Trotwood-Madison continues to steamroll its way through the postseason and will face Akron Buchtel in the state semifinals on Thursday at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
The deep and talented Rams annihilated Northridge in the regional semifinal, 92-44, after eradicating Cincinnati Aiken in the district final, 96-62. Will anyone offer Trotwood-Madison a competitive game?
Green Bay commit Amari Davis poured in 25 points while Carl Blanton added 19, Carter Mims 11 and Keon’te Huguely 10 for Trotwood-Madison. The high-energy Rams shot 50 percent from the field and forced 31 turnovers with their tenacious defense.
Trotwood-Madison head coach Rocky Rockhold has built a culture of winning with intensity on both ends of the floor. The program has won three consecutive regional championships. The Rams fell to Akron St.Vincent-St. Mary in the state championship game, 60-51. In 2017, the Rams were edged by SVSM in the state semifinal, 62-60. This year, SVSM is a Division I program and in the Final Four. As for the Rams, they must get past Akron Buchtel Thusday at 8 p.m., and if they do, they will meet the winner of Thornville Sheridan and Columbus South Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.
Carroll (Division II) and Waynesville (Division III) lost in their respective state championship games in girls tournament action. Minster won the Division IV girls state title while Anna lost in the boys Division II regional final to Cincinnati Purcell Marian.