OHSH/JJHuddle Boys Basketball Power Polls: Week 9

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Heading into February, nothing is new with the top spots in the Ohio High
School Hoops and
JJHuddle Boys Basketball Power Polls
. . Southwest Ohio owns them all. Here’s a look at
the
latest state rankings…


OHSH/JJHuddle
Boys Basketball Power Polls Week 9 (2/1/11)

Division
I

1. Cincinnati Moeller (15-0)
2. Columbus Northland (14-0)
3. Westerville South (15-0)
4. Cincinnati La Salle (14-2)
5. Toledo St. John’s (13-1)
6. Gahanna Lincoln (16-0)
7. Garfield Heights (13-0)
8. Lakota East (15-0)
9. Huber Heights Wayne (12-1)
10. Lakewood St. Edward (12-4)

Others:
11.Mentor (12-3); 12.Warren Harding (10-3); 13.Canton Timken (10-1); 14.Upper Arlington (13-0); 15.Toledo Whitmer (12-0); 16.Cleveland Heights (12-3); 17.Toledo Bowsher (8-2); 18.Trotwood-Madison (8-3); 19.Cincinnati Withrow (12-3); 20.Pickerington North (14-1); 21.Bowling Green (12-2); 22.Mason (10-3); T22.Middletown (10-4); T22.Cincinnati Princeton (11-3); 25.Richfield Revere (12-1); and T25.Cincinnati Winton Woods (11-3)

Just missed:
Dublin Coffman, New Albany, Avon Lake, Toledo Central Catholic, Findlay, Westerville North, and Walnut Ridge.

Dropped out:
None

Division
II

1. Dayton Dunbar (12-2)
2. Akron Buchtel (13-1)
T2. Dayton Thurgood Marshall (10-4)
4. Kettering Alter (11-3)
5. Akron SVSM (6-8)
6. Zanesville (13-2)
7. Walsh Jesuit (13-1)
8. Chillicothe (12-2)
9. Chagrin Falls Kenston (13-1)
10. Carrollton (14-0)
T10.Bishop Hartley (13-0)

Others:
12.Toledo Rogers (8-4); 13.Roger Bacon (11-4); 14.Shelby (13-0); 15.Cleveland Benedictine (6-8); 16.Defiance (12-2); 17.Celina (12-2); 18.Struthers (11-1); 19.St. Paris Graham (10-3), and 20.Akron Hoban (8-4)

Just missed:
Buckeye Valley, Columbus DeSales, Columbus Eastmoor, John Glenn, Cleveland Collinwood, University School, Norwalk, Van Wert, Miland Edison, Sandusky Perkins, Sheridan, Vincent Warren, Bellefontaine, and Cincinnati North College Hill.

Dropped out:
Bishop Fenwick

Division
III

1.Cincinnati Taft (14-1)
2.Chesapeake (12-1)
3.Lima Central Catholic (12-2)
4.Archbold (15-1)
5.St. Clairsville (13-0)
T5.Cleveland Central Catholic (6-7)
7.Sugarcreek Garaway (13-1)
8.Piketon (14-1)
9.Portsmouth (11-4)
10.Ottawa-Glandorf (9-6)

Others:
11.Miami East (12-1); 12. Jeromesville Hillsdale (14-1) 13.Akron Manchester (13-1); 14.Leavittsburg LaBrae (12-1); T14.Ironton (9-5); 16.Collins Western Reserve (13-1), and T16.Bloom Carroll (9-5)

Just missed:
Columbus Columbus Africentric, Heath, North Union, Ridgewood, West Muskingum, Fort Frye, Ursuline, Cleveland VASJ, Oak Hill, Wheelersburg, Jamestown Greeneview, Cincinnati Shroder, Cincinnati Mariemont, and Clark Montessori.

Dropped out:
Cincinnati Summit Country Day

Dropped out: None

Division
IV

1. Dayton Jefferson (12-2)
2. Zanesville Rosecrans (15-0)
3. Berlin Hiland (13-1)
4. McComb (12-0)
5. Richmond Heights (13-0)
T5. Bedford Chanel (11-3)
7. Harvest Prep (9-4)
8. Continental (12-1)
T8. Columbus Grove (12-1)
10. Pitsburg Franklin Monroe (14-0)
T10. Springfield Central Catholic (12-1)

Just missed:
Columbus Tree of Life, Newark Catholic, Malvern, Dalton, McDonald, Cleveland MLK, Maumee Valley CD, Minster, Kalida, Convoy Crestview, South Webster, Manchester, Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, and Houston.

