2019 OHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament Brackets

Division III
Lima District
Elida Sectional: Paulding
Miller City Sectional:
Bluffton, Delphos Jefferson, Spencerville

Division IV
State Final 4
Crestview

Bowling Green Regional
Columbus Grove, Crestview

Wapakoneta District
Coldwater Sectional: Ada
Bath Sectional: Allen East

Elida District
Van Wert Sectional: Crestview
Paulding Sectional: Lincolnview

Findlay District
Van Buren Sectional: Columbus Grove

3/1 OHSAA Boys Basketball Sectionals

Division III Sectional Championships at Miller City
Ottawa-Glandorf 80 Spencerville 20
Bluffton 58 Fairview 49

Division IV Sectional Championship at Coldwater
St. Henry 64 Ada 47

Division IV Sectional Championship at Van Wert
Crestview 57 Temple Christian 22

Division IV Sectional Championship at Van Buren
Columbus Grove 77 Cory-Rawson 35

2018-19 NWC Boys Basketball All-Conference Teams

Crestview 6’7″ senior wing Javin Etzler was chosen as the 2018-19 NWC Player of the Year for the second straight year by Northwest Conference boys’ basketball coaches at their annual selection meeting.  Etzler received 113 total points in the voting to finish ahead of Luke Denecker, a junior guard from Bluffton.  Etzler averaged 14.4 points per game along with 7 rebounds and 2 assists per game for the Knights.  Jaden is a 3-time NWC first-team selection.

Etzler and Denecker were joined on the NWC first team by Kalen Etzler (CV), Blake Reynolds (CG),  Tayt Birnesser (CG) and Jaret Miller (PL).  Etzler, Reynolds,  and Birnesser are sophomores while Miller is a senior.  Denecker and Reynolds and 2-time NWC first-team selections.

Coach of the Year honors in the NWC go to Chris Sautter of Columbus Grove.  He led the Bulldogs  to an 7-1 conference mark and a regular season record of 16-5.  Columbus Grove and Crestview (21-1 overall) tied for the league championship with identical league records.

The team breakdowns are as follows:
First Team
Javin Etzler – Crestview – 12
Luke Denecker – Bluffton – 11
Kalen Etzler – Crestview – 10
Blake Reynolds – Columbus Grove – 10
Tayt Birnesser – Columbus Grove – 10
Jaret Miller – Paulding – 12

Second Team
Zane Miller – Lincolnview – 12
Tyler Clum – Allen East – 10
Jared Piercefield – Bluffton – 11
Fletcher Cook – Paulding – 12
Mason Soper – Bluffton – 11
Drew Kline – Crestview – 12

Honorable Mention
Ethan Kemler – Lincolnview – 12
Wade Sheets – Crestview – 12
Ian Wannenacher – Delphos Jefferson – 10
Phillip Coulson – Ada – 11
Alek Bowersock – Lincolnview – 12
Connor Frazier – Ada – 12
Carson Shull – Paulding – 12
Eli Harter – Spencerville – 9
Cade Mullins – Ada – 12
Bradden Crumrine – Allen East – 10

2/23 OHSAA Girls Basketball Sectionals

Division III Sectional Championships at Lincolnview
Spencerville 49 Elmwood 42
Ottawa-Glandorf 78 Paulding 35

Division IV Sectional Championship at Bath
Columbus Grove 62 Cory-Rawson 12

Division IV Sectional Championships at Allen East
Bluffton 46 Leipsic 40
Arlington 53 Ada 13

Division IV Sectional Championships at Paulding
Kalida 42 Delphos Jefferson 32
Wayne Trace 52 Crestview 43

Division IV Sectional Championship at Defiance
Delphos St. John’s 46 Lincolnview 28

2018-19 NWC Girls Basketball All-Conference Teams

Bluffton senior guard Alivia Koenig was selected as the 2018-19 NWC Player of the Year in voting by Northwest Conference girls basketball coaches.  Koenig edged out teammate Averey Rumer, Rylee Sybert, Columbus Grove and Lexi Gregory, Crestview in a close vote.

Koenig averaged 13 points and 3 assists per game in leading the Pirates to a 17-5 regular season record.  Entering tournament play, Koening had amassed a career total of 1,303 points and was a second-team all-NW Ohio selection as a junior.

Joining Koenig, Rumer, Sybert and Gregory on the NWC First Team were sophomore Emma Leis, Spencerville and freshman Makenzie King, Columbus Grove.  Koenig was named a first team selection all four years of her career while Rumer and Gregory were repeat selections.

Eric Garmatter, who led Bluffton (7-1) to a co-championship with Columbus Grove for the NWC girls basketball title  was selected as the NWC Coach of the Year.

First Team
Alivia Koenig – Bluffton – 12
Averey Rumer – Bluffton – 12
Rylee Sybert – Columbus Grove – 12
Lexi Gregory – Crestview – 11
Emma Leis – Spencerville – 10
Makenzie King – Columbus Grove – 9

Second Team
Nelaya Burden – Spencerville – 11
Aly Lindeman – Delphos Jefferson – 9
Tori Newland – Allen East – 11
Bailey Gregory – Crestview – 10
Olivia Cunningham – Crestview – 10

Honorable Mention
Briana Townley – Paulding – 12
Chelsie Geisige – Paulding – 11
Lakin Brant – Lincolnview – 12
Kate Newland – Allen East – 12
Alex Carter – Spencerville – 12
Katie Prater – Bluffton – 12
Abigail Gladwell – Columbus Grove – 11
Ally Richardson – Allen East – 12
Lauren Criblez – Allen East – 12
Libby Schaadt – Bluffton – 11