Mar 4, 2012

Sunday's Sectional Final Results

Vikings junior PG Dorian Jordan put
on a show Sunday at UC in his team's win
With a great triple-header of games on hand at Fifth Third Arena on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, as well as a high talent level matchup at UD Arena on the campus of Dayton, we saw a lot of quality teams have their season end today. Here's a look at who will be moving on to the District Finals next week in Dayton.....

  • Withrow 63 Mason 57: With the game tied at 50-50 with just over four minutes to play Withrow junior PG Tim Coleman did what he had been doing all game long, he hit a big shot. Coleman's jumper put Withrow ahead for good as the Tigers made enough free throws, and got enough stops (plus defensive rebounds) to hold on the victory in one of Withrow's more complete performances of the season. Coleman tallied 24 points in the win, including 5 three-pointers, to lead Withrow in scoring. The Tigers also got solid production from their inside presence as junior forward Devin Williams supplemented Coleman with 9 points and 11 rebounds. Mason senior trio did everything they could to keep the game close, but in the end Withrow had too much quality depth for the Comets to win. Darrin Harris led Mason with 19 points, JD Sprague scored 18 points, and Mike Van Kleunen was next with 15 points in the loss. Withrow's win moves them on to the District Finals where they will play Springboro. 
  • Princeton 69 Walnut Hills 64: After a first half ended with the score tied at 31-31 the Eagles came out soaring in the second half, scoring the first 10 points of the half to take the lead. As Walnut Hills built the lead CPHR witnessed the coming out party of junior guard Khiry Burton, who might only stand 5'4 but has plenty of game. Burton sliced through the Princeton press and floated jumpers over taller defenders on his way to 17 points for the game. Trailing by ten it was another small guard, Princeton junior 5'7 PG Dorian Jordan, who took over the game. "Doe" also tallied 17 points and it was his spinning hoop plus the foul that gave Princeton the lead back for good with just over five minutes to play. From there it was the interior play of Vikings senior post De'arius "Tank" Young, who scored 17 points as well, that set the tone for Princeton to finish off a comeback win. Seniors Deion Isham and Darrius Pritchard were also effective for Princeton as they scored 14 and 9 respectively. Walnut Hills was led by Burton's 17 points along with the 16 points of junior post Isaiah Johnson; as well as juniors Sterling Gilmore and Kodey Jackson who each added on 10. With the win Princeton advances to the District Title game for the third meeting of the season with Middletown.
  • Moeller 53 Turpin 35: The Spartans were able to hang with Moeller for a half (Moeller led just 25-20 at the break) before the Crusaders busted the game wide open with a great defensive sequence in the third quarter. Moeller PG Keith Watkins applied some stingy defense on Turpin guard Zach McCormick, holding the star to just 4 points, in a game where no Spartans scored in double figures. Josh Davenport provided the offensive spark for Moeller as he used his size and athletic advantages to score 19 points around the rim and grab 12 rebounds as well. Watkins chipped in 9 points for Moeller while senior SG Ben Galemmo played a nice overall game with 7 points and 6 assists in the win. With the win Moeller advances to the District Final game to take on Beavercreek. 
  • Dayton Thurgood Marshall 68 Franklin 55: The Wildcats, who entered the game 21-0, took their first (and only) loss of the season against a talented TM team. The Cougars will now advance to Wednesday's District Title game to face Trotwood-Madison. Junior guard Mark Alstork led Thurgood Marshall with a game high 22 points, as his power and shooting ability provided matchup problems for Franklin; while high flying senior forward Joe Ballard added on 15 points. Franklin was led by freshman guard Luke Kennard who turned in a solid outing in the last game of his freshman season with 14 points. 


  1. Jacob Rossi had 15 for franklin yesterday

  2. Rossi twins are boss. Them & Staley at NKU next year will be interesting to watch

  3. Zach McCormick only 4 points? Did he miss open shots or was the D that good

  4. About the 6th time he got hacked with no call it got inside his head. Meanwhile of Turpin's top 5 players, one fouled out and the other 4 finished with 4 fouls.

    Anyone surprised?

    1. I was at the game and what blew me away was the few calls that went against Moe the game was held up while the refs explained why. They do not owe them an explanation...