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BOYS STATE BASKETBALL AT A GLANCE



Published: Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m.

DIVISION I

Pairings: No. 5 Toledo Whitmer (23-2) vs. Lakewood St. Edward (18-7), Friday, 5:15 p.m.; No. 4 Pickerington Central (24-2) vs. Fairfield (21-5), 8:30 p.m. Championship: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

Whitmer Panthers

Enrollment: 833

State appearances: Four, last in 2008.

Coach: Bruce Smith (287-158 in 21 years).

Offense: 56.3 points per game. Defense: 45.2

Starters: Luke Hickey, 5-11 junior, 4.5 points per game; Ricardo Smith, 6-1 jr., 12.1; Nigel Hayes, 6-7 jr., Leroy Alexander, 6-1 sr., 9.5; Chris Wormly, 6-8 sr., 6.3.

St. Edward Eagles

Enrollment: 627

State appearances: Seven, last in 2008.

Coach: Eric Flannery (294-94 in 16 years).

Offense: 64.0 points per game. Defense: 52.0.

Starters: Myles Hamilton, 6-1 senior, 16.2 points per game; Mike Newton, 5-10 sr., 6.8; Mark Murray, 6-3 sr., 11.1; Mike Mason, 6-6 sr., 5.5; Marsalis Hamilton, 6-3 soph., 6.8.

Pickerington Central Tigers

Enrollment: 653.

State appearances: First.

Coach: Jerome Francis (34-13 in 2 years).

Offense: 65.0 points per game. Defense: 52.0.

Starters: Chris Levert, 6-4 senior, 22.0 points per game; Jae’Sean Tate, 6-4 soph., 12.0; Taco Charlton, 6-6 jr., 6.0; Connor Kern, 6-2 soph., 12.0; Chad Nelson, 6-1 sr., 8.0.

Fairfield Indians

Enrollment: 1,161.

State appearances: Two, last in 1941.

Coach: Tim Austing (42-28 in 3 years).

Offense: 56.3 points per game. Defense: 47.4.

Starters: James Turner, 5-11 senior, 7.9 points per game; Brandon Murphy, 6-7 sr., 10.9; Devon Barlow, 5-10 sr., 3.7; Kyle Smith, 5-10 sr., 8.8; Tim Fleming, 5-11 soph., 4.1.

DIVISION II

Pairings: No. 10 Mentor Lake Catholic (23-2) vs. No. 1 Dayton Dunbar (26-0), Friday, 10:45 a.m.; St. Clairsville (23-2) vs. Elida (23-3), 2 p.m. Championship: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

Lake Catholic Cougars

Enrollment: 320.

State appearances: First.

Coach: Mark Chicone (71-42 in 5 years).

Offense: 73.6 points per game. Defense: 59.8.

Starters: Joey Vuyancih, 6-0 senior, 18.7 points per game; Mike Whalen, 6-0 sr., 8.7; Mark Baniewicz, 6-3 jr., 11.8; Danny Schqeikert, 6-4 sr., 9.7; Zavier Powers, 6-4 soph., 7.0.

Dunbar Wolverines

Enrollment: 202.

State appearances: 8th, last in 2010.

Coach: Peter Pullen (179-25 in 14 years).

Offense: 80.1 points per game. Defense: 50.0.

Starters: Deontae Hawkins, 6-8 senior, 16.2 points per game; Gary Akbar, 6-5 sr., 16.7; Andre Yates, 6-2 sr., 14.5; Amos “AJ” Harris, 5-11 fr., 8.2; Damarionn Geter, 6-8 jr., 6.8.

St. Clairsville Red Devils

Enrollment: 216.

State appearances: First.

Coach: Kim Clifford (282-180 in 21 years).

Offense: 71.0 points per game. Defense: 51.5.

Starters: Dan Monterosa, 6-3 junior, 26.2 points per game; Riley Carlton, 5-10 jr., 14.2; Jerrid Marhetka, 6-0 jr., 9.2; Adam Jeffries, 5-11 jr., 9.0; Joel Griffin, 6-1 soph., 1.4.

Elida Bulldogs

Enrollment: 316.

State appearances: First.

Coach: Denny Thompson (79-60 in 6 years).

Offense: 62.0 points per game. Defense: 45.3.

Starters: Ebin Stratton, 6-3 junior, 2.7 points per game; Reggie McAdams, 6-2 sr., 21.2; Aric Thompson, 6-2 jr., 8.1; Dakota Mathias, 6-4 soph., 12.7; Cory Royster, 6-4 sr., 11.9.

