-name stars o.f its 2003 state champion and '05 state Final Four teams. Stars such as Andrew Brackman, Josh Duncan, Bubba Walther, Ryan Childress, Tyler see MOELLER, Page C6

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A LOOK AT THE 2005-06 HIGH SCHOOL SEASON

Greater Catholic League

CHCA, Lockland picked to win South wide open; Bacon is,North favorite Because of its experience, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is the favorite in the Scarlet Division under first-year coach Steve Farquhar. North College Hill is not eligible for the league title since it is not playing home-and-Jiome games based on an agreement with the league. Lockland, the firstMVC opponent for NCH Dec. 6, is the favorite in the Gray Division. Senior guard/forward DaJuan Hartis averaged 20 points. Coach Paul Andrews begins his first season at Lockland after coaching Princeton last season. St. Bernard, a district champion last season, returns three key players in forward Aaron Byrd and guards Ben Haarman and Tony Granger.

The Greater Catholic League will be strong again, and South Division coaches believe it is wide open. St. Xavier, which was the Division I state runner-up last season, will be led by 6-foot-4 senior guard and all-league selection David Gedeon, along with senior guard Nick Wolf. Moeller is young, with only three seniors, and will count on the leadership of senior point guard Andrew Gomez.

Ro~er Baco:n is the favorite in the GCL ~orth despite Chanunade-Juilienne having won the past three North ti· tles. · · The Spartru;1s have four returning starters, including 6-8 senior forwar0l Nick Duffy (12.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg). Fonner assistant coach Brian Neal succeeds Bill Brewer as Roger Bacon's head coach.

SCARLET DIVISION In order of predicted finish; except NCH*, which is ineligible for the MVC crown . In order of predicted finish

Moeller COACH: Carl Kremer (25 7• , 109) J LAST SEASON: 22-4 (10-2) '. KEY PLAYERS: GTroy Taplen FTerr}' Martin, PG Andrew Gomez) GMike Bennett. . OUROOK: The Crusaders are: young, with only three seniors. Ta; bier, a junior, was s.econd-team , all-league last season after aver-, aging eight pointsa game. Martin, a 6-6 junior forward, was a key bench player lastseason. Gomez, (3.5 apg, 3.0 ppg), a senior, is a: returning starter. Bennett started ' five games and averaged· five points. Much will be expected of Gomez, Tabler and Bennett on the perimeter.

St: Xavier COACH: Scott Martin (185-86) LAST SEASOI\1: 21-6 (10-2) ' KEY PLAYERS: FMark Veith, · F Alex Albright, GJoe Ries, GNick Wolf, G David Gedeon. OIJTLOOK:' Martin said the difference could be whethe.r the Bombers are balanced in scoring. Gedeon (10 ppg), a 6-4 senior, ' has improved his ball-handling. Seniors Veith and Albright are solid rebounders. The schedule includes Division II state champion Upper Sandusky and Division Ill champion North College Hill.

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North College Hill's frontline of Keen11n Ellis (from left), O.J. Mayo and Bill Walker is as formidable as any and a reason NCH i:; ranked sixth in USA Today-'s preseason rankings.

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COACH: Jamie Mahaffey (50-1,9) LAST SEASON: 27-1 (13-0) KEV PLAYERS: G O.J. Mayo, F Bill Wt1ll1er, C Keenan Ellis, F Andre Evans, GDamon Butler, G · Nathaniel Glover. OUROOK: The defending Division Ill state champions return USA Today Super 25 players Mayo (27.1 · ppg),.Walker(19.7) and Ellis (15.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg). The Trojans, ranked No. 6 in the USA Today preseason .poll, will face a national schedule this season. The · Trojans have eight returning players.

COACH: Walt McBride (43-33) LAST SEASON: 7-14 (5-8) KIEV PLAYERS: G Pat Madden, GDan Cosgrove, F Austin Berry, GChris Meininger, G David Koepfer. OUTLOOK: Cosgrove, a junior, and Madden, a senior who averaged 14 points, are the prominent players. Berry, a 6-2 junior, averaged nine rebounds per game. Meininger missed most of last season with a knee injury. Koepfer provides3-point shooting.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy COACH: Steve Farquhar (fist_year; 11-63 ovfu'all) LAST SEASON: 6-15 (5-8) . I KEV PLAYERS: GAndrew Peterson, FJenny Riewald, F Michael Chacksfield, GRyan Collado, GJarrod Richardson, G Cart Hall. OUROOK: Farquhar begins his first season at CHCA after leading Lockland last season. This squad might get off to a slow start because six players were on the state final four football team. Five starters return. Peterson, a junior, was the team's leading scorer last season (10 points per game). Riewald and Chacksfieldaveraged eight points. Look for and uptenipo approach to take advantage of its depth.

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COACH: Willie Hill (8-15) LAST SEASON: 8-15 (4-8) KEY PLAYERS: G Riley Grimme, F Ahmad Muhammad, G Drew Kohn. · OUTLOOK: Grimme, a senior; averagedl2 points and two steals. Hill said there is "renewed energy" this season and hopes to capitalize on that.' Muham. mad averaged .four points while a sophomore. Kahn averaged double figures in the postseason.

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Lockland COACH: Paul Andrews (first year, 301-177 overall) LAST SEASON: 23-3 (10-2) KEY PLAYERS: G/F DaJuan Harris, GMack ·Ogletree, F/C Antoine Wilhite. OUTLOOK: Andrews takes over at Lockland after announcing his retirement from Princeton after last . season. Andrews and Lockland athletic director Ken Meibers were roommates at Union College (Ky.). Harris, a senior who was an Enquirer first-team selection as a junior, averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and three assists. Ogletree and Wilhite give the team athleticism, but depth is a concern.

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La Salle's ·Bobby Austin, a 6-3 junior, is a deadly shooter and son of former University of Cincinnati standout by. the same· name. Aus- · tin will lead the impmvedLancers ..

·COACH: Joe Schoenfeld (20 7 116) ' LAST SEASON: 13-9 (7-5) KEY PLAYERS: F Brian Ham rick, G Paul Raterman, C Kyle · Rudolph;'F·Marty Kersting.OUTlOOK: The Panthers hav1 a goop mix of returning players · and talented newcomers that must continue to develop. Schoenfeld believes defense mus improve but feels shooting is a , strength. Kersting, a senior for- , ward, is a solid rebounder and de fender. Hamrick, a senior forward~ is a leader. Rudolph, at 6-6, could have an impact. Ratermaii is a clutch shooter.

La Salle COACH: Dan Fleming (223142) LAST SEASOI~: 14-9 (7 -5) KEY PLAYER!$: GBobby Austin, CBen Martin, GSean Hennessy, F Danny McElroy, FTony· Schmidt. 1 OIJTLOOK: The Lancers, who, have five consecutive winning seasons, are young but very talented and athletic. Fleming thinks this isa squad that will get better later in the season. Austin, a 6-3~ junior, is a good shooter. Martin, 6:6 junior, is a stmng rebounder. McElroy will be one of the area's; top freshmen.

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COACH: Mike Radtke (24-25) lAST SEASON: 12-13 . KEY PLAYERS: F/C Aaron Byrd, G Ben Haar, man, GTony Granger. ' · OliTLOOK: This will be a much quicKer team than last season's district champion.·Six players return, including seniors Byrd and Haarman. Byrd, a 6-2 forward, led in rebounding and Haarman ~ver­ aged 15 points. Byrd averaged 12 points and 7.5 rebounds and is a three-year starter. Grcmger, a junior, averaged !our points and three rebOunds.

RCJger Bacon COACH: Brian Neal (first year) LAST SEASON: 11-10 (8-6) KEY PLAYERS: CNick Duffy, FJosh Nolan, F Kurt Rocco, G David Stevens, GChad Koester. · OIJTLOOM.: With four starters returning, the Spartans are the favorite to capture the division title. Neal, a 1990 Roger Bacon graduate, succeeds Bill Brewer, who is the Princeton coach. Duffy (12.0 ppg, '6.0 rpg) was an· Enquirer first-team selection. Neal said he wants the program to be revived and be more than "just average" after it won the Division II state title in 2002. Nolan and Koester were ·GeL second-team picks. ·

Cincinnati Christian COACH: Ronnie Grandison (20-43) LAST SEASON: 4-17 (0-11) KEY. PLAYERS: GKyle Thomas, FTyilerTotten. · OUROOK: Thomas and Totten are retu·rning starters and should be the. leaders. Tottem led the team in rebounding the past two seasom~. averaging · 10 points and nine rebounds. With six SfH7iOIS, Grlmdison likes the direction of the program. Freshmen Nate Brusman (guard) and David Mann (forward) are promising newcomers.

Alter COACH: Joe Petrocelli (707-242) LAST SEASON: 7-14 (5-9) KEY PlAYERS: GA.J. Savino, GJ.J. Laumann, C Danny Bruner, G Chris Kohls. · ·. . • OURO.OK: Savino, a senior, averaged 6,5 points and 2.5 steals. Bruner, a senior and a Division I prospect, averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 rebounds. Alter has not won a league title since 2001. .

New Miami COACH: Brian Bailer (first year) LAST SEASON: 9-11 (4-7) . .KEY PLAYERS: F Calvin Williams, FJosh Lynch, · G Adam Forch, GErik Pearson · · OUROOK: Bailer begins his first season after coaching the junior varsity the past two years. The strength will be the front court. Williams, a 6-3 senior and the lone returning starter, averaged nine points and seven rebounds. Lynch, a 6-3 senior, av- . eraged seven points and five rebounds.

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McNicholas COACH: Pat Stricker (28-37) LAST SEASON: 6-15 (4-10) .KEY PLAYERS: GJeff Foltz, CAndy Stamper. ·. ' OUTLOOK: McNick will be led by six seniors, iive of who.m saw playing time last season. Foltz and Stamper, both seniors, are ' players to watch. Foltz averaged 7.7 points, 3.4 assists and two •. steals. StC~mper averaged eight points and 4.2 ·rebounds. '

Purcell Marian COACH: RaJndy Reeder (60-113) LAST SEAS\XlN: 6-16 (2-12) ' . , KIEV PLAVr::ms: FWard Banks, GDrew Reeder, F Fred Willis,:<> Martel Carter, (G Cameron Riley, F Dwayne Fowler, FShaun · McPheron. OUTLOOM.::·IThis squad can go nine orlO deep and will play an uptempo style,.iReeder thinks the Cavaliers coulcl challenge for a· ·\ec.~~:>e \\\\"". 'i>cmks, a senior, was the team's second-leading scar':. er 1\nd reba under. Drew Reeder was among the North leaders in ;. assists (65) last season. Willis; a 6-5 junior, averaged 12.1 pointS and was first-team aii-GCL.

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COACH: Nick Argentati (first year) LAST SEASON: 4-17 (3-11) COACH: Joe Staley (259-208) KEY PLAYERS: GEddie Brown, .G Ryan Baker. LAST SEASON: 16-8 (10-4) OUTLOOK: This is a very young squad. Argentati will stress th'e KEY PLAYERS: PG Steve Dees, G Donovan Potter, G Evan Aluptempo game to make up for a lack of height. Brown, a 6-2ju-. len, F Alex Johnson, PG Brian Scoti, FJoe Sa luke. nior, averaged 7.2 poirits, 2.9 rebounds .and 2.5 assists as a , OUROOK: Defense should be the team's strength. Charnisophomore starter. He will miss eight to 10 weeks with a fractured nade-Julienne gave up only. 43 points a game -a school record. finger, according to Argentati. Baker, a 5-11 junior, was43.5 ' C-J needs to develop depth and size. This will.be an up-tempo · percent from the .3-point line. · squad led by Scott. bees, a senior, averaged eight points, three · assists and two steals.

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·Aakota West choice to :win the league championship Fairborn appears· class Lakota West begins the season as the favorite in the Greater Miami ·nference. The Firebirds return three third-year starters. Guard Todd wherry and center Josh Chichester form one ofthe best inside-outside nbinations in the area. Oak Hills, with a veteran lineup that includes Division I recrtrlts Mike·

Bardo and Steve Pogue, is expected to challenge West for the top spot. Princeton, under new coach Bill Brewer, will be one of the more athletic teams in the league, and will try to repeat as league champion.: Lakota East was to-GMC champion with Princeton last season, and returns GMC player of the year James Dews.

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:ota West :OACH: Mike Mueller (538-264) AST SEASON: 19-4 (13-3) :lEY PLAYERS: CJosh Chichester, dd Mayberry, F Matt Karaffa, GJC Jer. IUTLOOK: Lakota West has a deep ran team with four start.ers returning. eniors Chichester, Mayberry and Jer are in their third year as starters. went 15-8 as sophomores. Chichr (13.5 ppg, 9 rpg, 3 bpg) is an State football recruit planning to on to'the basketball team. Mayber4.5 ppg) is the team's best outside •ter, making 49 percent of his 3t attempts last season. 'est returns eight total letterman last season, and adds 6-foot-5 forVince Cook, who led the junior var:eam in scoring a~d rebounding.

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COACH: Todd Grimm (53-76) LAST SEASON: 14-9 (P-7) KEY PLAYERS: GJosh Dow, GBilly Carroll Harchick, G/F Josh Copeland, F/C JarCOACH: Herman Burger (134-89) rod Smith, G Don Houser, G/F Freddie .LAST SEASON: 14-9 (8-6) Williams, C Dirk D'erneville. KEY PLAYERS: C Craig Elam, G OUTLOOK: Retaining ai.l but one Tony Chitwood, FJosh King, G Malacki Hursh. · starter, Grimm said he fee!:s good about the team's potentia':. Guards OUTLOOK:- With six varsity players Dow (23 ppg, 5 apg, 4 rpg, 3 steals playing in the foothall playoffs, Carroll per game), who is chasing 1,000 had a difficult preseason. Returning career points and Harchick (19.5 ppg) starter Elam (15.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg) Is a will lead the team, while Grimm hopes 72 percent shooter from the free-throw to develop ·6-foot-9 D'erne.ville into a line. Chitwood, King and Hursh (7 · Division I prospect. Grimm expects Co- ppg) all have experience; Burger ex- · peland (16.5 rpg) to reach, double dig- . pects them to step up. Burger has its in scoring and reboundtng. high hopes for sophomore guard Kevin Vest.

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l Vikings will be one of the more c teams in the GMC, an asset Brewer hopes will offset the lack >rath (8 ppg) and Bradshaw (7 ill be keys on the perimeter for ings aftershooting 44 and 37 t; respectively, from 3-point range

lCH: Wally Vickers (186-153) iT SEASON: 18-3 (14-2) rPLAYERS: GJarnes Dews, F Kjos, C Andrew Strautman. I'LOOK: Dews (22 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 ; a University of Miami recruit, and griing GMC player of the year. NS, Kjos (5 rpg) and returning let1 Strautman, Rafee.Smith and >tarkey lead an exciting offense 1akes East one of the favorites of

last season's league champs. Springboro is shooting for a 14th .consecutive winning season.

· Fairborn

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OACH: Bill Brewer (196-120) ItST SEASON: 19-3 (14-2) EY PLAYERS: Ben McGrath, Ezra ;haw, Rob Jackson. mOOK: After winning a share of MC title, Princeton enters this year 1new coach and slightly different

The loss of a strong senior class at Springboro has created a power vacuum in the Mid-Miami League Nort;h Division, 'but it looks as if Fairborn has all the returning talent to fill it. Fairborn has three starters with double-digit averages, and senior leader Josh I) ow is approachiilg 1,000 career points . .If things break right, Lebanon and coach Mike Holweger, who comes from Springboro, could turn a 3-18 team into a contender. With the addition of Stebbins to the South, the top team could be anyone's guess. ·

NORTH DIVISION

:OACH: Mike Price (184-122) AST SEASON: 5-16 (4-12) lEY PLAYERS: Mike Bardo, Steve

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COACH: Stan Kaniecki (first year) LAST SEASON: 9,12 (7 -9) KEY PLAYERS: David Buchberger, Robby Peters. OUTLOOK: Sycamore is counting on depth and experience to overcome a lack of size. Buchberger(10.3 ppg, 4. 7 rpg) and Peters (11.6 ppg, 5 rpg) are returning starters. Peters led the team by making 42.5 percent of his 3-pointers last season, and Buchberger shot a

· their all-time leading scorer, Dominick . Goodman, has graduated. Returning is junior Clifford (9.1 pgg, 5. 7 rpg), who recorded five double-doubles last season.

team-high 46.6 percent from the field.

Milford COACH: Joe Cambron (15-49) LAST SEASON: 6-16 (3-13) KEY PLAYERS: FA.J. Salerno, FAndrew Burton, F Brandon Baker. OUTLOOK: Milford features one of the best frontcourts ih the GMC with the trio of Salerno, Burton and Baker, all 6-5. . Salerno (16 pgg, 7 rpg) made second team aii-GMC, teaming with Burton (6 ppg) and Baker (7 ppg, 5 rpg). If Milford gets im'proved guard play, the team could climb in the GMC standings.

Fairfield COACH: Kurt Etter (first year) LAST SEASON: 8-14 (5-11) KEY PLAYERS: GTerrell Davis, C Shaun Alexander, C Ryan Scott. OUTLOOK: This will be a major rebuilding year for Fairfield. In' addition to a new coach, with a new style to learn; the Indians do not have a player on the roster with more than half a season of varsity playing time.

·Middletown

Colerain

COACH: Bob Ronal (12-30) LAST SEASON: 5-16 (4-12) KEY PLAYERS: GJuan Helvey, G DeMarcus Johnson. OUTLOOK: Middletown will count on the backcourt of Helvey (8.7 ppg, 2.2 spg) and Johnson (6.4 ppg)to lead the team. Overall, the team has decent speed and athleticism, but.lacks size and experience in certain positions.

COACH: Jason Adkins (24-42) . LAST SEASON: 11-12 (6-10) KEY PLAYERS: Eugene Clifford, Marcus Baber, Kyle Lumpkin. OUTLOOK: Colerain's strength will be its defensive play. The Cardinals have one of their biggest teams in recent years, and will look to take advantage of that The backcourt is inexperienced, and

COACH: Mike Helwege::· (first year) Miamisburg LASTSEASON: 3-18 (2-14) COACH: f1rian Bales (first year) . KEY PLAYERS: FJosh Sheperd, LAST SEASON: 6-14 G/F Jeremy Langston, C Dwek HelleKEY PLAYERS: G Billy Kitchen, G ma·n, F Michael Shaw, GJ<Json Michel- Nick Mangen, FCody Blevins. son. OUTLOOK: First-year coach Bales OUTLOOK: Holweger C<une from takes over a team with nine seniors. Springboro as an assistant to find five ·Bales said the offense will rotate starters waiting for him. Sheperd (15 ·around Kitchen (12 ppg) and Mangen ppg, 8 rpg), Langston (9 ~l)Jg, 4 rpg), (9 ppg). Look. for Blevins (10 ppg, 4 Heileman, Shaw and Michelson·(7 rpg)to·post up down low. ppg) all will be big contributors. Although the Warriors struggled last sea- Greenville son, Holweger thinks this team of maCOACH: Brian Stickel (firstyear) turing players could have a special LAST SEASON: 3-18 (not in MML) year once they develop confidence. KEY PLAYERS: FTyler Hesson, F Jordan Marker, G Dusty Elliott, F Dan Springboro 'Fee. COACH: Troy Holtrey (239-72) OUTLOOK: Hesson (5 ppg, 4 rpg), LAST SEASON: 2i-2 (14-0) the only returning letterwinner, will ' . KEY PLAYERS: CJake Ballard, G.. lead a program that Stickel, th~ new Nick Poore. coach, is trying to. 'turn around. The OUTLOOK: After graduating six of goals: break .500, win a tournament its top eight players, .SPringboro lacks game and gain respect in the first year experience. Ballard (9.3 ppg, 8 rpg) in the league. JV standouts Marker (8 and.Poore (6.9 ppg), last season's ppg), Elliott (8 ppg, 6 rpg) and Fee sixth man, are the top returnees from (10 ppg, 5 rpg) will be counted :on.

