Big win means move forward for Truckers

A big win over Toledo Whitmer lifted Norwalk in the latest state basketball poll, which was released Monday.
Fandy.com Staff
Jan 29, 2013

The Truckers moved up two spots, from fifth to third, in Division I with 166 points, including one first-place vote.

They trail Columbus Northland with 227 points and 20 firsts and Cincinnati Walnut Hills at 183 and three firsts.

Northland is 16-0 and Walnut Hills 16-1.

Norwalk is 16-0 after beating Whitmer 51-43 Saturday in a battle of state-ranked teams.

The Truckers were fourth and Whitmer fifth entering the game.

Whitmer dropped to ninth in the latest poll.

The other division leaders are Dayton Thurgood Marshall in II, Cincinnati Summit Country Day III and St. Henry IV.

Norwalk, which has 37 straight regular-season wins, is scheduled to play Saturday at Port Clinton.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the fourth of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
DIVISION I
1, Cols. Northland (20)              16-0    227
2, Cin. Walnut Hills (3)              16-1    183
3, Norwalk (1)                          16-0    166
4, Westerville N.                        13-1   154
5, Tol. St. John's                        13-3    133
6, Mentor                                    13-3    95
7, Cle. St. Ignatius                      12-3    93
8, Tol. Cent. Cath.                       11-2    72
9, Tol. Whitmer                           12-4    54
10, Cin. Moeller                          14-2    34
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Shaker Hts. 20. 12, Huber Hts. Wayne 16. 13, Reynoldsburg 13.
DIVISION II
1, Day. Thurgood Marshall (20)  13-1     235
2, Day. Dunbar (2)                      13-3     179
3, Cols. Watterson (1)                 12-1     174
4, Cols. Brookhaven (1)               13-2     139
5, Kettering Alter                          13-2     123
6, St. Clairsville                             11-1      99
7, Can. S.                                      14-2      96
8, Trotwood-Madison                     12-2     80
9, Granville                                    12-3      34
10, Franklin                                    13-3      29
Others receiving 12 or more points: 10, Akr. SVSM 29. 12, Vincent Warren 23. 13, Cle. Cent. Cath. 20. 14, Tontogany Otsego 18.
DIVISION III
1, Cin. Summit Country Day (9)      15-1    211
2, Lima Cent. Cath. (5)                    15-1    203
3, Ottawa-Glandorf (2)                    14-1    180
4, Bloom-Carroll (4)                        16-0     171
5, Findlay Liberty-Benton                13-1    126
6, St. Bernard Roger Bacon (2)       15-2    121
7, Ironton (2)                                    12-2      98
8, Versailles                                     12-2      64
9, Beachwood                                  12-2     45
10, Oak Hill                                      13-3     18
DIVISION IV
1, St. Henry (12)                               15-1    211
2, Cle. VASJ (7)                                13-2    198
3, New Madison Tri-Village (3)         16-0    179
4, Bristol (1)                                      13-0    139
5, Cols. Africentric                             14-2    119
6, Old Fort                                         16-1    108
7, Richmond Hts.                               11-2      81
8, Newark Cath.                                 13-3      69
9, Ft. Recovery                                   14-2      66
10, Tol. Christian                                 12-1     46
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Edgerton (1) 20. 12, New Bremen 14.