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2014 Girls Basketball State Tournament Affiliates

Akron WAKR 1590 AM and 97.5 FM … Akron SVSM game(s)
Chillicothe WCHI 1350 AM … Championship Games
Findlay WFIN 1330 AM … Div. IV and I Semifinals and All Championship Games
Fostoria WBVI 96.7 FM & Fostoria WFOB 1430 AM … Championship Games
Lima WCIT 940 AM … Championship Games (Childers Media Group)
Lima WIMA 1150 AM … Division II and I championship games
Massillon WTIG 990 ESPN … West Holmes vs. SVSM, Smithville, Hoover, Div. III & I Finals
McConnelsville WJAW 630 AM & 100.9 FM … Eastern, Div. I Semifinals & All Championship Games
Middleport WYVK WMPO 92.1 FM … Championship Games
Moundsville (WV) WVLY 1370 ... Championship Games
Paulding WPAU 1640 AM … ALL
Toledo WLQR 106.5 FM … Championship Games
Wheeling (WV) WKKX 1600 AM … Championship Games


 

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Watch all four 2014 OHSAA girls basketball state championship games live on SportsTime Ohio.(Note: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will air the Div II girls game live next Saturday instead of STO.  It will still be STO's production, but it will clear on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel due to a scheduling conflict.)

 

Schedule (PDF Box Scores)

Thursday, March 13 - Semifinals
1:00 p.m. Div. II Game #1 - Kettering Arch. Alter 50, Tol. Rogers 47
3:00 p.m. Div. II Game #2 - Millersburg West Holmes 49, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 45
6:00 p.m. Div. IV Game #1 - Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans 55, Holgate 40
8:00 p.m. Div. IV Game #2 - Reedsville Eastern 68, Fort Loramie 59
Friday, March 14 - Semifinals
1:00 p.m. Div. III Game #1 - Columbus Africentric 44, Smithville 22
3:00 p.m. Div. III Game #2 - Versailles 67, Proctorville Fairland 60
6:00 p.m. Div. I Game #1 - Cincinnati Princeton, 60, Toledo Notre Dame Acad. 52
8:00 p.m. Div. I Game #2 - North Canton Hoover 61, Dublin Coffman 44
Saturday, March 15 - Finals
10:45 a.m. Div. II FINAL - Millersburg West Holmes 62, Kettering Arch. Alter 45
2:00 p.m. Div. IV FINAL - Reedsville Eastern 49, Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans 38
5:15 p.m. Div. III FINAL - Columbus Africentric 49, Versailles 37
8:30 p.m. Div. I FINAL - Cincinnati Princeton 61, North Canton Hoover 55


2014 OHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournaments

Value City Arena at  the Jerome Schottenstein Center
The Ohio State University, Columbus
March 13-15,  2013

 

Division II

West Holmes Lifts Championship Trophy; Wins Fourth State Title
West Holmes defeats Kettering Archbishop Alter 62-45

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After two straight years of watching its opponent lift the championship trophy, Millersburg West Holmes
called the gold trophy its own again in 2014 with a 62-45 win over Kettering Archbishop Alter in the OHSAA Division II girls basketball state championship in Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center Saturday afternoon. 

 

This Div. II state title game would be decided between two undefeated teams for the first time since 1995, when St. Bernard Roger Bacon defeated Elida. Archbishop Alter entered the title game 29-0 as the Associated Press No. 2 team in the state. Alter ends its season 29-1 with its school's second state runner-up trophy (2014, 2010). West Holmes, Associated Press No. 1, finishes its season 29-0 and wins its fourth state championship (2014, 1986, '85, '84). 

 

Alter started the game with a 7-0 lead and led 7-5 after the first quarter. West Holmes outscored Alter 18-7 in the second quarter to lead 23-14 at halftime and never looked back. 

 

West Holmes was led by senior Paiten Strother with 18 points and four rebounds. Senior Emily Molnar added 15 points. Senior Laina Snyder dominated the boards, pulling down 11 rebounds in the game. 

 

Alter was led by freshman Libby Bazelak with 16 points and four rebounds. 

