Area boys teams earn high seeds


By John Bombatch - jbombatch@civitasmedia.com



Yellow Springs’ Isaiah Taylor (53) and the rest of the Bulldogs are in the Division IV sectional basketball tournament as the number three seed, while David Kensinger (23) and the Xenia Christian Ambassadors are a 13th seed.


Don Tate | Greene County News

Aron Childers (2) and the Fairborn Skyhawks are a no. 9 seed in Division I, while Ricky Williams (23) and the Xenia Buccaneers are the D-I fifth seed.


Chris Greene | Greene County News

By John Bombatch

jbombatch@civitasmedia.com

Five of the 10 Greene County-area high school boys basketball teams earned top-10 seedings in their respective basketball divisions on Sunday.

Yellow Springs (15-5) earned the highest seeding among area schools at no. 3 in the Division IV sectional tournament. The Bulldogs currently sit atop the Metro Buckeye Conference standings and will face Dayton Jefferson in an opening round game, at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Upper Bracket at Troy High School.

The Lower Bracket has Cedarville (9-10) as the D-IV sectional’s sixth seed. The Indians are currently third in the Ohio Heritage Conference. They’ll open up tournament play against West Alexandria Twin Valley South at 5 p.m., Feb. 20, also at Troy High.

Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division co-leader Xenia (16-4) and GWOC South second-place Fairborn (12-8) were seeded fifth and ninth respectively in the Division I sectional tournament.

In the Dayton 1 bracket, Xenia opens up at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 against Troy. Fairborn begins tournament play at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 against GWOC South foe Miamisburg in the Dayton 2 bracket. Both games will be held at Vandalia Butler High School’s Student Activity Center.

Carroll, the current runner up in the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North at 13-7 overall, was voted the Division II sectional’s fifth seed. The Patriots play the winner between Middletown Fenwick and Monroe at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Kettering’s Trent Arena.

The complete listing of area teams and their respective brackets are below (area teams listed in italics. Seedings are in parentheses):

DIVISION I

Dayton 1 Bracket

Vandalia Butler High School

Friday, Feb. 19

(14) Kettering Fairmont vs. (2) Centerville, 5:30 p.m.

(6) Sidney vs. (8) New Carlisle Tecumseh, 7 p.m.

(17) Troy vs. (5) Xenia, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

(12) Lebanon vs. Fairmont/Centerville winner, 6 p.m.

Sidney/Tecumseh winner vs. Troy/Xenia winner, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26

Lebanon/Fairmont/Centerville winner vs. Sidney/Tecumseh/Troy/Xenia winner, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. Cincinnati 2 bracket winner, Saturday March 5 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

Dayton 2 Bracket

Vandalia Butler High School

Saturday, Feb. 20

(7) Clayton Northmont vs. (18) Bellefontaine, 5 p.m.

(9) Fairborn vs. (13) Miamisburg, 6:30 p.m.

(4) Springfield vs. (19) Vandalia Butler, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

(3) Springboro vs. Northmont/Bellefontaine winner, 6 p.m.

Fairborn/Miamisburg winner vs. Springfield/Butler winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Springboro/Northmont/Bellefontaine winner vs. Fairborn/Miamisburg//Springfield/Butler winner, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. Cincinnati 3 bracket winner, Saturday, March 5 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

Dayton 3 Bracket

Centerville High School

Saturday, Feb. 20

(1) Wayne vs. (21) West Carrollton, 5 p.m.

(16) Beavercreek vs. (11) Piqua, 6:30 p.m.

(15) Dayton Belmont vs. (10) Greenville, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

(20) Riverside Stebbins vs. Wayne/West Carrollton winner, 6 p.m.

Beavercreek/Piqua winner vs. Belmont/Greenville winner, 7:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26

Stebbins/Wayne/West Carrollton winner vs. Beavercreek/Piqua/Belmont/Greenville winner, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. Cincinnati 4 bracket winner, Saturday, March 5, Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

DIVISION II

Trent 2 Bracket

at Trent Arena, Kettering

Saturday, Feb. 20

(10) Middletown Fenwick vs. (11) Monroe, 3 p.m.

(15) Bellbrook vs. (14) Middletown Madison, 4:30 p.m.

(19) Waynesville vs. (4) Dayton Marshall, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

(5) Carroll vs. Fenwick/Monroe winner, 6 p.m.