SOUTH DIVISION. In order of predicted finish

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Talawanda

Tyoming unanimous··choice.to unseat lndian'Hill 'ith four starters back from a team that made it to the Division II distitle game last season, Wyorriing enters the season the unanimous eason favorite to win the Cincinnati Hills League. onnor Wetzel, a 6-6 center, is one of the league's top players. Jon Edton enters his third season at point guard. inneytown, with new coach Shannon Minor, was a strong choice by ue coaches for the No.2 spot.

Minor is a former Bellevue coach and brings· experience to Finneytown, which will be led by senior forward Scottie Sibert, who averaged 18 points last season. Madeira, which won 14 games last season, returns seniors Chris Eberle (15 ppg) and Jeff Moore (12.6 ppg). Madeira coach Jim Reynolds is 16 wins from 300 for his coaching .career. . Indian Hill, the defending CHL champion; was picked fourth. Jon Edgington is one. of three Wyoming juniors counted on ·to build on an outstanding sophomore season.

order of predicted finish

ming )ACH: Tony Gentry (79-56) ~SEASON:17-7(10-4) . EY PLAYERS: Connor Wetzel (13 B· rpg), Jeff Weiss (10 ppg, 5 rpg), ( Shoecraft (10 ppg), Jon Edgington ,g, 5 apg). ~TLOOK: Wetzel, Shoecraft and 1gton all proved themselves with anding sophomore seasons, and :he Cowboys a veteran look even ~h they are only juniors. Weiss is an anding perimeter shooter, and he )hoecraft ate both 6-3, giving Wyogood size on the wings. Wetzel, a :enter, should be the top center In ,ague. Edgington is entering his

year as the starting point guard.

1eytown OACH: Shannon Minor (27-25) AST SEASON: li-11 (7-7) EY PLAYERS: Scottie Sibert (18 , Tony Ramsey. >UTLOOK: New coach Minor, a forprep star and NKU star, was coach ollevue in Northern Kentucky the two years. He'll have additional exlrice on the bench in former Mariet coach Dave Wainscott. Sibert is a· ning aii-CHL player, while Ramsey is xcellent leader'at point guard. 1gman Chris Thornton is another sewho will contribute, while 6-4 junior Okafor is the team's best interior ;r.

~eira :OACH: Jim Reynolds (284-150) AST SEASON: 14-9 (8-6) • .,."e

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LAST SEASON: 6-14 (3-11) KEY PLAYERS: Shawn Rnamore (7 ppg), Ori Harrison (6 ppg), Kyle Barthelmas, Johnny McHone. OUTLOOK: While Deer. Park relied on a strong interior game last year, the Wildcats this season will be more perimeter-oriented with a deep cast of players. Finamore, a 6-8 junior, and Harrison, a 6-4 sophomore, split a forward spot last yearand are the top returning scorers. Barthelmas and McHone are re. turning starters at guard. Gabbard anticipates being able to go as much as 12 deep with this team.

·Mariemont

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ppg, 4 rpg), Jeff. Moore (12.6 ppg, 5 rpg), Andrew Tuke (5.3 ppg, 7 rpg). , OUTLOOK: Eberle and Moore are two of the most proven producers in th~ league, and Tuke is a third valuable senior. They could be the core of a CHL contender, if the Mustangs can improve on th'eir half-court defense and rebound'ing issues of a year ago. The Mustangs have goocf height on the wings, but rack a proven physical inside threat. ·

Indian HillcoAcH: Jim Prugh (42-68) LAST SEASON: 20-2 (13-1) KEY PLAYERS: Michael Scherpenberg (10 ppg), Collin Bonekempef(7 ppg). . OUTLOOK: Last year's CHL title was won by a deep and talented cast. Now the Braves will hope to reload while relying early on football star Scherpenberg, a 47 percent shooterfrom behind the arc last season, and fellow forward Bonekemper.lndian Hill should once again

be a dangerous offensive team, so the key question will be building up de!en. sive chemistry comparable to last season's squad.

Reading .COACH: Rich Bensman (215-107) . ·LAST SEASON: 19-5 (10-4) KEY PLAYERS: Sean Curtis (8 ppg, 4 steals per game), Rob Davis (10 ppg). OUTLOOK: Reading. has been to the regional tournament the last four years In Division Ill, but will be challengecl to cootinue that streak with a team that returns only one starter from a year ago, Curtis. Curtis and Davis, a 33 percent shooter from 3-point range, are botll backcourt players, which should be Reading's strong suit. But with no player is tallerthan 6-3, the Blue Devils will be. hard-pressed to rnatch the inside strength of recent teams.

Deer Park COACH: Jeoff Gabbard (36-50)

COACH: Scott Kerr (first year) LAST SEASON: 8-14 (4-10) KEY PLAYERS: James Holcomb (6 ppg), Greg Dever(5 ppg). OUTLOOK: Holcomb and Dever are the only returning lettermen for new coach Kerr. ForwardsBryantMaxwell and Nick Hammersmith and guard . Glenn Burke are other upperclassmen who could play a role, but several youngsters are also making a pushfor playing time.

Taylor COACH: Scott Williams (14-48) LAST SEASON: 1-20 (0-14) KEY PLAYERS: BillyTolle (7 ppg), Corey ·Pascua (5 ppg). . · OUTLOOK: New coach Williams will attempt to tum around last season's · dismal record by relyingon Pascua for on-court leadership. With seven seniors on the roster, Taylor should have more experience and maturity to rely upon than last year's team.

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COACH: Michael De Cello (209152) LAST SEASON: 10-11 KEY PLAYERS: FSean Mock, F Marcus Pritiken, GJimmy Hansel, G Zachary Wilhelm, G/F Bobby Overton. OUTLOOK: De Cello has three returning starters. Talawanda will count on Wilhelm (3.8 ppg, 1.2 apg), Hansel, Mock (11 ppg, 5 rpg), a Badin · transfer; and Pritiken (9.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg). De Cello said the team will focus on defense and try to hold opponents under 60 points per game.

OUTLOOK: Ferguson had to wait while some starters vie for the state football title. Osterman (14.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg), Monroe's quarterback, is the top returnee, while Ferguson (7 ppg, 3.5 rpg) should continue to develop. Monroe's biggest strength will be filling the court with great athletes, the coacli said.

Franklin

COACH: Tim Crow, (first year, 4245 overall) LAST SEASON: 9-12 (7-9) KEY PLAYERS: F Ben Jones, GJeremy Keaton, FTroy Lakes, FJosh. Horn. G Dustin Hurit, G Mark Dwyer Fenwick OUTLOOK: Crow moved up from juCOACH: Pat Kreke (211-151) nior varsity to coach a team that has LAST SEASON: 20-6 (lOA) three returning starters, Jones (11. 7 KEY PLAYERS:. GJoe Murphy, F ppg, 6 rpg), Keatoh (10. 7ppg,.3 apg) Bill Rost, C Chris Bruns, G Spencer and Lakes (4 ppg, 4 rpg), He said he Jared. is looking for Dwyer (10 ppg on the juOUTLOOK: Kreke has a team with . nior varsity) and Lakes to become a lot of gaps left by departing seniors, consistent scorersThe team hopes to and lingering football injulies have curb turriovers and take advantage of kept other players from filling them. fast-break opportunities, Crow said. Murphy (11 points per game), Ro$1: (9 Stebbins ppg), Bruns (4 blocks per game) and Jared (10 ppg) will have tD lead the COACH: Ron Coleman (25~32) untested team to reach its sixth conLAST SEASON: 11-10 (10-7) secutive winning season. KEY PLAYERS:G/F Delvin Terry, G Niok Jennings. · · West Carrollton OUTLOOK: Stebbins has a team COACH: Dan Gerhard .(178-209) ~t\lclled 'Nit\\ se11ims, bllt \acllilll!, el\?e~ LAST SEASON: 18-3 Ci4-2) rience, Coleman said. Look for Terry (4 rpg, 11 ppg) to lead them through earKEY PLAYERS: C/F Pc"t Wall, G J.D. Hibberd, FTravis Pemy, FAhmad ly tests against Fenwick and West Car·Lewis, G ScottJackson,.C: Steve Fan- . rollton. Playing nine deep, Coleman nin, G Cory Caldwell thinks aggressive defense could help make up for a lack of size.· 'OUTLOOK: Having losit seven seniors,. Gerhard has few eJ:;oerienced players. took for Hibberd to put up 3- · Edgewood pointers; he shot 40 percent from be- · COACI-I: John Thomas (18-24) hind the arc last season. LAST SEASO~I: 8-13 (3-7) · Wall (6.5 ppg, 6 rpg) could put up KEY PLAYERS: C Chase Stewart, F bigger numbers in his senioryear. Ger- Mark Braun, GJustin Bennett, G Na, hard is hoping the addition of Lewis, a than Hangbers, G/F Jared Oehler, G/F California transfer, will add depth to · Austin House, G Nate Thomas the post spot. OUTLOOK: Chase (4 ppg, 4 rpg) will miss the first two or thre_e weeks Mon~oe with a broken arm. Junior varsity leadCOACH: Denny Ferguson (first ers Bennett, House and Oehler could year, 67-74 overall) emerge as the_next generation of LAST SEASON: 5-16 (2-8) Edgewood's standouts. Thomas said · KEY PLAYERS: G/FTyler Osterthe program is growing at Edgewood man, G/F Jared Ferguson, F/C Mike and he hopes to refiectthat in this Majors, GJosh Herron, GTad Kilburn. and coming years.

