Wayne’s Darius Quisenberry (with ball) and Moeller’s Jeremiah Davenport, a Wright State recruit, were matched against each other. Moeller defeated Wayne 65-53 in a boys high school basketball D-I regional final at Xavier University Cintas Center in Cincinnati on Friday, March 16, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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Darius Quisenberry (Wayne), Myles Belyeu (Trotwood-Madison), Justin Ahrens (Versailles) and Tyler Mescher (Marion Local) are the players of the year in their respective divisions for the All-Area boys high school basketball teams.

Joining them as coaches of the year are Nathan Martindale (Wayne), Rocky Rockhold (Trotwood), Brett Kopp (Bethel) and Kurt Goettemoeller (Marion Local).

A 6-foot-1 senior guard, Quisenberry is the top player in Division I. He averaged team highs of 18.5 points and 6.5 assists. Wayne (25-2) won a Greater Western Ohio Conference National East divisional title (11-1) and lost to Cincinnati Moeller in a regional final.

Quisenberry signed with Youngstown State University.

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Belyeu, a 6-4 senior, is the D-II player of the year. He was second in GWOC scoring (25.2) and led the Rams in rebounding (7.1). A three-year starter, he was a key reason why Trotwood (26-4) won a GWOC American South title (14-0) and advanced to a D-II state final four for the second straight season.

Trotwood was defeated by two-time state champ Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in the state championship. Belyeu is uncommitted.

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Ahrens, a 6-6 senior, is the D-III player of the year. A four-year starter, he reset many single-season and career scoring records at Versailles and in the Midwest Athletic Conference, and led the Tigers (21-5) to a district final. He signed with Ohio State.

Mescher, a 6-2 senior and robust force in the middle, led Marion Local (25-4) to a D-IV state championship with a double-overtime defeat of Willoughby Cornerstone Christian in the state final. He averaged a team-high 16.4 points and was also a tight end/defensive end standout on the Flyers’ D-VI state football champions.

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Martindale is the D-I coach of the year. Previously a Warriors assistant, he was promoted to succeed Travis Trice, who took over Wayne’s girls program. It was Martindale’s first season as a varsity head coach.

Rockhold has molded Trotwood into an area and state D-II power. The high-scoring Rams are a combined 75-9 over the last three seasons and have advanced to a state final four in three of the last five years. Trotwood averaged 89.3 points this season and hit triple figures nine times in the regular season.

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Kopp guided Bethel (19-6) to its second straight unbeaten Cross County Conference title (12-0) and is the D-III coach of the year. Bethel also played for a district championship.

Goettemoeller is the D-IV coach of the year. The Flyers won an outright MAC title (9-0) and 20 of their last 21 games to capture their third boys basketball state title.

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Players were based on coaches’ nominations. Teams considered were those in the Cox Media Group Ohio circulation area. The All-Area teams are separate from All-Southwest District and All-Ohio teams.


First Team

Samari Curtis, Xenia, 6-4, jr., 30.4 points

Andre Gordon, Sidney, 6-2, jr., 23.8

RaHeim Moss, Springfield, 6-4, jr., 16.2

Darius Quisenberry, Wayne, 6-1, sr., 18.5

Leonard Taylor, Springfield, 6-7, sr., 14.3

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Player of the year: Darius Quisenberry, Wayne

Coach of the year: Nathan Martindale, Wayne

Second Team

Jon Alessandro, Beavercreek, 6-6, sr., 14.7

Jack Hendricks, Fairmont, 5-10, sr., 17.0

Jason Hubbard, Miamisburg, 6-4, sr., 16.8

Kort Justice, Butler, 6-1, sr., 16.6

Deshon Parker, Wayne, 6-3, sr., 14.2

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Third Team

Jadon Furlow, Belmont, 6-3, sr., 14.5

Harrison Hookfin, Lebanon, 6-6, sr., 14.2

Jared Kinzer, Franklin, 6-3, sr., 14.0

Johnathan Mpanzu, Stebbins, 6-5, sr., 17.4

L’Christian “Blue” Smith, Wayne, 6-6, sr., 11.4

Honorable Mention: Kellan Bochenek, Ryan Hall, Cade Morgan, Fairmont; Devon Brown, Ben Schmiesing, Qurri Tucker, Piqua; Cole Bundren, Payton Knott, Zach Minton, Franklin; Phil Harewood, Jeff Hunt, Kendall Moore, Belmont; Ronnie Hampton, Wayne; Jeffery Mansfield, Wilmington; Ryan Marchal, Matt Pearce, Donnie Shelton, Centerville; Shaunn Monroe, Fairborn; Jabari Perkins, Northmont; Zach Reichelderfer, Troy; Ratez Roberts, Devan Rogers, Sidney.

