Elida, LCC, Ottawa-Glandorf, St. John’s No. 1 seeds

Lima Central Catholic, Elida, Delphos St. John’s and Ottawa-Glandorf received No. 1 seeds when boys basketball tournament brackets were announced on Sunday.

LCC is the No. 1 seed in the Division IV Wapakoneta district. Elida got the top seed in the Division II Liberty-Benton district. Ottawa-Glandorf is the No. 1 seed in the Lima Senior Division III district and St. John’s got that designation in the Division IV district at the Elida Fieldhouse.

Elida, O-G and St. John’s all have first-round byes. LCC will play a first-round game against Ada.

Lima Senior was seeded eighth in the Division I Lake district and will play at home against No. 19 seed Mansfield Madison in the first round.

Shawnee is the No. 3 seed in the Division II Liberty-Benton district and has a bye in the first round. Bath is the No. 11 seed in that district and opens with a game against No. 5 seed Napoleon. Temple Christian, a No. 10 seed, will play at No. 8 seed Perry in its opener.

Spencerville got the No. 2 seed in the Division III Lima Senior district and has a first-round bye. Pandora-Gilboa got the No.2 seed in the Division IV Elida district and also has a first-round bye.

Teams were seeded by a formula created by MaxPreps for the first time this year.

The first two rounds of this year’s tournament will be played at the gym of the team with the better seed in the match-up.

BOYS BASKETBALL

DIVISION I

Lake District

Upper Bracket

Feb. 27

(seedings in parentheses)

Mansfield Madison (19) at Lima Senior (8), 7 p.m.

March 1

Lima Senior/Madison winner at Sandusky (3), 7 p.m.

Oregon Clay (7) at Perrysburg (4), 7 p.m.

March 5

District semifinal

At Lake High School, 6 p.m.

March 8

District championship

At Lake High School, 6 p.m.

Lower Bracket

Feb. 27

Toledo Bowsher (18) at Holland Springfield (17), 7 p.m.

March 1

Bowsher/Springfield winner at Whitmer (2), 7 p.m.

Wapakoneta (13) at Anthony Wayne (9), 7 p.m.

March 5

District semifinal

At Lake High School, 7:30 p.m.

March 8

District championship, 6 p.m.

DIVISION II

Liberty-Benton District

Upper Bracket

Feb. 27

Defiance (9) at Upper Sandusky (6), 7 p.m.

March 1

Upper Sandusky/Defiance winner at Elida (1), 7 p.m.

Kenton (8) at St. Marys (4), 7 p.m.

March 7

District semifinal

At Liberty-Benton, 6 p.m.

March 9

District championship

At Liberty-Benton, 6 p.m.

Lower Bracket

Feb. 27

Van Wert (10) at Celina (7), 7 p.m.

Bath (11) at Napoleon (5), 7 p.m.

March 1

Celina/Van Wert winner at Shawnee (3), 7 p.m.

Napoleon/Bath winner at Fostoria (2), 7 p.m.

March 7

District semifinal

At Liberty-Benton, 7:30 p.m.

March 9

District championship

At Liberty-Benton, 6 p.m.

DIVISION III

Lima Senior District

Upper Bracket

Feb. 27

Elmwood (12) at Van Buren (10), 7 p.m.

Liberty-Benton (7) at Carey (6), 7 p.m.

March 1

Van Buren/Elmwood winner at Ottawa-Glandorf (1), 7 p.m.

Carey/Liberty-Benton winner at Coldwater (4), 7 p.m.

March 6

District semifinal

At Lima Senior, 6 p.m.

March 9

District championship

At Lima Senior, 6 p.m.

Lower Bracket

Feb. 27

Riverdale (11) at Allen East (9), 7 p.m.

Columbus Grove (8) at Bluffton (5), 7 p.m.

March 1

Allen East/Riverdale winner at Spencerville (2), 7 p.m.

Bluffton-Columbus Grove winner at Wayne Trace (3), 7 p.m.

March 6

District semifinal

At Lima Senior, 6 p.m.

March 9

District championship, 6 p.m.

DIVISION IV

Elida District

Upper Bracket

Feb. 28

Lincolnview (12) at Cory-Rawson (11), 7 p.m.

Kalida (10) at Miller City (4), 7 p.m.

Continental (13) at Crestview (5), 7 p.m.

March 1

Cory-Rawson/Lincolnview winner at Delphos St. John’s (1), 7 p.m.

Miller City/Kalida winer vs. Continental/Crestview winner, TBA, 7 p.m.

March 5

District semifinal

At Elida Fieldhouse, 6 p.m.

March 8

District championship

At Elida Fieldhouse, 6 p.m.

Lower Bracket

Feb. 28

Delphos Jefferson (9) at Leipsic (7), 7 p.m.

Fort Jennings (8) at Parkway (6), 7 p.m.

March 1

Delphos Jefferson/Leipsic winner at Pandora-Gilboa (2), 7 p.m.

Parkway/Fort Jennings winner at Ottoville (3), 7 p.m.

March 5

District semifinal

At Elida Fieldhouse, 7:30 p.m.

District championship

At Elida Fieldhouse, 6 p.m.

Division IV

Wapakoneta District

Upper Bracket

Feb. 28

Ada (13) at Lima Central Catholic (1), 7 p.m.

New Bremen (6) at Ridgemont (4), 7 p.m.

Fort Recovery (9) at Upper Scioto Valley (5), 7 p.m.

March 1

New Knoxville (11) vs. LCC-Ada winner, TBA, 7 p.m.

March 5

District semifinal

At Wapakoneta HS, 6 p.m.

March 8

District championship

At Wapakoneta HS, 6 p.m.

Lower Bracket

Feb. 28

Temple Christian (10) at Perry (8), 7 p.m.

Waynesfield-Goshen (12) at Marion Local (7), 7 p.m.

March 1

Perry/Temple Christian winner at St. Henry (2), 7 p.m.

Marion Local/Waynesfield-Goshen winner at Minster (3), 7 p.m.

March 5

District semifinal

At Wapakoneta HS, 7:30 p.m.

March 8

District championship

At Wapakoneta HS, 6 p.m.

Jim Naveau has covered local and high school sports for The Lima News since 1978 and Ohio State football since 1992. His OSU coverage appears in more than 30 newspapers. Naveau, a Miami University graduate, also worked at the Greenville Advocate and the Piqua Daily Call. He has seen every boys state basketball tournament since 1977. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0414.