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2013 OHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament Coverage



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Schedule

Thursday, March 14 - Semifinals
  click pairings below to view game stats and box score
1:00 p.m. Division III Game #1 - Session 1
Columbus Africentric Early College vs. Beverly Fort Frye
3:00 p.m. Division III Game #2 - Session 1
Orrville vs. Anna
6:00 p.m. Division II Game #1 - Session 2
Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown vs. Clyde
8:00 p.m. Division II Game #2 - Session 2
Dayton Chaminade Julienne vs. Millersburg West Holmes
Friday, March 15 - Semifinals
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1:00 p.m. Division IV Game #1 - Session 3
Reedsville Eastern vs. Berlin Hiland
3:00 p.m. Division IV Game #2 - Session 3
Ottoville vs. Fort Loramie
6:00 p.m. Division I Game #1 - Session 4 
Twinsburg vs. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange
8:00 p.m. Division I Game #2 - Session 4
Kettering Fairmont vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy
Saturday, March 16 - Finals
10:45 a.m. Division III - Session 5
2:00 p.m. Division II - Session 6
5:15 p.m. Division IV - Session 7
8:30 p.m. Division I - Session 8

 

2013 OHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournaments

Value City Arena at  the Jerome Schottenstein Center
The Ohio State University, Columbus
March 14-16,  2013


 

Division III

PDF Semifinal Box Scores: GAME 1  |  GAME 2


Championship Game PDF Box Score: Anna 67, Columbus Africentric 49

Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center – Saturday, March 16, 10:45 a.m.

 

Anna Wins Third State Crown Over Columbus Africentric
Rockets Avenge 2012 State Final Loss to Claim 2013 Title

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite two quick fouls from Natalie Billing, Anna’s All-Ohio senior, the Rockets were able to post a 14-10 first quarter lead over Columbus Africentric and steadily pull away to claim a 67-49 victory in the 2013 OHSAA Division III girls state basketball final Saturday at Value City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center. It was a rematch of the 2012 Division III state final when Anna lost to Africentric 70-66 in overtime.

The win marks the second state title for Anna (26-4) in the past three years and third overall (2013, 2011, 1981). The Rockets also own a runner-up trophy from 2012.

With Billing on the bench for much of the first half, Anna received a gigantic first half effort from sophomore Cayla Bensman, who scored 15 points and snagged three offensive rebounds to lead the Rockets. She finished the game with 21 points and eight rebounds after a stellar 26-point, eight-rebound effort in the semifinals. Billing only picked up one foul the remainder of the final contest and finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. With her 29-point effort in the semifinal, Billing finished her three-year state tournament career with 107 points, placing her fifth all-time (2011- 21, 6; 2012- 22, 12; 2013- 29, 17). Pickerington’s Beth Ostendorf owns the record with 122 points in four state appearances. Senior Erica Huber also just missed a double-double for the Rockets with 15 points and nine rebounds.

Africentric (22-6) was led by its own All-Ohioan and the Division III Co-Player of the Year, Marley Hill, who finished her career with 19 points and 13 rebounds, including 12 offensive. She also posted 11 points and 12 rebounds in the Nubians’ semifinal win over Beverly Fort Frye. Coach William McKinney also received solid outputs from juniors Darianne Seward and Sierra Harley, who each finished with 10 points and five rebounds.

Africentric was making its fifth trip to the state tournament and owns state championships in 2012, 2009 and 2007, with a runner-up finish in 2008.

 


 

Division II

PDF Semifinal Box Scores: GAME 1  |  GAME 2


Championship Game PDF Box Score: Hathaway Brown 56, West Holmes 44

Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center – Saturday, March 16, 2:00 p.m.

 

Hathaway Brown Wins Record Fifth Straight Girls State Basketball Championship
Blazers defeat West Holmes 56-44 to win OHSAA Division II title

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the fifth year in a row, Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown claimed the OHSAA Division II girls basketball state championship, defeating No. 3 Millersburg West Holmes 56-44 in Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center Saturday afternoon.
 

The championship streak marks the only time in OHSAA basketball history, boys or girls, that a team has won five straight titles. The Blazers have played in every championship game from 2007-13, finishing as runner-up in 2007 and 2008 before beginning their championship run.
 

In a championship game rematch from a year ago, No. 7 Hathaway Brown (23-6) was led by seniors Vanessa Smith and Nia Marshall. Smith totaled 11 points, while Marshall recorded a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Marshall’s 18 rebounds sets a new Division II championship game record, breaking the previous record of 16 set a decade earlier against West Holmes by Jannon Roland from Urbana.
 

