Boys Basketball

BRACKETS: Seedings announced for coverage-area programs

The OHSAA Southwest District held its high school boys basketball coaches seedings meetings on Sunday, Feb. 7. Here is what you need to know:

Division I — BRACKET

Fairfield coach DJ Wyrick said he’s content with the seed his Indians received at the No. 4 spot, and they’re ready to go.

But he also noted that there’s still some business for his Indians to take care of in the Greater Miami Conference.

“I think we’re in a great position right now,” Fairfield coach DJ Wyrick said. “I’m happy with our seeding. What’s nice is that we still have a league title to go after, so that right there helps us get into position for the tournament. Every game up until tourney play is a meaningful game.”

No. 4 Fairfield (10-6) will play the winner of No. 11 Lakota West (11-7) and No. 22 Kings (6-12) on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.

No. 5 Lakota East (13-4) will play the winner of No. 23 Western Hills (12-8) and No. 13 Western Brown (11-5) on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at West Clermont.

“We’ve taken care of what we need to take care of during the season so far,” Lakota East coach Clint Adkins said. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter, you’re going into an open bracket any way. You’re going to have to beat good teams.

“This is a fun part of the year. We’re just trying to get better everyday.”

No. 11 Lakota West (11-7) plays No. 22 Kings (6-12) on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at Princeton.

No. 12 Hamilton (4-13) plays the winner of No. 9 Princeton (7-5) and No. 25 Edgewood (6-13) on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. at Fairfield.

No. 19 Middletown (6-11) plays No. 18 Sycamore (8-11) on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Lakota West.

No. 25 Edgewood (6-13) plays No. 9 Princeton (7-5) on Friday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. at Fairfield.

No. 24 Talawanda (6-13) plays No. 6 Walnut Hills (14-3) on Friday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. at Lakota West.

Division II — BRACKET

No. 12 Monroe (13-7) plays No. 6 Taylor (14-5) plays Saturday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. at Princeton.

No. 2 Ross (17-3) plays No. 16 Wilmington (8-9) on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Princeton.

No. 13 Badin (7-13) plays No. 8 Roger Bacon (10-6) on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. at Mason.

Division III — BRACKET

No. 17 Madison (4-13) plays No. 12 Madeira (6-5) on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. at Western Brown.

Division VI — BRACKET

No. 2 New Miami (11-4) plays Middletown Christian on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Taylor.

Jared Lee said his Vikings are primed and ready to play as well.

“I think every coach is feeling the same way,” Lee said. “Everyone knows that this is a different year. So we’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing. I think these boys are playing good ball right now.”

No. 4 Cincinnati Christian (4-9) plays the winner of Ripley-Union and St. Bernard on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. at Taylor.

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