2014 OHSAA Girls Basketball
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Div. IV and I Semifinals and All Championship Games
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Division II and I championship games
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West Holmes vs. SVSM, Smithville, Hoover, Div. III
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all four 2014 OHSAA girls basketball state championship games live
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Warner Cable SportsChannel due to a scheduling conflict.)
Schedule (PDF Box
Thursday, March 13
Game #1 -
Kettering Arch. Alter 50, Tol. Rogers 47
Div. II Game #2 - Millersburg West Holmes
St. Vincent-St. Mary 45
Game #1 - Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans 55, Holgate 40
Game #2 - Reedsville Eastern 68, Fort Loramie 59
Div. III Game #1 - Columbus Africentric
44, Smithville 22
Game #2 - Versailles 67, Proctorville Fairland 60
Game #1 - Cincinnati Princeton, 60, Toledo Notre Dame Acad. 52
Game #2 - North Canton Hoover 61, Dublin Coffman 44
|Saturday, March 15 - Finals
FINAL - Millersburg West Holmes 62, Kettering Arch. Alter 45
FINAL - Reedsville Eastern 49, Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans 38
FINAL - Columbus Africentric 49, Versailles 37
FINAL - Cincinnati Princeton 61, North Canton Hoover 55
2014 OHSAA Girls Basketball State
Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein
The Ohio State University,
March 13-15, 2014
West Holmes Lifts Championship Trophy; Wins Fourth State
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
trophy its own
with a 62-45 win over
Kettering Archbishop Alter
OHSAA Division II girls basketball state championship in Value City
Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center Saturday afternoon.
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
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
its season 29-0 and wins its fourth state championship (2014, 1986, '85,
Alter started the game with a 7-0
and led 7-5 after the first quarter. West Holmes outscored Alter 18-7 in the
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
West Holmes was 23 of 25 at the free throw line. Its 23 made free
throws sets a new Div.
championship game record. With Alter shooting 13 of 18 from the free throw
line, the combined 34 made free throws in a Div.
championship game sets a new record as well.
Reedsville Eastern Wins First Girls Basketball
Eagles defeat Bishop Rosecrans
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.
Columbus Africentric Wins Fourth State
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
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
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.
Cincinnati Princeton Wins Second State
Princeton defeats North Canton
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
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
All Games at Value City
Arena, Jerome Schottenstein Center
The Ohio State University,
Home teams listed first
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,
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,
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,
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,
2014 Girls Basketball State Tournament
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
schools 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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