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    Ohio High School Basketball Tournament

    North College Hill knocked off Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 96-37(CHCA scored 37 points all three times these teams played ). Mayo scored 30 and Walker scored 25, with NCH advancing to play SCPA in the second round.

    I dont know much about Ohio basketball(just following NCH), but can any team in the Dayton 2 bracket knock off NCH? Only team I see that might be able to is Batavia.

    Any thoughts or other team throughout the state you are pulling for?
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    Nah, I don't see anyone beating them through the whole tournament. They are in the Division III, traditionally small rural schools. Their talent level is waaaay above that.

    It's like Lebron's senior year, nobody came within 20 points of them the whole tourney. But Roger Bacon did beat them and win state in his junior year in one of the all-time big upsets.

    I think NCH would have a shot at winning the Div 1 crown with the talent they have.

    There are a couple kids on the Mason HS team that I've know since they were little kids, so I'm rooting for them.

    Lakota East and Moeller have the best shot from Cinci. St. X could sneak in there too.

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    The strength of Division III lies in the CHL in the Cincy area. Last year NCH breezed throught their league and then got beat pretty good by Reading in the second or third round. NCH is a lot better this year, but their style of plays allows for teams who play and defend well together to have a chance. If (and I'm not sure if the divisions are still the same) Indian Hill is D3, they would be a legit contender to NCH. Also well-coached teams like Reading and Madeira are always dangerous.

    Roy, I thought Lebron lost to Roger Bacon his senior year. If I remember correctly, which is no given, I thought he won D3 titles his first three years and then moved to D2 and lost.

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    Roy, I thought Lebron lost to Roger Bacon his senior year. If I remember correctly, which is no given, I thought he won D3 titles his first three years and then moved to D2 and lost.

    I don't know about his frosh year, but he won state his sophomore year in DIII (I was there in the front row). SVSM made the jump up to DII and was beat by Roger Bacon his junior year. They beat Alter in the finals his senior year.
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    PMR-

    Thanks, my memory is fleeting. I was at the state championships his freshman year, a game they won. Probably the most amazing state championship team I have ever seen. Started 4 freshmen and 1 sophmore.

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    Re: Ohio High School Basketball Tournament

    I think they beat Miami East (ASVSM featuring Lebron) in the finals one year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    I think they beat Miami East (ASVSM featuring Lebron) in the finals one year.

    Yep, that was his sophomore year. Lebron was held shotless for the first quarter. East was leading at the half but lost it late in the game when SVSM started to press.

    SVSM had a slew of athletes on that team. If Lebron didn't beat you, his teammates would.

    Classic david/goliath matchup. SVSM was ranked top 5 in the nation at the time and Miami East is a small farm school.
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    Re: Ohio High School Basketball Tournament

    Anyone going to the state semis/finals this year? A bunch of buddies and myself take a 5 day weekend from work and go to almost every game. We tailgate too, if its nice enough.

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    I might, depends on who's playing. I'm rooting pretty hard for Greenfield McClain, a school a few minutes from where I grew up. They've got a sophomore named Dante Jackson who's supposed to be the second or third best sophomore in the state.
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    Still follow HS hoops in the paper, don't get to as many games as I once did.

    I used to take a day off work and go down to the UD Arena to watch the District finals and then another day for the Regional games (I was single, I had time). Generally speaking, these teams were very good and it was fun to every once in a while see a lousy team that caught fire at the end of the season.

    High school kids pour their hearts and souls into these games and you usually get to see some teams that have had success and some good ball. It was fun and interesting to watch these games and you could assess pretty quickly why they were good and who the players were.

    I've kept this link in my "Sports - other" folder for a long time. I always thought it was great. I still can't go to the UD Arena without thinking about one day back in Feb. of 1970.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
    I might, depends on who's playing. I'm rooting pretty hard for Greenfield McClain, a school a few minutes from where I grew up. They've got a sophomore named Dante Jackson who's supposed to be the second or third best sophomore in the state.
    Ahead of Bill Walker and Keenan Ellis?(Walker ranked 5th in the nation, Ellis ranked 20th)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed
    Ahead of Bill Walker and Keenan Ellis?(Walker ranked 5th in the nation, Ellis ranked 20th)
    Fourth then I guess? Not that I take prep player rankings terribly seriously.
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    Re: Ohio High School Basketball Tournament

    WV I found this:

    http://cleveland.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=382056

    If Ohio State primary recruit Daequan Cook of Dayton Dunbar is the undisputed top slasher among Ohio juniors, teammates O.J. Mayo and Bill Walker of Cincinnati North College Hill seem to share that title when it comes to Ohio sophomores. However, just below Mayo and Walker is an athlete deluxe in playmaking guard Dante Jackson of Greenfield (Ohio) McClain, who may come to be known as "Action" Jackson.
    Rest of the article is subscription though.
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    New article in the enquirer today about NCH.

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...419/1069/SPT03
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