Ohio HS Girls Basketball State Tournament: Results, Rankings, Schedule, Broadcasts and More

2015-FBPvwThe 40th Ohio High School Girls Basketball State Tournament wrapped Saturday at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center. Here are the essentials for the weekend: Schedules, Teams, Records, State Rankings, Broadcasts, Box Scores, Results and Recaps. It’s all here…JJHuddle is Your Home for the Fastest and Finest Ohio HS Girls Basketball Championship Coverage.

40TH ANNUAL OHIO HS GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT

All Games at Value City Arena, Jerome Schottenstein Center

Home teams listed first.

DIVISION I

State Semifinal: Friday, March 20, 6 pm
Solon (24-3/OGBR JJH 5/AP NR) vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy (26-2/OGBR JJH No. 4/AP No. 7)
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Toledo Notre Dame 61, Solon 48 (Box Score)

In their fourth straight appearance at the state tournament, the Eagles advanced to their first state final. Notre Dame outscored Solon 19-10 in the third quarter to separate. The game was 22-19 Eagles at half. Kaayla McIntyre was a beast for Notre Dame on the inside as she noted a double-double (23 points, 14 rebounds). Christiana Jefferson and Mariah Copeland added 12 and 14 points each for Notre Dame, which hot 18-of-24 FTs and was 5-of-9 from 3. Solon was paced Dee Bekelja (23 points) and Valencia Myers (11 points).

Player of the Game: Kaayla McIntyre, Toledo Notre Dame…In addition to her double-double collected three assists, two steals and two blocks. Was 7-of-9 from the FT line.

Stat of the Game: 9…as in the favorable margin for Notre Dame in both points off TOs (15-6) and fast break points (11-2).

State Semifinal: Friday, March 20, 8 pm
West Chester Lakota West (26-2/OGBR JJH No. 1/AP No. 9) vs. Newark (27-1/OGBR JJH No. 3/AP No. 3)
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Lakota West 53, Newark 50 (Box Score)

No. 1 ranked Lakota West made enough plays late to hold off Newark. The Firebirds led by 10 points in the second quarter but watched as the Wildcats took a 44-41 lead with 4:47 to go and then tied it up again (48-48) with 2:30 to play. An ensuing 5-0 run (all made FTs) by West gave it the cushion it needed. West received balance scoring from Danielle Wells, Lexi Wasan and Abby Prohaska who each scored 11 points. Lauren Cannetelli added nine. That offset a dominating performance from Newark post Kym Royster who had 20 points and 15 rebounds. Ali Cartnal added 11 points for the Wildcats who out rebounded West 31-21.

Player of the Game: Kym Royster, Newark…6-2 Indiana recruit was 6-of-9 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the FT line. Scored 17 of her 20 points in the second half as the Wildcats rallied.

Stat of the Game: 54…as in combined points in the paint for the teams. Newark outscored West 30-24.

State Championship Game: Saturday, March 21, 8:30 pm

Toledo Notre Dame Academy (27-2/OGBR JJH No. 4/AP No. 7) vs. West Chester Lakota West (27-2/OGBR JJH No. 1/AP No. 9)

Lakota West 44, Toledo Notre Dame 38 (Box Score)

A year after Princeton won the big school state title, Lakota West made it two straight for the Greater Miami Conference with a workmanlike win over Toledo Notre Dame. The Firebirds led 13-8 after the first quarter and never trailed thereafter. Despite Notre Dame’s success inside (28-16 advantage in points in the paint), West used 16 points off 13 Notre Dame turnovers to keep control. Lexi Wasan (15 points), Lauren Cannatelli (14) and Danielle Wells (10) combined to score 39 of the Firebirds 44 points. Christina Jefferson led Notre Dame with 16 points, while Kaayla McINtyre had a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds).

Player of the Game: Lexi Wasan, Lakota West…In addition to 15 points, had nine rebounds and two steals. Played all 32 minutes.

Stat of the Game: 4…as in players for Notre Dame (Mariah Copeland, Jami Huth, McIntyre and Jefferson) that played all 32 minutes.

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DIVISION II

State Semifinal: Friday, March 20, 1 pm
Kettering Archbishop Alter (28-0/OGBR JJH No. 1/AP No. 1) vs. Millersburg West Holmes (24-3/OGBR JJH No. 7/AP No. 8)
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Alter 53, West Holmes 37 (Box Score)

In a rematch of last year’s D-II title game, Alter got revenge against West Holmes and remained unbeaten (29-0) with a convincing win. Alter advances to its fourth state final and is looking for its second state title. West Holmes was playing in the state tournament for the fourth straight season. Alter’s defense made an impact early, forcing 10 turnovers before WH’s first basket. WH ended with 21 TOs. Alter, which never trailed, shot 38-percent from the floor (17-of-45) but made 15-of-18 FTs. WH held an early 12-3 advantage on the boards, but Alter eventually ended the game ahead 31-29 in total rebounds.

Player of the Game: Emma Bockrath, Alter…Senior had 23 points. Scored 13 in first half and 10 in second.

Stat of the Game: 5…As in total points scored by Alter’s second and third leading scorers – Braxtin Miller and Maddie Bazelak. That duo averages 21 ppg combined. Alter still won by 16.

State Semifinal: Friday, March 20, 3 pm
Toledo Rogers (23-5/OGBR JJH No. 2/AP No. 10) vs. Beloit West Branch (27-1/OGBR JJH No. 6/AP No. 5)
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Toledo Rogers 51, West Branch 37 (Box Score)

Rogers advanced to the school’s first state final and set-up a 1v2 match-up of OGBR JJH ranked teams with a convincing win over West Branch. The Rams also get another crack at Alter, which beat the Rams in last year’s state semis and this year’s Classic in the Country. Rogers never trailed and held West Branch to nine first half points (led 23-9 at break). The Warriors shot 22-percent (10-of-46) and were 5-of-23 from 3. Kaylee Manning and Pavin Heath led WB with 11 points each. Bre Hampton Bay led Rogers with 16 points, while Tanaya Beachum had a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds).

Player of the Game: Sydney Petty, Rogers…Had a game-high 16 rebounds to go with her nine points and two assists.

Stat of the Game: 16…As in the rebounding edge in favor of Rogers (46-30). The Rams outscored the Warriors 24-8 in points in the paint and 16-5 in second chance points. Rogers had 20 offensive rebounds.

State Championship Game: Saturday, March 21, 5:15 pm

Kettering Archbishop Alter (29-0/OGBR JJH No. 1/AP No. 1) vs. Toledo Rogers (24-5/OGBR JJH No. 2/AP No. 10)

Alter 57, Toledo Rogers 42 (Box Score)

Alter finished the first perfect season for a school in Montgomery County with its third win over Rogers in a year. The two met in last year’s state semis and again during the regular season this year. Both were close Alter wins. This one wasn’t. Down 16-12 after the first quarter, Alter outscored Rogers 15-6 in the second and never looked back. The Knights forced 21 turnovers and outscored the Rams 23-9 on points of turnovers. Alter also hit 21-of-30 FTs, while the Rams managed just 10-of-12. Emma Bockrath led Ater with 21 points, while Maddie Bazelak and Braxtin Miller added 12 and 11, respectively. Sydney Petty had 11 points for Rogers, Keasja Peace and Tanaya Beachum added 10 each.

Player of the Game: Emma Bockrath, Alter…Hit 6-of-10 FGs, including 2-of-3 threes. Was also 7-of-10 from FT line and had four steals.

Stat of the Game: 14…as in steals for Alter.

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DIVISION III

State Semifinal: Thursday, March 19, 6 pm
Versailles (24-4/OGBR JJH No. 8/AP NR) vs. Doylestown Chippewa (28-0/OGBR JJH No. 1/ AP NO. 1)
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Versailles 54, Chippewa 43 (Box Score)

Playing in their seventh state tournament, Versailles advanced to its third state final with a convincing win over previously unbeaten and unanimous No. 1 (OGBR JJH/AP) Chippewa. The Tigers never trailed. Freshman Kayla McEldwoney led Versailles wiht 13 points, while Lauren Bruns and Taylor Winner each added 12. Winner also had 10 rebounds. Christa Putoff added eight points and 10 boards for the Tigers. Ashley Richardson led Chippewa with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Chipps shot 31-percent from the floor (12-of-29) and managed just three 3s on 17 attempts. Versailles shot 48-percent for the game but made 15-of-24 first half shots en route to a 32-23 halftime lead.

Player of the Game: Christa Putoff, Versailles…Scored six of her eight points in the fourth quarter, including going 4-for-4 at the FT line. In addition to her 10 boards, had three blocks, two steals and an assist.

Stat of the Game: Two…as in fast break points total in the game. The bucket was scored by Versailles.

State Semifinal: Thursday, March 19, 8 pm
Ottawa-Glandorf (25-2/OGBR JJH No. 5/AP No. 8) vs. Proctorville Fairland (22-5/OGBR JJH NR/AP NR)
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Ottawa-Glandorf 55, Fairland 27 (Box Score)

Playing in its first state tournament, Ottawa-Glandorf wasted little time asserting itself. The Titans led 13-3 after the first quarter and never looked back. O-G led 40-17 after three quarters. Fairland, playing in its second straight state tournament, made just 7-of-32 shots and was 1-of-12 from 3. The Dragons turned it over 17 times. Kelsey Riley led Fairland with 11 points. O-G had 10 players scoe and was led by Elissa Ellerbock’s 11. Erin Basinger added 10 points. The O-G bench outscored Fairland’s 21-2.