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.-.Reigning Mr. Basketball leads NCH in defense of-D-Ill title By Tom Groeschen Enquirerstaff writer

0 .]. Mayo has said his goal is to win three Ohio state basketball championships, as Mayo's idol LeBron James did. With one title (2005) in the bag, the next one could come harder. That is because Mayo's North College Hill team, by design, will · play a much tougher schedule as it defends its Division III state title. After destroying its. Miami Valley Conference rivals by an average of ' 56.1 points a game last season, Tony Tribble for The Enquirer NCH will play national powers Coach Scott Martin is mulling such as Oak Hill Academy (Va.) and defending Ohio Division I how St. Xavier will.do without champion Canton McKinley this the graduated Johnny Wolf. winter.· ,, Mayo, Ohio Mr. Basketball as a sophomore last season, returns Kremer said. "I do feel by the end of with fellow nationally ranked classthe year, we'll .be a pretty good mates Bill Walker and Keenan Elteam." . lis. Mayo (27.4 ppg last year) is rat· Moeller has had a long run ofDi· ed No. 1 nationally in his class by vision I. college players recently; Scout.com, with Walker (20.8 ppg) with Ryan Childress (Teunessee), 'at No.4 and Ellis (14.0 ppg) at Tyler Dierkers (Miami University) No. 43. and Pat Watt (Cincinnati, walk-on) "We realize we're not the typical the latest to move on. This year, juhighschoolteam,"NCHathleticdi.nior guard Troy Tabler could be rrector Joe Nickel said. "Our league the next big Moeller scorer after a 'realiZes it too, and we made our solid sophomore year (9.2 ppg). schedule to benefit everyone in· St. Xavier, No. 3 in Division I, volved." ·loses. all:state guard Johnny Wolf · NCH will not do home-andandhis22.7pointsagame.Wolfled llome MVC games and instead will St. X to a state t1ll1ller-up finish last play each league team just once. year and now is at Xavier UniversiThat means NCH won't compete ty. St. X returns a solid nucleus infor the league title, but that is no eluding top returning scorer David· concern for a program ranked Gedeon (11.3 ppg) andWolfsyoun.No. 6 nationally by USA Today. . ger brother, Nick Wolf, who both NCH probably will rejoin the baswere key players last season. · ketballleague fnlltinle after Mayo No. 4-ranked Lakota East is led and Co. leave town irt 2007. by senior guard James Dews, who "We wanted to do this schedule, is rated the nation's No. 97 senior if we wanted to consider ourselves Tony Tribble for The Enquirer by Scout. com. Dews (20.2 ppg last one of the best in the city and state David Gedeon is St. Xavier's top returning scorer at 11.3 points per -year) has signed with the Universiandnation,"NCH coachJamieMa- game, He and Nick Wolf will be keys to St. X's success.. ty of Miami. naffey said, No. 5 La Salle has some young This season NCH will play, with the Moellers and St. Xaviers the best thhlg that happens to us," talentincludingjuniors Bobby Ausamong others, five-tinle USA To· and Akron St..Vmcent-St. Marys." Mueller said: "You'll see a lot of tin Jr. and Ben Martin. Austin is the day poll champion Oak Hill AcadeWhile NCH ·takes center stage, change in the polls this year, I be- son of former University of Cincinmy (Va.), reigning Ohio))i\'ision I_ the Moellers andStXaviersand lieve. This seasonis going to be a nati star Bobby Austin (UC 1979champion Canton McKinley, de- . La Salles- and bdtli"'Lak6tas.:. Wilf--bask'etball rugh:tmare ·- for'-Cfue~82-); Martin-also is one Qfthe state's rending Kentucky state champ be among those angling for the Di- coaches and a basketball dream for top football defensive ends.· South Laurel, and Cincinnati Divi- vision I spotligi1t. the fans." A team to watch is No. 6 sion I powers St. Xavier, La Salle Lakota West is ranlred No.1 in Moeller, ranked No.2 in Divi- Hughes. Xavier recruit Adrion ,and Withrow. · the Enquirer Division I preseason sion I, continues a strong tradition Graves is the area's tqp-rated se:: " ''We want to be remembered as poll, but coach Mike Mueller .said that includes a state title in 2003 nior (NQ, 72 ·nationally by one ofthe top programs in any noteamisabovetheothers.Lakota .and<>ll\teFinalFourberthin2005. Scout.com), and 6-8 sophomore class," Mayo said, shortly after West opens the season against "I think that (No:2 rank) is a Yancey·Gatesisarisingstar. ·NcH won. the DIII state title last No. 5 La Salle on Friday. tribute. to our past players, more season. ''We want to be. up there "If we lose to La Salle, it could be than this team," Moeller coach Carl Email tgroeschen@enquir,er.com

TI1ere.'s no shortage of individual talent in the Southwest Ohio Public School League this season. A loaded senior class already fea· tures commitments from Dayton Dunbar's Daequan Cook (Ohio State), Hughes' Adrion Graves (Xavier) and Woodward's Orlando Allen (Seton Hall). But the deepest team could be Taft, which took Dunbar to overtinle before losing in last season's Division II regional :final. The Senators are the coaches' consensus pick in .the National Division, which adds a much-improved Woodward squad from the American Division. In the Ametican, Dunbar is favored in what should be a competitive three-team race with Withrow, a defending district :finalist in Division I, and Hughes. Clark Montessori gets the slight nod over Shroder Paideia in the Patriot Division, which has only four teams this season with the loss ofJacobs.

-AMERICAN DIVISION In order of predicted finish LAST SEASON: 12-9 (6-4) KEY PLAYERS: G Adrion Graves, COACH: Peter Pullen (133-34) F/C Yancey Gates, PG Lonnie Hayes, LAST SEASON: 22-5 (8-2) G-F Marrion Graves. KEY PLAYERS: GDaeqtlan Cook, C OUTLOOK: The Big Red hope to Aaron Pogue, FMark Anderson, GDar- keep building after last year's breakran Powell. through season. OUTLOOK: The 6-5 Cook (21.4 ppg, They have a·good foundation in 6-4 10.4 rpg, 4.1 apg) is the headliner for Graves (24 ppg, 8 rpg) and !3ates, a the defending Division II state semifiskilled 6-8 sophomore. Hayes, a 6-1 nalists. In addition to Cook, Pullen junior transfer from Princeton, takes feels they hrlV€ the overall size and the over at point guard, while Manion skill to match up with nearly any oppo- Graves, the other senior on the roster, nent. The Wolverines boast two excel- supplies the defense and the hustle. lent 6'8 players in junior Pogue (14.4 Western Hills ppg, 10.1 rpg) and senior Anderson (9.6 ppg, 3.1 bpg). Powell, a senior COACH: P. J. Mays (24-18). p61nt guard, averaged i.2 assists. De- . LAST SEASON: 9-12 (4-6) . fense is a team priority. KEY PLAYERS: G/F Ralph Cuellar, F Alonzo Gill, GJustin Austin. Withrow · OUTLOOK: The Mustangs will face a COACH: Steve Gentry (64-23) tough schedule with. no returning varsi- · LAST SEASON: 17-3 (8-l) ty players after graduating eight seKEY PLAYERS: GAnthony McBride, niors. The 6-3 Gill is the only senior on G/F J21mar Howard, F/C Hakim McCul- the roster. Juniors Cuellar and Austin ~~ . are part of a young group that Mays OUTLOOK: Afourth straight Ameri- says will be learning on the job this can Division title will depeml on how season. quickly the young Tigers can recover Colonel White from heavy graduation losses. Gentry feels good about his depth at the COACH: John Ralph (221-131) guard positions, led by the sophomore LAST SEASON: 5-16 (2-10) McBride (8 ppg, 7 apg). Howard, a KEY PLAYERS: GJarron Hart, G Westem Hills transfer, should contribCarlos Robinson. ute after sitting out as a junior. OUTLOOK: Ralph's squad will need to overcome a lack of experience. The Hughes Cougars do have five senior$, led by COACH: Greg Mills (31-51) the 6-1 Hart.

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points and 12 rebounds. 'They're a four-headed monster," Woodward coach Larinis Timmons said.

NATIONAL DIVISION In order of predicted finish

Taft COACH: Mark Mitchell (44c7) LAST SEASON: 22-4 (8-0) KEY PLAYERS: G Eddie Gray, F Brandon Russ, G Heath White, FTyrone Bradshaw, GMonsonna Tolbert. OUTLOOK: The Senators are optlmistic, with plenty .of experi~nce and talent back from last season's Division II regionaJifinalists. 'This could be· an exciting year," said Mitchell. The 5-9 Gray (16.0 ppg) &nd 6-3 White (22.5 ppg), both senio-:1s, make for an explosive backcourt They have size too, with the 6-9 Bradshaw, who averaged a whoppi~g 8. 7 blocks <a game last season, and the 6·8 Russ, wl;1o put up .15 points and 12 rebounds a contest and has been offered by Wri~ht State. Tolbert, a 5-10 junior, gives th:e Senators another rugged defensive pre<.sence.

