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

2019 OHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament Brackets

Division III
Elida District
Lincolnview Sectional: Allen East, Paulding, Spencerville

Division IV
Ottawa District
Allen East Sectional: Ada, Bluffton
Bath Sectional: Columbus Grove

Van Wert District
Defiance Sectional: Lincolnview
Paulding Sectional: Crestview, Delphos Jefferson