Girls basketball: Minster remains No. 1 in Div. IV in state poll


Versailles No. 2 in Div. III, New Bremen receives votes in D-IV

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Minster freshman guard Ivy Wolf dribbles during a game at Russia on Dec. 23. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in Division IV.

Minster freshman guard Ivy Wolf dribbles during a game at Russia on Dec. 23. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in Division IV.


Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News

Minster remains No. 1 in Division IV in the second Associated Press state poll. Versailles is No. 2 in Div. III, and New Bremen received votes in D-IV.

The Wildcats (12-1) suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday against Elyria Catholic in the Classic in the Country at Berlin Hiland. Minster trailed by 10 but had a chance to tie the game late in a 44-41 loss.

Versailles beat Marion Local last Thursday to improve to 4-1. The Tigers were ranked No. 2 in Div. III last week as well.

New Bremen fell out of the top 10 in Div. IV. The Cardinals, which were ranked No. 4 a week ago, lost by 16 points to Fort Recovery on Thursday to drop to 12-2. Fort Recovery is ranked No. 10 in Div. IV.

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 (15) 11-0 167
2. W. Chester Lakota W. (1) 12-1 141
3. Pickerington Cent. (1) 13-1 126
4. Dublin Coffman 12-1 95
5. Solon 11-1 93
6. Canton McKinley 12-1 82
7. Cin. Mt. Notre Dame 13-3 64
8. Stow-Munroe Falls 12-1 54
9. Dresden Tri-Valley 10-2 35
10. Canfield 10-3 16
(tie) Tol. Notre Dame 11-3 16

Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

DIVISION II
1. Beloit W. Branch (14) 11-0 162
2. Tol. Rogers (2) 10-1 120
3. Trotwood-Madison 10-1 86
4. Gates Mills Gilmour (1) 9-2 79
5. Bellevue 12-1 78
6. Germantown Valley View 12-1 69
7. Washington C.H. Miami Trace 12-1 68
8. Zanesville Maysville 11-1 58
9. Tipp City Tippecanoe 11-1 43
10. McArthur Vinton County 11-0 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: London 23. Thornville Sheridan 19. Warren Howland 18. Akr. SVSM 13.

DIVISION III
1. Cols. Africentric (14) 11-0 158
2. Versailles (1) 14-1 120
3. Ottawa-Glandorf 12-1 114
4. Cin. Summit Country Day (1) 12-0 106
5. Kirtland 12-0 88
6. Archbold 10-1 76
7. Waynesville 12-0 60
8. Findlay Liberty-Benton 11-1 48
9. Cardington-Lincoln 13-1 29
10. Doylestown Chippewa 11-0 27

Others receiving 12 or more points: Minford 18. Warren Champion 15.

DIVISION IV
1. Minster (9) 12-1 152
2. Waterford (4) 8-1 131
3. Ottoville (1) 13-0 123
4. Sugar Grove Berne Union 12-1 92
5. Steubenville Cath. Cent. 10-1 80
6. Fairfield Christian 11-1 54
7. N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 8-2 43
8. Dalton 10-2 40
9. N. Jackson Jackson-Milton (2) 12-0 36
10. Fort Recovery 10-1 32

Others receiving 12 or more points: New Bremen 29. Portsmouth Notre Dame 28. Berlin Hiland 19. New Madison Tri-Village 14.

Minster freshman guard Ivy Wolf dribbles during a game at Russia on Dec. 23. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in Division IV.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/01/web1_DSC_3006-1.jpgMinster freshman guard Ivy Wolf dribbles during a game at Russia on Dec. 23. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in Division IV. Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News
Versailles No. 2 in Div. III, New Bremen receives votes in D-IV

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