Boys Basketball Regional Finals: Who’s left, What Happened and Who Wins


Boys Basketball Regional Week

OHSAA Regional Semifinals are in the books, so let us take a look back
at Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s action. Here is a glance at some
interesting facts and key stats….and also our picks for the Regional Finals.


Ohio HS Boys Basketball Regional Final Info & Picks


OHSAA Regional Semifinals are in the books, so let us take a look back
at Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s action. Here is a glance at some
interesting facts and key stats.

first, here is a look at the regional finals with our predictions. We
picked the regional semis on Monday, and went (24-8). Let’s see how we
do here.


Regional Final Picks

Division I

Toledo Regional:

Broadview Heights (23-3) vs. Toledo Rogers (19-7)

Our Pick: Toledo Rogers

Cleveland Regional:

Mentor (22-5) vs. Shaker Heights (20-6)

Our Pick: Mentor

Columbus Regional:

Columbus Northland (27-0) vs. Gahanna Lincoln (22-5)

Our Pick: Gahanna Lincoln

Cincinnati Regional:

Cincinnati La Salle (20-7) vs. Cincinnati Walnut Hills (26-1)

Our Pick: Cincinnati Walnut Hills

Division II

Canton Regional:

Akron SVSM (18-9) vs. Warrensville Heights (17-10)

Our Pick: Akron SVSM

Bowling Green Regional:

Lima Bath (23-4) vs. Columbus Bishop Watterson (25-1)

Our Pick: Bishop Watterson

Athens Regional:

New Philadelphia (19-7) vs. Vincent Warren (25-1)

Our Pick: New Philadelphia

Kettering Regional:

Dayton Dunbar (21-6) vs. Kettering Alter (20-5)

Our Pick: Dayton Dunbar

Division III

Canton Regional:

Beachwood (23-3) vs. Leavittsburg LaBrae (23-3)

Our Pick: Beachwood

Bowling Green Regional:

Bloom-Carroll (26-1) vs. Ottawa-Glandorf (23-3)

Our Pick: Ottawa-Glandorf

Athens Regional:

Ironton (22-2) vs. Oak Hill (22-4)

Our Pick: Ironton

Kettering Regional:

Cincinnati Roger Bacon (24-3) vs. Versailles (21-5)

Our Pick: Roger Bacon

Division IV

Canton Regional:

Cleveland VASJ (22-4) vs. Youngstown Christian (16-8)

Our Pick: Cleveland VASJ

Bowling Green Regional:

Leipsic (23-4) vs. Ottawa Hills (22-4)

Our Pick: Ottawa Hills

Columbus Regional:

Fairfield Christian (24-2) vs. South Webster (18-7)

Our Pick: South Webster

Kettering Regional:

Delphos St. John’s (20-5) vs. Troy Christian (25-2)

Our Pick: Delphos St. John’s


Regional Semifnal Rewind

Division I

Toledo Regional:

Brecksville-Broadview Heights (71), Nordonia (68)

  1. Mark Chrzanowski had 20 points and nine rebounds and Tim Tupa added 11 points and five assists for the winners.

Toledo Rogers (68), Anthony Wayne (62)

  1. Clemmye
    Owens (19), DeVonte Pratt (15), Tribune Dailey (13), and Tony Kynard
    (11) all scored in double-figures for Rogers. Fadil Robinson tallied
    nine boards.
  2. Junior Matt Fox had 21 points and Michigan-bound Mark Donnal added 19 points in defeat.

Cleveland Regional:

Mentor (60), North Canton Hoover (46)

  1. Jeff
    Foreman scored 19 points, which included a 6-of-11 showing behind the
    arc. Conner Krizancic had 13 points. Mentor was 11-of-31 from distance,
    but just 9-of-19 from the free-throw line.
  2. Dom Iero led Hoover with 19 points, while leading scorer Harrison Blackledge was held to just eight points.

Shaker Heights (54), North Royalton (52)

  1. Sophomore Esa Ahmad sparked the winners with 19 points, eight rebounds, and five blocks. Junior Rosel Hurley totaled 14 points.
  2. Freshman
    Omari Speelman led North Royalton with 14 points and 6 six boards along
    with Nick Krempasky’s 14 points and six rebounds.