Dropped out:
Toledo Ottawa Hills
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HOW THEY FARED LAST WEEK

DIVISION I

1. Cincinnati Moeller (15-0)- defeated Dayton Carroll, 61-26. On Friday, Moeller defeated Cincinnati Elder, 67-37. Alex Barlow led Moeller with 16 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Josh Davenport added 14 and eight.

2. Columbus Northland (14-0)- defeated Columbus Beechcroft, 85-51. Trey Burke led Northland with 30 points and junior Jalen Robinson added 26 points and 26 rebounds. On Tuesday, Northland defeated Whetstone, 70-37. Burke paced the Vikings with 27 and Robinson netted 16. On Friday, Northland defeated Centennial, 77-70 despite being shorthanded. Burke notched 28 points followed by Jordan Potts and Ke’Chaun Lewis with 16 and 15 respectively. On Saturday, the Vikings defeated Logan (WV), 74-60. Burke scored 25 more points and Potts chipped in 15.

3. Westerville South (15-0)- defeated Dublin Scioto, 74-48. Five Wildcat players landed in double figures led by Traevon Jackson with 19. On Friday, Westerville South defeated Dublin Jerome, 74-50.

4. Cincinnati La Salle (14-2)- defeated Dayton CJ, 65-34. On Friday, La Salle defeated Cincinnati St.Xavier, 46-31. Brandon Neel scored 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting.

5. Toledo St. John’s (13-1)- defeated No. 18 Toledo Bowsher, 64-54. Sophomore Marc Loving led the Titans with 24 points and nine rebounds. On Friday, the Titans defeated D2 No. 12 Toledo Rogers, 100-83. Cheatham Norrils led St.John’s with 25 and Loving added 20. On Saturday, the Titans defeated Detroit Consortium, 57-55. Loving scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help the winners past Michigan’s top Class C team.

6. Gahanna Lincoln (16-0)- defeated Lancaster, 65-36. Ohio signee Stevie Taylor scored 13 points in the win and is now the school’s all-time leading scorer a record which stood since 1961. On Friday, the Golden Lions defeated Pickerington Central, 56-37. Taylor tallied 17. Gahanna is the first team in Ohio to 16 wins.

7. Garfield Heights (13-0)- defeated Warrensville Heights, 72-49. Sophomore Tony Farmer led the Bulldogs with 17 points. On Friday, Garfield defeated Normandy, 76-52. Farmer netted 30 points and junior Mike Davis added 20.

8. Lakota East (15-0)- defeated Lakota West, 74-34. Cameron Lee led East with 17 points. On Friday, Lakota East defeated Sycamore, 71-36. Five players finished in double figures for the winners.

9. Huber Heights Wayne (12-1)- defeated No. 19 Trotwood-Madison, 85-60. Travis Trice led Wayne with 31 points. Wayne’s only loss is to unbeaten Lakota East. On Friday, Wayne defeated a young Beavercreek team, 73-59. Trice tallied 20 points. Sophomore Jalen Camper produced 17 in defeat.

10. Lakewood St. Edward (12-4)- defeated rival Cleveland St.Ignatius, 62-46. On Saturday, Ed’s defeated Mentor Lake Catholic, 93-63, Junior Myles Hamilton had 27 and sophomore Elijah Brown was good for 20.

11. Mentor (12-3)- defeated Eastlake North, 92-56. Colin Barth led Mentor with 27 counters and Justin Fritts added 16. On Saturday, the Cardinals defeated D1 No. 12 Warren Harding, 75-66. Cole Krizancic led with 33 points. Krizancic scored 42 against Harding a year ago. Fritts added 15.

12. Warren Harding (10-3)- defeated Lyndhurst Brush, 71-48. Craig McFerrin paced the Raiders with 29 points. On Saturday, lost to D1 No. 11 Mentor, 75-66. McFerrin led Harding in defeat with 25. Tre’ Brown followed with 17 and Shaheed Davis had eight.

