39th Annual Girls Basketball State Tournament: Results, Previews, Schedule, Broadcasts and More

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The 39th Ohio High School Girls Basketball State Tournament tipped off Thursday at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center. Here are the vitals for the weekend: Results, Box Scores, Previews, Schedules, Live Broadcasts, Tickets, Brackets and More…It’s all here.

Girls Basketball State Tournament

Schedule/Results

DIVISION I

*State Semifinal
Friday, 6 p.m.
Princeton (26-2, No. 3 OGBR JJH/No. 1 AP) vs Toledo Notre Dame (24-3, No. 7 OGBR JJH/No. 7 AP)
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Princeton 60, Toledo Notre Dame 52 (Box Score)
The Vikings advanced to their second state final in history by breaking open a tie game at half (33-33) with a 12-5 third quarter. Down 45-38 entering the fourth, Notre Dame couldn’t complete the rally. Tierra Floyd – Ohio’s No. 1 ranked junior – scored 21 points for the Eagles who were playing in their third straight state tournament. Fellow junior Kaayla Mcintyre added 16 points. Ohio State recruit Kelsey Mitchell – the state’s No. 1 senior prospect – led the Vikings with 23 points, while Carlie Pogue chipped in 18. Princeton out rebounded Notre Dame 36-25.
Player of the Game: Kelsey Mitchell, Princeton
Playing on her future college court, Mitchell scored a game-high 23 points and six assists.
Stat of the Game: 4
As in total bench points between the two teams, all of which were scored by Princeton.

*State Semifinal
Friday, 8 p.m.
North Canton Hoover (25-2, No. 1 OGBR JJH/No. 5 AP) vs Dublin Coffman (22-6, NR OGBR JJH/NR AP)
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North Canton Hoover 61, Dublin Coffman 44 (Box Score)
The Vikings jumped out to a 19-9 lead after the first quarter and never trailed throughout, building a 32-18 halftime lead. NCH’s largest lead was 19. Coffman’s depth played a part as the Rocks only had six girls play 10 minutes or ore. Five of those logged 21 or more minutes. Kamerine Taylor led DC with 17 points, while Christine Szabo netted 11. NCH put three players in double figures including Kaylee Stroemple (18), Julie Worley (16) and Marquia Turner (14). The Vikings out rebounded the Rocks 32-20. Hoover outscored Coffman 14-0 in fast break points and 12-3 in second chance points.
Player of the Game: Kaylee Stroemple, North Canton Hoover
Senior post scored 18 points and had eight rebounds. Also shot 9-of-12 from the field.
Stat of the Game: 40
As in points in the paint for NCH. The Vikings outscored the Rocks inside 40-12.

*State Final
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
North Canton Hoover (25-2, No. 1 OGBR JJH/No. 5 AP) vs Princeton (26-2, No. 3 OGBR JJH/No. 1 AP)
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Princeton 61, North Canton Hoover 55 (Box Score)
The Vikings improved to 4-0 in state tournament games and won their second state title (first since 1987) by leading start to finish. Fueled by 14 points from Ms. Basketball and Ohio State recruit Kelsey Mitchell, Princeton opened up a 10-point lead in the first quarter en route to the win. NCH cut the lead to 26-24 late in the second quarter but never to any closer. The Vikings lead reached 14 in the fourth. Seniors Kaylee Stroemple (Niagra) and Julie Worley (Ashland) led NCH with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Stroemple added 12 boards and four assists. Princeton senior Carlie Pogue (New Hampshire) had a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. She also had three assists and four blocks.
Player of the Game: Kelsey Mitchell, Princeton
McDonald’s All-American scored 30 points and added four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 32 minutes. Was 15-of-17 from the free throw line.
Stat of the Game: 34
As in points in the paint for Princeton. NCH had 24.

DIVISION II

*State Semifinal
Thursday, 1 p.m.
Alter (28-0, No. 2 OGBR JJH/No. 2 AP) vs Toledo Rogers (24-4, No. 5 OGBR JJH/NR AP)
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Final Score: Alter 50, Toledo Rogers 47 (Box Score)
Rogers lost an 8-point halftime lead and Alter freshman Braxtin Miller hit a 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter to forge a 36-36 tie entering the fourth. From there Alter outlasted the Rams. The victory was the Knights (29-0) first this season by single digits. Rogers ends 24-5.
Player of the Game: Emma Bockrath, Alter
Junior scored a game-high 14 points and had six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 28 minutes.
Stat of the Game: 14
As in third and fourth quarter points scored by Alter. The Knights turned a 30-22 halftime defcit into a victory by outscoring Rogers 28-17 in the second half.

