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2023 Sectional & District Tournament Brackets

2023 CENTRAL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT INFO - ALL DIVISIONS

Tournament Manager: Tom Stoughton, C: 614-313-5394; Email: [email protected].  Supervises all tournaments, supervises the assigning of all officials, and conducts all drawing and seeding meetings.
Officiating Coordinator: Mike Burwell, Email: [email protected]. Supervises and assigns officials and official’s evaluators.
CDAB Board Member Boys Basketball Liaison: Molly Feesler, Athletic Administrator, Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington 43085. B: 614-450-6225, Email: [email protected].
 
Basketball Tournament Bench List (.docx) - to be used by ALL TEAMS and CHEERLEADERS for Sectional, District, Regional and State tournament games.  
Sectional Tournament Information, Sites and Dates
All sectional games will be played at the better seeded team, unless otherwise indicated on the tournament brackets.  Please check the tournament brackets posted on this page for updates.
Hosting Tournament Games: The host school shall be responsible for all game arrangements, except the selection of game officials.   Game arrangements include court preparation, hiring gate help, ticket sellers, ticket takers, police, and other game preparations that are necessary.  If the better seeded team is unable to provide adequate facilities, that team is responsible to arrange a game site with adequate facilities to host the game. The home team Athletic Director is responsible for notifying the tournament manager of any game site changes as soon as possible after alternative site arrangements have been made.
Sectional Tournament Manager's Checklist (.pdf)

Sectional Tournament Dates:
   
Note: Division IV Game Dates Updated Below on 1/9/2023
Division I - February 15 and 18, 2023.  Schools will draw into one of four Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2, Central, Central 4
Division II - February 15 and 18, 2023.  Schools will draw into one of two Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2

Division III - February 14 and 17, 2023.  Schools will draw into one of two Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2
Division IV - February 13, 15 and 18, 2023.  Schools will draw into one Sectional/District Tournament bracket: Central
 
Basketball Tournament Bench List (.docx) - to be used by ALL TEAMS and CHEERLEADERS for Sectional, District, Regional and State tournament games.  
District Tournament Information, Sites and Dates
All district semifinal games will be played at neutral sites determined by the Central District Athletic Board.  Please check the tournament brackets posted on this page for updates.  The better seeded team will be the home team for all district level games.
 
DIVISION I
District Semifinals: February 22, 2023
Played at neutral sites to be determined by the CDAB.
District Finals: February 25, 2023
Ohio Dominican University, Alumni Hall, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus 43219. Chris Deibel, Manager, 614-251-4564, Email: [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: Four teams to the Region 3 Tournament at Westerville South High School.
Region 3 Semifinals - February 28, 2023
   6:00 p.m. - Central 3 District winner (home team) vs. Central 1 District winner (visiting team)
   8:00 p.m. - Central 4 District winner (home team) vs. Central 2 District winner (visiting team)
Regional Final - March 3, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Winner to the State Tournament.
 
DIVISION II
District Semifinals: February 22, 2023
Played at neutral sites to be determined by the CDAB.
District Finals: February 25, 2023
Capital University, Capital Center, 1 College and Main, Columbus 43209. Dustin Rudegeair, Manager, P: 614-236-6979, Email: [email protected]. 
Regional Qualifiers: Two teams to the Regional Tournament. Central 1 to the Region 7 Tournament at Zanesville High School.  Central 2 to the Region 8 Tournament at Springfield High School.
Region 7 Semifinals - February 28, 2023 at Zanesville High School
   6:00 p.m. - Southeast 2 District winner (home team) vs. Southeast 1 District winner (visiting team)
   8:00 p.m. - Central 1 District winner (home team) vs. East District winner (visiting team)
   Regional Final - March 3, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Winner to the State Tournament.

 
Region 8 Semifinals - February 28, 2023 at Springfield High School
   8:00 p.m. - Southwest 1 District winner (home team) vs. Southwest 2 District winner (visiting team)
   6:00 p.m. - Southwest 3 District winner (home team) vs. Central 2 District winner (visiting team)
   Regional Final - March 3, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Winner to the State Tournament.
 
DIVISION III
District Semifinals: February 20, 2023
Played at neutral sites to be determined by the CDAB.
District Finals: February 23, 2023
Big Walnut High School, 713 North Miller Drive, Sunbury 43074. Brian Shelton, Manager, P: 740-965-7778, Email. [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: Two teams to the Regional Tournament. Central 1 to the Region 10 Tournament at Elida Fieldhouse.  Central 2 to the Region 12 Tournament at Springfield High School.
Region 10 Semifinals - March 2, 2023 at Elida Fieldhouse
   6:00 p.m. - Central 2 District winner (home team) vs. Northwest 1 District winner (visiting team)
   8:00 p.m. - Northwest 3 District winner (home team) vs. Northwest 2 District winner (visiting team)
   Regional Final - March 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Winner to the State Tournament.

 
Region 12 Semifinals - March 1, 2023 at Springfield High School
   6:00 p.m. - Central 1 District winner (home team) vs. Southwest 2 District winner (visiting team)
   8:00 p.m. - Southwest 3 District winner (home team) vs. Southwest 1 District winner (visiting team)
   Regional Final - March 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Winner to the State Tournament.

