Princeton won the Division I state championship by defeating North Canton Hoover 61-55 in front of 4,833 at Ohio State University's Value City Arena.
Kelsey Mitchell, a Princeton senior guard who was named Associated Press Ohio Ms. Basketball and the Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year this past week, had 30 points, four rebounds and three assists on Saturday night. She was named the Associated Press Most Outstanding Player for the Division I state tournament.
Mitchell's 15 made free throws set a new individual Division I state final record for free throws made. Senior center Carlie Pogue had 17 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and four blocks for Princeton. Pogue's 14 rebounds tied an individual Division I state final record. Pogue was named to the Associated Press Division I state tournament team.
Princeton won its 16th consecutive game on Saturday night. Princeton, ranked No. 1 in the season's final Associated Press Division I state poll, is ranked No. 19 nationally by the MaxPreps. Princeton is the first area state girls' basketball champion since Mount Notre Dame won the Division I title in 2009.
The Greater Miami Conference is excited to announce Kevin Mays has been chosen to become the next Associate Commissioner beginning in early June. Kevin was selected after an extensive interview process. He is currently the assistant principal at Sycamore High School, a position from which he will be retiring in July. He has served for thirty years in education as a coach, athletic director, principal, and assistant principal. A strong mathematical background with an understanding of statistics, knowledge of the developing field of social media (Twitter and Facebook), outstanding communication skills, and a love of sports make Kevin the perfect person for this new endeavor.
In a hard fought regional semifinal basketball game at Xavier's Cintas Center, Moeller defeated the Middletown Middies 53-50. All conference teams are now posted on the basketball website.
The 2013-14 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio boys basketball team, based on the recommendations of a media panel. GMC Players.
FIRST TEAM: Vincent Edwards, Middletown, 6-7, sr., 21.
Honorable Mention: Tyler Williams, West Chester Lakota West
The following GMC athletes were named to the AP Division I All-Ohio Girls’ Basketball Teams:
Player of the Year – Kelsey Mitchell, Princeton
Coach of the Year – Jill Phillips, Princeton
First Team: Kelsey Mitchell, Princeton
Third Team: Jenna Gunn, Mason