Delphos St. John's Blue Jay Basketball
1972-73 Season

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Class AA State Runner-Up, WBL Co-Champs

Overall Record 18-8 WBL Record 8-1 Team StatsTeam Picture
    Opponent Result Notes
    Toledo Central Catholic OIOpponent Info:
League: Toledo City League

L
58-64
    Kenton* OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

W
64-52
    Toledo St. Francis OIOpponent Info:
League: Toledo City League

L
64-72
    Elida* OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

L
80-87
    Ayersville OIOpponent Info:
League: Green Meadows Conference

W
60-52
    Columbus Bishop Watterson OIOpponent Info:
League: Central Catholic League

W
70-57
    Lima Bath* OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

W
72-64
  A Lima Central Catholic OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 14 Losses: 6 Class AA
League: Miami Valley League
Coach: Bob Fisher

L
70-79
    Celina* OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 16 Losses: 5
League: Western Buckeye League Co-Champ
Coach: Dean White

W
73-68
    Lima Shawnee OIOpponent Info:
League: Miami Valley League

L
45-47
    Coldwater* OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 11 Losses: 10
League: Western Buckeye League
Coach: Charlie Maier

W
75-67
    Dayton Dunbar OIOpponent Info:
League: Dayton City League

L
80-92
    Wapakoneta* OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

W
57-54
    Lima Senior
L
58-77
    St. Marys* OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 5 Losses: 14
League: Western Buckeye League
Coach: Ray Graves

W
86-65
    Van Wert* OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

W
90-59
    Ottawa-Glandorf* OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 1 Losses: 18 Class AA
League: Western Buckeye League
Coach: Chick McMillan

W
79-62
  H Lima Central Catholic OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 14 Losses: 6 Class AA
League: Miami Valley League
Coach: Bob Fisher

W
66-62
  Defiance Ottawa-Glandorf+ OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 1 Losses: 18 Class AA
League: Western Buckeye League
Coach: Chick McMillan

W
81-64 (Sectional)
  Defiance Wayne Trace+ OIOpponent Info:
Class AA
League: Green Meadows Conference

W
80-60 (Sectional Final)
  Napoleon Lima Central Catholic+ OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 14 Losses: 6 Class AA
League: Miami Valley League
Coach: Bob Fisher

W
63-57 (District)
  Napoleon Patrick Henry+ TOpponent Info:
Class AA
League: Northern Border League
Tournament: Class AA District Finalist

W
77-68 (District Final) PH was undefeated coming into the game.
  BGSU Rossford+(OT) OIOpponent Info:
Class AA
League: Northern Lakes League

W
67-62 (Regional)
  BGSU Genoa+ OIOpponent Info:
Class AA
League: Suburban Lakes League

W
88-67 (Regional Final) Genoa was undefeated coming into the game.
  St. John Arena Elyria Catholic+ TOpponent Info:
Class AA
League: North Coast League
Coach: Bob Guinta
Tournament: Class AA State Semi-Finalist

W
72-61 (State Semi-Final)
  St. John Arena Columbus Bishop Ready+ TOpponent Info:
Wins: 23 Losses: 3 Class AA
League: Central Catholic League
Coach: Patrick Penn
Tournament: Class AA State Champs

L
66-79 (State Championship)

* indicates a WBL contest | 1973 WBL Standings

Head Coach: Bob Arnzen | Conference: Western Buckeye League | Class AA
Total Points: Delphos St. John's 1,841 (Avg. 70.8) Opponents 1,698 (Avg. 65.3)

Roster

PosNumNameHtGrade 
F  Dan J. Grothouse      
F  John Gerdeman      
C  Phil Markward      
G  Jeff Minnig      
G  Dan A. Grothouse      
   Don Burgei      
   Phil Beckman      
   Rick Reindel      
   Ken Honigford      
   Dave Stahlkamp      
   Len Klaus      
   Tom Grothouse      
   Don Alt      
   Roch Wurst      

Individual Honors

All-WBL Team
Dan J. Grothouse - 1st Team
Jeff Minnig - 2nd Team
John Gerdeman - Honorable Mention
Phil Markward - Honorable Mention

All-Ohio
Dan J. Grothouse - Honorable Mention All-State

State Tournament Team
Dan J. Grothouse - State Tournament Team
Dan A. Grothouse - State Tournament Team

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