 
DIVISION IV
District Semifinals: February 21, 2023
Played at neutral sites to be determined by the CDAB.
District Finals: February 24, 2023
Ohio Dominican University, Alumni Hall, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus 43219. Chris Deibel, Manager, 614-251-4564, Email: [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: One team to the Region 15 Tournament at Pickerington High School North.
Region 15 Semifinals - March 2, 2023
   6:00 p.m. - East 1 District winner (home team) vs. Southeast 2 District winner (visiting team)
   8:00 p.m. - Central District winner (home team) vs. Southeast 1 District winner (visiting team)
   Regional Final - March 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Winner to the State Tournament.
Participating Schools
DIVISION I
REVISED
1/9/2023 - removed Westland
1/11/2023 - removed Independence
1/19/2023 - removed Briggs
Central District Schools: Big Walnut, Bishop Watterson, Briggs, Canal Winchester, Centennial, Central Crossing, Delaware Hayes, Dublin Coffman, Dublin Jerome, Dublin Scioto, Franklin Heights, Gahanna Lincoln, Grove City, Groveport Madison, Hilliard Bradley, Hilliard Darby, Hilliard Davidson, Independence (Columbus), Lancaster, Licking Heights, Marion Harding, Marysville, Mount Vernon, New Albany, Newark, Northland, Olentangy, Olentangy Berlin, Olentangy Liberty, Olentangy Orange, Pickerington Central, Pickerington North, Reynoldsburg, St. Francis DeSales (Columbus), Teays Valley, Thomas Worthington, Upper Arlington, Walnut Ridge, Watkins Memorial, West, Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South, Westland, Whetstone, Worthington Kilbourne. (43)
East District Schools: Tri-Valley. (1)
Division I Southeast District Schools:  Chillicothe, Logan. (2)
DIVISION II
REVISED
1/27/2023 - removed KIPP Columbus
Division II: Beechcroft, Bexley, Bishop Hartley, Bloom-Carroll, Buckeye Valley, Cristo Rey Columbus, East (Columbus), Eastmoor Academy, Granville, Hamilton Township, Heath, Highland (Marengo), Jonathan Alder, KIPP Columbus, Licking Valley, Linden McKinley, London, Marion-Franklin, North Union, River Valley (Caledonia), South (Columbus), Whitehall-Yearling. (21)
DIVISION III
Division III: Africentric Early College, Amanda-Clearceek, Bishop Ready, Cardington-Lincoln, Centerburg, Columbus Academy, Columbus School for Girls, East Knox, Elgin, Fairbanks, Fredericktown, Grandview Heights, Harvest Preparatory, Horizon Science Academy, Johnstown, Lakewood, Liberty Union, Madison-Plains, Mechanicsburg, Northmor, Northridge (Johnstown), Pleasant, Tree of Life Christian, Utica, West Jefferson, Worthington Christian. (26)
DIVISION IV
Division IV: Berne Union, Danville, Delaware Christian, Fairfield Christian, Fisher Catholic, Granville Christian, Grove City Christian, Liberty Christian, Madison Christian, Millersport, Mount Gilead, Newark Catholic, Northside Christian, Patriot Preparatory, Ridgedale, Shekinah Christian, Wellington School. (17)

2022 Sectional & District Tournament Evaluations

Coaches use the button above to access the evaluation form. 
Please submit evaluations prior to May 3, 2022.

2023 CDAB TOURNAMENT SEEDING - January 27-29, 2023

Seeding: All seeding will be conducted on-line using the Central District web site (OHSAA.org/CDAB) complete instructions will be sent to the Athletic Director for distribution to the head coach in January 2023.  
 
Coaches Draw Meeting: A mandatory meeting of coaches will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., virtually using Microsoft Teams. Complete instructions to access the virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams will be available during the seeding process.  Coaches do not need a Microsoft Teams account to participate.
Virtual Coaches Meeting Information: Bob Britton ([email protected]) will email each coach the links to their specific required coaches meetings prior to those meetings.  Coaches are encouraged to print any materials provided in those emails from Bob Britton to expedite the selection process. 
Please adhere to the seeding and meeting deadlines below as there are penalties for each missed deadline.
  • Friday, January 27, 2023 
    • 9:00 a.m. - Team Information Due for Seeding
    • 3:00 p.m. - Seed Voting Begins
  • Saturday, January 28, 2022 - 12:00 noon - Seed Voting Ends
  • Sunday, January 29, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. - VIRTUAL MANDATORY MEETING OF COACHES with teams (using Microsoft Teams) to place teams on the tournament brackets.   
VIRTUAL MANDATORY COACHES MEETINGS using MICROSOFT TEAMS
All coaches must participate in the mandatory VIRTUAL coaches meetings. Coaches should download the free Microsoft Teams app to the device they will be using for the meetings.  Here is the link that will allow you to create a free Microsoft Teams account.  Please create your free account prior to Friday, January 27, 2023.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/free

Reynoldsburg High School
2022 OHSAA Girls Basketball State Champions
Division I 
Aug. 1-31
Coaches No Contact Period
Oct. 21
First Day of Coaching
Oct. 22
First Day HS Preview Permitted
Nov. 18
Season Begins
Nov. 18
Non-Interscholastic Date
Jan. 29
Tournament Draw
Feb. 6-18
Sectional Tournament
Feb. 20-25
District Tournament
Feb. 27 - March 4
Regional Tournament
March 9-11
State Tournament
Coaches' No Contact Period begins on the first day after the last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

Girls Basketball History