LOVELAND, OHIO - In the Ohio High School Basketball Tournament, the Loveland women will play Ursuline Academy, Thursday, February 10 at 7:45 P.M. at Milford High School. The winner plays #3 seed, Oak Hills at Milford on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:45 P.M. Oak Hills has a bye in the first round.
Ursuline is in the Scarlet Division of the Girls Greater Cincinnati League and has a 7-11 overall record and is 4-7 and fourth among the six teams in their league. They are lead by Catherine Bove, a 5'9", senior guard who is averaging 16 points per game for the Lions. This is a league leading stat, and she also leads her league in steals.
Last night the Lady Tigers played at home and defeated Harrison 71-62. Jilian Partin scored 30 points, Emily Henson 12, and Justine Benzinger added 10. Jilian Partin, Loveland High School's all time scorer is adding to her record, at a clip of more than 22 points per game and had just scored 27 in a close 57-60 loss to league leading Winton Woods last Saturday. Loveland Women are 11-8 overall and 7-6 and in fourth place in their league.
The Loveland Men's team opens tournament play against Wilmington High School (5-7)(8-9) on Friday, February 18 at 8:30 P.M. at Lakota West High School. The winner goes on to play Hamilton High School on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8:30 P.M. at Miami University. Loveland lost a, closer than the final (56-76) score shows, game against Walnut Hills on Friday night. An evenly played game turned bad in the final minutes, when Loveland was outscored 29-16 in the final quarter after being within one point midway through the last quarter.
With the loss, the Loveland (9-3)(12-4) fell from atop the league, leaving Mason (10-2)(11-5) all alone. Loveland plays at home on Tuesday against Turpin (9-3)(11-4) of the smaller school, Cardinal Division of the Fort Ancient Valley League, and travels to Winton Woods (7-4)(9-7) to play in their own division on Friday.
To view the Men's bracket for Loveland High School: http://www.swdab.org/bbb_mu_div__i.htm
To view the Women's bracket for Loveland High School: http://www.swdab.org/gbb_milford_div__i.htm
To view the BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS: http://www.swdab.org/bbb_rules_&_regs.htm