By Cort Reynolds
Ada Herald Writer
KENTON - As expected, the Ada girls basketball team was voted the top seed at the five-team Div. IV Kenton sectional in the drawing held Sunday.
Waynesfield-Goshen (12-7), whom the Lady Bulldogs edged 57-56 January 26, was voted the second seed and got a bye into the finals against conference rival Upper Scioto Valley.
Ada eschewed their first round bye for the second year in a row and elected to play winless county rival Ridgemont in the semifinal round Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in Kenton.
The winner will face Hardin Northern (1-17), which received Ada's bye, in the first sectional final Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6:15 p.m.
Upper Scioto Valley (10-8) will look to take revenge on Waynesfield in the second final Feb. 23 at approximately 8:15 p.m. in what looks to be the best game of the sectional. The Tigers beat the Rams 66-59 on January 10.
W-G beat everyone in the sectionals except the Bulldogs to clinch the second seed, blowing out HN and Ridgemont.
Ada also beat USV and HN convincingly and hasn't faced 0-15 Ridgemont. They clinched the top seed with the recent one-point home win over the Tigers.
The Bulldogs advanced to the St. Mary's district last year before losing a close game to eventual regional semifinalist New Knoxville, 52-43.
The two Kenton sectional victors will again advance to the district semifinals at St. Mary's Feb. 28 against the Coldwater sectional winners.
New Knoxville (16-3) and Fort Recovery (13-5) are the top two seeds in the tough Coldwater sectional that features six MAC teams, four of whom boast winning records.