It’s that time of the year again! No, we’re still about a week away from the Maddness that the NCAA will provide, but there is still a lot of action taking place right here in Central Ohio with many local high school basketball teams making a run at a state championship!
Be sure to lock in with us online and on-air as our very own DJ Mr King keeps you update throughout the OHSSA State Playoffs!
EASTMOOR 54 – DeSALES 51
Eastmoor defeated Deslaes in overtime, 54-51, in the Division II district semifinals Tuesday night. Junior guard Taevion Kinsey hit two clutch free throws with six seconds left to lead the Warriors to the upset victory of second seeded Stallions.
Eastmoor advances to the district finals to take on No. 1 South for the third time this season. Handing South its only loss of the season on the road, Eastmoor will look to keep the momentum rolling against the Bulldogs. Friday’s Division II district final will take place at Worthington Kilbourne at 6 p.m.
SOUTH 59 – WATTERSON 46
No. 1 South punched its third-straight ticket to the Division II district finals in a 59-46 win over No. 12 Bishop Watterson.
BLOOM CARROLL 51 – JOHNSTOWN 38
Going 22-of-28 at the free throw line, No. 6 Bloom-Carroll took down No. 5 Johnstown, 51-38. With the win, No. 5 Bloom-Carroll advances to its first Division II district final since 2014 where the Bulldogs will take on No. 7 Heath.
HEATH 56 – LINDEN-MCKINLEY 35
No. 7 Heath stayed hot on Tuesday, ending No. 10 Linden-McKinley’s Cinderella run, knocking down nine threes in a 56-35 win. Tuesday’s win as the Bulldogs’ third-straight over a City League opponent in the district tournament, as Friday’s district final will be a bit different of a matchup.
DUBLIN COFFMAN 71 – PICKERINGTON CENTRAL 68
NEWARK 72 – REYNOLDSBURG 40
Dublin Coffman beat Pickerington Central Tuesday night at Otterbien University on an incredible three-point buzzer beater 71-68 to advance to the Regional Finals. The Shamrocks will face #1 ranked Newark, who defeated Reynoldsburg 72-40 to extend their undefeated season to 26-0.
Independence and Hartley girls both fall in Regional Semifinals.
Despite a 13-point effort by Sadera Johnson, Independence lost to Dayton Carroll (23-4) in a Division II regional semifinal at Springfield.
Hartley lost their Division II regional semifinal to Tri-Valley in Zanesville 43-38 despite a tie game with 1:23 left
Sources: 270Hoops.com, Disptach.com