13. Canton Timken (10-1)- defeated D2 Fairless, 77-34. Jehvon Clarke had 20 for Timken. On Thursday, Timken defeated Indian Valley, 67-30. Chase Polk led the Trojans with 20 points, nine rebounds, six steals, two assists, and a block. on Saturday, Timken defeated Massillon Jackson, 66-61. Jehvon Clarke led Timken with 24.

14. Upper Arlington (13-0)- defeated Worthington Kilbourne, 58-38. On Friday, UA defeated Hilliard Darby, 54-36.

15. Toledo Whitmer (12-0)- defeated D2 Toledo Waite, 56-40. On Saturday, Whitmer defeated Massillon, 52-43. Sophomore Nigel Hayes had 20.

16. Cleveland Heights (12-3)- defeated Shaker Heights, 94-72. Cody Martin led the winners with 26. Terry Rozier had 25 in defeat.

17. Cincinnati Withrow (12-3)- defeated Cincinnati Woodward, 71-49. On Friday, Withrow defeated Cincinnati Shroder, 68-53. Carl Porter led Withrow with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Aaron Thomas added 20. On Saturday, Withrow lost to Thurgood Marshall, 92-63. Porter paced Withrow with 19. Devin Williams chipped in 12 and Thomas was held to 11.

18. Toledo Bowsher (9-3)- lost to No. 5 Toledo St. John’s, 64-54. On Friday, the Rebels defeated Oregon Clay, 94-79. Robert Davis led the way with 28 points.

19. Trotwood-Madison (10-4)- lost to No. 9 Huber Heights Wayne, 85-60. On Thursday, Trotwood defeated Troy, 68-47. Junior Andre Yates scored a career-high 34 points in the victory. On Friday, Trotwood defeated Piqua, 78-38. Yates had 21.

20. Cincinnati Princeton (11-3)- lost to Middletown, 56-50. On Friday, the Vikings defeated Fairfield, 42-37.

21. Pickerington North (14-1)- defeated Pickerington Central, 56-38. On Friday, North defeated Reynoldsburg, 43-33. On Saturday, North defeated New Albany, 51-49. Tyler Kelly had 15, Trent Waybright 14, and Jake McCullough 10.

22. Bowling Green (12-2)- defeated Rossford, 85-44. Chauncey Orr scored 19 points and in doing so became BG’s all-time leading scorer with 1,258 career points. Xavier Brown added 19 for the winners.

23. Mason (12-3)- defeated Fairfield, 58-53. On Friday, Mason defeated Oak Hills, 59-43.

24. Richfield Revere (12-1)- defeated Cloverleaf, 73-39. Junior Mark Mockbee led the way with 23 points.

25. Cincinnati Winton Woods (11-3)- defeated Cincinnati NW, 80-57. Semaj Christon led the way with 28 points on 11-of-14 shooting including 11 assists. On Friday, WW defeated Ross, 84-56. Christon had 29 points and nine assists.

DIVISION II

1. Dayton Dunbar (11-2)- DNP

2. Akron Buchtel (13-1)- defeated Akron Kenmore, 73-67. Antonio Hearn led Kenmore in defeat with 29 points. On Saturday, Buchtel defeated D2 No. 5 Akron SVSM, 75-59. Elijah Bell led Buchtel with 22 points and Jazelle Garrett added 18.

3. Dayton Thurgood Marshall (10-3)- defeated Dayton Belmont, 87-36. On Saturday, Thurgood dismantled D1 No. 17 Cincinnati Withrow, 92-63. Jordan Watson paced the Cougars with 24, Joe Ballard added 18, Mark Alstork was true for 16, and Edmond Early and Joe Thomasson scored 13 and 12 respectively.

4. Kettering Alter (11-3)- defeated D1 Cincinnati St. Xavier, 43-33. Alter was able to win despite the absence of leading scorer Jaaron Simmons. On Friday, Alter defeated Dayton Carroll, 58-43. On Saturday, Alter knocked off Kettering Fairmont, 64-46. Jake Laravie had 26 and Simmons contributed 16.

5. Akron SVSM (6-8)- lost to D2 No. 2 Akron Buchtel, 75-59.

6. Zanesville (13-2)- defeated River View, 62-33. Tanner Gibson led the Blue Devils with 32 points. On Saturday, Big Blue defeated previously unbeaten D3 No. 8 Piketon, 65-39. Gibson followed up 32 with 28.