 

West Holmes was 23 of 25 at the free throw line. Its 23 made free throws sets a new Div. II championship game record. With Alter shooting 13 of 18 from the free throw line, the combined 34 made free throws in a Div. II championship game sets a new record as well. 

 


 

Division IV

Reedsville Eastern Wins First Girls Basketball State Title
Eagles defeat Bishop Rosecrans 49-38

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After making its first appearance in the state tournament in 2013 and losing in the semifinals, Reedsville Eastern returned in 2014 and defeated Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans 49-38 in the OHSAA Div. IV girls basketball state championship game to claim its school's first girls basketball state title in Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles were led by senior Jenna Burdette, who scored 24 points and added four rebounds and three steals. Burdette scored 38 points in Eastern's semifinal victory over Fort Loramie Thursday night. Three other players scored six points each for Eastern. The Eagles finished the season as the Associated Press No. 1 team in Div. IV in the state and with a 26-1 record.

Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans added another trophy to its long history of state tournament appearances. This was the Bishops 11th state appearance and fourth time bringing home the state runner-up trophy (2014, 1996, '93, '84). The Bishops were led by senior Molly Nash who scored a team-high 15 points. Nash also had a game-high 15 rebounds.

Bishop Rosecrans finished the season 27-2 and as the Associated Press No. 3 team in the state in Div. IV.
 


 

Division III

Columbus Africentric Wins Fourth State Title
Nubians Back at Top of State; Defeat Versailles 49-37

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Africentric started strong and never let go of its lead en route to a 49-37 victory in the 2014 OHSAA Division III girls state basketball final Saturday at Value City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

The win marks the fourth state title for Africentric (25-2) which finished the season the Associated Press No. 8 team in Div. III in the state of Ohio. The Nubians are now one of four schools which own four girls basketball state titles (Berlin Hiland, Warsaw River View and Millersburg West Holmes).

The Nubians were led in scoring by senior Sierra Harley with 14 points. Senior Alexis Parks also added 12 points. Senior Alexis Hart added six blocks on the defensive end. The Nubians were able to force 24 turnovers.

Versailles finished its season 24-2 and as the Associated Press No. 9 team in the state in Div. III. Senior Emily Harman and junior Christa Puthoff both scored nine points for the Tigers. In its six state tournament appearances (2014, '09, '08, '07, 1998, '92), this is Versailles first finish as state runner-up. The Tigers won the championship in 2008.
 


 

Division I

Cincinnati Princeton Wins Second State Title
Princeton defeats North Canton Hoover 61-55

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2014 OHSAA Division I girls basketball state championship game featured Associated Press No. 1 Cincinnati Princeton against No. 5 North Canton Hoover, and it was Princeton that claimed the 2014 state title with a 61-55 victory Saturday night in Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

The Division I championship game attendance was 4,833. The total, three-day attendance was 43,316.

With 1:52 left in the fourth quarter, Hoover was able to cut the deficit to seven, trailing Princeton 57-50. However, Princeton (28-2) held onto the lead to claim its school's second state championship (2014 and 1987). Princeton senior Kelsey Mitchell had a game-high 30 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Mitchell was 15 of 17 from the free throw line. Mitchell's 15 made free throws set a new record for a Div. I championship game (Susie Cassell made 11 for Pickerington in 1990), and ties the record across all divisions.

 

Senior Carlie Pogue scored 17 points for Princeton and brought down 14 rebounds. Pogue's 14 rebounds ties the record for most rebounds in a Div. I championship game (three others with 14).

Hoover, which finished its season 26-3, takes home the state runner-up title for the first time. Senior Kaylee Stroemple led the team with 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Senior Julie Worley added 18 points and six rebounds.

Hoover won the state championship in its only other state tournament appearance in 2002.

 



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2014 Girls Basketball State Tournament Pairings

All Games at Value City Arena, Jerome Schottenstein Center

The Ohio State University, Columbus

Home teams listed first

 

Division I

Cin. Princeton (26-2) vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy (24-3), Friday, March 14, 6 p.m.

