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2024 Sectional & District Tournament Brackets

2024 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.
CDAB Board Member Girls Basketball Liaison: Molly Feesler, Athletic Administrator, Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington 43085. B: 614-450-6225, Email: [email protected].
Tournament Financial Procedures
Tournament Financial Report 
 
Girls Basketball Tournament Team Bench List (.docx) - to be used by ALL TEAMS for Sectional, District, Regional and State tournament games. 
Girls Basketball Tournament Cheerleader List (.docx) - to be used by ALL SCHOOLS with 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.  The better seeded team will be the home team.  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:
Division I - February 21 and 24, 2024.  Schools will draw into one of four Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2, Central, Central 4
Division II - February 21 and 24, 2024.  Schools will draw into one of two Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2

Division III - February 20 and 23, 2024.  Schools will draw into one of two Sectional/District Tournament brackets: Central 1, Central 2
Division IV - February 21 and 24, 2024.  Schools will draw into one Sectional/District Tournament bracket: Central
 
Girls Basketball Tournament Team Bench List (.docx) - to be used by ALL TEAMS for Sectional, District, Regional and State tournament games. 
Girls Basketball Tournament Cheerleader List (.docx) - to be used by ALL SCHOOLS with 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.
Girls Basketball Tournament Team Bench List (.docx) - to be used by ALL TEAMS for Sectional, District, Regional and State tournament games. 
Girls Basketball Tournament Cheerleader List (.docx) - to be used by ALL SCHOOLS with CHEERLEADERS for Sectional, District, Regional and State tournament games.   
 
DIVISION I
District Semifinals: February 28, 2024
Played at neutral sites to be determined by the CDAB.
District Finals: March 2, 2024
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 Otterbein University.
Region 3 Tournament - March 5 at Otterbein University.
   Semifinal #1 - 
Central 3 (home) vs. Central 1 (visitor) at 6:00 p.m.
   Semifinal #2 - Central 2 (home) vs. Central 4 (visitor) at 8:00 p.m.

   Final - March 8 - 7:00 p.m. at Otterbein University
 
DIVISION II
District Semifinals: February 28, 2024
Played at neutral sites to be determined by the CDAB.
District Finals: March 2, 2024
Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Rd, Grove City, OH 43123. Jon Marshall, Site Manager, P: 614-801-6505, Email: [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: Two teams to the Regional Tournament. Central 1 to Region 6 Tournament at Mansfield Senior HS. Central 2 to Region 8 Tournament at Springfield HS.
Region 6 Tournament - March 5 at Mansfield Senior HS.
   Semifinal #1 - 
Central 1 (home) vs. Northwest 1 (visitor) at 6:00 p.m.
   Semifinal #2 - Northeast 4 (home) vs. Northwest 2 (visitor) at 8:00 p.m.

   Final - March 8 - 7:00 p.m. at Mansfield Senior HS
 
Region 8 Tournament - March 5 at Springfield HS.
   Semifinal #1 - 
Southwest 2 (home) vs. Central 2 (visitor) at 6:00 p.m.
   Semifinal #2 - Southwest 3 (home) vs. Southwest 1 (visitor) at 8:00 p.m.

   Final - March 8 - 7:00 p.m. at Springfield HS
 
DIVISION III
District Semifinals: February 26, 2024
Played at neutral sites to be determined by the CDAB.
District Finals: February 29, 2024
Capital University, Capital Center, 1 College and Main, Columbus 43209. Dustin Rudegeair, Manager, P: 6214-236-6979, Email: [email protected].
Regional Qualifiers: Two teams to the Regional Tournament. Central 1 to Region 12 Tournament at Springfield HS. Central 2 to Region 10 Tournament at Elida Fieldhouse.
Region 10 Tournament - March 7 at Elida Fieldhouse.
   Semifinal #1 - 
Central 2 (home) vs. Northwest 1 (visitor) at 6:00 p.m.
   Semifinal #2 - Northwest 3 (home) vs. Northwest 2 (visitor) at 8:00 p.m.