7. Walsh Jesuit (13-1)- defeated No. 17 Akron Hoban, 61-56. Evan Payne led the way with 22 counters. On Saturday, Walsh defeated winless Akron North, 71-57. Payne had 29.

8. Chillicothe (12-2)- defeated Hillsboro, 71-57. Head Coach Gary Kellough won his 400th game in the process. On Friday, Chillicothe defeated Marietta, 60-45.

9. Chagrin Falls Kenston (13-1)- defeated Perry, 58-36. On Friday, Kenston defeated Chagrin Falls, 58-49. Junior Eric Truog led Kenston with 17.

10. Carrollton (14-0)- defeated West Branch, 62-39.

11. Bishop Hartley (13-0)- defeated Bishop Ready, 60-54. Eric Siefert paced the Hawks with 21 counters. Junior Derek Farmer led Ready with 30. On Saturday, Hartley beat D1 Centennial, 62-48. Siefert had 20 and Kendall Sherrod dumped in 18.

12. Toledo Rogers (8-4)- defeated D1 Toledo St. Francis DeSales, 66-53. Damond Powell led the way with 20 points. On Friday, Rogers lost D1 No. 5 Toledo St. John’s, 100-83. Damond Powell led Rogers with 24 and sophomore Clemmye Owens notched 20.

13. Roger Bacon (11-4)- defeated Cincinnati McNicholas, 58-42. Jared Bryant led Bacon with 15.

14. Cleveland Benedictine (6-8)- lost to D1 Massillon, 52-51.

15. Shelby (13-0)- defeated Galion, 70-52.

16. St. Paris Graham (10-3)- lost to Tipp City Tippecanoe, 44-28. On Saturday, Graham lost to Blair Academy (NJ), 61-30. These are two dominant wrestling programs.

17. Akron Hoban (8-4)- lost to No. 7 Walsh Jesuit, 61-56. On Friday, Hoban lost to D4 No. 7 Bedford Chanel, 52-43.

18. Defiance (12-2)- defeated D3 No. 1 Archbold, 48-27. On Friday, Defiance defeated Van Wert, 50-41. On Saturday, Defiance knocked off Patrick Henry, 52-28.

19. Bishop Fenwick (8-6)- lost to D1 Cincinnati Elder, 60-49 in overtime. On Friday, lost to Dayton CJ, 50-30.

20. Celina (12-2)- defeated Lima Shawnee, 79-52. On Saturday, Celina defeated Coldwater, 63-51.

T20. Struthers (11-1)- defeated Campbell Memorial, 66-51.

DIVISION III

1. Cincinnati Taft (14-1)- defeated D1 Cincinnati Hughes, 80-45. Orlando Berry led Taft with 16 points and 10 assists. On Saturday, the Senators routed D1 Milford, 86-60. Adolphus Washington had 16 points and nine rebounds.

2. Chesapeake (12-1)- defeated Ironton Rock Hill, 84-26. Nathan Copley led the Panthers with 23 points. On Friday, the Panthers defeated Dawson-Bryant, 84-31.

3. Cleveland Central Catholic (6-7)- defeated Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 57-51. Anton Grady led CCC with 22 points and 13 rebounds. On Saturday, the Ironmen lost to D4 No. 7 Bedford Chanel, 48-37.

4. Archbold (15-1)- lost to D2 No. 18 Defiance, 48-27. On Friday, Archbold defeated Wauseon, 50-41.

5. St. Clairsville (13-0)- defeated Martins Ferry, 63-32. Sophomore Danny Monteroso led the way with 25 points. On Friday, the Red Devils defeated winless Buckeye Local, 96-42. Sophomore Danny Monteroso scored a career-high 42 points in just over two quarters of play including 32 at intermission and 10 and-ones. On Saturday, the Red Devils knocked off Bellaire, 77-39. Monteroso led with 21 and Mackenzie Koehler added 19.

