- Marc Pendleton Staff Writer
Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams.
1. Springfield (5-0): d. Centerville 50-37, d. Fairborn 65-33; played Northmont on Fri., at Cin. Aiken on Wed.
2. Wayne (6-0): d. L’Anse Creuse North (Mich.) 77-36, d. Lima Senior 70-56, d. Miamisburg 70-54; played Centerville on Fri.
3. Lebanon (7-0): d. Beavercreek 49-44, d. Fenwick 62-44, d. Springboro 44-30; played Miamisburg on Fri., at Cin. Anderson on Sat.
4. Centerville (3-2): lost 50-37 to Springfield, d. Beavercreek 40-29; played Wayne on Fri.
5. Franklin (6-1): d. Bellbrook 62-55, lost 75-72 at Preble Shawnee; played Eaton on Fri.
Others: Beavercreek, Belmont, Butler, Fairborn, Fairmont, Miamisburg, Northmont, Piqua, Sidney, Springboro, Stebbins, Tecumseh, Troy, Wilmington, Xenia.
1. Trotwood-Madison (4-1): d. Xenia 100-57, d. Stebbins 104-38; at Bowman Aca. (Ind.) on Sat.
2. Fenwick (4-1): d. Cin. Purcell Marian 54-45, lost 62-44 to Lebanon; played Carroll on Fri.
3. Bellbrook (4-2): lost 62-55 at Franklin, d. Northridge 60-45; at Beavercreek on Dec. 30.
4. Tippecanoe (3-2): d. Greenville 66-51, lost 54-52 at Troy; played Butler on Fri.
5. Northridge (5-3): d. Waynesville 59-56, lost 60-45 at Bellbrook, lost 84-63 to Urbana.
Others: Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Carroll, Chaminade Julienne, Clinton-Massie, Dunbar, Eaton, Graham, Greenville, Kenton Ridge, Meadowdale, Northwestern, Oakwood, Ponitz, Spg. Shawnee, Thurgood Marshall, Urbana, Valley View, West Carrollton.
1. Versailles (5-0): d. New Bremen 55-51; hosts Tippecanoe on Sat., at Anna on Wed.
2. Bethel (6-0): d. Bradford 82-27; played Fairmont on Fri., vs. TBA at Xenia on Sat.
3. Preble Shawnee (6-0): d. Dixie 57-37, d. Franklin 75-72; hosts TV South on Dec. 29.
4. Anna (5-1): d. Jackson Center o66-39, d. Covington 58-36, lost 57-57 at Russia; played Minster on Fri., hosts Versailles on Wed.
5. Fort Recovery (4-2): lost 48-45 to Delphos SJ’s, d. Jay County (Ind.) 46-44, lost 38-37 to South Adams (Ind.); at Ansonia on Sat.
Others: Arcanum, Brookville, Carlisle, Coldwater, Dayton Christian, Dixie, Greeneview, Greenon, Houston, Indian Lake, Miami East, Milton-Union, National Trail, Northeastern, Stivers, Troy Christian, Twin Valley South, Waynesville, West Liberty-Salem.
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1. Fort Loramie (5-0): d. Fairlawn 67-21, d. New Bremen 67-31; played Houston on Fri., at St. Henry on Sat.
2. Marion Local (1-0): d. Celina 66-38; played St. Henry on Fri., hosts Lima Shawnee on Sat.
3. St. Henry (4-0): played Marion Local on Fri., hosts Fort Loramie on Sat.
4. Legacy Christian (7-1): d. Newton 65-42, d. Stivers 46-41, d. Mid. Christian 76-35; at Northeastern on Dec. 29.
5. Catholic Central (6-1): d. Lehman Catholic 80-55, d. Greenon 54-41; played Southeastern on Fri., hosts Northwestern on Tue.
Others: Ansonia, Botkins, Bradford, Cedarville, Covington, Emmanuel Christian, Fairlawn, Franklin Monroe, Jackson Center, Jefferson, Lehman Catholic, Mechanicsburg, Miami Valley, Minster, Mississinawa Valley, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Newton, Russia, Southeastern, Temple Christian, Tri-Village, Triad, Tri-County North, Yellow Springs.