COLUMBUS — State Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and state Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) both honored the Ohio Valley Christian School boys basketball team on winning the 2016 OCSAA state championship at Ohio House session.
“The Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team’s championship season was a tremendous achievement worthy of recognition,” Smith said. “I was pleased to have them up at the Statehouse to present them with a resolution.”
The Ohio Valley Christian Defenders defeated Dayton Temple Christian at Ohio Christian University’s Maxwell Center with a score of 49-28 on Feb. 27. This was the Defenders’ first OCSAA state championship after making the Final Four five times in the last six years. With the win, the Ohio Valley Christian School boys basketball team finished their season with a 21-6 overall record.
Similar to the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the OCSAA opens its tournaments for all Christian and religious-based schools regardless of conference affiliation.
“I’m honored to recognize these student-athletes from Ohio Valley Christian as they continue the school’s tradition of success on and off the court,” Peterson said. “Their resounding victory in this year’s state championship has made the community proud and I look forward to seeing them back on the court next season.”
The Ohio Valley Christian School boys basketball team was present to accept their resolution at the Ohio House session.