Thursday, February 19, 2009

Loveland closing in on FAVC Buckeye Title

The Loveland Tigers have had quite a season. After dropping the first two games of the season, the Tigers went on a tear. They ripped off 13 straight wins. The streak was broken 9 days ago against Wilmington. The Tigers have since beaten Winton Woods and Withrow to bring the season record to a robust 15-3. Loveland is 8-0 in the Ft. Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division. A win over Milford Friday night wraps up the title. Star player Bobby Capobianco (committed to Indiana) is really looking forward to this one.

Winning the division would be a nice little springboard heading into the tournament. Chris Stahl like the way the team has bounced back since the loss to Wilmington. When Stahl talks, we listen. He is Loveland's senior class valedictorian.

There are a couple keys to Loveland's success since dropping those first 2 regular season games. Capobianco was recovering from a broken foot. Now he's 100 per cent. Also, head coach Tim Partin moved 6-foot 6-inch, 225 pound Brian Wozinak to point guard. Wozniak is a football guy and committed to play tight end at Wisconsin. He might be the biggest point guard this side of Magic Johnson.

Wozniak and Capobianco have provided Loveland with quality play over the years. Capobianco made all-conference his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons. Wozniak made all conference as a sophomore and junior. They both should make it again as seniors.

Loveland (15-3, 8-0 FAVC Buckeye) at Milford (12-7, 5-4 FAVC Buckeye) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Loveland beat Milford 51-39 at Loveland back on January 16.

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