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First Team

Jonathan Allen, Dunbar, 6-6, jr., 15.3

Damonte Bailey, Ponitz, 6-6, jr., 17.0

Myles Belyeu, Trotwood-Madison, 6-4, sr., 25.2

Amari Davis, Trotwood-Madison, 6-4, jr., 21.2

Jabali Leonard, Meadowdale, 6-0, sr., 23.0

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Player of the year: Myles Belyeu, Trotwood-Madison

Coach of the year: Rocky Rockhold, Trotwood-Madison

Second Team

Connor Bazelak, Alter, 6-4, jr., 16.1

Jameel Cosby, Kenton Ridge, 6-1, sr., 19.3

Milton Gage, Chaminade Julienne, 5-11, jr., 16.7

Eli Ramsey, Carroll, 6-3, sr., 16.9

Caiden Smith, Tippecanoe, 6-1, sr., 18.4

Third Team

Matt Cogan, Carroll, 6-2, jr., 11.9

Donnie Crouch, Bellbrook, 6-0, sr., 14.1

C.J. Napier, Fenwick, 6-4, jr., 15.4

Andy Neff, Oakwood, 6-7, sr., 13.9

Joseph Scates, Dunbar, 6-4, sr., 10.0

Honorable Mention: Jack Campbell, Bellbrook; Simon Jefferson, Carroll; Charles Drewery, Twon Hines, Northridge; Tyler Eberhart, Nasiim McKay, Kenton Ridge; Michael Elmore, Jamar Walker, Dunbar; Cade Gingerich, Dan Hagen, Josh Wildermuth, Tippecanoe; Ben Herman, Valley View; Brevan King, Graham; David Luers, Fenwick; Dariane Matthews, West Carrollton; Anthony McComb, Thurgood Marshall; Thomas Myers, Clinton-Massie; Darren Rubin, Oakwood; Aaron Schack, Springfield Shawnee; Eric Sealy, Jaren Smith, Ponitz; Grant Sullender, Eaton; Marcus Wood, Greenville; Levi Boettcher, Jace Underwood, Urbana.


First Team

Justin Ahrens, Versailles, 6-6, sr., 25.3

James Anderson, Troy Christian, 6-9, sr., 18.7

Wyatt Bensman, Anna, 6-2, sr., 16.5

Justin Flor, Carlisle, 6-7, sr., 20.8

Ryan Rose, Bethel, 6-2, sr., 22.3

Player of the year: Justin Ahrens, Versailles

Coach of the year: Brett Kopp, Bethel

Second Team

A.J. Ahrens, Versailles, 6-3, sr., 10.6

Payton Jutte, Fort Recovery, 6-4, jr., 19.0

Mason Schneider, Greeneview, 6-7, sr., 18.0

Caleb South, Bethel, 6-1, sr., 22.4

Matt Welker, Dayton Christian, 6-0, sr., 20.0

Third Team

Willie Bowman, Twin Valley South, 6-2, jr., 18.8

Griffin Doseck, Anna, 6-4, jr., 10.8

Carter Gray, Arcanum, 6-2, so., 15.1

Jacob Gudorf, Brookville, 6-2, jr., 11.1

Anton Webb, Dayton Christian, 6-7, jr., 13.0

Honorable Mention: Joey Bates, Austin Moore, Preble Shawnee; Travis Lovely, Twin Valley South; Trevor Burden, James Loffing, West Liberty-Salem; Joel Cathcart, Anna; Collin Coburn, Kale Shoffner, Indian Lake; Cameron Harrison, National Trail; Jake Moore, Carlisle; Devin Worley, Dixie; Marcus Bruns, Coldwater.


First Team

Dillon Braun, Fort Loramie, 6-1, sr., 16.5

Nathan Bruns, Marion Local, 6-6, jr., 14.6

Ethan Conley, Franklin Monroe, 6-3, jr., 22.6

Tyler Mescher, Marion Local, 6-2, sr., 16.4

Tyler Schlarman, St. Henry, 6-0, sr., 17.5

Player of the year: Tyler Mescher, Marion Local

Coach of the year: Kurt Goettemoeller, Marion Local

Second Team

Jack Dapore, Russia, 6-3, sr., 13.0

Hadley LeVan, Triad, 6-1, sr., 25.3

Dillon McCullough, Tri-County North, 6-2, sr., 23.0

Hunter Muir, Ansonia, 6-4, jr., 16.6

Tyler Siegel, Fort Loramie, 6-7, sr., 12.4

Third Team

Evan Berning, Fort Loramie, 6-1, sr., 8.4

Ethan Bowman, Mississinawa Valley, 6-0, sr., 18.4

Colby Cross, Cedarville, 5-10, so., 19.0

Sabien Doolittle, Catholic Central, 6-2, jr., 14.0

Marc Williams, Miami Valley, 6-4, sr., 17.0

Honorable Mention: Isaac Schmiesing, Jarod Schulze, Minster; Avery Powers, New Bremen; Nathan Tinnerman, New Knoxville Trey Dunn, Mykah Eichie, Jake Woeber, Catholic Central; Kameron Lee, Preston Rodgers, Lehman Catholic; Bryce Sosby, Jackson Center; Erik Uszyski, Ashton Burke, Keano Hammerstrom, Legacy Christian; Charlie Bertemes, Owen Flannery, Southeastern; Nick Brandewie, Austin Siegel, Fort Loramie; Andy Branson, Dialaquan Millhouse, Bradford; Drew Brautigam, Luke Hickman, Ashton Piper, Fairlawn; Briley Harlan, Triad; Spencer Heuker, Botkins; Alec Martin, Miami Valley; Devyn Sink, Ansonia; Jordan York, Daniel Kearns, Russia; Kam Young, Mechanicsburg.

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