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Rootstown, Southeast compete at NAQT state championships

Rootstown, Southeast compete at NAQT state championships


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor


The NAQT’s small school state championships were hosted in Upper Sandusky this past weekend, including competition between 32 teams from 25 different schools from 21 counties.

Here is a peek at the local results (with a special thank you to Greg Bossick for helping share information):


4-5 overall (3-2 in preliminary rounds to qualify for championship bracket)
12th place
Rd 1: Lost to Sycamore Mohawk 135-180
Rd 2: Beat Kenton 215-90
Rd 3: Beat Columbiana 235-50
Rd 4: Lost to Lancaster Fisher Catholic 70-280
Rd 5: Beat Millersburg West Holmes A 330-140
Rd 6: Lost to (eventual champion) Dayton Miami Valley 155-345
Rd 7: Beat Ottawa Hills B 235-90
Rd 8: Lost to Pandora-Gilboa 130-245
Rd 9: Lost to Metamora Evergreen 150-205
Cooper Kelly finished second in individual scoring averaging 83.33 points per game. He was named All-Ohio Small School First Team.


3-6 overall (1-4 in preliminary rounds, transferred to consolation bracket)
26th place
Rd 1: Lost to Columbiana 115-205
Rd 2: Lost to Upper Sandusky 90-210
Rd 3: Lost to Kenton 85-100
Rd 4: Beat Tiffin Calvert A 75-65
Rd 5: Lost to Marengo Highland 105-145
Rd 6: Lost to Marengo Highland 75-200
Rd 7: Beat Paulding 95-70
Rd 8: Lost to Columbiana 105-180
Rd 9: Beat Millersburg West Holmes B 130-100
Autumn Riemenschneider led a balanced team effort with 18.67 points per game. She was named All-Ohio Small School Honorable Mention.

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