Wayne’s Deshon Parker (with ball) is checked by Trotwood’s Malachi Mathews (12) and Justin Stephens. Wayne defeated host Trotwood-Madison 90-87 in double-OT in a boys high school basketball game last Friday. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Boys high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams.

Division I

1. Wayne (9-0): d. Trotwood-Madison 90-87 2OT; d. Emmerich Manual (Ind.) 57-51; hosts Northmont on Fri.

2. Springfield (8-0): d. Ponitz 81-56; hosts Lebanon on Fri.

3. Lebanon (9-1): d. Hamilton 63-55; at Springfield on Fri., hosts Fairmont on Tue.

4. Centerville (7-4): d. Bishop Kenny (Fla.) 54-51, d. First Academy (Fla.) 46-43 OT; d. Boone (Fla.) 64-58 OT; lost 36-35 to Fairfield; hosts Moeller on Sat.

5. Franklin (8-1): d. Carlisle 88-47; at Monroe on Fri., at Oakwood on Tue.

Others: Beavercreek, Belmont, Butler, Fairborn, Fairmont, Miamisburg, Northmont, Piqua, Sidney, Springboro, Stebbins, Tecumseh, Troy, Wilmington, Xenia.

Division II

1. Trotwood-Madison (5-2): lost 90-87 2OT to Wayne; hosts Piqua on Fri., at Greenville on Tue.

2. Fenwick (5-1): d. Carroll 50-48; at CJ on Fri., hosts tv South on Sat.

3. Tippecanoe (5-3): d. Tecumseh 78-46; hosts Xenia on Fri., at Springboro on Tue.

4. Bellbrook (5-3): lost 59-35 at Beavercreek, d. Badin 44-41; hosts Monroe on Tue.

5. Northridge (7-4): d. Stivers 70-67, lost 52-31 to Carroll; hosts Stebbins on Sat., hosts Preble Shawnee on Tue.

Others: Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Carroll, Chaminade Julienne, Clinton-Massie, Dunbar, Eaton, Graham, Greenville, Kenton Ridge, Meadowdale, Northwestern, Oakwood, Ponitz, Spg. Shawnee, Thurgood Marshall, Urbana, Valley View, West Carrollton.

Division III

1. Versailles (8-0): d. Miami East 68-37; hosts Parkway on Fri., at Franklin Monroe on Sat., hosts Fort Loramie on Tue.

2. Bethel (7-2): lost 55-47 to Fort Loramie; hosts TV South on Fri., at Xenia Christian on Sat., at TC North on Tue.

3. Anna (7-2): d. Botkins 76-47; at Fairlawn on Fri., at Marion Local on Sat.

4. Preble Shawnee (7-1): d. TV South 56-54, lost 62-53 to TC North; hosts Waynesville on Fri., at Madison on Sat., at Northridge on Tue.

5. Fort Recovery (5-2): d. Ansonia 52-43; at St. Henry on Fri., hosts Lincolnview on Sat..

Others: Arcanum, Brookville, Carlisle, Coldwater, Dayton Christian, Dixie, Greeneview, Greenon, Houston, Indian Lake, Miami East, Milton-Union, National Trail, Northeastern, Stivers, Troy Christian, Twin Valley South, Waynesville, West Liberty-Salem.

Division IV

1. Fort Loramie (9-0): d. Jackson Center 43-30, d. Bethel 55-47; hosts Russia on Fri., at Versailles on Tue.

2. Marion Local (4-2): lost 53-49 to Coldwater, d. Celina 49-31; d. Bradford 79-29; at New Bremen on Fri., hosts Anna on Sat.

3. St. Henry (6-2): d. Celina 67-34, d. Coldwater 62-49; hosts Fort Recovery on Fri., at Lima Bath on Sat.

4. Legacy Christian (8-1): d. Northeastern 69-47; at Emmanuel Christian on Fri., hosts Bethel on Sat., hosts Troy Christian on Tue.

5. Catholic Central (9-1): d. WL-Salem 56-41; vs. Fairbanks on Fri., vs. Mechanicsburg on Tue.

Others: Ansonia, Botkins, Bradford, Cedarville, Covington, Emmanuel Christian, Fairlawn, Franklin Monroe, Jackson Center, Jefferson, Lehman Catholic, Mechanicsburg, Miami Valley, Minster, Mississinawa Valley, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Newton, Russia, Southeastern, Temple Christian, Tri-Village, Triad, Tri-County North, Yellow Springs.

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