Division IV State Tournament Preview: Dayton Jefferson bringing the Payne


Jefferson’s Adreian Payne is headed to Michigan State. (Photo by Nick Falzerano)

The 2010 OHSAA Division IV Boy’s Basketball State Tournament will get
underway Friday
at 10:45 a.m. with Newark Catholic (24-1) meeting Toledo
Ottawa Hills (24-1) followed by Dayton Jefferson (15-10) hooking up
with Bedford Chanel (14-11) at 2 p.m. inside Value City Arena on the
campus of Ohio State University. Here’s what you need to know…

The 2010 OHSAA Division IV Boy’s Basketball State Tournament will get underway Friday at 10:45 a.m. with Newark Catholic (24-1) meeting Toledo Ottawa Hills (24-1) followed by Dayton Jefferson (15-10) hooking up with Bedford Chanel (14-11) at 2 p.m. inside Value City Arena on the campus of Ohio State University.

Here’s what you need to know…





Jefferson Township (15-10)
Location: Dayton
Nickname: Broncos
Boys Enrollment: 97
State Appearances: 2010, 1998, 1987, 1986, 1979, 1977
Head Coach: Art Winston
School Rec.: 195-123 (14 yrs.)
PPG: 72.8; OPP: 51.7
F 30 Cody Latimer, 6-3, Jr., 14.4 ppg
C 33 Adreian Payne, 6-10, Sr., 15.5 ppg
G 32 Joby Jackson, 6-3, Jr., 12.0 ppg
G 14 Dwight Johnson, 6-1, Jr., 7.3 ppg
G 24 Irving Wood, 5-6, Sr., n/a ppg

Jefferson lost five games on the court this season with two
being to D-I district qualifying teams (Trotwood and Woodward) and two
coming to regional qualifiers in Middletown Madison (D-III) and
Thurgood Marshall (D-II). The Broncos also knocked off D-II state
tournament participant Dayton Dunbar (74-72) despite Adreian Payne
leaving in the 3rd quarter with a dislocated shoulder. The five forfeit
losses came to teams Jefferson beat by an average of just over 30
points per game.  The Broncos struggled to get out of the regional
against the likes of Fort Loramie and Fort Recovery, but those two
teams had two of the best D-IV players in the state in Mark Frilling
and Greg Kahlig. Both are headed to Findlay.

Ottawa Hills (24-1)
Location: Toledo
Nickname: Green Bears
Boys Enrollment: 120
State Appearances: 2010
Head Coach: John Lindsay
School Rec.: 213-118 (15 yrs.)
PPG: 55.8; OPP: 41.4
F 3 Andrew Jamieson, 6-2, Jr, 11.0 ppg
F 11 Jon Shollenberger, 6-0, Sr., 4.6 ppg
C 32 Lucas Janowicz, 6-3, Fr., 7.1 ppg
G 10 Eliot Browarsky, 6-0, Sr., 19.2 ppg
G 5 JJ Buckey, 6-1, Jr., 10.9 ppg

Ottawa Hills
made the D-III district finals last year led by
6-foot-8 senior Phillip Beans, who now plays at Holy Cross. The Green
Bears fell to the eventual state runner-up, Defiance Tinora by a single
point. The Green Bears knocked off last year’s state runner-up Kalida
(41-33) in the regional final ending Kalida’s 17-game winning streak. 

St. Peter Chanel (14-11)
Location: Bedford
Nickname: Firebirds
Boys Enrollment: 114
State Appearances: 2010, 2008, 2003, 1999, 1996, 1991
Head Coach: Bernie Tarr
School Rec.: 166-74 (11 yrs.)
PPG: 56.7; OPP: 56.6
F 3 Devonta Brooks, 6-4, Jr., 12.9 ppg
F 20 Kyree Brewer, 6-4, So., 3.3 ppg
G 14 Anthony Debaltzo, 6-1, Jr., 12.0 ppg
G 12 Damon Jones, 5-9, So., 6.2 ppg
G 30 Tommie Williams, 5-5, So., 5.1 ppg

graduated almost everyone off last year’s district finalist
team including Youngstown State freshman Lamar McKnight. The Firebirds
were just 9-11 during the regular season, but managed to regroup and
reach the state tournament for the fifth time. Chanel defeated unbeaten
Shadyside in the regional final after needing overtime to get by
Cortland Maplewood in the regional semis. The Firebirds play just one
senior (Isiah Chambers) and start five underclassmen. 

