Girls Basketball State Pairings Set: Both Fort Loramie and Minster in D-IV field

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Girls Basketball State Tournament

Four miles and seven minutes separate Fort Loramie and Minster high
schools. Semifinal wins seperate the two from playing for a state title. Fort Loramie and Minster are two of the final 16 teams to survive
regional play and make the girls basketball state tournament, which
kicks off Thursday at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of the Ohio
State University.


Four miles and seven minutes separate Fort Loramie and Minster high schools. From one town you can see the other – literally. This week girls basketball fans will see both cities as well – in Columbus.

Fort Loramie and Minster are two of the final 16 teams to survive regional play and make the girls basketball state tournament, which kicks off Thursday at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of the Ohio State University.

Both Fort Loramie and Minster have state history already.

The Redskins are making their fifth state appearance and are looking for their first title. Loramie was runner-up in 1997.

Minster, making its third state tournament appearance, is 4-0 in state games with state championships in 1998 and 2004.

The two are in separate semifinals and have already played once this season with the Wildcats beating the Redskins 50-40 way back on Dec. 19. Should they meet in the state final, what a rematch that would be.

Here are the complete pairings and times for all four divisions. Check JJHuddle.com regularly this week for more news, previews and a podcast regarding the girls basketball state tournament:

Division I
Friday, 6 p.m.: Toledo Waite vs Kettering Fairmont
Friday, 8 p.m.: Reynoldsburg vs Canton McKinley
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.: State Final

Division II
Thursday, 6 p.m.: Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit vs Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown
Thursday, 8 p.m.: Kettering Alter vs Miami Trace
Saturday, 2 p.m.: State Final

Division III
Thursday, 1 p.m.: Middletown Madison vs Ironton
Thursday, 3 p.m.: Findlay Liberty-Benton vs Smithville
Saturday, 10:45 a.m.: State Final

Division IV
Friday, 1 p.m.: Minster vs Berlin Hiland
Friday, 3 p.m.: Fort Loramie vs Canal Winchester Harvest Prep
Saturday, 5:15 p.m.: State Final

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