Matt Huether studies stats to predict the outcome of Loveland High School sporting contests
It’s Loveland vs. St. X in State Tournament on Saturday at 8 PM at Lakota West
The Loveland Tigers (5-17, 3-11 conf) match up against the St. Xavier Bombers (15-7, 2-4 conf) in a winner take all game. Loveland looks to end their 9 game losing streak, while getting a big time win versus St. Xavier. St. Xavier looks to make a big tournament run and hopes to start off with a convincing win.
St Xavier lost to West Clermont by 3 (51 to 48) earlier in the season and Loveland just lost to West Clermont by 6 (61 to 55).
In Loveland’s last game Sophomore Guard Brenton Foust had 14 points on 5 of 5 shooting (2 of 2 from 3) as well as 3 assists. In St Xavier’s last game Junior Guard Nathan Stockman had 13 points on 5 of 12 shooting (0 of 1 from 3). Nathan also had 7 rebounds (3 offensive) and 3 assists.
For Loveland look for Junior Guard Jalen Greiser who averages 13.5 points per game on 40.2% shooting (37.0% from 3). Jalen also averages 5.2 rebounds (1.4 offensive) and 2.6 assists per game. For Loveland also look for Junior Guard Matthew Toigo who averages 9.5 points per game on 51.0% shooting (42.2% from 3). Matthew also averages 2.3 rebounds a game (1.0 offensive).
For St Xavier look for Junior Guard Nathan Stockman who averages 12.4 points per game on 40.3% shooting (30.8% from 3). Nathan also averages 3.7 rebounds (0.9 offensive) and 1.9 steals a game. For St Xavier also look for Senior Guard Chase Wolf who averages 11.1 points per game on 38.9% shooting (38.1% from 3). Chase also averages 2.1 assists per game and 1.4 steals a game. Lastly for St Xavier look for Senior Forward Bobby Jefferson who averages 8.0 points per game on 49.6% shooting. Bobby also averages 4.3 rebounds a game (1.7 offensive).
Overall: Loveland by 2 points
Estimated Score: 55 to 53 Loveland
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