A highly competitive game from the opening tip, West Holmes was able to keep pace with the Blazers, staying within striking distance and trailing by only 10 at halftime. In the second half, the Lady Knights were able to cut into the Hathaway Brown lead, and with six and a half minutes trailed 35-32. The Blazers went on a 9-0 run over the next four minutes and never relinquished control of the game.
 

West Holmes (28-2) was led offensively by senior Rachelle Morrison and junior Paiten Strother. Morrison scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting, with Strother collecting 10 points and four rebounds.
The Lady Knights finished as state runner-up for the second year in a row and third time in school history. West Holmes has now played in the state tournament seven times, with five championship game appearances.
 


 

Division IV

PDF Semifinal Box Scores: GAME 1  |  GAME 2


Championship Game PDF Box Score: Fort Loramie 57, Berlin Hiland 42

Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center – Saturday, March 16, 5:15 p.m.

 

Fort Loramie Wins First Girls Basketball State Title
Redskins hold off Berlin Hiland 57-42 to finish season 27-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fort Loramie led by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter of the OHSAA Division IV girls basketball state championship game and held off a valiant effort by Regina Hochstetler (Jr.) and Berlin Hiland to claim a 57-42 win and bring home the school’s first girls basketball state title Saturday at Value City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

The win marks the first state title for Fort Loramie (27-3) in seven state appearances. The Redskins have made it to the state tournament three of the past four years (2013, 11,10) and brought home runner-up trophies in 2011 and 1997.

The Redskins held the Hawks to no more than 10 points in each of the first three quarters, but Hochstetler and the Hawks cut the lead to three on two different occasions before having to foul. Fort Loramie then sunk 10 free throws in the final two minutes to ice the game. The Redskins were led by junior All-Ohioan Darian Rose, who finished with 19 points, including a perfect 8 of 8 from the free throw line, and five rebounds. Junior Renae Meyer also contributed a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Berlin Hiland (26-4), which finished as the state runner-up for the fourth time in the last five years, was led by Regina Hochstetler’s 23 points and six rebounds. She was the only Hawk to score in double figures. This year marks the 13th time Hiland has made it to the state tournament. They previously claimed four titles (2008, 06, 05 and 00) and are bringing the runner-up trophy for the fifth time (2013, 12, 10, 09 and 89).
 


 

Division I

PDF Semifinal Box Scores: GAME 1  |  GAME 2


Championship Game PDF Box Score: Kettering Fairmont 52, Twinsburg 48

Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center – Saturday, March 16, 8:30 p.m.

 


Third Time’s the Charm: Kettering Fairmont Wins First Girls Basketball State Crown
Firebirds unseat two-time defending state champion Twinsburg 52-48

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the third consecutive year the OHSAA girls Division I basketball state championship game featured Kettering Fairmont and Twinsburg, but the 2013 version of the rivalry had a different ending as the Firebirds unseated the two-time defending state champions 52-48 to bring home Fairmont’s first girls basketball state title Saturday at Value City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

The eight-session, three-day attendance was 41,633, the highest since the 2007 tournament.

With 2:23 remaining Fairmont led by seven, 44-37, and Twinsburg was forced to foul. The Firebirds made seven free throws down the stretch but Associated Press Ms. Basketball, Ashley Morrissette (Sr.), scored 11 points in the final 1:20 to bring her team within three with 15 seconds remaining. Fairmont then turned the ball over, but Twinsburg fumbled the inbound and was forced to foul again. Makayla Waterman (Jr.) hit the first of two free throws to ice the game.

Waterman scored seven in the first half, but came alive in the second and finished the game with 24 points, including a 10-11 free throw shooting performance. Katheryn Westbeld (Jr.) and Alona Skipper (Sr.) also contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Twinsburg (29-1) was led by Mossissette, who finished the contest with 27 points on nine of 17 shooting. With her 20-point effort in the semifinal, Morrissette finished her three-year state tournament career with 110 points, placing her second all-time (2011- 21, 6; 2012- 22, 12; 2013- 29, 17). Pickerington’s Beth Ostendorf owns the record with 122 points in four state appearances.

Twinsburg was making its third trip to the state tournament and takes home the runner-up trophy for the first time.
 



- Statewide Girls Basketball Tournament Brackets

A Guide for Using & Navigating OHSAA Brackets

 

- Girls Basketball State Tournament Preview


- 2012-13 Girls Basketball AP All-Ohio Teams

Associated Press Ohio High School State Girls Basketball Polls

How a state panel of writers rate Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2013.
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Watch all four 2013 OHSAA girls basketball state championship games live on SportsTime Ohio.(Note: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will air the Div II girls game live next Saturday instead of STO.  It will still be STO's production, but it will clear on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel due to a scheduling conflict.)
 

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