Mount Healthy COACH: Jim Pugh (248-233) LAST SEASON: .6-15 (2-6) KEY PLAYERS: GWand Newman, F John Brown, GJoey Tensing, GLamar . Jones, ~Anthony Billups. · OUTLOOK: Pugh has a solid nucleus of nine· 9 seniors, seven of whom have significant varsity experience. That depth means the Owls should have no trouble running with anyone. Newman is their top returning scorer at 9 ppg, while Brown grabbed 8 ·rebounds a contest last season. _

Meadowdale · ,

OUTLOOK: Without much height, Lakota East could coach John Taylor is relying on team · average 30 points quickness and multiple defensive looks this season, and to stop opponentS. Other players to watch no one would be ' Lakota East senior James Dews 1m Mason senior 6-3 guard Trasurprised. The could average 30 points this seaBelmont University of Miami vis Brown averaged 20.9 point~. 3.3 son, and it wouldn't surprise Oak · recruit is ranked by rebounds and 2.6 steals. He was sHills coach Mike Price.· OUTLOOK: PG Aaron Brown, a seWoodward third-team all-district and FAVC one scouting "I don't know if challenge is the nior, is the lone returning starter. The COACH: Lannis Timmons (95-91) Buckeye player of the year. . service as the team hopes to capitalize on his team's right word," Price said. ''More like LAST SEASON: 4-17 (2-12) l!!!l Oak Hills has two players pain in the rear." No. 4 high school KEY PLAYERS: FChris G<1mes, G · athleticism by playing an up-tempo style. That sort of reaction ·about player in Ohio. The · 6-9, 230-pound post player Mike · Troy Lorig, F/C Orlando Allen, GChartes Bardo (Alcron) and 6-5 wing Steve Dews, who has signed with Miami 6-4, 185-pounder Aiken Thompson. Pogue (Miami. University) - who (Fla.), is not uncommon. averaged ·20.3 COA,CH: Kevin Huggins (29:54) OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs should be a have signed with Division I pro''When he was a freshman, I points, seven LAST SEASON: 5-15 (2-6) threat after switching divisions. Their grams. . made the comment that he was the rebounds and six KEY PLAYERS: F/G Ertc Reese, GUfron~ine is a strength, with Allen and i!!J St. Xavier senior David Gedebest player off the dribble I've seen · assists last onel Phillips, FRaymond Chambers, G sophomore Chrts Grtmes, a t>-5, 240.on averaged 11.3 points and was in high school in a long time," Maseason. Randall Harris, GCortez Howell. pound sophomore who averaged a dounearly 43 percent from the 3-point son coach Greg Richards said. "I'm OUTLOOK: With only three players ble-double (10.0 points, 10.4 rebounds) line. He was named to the Greater sure he hasn't gotten any worse." a year ago. Timmons also wekomes the over 6 feet, the Falcons look to com pen' · Catholic League South first team, Dews (6-4, 185 pounds) aver· 6-4 Thompson, who was.Jaoo.bs' leading sate for a lack of size with excellent i!!J Woodward senior 6-11, 25()., aged 20.3 points, seven rebounds guard play, Reese, a 6-4 senior swingscorer last season as a junior; pound senior forward Orlando Aland six assists last season. He shot man, is their top returner after-notching "By game 7 or 8, we'll know what dilen has committed to Seton Hall. 47 percent from 3-point range and 12 ppg and 8 rpg last season. rection we'm going in,'' said Timmons. J! Lockland senior DaJuan Har'·86 percent from fue line. · tis averaged 19.3 points, 10 reDews was second-team all-state, bounds, .2.1 assists, 2.6 steals and first-team all-district and the Great· 1.8 blocks. Hf was special-mention er Miami Cortference player of the PATRIOT DIVISION all-state, first-team all-district year. ir1 order of predicted finish II Hamilton junior Billy Allen av· Rivals.com bas Dews as tbe eraged 12.6 points as a sophomore. No.4 player in Ohio, and he's . The Enquirer; · !!I! Sycamore seniors Robby ~eson's division champs. Wha~ey is the .ranked the· 19th best shooting Tony Jones tcrs (6-7 forward) and David BuchClarl< Montessori lone senior, while Millen, who can play guard in the nation, according to both guard spots, and Jones are juniors. berger (6-4 guard) averaged douCOACH: Jim Leon (225·1r02) . Scout. com. The other nine players on the roster are ·. ble figures in scoring, LAST SEASON: 10-11 (2~'6) Another top shooting guard · 11!1 Nick Duffy, 6-8 Roger Bacon KEY PLAYERS: GDarin VNyly, FZach sophomores. nearning praise is Hughes senior everything on the floor," Prep Spot· ted to Ohio State forfootball and inGibbs, GDonta Hughes, CCthrts Ellison, Adrian. Graves. He was Xavier Uni- light recruiting analyst] ohn Stovall tends to play basketball for coach senior, averaged 11.6 points, 6.8 reStivers bounds, and was Division ll honorr Emmal\lle\ Rc\\e'§: versity's first signee of the Novem· said. "He is a great defender, great Thad Matta; . OUTLOOK: The Tigers don't have OUTLOOK: .Leon, a former head ber eai"ly signing period. athlete, good shooter and a great Chichester averaged 13.1 points, able-mention all-state, second2 coach at Woodward, inhetits a young but .much size or experience coming into the "Adrion is an exceptional shoot- scorer." 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and· 2.1 team all-district and first-team GCL season. lan Harrell (10 ppg) and Tertalented group that has three returning er," Xavier coach Sean Miller said. Hughes' talent doesn't end with blocks last season, He was honor- North. rance Morgan (5 ppg) are the two re1m Darmy McKeehan,. Little Mistarteis (Wyly, Gibbs, Ellison). "I think "... He's not necessarily one of Graves. · ablementionall-state,second-team ami 6-2 senior guard, averaged 20 we'li be pretty good, but it's hard to say turnees for Cartos Roberts' squad. those guys that needs to run off a Yancey Gates, a 6-8, 215-pound all-district and first-team GMC. this eany," said Leon, who has been million screens. That's part of it. center, is considered the fifth-best AtTaft, senior Heath White aver- points and 6.8 rebounds. He was SCPA . stressing defensive fundamentals. But he can also create his own shot, sophomore in the nation, accord- aged 22.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.8 Division II honorable mention, sec- , COACH: Tom Haney (64-110) which makes him a natural scorer." ing to Scout.cmn. assists and 3.0 blocks. He was Divi- ond-team all-district and FAVC ' Shroder Paideia LAST SEASON: 5-16 (0-8) 5 Graves (6-4, 185 pounds) was 'To be that young, skilled and sion II special mention all-state, Cardinal co-player of the year. KEY PLAYERS: CMark Roberts. l!il Wyoming 6-6 junior center COACH: Tom Owens (first year) named the · 15th-best shooting big, he could pick whatever school first team all-district. OUTLOOK: With three starters transLAST SEASON: 16-5 (7-1) guard in the country according to he wants to go," .Stovall said. Senior 6-9 forward Tyrone Brad- Connor Wetzel averaged 12.9 fening to other 'schools, Haney probably KEY PLAYERS: GJames Millen, F lscout.com. He averaged 24.3 , At Lakota West, senior Josh shaw averaged 8.7 blocks for the points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.7 will start four sophomores. The 6-2 RobMelvin Jones, FBacier Whatley. points and 9.5 rebounds last sea- Chichester is regarded as one of Senators. Senior 5-9 guard Eddie blocks. He was Division II honor~ OUTLOOK: Owens takes over a team erts averaged nine n;bounds a game last son. the most athletic players in the ar- Gray averaged 16 points. 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Mariucci frred, Jauron promoted Ex-Bengal is Lions' interim coach The ASsociated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -The Detroit lions fired coach Steve Mariucci on Monday and promoted defensive coordinator' Dick J auron to succeed him on an interIm basis. Mariucci's record with the lions was 15-28. His 2003 hiring was hailed by fans and media alike,but he was not able to tum around a team · that. has won one ·playoff game since 1957. "It's hard for me to stand up here in this position because Steve is. a fiiend," said Jauron, The Associated Press/Paul Sancya who had a 35-46 record as coach. of the Bears from 1999-2003 ru1d is New Lions coach Dick Jauron a former Bengals defensive back posted a 35-46 record as After Detroit lost 27-7 to the At- coach ofthe Bears from 1999lanta Falcons on Thanksgiving to 2003 fall to 4-7, reports swirled that the . team was considering firing Mrui- his 4:J-g<llne starting ·streak. He ucci. When Mariucci was not let played the pastfour games but go sooner, some thought his job didn't start. Nguyen, 30, is in his was safe for the final five games of eighth' season. He has 421 career the regular season. tackles and led the Cowboys in "We started off this season with tacldes the past two seasons, the · high expectations. I believed this first player to do that since Ken was a roster that was capable of Norton Jr. in 1992-93. making a playoff run," team presiIn addition to the neck injury, dent Matt Millen said at an after- Nguyen has had knee problems. noon news conference. ''We have The Cowboys signed 12-year not lived uP to our expectations." veteran Michael Barrow to talce Millen also fired offensive line the roster spot. Ban·ow hasn't played this seacoach Pat Morris and tight ends coach Andy Sugarman. son after being released by WashVIKINGS: All-Pro defensive ington in July. Barrow had 148 tackle Kevin Williams could miss tacldesfortheNewYorkGiantsin Minnes<;»ta's next two games be- 2003 but didn't play last yeru· because of a sprained medial collat- cause of tendinitis in his lmee. era! ligament in !tis light knee. BILLS: Safety Lawyer Milloy's '' Coach Mike Tice said Wil- · statuti is uncertain for Buffalo's Iiams, who has struggled this sea- game with Miami after he injured son coming· off knee surgery, has his fot!t Sunday. . a second-degree sprain and would Offensive lineman Mike Wilnot play Sunday against Detroit. Iiams' status is also unlmown after EAGLES: Punter Sean Landeta, he strained a muscle in his back in 43, is back with Philadelphia. He the second quarter and was unis in his 21st season in the league able to return in a 13-9loss to Cru·oand will be ill his second stint with !ina 011 Sunday. the Eagles. He began his NFL caCoach Mike. Mularkey said reer with the New York Giants in Monday tests were negative on 1985 and last saw action with the . Milloy's foot, saying the safety St: Louis Ramsin 2003 and 2004. merely stubbed a· toe .. Milloy He and Doug- Flutie, the Patri- limped off the field and didn't reots' backup quarterback, are the turn after lie was hurl late in the last two NFL players remaining fourth quarter, afewplays before from the old USFL. }alee Delhomme sealed a winning COWBOYS: linebacker Dat drive with a 3-yard pass to MiNguyenisconsideringretirement chael Gaines. TiTANS: Wide receiver Branafter being placed on the seasonending injured reserve list with don]oneshadmoretestsafterhis neck .and lmee injulies. right ,lmee gave out whe!J. he tried Nguyen missed three games to turn back for a pass, but coach this year with a strained neck, JeffFJsher said he believes the instarting with the Oct. 9 game jury wasn't season-ending after against Philadelphia that ended seeing Jones on Monday.

