The South High Bulldogs advanced to the Ohio High School Boys Basketball State Finals Thursday night after they defeated Thornville Sheridan 77-55 at the Schottenstein Center.
The Bulldogs were led in scoring by senior forward Alvin Byrd who had 18 point and four rebounds. TaQuan Simington added 16 points and seven rebounds while Trevell Adams has 13 and Tre Watkins 12.
The win marks South’s first trip to the state championship since 1986. The Bulldogs are seeking their first tile since 1965.
Head coach Ramon Spears said after the game that the magical run of the Bulldogs this year is bigger than this team.
“It’s about our community,” said Spears whose team is 28-1 on the year. “At the end of it all we want to bring this thing for the entire South High community.”
The Bulldogs will face Trotwood, who beat Akron Buchtel 102-72 in the semifinal, Saturday at 2pm at the Schottenstein Center.