Columbus Regional:

Columbus Northland (74), Canton Timken (47)

  1. Northland used a 26-6 advantage in the 2nd quarter to blow past Timken.
  2. Senior
    Armani Towns scored 18 points followed by junior Jalen Tucker (15),
    freshman Seth Towns (13), and juniors Ty Hairston (9) and Shemar Waugh

Gahanna Lincoln (53), Pickerington Central (50)

  1. Akron-bound
    Aaron Jackson led Gahanna with 18 points and junior Manny Powell
    chipped in 11 and classmate Javon Bess added 10 points and seven
    rebounds despite foul trouble.
  2. Junior
    Jae’Sean Tate (Ohio State) led the Tigers with 31 points and 21
    rebounds, including 24 of Pickerington’s 31 second half points. No other
    Tiger reached double figures.

Cincinnati Regional:

Cincinnati La Salle (55), Cincinnati Colerain (43)

  1. Junior
    Jeffrey Larkin led the Lancers with 28 points and Connor Speed added 13
    counters. Only players four played scored for La Salle.
  2. Milt Davis led Colerain with 17 points.

Cincinnati Walnut Hills (52), Springboro (46)

  1. Akron-bound Isaiah Johnson led Walnut with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Khari Burton tallied 15 points.
  2. Illinois-bound Maverick Morgan paced Springboro with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and six blocks.

Division II

Canton Regional:

Akron SVSM (54), CVCA (37)

  1. The Irish got 18 points from freshman VJ King and 15 by senior Nick Wells.
  2. CVCA leading scorer Bob Peters was held to just 13 points.

Warrensville Heights (69), Youngstown Mooney (61)

  1. Senior
    Montell Goodwin had 17 points for the winners. Freshman Yavari Hall
    totaled 15 points followed by junior Charles Franklin (14) and classmate
    John Howze (12).
  2. Senior Doug Caputo and Andrew Armstrong led Mooney in defeat with 17 points.

Bowling Green Regional:

Bishop Watterson (53), Sandusky Perkins (34)

  1. Watterson has now won 19-straight games.
  2. Cody Calhoun (14), Andy Grieser (12), and Matt Hughes (12) were all double-figure scorers for the winners.
  3. Senior Brandon Smith scored 18 points for Perkins.

Lima Bath (60), Cleveland Benedictine (41)

  1. Bath’s regional semis victory was hampered by a serious elbow injury suffered by Logan Rockhold.
  2. Bath got 13 points and 11 rebounds from junior Taren Sullivan.
  3. Junior T.J. Steele paced Benny with 19 counters.

Athens Regional:

New Philadelphia (65), St. Clairsville (50)

  1. Sophomore Dylan Hagan led the Quakers with 18 points followed by juniors Ethan Boose (17) and Marco Colombo (16).
  2. The
    Quakers held St. Clairsville leading scorer, Danny Monteroso, to just
    19 points. He closed out his stellar career with 2,340 career points.

Vincent Warren (74), Athens (69), OT

  1. Junior
    Evan French exploded in the 4th quarter and overtime tallying 27 points
    in the 12-minute span. French had just two points before that point. He
    was 8-of-8 at the free-throw line as well. Dylan Leffingwell added 14
    points and junior Reese Patton was good for 13.
  2. Warren was down 13 points in the 4th quarter before winning its 20-straight game.
  3. Athens got 28 points from sophomore Joe Burrow and 22 by freshman Ibi Watson. Freshman Zacciah Saltzman notched 13.

Kettering Regional:

Kettering Alter (65), Columbus Marion-Franklin (40)

  1. Senior
    Jaaron Simmons continues to his assault on the tournament scoring 28
    points to lead Alter. Sophomore Dean Lemon added 12 points and nine
  2. Coach
    Joe Petrocelli now has 805 career-wins, which is second all-time behind
    Kalida’s Dick Kortokrax. Petrocelli has won 25 district championships
    and eight regional titles.

Dayton Dunbar (69), Cincinnati Hughes (60)

  1. Junior
    William Green paced Dunbar with 28 points and senior Damarion Geter
    totaled 17 points and 14 boards. Sophomore AJ Harris chipped in 14
  2. Hughes got 14 points from Angel Rivera, who scored 30 points against Trotwood a game prior.

