Norwalk remains third in weekly Associated Press poll

Truckers two points away from No. 2 spot
Fandy.com Staff
Feb 5, 2013

The Norwalk boys basketball team remained No. 3 for a second straight week in the Division I Associated Press state poll it was announced Monday.

The Truckers (17-0) had just one game last week, a 92-33 thumping on the road at Port Clinton Saturday minus starter Jeff Thomas. It was the 38th consecutive regular season win for Norwalk, which hosts Bellevue Friday and Perkins Saturday this week.

Columbus Northland (19-0) remained No. 1 in Div. I with 22 first place votes and 220 points. Cincinnati Walnut Hills (17-1) maintained the No. 2 spot with 179 points, but the Truckers are just two points behind at No. 3 with 177 points.

Norwalk can clinch the Northern Ohio League title outright Friday, which would mark a third straight league title for the first time in program history. It would be just the eighth team in the 68-year history of the NOL to win three or more straight titles.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the fifth of seven weekly polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I
1, Cols. Northland (22)    19-0    220
2, Cin. Walnut Hills (1)    17-1    179
3, Norwalk    17-0    177
4, Westerville N.    16-1    142
5, Tol. St. John's    15-3    122
6, Mentor    14-3    92
7, Cin. Moeller    17-2    76
8, Cle. St. Ignatius    12-3    64
9, Tol. Cent. Cath.    13-2    59
10, Tol. Whitmer    13-4    47
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Huber Hts. Wayne 20.
DIVISION II
1, Day. Thurgood Marshall (22)    17-1    229
2, Cols. Watterson    15-1    176
3, Cols. Brookhaven (1)    16-2    165
4, Trotwood-Madison    15-2    138
T5, St. Clairsville    14-1    103
T5, Day. Dunbar    15-4    103
7, Can. S.    16-2    91
8, Kettering Alter    14-3    79
9, Franklin    14-3    49
10, Akr. SVSM    9-7    32
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Tontogany Otsego 24. 12, Vincent Warren 21. 13, Granville 13. 13, Lima Bath 13.
DIVISION III
1, Cin. Summit Country Day (14)    17-1    217
2, Lima Cent. Cath. (4)    17-1    197
3, Findlay Liberty-Benton (2)    16-1    156
4, Ottawa-Glandorf    15-2    124
5, Bloom-Carroll    17-1    117
6, Ironton (2)    14-2    115
7, St. Bernard Roger Bacon (1)    16-3    86
8, Beachwood    13-2    85
9, Oak Hill    15-3    38
10, Versailles    14-3    27
Others receiving 12 or more points: None
DIVISION IV
1, Cle. VASJ (11)    13-2    190
2, New Madison Tri-Village (9)    18-0    184
3, Bristol (2)    13-0    139
4, Cols. Africentric    16-2    130
5, Old Fort    17-1    111
6, St. Henry (1)    15-3    110
7, Richmond Hts.    12-2    88
8, Ft. Recovery    15-2    74
9, Newark Cath.    14-3    68
10, Tol. Christian    14-1    61
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, New Bremen 26. 12, Edgerton 15. 13, Beaver Eastern 13. 14, Convoy Crestview 12.

 

Comments

jack langhals

There are some big shooters in that division,way to go Truckers !