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line up and play the coverage they would like to play on certain downs and distances," Johnson said. With all11 starters returning tins season· and Palmer heading into his second year as a starter, the Bengals started working on the no-huddle offense'during spring mini-camps. It's not just Palmer and the receivers whO have to be able to handle the up-tempo game. ''I say it all the time: Carson ha~

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vard and being chosen Ivy Leagtle player of.the year as a senior, pr~z- . . I& ing him for his arm and savvy. 'Tr:e Rams took him in the seventh round and he quickly outshone second-year player Jeff Smoker for the third-string spot. "Mike has made the statement : that this is the only quarterback he's ever coached he's never got By Mark Curnutte madat,"Vittsaid. "Hejustdoesnot Enquirer staffwriter mak~ mistakes, he's got poise and presence, and the game is not too . TI1e Bengals will take an impres- · . big for him." _. sive 4-1 road record into their game Even befote his breakout game Sunday at Pittsburgh. · in Sunday's ·overtime victory over The Steelers, Atlanta and the Benthe Texans, players noticed the kid gals are tied for the second-best road had presence .. record in tl1e NFL Indianapolis is 6-0 "Watching him, he seems i o on the road. have some poise," Holt said. "ComThe Steelers pjayt:d Monday ingfromHarvard, we assume he's night at Indianapolis. a smart kid." · A victmy at Pittsburgh would give Invariably, he leads sprints at the Bengals a 5-1 road record, which the end of practice and he has earwould be the most for a franchise nestlysoakedupeverydetailabout team since the 1981Bengals were 6-2 the Rams' offense, leaving no room , away from home. to criticize the Ivy League brat The key to winning on the road is getting off to a good start, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Monday. "Do the best job we can early and to get the crowd out of it," Lewis .said. "And you have to concentrate more when you're on offense. You can't have tum overs. You want to play for field position, make sure you have that, because that kind of limits what the crowd does." The Bengals have scored first ill just one of the five road games, at Chicago. They trailed ().3 at Cleveland, 0-13.at Jacksonville (loss), 0-10 at Tennessee and 0-3 at Baltimore. INJURY UPDATES: Bengals defen,.,-~=---, sive tackle Bryan · Robinson remained listed as doubtful, Lewis said Monday. Lewis said Robinson, who was inactive Sunday against the Ravens, would run in a treatment pool this week. The Bengals starting left defensive tackle has a foot sprain. Lewis also listed rookie cornerback Patrick Body as questionable with a sprained ankle suffered Sunday. Six players are probable Sunday for the Steelers at Pittsburgh, Lewis said, rattling off the names of offensive linemen Willie Anderson (lmee) and Levi Jones (lmee), running back Rudi Johnson (lmee), VIi de receiver Tab Perry (unknown), defensive end Justin Smith (unknowi1) and linebacker Blian Simmons (unlmown). . "We came through in pretty good shape, other than Patrick Body,'' Lewis said. ·-. The S.teelers played Monday atln' dianapolis. The Bengals are 8-3 and held a one:half game lead in theAFC North before the game.. MOi\ITHLY REPORT: The Bengals . finished November with a 2-1 record and have been over .500 in each of tl1e three months of the season. · They were 3-0 in September and . The Associated PressjChris Gardner 3-2 in October. · ofthe no-huddle offense. "I love PUP DECISIONS: TI1e Bengals will ' have to make roster moves this week with two players' currently on nonplaying reserVe lists. Sixth-year linebacker Nate Webster (lmee) is on the physically un. able to perform list (PUP). And rookdone great," Houslunandzadeh ie free-agent center Ben Wilkerson said. (lmee) is on the reserve/non-football' ''But if Willie (Anderson) ffi\d injury list. He was hurt lastseason as · those guys, Levi (Jones), don'tbloc::k · a college player at LSU. · well, you're all going to say (PalrnAnnouncements are . expected er's) a bust." · from the club as early as today, arid After 147 receiving yards against both players ate expected to be the Ravens, Houshmandzadeh satd placed on the season-ending injury of the no huddle: "It's'justsecondnareserve list, The players' three-week turenow." evaluation peliods ended last week. Said Palmer: ''You can't go into it Webster is in a one-year contract full bore. It can be a disaster if you that was redone after he suffered a don't do it light If you try to do too serious patella tendon injury in . much, guys get confused. WeVe · · Game 3 of 2004. taken it really slow. and tried to imON CHAD: Bengals wide receiver prove on it." Chad Jolmson was featured Sunday Palmer is the key. ' · on ESPN's pre-game .show. "Carson's learning. You don't alFomier Cowboys receiver Mi; ways make the right call," Bratkow·chael Irvin said, "He reminds me a lot ski said. ''But he's becoming a stuof myself. He plays football with that dent of the game. By doing (the no chip on his shoulder, but he doesn't huddle), it speeds his progress. He live with the chip on his shoulder." . has a lot of things to look for at the Former 'Broncos linebacker Tom line of scrinunage. It malces him betJackson said, ''He has this passion ter." for winning and playing team football. And he's just a good, solid, funEcmail mcurnutte@~nquirer. com loving kid." ·


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A LOOK AT THIE 2005-06 HIGH SCHOOL SEASON

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Southern Buckeye Conference

Wilmington, :Mason garner division-favorite roles

New Richmond ready to rule revamped loop

In the Buckeye Division, Mason won't surprise anyone a season after Matt Noszka, Wilmington's new coach, admittedly struggled in seven seasons as a head coach in Indiana, but he falls into a sweet situation with being picked to finish third before winning the championship by two the Hurricane, the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division favor- games. Winton Woods hopes for redemption after being picked to win last season and then finishing tied for fourth with Walnut Hills. ite.

CARDINAl DIVISION In predicted order of finish

.Wilmington COACH: Michael Noszka (40-100) LAST SEASON: 9-12 (6-8) KEY PLAYERS:.G Dennis Nance, CSam Brewer, G Dustin James, G/F Desmond Nance. OUTLOOK: Noszka takes over at Wilmington after seven seasons at Wabash (Ind.) High School. He inherits a team that features first-team all-division pick Dennis Nance, a junior, and Nance's older brother Desmond, a senior who can come off the bench and play anywhere. "Our strengths are going to be speed and quickness," Noszka said. "We have a lot of depth, and we want to play with a lot of intensity on defense. We want to play at a fast pace, and we have the athletes to do it"

AMERICAN DIVISION In order of predicted finish

New Richmond COACH: Eric Coulter (61-44) LAST SEASON: 14-6 (10-4) KEY PLAYERS: C Eric McMonigle, G Ross Holman, F Adam Wolf, FAndre Higgins. OUTlOOK: Coulter's debut as Lions coach will be made easier by having an experienced llt,cMonigle team led by McMonigle, a 6-5 senior center who was American d.lvision coplayer of the year. HDiman is the Lions' top shooter. H.()'s being moved from point gumd to offguard. Higgins is a 6-6 forward who will provide a ptlysical presence inside. New Richmond is the favorite despite finishing third in the division last season.

Kings COACH: Mike Stevens (72-48) LAST YEAR: 18-4 (13-1) KEY PLAYERS: GBrett Kies, F Phil Hagee, C Jake Evans, G Sean Keller. OUTLOOK: The Knights lost seven players from last season's league champions. Kies has spent three seasons on the varsity and averaged nine points per game last season. "We lack experience, but we have five juniors off a junior varsity team that went 17-3 last season," said Stevens, last season's division coach of the year. "We're not real big."

Ross COACH: Sean Van Winkle (8-14) LAST YEAR: 8-14 (3-11) KEY PLAYERS: G Curtis Reppart, CTomlllY Campbell, G Danny Young, GMike Mechler. OUTLOOK: Van Winkle expects improvernent in his second season with the Rams: "We'll be returning three starters, and we have a strong senior class," he said. Reppart averaged 13.2 points per game. Young is coming off an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament.

Western Brown

COACH: Mark Hiegl (first year) LAST SEASON: 11-10 (7-7) KEY PLAYERS: G Danny McKeehan, FJosh Wade, GMatt Beerse. OUTLOOK: McKeehan, a first-team all-division pick last season, is the Panthers' only returning letterman. "We're very young," sald~~iegl,_!l for:_ ___\ mer Cittle Miarrirassfstarirwho fook over when Pete Hopewell moved to Turpin. "We're not very tall, but we're pretty quick. We're going to get out and run some."

Northwest

Norwood COACH: Josh Havens (first year) LASTYEAR: 1-21 (0-14) KEY PLAYERS: G De'Jon Baker, F Gordon Shank, GRyan Barbro. OUTLOOK: Havens spent three seasons as the head coach of the Lockland girls' varsity and five seasons as an assistant before getting the indians' job. He must find a way to compensate for losing 6-4 Marques Worrell to graduation. "Our biggest guy is 6-1 or 6-2," Havens said. "We'll just have to get up and down the floor."

