Posted On: 11/24/19 4:47 PM

After the top two national ranked teams in the country were defeated at the Journey to the Tourney by two teams from Southwest Ohio, it set the tone for what was a memorable opening weekend in this area for girls basketball teams.

The mighty have fallen

The highlight of the weekend were the victories by Mount Notre Dame over #1 nationally ranked New Hope Academy 61-59 on Saturday, and Kettering Fairmont knocking off the #2 team in the country Hamilton Heights 53-46 in overtime on Sunday afternoon. Both games were part of the prestigious Journey to the Tourney two-day event at Lakota West High School. In the Sunday game, Fairmont senior Madeline WestbeldMadelineWestbeld6'3" | SFFairmont High School | 2020StateOH, who verballed to Notre Dame and is the #1 ranked 2020 in the state according to PGH Ohio, dominated the game with a 36-point performance, She was unstoppable and hit the clutch shot with seconds left to send the game into overtime. Anyone who saw that game knows she left no doubt as to being the best senior in Ohio, and immediately set herself in the drivers seat for Ohio Ms. Basketball.

Tough game for the champs

After battling for a tough opening night win

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