Division III

Canton Regional:

Beachwood (54), Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (50)

  1. Junior guard Johnny Davis scored 19 points to lead Beachwood, and Jordan Richardson added 16.

Leavittsburg LaBrae (75), Oberlin (52)

  1. Junior Peyton Aldridge continues to shine scoring 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Bowling Green Regional:

Bloom-Carroll (62), Huron (54)

  1. Joey
    Schmitz paced the Bulldogs with 26 points followed by Eastern
    Kentucky-bound Isaac McGlone (13) and junior Brandon Manley (9 points, 7
  2. Cody Thompson led Huron with 20 points.

Ottawa-Glandorf (60), Lima Central Catholic (52)

  1.  The
    Titans jumped out to a 28-7 lead, but LCC cut the lead to 53-50 with
    1:37 to play in the game before holding on for victory.
  2. Caleb Siefker and T.J. Metzger each tallied 22 points.
  3. Tre’on Johnson scored 26 points in his final game in a LCC uniform.

Athens Regional:

Ironton (85), Martins Ferry (54)

  1. Senior Zac Carter recorded 37 points in just over three quarters of play and classmate Trey Fletcher contributed 23 points.
  2. Martins Ferry got 32 points from senior Cody Schau.

Oak Hill (46), Piketon (44)

  1. Drew Haislop (11), Kyle Love (10), and Garrin Stiltner (10) combined for 31 points for the Oaks.

Kettering Regional:

Versailles (63), Worthington Christian (48)

  1. Sophomore
    Kyle Ahrens (19) and senior Chad Winner (15) combined for 34 points to
    help the Tigers past upstart Worthington Christian.

Cincinnati Roger Bacon (61), Cincinnati Summit CD (53)

  1. Roger
    Bacon avenged last year’s regional final loss to the Silver Knights
    thanks to junior Carlas Jackson’s 17 points and Erik Edwards (14) and
    Austin Frentsos (11) combining for 25.
  2. Antonio Woods lead Summit with 18 points, while Cincinnati-bound Kevin Johnson scored just five points before fouling out.
  3. Roger Bacon took a 5-3 lead, and never trailed after that mark.

Division IV

Canton Regional:

Youngstown Christian (60), Hannibal River (49)

  1. Tymere Dubose paced YC with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
  2. Brett Price led River with 19 points and eight rebounds.

Cleveland VASJ (93), Windham (56)

  1. Duane
    Gibson recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10
    assists, while adding six steals. Sophomore Carlton Bragg netted 23
    points and grabbed five boards, Simon Texidor Jr. added 17 points,
    Demonte Flannigan chipped in 13 points and six rebounds, and Deandre
    Forte meshed 11 points. Sophomore Brian Parker added eight lightings.
  2. Sophomore Parker Rickey led Windham with 21 points and seven rebounds.

Bowling Green Regional:

Leipsic (57), Edgerton (49)

  1. Austin Brown had 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting and Devin Mangas added 14 points for the winners.
  2. Jacob Adams scored 25 points and yanked down 16 boards in defeat.

Ottawa Hills (53), Colonel Crawford (40)

  1. Junior R.J. Coil paced the Green Bears with 14 points and eight rebounds, and senior Lucas Janowicz added 10 counters.

Columbus Regional:

Fairfield Christian (61), Danville (48)

  1. Steven Carpenter scored 31 points on 10-of-13 shooting, which included a 5-of-6 showing from three-point range.
  2. Bryce Staats led Danville with 23 points.

South Webster (51), Portsmouth ND (39)

  1. Levi
    Cook led South Webster with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Seth
    Goddard netted 15 points. Jensen Dyer ripped down 10 boards.

Kettering Regional:

Delphos St. John’s (62), Jackson Center (53)

  1. Curtis
    Geise erupted once again and this time for 37 points with 25 coming in
    the 2nd half. He was 11-of-12 from the charity stripe in the final
  2. Alex Meyer paced JC with 28 points in the loss.

Troy Christian (48), Tri-Village (43), OT

  1. Troy Christian was 14-of-17 from the free-throw line compared to just 10-of-23 for the Patriots.
  2. Kyle Pipenger led T-V with 24 points in defeat.



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