North Canton Hoover (25-2) vs. Dublin Coffman (22-6), Friday, March 14, 8 p.m.

Div. I State Championship: Saturday, March 15, 8:30 pm

 

Division II

Toledo Rogers (24-4) vs. Kettering Arch. Alter (28-0), Thursday, March 13, 1 pm

Millersburg West Holmes (27-0) vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (25-2), Thursday, March 13, 3 pm

Div. II State Championship: Saturday, March 15, 10:45 am

 

Division III

Smithville (26-2) vs. Cols. Africentric (24-3), Friday, March 14, 1 pm

Proctorville Fairland (22-3) vs. Versailles (23-3), Friday, March 14, 3 pm

Div. III State Championship: Saturday, March 15, 5:15 pm

 

Division IV

Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (26-1) vs. Holgate (23-4), Thursday, March 13, 6 pm

Reedsville Eastern (25-1) vs. Fort Loramie (26-2), Thursday, March 13, 8 pm

Div. IV State Championship: Saturday, March 15, 2 pm

 

 

2014 Girls Basketball State Tournament Preview

 

Of the 800 high schools in Ohio that play girls basketball, 16 are still practicing as state tournament qualifiers in the 39th Annual OHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament, which tips off Thursday afternoon at Value City Arena inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

 

This year marks the 14th year that the state tournament has been held at Value City Arena, the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The divisional order of play in 2014 is II, IV, III and I. The Division II and IV semifinals are Thursday, followed by the Division III and I semifinals on Friday. The semifinals are played as double-header sessions beginning at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m., while the championship games on Saturday are separate sessions, with tip times at 10:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

Division I

Princeton, which ended the season ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press state poll and beat defending state champion Kettering Fairmont in the regional semifinals, won a state title in 1987 when the Vikings made their only state tournament appearance prior to this weekend. Seventh-ranked Notre Dame Academy is making its third-straight appearance in the Final Four, falling in the semifinals in 2012 and 2013. ND beat fourth-ranked Wadsworth in the regional final.

 

Like Princeton, Hoover also won a state title in its only previous trip to the state tournament, that coming in 2002. The Vikings were ranked fifth in the final AP state poll. Unranked Coffman is making the first girls basketball state tournament appearance of any of the three Dublin high schools. The Shamrocks beat 10th-ranked Reynolsburg in the regional finals.

 

Division II

Rogers, unranked in the final AP state poll, is making its first trip to the state tournament. The Lady Rams beat ninth-ranked Lima Bath in the regional semifinals. Second-ranked Alter is making its fifth and first since 2010 when the Knights were state runner-up. Top-ranked West Holmes, a three-time state champion (1983, 1984 and 1985) is back in the Final Four for the eighth time and was the state runner-up last year. Fifth-ranked St. Vincent-St. Mary, also a three-time title winner (1979, 1980, 1995), returns for the sixth time.

 

Division III

Unranked Smithville is back in the state tournament for the third time in the last five years and the fifth time overall. The Smithies fell in the semifinals in their previous four appearances. Eighth-ranked Africentric was the state runner-up last year and has played in the state championship game all five time the Nubians have reached the state tournament, winning three state championships. They beat fourth-ranked Archbold in the regional semifinals.

 

Unranked Fairland is in the state tournament for the first time, while ninth-ranked Versailles is back for the sixth time (first since 2009) and owns one state title (2008). The Tigers beat fifth-ranked Miami East in the regional semifinals.

 

Division IV

In the 1980s and 1990s, Rosecrans made 10 state tournaments, winning it all in 1982, 1983 and 1992. The third-ranked Bishops are back for the first time since 1998 for the school’s 11th Final Four appearance. Holgate, unranked in the final AP poll, is back for the fourth time and took home the runner-up trophy in each of its three previous trips.

 

No. 1-ranked Eastern made its first Final Four appearance last year and the Lady Eagles are back in 2014 after topping second-ranked Newark Catholic in the regional finals. They face defending state champion Fort Loramie in the state semifinals. The ninth-ranked Redskins are back for the ninth time overall, including four of the last five years.

 

 

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