Projecting Boys’ Hoops Tourney: Orwell District (1/7)

ORWELL, 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 Orwell District.

Selection Meeting: Sunday, February 7

Division IV – Orwell District
Projected Seeding as of January 6
(1)Bristol (8-1)
-The Panthers have won five in a row since falling to South Range (57-55) at the Hope Classic. Bristol has registered wins over Maplewood, Champion and Mathews so far this season.

(2)Maplewood (5-3)
-The Rockets saw their three-game win streak come to a close on Tuesday when they suffered a 78-48 loss at Lutheran East. Still, Maplewood has handed Mathews and JFK losses in a one week span at the end of December.

(3)Warren JFK (2-6)
-JFK has lost six consecutive games; however, in each of their last three contests – the Eagles have fallen by six (to Howland), eleven (to Maplewood) and eleven (to Mooney). They’ve played the toughest schedule in the field and with Villa Angela on Friday and Ursuline on Tuesday – the games don’t get any easier.

(4)Mathews (5-3)
-The Mustangs have lost two of their last three. Mathews’ marquee win came against Mineral Ridge (86-71) on December 15.

(5)Southington (5-4)
-Chalker has been extremely hot as of late, winning five of their last seven. The ‘Cats’ four losses came against JFK, Newton Falls, Bristol, and Berkshire.

(6)Cornerstone Christian (2-3)
-The Patriots nearly defeated Parma (70-65) on December 4 and Booker T. Washington (65-60) on December 30.

(7)Windham (3-5)
-Windham has lost to five quality opponents this season (Rootstown, Newton Falls, Maplewood, Mathews, Pymatuning Valley). The Bombers’ marquee victory was against Grand Valley on December 4 (51-35).

(8)Lordstown (5-4)
-Lordstown has compiled three wins in their last four contests. They’re 3-2 at home with a meeting with Southington on the horizon (on Friday).

(9)Fairport Harding (3-6)
-The Skippers knocked off Newbury, St. John and Conneaut but have found it difficult to find consistent play so far this season.

(10)St. John (7-4)
-The Fighting Heralds began the season with a 4-1 mark but have slipped to their 7-4 record after splitting their past six contests. St. John holds a victory over Badger this season.

(11)Badger (2-8)
-The Braves have lost seven of their last eight.

(12)Newbury (1-8)
-The Black Knights fell for the fourth time in a row on Tuesday. Their lone win came against the Geauga Grizzlies.

(13)Bloomfield (0-5)
-The Cardinals have back-to-back road games at Newbury (on Friday) and at Badger (on Tuesday).

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