Centerville guard Sam Chable ramps up the defensive pressure on Kenton Ridge’s Desiree Jones during the Elks’ 63-54 victory last week. NICK DUDUKOVICH / CONTRIBUTED

Girls high school basketball power rankings

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

Division I

1. Tecumseh (8-3): lost 56-48 at Kenton Ridge, d. Urbana 94-11; hosts Spg. Shawnee on Sat., at Alter on Mon., hosts Northwestern on Wed.

2. Beavercreek (10-3): d. Northmont 65-38; hosts CJ on Mon., at Miamisburg on Wed.

3. Wayne (8-4): d. Springfield 80-46; vs. Newark on Sun., vs. Regis Jesuit on Mon., hosts Springboro on Wed.

4. Lebanon (12-1): d. Ursuline 51-48, d. Kings 53-40, d. Fairmont 50-44; hosts Centerville on Wed.

5. Springboro (9-3): lost 59-48 to Mount Notre Dame; vs. Tippecanoe on Sat., at Lakota East on Mon., at Wayne on Wed.

Others: Butler, Centerville, Fairborn, Fairmont, Miamisburg, Northmont, Piqua, Sidney, Springfield, Stebbins, Troy, West Carrollton, Wilmington, Xenia.

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Division II

1. Tippecanoe (11-1): lost 54-53 at Versailles, d. Fairborn 47-33; vs. Springboro on Sat., hosts Stebbins on Wed.

2. Trotwood-Madison (10-1): d. Greenville 69-25, d. Butler 59-46; at Troy on Wed.

3. Valley View (11-0): d. Dixie 66-29; played Bellbrook on Thu., hosts Monroe on Sat.

4. Spg. Shawnee (8-3): d. Bellefontaine 41-28, d. Greenon 57-53; at Tecumseh on Sat., hosts Urbana on Wed.

5. Franklin (9-3): d. Eaton 47-41, d. Brookville 59-26, d. Miamisburg 60-52; played Little Miami on Thu., hosts Bellbrook on Sat., hosts Dixie on Mon.

Others: Alter, Bellbrook, Bellefontaine, Belmont, Carroll, Chaminade Julienne, Clinton-Massie, Dunbar, Eaton, Fenwick, Graham, Greenville, Kenton Ridge, Meadowdale, Northwestern, Oakwood, Ponitz, Stivers, Thurgood Marshall.

Division III

1. Versailles (13-1): d. Parkway 59-30, d. Tippecanoe 54-53; played Marion Local on Thu.

2. Waynesville (12-0): d. Milton-Union 50-46; hosts Northridge on Sat., hosts Carlisle on Tue.

3. Preble Shawnee (10-2): d. Cin. Christian 53-23, d. Monroe 55-51; played Carlisle on Thu., at Dixie on Sat., at TC North on Tue.

4. Greeneview (8-2): d. WL-Salem 44-33, d. Northeastern 96-33; played West Jefferson on Thu., at Mechanicsburg on Sat.

5. West Liberty-Salem (9-4): lost 44-33 at Greeneview, d. Southeastern 60-27; played Greenon on Thu., hosts Madison Plains on Sat.

Others: Anna, Arcanum, Bethel, Brookville, Carlisle, Dayton Christian, Dixie, Greenon, Indian Lake, Miami East, Milton-Union, Northeastern, Northridge, Urbana.

Division IV

1. Minster (11-0): d. Delphos SJ’s 50-26; played St. Henry on Thu., vs. Sheridan on Sat.

2. Tri-Village (10-2): d. Covington 52-42; played Miami East on Thu., at National Trail on Sat., hosts Cedarville on Tue.

3. New Bremen (11-1): d. Marion Local 47-38; played Fort Recovery on Thu., at St. Marys on Tue.

4. Fort Recovery (9-1): d. Van Wert 49-32, d. Jackson Center 49-42; played New Bremen on Thu., at South Adams (Ind.) on Tue.

5. Russia (10-3): d. Fairlawn 61-15; lost 29-23 at Fort Loramie, d. St. Marys 46-35; played Houston on Thu., hosts Covington on Tue.

Others: Ansonia, Botkins, Bradford, Catholic Central, Cedarville, Covington, Fairlawn, Fort Loramie, Franklin Monroe, Houston, Jackson Center, Jefferson, Legacy Christian, Lehman Catholic, Marion Local, Mechanicsburg, Miami Valley, Mississinawa Valley, National Trail, New Knoxville, Newton, Parkway, Southeastern, St. Henry, Tri-County North, Triad, Troy Christian, Twin Valley South, Yellow Springs.

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