DIVISION III

Pairings: No. 7 Bedford Chanel (23-3) vs. No. 3 Cincinnati Summit Country Day (24-1), Thursday, 5:15 p.m.; Ottawa-Glandorf (19-6) vs. No. 6 Portsmouth (23-2), 8:30 p.m. Championship: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Chanel Firebirds

Enrollment: 128.

State appearances: 7th, last in 2010.

Coach: Hugh McMahon (23-3 in 1 year).

Offense: 67.7 points per game. Defense: 49.8.

Starters: Tommie Williams, 5-6 senior, 8.5 points per game; Damon Jones, 6-0 sr., 15.1; Kyree Brewer, 6-5 sr., 9.0; Dan Bailey, 6-2 jr., 4.8; Ishmael Hargrove, 6-4 soph., 7.8.

Summit Country Day

Silver Knights

Enrollment: 129.

State appearances: 3rd, last in 1980.

Coach: Michael Bradley (44-5 in 2 years).

Offense: 58.6 points per game. Defense: 35.8.

Starters: Kevin Johnson, 6-2 junior; Antonio Woods, 5-11 soph.; Jake Rawlings, 6-0 jr.; Mike Barwick, 6-0 soph.; Holden Hertzel, 6-5 sr.

Ottawa-Glandorf Titans

Enrollment: 208.

State appearances: 6th, last in 2008.

Coach: Tyson McGlaughlin (19-6 in 1st year).

Offense: 53.8 points per game. Defense: 46.0.

Starters: Michael Rosebeck, 6-4 junior, 11.0 points per game; T.J. Metzger, 6-1 jr., 11.4; Noah Bramlage, 6-6 fr., 6.2; Matthew Kaufman, 5-10 jr., 3.0; Caleb Siefker, 6-3 jr., 4.7.

Portsmouth Trojans

Enrollment: 179.

State appearances: 14th, 2nd consecutive.

Coach: Eugene Collins (56-14 in 3 years).

Offense: 62.4 points per game. Defense: 47.8.

Starters: Dion McKinley, 6-5 senior, 19.5 points per game; Wayne Evans, 6-1 sr., 15.0; Zaide Whitley, 6-1 sr., 10.0; Len Collins, 5-10 sr., 4.5; Jaylien Carter, 6-0 sr., 7.6

DIVISION IV

Pairings: No. 1 Jackson Center vs. No. 9 Columbus Africentric (22-3), 10:45 a.m.; No. 2 Berlin Hiland (25-1) vs. Arlington (23-3), 2 p.m. Championship: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Jackson Center Tigers

Enrollment: 61.

State appearances: 3rd, Last in 1985.

Coach: Scott Eichert (151-120 in 12 years).

Offense: 56.2 points per game. Defense: 40.3.

Starters: Troy Opperman, 6-0 senior, 6.5 points per game; Alex Meyer, 6-2 jr., 13.6; Trey Eichert, 5-9 jr., 7.8; Andy Hoying, 6-5 sr., 16.0; Eric Ryder, 6-5 jr., 5.8.

Africentric Nubians

Enrollment: 101.

State appearances: 3rd, 2nd consecutive.

Coach: Michael Bates (84-55 in 6 years).

Offense: 64.3 points per game. Defense: 47.3.

Starters: Trevon Saunders, 5-9 junior, 6.0 points per game; Fuquan Tucker, 6-3 sr., 14.2; Kenny Robinson, 6-1 jr., 11.0; Justin Miller, 6-0 sr., 5.5.; Hosie Smith, 6-5 sr., 9.0.

Hiland Hawks

Enrollment: 108.

State appearances: 9th, 2nd consecutive, defending state champion.

Coach: Mark Schlabach (149-28 in 7 years).

Offense: 65.9 points per game. Defense: 40.1.

Starters: Chaise Gerber, 5-9 senior, 4.6 points per game; Seyer Bonifant, 6-7 sr., 15.6; Jason Miller, 5-11 sr., 7.0; Dylan Kaufman, sr., 17.6; Neil Gingerich, 6-7 sr., 10.0.

Arlington Red Devils

Enrollment: 89.

State appearances: First.

Coach: Jason Vermillion (213-97 in 14 years).

Offense: 62.2 points per game. Defense: 40.2.

Starters: Wes Corbin, 5-11 senior, 8.1 points per game; Jake Leonard, 6-1 sr., 11.3; Andrew Hunter, 5-8 soph., 8.6; Adam Inniger, 5-9 sr., 4.1; Thayne Recker, 6-4 sr., 17.2.

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