Central Catholic High School player DeShone Kiser (14) runs into the defense of Bowsher High School players Nate Allen (23) and Aundre Kizer (2) during the third quarter.
Bowsher’s best basketball season in school history will continue to Saturday’s Division I boys district final, but the Rebels didn’t make it by much.
Their 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter dwindled to just three in the closing seconds, and they had survive a potential game-tying 3-point try by Central Catholic with 2 seconds remaining to take a 63-60 victory in Thursday night’s district semifinals at Savage Arena.
“I was very nervous, no doubt,” Bowsher coach Joe Guerrero said. “We’re usually good at the end of games, and that’s something we have to work on and get better. READ MORE.
TONTOGANY — Perrysburg senior Matt Kaczinski knows his role on the boys basketball team, so when he found himself open for a jumper late in Thursday’s Division I district semifinal, he knew what to do.
“Coaches say every day in practice that midrange is my shot, and that’s pretty much all I work on in the offseason,” Kaczinski said. “I just came around off a pick and was confident, and it went in.”
Kaczinksi’s shot put Perrysburg up one over Findlay with 1 minute, 41 seconds, left and the Yellow Jackets held on to win 41-38. READ MORE.
PHOTO GALLERY: Perrysburg downs Findlay in D-I semifinal
Ottawa-Glandorf knew changes were in order during the second half of a Division III boys district basketball semifinal with Archbold on Thursday evening if it had any chance of moving on. The Titans did just that to overcome a seven-point halftime deficit and pull off a 53-46 comeback victory over the Blue Streaks.
Defending state champion O-G will take on Paulding in a district final on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Stroh Center. Paulding controlled its game with Liberty Center and came away a 53-36 winner.
Nathan Craft hit 9 of 13 field goals, scored 19 points, and led the Eagles (19-4) to a win in a Division III boys basketball district semifinal at Ohio Northern University. Also, Connor McCreary scored 14 points and Logan Sager added 10 as Colonel Crawford (19-5) won its D-III district semifinal. READ MORE
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