BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – We are one month away from the OHSAA’s Selection Sunday for boys’ basketball. Teams are currently vying for seeding in next month’s district tournament. Here’s a look at the Boardman District.
Selection Meeting: Sunday, February 7
Division II – Boardman District
Projected Seeding as of January 6
-Despite Tuesday’s 3-point loss to Harding (62-59), Poland has established themselves early on as the team to beat in this tournament field. With wins over West Middlesex, Girard, Howland, and Fitch – one would figure that the Bulldogs will be a good bet to be here within the next month.
-The Cardinals have won six straight. This season, Canfield has registered wins over Boardman, Howland, East Liverpool, Fitch, Lake and Salem. That makes them a strong contender for the top seed.
(3)Cardinal Mooney (5-1)
-Mooney has put together a resume which has to make the Cardinal faithful very pleased. Wins over Canton South, Maple Heights, and Lake Catholic has the Cardinals eyes set on being within the top four for some time to come.
-Three of Ursuline’s four losses were all by ten points or less. Ursuline could make a real statement by defeating Mooney on Friday (January 8).
-The Quakers have played a tough schedule which has resulted in losses to Canfield, Louisville, Canton South and Alliance. However, Salem has come away with wins against the likes of East Liverpool, West Branch and South Range.
-The Indians have won three in a row including their Tuesday upset of McDonald (72-68). Girard played against Brookfield, Champion, Newton Falls, Poland and LaBrae within their first seven matchups of the season.
-The Wildcats have won two of their last three including a contest at Champion on Tuesday (75-64).
-After beginning 4-1, the Red Dragons have lost their last four games. Still, Niles owns victories over Lakeview and Struthers.
(9)West Branch (4-5)
-Falling in their last three contests, West Branch finds themselves at 4-5. The Warriors have won earlier in the year over Southeast and Carrollton.
-The Pirates have lost four of their last six which included setbacks to the likes of LaBrae, Garrettsville Garfield, and Mogadore.
-Lakeview has dropped their last seven contests while playing a difficult stretch of their season. The Bulldogs’ three wins are all good ones as they topped Maplewood, Edgewood and Struthers.
-The Eagles topped Liberty (54-44) on Tuesday to end their eight-game losing streak. Next up for the Eagles is a Saturday contest against Mooney.