OPS staffer Chris Isbel was on hand for some tournament action at UD Arena on Saturday. Here are his reports.

University of Dayton Arena was once again host to several OHSAA tournament games today.  Two Division IV games and four Division III games were on the schedule today.  Ohio Prep Scene brings you the scores and the game summary for one of the hottest teams in the state, the Versailles Tigers.


Earlier games:

Ansonia                        38

Jefferson                       41 

(Jefferson hits game winning 3 pointer with 1 second remaining)


Southeastern                 35

Yellow Springs             48


Twin Valley South        46

Clinton Massie            54


Oakwood                     49

Greeneview                 72


The fifth game of the evening was a really great contest between the Middletown Fenwick Falcons and the Waynesville Warriors.  This game was back and forth for 32 minutes.  No lead was bigger than seven and there were several ties and lead changes.  At the beginning of the fourth the Falcons pushed the lead to seven and forced a timeout by Waynesville.  The rest of the quarter the Falcons held off the Warriors.  The final two minutes the Warriors made 7 of 9 from the line and sealed the victory.  They advance to play Cincinnati Reading who knocked off North College Hill Friday night.


Middletown Fenwick    53

Waynesville                  49


The game everyone seemed to be looking forward to was the Versailles/East Clinton matchup.  The Versailles Tigers breezed through their first two games and, with the loss of North College Hill to Cincinnati Reading the previous evening, everyone has seemed to take note of who will step up for a title run in Division III.


The first quarter started fast for the Tigers as they jumped out to a 27-10 lead by the end of the first frame.  Senior guard Kyle Gehle hit 4 three pointers in the frame to set the tone.  After that the Tigers cruised to an easy win.  They led 42-18 at the half and by the time the fourth quarter was set to start, Coach McEldowney had pulled most of his starters.


The Tigers looked exceptionally good on fast break opportunities.  At least twice during the game, a great outlet pass was followed by the coach's favorite kind of fast break:  the one's where the ball never hits the floor.  The Tigers are playing very good ball right now and have momentum on their side.


Gehle finished with 26 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Joe Shardo finished with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assist.  Shardo, a 6'4" post player, even managed to work in a three pointer.  The Tigers advance and will play Greeneview Thursday evening at Wright State's Nutter Center.


East Clinton                  40

Versailles                      75


Most Impressive Player:  Kyle Gehle - Versailles


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