On The Horizon: OCC-Central title race wide open

The Patriots Act

The OCC-Central division race took a wild turn on Tuesday night when Olentangy Liberty (10-1) took down Dublin Coffman (8-2) at home, 61-50. Liberty’s victory caused a tie at the top of the division, between them and the aforementioned Shamrocks. Let’s not get carried away too easily, though. This is not a two horse race. Just one game behind, surprising Westland (7-2), Upper Arlington (6-5) and Thomas Worthington (8-2), respectively, look to claw their way to the top of the division. The Cougars and Cardinals come into tomorrow with home games, as Westland takes on rival Central Crossing (2-8) while Thomas hosts Liberty. Upper Arlington travels north to take on Coffman, in another game that could change the course of the season.

City-League Roundup

State powerhouse Northland extended their 96 game league winning streak in a thrilling overtime victory over Brookhaven, 63-61. The Vikings erased an 11 point deficit mid-way through the fourth quarter to secure the win. Despite Randall Clarkson’s 23 points. the Bearcats just didn’t have enough down the stretch to close it out. For Brookhaven, the loss now knocks them down to third in the North division, as surprising Centennial has raced out to a 6-0 start in league play. The Stars took down Brookhaven earlier this year, 62-60. Northland and Centennial will likely come into their Jan. 25th matchup both undefeated, adding to an already exciting City League basketball season.

Check back tomorrow for more high-school basketball coverage from around the area!

Written by: Zach Fleer @YS614