Division III: Purcell Marian (26-1) 62, Worthington Christian (27-3) 38
Cincinnati Purcell Marian Defeats Worthington Christian in Division III Championship Game
DAYTON, Ohio – Cincinnati Purcell Marian clinched the 2022 OHSAA girls basketball Division III state championship title with a win over Worthington Christian, 62-38 Saturday at University of Dayton Arena.
It was the first time either team made it to the girls state championship game. Purcell Marian finishes its season 26-1 while Worthington Christian finishes 27-3.
Purcell Marian was led in points by freshman Dee Alexander, scoring 25. The Cavaliers shot 63.2 percent from the field while holding Worthington Christian to 28.1 percent.
In the first quarter, both teams were tied 7-7 at 4:21, but a three pointer by Jayda Mosley gave Purcell Marian a lead they would never relinquish. Worthington Christian got within five points of Purcell Marian during the second quarter at 1:15 but the Cavaliers scored five by the time the Warriors scored again at 6:18 in the third. Purcell Marian led 31-21 at halftime and outscored Worthington Christian 31-17 in the second half.
The top scorer for Worthington Christian was junior Meghan Matotte with eight points.
Division II: Thornville Sheridan (25-4) 38, Archbishop Alter (28-1) 54
Archbishop Alter Defeats Thornville Sheridan in Division II Championship Game
DAYTON, Ohio – Kettering Archbishop Alter won the 2022 OHSAA Girls Basketball Division II state championship over Thornville Sheridan, 54-38, at the University of Dayton Arena Saturday afternoon.
Alter (28-1) has been to the state semifinals nine times and has now won the state title five times, which puts the Knights in the company of only eight schools in the state of Ohio to have won five titles.
Sheridan ends its season at 25-4 and made their fourth trip to the state tournament. It was the Generals’ first time in the state championship game.
Alter was led by sophomore Riley Smith with 13 points. Maddie Moody and Elena Thompson followed with nine each.
Bailey Beckstedt (11) and Faith Stinson (10) both scored in double figures for Sheridan.
Division IV: Waterford (26-3) 35, New Knoxville 27-3) 26
Waterford Defeats New Knoxville in Division IV Championship Game
DAYTON, Ohio – Waterford clinched the 2022 OHSAA girls basketball Division IV state championship title with a win over New Knoxville, 35-26 Saturday at University of Dayton Arena.
Waterford (27-3) held New Knoxville (26-3) scoreless in the first quarter and led 9-0 at the first break. It marked the first time in OHSAA girls basketball state tournament history that a team was held scoreless in a quarter.
Waterford led 17-9 at halftime. New Knoxville chipped away at the deficit in the third quarter and got the game within three points at 21-18, but in the fourth quarter, Waterford outscored New Knoxville 14-8 to seal the state title.
Waterford was making its fourth state championship game appearance and won its second title in program history. Kendall Sury led the Wildcats with eight points.
New Knoxville made its second program appearance in the state championship game. Haley Fledderjohann led the Rangers with 11 points.
Division I: Reynoldsburg (25-2) 63, Mason (26-3) 56
Reynoldsburg Defeats Mason in Division I Championship Game
DAYTON, Ohio – In overtime, Reynoldsburg won the 2022 OHSAA girls basketball Division I state championship title with a win over Mason, 63-56, Saturday at the University of Dayton Arena Saturday night.
It was Reynoldsburg’s first time in the state championship game. The Raiders finish their season 25-2, while Mason ends its season with a record of 26-3 and played in the state tournament for the sixth time. The Comets won the state title in 2000 and have four runner-up finishes.
It marked the second consecutive year that the Division I championship game went into overtime, as Mount Notre Dame won the 2021 title over Newark in double overtime.
During regulation, Reynoldsburg held the lead for only 3:17 of the game. The Raiders led 13-11 in the first quarter but didn’t lead again until late in the game. Mason led by as much as 11 points in the third quarter, but Reynoldsburg kept Mason from scoring for 3:32 minutes in the fourth quarter and took the lead with 2:13 left to play
Imarianah Russell led Reynoldsburg with 28 points, shooting 12-of-21 from the floor, and had nine rebounds. Mya Perry had 16 points and eight rebounds.
The Comets were led by Kyla Oldacre with 17 points and 13 rebounds.