- By Marc Pendleton Staff Writer
Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams.
1. Wayne (13-0): d. Springboro 81-53, d. Springfield 65-62 OT; hosts Lebanon on Fri., at Princeton on Sat., at Fairmont on Tue.
2. Springfield (13-1): d. Fairmont 81-65, d. CJ 69-51, d. Belmont 65-53, lost 65-62 OT at Wayne; hosts Springboro on Fri., at Beavercreek on Tue.
3. Belmont (8-2): d. Stivers 59-52; lost 65-53 to Springfield; hosts Dunbar on Fri.
4. Centerville (9-5): d. Lebanon 51-29; at Northmont on Fri., hosts Purcell Marian on Tue.
5. Fairmont (10-5): lost 81-65 to Springfield, d. Alter 62-43; hosts Miamisburg on Fri., hosts Wayne on Tue.
Others: Beavercreek, Butler, Fairborn, Franklin, Lebanon, Miamisburg, Northmont, Piqua, Sidney, Springboro, Stebbins, Tecumseh, Troy, Wilmington, Xenia.
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1. Trotwood-Madison (11-3): d. Troy 90-29, d. Northmont 76-73, d. Tippecanoe 84-68; hosts Sidney on Fri., at Butler on Sat., hosts Fairborn on Tue.
2. Fenwick (11-2): d. Badin 61-56 OT, d. Alter 49-44, d. Clinton-Massie 54-40; hosts McNicholas on Fri., hosts Carroll on Sat., at Miamisburg on Tue.
3. Dunbar (8-2): d. Meadowdale 60-48; at Belmont on Fri., hosts CJ on Tue.
4. Carroll (9-4): d. Roger Bacon 49-46, d. Tecumseh 65-39; hosts Purcell Marian on Fri., at Fenwick on Sat., at Bethel on Tue.
5. Kenton Ridge (8-5): lost 59-51 to Jonathan Alder, d. Bellefontaine 58-54; at Spg. Shawnee on Fri., at Ben Logan on Tue.
Others: Alter, Bellbrook, Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Chaminade Julienne, Clinton-Massie, Eaton, Graham, Greenville, Meadowdale, Northridge, Northwestern, Oakwood, Ponitz, Spg. Shawnee, Thurgood Marshall, Tippecanoe, Urbana, Valley View, West Carrollton.
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1. Versailles (13-1): d. Fort Recovery 73-46; at Minster on Fri., at Russia on Sat.
2. Bethel (13-2): d. Miami East 62-49, d. National Trail 66-49; hosts Covington on Fri., at Oakwood on Sat., hosts Carroll on Tue.
3. Anna (12-3): d. Houston 74-34, d. Miami East 71-23, d. Fort Loramie 54-50 OT; at Jackson Center on Fri., hosts Russia on Tue.
4. Preble Shawnee (10-3): d. Carlisle 70-50, lost 50-49 at TC North, d. Dixie 73-40; at Waynesville on Fri., at TV South on Sat.
5. Troy Christian (13-2): d. Jefferson hosts Dayton Christian on Fri., hosts Middletown Christian on Sat.
Others: Arcanum, Brookville, Carlisle, Coldwater, Dayton Christian, Dixie, Fort Recovery, Greeneview, Greenon, Houston, Indian Lake, Miami East, Milton-Union, National Trail, Northeastern, Stivers, Twin Valley South, Waynesville, West Liberty-Salem.
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1. Fort Loramie (14-1): d. Botkins 77-37, d. Minster 52-51 OT, lost 54-50 OT at Anna; hosts Fairlawn on Fri., at Fort Recovery on Sat.
2. Marion Local (9-3): d. Parkway 54-39, d. Jackson Center 60-29, d. Wapakoneta 54-52 OT; at Fort Recovery on Fri., at St. Marys on Sat.
3. St. Henry (11-2): d. New Knoxville 69-37, d. Ansonia 60-40; at Coldwater on Fri., hosts Wapakoneta on Sat., at Minster on Mon.
4. Minster (9-3): d. Franklin Monroe 74-58, d. New Bremen 48-43, lost 52-51 OT at Fort Loramie, d. Botkins 63-39; hosts Versailles on Fri., hosts St. Henry on Mon.
5. Catholic Central (12-2): lost 57-44 to West Jefferson, d. Triad 64-56; vs. Madison Plains on Fri.
Others: Ansonia, Botkins, Bradford, Cedarville, Covington, Emmanuel Christian, Fairlawn, Franklin Monroe, Jackson Center, Jefferson, Legacy Christian, Lehman Catholic, Mechanicsburg, Miami Valley, Mississinawa Valley, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Newton, Russia, Southeastern, Temple Christian, Tri-Village, Triad, Tri-County North, Yellow Springs.