Minster ranked No. 1 in first AP state girls poll


Versailles second in Div. III, New Bremen fourth in Div. IV

Staff report



Minster senior Taylor Kogge goes up to block the shot of Toledo Start’s Malena Ricks during a semifinal of the McDonald’s Holiday Classic at Lima Bath on Dec. 29.

Minster senior Taylor Kogge goes up to block the shot of Toledo Start’s Malena Ricks during a semifinal of the McDonald’s Holiday Classic at Lima Bath on Dec. 29.


Levi A. Morman | AIM Media Midwest

Minster has steamrolled over most of its competition this year, and poll voters took notice.

The Wildcats (11-0, 3-0 Midwest Athletic Conference) were voted No. 1 in Division IV in the first Associated Press state girls poll of the season.

Minster averages 56 points per game. Outside of a 35-26 win over Fort Loramie on Dec. 5, the Wildcats have won every game by at least 15 points.

New Bremen (11-1, 2-1 MAC) is ranked fourth in the Div. IV. The Cardinals have been masters at grinding out close wins. They’ve won five games by nine points or less.

New Bremen’s lone loss came to Versailles (13-1, 4-0 MAC). The Tigers, which finished as Div. III runner-ups last season, are ranked second in Div. III.

Versailles beat New Bremen by 29 points, and all but one of its wins have come by 17 or more points. The Tigers beat Tippecanoe by one point last Saturday and lost to Lima Bath by one point on Dec. 16.

Jackson Center (5-8) received votes in Div. IV, as did Fort Loramie (9-4).

All Division I through IV polls are below, with win-loss record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses). A statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters rate Ohio high school basketball teams each week.

DIVISION I
1. Newark (5) 10-0 125
2. W. Chester Lakota W. (2) 10-1 103
3. Cin. Mt. Notre Dame (5) 12-2 99
4. Pickerington Cent. (1) 12-1 86
5. Dublin Coffman 11-1 81
6. Canton McKinley (2) 11-1 72
7. Solon (1) 9-1 71
8. Tol. Notre Dame (2) 9-2 69
9. Stow-Munroe Falls 11-1 34
10. Dresden Tri-Valley 9-2 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: Cin. Walnut Hills 29. Wadsworth 28. Berea-Midpark 26. Mason 23. Loveland 18. Cols. Northland 17. Canfield 13.

DIVISION II
1. Beloit W. Branch (3) 10-0 93
2. Gates Mills Gilmour (6) 9-1 91
3. Germantown Valley View (2) 11-0 86
4. Zanesville Maysville (1) 11-0 76
5. Tol. Rogers (1) 8-1 74
6. Tipp City Tippecanoe (1) 10-1 55
7. Akr. SVSM 9-2 46
8. Trotwood-Madison 9-1 45
9. Bellevue (1) 11-1 41
10. Washington C.H. Miami Trace 11-1 39

Others receiving 12 or more points: Shaker Hts. Laurel 38. Defiance (1) 38. London 32. McArthur Vinton County 26. Warren Howland 25. Thornville Sheridan 24. New Philadelphia 23. Kettering Alter (2) 20. Perry 17. Cambridge 16. Chillicothe Unioto 15.

DIVISION III
1. Cols. Africentric (9) 10-0 135
2. Versailles (3) 13-1 83
3. Ottawa-Glandorf 11-1 72
4. Cin. Summit Country Day 10-0 66
5. Archbold 9-1 47
6. Kirtland (2) 10-0 46
7. Waynesville 12-0 43
8. Findlay Liberty-Benton 9-1 41
9. Newark Cath. 11-1 40
10. Cardington-Lincoln 11-1 34
(tie)Doylestown Chippewa (1) 10-0 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: Minford 33. Loudonville (1) 30. Rocky River Lutheran W. 28. Williamsburg 28. Delta (1) 25. Proctorville Fairland 25. Elyria Cath. 19. Camden Preble Shawnee 18. Garrettsville Garfield 15. Sardinia Eastern 15. Bellaire 14. Casstown Miami E. 13. N. Lima S. Range 13.

DIVISION IV
1. Minster (11) 11-0 142
2. Waterford (2) 8-1 95
3. Dalton 10-1 76
4. New Bremen 11-1 72
5. Sugar Grove Berne Union 11-1 56
6. Ottoville (1) 11-0 51
7. N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 7-2 48
(tie)New Madison Tri-Village 10-2 48
9. Steubenville Cath. Cent. (1) 9-1 45
10. Fairfield Christian 9-1 41

Others receiving 12 or more points: New Boston Glenwood 34. Cornerstone Christian 33. Jackson Center 27. Troy Christian 27. Berlin Hiland (2) 26. N. Jackson Jackson-Milton (1) 21. Lancaster Fisher Cath. 19. Xenia Legacy Christian Academy 18. Ft. Loramie 17. Ft. Recovery 16. Groveport Madison Christian 13.

Minster senior Taylor Kogge goes up to block the shot of Toledo Start’s Malena Ricks during a semifinal of the McDonald’s Holiday Classic at Lima Bath on Dec. 29.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/01/web1_Minster-vs-Toledo-Start-GBB-1499.jpgMinster senior Taylor Kogge goes up to block the shot of Toledo Start’s Malena Ricks during a semifinal of the McDonald’s Holiday Classic at Lima Bath on Dec. 29. Levi A. Morman | AIM Media Midwest
Versailles second in Div. III, New Bremen fourth in Div. IV

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