   Final - March 9 - 7:00 p.m. at Elida Fieldhouse
 
Region 12 Tournament - March 6 at Springfield HS.
   Semifinal #1 - 
Central 1 (home) vs. Southwest 3 (visitor) at 6:00 p.m.
   Semifinal #2 - Southwest 2 (home) vs. Southwest 1 (visitor) at 8:00 p.m.

   Final - March 9 - 1:00 p.m. at Springfield HS
 
DIVISION IV
District Semifinals: February 27, 2024
Played at neutral sites to be determined by the CDAB.
District Finals: March 1, 2024
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 HS North.
Region 15 Tournament - March 7 at Pickerington HS North.
   Semifinal #1 - 
Southeast 2 (home) vs. East 1 (visitor) at 6:00 p.m.
   Semifinal #2 - Southeast 1 (home) vs. Central 1 (visitor) at 8:00 p.m.

   Final - March 9 - 7:00 p.m. at Pickerington HS North
2024 Tournament Participating Schools
DIVISION I
REVISED
12/5/2023 - added West
1/19/2024 - removed Mifflin
1/23/2024 - removed Briggs
Central District Schools: Big Walnut, Bishop Hartley, Bishop Watterson, Briggs, Canal Winchester, 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, Mifflin, 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. (45)
East District Schools: Tri-Valley. (1)
Division I Southeast District Schools:  Chillicothe, Logan. (2)
DIVISION II
REVISED
1/11/2024 - removed Kipp Columbus
1/11/2024 - removed Cristo Rey Columbus
Division II: Beechcroft, Bexley, Bloom-Carroll, Buckeye Valley, Centennial, 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. (20)
DIVISION III
REVISED
12/20/2023 - added Columbus North International
Division III: Africentric Early College, Amanda-Clearceek, Bishop Ready, Cardington-Lincoln, Centerburg, Columbus Academy, Columbus North International, Columbus School for Girls, East Knox, Elgin, Fairbanks, Fredericktown, Grandview Heights, Harvest Preparatory, Horizon Science Academy, Johnstown, Lakewood (Hebron), Liberty Union, Madison-Plains, Mechanicsburg, Northmor, Northridge (Johnstown), Pleasant, Tree of Life Christian, Utica, West Jefferson, Worthington Christian. (27)
DIVISION IV
REVISED
11/9/2023 - removed Millersport
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. (16)
2023 Africentric Early College Girls State Basketball Champions
2023 OHSAA Girls Basketball State Champion
Division III
Africentric Early College High School

2023 Sectional & District Tournament Evaluations

Coaches use the button above to access the evaluation form. 
Please submit evaluations prior to March 24, 2023.

2024 CDAB TOURNAMENT SEEDING

Seeding: Seeding: MaxPrep RPI will be used to determine the seed of each participating school. Coaches are to complete the required information after each regular season game in MaxPreps.  Coaches will not seed other schools, therefore there will be no seed voting by coaches.  However, coaches will continue to select their line on the tournament bracket at the mandatory coaches meeting on Sunday, February 4, 2024.  See information below.
 
Coaches Draw Meeting: A mandatory meeting of coaches will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024 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 as there are penalties for each missed deadline.
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, February 2, 2024.

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

2023-24 Girls Basketball Calendar

Aug. 1-31
Coaches No Contact Period
Oct. 27
First Day of Coaching
Oct. 28
First Day HS Preview Permitted
Nov. 22
Season Begins
Nov. 22
Non-Interscholastic Date
Feb. 4
Tournament Draw
Feb. 12-24
Sectional Tournament
Feb. 26 - March 2
District Tournament
March 4-9
Regional Tournament
March 14-16
State Tournament
Coaches' No Contact Period begins on the first day after the last interscholastic contest and ends 28 days later.

Girls Basketball History