Bellbrook/Madison winner vs. Waynesville/Marshall winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

at Wright State’s Nutter Center

Carroll/Fenwick/Monroe vs. Bellbrook/Madison/Waynesville/Marshall , 6:30 p.m.

Winner vs. Trent 1 bracket winner, Sunday March 6, UD Arena

DIVISION III

Dayton 1 Bracket

at Dayton Belmont High School

Saturday, Feb. 20

(17) Arcanum vs. (3) Versailles, 5 p.m.

(2) Casstown Miami East vs. (19) New Paris National Trail, 6: 30 p.m.

(10) Camden Preble Shawnee vs. (8) Brookville, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

(16) Greeneview vs. Arcanum/Versailles winner, 6 p.m.

Miami East/National Trail winner vs. Preble Shawnee/Brookville winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Greeneview/Arcanum/Versailles winner vs. Miami East/National Trail/Preble Shawnee/Brookville winner, 5 p.m. at Clayton Northmont HS

Winner vs. Cincinnati 2 bracket winner, Tuesday, March 1, UD Arena

Dayton 2 Bracket

at Clayton Northmont High School

Saturday, Feb. 20

(20) West Milton Milton-Union vs. (1) Dayton Northridge, 4:30 p.m.

(11) Arcanum Franklin Monroe vs. (11) New Lebanon Dixie, 6 p.m.

(7) Anna vs. (13) Springfield Northwestern, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

(18) Greenon vs. Milton Union/Northridge winner, 6 p.m.

Franklin Monroe/Dixie winner vs. Anna/Northwestern winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

at Clayton Northmont HS

Greenon/Milton Union/Northridge winner vs. Franklin Monroe/Dixie/Anna/Northwestern winner, 6:30 p.m.

DIVISION IV

at Troy High School

Troy Upper Bracket

Saturday, Feb. 20

(1) New Madison Tri-Village vs. (12) Lewisburg Tri-County North, 11 a.m.

(5) Pleasant Hill Newton vs. (9) Springfield Catholic Central, 12:30 p.m.

(3) Yellow Springs vs. (10) Dayton Jefferson, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

(13) Xenia Christian vs. Tri-Village/Tri-County North winner, 6 p.m.

Newton/Catholic Central winner vs. Yellow Springs/Jefferson winner, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26

Xenia Christian/Tri-Village/Tri-County North winner vs. Newton/Catholic Central/Yellow Springs/Jefferson winner, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. Taylor Upper bracket winner, 8 p.m. Wednesday March 2, UD Arena

Troy Lower Bracket

Saturday, Feb. 20

(2) South Charleston Southeastern vs. (11) Dayton Miami Valley, 3:30 p.m.

(6) Cedarville vs. (4) West Alexandria Twin Valley South, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

(8) Troy Christian vs. Southeastern/Miami Valley winner, 6 p.m.

(7) Springfield Emmanuel Christian vs. Cedarville/TV South winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Troy Christian/Southeastern/Miami Valley winner vs. Emmanuel Christian/Cedarville/TV South winner, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. Piqua Upper bracket winner, Thursday, March 3, UD Arena.

Yellow Springs’ Isaiah Taylor (53) and the rest of the Bulldogs are in the Division IV sectional basketball tournament as the number three seed, while David Kensinger (23) and the Xenia Christian Ambassadors are a 13th seed.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IsaiahTaylor.jpgYellow Springs’ Isaiah Taylor (53) and the rest of the Bulldogs are in the Division IV sectional basketball tournament as the number three seed, while David Kensinger (23) and the Xenia Christian Ambassadors are a 13th seed. Don Tate | Greene County News

Aron Childers (2) and the Fairborn Skyhawks are a no. 9 seed in Division I, while Ricky Williams (23) and the Xenia Buccaneers are the D-I fifth seed.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ChildersWilliams.jpgAron Childers (2) and the Fairborn Skyhawks are a no. 9 seed in Division I, while Ricky Williams (23) and the Xenia Buccaneers are the D-I fifth seed. Chris Greene | Greene County News

By John Bombatch

jbombatch@civitasmedia.com

John Bombatch can be reached at (937) 372-4444, Ext. 2123.

John Bombatch can be reached at (937) 372-4444, Ext. 2123.

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