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Hoopsters take high rankings, hopes into tourney

Posted at 3:38 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 16:45:19-05

CINCINNATI -- Wilmington, Elder and Moeller are in the top five of the season’s final Associated Press Division I state boys’ basketball poll.

Wilmington (21-1), ranked No. 3 in the poll, plays Harrison (7-15) in a Division I sectional game at 5 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield. Wilmington is led by Mr. Basketball candidate Jarron Cumberland, a University of Cincinnati signee, who scored a single-game school record 52 points last week against Washington Court House.

Elder (19-3), ranked No. 4, plays Edgewood (6-16) at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lakota West.

Moeller (19-3), ranked No. 5, plays Sycamore (5-17) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton. The Crusaders knocked off LaSalle Friday to share the GCL South title with LaSalle and Elder.

In Division III, Purcell Marian (18-3) is ranked No. 3. The Cavaliers have won consecutive games and open the sectional tournament at 7 p.m. Friday against Riverview East at Loveland.

The AP poll is voted upon by media members around Ohio and is based on the regular season only.

The season’s final state girls’ poll will be released Tuesday.

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses, won-loss record and total points:

DIVISION I

1, Huber Hts. Wayne (12)                 22-0    199

2, Lima Sr. (8)                          20-0    194

3, Wilmington                          21-2    159

4, Elder                            19-3    107

5, Moeller                          19-3    91

6, Gahanna Lincoln                       20-2    80

7, Cols. Northland                       19-2    61

8, Warren Harding                        18-2    55

9, Garfield Hts.                         17-4    40

10, Westerville S.                       18-4    34

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Tol. St. John's 19. 12, Cols. St. Charles 18. 12, Can. McKinley (1) 18. 12, Mason 18. 15, Pickerington Cent. 16.

DIVISION II

1, New Concord John Glenn (16)           21-1    204

2, Upper Sandusky (2)                    21-0    153

3, Akr. SVSM (1)                         17-3    150

4, Trotwood-Madison                      20-2    108

5, Chillicothe Unioto (1)                20-1    96

6, Lexington                             19-2    86

7, Defiance                              17-3    78

8, Alliance                              20-1    65

9, Poland Seminary (1)                   16-4    39

10, Napoleon                             16-4    26

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Wauseon 23. 12, Canfield 16. 12, Cle. E. Tech 16. 14, Johnstown-Monroe 15. 15, Cle. Benedictine 12.

DIVISION III

1, Lima Cent. Cath. (14)                 19-1    194

2, Massillon Tuslaw (6)                  21-0    189

3, Purcell Marian  (1)              18-3    132

4, Beachwood                             19-2    127

5, Day. Northridge                       20-2    104

6, Berlin Hiland                         18-4    86

7, Milan Edison                          19-2    81

8, Cle. VASJ                             15-5    53

9, Worthington Christian                 18-4    28

10, Proctorville Fairland                18-4    26

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Swanton 19. 12, Leavittsburg Labrae 15. 13, Spencerville 12.

DIVISION IV

1, Van Wert Lincolnview (18)             20-1    195

2, Mogadore                              18-1    163

3, Gorham Fayette (1)                    20-1    148

4, Defiance Ayersville                   19-2    130

5, New Madison Tri-Village               19-3    106

6, Russia                                19-3    80

7, Glouster Trimble                      17-3    67

8, Sandusky St. Mary                     18-3    52

9, Lisbon David Anderson (1)             20-1    35

10, Jackson Center                       18-4    31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, McDonald (1) 23. 12, Bristol 22. 13, Cols. Africentric 19. 14, Waterford 16. 14, S. Charleston SE 16.