| BOYS BASKETBALL COVERAGE |
Elder makes state finals|
Elder handed No. 1 ranked and previously undefeated Columbus Brookhaven a 68-50 beating in the Ohio Division I semifinals at Columbus Friday night. The game was watched by a tournament record crowd of 17,421, including thousands of Elder's loyal, vocal fans.
St. Ignatius next for Elder
Rahsaan Benton hit three 3-pointers during a 18-2 run to finish the first half as Cleveland St. Ignatius beat Massillon Jackson 61-47 Friday night in a Division I state semifinal.
Batesville shoots for Indiana title today
Interstate 74 has made it much easier to get from Batesville, Ind., to Indianapolis for everybody, that is, except the high school boys basketball team. Until now.
|Elder foe is scoring machine|
With an enrollment of just 481 boys, Columbus Brookhaven is the smallest Division I school remaining in the boys state basketball tournament. But the 26-0 Bearcats, ranked No.1 in Ohio, are a scoring machine, averaging 83.9 points a game and allowing an average of 51.2.
Boys Division II All-Ohio team
Two Greater Catholic League North players who led their teams into the regional tournament were named to the Associated Press Division II Boys All-Ohio second team.
Boys Division III All-Ohio team
Mariemont's Branden Fisher, a 6-3 senior who averaged 21.3 points, was named to the all-Ohio second team by Associated Press. Teammate Bret Underwood, a 6-4 senior who averaged 16.2 points, was third team.
|Elder hero had unlikely start|
Four years ago, Elder cut Jake Bazeley from its freshman basketball team. On Saturday night, the senior point guard, scored the winning basket with 1.4 seconds remaining in the Panthers' 58-57 overtime victory over Western Hills in the regional semifinals.
Moeller's Sylvester shares top Ohio honor
Moeller's Matt Sylvester shares the player of the year honors with Thomas Worthington's J.J. Sullinger on the Associated Press Division I boys All-Ohio high school basketball team announced Monday.
Ohio Boys Division I All-State team
| Saturday's Regional Finals|
| Kentucky championship game|
|Lafayette comeback good present for coach|
LEXINGTON, Ky. What do you give a longtime high school basketball coach for his 50th birthday?How about a come-from-behind state championship over a nationally ranked opponent?
|West Hi, Elder play for trip to state|
Tonight's Division I regional title showdown between Elder and Western Hills comes down to the Battle for the Bus Ride.
Today's regional matchups
Previews of Elder-Western Hills, Roger Bacon-Kettering Alter and Fenwick-Casstown Miami East.
Ky. Sweet Sixteen Roundup
LEXINGTON, Ky. For the second straight game, favored Male struggled to play to its potential but managed to move on in the boys' state basketball tournament.
| Thursday's Regional Games|
|Benken's shot puts Elder in finals|
Scott Benken made the big shot with 12.4 seconds to go, giving Elder its only lead of the second half and a 47-46 win over Springfield South in the Division I regional semifinals at Cintas Center.
Western Hills breezes past Butler
The Mustangs were dominant all night long in a 55-34 Division I victory at Xavier's Cintas Center.
Kreke comes through for Fenwick
Fenwick senior Joe Kreke scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Falcons held off Waynesville 68-62 in a Division III regional semifinal at Wright State University's Nutter Center.
| Thursday's Ky. Sweet Sixteen Roundup|
| Wednesday's Regional Games|
Roger Bacon marches into regional final|
FAIRBORN A talk with his players early in the first quarter was all Roger Bacon coach Bill Brewer needed to get them to play.
Alter runs past Purcell-Marian
FAIRBORN The third meeting between Purcell Marian and Kettering Alter was a carbon copy of the two regular-season games.
Elder, West Hi root for each other
It's fair to say that all of the West Side will be one rooting for the same thing tonight at Division I regional basketball tournament at Cintas Center: Victories by Elder and Western Hills.
| Kentucky Sweet Sixteen Games|
| Wednesday's game previews|
| Cincinnati regional preview|
| Saturday's championship games|
Elder beats Moeller on third try|
Elder's convincing 55-40 victory over Moeller Saturday in a Division I district championship game boils down to two inspired runs, two personnel mismatches and the confidence of 3-point specialist Mike Mahon.
Vandalia Butler ousts St. X in OT
The defending Ohio Division I champions fell victim to poor shooting from the field and free throw line, losing in overtime to Vandalia Butler 64-54.
Western Hills earns rare trip to regional
The Mustangs will enter uncharted waters as a result of Saturday's 62-42 victory over Beavercreek in the Division I district championship.
Guidugli sends Highlands to Sweet 16
The play happened exactly how it was supposed to. Gino Guidugli took the ball at the top of the key, waited, and with seven seconds remaining, drove to the basket, scoring on an off-balanced 4-footer with 3.5 seconds left.
Campbell County wins 10th Region title
Junior forward Kevin Reinhardt and senior guard Steve Sigmon each scored 17 points in a 72-59 victory over Mason County on the Royals' floor.