Goshen COACH: Scott Wake (17-26) LAST SEASON: 10-11 (6.,8) KEY Pl.AYEJ!S: F Matt Koch OUTLOOK: Tile Warriors, who will be competing in the SBC for the first time since 1985, have on· ly four players with varsity experi- · ence. Koch, a three-year starter, shot 56 percent from the field lasl season and averaged eight points and six rebounds. Goshen will try to overcome its lack of size by playing an uptempo style and utilizing its bench.

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Clermont Northeastern

COACH: Tom Orth (144-118) LAST SEASON: 15-7 (10-4) KEY PLAYERS: G DeMario Pleasant, CWill Smith, F Osunde Ekhator. OUTLOOK: The Knights lost school career scoring leader Jeremy Chappell, but they have five juniors who all started at times as sophomores last season, including Pleasant, a first-team all-division selection. "The team has excellent team speed and quickness that hopefully will equalize a lack of size and strength," Orth said. COACH: Pete Hopewell (26-39) LAST SEASON: 16-6 (11-3) KEY PLAYER: GPete Glassmeyer, CAaron VanKuiken. OUTLOOK: Hopewell arrives from Little Miami to take over for Jerry Couzins. He inherits an inexperienced team that includes just three seniors, including Glassmeyer. Hopewell considers the 6-7 VanKuiken to be a Division I prospect.

KEY PLAYEfiS: G/F Corey Moore, F Chase Rosselot, GJame; McKeehan, FChris Jordan. OUTLOOK: Moore, a two~year starter, Is the only returning player with extensive varsity experience. The Rockets have some depth. Doerger says Jordan lacks experience. Freshman Jake Terry will see time at point guard.

COACH: Bill Garrett (107-106) COACH: Mike Jennings (1-20) LAST SEASON: 16-5 (11-3) LAST SEASON: 1-20 (1-13) KEY PLAYERS: G Drake WilKEY PLAYERS: FJacob Mille Iiams, FJason Ernst, G Michael GColin Smith. Williams, G Nate Garrett. OUTLOOK: The Tigers are OUTlOOK: Drake and Michael quick, but have no player over 6Williams, both seniors, each aver- They do have experience with six aged more than nine points. Nate seniors and six juniors. Miller, wh . --Garrett averaged five pomtsana-~- averaget!ThreeSiealSiiisfSeasor two steals. The Broncos lack size, and Smith, who averaged nine out they return several experipoints, are both seniors. Jenning enced shooters. Expect them to who is in his second season at become more of a transition team Bethel-Tate, is looking to revive c this season. program that last won a league t tie in 2000. ···

Little Miami

Turpin

Changes abound for the Southern Buckeye Conference this season. Williamsbt)rg's new coach, Andy Stiles, who took a 2-19 team at CHCA anc'c built it into one of the top p!'ograms in the state, is looking to do the same for the Wildcats. After five years at CHCA, Stiles SNnt three seasons as an assistant at Alter. Goshen has rejoined the league for the first time since leaving in 1985. The Waniors, who originally joined the conference in 1925 when it was called the Clermont County League, left the FortAncient Valley Conference after last season. Goshen was a member of the CCL from 1928-1985. TheWarriors replace Clinton-Massie, which left the league last year. It's no surprise that Eric Coulter's New Richmond squad is the league favorite with SBC player of the year candidate Eric McMonigle. Jent Underwood, last year's National Division coach of the year, has another strong team at Georgetown.

COACH: Jerry Doe,rger (475250) LAST SEASON: 10-10 (6-8)

NATIONAl DIVISION In order of predicted finish

The Enquirer/Ernest Coleman

Mason senior guard Travis Brown averaged 20.2 points and was named FAVC Buckeye player of the year last season.

BUCKEYE DIVISION In predicted order of finish

Mason COACH: Greg Richards (136-78) LAST SEASON: 14-8 (12-2) KEY PLAYERS: GTravis Brown, GMatt Hunter, CAndy Krusling. OUTLOOK: The 6-2 Brown is the returning Buckeye Division player of the year after averaging 20.2 points per game forthe Buckeye champions last season. The senior should help the younger Comets develop. "Our young people need to step up and contribute," said Richards, last year's division coach of the year. "If they do, we should be fine."

land's seventh man last season. "Our strength should be our rebounding depth," Partin said. "We will put a very young, inexperienced team on the court."

Glen Este COACH: Tom Jutze (108-148) LAST SEASON: 3-18 (2-12) KEY PLAYERS: GKyle McCalla, F David Walker, F Matt Winegardner. OUTlOOK: Four starters return for the Trojans, including Walker, who averaged 11 points and eight rebounds per game. McCalla and Winegardner each averaged 10 points and Winegardner averaged 8.5 rebounds.

Winton Woods

Amelia

COACH: Donnie Gillespie (11-11) LAST SEASON: 11-11 (8-6) KEY PLAYERS: G Reggie Revels, F Rod Geralds, F Kendall Cunningham. OUTLOOK: Gillespie must replace two all-division players in first-teamer Maurice McGee and secondteamer Deonte Ridgeway. "We have a talented group,of guards with a more experienced frontcourt," Gillespie said. "Our balanced attack should make us more dangerous every night."

COACH: Craig Mazzara (127-105) LAST YEAR: 14-8 (9-5) KEY PLAYERS: Keenan Huff, Trevor Adams. OUTLOOK: The Barons finished third last season after being picked in the preseason coaches poll to finish seventh. The finish might have been even better if Adams hadn't torn an anterior cruciate ligament in the third game. "We lack a dominant big man," Mazzara said. "We must quickly adapt to new roles from last season."

Anderson COACH: Frank Brandy (151-123) LAST YEAR: 8-13 (7-7) KEY PLAYERS: GJulian Wilkison, F Matt Shingleton, F Gabe Correll. · OUTLOOK: The Redskins roster incJudes four seniors and 11 juniors, including Wilkison, a first-team all-division pick after averaging 17.1 points per game last season. Shingleton made the second team after averaging 10 points and seven rebounds before suffering an injury that helped drop Anderson to its first losing record in six seasons.

Walnut Hills COACH: Walter White (31-36) LAST YEAR: 15-8 (8-6) KIEV PLAYERS: G Dominique Hawkins, F Marcus Williams. OUTLOOK: The Eagles lost 10 seniors from last season's team, including two first-team all-division picks and a second-team selection, so inexperience will be a problem. White hopes to compensate by playing with intensity from end line to end line. "Our strength is our transition game and full court (man-to-man). We'r~ going to try to wear teams down from one end of the court to the other."

Georgetown ·

East Clinton

COACH: Jerry Undetwood COACH: Dusty Miller (95-79) (133-82) LAST SEASOI•: 12-9 (8-7) LAST SEASON: 14-7 (11-4) KEY PLAYERS: G Drew East. KEY PLAYERS: G Jay ChadOUTLOOK: East, a 6-1 senior well, F Isaiah Felder, GJohn Cara- is the only returning player with way, FCory Kidwell. varsity experience. The Astros OUTLOOK: Underwood, who graduated three conference allearned National Division coach of stars in Wes Anders, Shawn Patthe year honors last s~ason, has terson and Jay Runk. Depth will b two first-team all-conference peran issue for East Clinton but Mille formers back in Chadwell and Fel- ·beiieves his team's quickness an1 der. Chadwell averaged more than ball-handling skills can overcome 12 points. Felder added 13 points a lack of size. The Astros last won and 11 rebounds. GeQI'getown fin- the league title in 2002. ished in a tie with Felicity for the Dlan"hester division title, but the G-Men are Ill " favorites to win tllis s<Oason's title. COACH: Bennie Carroll (110215) ' • BaLaVI3 LAST SEASON: 3-18 (2-12) COACH: Mike Hatfleld (100KEY PLAYER!i: F Evan Hol121) lingsworth, G Matt .Tudor, G NaLAST SEASON: 8--14 (7-8) than Hodge, CSylas Johnson. KEY PLAYERS: GJake Sante!, OUTLOOK: Scoring should nol F Andrew Harlow. be a problem for the Wildcats, OUTLOOK: The BL!ildogs finwho return five of their top six ished fourth in the lea~~ue last sea- scorers from last season. Hollings· son, but they bring ba.;:;k six seworth averaged more than 11 niors. Batavia's offens'fve attack points per game. Eight lettermen will center around San.tel, a senior are back from last season's who averaged 14 poin\cs 1ast seasquacl, which !lnlshecl flfth in the son. Harlow, a senior ffotward, avsix-team league. Blanchester eraged 9 points and 83 rebounds. hasn't had a winning season sincE The Bulldogs will needJ to replace 1993. Getting his kids to believe National Division playa;r of the year they can win is Carroll's biggest Joe Mendenhall, who [graduated. challenge.

Felicity

Williamsburg

COACH: Ross Hudson (14-7) COACH: Artdy Stiles, first year LAST SEASON: 14-7 (11-4) LAST SEASON: 2-17 (0-13) KEY PlAYERS: F Mike Fleig, F KEY PLAYERS: GDavid Wiley Chad Estep, F Billie Elkins, GJusGTravis Sipple, FJustin Hines, C tin Foster. Shane Richardson. OIJROOK: The Cardinals reOUTlOOK: Stiles, who is in hii turn five seniors from last season's first season as Wild cal$ head Harrison team, which posted its first wincoach, wants to play an uptempo Loveland COACH: Steve Coffman (40-88) ning season and earned its first style of offense and a tough manCOACH: nm Partin (46-19) LAST YEAR: 1-20 (0-14) league title In 13 years. Felicity fin- to-man defense. Wiley and Hines LAST SEASON: 16-6 (10-4) KEY PLAYERS: GChris Williams, GT.J. Yeager, c Daished as co-champion in the are the only two returning starters KEY PLAYERS: F Ross Siekman, G/F Rich Dowd. vid Owens. league with Georgetown. Hudson but Sipple, a senior guard, and ju OUllOOK: The Tigers iost two all-division first-teamOUTLOOK: Coffman hopes to pick up the Wildcats' believes improving team defense nior Jacob Morgan will be major The Enquirer/Tony Jones ers and a second-team pick among seven seniors, which pace with an uptempo game, he said. ''There are only will be the key for the Cardinals in contributors. Richardson, a 6-6 Kings guard Brett Kies will be counted on could put their streak of nine consecutive winning seatwo returning players with significant varsity playing extheir pursuit of a league title. freshman center, Is one of Wil__:_:_he::.:a::.:v~il~y.:.:in.:_.:.:.hi:.:::s~f~o=urt:_::h~ye::_:a::_:r_:.o:.:_n:_t:::_h~e_:.v~a::_:rs~it::'_y~._::.__:s:o::::ns~i:n~je:o:pa:rd::_:Y:_:·S:::ie:k:m:a:.:_n_:av:::e:::ra:':ge:d~4:.8~p:o:in":ts'_'a'::'s.':L:ov:e.:_-~p:er_:ie::.::nc:e~,".':C:off"'.m:a:n~s:ai::::d·:__·_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___.liamsburg's rising ~tars.