6. Lima Central Catholic (12-2)- defeated D1 Lima Senior, 66-58. On Friday, LCC defeated Paulding, 59-46.

7. Sugarcreek Garaway (13-1)- defeated Strasburg, 58-36. On Friday, the Pirates defeated Indian Valley, 67-38.

8. Piketon (14-1)- defeated Chillicothe Zane Trace, 47-41. Evan Legg paced Piketon with 22 points. On Friday, the Red Streaks defeated Frankfort Adena, 71-55. Legg had 29 points and six assists while Zach Farmer added 18 and seven rebounds. On Saturday, Piketon lost to D2 No. 6 Zanesville, 65-39.

9. Ottawa-Glandorf (9-6)- defeated a good D2 Elida, 65-54. On Saturday, lost to D4 No. 10 Columbus Grove, 47-44.

10. Portsmouth (11-4)- defeated D2 Jackson, 61-44.

11. Miami East (12-1)- defeated Mississinawa Valley, 59-48. On Saturday, Miami East knocked off Greenville, 48-34.

12. Jeromesville Hillsdale (14-1)- defeated Smithville, 69-68 in double overtime. On Friday, Hillsdale defeated Waynedale, 67-38. On Saturday, Hillsdale got by Black River, 55-46.

13. Akron Manchester (13-1)- defeated Indian Valley, 87-53. On Friday, Manchester defeated Wooster Triway, 67-63.

14. Cincinnati Summit Country Day (13-2)- lost to Cincinnati Seven Hills, 52-50. On Friday, Summit CD defeated Cincinnati Country Day, 38-33.

15. Leavittsburg LaBrae (12-1)- defeated Campbell Memorial, 49-40. On Friday, LaBrae defeated Salem, 62-59.

T15. Collins Western Reserve (13-1)- defeated South Central, 75-53.

T15. Ironton (9-5)- defeated D2 Waverly, 71-70 in overtime. Zaccery Carter led the Tigers with 23 points including 20 in the second half. Travis Elliott added 20 and Trey Fletcher chipped in 14.

Division IV

1. Dayton Jefferson (11-2)- defeated D1 Dayton Meadowdale, 54-49. Cody Latimer led Jefferson with 18 points. On Saturday, the Broncos defeated D1 Beavercreek, 54-41.

2. Zanesville Rosecrans (15-0)- defeated D2 Bishop Watterson, 51-46. On Friday, Rosecrans defeated Shadyside, 90-51. Zak Kirkbride led the Bishops with 22 points. Jake Phillis added 19 points, nine assists, and three steals. Aaron Parry chipped in 16 and seven rebounds and Zack Hill netted 12 and grabbed seven boards.

3. Berlin Hiland (13-1)- defeated Malvern, 56-55. On Friday, the Hawks defeated Tuscarawas CC, 77-53. Noah Boyd led the Hawks with 18 points, Seger Bonifant notched 14, and Dylan Kaufman added 12.

4. McComb (12-0)- defeated Leipsic, 67-54. On Saturday, McComb defeated previously unbeaten Tiffin Calvert, 67-48.

5. Richmond Heights (13-0)- defeated Cornerstone Christian, 53-42. On Friday, Richmond Heights defeated Fairpoint Harding, 91-60. Sophomore point guard Rico Jones had 26 points, seven rebounds, six steals, and four dimes.

6. Harvest Prep (9-4)- defeated West Jefferson, 68-52. On Saturday, Prep defeated Grandview Heights, 84-48. Grant Harris led the Warriors with 20 and Shakir Dunning added 18.

7. Bedford Chanel (11-3)- defeated D2 No. 17 Akron Hoban, 52-43. On Saturday, Chanel defeated D3 No. 3 Cleveland CC, 48-37.

8. Continental (12-1)- DNP

9. Pitsburg Franklin Monroe (14-0)- defeated National Trail, 58-37. Tyler Schrodi led F-M with 22 counters. On Saturday, F-M defeated Marion Local, 64-62. Van Spitler had 22 for the winners.

10. Toledo Ottawa Hills (12-2)- defeated Northwood, 66-32. On Thursday, OH defeated Cardinal Stritch, 42-22. On Saturday, OH lost to D3 Evergreen, 42-41.

T10. Columbus Grove (12-1)- defeated Bluffton, 59-57. On Saturday, Grove defeated D3 No. 9 Ottawa-Glandorf, 47-44.

T10. Springfield Central Catholic (11-1)- defeated Northeastern, 52-32. On Friday, SCC defeated Lehman Catholic, 69-64.

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