OTTAWA-GLANDORF ( 25 - 1 ) V.S. DOVER ( 22 - 3 )
I'm looking forward to this game. Ottawa-Glandorf has been the brides maid the past few years, with LeBron being the bride. With The Chosen One gone, the Titans look to take their place in the finals and must get by the Tornadoes to accomplish the feat. It won't be easy.
Led by two of the most under-rated players in Ohio, Eric and Tim Pollitz, the Titans look prime for a championship. While the bulk of the scoring is done by the brothers, the other members of the team work their parts to perfection.
Dover has become one of Ohio's best athletic schools over the past few years. With many top multi-athletes, the Tornadoes have used a balance scoring attack to reach Columbus. Todd Liskowski and Jeremy Ady pace the team with double-figure scoring.
As many know, OPS has done many stories about Dover athletes. While I would love to see the Tornadoes advance, I must confess the Titans look to have a slight advantage. Look for bench play to determine the winner of this one. Dover will work to shut down one of the Pollitz brothers, if their successful, they will advance to the final, if their not, the season will be over. ADVANTAGE: EVEN
OTTAWA - GLANDORF
ERIC POLLITZ - 19.0 PPG.
CRAIG FORTMAN - 4.0 PPG.
TIM POLLITZ - 21.0 PPG.
GARRETT LAUF - 2.0 PPG.
NATHAN HERMILLER - 5.0 PPG.
ADAM HALL - 9.7 PPG.
ANDY GLAZIER - 5.4 PPG.
SCOTT KUECHER - 2.7 PPG.
TODD LISKOWSKI - 16.4 PPG.
JEREMY ADY - 15.7 PPG.
KEY PLAYER FOR VICTORY
TIM POLLITZ - OTTAWA-GLANDORF
TODD LISKOWSKI - DOVER
OTTAWA-GLANDORF - DAVE SWEET - 25 YEARS - 437 - 150
DOVER - BOB VAN KAENEL - 13 YEARS - 240 - 62
OTTAWA-GLANDORF - 2004 - 1996 - 1978 - 1977
DOVER - 2004 - 1998 - 1989 - 1937 - 1933 - 1929 - 1927
NORTHWEST ( 23 - 1 ) V.S. DAYTON CHAMINADE-JULIENNE ( 18 - 7 )
Don't let a 18 - 7 record fool you. Chaminade-Julienne is a very good team and will give Northwest fits. If C-J can stay out of foul trouble, I don't see the Indians being able to advance over the Eagles. Playing in the GCL has always proven teams are tournament ready. Last season, Kettering Alter almost pulled one out over LeBron and company. I like the athletic ability, and height advantage CJ has over Northwest.
Northwest has balanced scoring from their main five. Led by senior Chuck Samsa, the Indians like to have all of their players in the mix. The Indians play great defense, and like to keep games in the 60's on the scoreboard. They will have their hands full with the taller Eagles.
Chaminade-Julienne has great size and athletic ability. With fast rising junior Derrick Brown, the Eagles use both, guard play and inside height for an advantage over most teams. The GCL also prepares any team to reach this stage of the tournament, and CJ will be no different. The guard play of Patrick and Dees is a key.
As I stated, If CJ stays out of foul trouble, I see them winning this game and playing in the finals. I feel the speed the Eagles can play at also gives them a big advantage. ADVANTAGE: DAYTON CHAMINADE-JULIENNE
VINNIE SETTE - 9.1 PPG.
CHUCK SAMSA - 13.0 PPG.
JARED HASLER - 7.8 PPG.
VINCE BAIERA - 11.3 PPG.
MATT LEWIS - 10.9 PPG.
DERRICK BROWN - 15.2 PPG.
ANTHONY TURNER - 8.7 PPG.
LESTER TROUTMAN - 3.4 PPG.
STEVEN DEES - 3.4 PPG.
RYAN PATRICK - 13.4 PPG.
KEY PLAYER FOR VICTORY
CHUCK SAMSA - NORTHWEST
RYAN PATRICK - CHAMINADE-JULIENNE
NORTHWEST- JIM LOWER - 18 YEARS - 216 - 172
CHAMINADE-JULIENNE - JOE STALEY - 19 YEARS - 243 - 198
NORTHWEST - 2004 - 1938 - 1937 - 1936
CHAMINADE-JULIENNE - 2004 - 1991 - 1989 - 1970 - 1969 - 1966