Category Archives: Boys Basketball
The 2013 OHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament tips off on Thursday in Columbus at Value City Arena. Division III and Division II semifinal games are on Thursday, while Division IV and Division I games are on Friday.
Tickets are $8 presale at participating schools, and $12 or $15 at the door.
Delphos St. John’s senior Curtis Geise misses a shot at the buzzer, sending Troy Christian to its first state tournament.
KETTERING — Troy Christian seniors Christian Salazar and Nathan Kirkpatrick didn’t have their heads bowed or hands together while standing on the foul lane with three seconds left in a Division IV regional final game against Delphos St. John’s last night at Trent Arena.
But have no doubts — both were praying.
Salazar and Kirkpatrick — who led the Eagles with 14 and 13 points, respectively — prayed as sophomore point guard Grant Zawadzki stood at the free-throw line, preparing for three foul shots with the game tied at 49-49.
Troy Christian defeated Delphos St. John’s 51-49 in a Division IV regional final game tonight at Trent Arena. Read more about the game tomorrow on Top Billing Sports. Photos by Bryant Billing.
Walnut Hills beat Centerville 68-54 in a district final game at UD Arena today. DJ Wingfield led Walnut Hills with 19 points, while Isiah Johnson scored 15 points. Joey Weingartner led Centerville with 15 points. Walnut Hills advances to face the winner of Springboro vs. Moeller in a regional semifinal game on Wednesday. Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing.
Dunbar beat Shawnee 67-54 in a Division II district final at UD Arena last night. William Green led Dunbar with 21 points while Damarion Geter added 14 points and 13 rebounds. Jaelin Williams led Shawnee with 25 points. The Wolverines advance to play Cincinnati Hughes in a regional semifinal game next week. The win gave Dunbar its fourth-straight district championship. If you missed Top Billing Sports’ broadcast of the game, you can listen to the archive on our broadcast archives page.
Pete Pullen Postgame Interview
Chris McGuire Postgame Interview
Cincinnati Summit Country Day beat West Liberty-Salem 63-49 in a Division III district final game at UD Arena tonight. Kevin Johnson led Summit Country Day with 29 points, while Landon Hormann led West Liberty-Salem with 21. Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing.
Centerville beat Miamisburg 52-40, Wayne beat West Carrollton 57-54, and Springboro beat Northmont 72-51 in Division I sectional final games at Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Saturday, March 2, 2013. This gallery includes pictures from all three games. Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing
Top Billing Sports interviewed Centerville head coach Brook Cupps and Miamisburg head coach Tim Fries following the Elks’ 52-40 win over Miamisburg in a Division I sectional final game at the Nutter Center in Fairborn. Centerville advances to play Cincinnati Walnut Hills in a district final game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the University of Dayton Arena. Jake Replogle led Centerville with 16 points. Adam Giles led Miamisburg with 10 points. If you missed Top Billing Sports’ broadcast of the game, you can listen to and download the archive here.
Brook Cupps Postgame Interview
Tim Fries Postgame Interview
Braves advance to play in the district finals against perennial power Dunbar.
SPRINGFIELD — Jaelin Williams had one of his worst games of the season in a sectional semifinal win over Greenon last Wednesday, scoring only eight points. Entering a Division II sectional final game against Urbana last night, Williams was determined to avoid a repeat performance.
And avoid that he did.
Williams led the Braves with 21 points as Shawnee beat Urbana 47-32 to earn its first trip to the district finals in three seasons.
Shawnee beat Urbana 47-33 in a Division II sectional final game at Springfield High School on Friday, March 1, 2013. Read more about the game here in this article from Top Billing Sports. Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing.