by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – High School Winter sports are starting to wrap up their regular-season competition and prepare for the post-season as OHSAA officially released the Loveland Women’s Basketball Team first-round post-season matchup!

The Tigers, who are still sitting in first place in the ECC (Eastern Cincinnati Conference) with an 11-2 record in the conference and a 15-4 record overall, have 3 regular-season games left all of them being important ECC matchups. On February 3rd the Tigers will face Lebanon on their court at 7 PM, on February 4th they will play Turpin at home at 7 PM, and on February 6th Loveland will compete at home against Winton Woods at 7:30 PM.

Over the past couple weeks Loveland has captured some big ECC wins, beating Milford 45 – 39, West Clermont 59 – 27, and Kings 59 – 40. The Tigers suffered one upset during that time period against Little Miami, losing in quite the nail-biter 48 – 45.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) recently released the Sectional/District brackets (see below) giving Loveland a 7th seed. The Tigers will be playing their opening tournament game against Cincinnati Anderson, a 29th seed, on February 13th at 10:30 AM at Harrison High School. If the Tigers grab a victory they will move on to play Cincinnati Winton Woods, a 22nd seed, on February 17th at 5 PM at Harrison High School.

View all the State Tournament Brackets:

The Loveland Women’s Basketball Team is not only having a very successful season with the potential to be the 2021 ECC Champs, but the Tigers also have several individuals in the top 10 in the ECC for their personal stats. Currently, Jenna Batsch is in 6th place for scoring averaging 14.1 points per game, and teammate Tess Broermann is in 8th place putting up 12.1 points per game. Broermann is also in 7th place in the ECC for Assists averaging 2.5 per game. Olivia Raby is sitting in 3rd place in the ECC for Blocks averaging 1.6 per game while Batsch is in 7th place averaging 1.3 per game. Batsch is also in 5th place in the ECC for Steals averaging 2.9 per game.

To catch more of the Loveland Sports 411 With Me, Cassie Mattia, stay tuned!

Cassie Mattia is the Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine and our Account Executive. She can be contacted about advertising opportunities.

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