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FIRST TEAM

James Dews The senior · averaged 10.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 2.2 steals and 2.2 assists. He was second-team all-state and first-team all-disirtct.

The senior averaged 27.9 · points, 4.4 rebounds, Wio steals and 1. 7 · assists. He was first-team all-state and GMC player of the year.

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Kyle Rudolph

Travis Brown

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MASON

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Adrion Graves

lonnie Hayes

Steve Pogue

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The senior averaged 19.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 stea Is. He was special mention all-state and first-team ail-district.

The junior averaged 16.1 points, five assists, 4.8 steals and 3.1 rebounds. He was honorable men-. tion all-state and second-team all-district.

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Billy Allen

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The senior averaged 14.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists. ·He was special mention ali-state and first-team all-district.

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David Gedeon

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David Wallcer PRINCE1DN

The· junior averaged 17.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks. He was second-team ail-district and first-team aii-GMC.

The sophomore averaged 15.1 points, 8.9 rebounds.and 1.5 steals. He was second-team all-district and GCL South player of the year.

The senior averaged 13 poinls, 4.8 rebounds, three assists and 2.3 steals. He was third-team all-district and first-team ali-GMC.

The senior averaged 15.3 points, 10.5 ·rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 blocks. He was hono!ilble mention all-district · and first-team aii-FAVC Buckeye.

Honorable mention ·

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Aiken - Raymond Chamb~rs, Lionel Phillips, Eric Reese; Amelia - Mlck Davll', · Clay Taylor, Keenan Huff; Ande!%on- Matt Shingleton, Ryan Tarvin; Colerah1 - Eugene Clifford; Elder - Paul Raterman, Brian Hamrick, Marty Kersting, John Bovard; Fairfield - Elliott Riggins, Mattt1ew Mink; Glen Este - Kyle McCalla, Matt Winegardner; Hamilton - Eric Graf, Justin Schulteiss, Ryan Butler; HarriSQ·n - Andy White; Hughes - Yancey Gates, Marrion Graves; . Kings- Brett Kies, Sean Keller; Lakota East - Casey Kjos, Rafee Smith; Lakota West - Matt Karaffa, J.C. Casper, Vince Cook, Todd Mayberry; La Salle - Tony Schmidt, Ben Martin, Dan McElroy, Sean Hennessy; Lebanon- Josh Shepherd, Derek Heileman; Loveland - Bobby Capobianco,· Ross Siekman; Mason- Matt Hunter, Andy Krusling, Tyler lyon; Middletown - Bill

Bobby Austin

Troy Tabler

LaSALLE

MOELLER

The junior averaged 13.2 points, 6.1 · rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.6 assists. He was honorable mention all;district and first-team aii-GCL South.

The junior averaged 14 points, 5.4 .rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals. He was honorable mention all-district and first-teamaii-GCL South.

Heath White

OJ. Mayo

Jamie Mahaffey

Dajuan Harris

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NORTH COLLEGE HILL

NORTH COLLEGE HILL

LOCKLAND

His team (26-1) won its second consecutive Dill state title and finished ranked No.3 nationally in . the USA Today Super 25 ratings,

The senior averaged 19.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.4 assists. He was seoond-team all-state and MVC Grey player of the year.

The senior averaged 16.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He was honorable mention all-district and first-team aii-GMC.

Edwards, Phillip Barnett; Milford - A.J. Salerno, Ben Elsen; Moeller- Terry Martin, Quinn McDowell, Michael Bennett, Andrew Gomez; Mount Healthy- Wand Newman, Anthony Billups, Rayshawn Green, John Brown; NorthwestTodd Davis, DeMario Pleasant, Seth Eckerlin; Oak Hills - Mike Bardo, Tyler McDonough, Alex Richmond, Justin Steigerwald; Princeton - Ezra Bradshaw, Robert Jackson, Deantray Stevens; St. Xavier- Walt Gibler, Nick Wolf, Alex Albright; Sycamore - Robby Peters, Kyle Battle; Walnut Hills -.Dominique Hawkins; Western Brown - Michael Smith, Drake Williams; Western Hills - Rafael Cuellar, Justin Austin; Wilmington- Dennis Nance, Desmond Nance, T.J. McNair; Winton Woods - Rod Geralds, Taylor Bradley; Withrow - Anthony McBride, Hakim McCullar.

DII PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The senior averaged 23.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.3 · assists and 3.1 blocks. He was second-team ali-state and first-team all-district.

FIRST TEAM

Cory Moore

In his first year at the school, his team (23-4) reached the state semifinals. It was the school's first state tournament appearance since 1937.

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Eddie Gray

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The senior averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and 3.5 blocks. He was Dli third-team ail-district and SBC American player of the year.

The senior averaged 25 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1. 7 steals. He was Dll special mention . all-state and FAVC Cardinal player of the year.

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The senior ·averaged 16.1 points, 5.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds. He was Dli honorable mention all-state and SOPL National player of the year.

FIRST TEAM

Bill Walker

Jeff Moore

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The junior averaged 21.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.2 steals. He shared Dill state player of the year honors.

The senior averaged 20 points and 4.8 rebounds. He was Dill second-team all~district and firsHeam aii-CHL.

The sophomore averaged 15.4. points and W/o assists. He was Dii honorable mention all-district and first-team aii-SOPL National. .

FIRST TEAM

Isaiah Felder The junior averaged 17.9 points and 7. 7 rebounds. He was Dill second-team all-district and first-team aii-GCL North.

The junior averaged 18 points, 9.4. rebounds and 2.5 assists. He was DIV special mention ali-state and SBC National player of the yt;Jar.

The senior averaged 22 points, four rebounds, 3.4 assists alid 2.4 stea Is. He was DIV honorable mention . a\1-sta\e aml second-team all-district.

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Badin- Eddie Brown, Ryan Baker; Batavia Barthelmas; East Clinton - Drew East; - Jake Sa:ntel,. Andrew Harlow, Andrew Avery; Fayetteville - Zach Overstreet, Matt Blanchester - Matt Tudor; Cincinnati Johnson; Felicity - Mike Fieig, Chad Estep; Bill. Ros~ Spencer Jared; " Christian - Tyler Totten; Cincinnati Country Fenwick Day - Jotln Graves, Austin Morelock; CHCA - Flnneytown - Antonio Jeffries, Tony Ramsey, Andrew Petersen, Jenny Riewald; Clark Chris Thomton; Georgetown - Jay Chadwell, ~ Montes!;ori ~ Zach Gibbs, Darin Wyly, Chris Cory Kidwall; Goshen ~ Matt Koch, Nick. ., Ellison; Clermont Northeastern - Chase Hughes; Indian Hill - Collin Bonekemper, ~ • Rosselot; Cllnton-Massle - Drew Frey, Tyler : Mike Scherpenberg; Little Miami - Josh · " Sargent, Dusty Carroll; Deer Park - Claudius Wade; Lockland- Thomas Smith, Antoine Wilhite, . :; .. Delaney, On Hantson; Shawn Finamore, Kyle ';

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Mack Ogletree, Sheldon Johnson; Madeira- Butler, Courtney Davis, Andre Evans, Paul Melvin Jones, DacierWa~ey, Andre Simmons; Chris Eberle, Andrew Tuke, Blian Morande; Leary, Nathaniel Glover; Norwood - DeJon · Summit Country Day - Pat Madden, Dan Mariemont - James Holcomb, Greg Dever; Baker, Gordon Shank; Purcell Marian- Nigel Cosgrove, Christian Meininger; Talawanda Miami Valley Christian - Chris Best; Finnell, Ward Banks; Reading - Jason Sean Mock; Taft c Brandon Russ, Monsanna Torbert; McNicholas- Jeff Foltz, Mike Robinson, Andy Overbeck, Rob Davis, Zach Taylor, Kenny Stamper; Middletown Madison - Nathaniel Davis; Ripley- ReX Woodward; Roger Bacon- Taylor - Cory Pascua; Turpin - Andy Cruse, Harney, Tommy McGuire; Monroe - .Jared Nick Duffy, Kurt Rocco; Ross - Mike Mechler, Aaron Van Kuiken; Williamsburg - Justin Hines, Jacob Morgan; Woodward - Chris Ferguson; Donald Witt, Curtis Reppart; St. Bernard - logan Crank, Josh Wells; Grimes, Donivan Mosley, Orlando ·Allen, New Miami ~ Cory Davidson; New Richmond - Eric McMonigle,/ Andre Higgins, SCPA - Mark Roberts; Seven Hills - Riley Dennis Bettis Jr.; Wyoming -Jon Edgington, Ross. Holman; North College Hill - Damon . Grimme, Drew Kahn; Shroder -James Millen, Jeff Weiss, Derek Sho~craft, James Hom.

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