FSOhio's Top 25 - high school basketball

FSOhio's Top 25 - high school basketball

Published Mar. 6, 2012 8:09 a.m. ET
Rank Previous Team

1 1 Columbus

Northland (21-1)
The Vikings defeated Columbus West, 103-49 to advance to the district semis to take on unranked Zanesville on Wednesday.
2 2

Dunbar (23-0)
The Wolverines defeated Eaton (77-38) and Kettering Alter (65-56) to advance to the district championship game against unranked Cincinnati Aiken on Wednesday.
3 3

Taft (18-4)
The Senators thumped Batavia (110-41) and Batavia Clermont NE (96-34) to advance to the district final against St. Paris Graham on Wednesday.
4 4

Walnut Ridge (20-1)
The Scots defeated Worthington Kilbourne, 43-21 to advance to the district semis to meet unranked Mount Vernon on Wednesday.
5 5

The Cardinals got a pair of tournament wins over Painesville Riverside (110-45) and East Cleveland Shaw (102-8). Mentor will now meet Cleveland East Tech on Thursday.
6 6
Whitmer (19-2)
Whitmer got by Sylvania Northview, 52-40 setting up a third meeting with Toledo St. John's on Thursday.
7 7
Heights (16-4)
The Bulldogs beat Maple Heights, 61-37 and will now meet No. 19 Cleveland Heights on Thursday.
8 8
Heights (19-2)
The Red Raiders escaped with a 53-51 win over Cleveland JFK after trailing most of the evening. Shaker will now face Cleveland St. Ignatius on Wednesday.
9 9
St. Edward (14-7)
The Eagles dismantled Cleveland John Marshall, 103-48 and will now face Midpark on Wednesday.
10 10

Harding (18-3)
The Raiders opened up tournament play with a 60-30 win over Boardman and will now face Youngstown East on Wednesday.
11 12 Cincinnati Moeller (20-3)
The Crusaders drubbed Amelia, 72-44 and Turpin on Sunday (53-35). Moeller will now face Beavercreek on Saturday with a trip to regional play on the line.
12 13 Cincinnati Summit CD (21-1)
The Silver Knights defeated CHCA (49-26) and Cincinnati Finneytown (63-39) and will now face Miami East for a trip to the regional.
13 14 Pickerington Central (20-2)
The Tigers rolled by Groveport-Madison, 71-34 and will now meet unranked Westerville South on Wednesday for with a trip to the district championship game on the line.
14 11
Cincinnati La Salle (21-2)
The Lancers got by Glen Este, 65-33 before being upset by a good Fairfield team on Saturday night, 35-30.
15 15 Berlin
Hiland (20-1)
The Hawks started their title defense with an 87-29 win over East Richland Christian School followed by a 64-40 victory over Strasburg advancing to district play. Hiland will face Hannibal River on Tuesday.
16 16
Liberty (19-2)
Liberty handed Scioto a 60-40 loss to advance to district play on Wednesday night when they meet unranked Gahanna Lincoln.
17 17 Westerville
North (18-4)
The Warriors defeated Franklin Heights, 60-32 and will now meet Newark in the district semis on Wednesday.
18 18 Lyndhurst
Brush (18-3)
The Arcs opened up tournament play with a 74-58 win over Chardon and now face Eastlake North in the district semis on Wednesday.
19 19
Heights (17-4)
Heights pulled out a hard-fought 56-53 win over Bedford and now get Garfield Heights in the district semis on Thursday.
20 20

Thurgood Marshall (13-10)
The Cougars got by Bellbrook, 68-51 before beating previously unbeaten No. 23 Frankin, 68-55. Thurgood will now take on Trotwood-Madison on Wednesday.
21 21 Cincinnati

Withrow (17-6)
Withrow advanced to the district championship with wins over Milford (69-64) and No. 25 Mason (63-57).
22 24 Toledo Central Catholic (17-4)
The Irish throttled Toledo Bowsher, 91-46 setting up a district semis match up with Sylvania Southview on Thursday.
23 NR
Westerville South (18-4)
The Wildcats make their first appearance in the Top 25 following a 67-65 win over Westerville Central. South will meet No. 13 Pickerington Central on Wednesday.
24 22
Franklin (21-1)
Franklin outlasted Dayton CJ, 78-75 in triple overtime before falling to No. 20 Thurgood Marshall, 68-55 on Sunday. Freshman Luke Kennard had 33 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists including 12 points in the extra sessions against CJ.
25 NR
Canton McKinley (15-7)
The Bulldogs have now won 11-straight following tournament wins over Ellet (77-43) and Wooster (66-52). McKinley will now meet Akron Kenmore on Thursday.


out: No. 25 Mason