Player of the Game: Elissa Ellerbock, Ottawa-Glandorf…In addition to her 11 points, had nine rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Stat of the Game: 18-1…as in the point differential for O-G in second chance points. The Titans out rebounded Fairland 36-23.

State Championship Game: Saturday, March 21, 2:00 pm

Versailles (25-4/OGBR JJH No. 8/AP NR)  vs Ottawa-Glandorf (26-2/OGBR JJH No. 5/AP No. 8)

Versailes 49, Ottawa-Glandorf 46 (Box Score)

The Tigers won their second state title by holding off a furious Ottawa-Glandorf rally. The Titans trailed 39-30 with 5:51 to go but closed the game on a 16-9 run. They missed a game-tying 3 at the buzzer. Defensively, Versailles held O-G to four third quarter points as it built a 13-point lead. Versailles out rebounded the Titans 30-20 but were hurt by 27 TOs, which resulted in 27 O-G points. Lauren Bruns led Versailles with 16 points, while Kami McEldowney and Taylor Winner added 12 and 10, respectively. Senior post Christa Puthoff had nine rebounds, five points and four blocks. Elissa Ellerbrock led O-G with 12 points.

Player of the Game: Lauren Bruns, Versailles…Senior and Dayton volleyball recruit had 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. When a play need to be made, she made it.

Stat of the Game: 9…as in the amount of blocks Versailles had.

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DIVISION IV

State Semifinal: Thursday, March 19, 1 pm
Fostoria St. Wendelin (24-4/OGBR JJH NR/AP NR) vs. Waterford (26-1/OGBR JJH NR/AP No. 6)
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Waterford 42, Fostoria St. Wendelin 36 (Box Score)

Down 18-15 at halftime, Wateford rallied with 27 second half points and out scored St. Wendelin 16-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away. Both teams were playing in the state semifinals for the first time. Despite leading for 19:55 of game time, St. Wendelin was held without a FG for the final 7:11. Taylor Hilverding led Waterford with 11 points, while Megan Ball chipped in 10. Waterford’s bench outscored St. Wendelin 14-0.

Player of the Game: Kamryn Troike, St. Wendelin…6-3 junior didn’t disappoint with 18 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

Stat of the Game: 18…as in turnovers from St. Wendelin. Waterford had nine. Waterford outscored St. Wendelin 19-5 on points off turnovers.

State Semifinal: Thursday, March 19, 3 pm
Berlin Hiland (27-1/OGBR JJH No. 1/AP No. 1) vs. Fort Loramie (24-4/OGBR JJH No. 6/AP No. 10)
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Fort Loramie 45, Berlin Hiland 36 (Box Score)

Fort Loramie ran its record to 3-1 against unanimous D-IV No 1 (OGBR JJHuddle/AP) Hiland in state tournament games and used it’s inside height advantage to advance. Hiland struggled to match up with Fort Loramie downlow and was out rebounded 44-31. The Hawks were also outscored 22-12 in points in the paint and 10-6 on second chance points. Loramie took the lead for good on the last basket of the first half and used an 8-0 run to open the second to open up a 27-18 lead. The Redskins pushed their lead to 10 twice in the second half. Loramie hit 6-of-11 FTs in the fourth. Jessica Boerger led Loramie with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Kelly Turner added 10 and 10. Heiland freshman Kennedy Schlabach led all scorers with 15 points.

Player of the Game: Jessica Boerger, Fort Loramie…In addition to her double-double she added two steals, two blocks and two assists.

Stat of the Game: The teams shot a combined 3-for-39 from 3-point range. Hiland was 3-of-29, while Loramie was 0-for-10. The Redskins did not shoot a 3 in the second half.

State Championship Game: Saturday, March 21, 10:45 am

Fort Loramie (25-4/OGBR JJH No. 6/AP No. 10) vs Waterford (27-1/OGBR JJH NR/AP No. 6)

Fort Loramie 55, Waterford 48 (Box Score)

Fort Loramie won its second title in three years and added a basketball championship to go with the volleyball crown it earned in the fall. The Redskins never trailed and opened up a 13-point lead in the third quarter before holding off a furious Waterford rally. The Wildcats cut the lead to three with under 45 seconds to play but Loramie responded with a game-ending 4-0 run. Loramie out rebounded Waterford 31-26 and both teams scored 28 points in the paint. Laramie’s Jessica Boerger led the way with 25 points, while Kelly Turner and Holly Frey added 15 and 10, respectively. Frey also had 10 boards. Ali Kern and Taylor Hilverding each scored 13 for Waterford, which was in its first state final.

Player of the Game: Jessica Boerger, Fort Loramie…Junior scored seven of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to help Loramie survive. Also had seven rebounds and was 9-of-10 from the FT line.

State of the Game: 7…As in state titles now for the Shelby County League. Anna has three and Jackson Center and Fort Loramie each have two.

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