Tuesday night girl's regional's and boy's district semi's
Wed, 07 Mar 2012 05:41:24 GMT —
Not only was it Super Tuesday in the political theater but on the basketball court.
The high school girl's were playing in the regional semi-finals, while the Division IV boy's played in the district semi-finals.
At Ohio Northern University the Rogers Rams were down eleven in the fourth quarter, only to cut the lead to two with 17-seconds left.
Junior Cha'ron Sweeney had an open look at a step back three pointer for the lead but missed, Lima Bath got the rebound and the win, 63-59.
"We (were) down and the girl's showed a lot of heart and fought back," said Rogers coach Lamar Smith. "I'm proud of them and what they did this year."
The City League champs finish the season 19-5.
In the second game at ONU, Archbold suffered their first loss of the season. The Streaks lost to Caite Craft and the Liberty-Benton Eagles, 40-32.
In Division I, there was no drama at the Sullivan Center at Central Catholic.
Perrysburg managed to shoot only 10 of 37 from the field as Notre Dame cruised to a 44-28 win.
Cat Wells led all scorers with 16 points.
On the boy's side, Toledo Christian and New Riegel played in the opener of the Division IV district semi-finals at Lakota.
TC built a slight lead in the fourth quarter only to see New Riegel's Cody Kinn tie it late in the fourth with 2 of his 17 points.
The Eagles Josh Winzeler had a chance to win it with a jumper just before the final horn but came up short and the game went to overtime tied at 51.
In OT, Domique Pittman drove the lane for a lay-up that put Toledo Christian ahead for good, giving the Eagles a 57-52 win.
"We got good senior leadership," said junior Eric Cellier, who led all scorers with 27 points. "It was a good win for us."
"Seven out of the last eight years we've been in the district final," said TC head coach Dave McWhinnie. "I think there is a lot of experience. Our kids last year played in the regional finals and picked up a lot of experience. We want to hopefully bring that with us Friday night."
It will be an all-Toledo Area Athletic Conference district final on Friday night, as Maumee Valley beat Tiffin Calvert 58-51 in the second game at Lakota.