*State Semifinal
Thursday, 3 p.m.
West Holmes (27-0, No. 1 OGBR JJH/No. 1 AP) vs Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (25-2, No. 7 OGBR JJH/No. 5 AP)
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West Holmes 49, Akron SVSM 45 (Box Score)
West Holmes scored the first six points of the game and never trailed. Despite being down 10 points in the first quarter and nine in the third, Akron SVSM cut the deficit to 43-42 with 3:50 to go but couldn’t complete the comeback. Senior Jordan Korinek led the Irish with 24 points and 11 rebounds. The teams combined for just two 3-pointers (SVSM made both). The Irish out rebounded West Holmes 33-23.
Player of the Game: Laina Snyder, West Holmes
The senior and Ashland University recruit had 21 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three blocks.
Stat of the Game: 23
As in turnovers for Akron SVSM. West Holmes turned the ball over just nine times.

*State Final
Saturday, 10:45 a.m.
Alter (29-0, No. 2 OGBR JJH/No. 2 AP) vs West Holmes (28-0, No. 1 OGBR JJH/No. 1 AP)
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West Holmes 62, Alter 45 (Box Score)
Alter jumped out to a 7-0 led but after that it was all West Holmes. The Knights held Alter to just seven points over the final 13:30 of the first half and built a 23-14 lead en route to holding Alter to its lowest scoring output of the season. Alter had seven FGs and 24 points through three quarters. It had seven FGs and scored 21 points in the fourth. West Holmes’ largest lead was 23 points. Alter was 14-of-51 from the floor, while West Holmes shot 17-of-35. WH also hit five 3s. The title is the 4th for West Holmes and its first since 1986. WH was state runner-up the last two years. Senior Laina Snyder, the AP DII Ohio Player of the Year, had a game-high 11 rebounds and eight points for WH, while Emily Molnar chipped in 15. Libby Bazelak led Alter with 16 points. WH made 23-of-25 free throws.
Player of the Game
Paiten Strother, West Holmes
Senior poured in a game-high 18 points. She shot 6-for-10 from the field, 3-for-5 from 3 and 3-for-3 at the foul line. Also added four rebounds.
Stat of the Game: 7
As in FGs for Alter through three quarters.

DIVISION III

*State Semifinal
Friday, 1 p.m.
Smithville (26-2, NR OGBR JJH/NR AP) vs Africentric (24-3, No. 1 OGBR JJH/No. 8 AP)
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Africentric 44, Smithville 22 (Box Score)
The Nubians advanced to their third straight state final with a convincing win over the Smithies. Smithville led 9-7 after the first quarter but managed just two points in the second quarter and trailed 17-11 at half. The Nubians separated themselves for good with a 20-4 fourth quarter. Senior Ayrielle Stith was the only Africentric player in double-figures (she had 11 points). Smithville was led by senior Olivia Besancon’s nine points. Besancon had nine rebounds as well.
Player of the Game: Alexa Hart, Africentric
The 6-2 senior and Ohio State recruit blocked 11 shots. She also had eight points.
Stat of the Game: 22 and 22.5
As in turnovers and field goal percentage for Smithville. The Smithies shot just 9-of-40 from the floor and were 1-of-7 from 3-point range. Smithville also had 22 turnovers and 22 points.

*State Semifinal
Friday, 3 p.m.
Versailles (23-3, No. 8 OGBR JJH/No. 9 AP) vs Fairland (22-3, NR OGBR JJH/NR AP)
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Versailles 67, Fairland 60 (Box Score)
The Tigers trailed 12-2 early but took control with depth and the inside play of senior Katie Heckman and junior Christa Puthoff who combined for 28 points and 13 rebounds. Versailles had 10 players score and eight logged over 12 minutes of play. Junior guard Lauren Bruns added 10 points for Versailles, which outrebounded Fairland 43-31. Down 14-10 after the first quarter, Versailles took the lead for good on a Heckman free throw with three minutes left in the third. The Tigers built a 12-point fourth quarter lead. Junior Caitlin Stone led Fairland with 15 pints, while sophomore Taylor Perry added 13. Senior and 6-4 Michigan recruit tera Stapleton had 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Versailles outscored Fairland 28-18 in the paint.
Player of the Game: Christa Puthoff, Versailles
The junior had 15 points and six rebounds.
Stat of the Game: 27
As in bench points scored by Versailles. Fairland had 11.

*State Final
Saturday, 5:15 p.m.
Versailles (24-3, No. 8 OGBR JJH/No. 9 AP) vs Africentric (25-3, No. 1 OGBR JJH/No. 8 AP)
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Africentric 49, Versailles 37 (Box Score)
The Nubians scored the game’s first points and never trailed en route to winning their fourth state title since 2007. Africentric was state runner-up last year and champion in 2012. Despite senior and Ohio State recruit Alexa Hart being in foul trouble (missed the entire second quarter), Africentric found enough offense and defense that it didn’t matter. Employing constant pressure, the Nubians forced Versallies into 24 turnovers. The Tigers shot 11-of-40 from the field. Free throws (15-of-19) kept Versailles in it. Senior Emily Harmon and junior Christa Puthoff each scored nine points for Versailles. Seniors Sierra Harley (14 points) and Alexis Parks (12) led Africentric in scoring. Hart finished with nine points, six blocks and four rebounds. The Nubians outscored Versailles 28-18 in points in the paint, 10-2 in fast break points and 18-10 in bench points.
Player of the Game: Sierra Harley, Africentric
A non-starter, Harley came off the bench for Hart and filled in admirably. Harley averages nine points a game but had 12 in the firs half. She finished with 14 and three steals in 23 minutes of play.
Stat of the Game: 0
As in lead changes and ties. Africentric led start to finish.

DIVISION IV

*State Semifinal
Thursday, 6 p.m.
Zanesville Rosecrans (26-1, No. 4 OGBR JJH/No. 3 AP) vs Holgate (22-4, NR OGBR JJH/NR AP)
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Rosecrans 55, Holgate 40 (Box Score)
Rosecrans held Holgate to just four points in the first quarter and six in the third en route to opening up a 41-20 lead after three quarters. The Bishops led by as many as 25 in the third quarter. Rosecrans never trailed and had three players reach double figures – Kloie Johnson (19), Alexis Kirkbride (11) and Molly Nash (11). Holgate’s Marissa Myles had 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. With the win, Rosecrans advances to its seventh state final and first since 1996. Holgate scored half its points in the fourth quarter.
Player of the Game: Alexis Kirkbride, Rosecrans
Senior scored 11 points and dished out six assists. Also had two steals.
Stat of the Game: 14
As in assists Rosecrans had on its 21 field goals. The Bishops also only had four turnovers.

*State Semifinal
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Fort Loramie (26-2, No. 3 OGBR JJH/No. 9 AP) vs Reedsville Eastern (25-1, No. 1 OGBR JJH/No. 1 AP)
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Reedsville Eastern 68, Fort Loramie 59 (Box Score)
Eastern advanced to its first state title game with a convincing win over defending state champion Fort Loramie. The Eagles led 32-30 at the half and 43-35 entering the fourth quarter. Despite shooting just 1-of-14 from 3-point range and having two starters foul out (and another with four fouls), Eastern continually staved off all Redskins comeback attempts. Loramie was led by senior Darian Rose who had 26 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Jessica Boerger added 13 points for the Redskins  who out rebounded Eastern 41-37.
Player of the Game: Jenna Burdette, Reedsville Eastern
Senior and University of Dayton recruit tied the D-IV state semifinal scoring record with 38 points. Burdette made 13-of-15 free throws. She also had six rebounds, five steals and three assists.
Stat of the Game: 7 and 5
As in offensive rebounds and blocks for senior Katie Keller. Keller fouled out late but not before she scored six points and pulled down 12 total rebounds.

*State Final
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Reedsville Eastern (25-1, No. 1 OGBR JJH/No. 1 AP) vs Zanesville Rosecrans (26-1, No. 4 OGBR JJH/No. 3 AP)
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Reedsville Eastern 49, Zanesville Rosecrans 38 (Box Score)
Eastern claimed its first state title after losing in the semifinals last year. A basket by Katie Keller with 2:22 to go int eh first quarter gave the Eagles the lead for good. Eastern led 22-16 at half. Rosecrans closed to within 39-37 with 4:28 to play but two free throws and a bucket by senior Jenna Burdette produced a six point cushion that the Bishops couldn’t overcome. Rosecrans was led by senior Molly Nash who had 15 points and 15 rebounds. The Bishops shot just 10-of-42 from the floor (24%) for the game and committed 13 turnovers. Eastern outscored Rosecrans 18-12 in the paint and 11-4 off turnovers.
Player of the Game: Jenna Burdette, Reedsville Eastern
Senior and University of Dayton recruit scored 24 points and had four rebounds and three steals. Burdette scored a record 38 points in the state semis and had 37 in the regional final.
Stat of the Game: 8
As in the amount of points Rosecrans scored in three of four quarters.

 

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