Newark Catholic (24-1)
Location: Newark
Nickname: Green Wave
Boys Enrollment: 98
State Appearances: 2010
Head Coach: Drew Meister
School Rec.: 54-38 (4 yrs.)
PPG: 65.4; OPP: 41.6
F 21 Nate Adams, 6-4, Sr., 12.6 ppg
F 44 Phil Taylor, 6-3, Sr., 6.4 ppg
G 12 James Moerman, 6-0, Sr., 11.2 ppg
G 4 Derek Adam, 5-10, Sr., 5.8 ppg
G 1 Matt Dawson, 6-1, Sr., 16.8 ppg

Newark Catholic
owns eight state football championships and six
state baseball titles, but has nary a state basketball tournament
appearance. The Green Wave fell to eventual state champion (Oak Hill)
last season in the regional final with basically the same cast of
characters. The Green Wave revolves around six seniors and a freshman
as the 7th man in Mitch Cox. The Green Wave won 24 games thus far and
only two of the wins were less than 10 points. NC has won its five
tournament games by an average of 34 points per game with no game under
20 points.

Dayton Jefferson: The Broncos are on an eight-game winning streak after a February 13 loss to D-I Cincinnati Woodward.
Toledo Ottawa Hills: The Green Bears have won 15 consecutive games since losing their only game of the year to New Riegel (76-67) in overtime on January 16.
Bedford Chanel: The Firebirds lost their last regular season game of the year to Garfield Heights Trinity, but have won five-straight in the tournament.
Newark Catholic: The Green Wave has won six games in a row after losing its only game of the year to Bexley (56-50) in Game 19 of the season.

Dayton Jefferson: The Broncos last made the state tournament in 1998 when they won the D-IV state championship. Jefferson was state runner-up in 1987 and 1986 and also captured the state title in 1979 and participated in 1977.
Toledo Ottawa Hills: The Green Bears have not made the state tournament since 1942 and never made the final four. In 1942, they took 16 teams and Ottawa Hills made the elite eight.
Bedford Chanel: The Firebirds made the state semis in 2008 and were also participants in 2003. Chanel won the state title in 1999 playing in D-II, while also making the final four in 1996 and 1991.
Newark Catholic: The Green Wave has zero state tournament appearances.


Dayton Jefferson (15-10)
Key Wins: Dayton Dunbar, Clayton Northmont, Harvest Prep, Western Hills, Dayton Stivers, Fort Loramie and Fort Recovery.
Losses: Middletown Madison, Pine Crest (FL), Thurgood Marshall, Trotwood-Madison and Cincinnati Woodward.
Forfeit Losses: Dayton Belmont, Troy Christian, Emmanuel Christian, Lockland and Meadowdale.

Toledo Ottawa Hills (24-1)
Key Wins:
Lakeside Danbury (2), Toledo Christian (2), Metamora Evergreen, Norwalk St. Paul, Miller City and Kalida.
Losses: New Riegel (OT)

Bedford Chanel (14-11)
Key Wins:
Akron Hoban, Cleveland East Tech, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, Richmond Heights, Dalton, Lutheran East, Cortland Maplewood and Shadyside.
Losses: Mentor Lake Catholic, Cleveland Kennedy (2), Youngstown East, Cleveland Central Catholic (2), Wheeling Park (WV), Holy Name, Cleveland VASJ (2) and Garfield Heights Trinity.

Newark Catholic (24-1)
Key Wins:
Utica, Bexley, Centerburg, Heath (2), Zanesville Rosecrans, Bucyrus Wynford and Columbus Tree of Life.
Losses: Bexley (56-50).

Adreian Payne (Dayton Jefferson)- Michigan State
Eliot Browarsky (Toledo Ottawa Hills)- Elon University (Soccer)

Adreian Payne (6’10, Senior) Dayton Jefferson
Cody Latimer (6’3, Junior) Dayton Jefferson
Joby Jackson (6’3, Junior) Dayton Jefferson
Eliot Browarsky (5’10, Senior) Toledo Ottawa Hills
J.J. Buckey (6’2, Junior) Toledo Ottawa Hills
Devonta Brooks (6’4, Junior) Bedford Chanel
Anthony Debaltzo (6’0, Junior) Bedford Chanel
Matt Dawson (6’1, Senior) Newark Catholic
Nate Adams (6’4, Senior) Newark Catholic

Devin Foster (6’1) Dayton Jefferson
Damon Jones (5’10) Bedford Chanel

Eliot Browarsky (Ottawa Hills) 19.2 ppg.
Adreian Payne (Dayton Jefferson) 15.9 ppg.
Cody Latimer (Dayton Jefferson) 16.0 ppg.
Matt Dawson (Newark Catholic) 17.2 ppg.
Nate Adams (Newark Catholic) 12.5 ppg.
Devonta Brooks (Bedford Chanel) 12.9 ppg.

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