Players need to be at their best this weekend. This coming weekend will be the spring evaluation period for all coaches, as it will be the only time that Division 1 coaches can view potential prospects with their travel teams until July.
There will be some big events this weekend, none bigger than the 3 that most people draw their attention to, otherwise known as the Big Three: Boo Williams in Virginia, Deep South in North Carolina, and USJN Windy City Classic in Chicago. There will also be big events in Pittsburgh and Toledo as well.
The Dabbelt Report will be in Chicago to cover a couple of local teams in action, and you can read about their games right here this weekend.
Also this weekend, Jim will be taping the first two episodes of the new series Dabbs on Sports, which will appear on the Dabbelt Report You Tube channel soon. This new series will focus on basketball and other sports that fans would enjoy.
In today’s blog, Jim looks at the other options out there if you are unable to play Division 1 basketball. Check out the Blog page.
Versailles joins Alter as the two girls basketball teams from the Dayton area who will be playing for state championships tomorrow, as the Tigers defeated Proctorville Fairland 67-60 in the Division 3 state semis.
Christa Puthoff led Versailles with 15 points, while Lauren Bruns added 10 for the Tigers. Versailles advances to the state finals against Africentric on Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
In the late game last night, Fort Loramie saw their quest of a repeat Division 4 state championship fall short, losing to Reedsville Eastern 68-59. Senior Darian Rose led Fort Loramie with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Jessica Boerger added 13.
Eastern was led by University of Dayton signee Jenna Burdette with a tournament record 38 points.
Kettering Alter held off a last second run by Toledo Rogers, and advanced to the D2 state championship game with a 50-47 victory this afternoon.
Emma Bockrath led Alter with 14 points and 3 assists, while Maddie Bazelak added 9 points.
Alter advances to the state finals at 10:45 Saturday morning.